Evil (TV series)

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Evil
Genre
Created by
Starring
ComposerDavid Buckley
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes37
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Robyn-Alain Feldman
  • Aurin Squire
  • Patricia Ione Lloyd
  • Thomas J. Whelan
Editors
  • Matt Kregor
  • Marnee Meyer
  • Dan Erickson
  • Ryan Allen
  • James W. Harrison, III
  • Wadeh Arraf
Running time40–57 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkCBS
ReleaseSeptember 26, 2019 (2019-09-26) –
January 30, 2020 (2020-01-30)
NetworkParamount+
ReleaseJune 20, 2021 (2021-06-20) –
present (present)

Evil is an American supernatural drama television series created by Robert and Michelle King that premiered on September 26, 2019, on CBS, before moving to Paramount+ for subsequent seasons. It features an ensemble cast led by Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, and Aasif Mandvi as three individuals from vastly different backgrounds who are tasked by the Catholic Church to investigate possible supernatural incidents.

The series is produced by CBS Studios and King Size Productions. The series was filmed in Astoria, NY and Brooklyn, NY.[1] In May 2021, it was confirmed that the series would move to Paramount+, where the second season, originally greenlighted in October 2019, premiered on June 20, 2021.[2][3] A third premiered on June 12, 2022, with the series being renewed for a fourth season the following month.[4][5][6] On February 15, 2024, it was announced that the fourth season is scheduled to premiere on May 23, 2024 and that it would be followed by a shortened, four-episode fifth and final season, which is set to premiere the week after the end of season 4.[7][8][9][10]

Evil has received critical acclaim, with particular praise for its performances, characters, writing, direction and cinematography.[11][12][13]

Premise[edit]

Skeptical forensic psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Herbers), Catholic seminarian David Acosta (Colter) and skeptical technology contractor Ben Shakir (Mandvi) are hired by the Catholic Church to investigate purported supernatural events. As time passes, the three find their personal lives increasingly intertwined with such events-and the individuals behind some of the incidents, such as Dr. Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), a rival forensic psychologist who seems obsessed with Kristen and her family.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Katja Herbers as Dr. Kristen Bouchard, a forensic psychologist who made a career as an expert witness, and is offered a new job as assessor by David. An atheist who does not believe in demons or the supernatural, she finds her skepticism tested many times as her new job leads her to walk a thin line between the unexplained and what science can account for.
  • Mike Colter as David Acosta, a former journalist studying to be a Catholic priest. He is an assessor, tasked with investigating and confirming events such as miracles and reports of demons, leading him to enlist the help of both Kristen and Ben. A believer in the existence of both godly and demonic events, he has divine-like visions, which he achieves by taking hallucinogens, and is more inclined than the other two assessors to accept supernatural explanations. In season 3, he completes his training and becomes a priest.
  • Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir, an atheist raised in the religion of Islam who is the team's technical expert and equipment handler. A sarcastic, pragmatic man who looks down on religious institutions and belief in the supernatural, he tries to provide scientific explanations for the events the trio investigates.
  • Kurt Fuller as Dr. Kurt Boggs, a psychiatrist and Kristen's therapist who gradually finds himself involved in some of Kristen's encounters with the supernatural.
  • Marti Matulis as many of the creatures featured in the series, including the following recurring characters:
    • George, a demon who appears to Kristen in her dreams, voiced by an uncredited Euan Morton
    • The "Devil Therapist" (seasons 1–2), a goat-like demon who is Leland Townsend's therapist, voiced by an uncredited Michael Cerveris
    • The "Manager Demon" (season 3), a five-eyed goat-like demon who is Sheryl's work supervisor, voiced by an uncredited Kevin Chapman
  • Brooklyn Shuck as Lynn Bouchard, Kristen's eldest daughter
  • Skylar Gray as Lila Bouchard, Kristen's second daughter
  • Maddy Crocco as Lexis Bouchard, Kristen's third daughter
  • Dalya Knapp as Laura Bouchard, Kristen's youngest daughter
  • Christine Lahti as Sheryl Luria, Kristen's mother. She is originally supportive of Kristen, but the two grow apart after she enters a relationship with Leland Townsend, who leads Sheryl to become increasingly involved with the demonic.
  • Michael Emerson as Dr. Leland Townsend, a forensic psychologist who is Kristen's professional rival and seems obsessed with her family. Secretly, he is an expert in the occult who is obsessed with encouraging others to commit evil acts. He looks down on religion and holds particular contempt for David and Sister Andrea. Although he hates being reminded of his origins, he was originally Jake Perry, an insurance adjuster in Des Moines.
