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Evil - How to Save a Life - Review: We Are Getting Closer

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Evil is a masterclass of a series with Its ability to mix mystery, horror, and dark comedy. The show’s distinctive marks—both literal and metaphorical—resonate deeply, leaving viewers with lasting impressions. From its exploration of mysterious phenomena like injection bruises and claw marks to its chilling imagery and character experiences, Evil captivates with its clever and strange storytelling. 

Evil consistently delivers engaging and memorable episodes and this week is no exception. David, using his remote view power, spent the entire episode trying to save a man from killing himself and his family after the loss of his son in a car accident. Just have to note the powerful performances from the supporting cast as well in this episode. 

"How to Save a Life” – EVIL, Pictured: Mike Colter as David Acosta. Photo: Alyssa Longchamp./Paramount+ ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Kristen was very weird during David’s birthday celebration, getting real close and asking questions about the man in his vision. She even seemed to know he lived in Brooklyn but wanted even more details about him. Something is going on there and I hope we find out what it is very soon. 

We are starting to see Ben crack with everything that has been going on in his life. I wish he would open up to the team more about what he is facing, especially with David being more open now. One thing that made me belly laugh was when David was trying to focus his remote viewing but instead saw Kristen at home about to get in the shower. I want these two together so badly. 

"How to Save a Life” – EVIL, Pictured: Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard. Photo: Alyssa Longchamp./Paramount+ ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
While David gave us the emotionally heavy aspect of the episode, Sheryl gave us the more light heartedness with her plan to baptize baby Timothy. Luckily her plan worked and it seems Leland may be in some serious trouble. I appreciate Sheryl confessing to David and I know technically he cannot tell her what happened but he breaks the rules often, so he needs to tell her. 

Evil stands out not only for its storytelling but also for its impressive filmmaking. The show's visual cleverness shines through in its use of frame space and editing, which effectively brings its surreal elements to life. The unique and darkly humorous monsters add to the show's distinctiveness, as do the ever-changing title screens. 

The cast’s performances are equally impressive. Andrea Martin receives deserved acclaim for her portrayal of the unapologetically wacky Sister Andrea. Aasif Mandvi, as Ben, is considered the show’s secret weapon, grounding his seemingly slighter plotlines with consistently excellent performances. Katja Herbers delivers a stunning performance as Kristen, making the character feel real and lived-in. Her ability to convey depth and emotion with just her eyes adds another layer of brilliance to the series. 

"How to Save a Life” – EVIL, Pictured: Andrea Martin as Sister Andrea, Wallace Shawn as Father Ignatious and Christine Lahti as Sheryl Luria. Photo: Elizabeth Fisher./Paramount+ ©2024 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
I really enjoyed this episode but it's hard to find an episode that I haven’t. With this season almost done and it may very well be the last one, Evil has indeed made a lasting impact on the TV landscape with its blend of horror, humor, and visual ingenuity. 

What did you think of the episode Evil fans? Leave a comment and remember to connect with me on X @jereereviews to keep the conversation going.

About the Author - Je-Ree Olenik
Je-Ree is the definition of a Jersey Girl. A true nerd who loves her comics. When not watching tv she is a paralegal by day. She loves writing, reading, binging all the newest shows and spending time with her family. Twitter @jereereviews
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