Synopsis: Ash, distraught about losing Pablo is determined to bring him back! Ruby and Kelly tag along as they travel back in time to make sure young Ash never sees the Necronomicon. But the butterfly effect they create is something no one can believe.
Review: Ash and the gang time travel back to 1982 in the hopes that preventing young Ash from opening the book will prevent the death of Pablo.
However as Ash soon finds. If he doesn’t open the book. Someone else will have to. In this case a college professor whose wife is possessed by the books main demon.
As you’d expect this episode has lots of references. As well as a quick blink and you miss it one to ‘Back To The Future’ as the speedometer is gradually climbing to 85 miles per hour. Doesn’t quite make it though. At least not on camera, but we do the the homeless guy on stand by, which is another clever reference.
It doesn’t take long for Ash, Ruby and Kelly to become separated. Ash winds up in the now well broken in cabin while Kelly and Ruby try to evade demonic trees.
Back at the Cabin. Ash is trying to save a young lady called Tanya from the professor, but rather stupidly releases the professors possessed wife.
This is an enjoyable half hour with some great one liners and lots of gore.
We also have the first ever reference to ‘Evil Dead 3’ aka ‘Army Of Darkness’ when Ash brings up time travel to the others. This felt a little odd given that the shows creators were adamant about this show just being spun off from the first two ‘Evil Dead’ films. I’d be interested to learn what it was that changed their minds about that.
We’re even left with a cliffhanger that should tie us all over until next weeks season two finale, which I hope is a good one.
The question is though. If Ash is able to save Pablo. What will it cost him and his friends as things move on into the third season of the show?
- Blood & Gore9.6
- Incidental Music9.5