  • Ashley Edner as Abbey (season 2; guest season 3), a succubus that taunts Ben during his dreams
  • Andrea Martin as Sister Andrea (seasons 3–4; recurring season 2), a smart, no-nonsense nun who advises David and opposes Townsend. Unlike most humans, she is capable of seeing demons when they walk the living world, and fervently faces them and the humans who worship them, notably Townsend, who immediately comes to hate her.

Recurring[edit]

  • Darren Pettie as Orson LeRoux (seasons 1–2), a convicted serial killer who is evaluated by Kristen
  • Brooke Bloom as Emily LeRoux (seasons 1, 3), Orson LeRoux's wife
  • Danny Burstein as Lewis Cormier (seasons 1, 4), Kristen's former boss and the D.A. of Queens, New York City
  • Boris McGiver as Monsignor Matthew Korecki (seasons 1–3), a distinguished priest who Kristen, David and Ben receive and report their cases to
  • Sohina Sidhu as Karima Shakir, Ben's sister and a tech expert
  • Clark Johnson as Father Amara (season 1), an exorcist and David's spiritual advisor
  • Noah Robbins as Sebastian Lewin (season 1), a young man targeted by Leland Townsend
  • Nora Murphy as Rose390 (seasons 1–2), a young girl avatar in a video game whose creator attacks David
  • Karen Pittman as Caroline Hopkins (season 1), a woman on whom The Catholic Church performs an exorcism
  • Nicole Shalhoub as Vanessa Dudley (seasons 1–2), one of the co-hosts of the ghost-themed reality show "Gotham Ghosts" and Ben's on-again/off-again girlfriend
  • Li Jun Li as Grace Ling (seasons 1–3), a supposed doomsday prophet under investigation by The Catholic Church
  • Kristen Connolly as Detective Mira Byrd (seasons 1–2), a homicide detective in the NYPD and Kristen's friend
  • Patrick Brammall as Andy Bouchard, Kristen's husband, father of their daughters and a professional climbing guide who is often away from the family
  • Peter Scolari as Bishop Thomas Marx (seasons 1–2), a skeptical Catholic Church official who assigns David's cases prior to his ordination. His appearances in Season 2 were some of Scolari's final performances before his death in 2021.
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry as Renée Harris (seasons 1–2), a defense attorney working for The Catholic Church
  • Taylor Louderman as Malindaz, a popular YouTube beauty vlogger who is one of Townsend's clients
  • Dylan Baker as Father Kay (season 2), one of David's teachers at The Catholic Church
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell as Father Joe Mulvehill (season 2), a spiritually exhausted exorcist suffering from a crisis of faith
  • Stephen Dexter as "Fry Guy" (seasons 2–3), a man that Kristen assaults after he was repeatedly rude to her, leading to the creation of a viral video
  • Brian d'Arcy James as Victor LeConte (seasons 2–3), an agent of The Entity, the Vatican secret service
  • Anthony DeSando as Father Rodrigo Katagas (seasons 2–3), a high-ranking member of The Congregatio pro Doctrina Fidei aka The Holy Office
  • Tim Matheson as Edward Tragoren (seasons 2–3), a sinister business consultant and friend of Townsend who romances Sheryl
  • Wallace Shawn as Father Frank Ignatius (seasons 3–4)

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast releasedNetwork
113September 26, 2019 (2019-09-26)January 30, 2020 (2020-01-30)CBS
213June 20, 2021 (2021-06-20)October 10, 2021 (2021-10-10)Paramount+
310June 12, 2022 (2022-06-12)August 14, 2022 (2022-08-14)
414[8]May 23, 2024 (2024-05-23)August 22, 2024 (2024-08-22)[14]

Season 1 (2019–20)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Genesis 1"Robert KingRobert King & Michelle KingSeptember 26, 2019 (2019-09-26)4.56[15]
Dr. Kristen Bouchard, a psychologist primarily employed by the Queens DA's office, learns that the defendant in her latest trial, Orson LeRoux, is claiming to be demonically possessed in order to claim an insanity plea. When the prosecution refuses to let her conduct further tests and fires her, leaving her unable to finish repaying her student loans, she accepts a job offer from David Acosta, a professional assessor for the Catholic Church, to determine whether or not LeRoux's claims are true. At first, Kristen is concerned that he may, in fact, be possessed, as she begins receiving threatening visits from George, a demon who taunts her for concealing her sexual attraction towards David. However, when LeRoux reveals personal information that Kristen never told him, she discovers that her therapy file was stolen by a man named Leland Townsend, who she deduces has been coaching LeRoux to act possessed. David tells her that "demons" are often just an excuse for evil people like Townsend to justify their immoral acts. Kristen decides to join David's team permanently.
