The “evil” bosses on David’s work with the entity and this offer for Andy
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Evil Season 3 Episode 2 “The Demon of Memes.”]
David (Mike Colter) finds a way to escape the monotony of 6 a.m. mass and listen to confessions in the latest episode of Badwhile Kristen (Katja Herbers) and Andy (Patrick Brammall) will now be able to afford the work they need to do on their house… but that money comes from an obscure source.
David returns to his room where Victor Leconte (Brian D’Arcy James) is waiting for him. He’s working with the Vatican’s secret service, the Entity, with an offer that will allow David to do what he became a priest for: serve God, do good in the world, and fight evil. He will receive a call asking him to complete a task without asking questions, preceded by a sentence in Latin. He can’t tell anyone. It is up to him to answer if he answers. When the calls come from “A Friend”, David says yes.
Why? “I’m thinking about boredom,” co-creator Robert King told TV Insider. “A priest came to tell us about his early years as a priest – I think he was a priest for 20 years, Father Jim – and he was talking about how he was so excited about becoming a priest in because of his idea of taking on injustice, doing good for the world, but then he got into it and he had mass at 6 in the morning, he had all these confessions that bored him to death . And so ultimately you think you’re going to change the world and then what you do is you’re just a small part of a bureaucracy.
It also allows them to take David somewhere else. “Look, we’re playing Mike Colter as the superhero, Luke Cage, so the very fact that he’s a priest is comical and yet there’s an opportunity within the church to explore that part of John le Carré “, continued Robert King.
David’s first missions with the Entity involve collecting a bible from a church, then traveling to a hotel room to administer the last rites – under the guise of Father Michael – to a dying man. After that, he must find a postcard in the room and leave the door open on his way out. A man insists on paying him on the way out. Later, Victor tells her that the man was poisoned by someone trying to stop him from delivering a message. The Entity deals with humans who need to be stopped, and the postcard is needed to save a messenger: the prophet Grace (Li Jun Li), whom David once met and who was deported to China and lost in a labor camp. The postcard will tell them if there is a chance to save her. As for that money that David received? Victor examines the writing on it and tells him good job and they’ll be in touch.
Elsewhere in “The Demon of Memes”, Andy is recruited by “Eddie”, who is actually Edward (Tim Matheson), with Leland (Michael Emerson) and Sheryl (Christine Lahti) listening in on the Zoom call, to show him the ropes. of career. Nepal, in exchange for the purchase of his company. And Andy and Kristen can’t say no to the money, especially with the moans and blood coming out of the toilet. He will be absent for three months.
But why does Leland (who encourages Edward to increase the financial incentive offer) want Andy out? Is it because of Kristen or something related to Andy himself and something in Nepal? “I would say it’s mostly about Kristen. Andy isn’t a big plus when it comes to Leland,” co-creator Michelle King said.
Robert King added: ‘I think he wants this house to be off axis, unstable, partly because of that and partly because of [Kristen and Andy’s daughter] Lexis [Maddy Crocco] and what they believe Lexis can bring to the demonic structure, the hierarchy of our show mythology. Lexis seems to be the key, so not having a father there throws this family one more hurdle.
Sheryl also wants Andy gone, so this trip brings her “in the center of this family more because she needs more and if dad was home she wouldn’t need it as much,” Robert explained. King.
And his family is very important to Sheryl, which is why she’s staying with Leland…for now? “I need Leland. Kristen’s husband threatened to cut me off from the family because he thinks I’m a bad influence. My family means everything to me so I’ll do anything I can to stop this from happening so I need a job I need an apartment – he’s kicking me out of the house – I I need money so I need Leland so I think I’m trying to pretend he has power over me but I think because I’m the head of this seal I know, whether he knows it or not, that ultimately he comes down,” Lahti said.