Next month, Bruce Campbell will make his long-awaited return as Ash Williams in Ash vs. Evil Dead, a ten-episode series produced by Starz. Campbell’s Evil Dead cohorts Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are also on board for the new show, with Raimi directing the pilot episode.
While the overall plot for Ash vs. Evil Dead had been a well-guarded secret, Starz’s sister network Encore has released descriptions and titles for nine out of the ten episodes of the season. Before we go any further, you need to understand that these episode synopses spell out the major story beats of the first season. These are not minor revelations, so consider this your final SPOILER WARNING!
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Ep 101 – El Jefe
Ash is baaack! 30 years after his last Deadite fight, badass blowhard Ash Williams unleashes the Evil in an act of stoned stupidity, bringing Deadite mayhem into his life again.
Ep 102 – Bait
Special Agent Fisher is tracking Ash. Pablo gets his first taste of blood in a manic battle, and a revelation changes Kelly’s life forever.
Ep 103 – Books From Beyond
A mysterious woman finds the destruction at Kelly’s parents’ farm. Meanwhile, Ash, Pablo and Kelly reach Books from Beyond with the Necronomicon and Fisher finds herself in another terrifying, inexplicable situation.
Ep 104 – Brujo
Ruby helps Fisher and reveals her family’s connection to the Evil Dead. Ash and team follow a clue from the demon Eligos, but Kelly pays a price.
Ep 105 – The Host
Kelly’s current state puts others in jeopardy. This forces Pablo to make a brave move and Ash to reveal a new side to his character. Ruby and Fisher join forces in pursuit of Ash.
Ep 106 – The Killer of Killers
Thanks to his drug-induced vision, Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon. Pablo and Kelly notice something ominous. Ash promises to visit Lem, but Fisher shows up for an almighty showdown with her former boss.
Ep 107 – Fire In The Hole
Ash, Pablo and Kelly, now joined by Fisher, arrive at the survivalist camp in the midst of chaos and must go to extreme measures to escape. Meanwhile, more is revealed of Ruby’s mission.
Ep 108 – Ashes To Ashes
Ash attempts to bury the book to end the Evil, but first he must contend with other, more physical things from his past. Fisher faces a horrific change in Ash.
Ep 109 – Bound In The Flesh
Ash battles someone all too familiar, and later hears a message from the Necronomicon. Meanwhile, the deadliest Deadite attacks.
The name and the description of the final episode of the season was not included in the initial batch of titles and descriptions, presumably to preserve some secrets for the show itself.
Ash vs. Evil Dead also features Lucy Lawless as Ruby, Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell. The series will debut on Saturday, October 31 on Starz, and Campbell has hinted that more seasons could follow.
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