22"177 Minutes"Ron UnderwoodRobert King & Michelle KingOctober 3, 2019 (2019-10-03)4.20[16]
A girl, Naomi Clark, is miraculously revived seconds after her autopsy begins, and David's team is assigned to determine if there was any divine intervention. A review of security footage appears to show the image of a woman who died an hour before Naomi, which Ben suggests could be the result of digital manipulation. The DA initially offers to reinstate Kristen on a two-year contract, but then changes his mind and hires Dr. Townsend instead as her replacement. Kristen's daughter Laura begins to see George in her dreams, terrifying her mother until she discovers (while watching a "scary film" with Laura and her sisters) that George is in fact a fictional character and therefore not real. Based on the video, David determines that the hospital pronounced Naomi dead thirty minutes too early, exposing racist practices that he has Kristen report to a lawyer suing the hospital for malpractice. The image is left unexplained, as the priest overseeing the team's work refuses to discuss it. Later that night, David purchases hallucinogens, which he uses to receive visions from God.
33"3 Stars"Gloria MuzioRockne S. O'BannonOctober 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)3.67[17]
Kristen learns that Townsend intervened in an old case, reversing her expert opinion. David is asked to assess the case of Byron Duke (John Glover), a legendary Broadway producer who sold his soul to a demon named Joe in return for a promise that he would win a Tony Award. Ben and Kristen insist that "Joe" is part of a prank being pulled on Duke by hacking his virtual assistant. However, despite Ben's attempts to trace the hack, Joe manages to enter his house and takes control of his father's virtual assistant, taunting his sister until he destroys the device. With Duke beginning to have a complete mental breakdown, David locates the disgruntled IT tech who originated the prank, but he swears he had nothing to do with hacking Ben's home. Duke subsequently commits suicide after he receives a mysterious email telling him hell is only half full. Kristen uses a deepfake of a conversation she had with Townsend to get the judge to overrule him. David is advised to start writing down his visions which leads to him identifying a puzzle involving the Salvator Mundi and which points to a random area of convergence near New York.
44"Rose390"Peter SollettDavita ScarlettOctober 17, 2019 (2019-10-17)3.74[18]
The McCrystal family requests a formal evaluation of their nine-year old son Eric to settle their belief that he is possessed by a demon, while Kristen believes that he is simply exhibiting common psychopathic behavior. During the evaluation, Eric bonds with David, and he takes the opportunity to try and improve Eric's character by encouraging him to ask God for what he wants most in life. Sheryl buys her granddaughters expensive augmented reality headsets, which include a digital game centered around a mysterious girl, Rose390. The girls become fascinated with the game, which Ben notices. His attempt to remove the game fails, and Rose390 taunts the girls by claiming that their father is dead. Afterward, Kristen takes the headsets away. Eric begins to show improvement, and asks David to teach him how to draw comics. When David arrives, he discovers Eric trying to drown his infant sister and barely saves her life. An emergency exorcism is approved by the Church, but when the team arrives, they realize that the McCrystals murdered Eric, leaving both David and Kristen with immense guilt for failing to save him.
55"October 31"Tess MaloneDewayne Darian JonesOctober 24, 2019 (2019-10-24)3.48[19]
Kristen and Dr. Boggs are forced to weigh in on the Church's decision to perform an exorcism on Caroline Hopkins, a woman demonstrating signs of schizophrenia but also elements associated with demonic possession. Their concerns that Caroline is being tortured and deprived of medical care conflict with the fears of the priests that she will succumb to evil unless the exorcism is properly finished, and both sides argue over what to do. David ultimately cures Caroline by helping her fight off the demonic influence eating at her soul, instantly restoring her sanity. Ben guest-stars on a paranormal "ghost-finders" show, where he exposes the host's use of a chemical projector to fake a ghost sighting. His co-host Vanessa gives him her number afterward. Townsend meets Sheryl at a restaurant, seducing her by playing on her desire for love. While watching her grandchildren for Halloween, a masked guest named Brenda takes advantage of Sheryl's negligence and takes the kids to a graveyard to torment them with the story of a young girl disfigured by her cruel parents. She then disappears, leaving behind only her mask.
66"Let x = 9"Kevin Rodney SullivanAurin SquireNovember 7, 2019 (2019-11-07)3.50[20]
The team is faced with a serious issue confronting the Church: a woman named Grace Ling who claims to be a prophet of God has been making prophecies that line up with a 500-year old codex describing the end of the Church itself. David is tasked with learning whether Grace is truly speaking the word of God, but his superior pressures him to label her a false prophet and discredit her gift. Dr. Boggs teaches Kristen a simple exercise to let her control her dreams, which allows her to deal with the sudden return of George. Sheryl invites Townsend over for dinner, while Kristen visits David while he is under the influence of hallucinogens. When she returns home and sees Townsend playing with her daughters, she takes him out back and slices his neck open, forcing him to leave. She then tries to convince her mother not to see him again. David confronts his superior and learns that the prophecies are not of the Church ending, but the world itself ending. Grace is arrested by immigration officials, and is only able to transcribe part of the remaining texts for the team. Sheryl secretly visits Townsend and they have sex.
