Here we are. You can’t have a show called The Exorcist without an Exorcism. Seven episodes into the second season, we have our main one. Back at New York Comic Con, I heard the Exorcist showrunners say the danger of having a show about demonic possession and exorcism is that it can easily become a show about men chanting. That this season, they wanted to avoid that. Judging by last night’s episode, they’re succeeding.
When a show suddenly presents a two-hour episode, it usually means something big. Either it’s a climactic moment in the story, a season finale or some other event. Even when it’s not quite as big as that, there’s usually a clear reason for a two-hour show. In the past, Once Upon a Time has used its double-episode nights to move the story forward with one and tell a longer standalone fairy tale with the other, like they did with the Mulan and Merida story from season five.
The Professor Pyg arc had so much promise. The TV ads leading up to the villain’s first episode promised a terrifying new threat on the streets of Gotham. Those ads turned out to be scarier than anything on the show. Pyg’s design was still unsettling. How can a man wearing a pig head not be? But the show never tried to flex its horror muscles with the character. It did a much better job of that with Scarecrow at the beginning of the season.
Because that’s exactly what I would do if I had to put that thing together. I mean, i kind of did. At an old job where I had to make up testimonials, I wrote one credited to Laura P. from North Bend, WA.
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