Ruby’s latest creation is her most diabolical plan yet to turn Brandy against Ash; Pablo suspects something isn’t right with Kelly when she meets him and Ash at the school; chaos ensues when evil shows up at the dance.
Episode 7: Twist and Shout Preview
As Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 3 comes to a close, fans patiently await the future of this iconic franchise. While the future is uncertain, the final episodes of the season are quite possibly the strongest in series history, and potentially Bruce Campbell’s finest work. The one-dimensional hero of virtue is placed with a very real, perhaps mortal version of our beloved Ash Williams, which may, in the end, lead to his downfall. But that is the magic of this series which refuses to die, nothing is ever certain, and “Evil Dead” personifies the idea of “never say never” surviving by the power of its fandom and unforgettable characters.
The transformation of Ash Williams done so in a logical manner, and emotional weight placed on the character is almost indescribable. Gone are the cheesy (yet always appreciated one-liners), in this episode Ash must confront true, serious “evil” that goes beyond the world of the undead and into a personal realm. Evil manifests it our every day lives, and no other episode truly captures the humanistic expression of evil quite like Twist and Shout.
The events which play out in Episode 7: Twist and Shout once again turn the entire franchise on its proverbial head, demonstrating that once again “nothing” is off-limits in this insane universe. Episode 7 is perhaps the pinnacle of the series, a defining moment in the life of Ash Williams and continues to build on the endless layers of “Kandarian Lore” which allow for this franchise to continue in its “multiverse” format. Another beauty of this franchise is that “plot holes” are often logically placed, and that even the last motion picture could easily enter into this “universe” at any moment.
Fans of “Evil Dead” and even those yearning for a novel approach to television are doing themselves and the artwork of the medium a disservice by not watching this show. For those looking for a powerful, memorable moment in this medium’s history, now is the time to make a final push to ensure Ash vs Evil Dead’s future.
It cannot be stressed enough that this episode will forever leave a lasting impression on how those view the character of “Ash Williams” as truly a flawed, cursed hero who has been perhaps broken for the final time. It is easy sometimes to get caught up in “humor” of this franchise, but the creative team shines in Episode 7, reminding us, the viewer, that Ash’s never-ending war does have consequences, and in war nothing is off-limits.
A peek into the future reveals another “reality” of the “Evil Dead” universe….begging the question is “death” permanent (or a banishment to another realm….)? Ash vs. Evil Dead is at its best when it leaves you in complete utter shock, and Episode 7 is complete brilliance. It will leave you questioning what “reality” is “real” but challenges the “King” on an entirely deeper level. A sense of reality is injected into the surreal world that is “Evil Dead” bringing the series to its highest point, which we hope is just the start of an even grander future (or road to the final destination)…. The one constant in this entire saga is the brilliance of Bruce Campbell, who has embodied and defined Ash Williams in a manner that makes him an iconic treasure. Hardcore and casual fans alike need to make a loud statement that the show must go on, and Ash must continue, as no one will ever be able to emulate this one-dimensional yet complex anti-hero as well as Bruce Campbell.