77"Vatican III"Jim McKayPatricia Ione LloydNovember 14, 2019 (2019-11-14)3.32[21]
Townsend mentors a young man named Sebastian, telling him to embrace his hateful attitude towards women. A team of assessors arrive from the Vatican to question the team about Grace, and provide them with access to the original codex, parts of which Kristen secretly photographs. During her exorcism, a homemaker named Bridget (Annaleigh Ashford) confesses to several murders while possessed by a demon named Howard. As it is unclear if Bridget or Howard is truly responsible, Kristen and David are brought in to conduct an investigation. David reminds Kristen that since Bridget is technically her patient, she is prohibited by confidentiality rules from reporting her to the police unless they can get her to state that she intends to kill again. Kristen skillfully uses Bridget's own emotional instability to weaken Howard's influence over her, and realizes that she is not the killer, but rather covering for the real one. When her husband has her arrested, David visits him in secret, is attacked by him, chokes him out, and finds evidence that he is the killer. Using the photographs of the codex, the team determines that there is a hierarchy of demons on Earth, each of whom has a unique mark. David recognizes one of them in several paintings created by his father.
88"2 Fathers"James Whitmore Jr.Davita Scarlett & Nialla LeBouefNovember 21, 2019 (2019-11-21)3.43[22]
David and Kristen visit David's estranged father Leon (Vondie Curtis-Hall). David learns that his dad has now remarried and is using the mark in all of his paintings, claiming that it gives him a clarity he didn't have before. Ben meets Vanessa for the first time in three weeks and confronts her for not calling back. She explains that her deceased sister, who inhabits the right side of her body, didn't want them to get together. Ben decides to continue their relationship. David and Kristen both unknowingly consume hallucinogenic drugs, causing them to have visions. Kristen witnesses Leon's wife give birth to a ghoul while David meets Annie Commerce, who Leon explains is a slave ancestor of theirs who died in 1859. The mark turns out to be the brand of the slaveowner who purchased Annie, which Leon rediscovered and chose to reclaim as his own. David is shocked by his father's decision but accepts that he is allowed to deal with the pain of their family's history in his own way. David and Kristen share an Uber as they are both still high. Kristen gets out and walks toward her house to find that her husband Andy has returned.
99"Exorcism Part 2"Frederick E.O. ToyeLouisa HillDecember 5, 2019 (2019-12-05)3.34[23]
David and the archdiocese are sued by Caroline Hopkins for botching her exorcism. A church lawyer, Renee Harris (Renée Elise Goldsberry), volunteers to defend David, based in part on their previous relationship and because he once dated her sister. Kristen and Andy discover a stray cat in their pantry who clearly hates Kristen. Townsend starts preparing Sebastian to act on his hate by instructing him to make threatening gestures towards women and paying for marksmanship training. Caroline's lawyer, Judith Lemonhead, is able to mount a strong case against David by exposing his history of arrests and drug addiction, so Kristen gets Renee to go on the offense by having her and Dr. Boggs argue that the medical care Caroline received after the exorcism was responsible for her deteriorating health. Lemonhead informs the Church that Caroline is ready to settle the case for a reasonable sum. Afterward, Renee tries to force David to give in to his feelings for her. Andy tells his wife that she should consider taking up mountain climbing again. Sebastian accidentally shoots himself in the head while posing with his guns.
1010"7 Swans a Singin'"John DahlRockne S. O'BannonDecember 12, 2019 (2019-12-12)3.61[24]
A Catholic girls school reports instances of students singing a repetitive melody nonstop. Kristen and Ben discover that the melody comes from an Internet cartoon about marijuana, and that all of the affected students heard it through a video posted by a popular influencer, Malindaz. Lexi asks Sheryl for advice on dealing with a bully. Sheryl tells her to hit the girl with a rock and then lie about it when Kristen finds out. Unbeknownst to everyone, Townsend has been secretly instructing Sheryl to influence her granddaughter. Someone sends David incriminating photos that expose his relationship with Renee, and so he decides to talk to her. After the melody infects Lila, Ben determines that it has been modified to transmit a secret message to anyone under 16 compelling them to commit suicide. The team confronts Malindaz, who goes to see Townsend, her "producer", for help. He tells her to apologize and take down the video, knowing that it will only encourage teenagers to continue sharing it. David goes to confession, and takes a walk outside. A bearded man stabs him in the abdomen and flees as Kristen calls his phone, which has fallen just out of reach.
