Mike gets menaced, Parker tries to talk Jacob down and it is revealed Jacob is a medical school dropout as well as a disaffected rich kid suffering from affluenza. Carroll is planning something. Roderick gets into the FBI investigation in his role as town Sheriff. Flashbacks to Hardy as a teenager show his dad’s murder and just what he did to avenge it. This was good.
“Shut your mouth right now, you sick little girl.”
“Joe Carroll and his house of psychos.”
“He’s a generic white guy.”
“Did you just give Joe’s religion a name?”
The End Is Near
Joe torments a couple he holds captive. There is stabbing, screaming, shooting and Emma smirks. Jacob just wants to leave. Emma strikes again. Debra Parker is in peril. This was good.
“None of this is what I thought it was going to be.”
“Are you worried that there might be a cult lurking in your town?”
The Final Chapter
Weston and Hardy capture a cultist and beat the snot out of him to find Agent Parker. But Hardy can’t escape the manpain Joe wants to rain down on him. The rest of the cult is nowhere to be seen. Hardy is cracking, Joe’s crazy and someone was left to die in a pit. Joe’s big plan is all about him, Emma annoys and Hardy mocks Joe’s writing and Poe obsession. Claire has no agency. Joe gets violent when Hardy belittles Poe and a big fist fight breaks out. Plus there is fire. There is a big climax and then a twist ending. This was good. So what will happen in season 2? Is Carroll dead? What will become of Molly and Emma who have all the appeal of warm cardboard? Will Hardy become even more morally controversial? Did Claire know what Carroll was up to during the original murder spree? Are the cult really scattered or is there no shortage of crazy people out to get Hardy? Why do people worship the immoral evil Carroll?
“We’re not gonna kill you. But we are gonna get really, really close.”
“Do shut up.”
“This is not on you...I am not our fault.”
“I have been stabbed with both a knife and a fork.”
“I’m so bored with you and Edgar Allan Poe.”
“Kill him! Go kill him!”
“Is he dead?”