Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018)
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Special Agent Fisher is tracking Ash. Pablo gets his first taste of blood in a manic showdown, and a revelation changes Kelly's life forever.


M.J. Bassett (as Michael J. Bassett)


Dominic Dierkes, Sam Raimi (developed for television by) | 5 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Bruce Campbell ... Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Ray Santiago ... Pablo Simon Bolivar
Dana DeLorenzo ... Kelly Maxwell
Jill Marie Jones ... Amanda Fisher
Lucy Lawless ... Ruby Knowby (credit only)
Mimi Rogers ... Suzy Maxwell
Damien Garvey ... Mr. Roper
Phil Peleton ... Kelly's Father
Andrew Grainger Andrew Grainger ... Lieutenant Boyle
Joseph Wycoff ... Phil
Jacque Drew Jacque Drew ... June
Zhi Wen Gong Zhi Wen Gong ... Sketch Artist


Pablo and Ash help Kelly who is worried about a strange call from her father and the sudden return of her lost mother, who was feared dead months ago. Ash remains suspicious of the mother, believing she's a Deadite impostor. Meanwhile, Amanda follows leads that Ash Williams is behind the recent deaths and strange happenings around town, and decides to track him down. Ash and Pablo arrive at Kelly's father's house to find Kelly's mother acting normal. However, after being provoked at the dinner table by Ash, Kelly's mother reveals herself as a Deadite. Written by Larry B.

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The bookstore's business card lists the address as 1973 Olds Road. Ash's car (a Sam Raimi trademark) is a 1973 Oldsmobile. See more »


After they leave the bookstore, Ash says he handcuffed Det. Fisher to a table. When we see Fisher a few moments later she is actually handcuffed to a shelving unit. See more »


Pablo Simon Bolivar: If Kelly's mom is one of them, why wouldn't she have killed her *before* we got here?
Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams: Because she's trying to reel in the bigger fish, don't you get it? If you snag a little fish, you're not gonna eat it, no. You use it as a bait fish to catch the whale.
[awkward pause]
Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams: I'm the whale, Pablo.
Pablo Simon Bolivar: Yeah, I got that.
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References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »


Knife Edge
Lyrics by Greg Lake (uncredited) and Richard Fraser, music attributed to Leos Janácek (uncredited) and Johann Sebastian Bach (uncredited)
Performed by Emerson Lake and Palmer
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Let the chainsaw do the talking.
17 January 2018 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

This engaging second episode of the series finds Ash, Pablo, and Kelly going to her house, where her long unseen Mom (guest star Mimi Rogers) has just made an appearance. Ash has to counsel Kelly: looks can be deceiving, and in the current climate, Mom just might be a Deadite. After all, us fans of the film series know that a Deadite can reappear as normal at will.

Pablo commits his first badass act, as he quickly adapts to the horrific state of things, and he and Kelly get fully on board with helping Ash vanquish Evil. This will start with taking the Necronomicon Ex Mortis to a local bookstore to be translated. And Trooper Fisher is seen briefly as she picks up Ash's trail.

Fortunately, 'Bait' keeps the momentum going after a rollicking debut episode. Following Sam Raimis' example, writer Dominic Dierkes and director Michael J. Bassett provide us with the expected amount of both peaks and valleys. We always know that there's going to be one jolt around the corner, and won't have to wait for very long. To that end, it's a good thing that this is a half-hour series. The energy doesn't get a chance to wane.

Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, and Dana DeLorenzo are all in fine form, while Rogers does what she can with such a brief role. The character Ruby Knowby doesn't turn up in this episode.

Among the guffaw-inducing lines:

A witness, responding to a sketch of Ash: "He looks way dumber in real life, but that's REAL close."

Eight out of 10.

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7 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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