1111"Room 320"Peter SollettAurin SquireJanuary 9, 2020 (2020-01-09)3.10[25]
While David is in the hospital recovering from surgery, Kristen and Ben team up with Kristen's predecessor on the team, Judy James, to find his attacker, who they suspect is a former victim named Richard Ghana. David learns from a fellow patient, Harlan, that the attending nurse, Linda Bloch, is an angel of death who targets black patients and collects their wristbands as trophies. David makes several attempts to evade Bloch's control, but fails each time. He then sees Harlan being escorted away by the spirit of Death in a dream, and receives a warning from Grace Ling that he must remember Matthew 13:25. The team visits Ghana's old roommate, who gives them a lead: Ghana's online avatar is Rose390. Ben creates his own avatar, posing as Lila Bouchard, and links up with Rose390 while Judy uses tracking equipment to trace Ghana's location and send it to the cops. David manages to contact Kristen, who learns of Bloch's culpability through a clever deception, and brings in Dr. Boggs to get David released. Before they can catch Bloch, however, she escapes, leaving behind her collection of wristbands.
1212"Justice × 2"Rob HardyDewayne Darian JonesJanuary 16, 2020 (2020-01-16)3.29[26]
The Queens DA calls Kristen in to help stop an effort by Townsend to get Orson LeRoux released by having another inmate claim responsibility for his crimes. David is contacted by a woman named Sonia who needs spiritual advice. He discovers that she is keeping a comedian, Lando, imprisoned in her basement, claiming that he was involved in the Rwandan genocide murder of her family and neighbors. Sonia locks David up as well and prepares to kill Lando despite both men's pleas for mercy. In court, Kristen is called to the stand and forced to admit that she taunted Orson, which is enough to convince the judge to overturn his conviction. Townsend gloats and threatens Kristen, who finally snaps and tells him that she knows his real name and that he's nothing but a loser. Ben shows up to take her to the hospital where Laura is undergoing surgery for her heart condition. They learn that she was miraculously healed during the procedure. Sonia shoots Lando and calls an ambulance for David before turning herself in, saying that she did it not for revenge, but for justice. Townsend and his demon therapist meet to discuss how to deal with Kristen.
1313"Book 27"Michael ZinbergPatricia Ione LloydJanuary 30, 2020 (2020-01-30)3.19[27]
LeRoux takes advantage of his freedom by harassing Kristen. Townsend formally proposes to Sheryl. When she goes to ask for Kristen's blessing, her daughter forbids her from ever coming near her family again. Dr. Boggs refers one of his patients, Eleanor, to David as Eleanor believes that her unborn son is a demon. After the boy's twin sister mysteriously dies in utero, David arranges an exorcism but Eleanor's baby is born before it can be completed. He and Ben look into RSM Fertility, the clinic that administered Eleanor's IVF, and discover links to families they had previously worked with. David proposes a theory: the clinic is secretly a front for the hierarchy, who are spiritually corrupting the eggs of expectant mothers to create a generation of humans who will be more susceptible to temptation and sin. Kristen reveals that her daughter Lexis was born after she was treated by RSM Fertility. David has another vision, this time of Kristen walking towards a demon. Kristen gets a call that LeRoux was found bludgeoned to death in his home. She then burns her hand while picking up a crucifix, suggesting evil is within her.

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
141"N Is for Night Terrors"Nelson McCormickRockne S. O'BannonJune 20, 2021 (2021-06-20)
Kristen's guilt over murdering LeRoux begins to affect her professional life. She confides in Dr. Boggs, who promises not to reveal her secret. Bishop Marx assigns the team a new case: Townsend, having made generous donations to the Church, wants to undergo an exorcism. Ben suggests that they hear out Townsend's request in order to learn more about him. While searching his apartment, they find a sigil map similar to the one the team has been researching. During a dental procedure to shave down her canines, which are unusually long, Lexis bites off the dentist's finger, but doesn't remember doing so afterwards. Kristen chooses to keep this a secret from her daughter. Ben receives a visit from a succubus named Abbey, who continues to torment him when he sleeps. Kristen and David present their findings to Bishop Marx, who approves the exorcism against their advice and asks them to be present so they can confirm the truth. While monitoring Townsend through his computer, Ben is taken aback when he stares directly at him and starts laughing manically.
152"A Is for Angel"John DahlDavita ScarlettJune 27, 2021 (2021-06-27)
Bishop Marx gives David a strange case: Raymond Strand, a construction worker who claims that the Archangel Michael acts through him. Raymond's pregnant wife, Ashley, is concerned because her husband is giving away their possessions and treating her as his inferior. As part of his investigation, David tries to speak to Michael himself. A nun, Sister Andrea, teaches him a process to do so successfully, and David learns of a coming disaster that will kill half of the world's population. Townsend, enraged to learn that his exorcism has been delayed, breaks off his engagement with Sheryl. Sheryl angrily kicks him out and rejects Townsend's attempts to reconcile. When Raymond's condition gets worse, Bishop Marx goes to speak with him personally, but finds that Ashley has been turned into salt for not believing her husband. David is forced to hear Townsend's confession; Townsend deliberately provokes him, but David keeps his anger in check. When he goes back to his room, he finds Sister Andrea working on the sigil map. She offers to help.
