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I guess there’s really no other way this season of The Exorcist could have gone, huh? Even a few hours removed from the second season finale, I’m still processing it. Over its second season, The Exorcist became one of my favorite shows. It’s first had some problems, and you could see them addressing each one in the second. There were no close-ups of bad CGI birds, no cutting away from the action to focus on something completely unrelated. This season used the time it had to make us care about each one of the characters, which only made it scarier when things started going bad.That does mean there wasn’t as much time to focus on on the larger demon conspiracy plot. Some episodes had more of it than others, but that story didn’t really go anywhere this season. It was very much a secondary plot. In that way, Andy’s story might have been too good this season. Once an episode started to focus on Andy and the kids, we really didn’t want to hear about anything else. Especially once things started getting scary. Cutting away to an unrelated demon conspiracy would have killed the tension those island scenes worked so hard to build. So while the larger overarching plot may not have moved forward all that much this season, it’s OK. It just means they came up with a great 10-episode arc that was even better. The downside is that the opening scene of the finale isn’t quite as effective as they wanted it to be. The episode opens on Bennett in the hospital. In his weakened state, someone puts a demonic urn under his bed. This sets up something later in the episode. It’s supposed to sit in the back of your mind, letting a sense of dread grow, making you wonder when the show will return to it. It doesn’t really do that. Again, once we get back to the island, you really don’t care about anything else. It still pays off though. Maybe not as much as it could have, but there is still a great scare at the end.Ben Daniels, Zuleikha Robinson and Alfonso Herrera (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)On the island, we pick right back up with Marcus as he drags Andy through the woods. Tomas meets back up with him, revealing that Mouse has come along too. Marcus recognizes Mouse instantly, and this episode does some great character work between the two of them. The fact that she’s become an exorcist fills Marcus with regret, and he’s horrified when she suggests killing Andy to destroy the demon. What follows is an emotional and well-acted philosophical debate. That’s really hard for a TV show to pull off, but The Exorcist accomplishes it by keeping the argument short and the stakes high. With Rose and the kids off the island, the police aren’t far away. They don’t have time to complete the exorcism, and the real Andy is holding the demon inside him, preventing it from escaping and hurting anyone else. Tomas, to Marcus’s protest, goes inside Andy’s mind to offer himself to the demon as bait.The scene inside Andy’s mind is some great haunted house horror. It’s the same set as Andy’s house, but something’s clearly wrong. Creepy paintings line the walls and shadowy figures walk the halls. Andy’s inside and he’s able to defeat the creature with the bat, but every time he does, he says, it comes back stronger. Then he gets pulled through a door and Marcus is alone with Demon Nikki. This is the scene that gives you everything you expect to see from an Exorcist series. The demon twists its body into unnatural shapes and crab walks through the hall. It legitimately made me jump when the thing charged at the screen. Tomas runs into the creepy art room, where a cut-open, weakened Andy sits. Tomas offers to save him by accepting the demon into his body. Andy says that was never part of the deal. Before Tomas can convince him, the paintings in the room start melting. The demon is there, looking as horrifying as ever. Tomas offers himself up to the demon, who comes so close to integrating with the priest. We even see the second eye appear on real-world Tomas.John Cho (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)That’s when the episode delivers its big shock. After season one, when Marcus and Tomas exorcised an integrated demon from Angela Rance, we figured they could do anything. Sure, this demon was old and powerful, but we were sure the exorcism had to work eventually somehow. But they don’t save Andy. As soon as the demon releases its hold on him to possess Tomas, Andy begs Marcus to kill him. After a whole episode of arguing that exorcists shouldn’t be executioners, Marcus proves Mouse’s point. He kills Andy and the demon dies with him. The second eye drains from Tomas’s. I guess there was no way this season was going to end happily for Andy. He’d killed and hurt too many people. He wasn’t going to finish this season out on an idyllic porch somewhere with his family. That didn’t stop his death from being any less of a surprise. Marcus and Tomas have always found other ways to defeat a demon, but sometimes there is no other way.After 40 minutes of terror, the episode spent the rest of its time letting the audience come down. Well, most of it anyway. Rose gives the police a story about how Andy killed Harper’s mom in self-defense, but snapped and went on an unhinged violent rampage after that. She’s commended for taking care of the kids through all of it. Tomas delivers a message for Rose and each of the kids that Andy gave him before he died. Each one is personal and encouraging and lovely. I almost, almost, teared up. That comes later. This season did a fantastic job of making us care about each one of these kids. For most of the season, it amped up the horror significantly. In the finale, it made for the most cathartic, heartwarming ending. They spend most of the episode worrying that they’ll be split apart. Rose goes to pick up Truck from the psychiatric facility and says she’s found a home for him. It turns out to be her home, and what’s more than that, she’s taken in all of Andy’s kids. She’s keeping the family together. It was at this moment that someone started cutting onions in my living room. Damn Exorcist, this is not the emotion I expect to get from you.Brianna Hildebrand, Guest star Beatrice Kitsos, guest star Cyrus Arnold, guest star Hunter Dillon, guest star Alex Barima and Li Jun Li (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)Even with the happy ending, remember this is still a horror movie. And like any good horror movie it can’t end without giving you one final scare. Remember the opening scene with Bennett? Even though it was mostly forgotten until now, it’s still used to great effect when it gets brought back up. As he opens his eyes on the hospital bed, we see that a demon has fully taken him over. Next, we see a long, slow, silent shot of a nurse walking down the hall, checking every room. The whole time you know something’s going to happen, just not when. Just when the terror can’t be built any higher, we see Bennett emerge with a giant pair of scissors. It’s a brilliant recreation of Exorcist III‘s most famous jumpscare. Just like that classic scene, it cuts away to a headless statue. The decapitation is left to our imagination, where it’s more horrific than anything the TV show could have shown us.There are clearly plans for season three, whether the show gets one or not. Where Andy’s family got to stay together after his death, Marcus and Tomas don’t. Marcus is dealing with the guilt of killing Andy and decides he has to go his own way for a while. It’s sad to see the pair split up like this and it’s made even sadder when Mouse finds Tomas pacing around his hotel room, sure that Marcus will come back. She tells him she doesn’t think hi is this time, and the two new partners set off together. But don’t worry. Marcus will be reunited with Tomas sooner rather than later. The season ends with Marcus hearing the voice of God for the first time in years. We don’t know what God said to him, but we know it was a warning. About Tomas. It’s a strong ending to a fantastic second season for The Exorcist. It’s also a promise that even if season two didn’t do much with the demon conspiracy arc, it will play a much larger role in season three. Assuming we get one. You listening Disney? You can’t leave horror fans hanging like this. Stay on target 7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were GreatThe 11 Scariest Religious Horror Movies