163"F Is for Fire"Frederick E.O. ToyeDewayne Darian JonesJuly 4, 2021 (2021-07-04)
With Sister Andrea's assistance, David translates one of the names on Townsend's map: Mathilda Mowbray. Mathilda is the foster child of Catholic-Muslim parents who has been blamed for setting several fires. Mathilda says she didn't do it and claims a demon is haunting her. The team soon identifies Mathilda's demon as an ifrit or fire jinn. Sheryl visits Dr. Boggs using a fake name, and gets him to advise her on how to reconcile with Kristen. Boggs eventually learns the truth and refuses to continue seeing Sheryl as a patient. Sheryl begs him to change his mind and he decides to at least help her find another therapist. The team arranges for a Catholic exorcism, but Matilda's mother also brings in an imam to perform a Muslim exorcism. David persuades the priest and imam to cooperate. Though they seemingly manage to drive out the jinn/ifrit, the demon attaches itself to Kristen instead. Its influence nearly causes her to cheat on her husband before she manages to stop herself. Mathilda quietly sits outside and watches as a trash can next to her catches fire in the same manner as the ifrit.
174"E Is for Elevator"Alethea JonesRobert King & Michelle KingJuly 11, 2021 (2021-07-11)
David prepares to deliver his first homily. To the displeasure of his instructor, David's homily begins with a discussion on race. A family contacts the team with a request to find their son Wyatt, who vanished several months earlier and left the mark of a pentagram in his room. Kristen's daughters help her deduce that Wyatt is a victim of the "Elevator Game", a Japanese legend in which pressing elevator buttons in a specific manner can open a direct passage to Hell. From Wyatt's girlfriend Felicia's best friend they hear a recording of when Felicia tried to find and rescue Wyatt and was lost to the game. Ben talks to Vanessa and she encourages him to finish the game. David is invited to meet with other black seminarians and faces questions about the Church's historical attitude towards black priests; this rattles David as Townsend had previously questioned why he would serve an institution that doesn't treat him with respect. Ben finishes the game himself and becomes trapped in a forgotten sub basement, where he finds Wyatt and Felicia's decaying corpses. Abbey tries to push Ben into despair, but Ben resists and is rescued by David and Kristen, and breaks into tears as they bring him to safety.
185"Z Is for Zombies"Nelson McCormickPatricia Ione LloydJuly 18, 2021 (2021-07-18)
Father Mulvehill, David's new exorcist, discreetly asks him for help. David initially believes that the priest has a small gambling problem, but soon uncovers that he is $40,000 in debt. David confronts Mulvehill, who refuses to take time off to deal with his addiction. Lila and her friend Alex go to a psychic for help with Alex's father after discovering that he is being mistreated by his employers. The psychic gives them two potions: the first causes Alex's father to sleep in, keeping him from being injured in a serious accident at work, and the second causes his abusive manager to appear drunk, resulting in him being fired. David enlists Sister Andrea to assist with Townsend's upcoming exorcism as he mistrusts Mulvehill. His suspicions prove correct and Mulvehill botches the exorcism. Sister Andrea steps in and frightens Townsend by burning him with ammonia disguised as "holy water". She then refuses to help David any further. Mulvehill agrees to go to treatment/retreat rather than be reported. Lila and Alex are distraught to find that Alex's father, the new manager, is abusing his workers in the same manner as his former boss.
196"C Is for Cop"Ron UnderwoodAurin SquireJuly 25, 2021 (2021-07-25)
Following the shooting of a black driver by a white cop, the police union asks for an assessment to prove that their officer may have been possessed. The team is disgusted by the request but are forced to accept it. They soon learn that the officer is a "Protector", a member of an NYPD clique obsessed with the popular cop show Justice Served. The show's producer, Mick Carr, defends his show, saying that he only wants to promote a positive image of the police. The assessment is subsequently canceled when a grand jury refuses to indict the officer. Nonetheless, both David and Ben are subject to police harassment for investigating Carr. Ben tries a new approach to rid himself of Abbey by utilizing a recording of a video game to induce lucid dreaming, during which he sees David beside him. With the LeRoux inquiry focusing on her, Kristen becomes increasingly unnerved, until she sees LeRoux's ghost outside. LeRoux tells Kristen that she, like him, is a born killer. Just then, Kristen is surprised by Detective Byrd, who reveals that she knows the truth and assures her friend that she will protect her from any consequences.
207"S Is for Silence"Robert KingRobert King & Michelle KingAugust 29, 2021 (2021-08-29)
The bishop sends the team to an upstate monastery, where they are forced to observe a vow of silence while investigating the case of Father Thomas, a deceased monk who the Church is considering for sainthood, requiring an evaluation of his perfectly preserved body and proof of a miracle. Kristen, appalled by the chauvinistic attitude of the monks, bonds with a Dutch-speaking nun, Fenna, who has marks on her body consistent with the wounds of Christ. David, beginning to succumb to temptation due to his sexual attraction towards Kristen, joins the monks in worship to calm his mind, only to be disappointed. Ben secretly enters the monastery's crypt to conduct his own research. When an irritated Kristen deliberately breaks her vow, Fenna and several monks become stricken with hideous wounds, requiring an exorcism. The process unintentionally exposes the "demon" plaguing the monastery: an outbreak of botflies. Father Thomas's body begins to rot, disproving his saintliness, and the team leaves after the body is reinterred. Kristen secretly leaves a gift for Fenna as a symbol of their bond.
218"B Is for Brain"James Whitmore Jr.Louisa HillSeptember 5, 2021 (2021-09-05)
Andy returns home from Colorado to find that Kristen is not as he remembers; she is more aggressive and forceful, even assaulting a man at the grocery store for cutting in line. Bishop Marx assigns the team their next case, involving an experiment in which subjects have their brains stimulated with magnetic waves, triggering spiritual visions. Ben, David, and Kristen all take part in the experiment: Ben sees his late mother, Kristen sees a false vision in which David discovers that she murdered LeRoux, and David sees nothing. Sister Andrea warns David that by using technology, he has disrupted his ability to commune with God and must work to restore it. Andy, realizing the damage his absence has caused, decides that he's willing to give up his career as a climber to save his marriage. However, when he asks Kristen to do the same, she defiantly states that her work is too important to give up. The team presents their findings to the bishop, but for once, all three of them disagree on what should be done. That night, Kristen slips out of bed, heats up her crucifix, and burns it into her skin, alongside several other similar marks.
229"U Is for U.F.O."Clark JohnsonNialla LeBouefSeptember 12, 2021 (2021-09-12)
An Air Force pilot and a college student both report an encounter with a mysterious flying object. The team is asked to determine its true nature. Kristen and Ben quickly figure out that the object is not human-made, and the Church sends a special investigator from Rome to look into the matter. A mysterious man then arrives, orders the inquiry closed, and persuades both witnesses to recant their claims. David identifies him as part of the "Entity", the Church's secret service. After seeing how her daughters are beginning to emulate her bad behavior, and following a conversation with David, Kristen decides to start working on her anger. Townsend meets again with his demon therapist, but becomes furious when the therapist questions the extent of his commitment to the "plan". Townsand uses an axe to decapitate the therapist then cooks and serves him at dinner with Sheryl. David, upset that the Church is interfering with his work, persuades Kristen and Ben that they should conduct an off-the-books investigation into RSM Fertility.
2310"O Is for Ovaphobia"Stacey K. BlackAurin SquireSeptember 19, 2021 (2021-09-19)
During her search for leads on RSM Fertility and its practices, Kristen discovers that a Dr. Cara Autry has been making payments for the last six years to keep her eggs frozen. The doctor denies doing so, but when Ben and David tail her, they see her entering Townsend's apartment complex. Ben tries to help Vanessa deal with her sister Maggie's intrusion into their relationship, but then runs in horror when he gets a call from Vanessa and realizes that Maggie has taken her place. Townsend introduces Sheryl to his business associate Edward. The two men give Sheryl a drug to paralyze her entire body and infuse an unknown substance into her blood. Townsend also checks on Dr. Autry, who is being kept prisoner in his apartment. Kristen obtains a court order to force RSM Fertility to turn over her eggs to a different clinic, but one egg cell is unaccounted for. David meets Edward, accompanied by an upbeat, happy Sheryl, while looking for Townsend. Kristen notices that Lexis is disgusted with her body and teaches her daughter the importance of self-acceptance, not knowing that Lexis has grown a tail.
2411"I Is for IRS"Nelson McCormickDewayne Darian JonesSeptember 26, 2021 (2021-09-26)
Townsend begins using Sheryl as a honeypot in his schemes. The IRS asks the Church to evaluate the "New Ministry of Satan" before deciding whether to grant tax-exempt status. In the course of their investigation, Kristen has sex with Graham, the ministry's founder, then feels shame for cheating on her marriage. When Dr. Boggs suggests a new prescription, Kristen accuses him of trying to manipulate her and ends their relationship. The team advises the IRS that the ministry is a fraud, and when the team is confronted by Graham, Kristen lies about having slept with him. David and Kristen attend Townsend's last two exorcism treatments. During the first, Kristen has a vision of a demon crawling out of her womb. During the second, she suffers physical pain until she prays to God and drives the ifrit from her body. She and Andy reconcile after performing a Tibetan Buddhist ritual to purify themselves. Townsend is happy to see that the ifrit has possessed him.
2512"D Is for Doll"Kevin Rodney SullivanDavita ScarlettOctober 3, 2021 (2021-10-03)
When Kristen goes to reconcile with Dr. Boggs, he asks her to help one of his former patients, Nathan. Nathan claims that demons have infested his home and are tormenting his son Elijah. David meets with a black former Catholic priest who urges him to abandon the Church. David turns him down but his doubts towards the Church remain. Ben uncovers an antique doll in Nathan's attic, similar to a doll owned by Sheryl that she believes is possessed by a demon. Sister Andrea confesses to David that she gave up the love of her life to become a nun and argues that they are both serving a far greater purpose. The Church assigns a layperson, Gregory, to cleanse Nathan's house. The exorcism fails, and Nathan asks for his doll back, willing to accept a demonic presence in his house if it stops his suffering. Under Edward's direction, Sheryl performs two sinful acts which earns her a place in a secret society that represents the 60 demonic houses on Earth. Sheryl accepts his sigil and performs an initiation ritual to formalize her new position.
2613"C Is for Cannibal"Alethea JonesRockne S. O'BannonOctober 10, 2021 (2021-10-10)
As the day of David's ordination approaches, he agrees to accept one last case: Mitch Otterbean, who believes that a demon is trying to force him to engage in cannibalism. The team initially concludes that he is mentally ill, but David changes his mind when he physically encounters Mitch's demon. Sister Andrea then reveals that both she and David are among the rare "one in a hundred million" who are close enough to God that they can see demons as they walk among humanity. Dr. Boggs, rattled by an encounter with George, informs Kristen that he is taking a two-month sabbatical to regain his sanity. As David is ordained into the priesthood, Townsend uses his new job as a Church assessor to take over Mitch's case. He invites Mitch to a gathering of the 60 demonic masters, where he and Sheryl induct Mitch into their group by having him eat the flesh of a deceased member. Learning that Townsend has been speaking to Lexis, Kristen contemplates killing him, but instead goes to David, breaks down, asks David to hear her confession, confess her murder of LeRoux. In the emotional aftermath, David and Kristen share a kiss.

Season 3 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
271"The Demon of Death"Robert KingRobert King & Michelle KingJune 12, 2022 (2022-06-12)
David sees the cross shaped scars on Kristen's belly and stops their sexual encounter. Horrified, Kristen apologizes and leaves. "Kristen" returns and they have sex. Kristen establishes a safety plan with her daughters regarding Townsend, and obtains a restraining order. The Church sends the team to oversee an experiment involving a terminally ill priest (Wallace Shawn), who will be weighed as he dies to determine the existence of the soul. The priest dies briefly, then returns to life and health. Townsend contacts Lexis through an anonymous free-to-play internet game. The Bouchard sisters band together and drive him off. Andy evicts Sheryl and she curses him. The "Kristen" David is having sex with has a forked tongue. An elderly nun is selected to repeat the experiment and dies. David speculates that the priest, whose repressed sexual desires gave entry to a demon, released it when he died. The demon then passed into the nun and killed her. That night, David realizes that he has been sleeping with the same demon, who is a succubus.
282"The Demon of Memes"John DahlDavita ScarlettJune 19, 2022 (2022-06-19)
David is recruited by by LeConte, an agent of the Vatican's Entity. He is assigned to visit a dying Chinese national, administer last rites, and steal a postcard. Pressed for more details, LeConte explains that the postcard is key to the Church's plan to smuggle Grace Ling out of China. Kristen and Ben investigate the case of "Visiting Jack", a popular online bogeyman blamed for a recent suicide. Kristen is forced to visit Emily LeRoux for a key piece of evidence that reveals "Jack" to be a scam concocted by two college students. Townsend gives Sheryl a steady job managing a troll farm on his behalf. Needing money to renovate their house, Kristen convinces Andy to go on one last overseas job to sell their business to a wealthy investor: Edward. Kristen, bothered by David putting distance between himself and the team (because of his work for the Entity), asks whether he is still upset by their sexual encounter. David assures her that isn't the case, and they renew their friendship.
293"The Demon of Sex"Nelson McCormickAurin SquireJune 26, 2022 (2022-06-26)
David and Kristen work on helping a newly married couple who are unable to have sex due to intimacy issues. Sister Andrea argues that a demon is trying to possess the couple. Townsend notices her speaking to the demon (which he cannot see) and uses it to argue that she is suffering from early-onset dementia to Church authorities knowing that they will then have to investigate. Ben becomes depressed and refuses to leave his home until his sister intervenes. After the siblings spend time together, Karima offers to help her brother understand the bizarre phenomena he has encountered while serving as an assessor. Sheryl hires Malindaz to promote a shady cryptocurrency and asserts her dominance over the firm's millennial workforce by making an example out of her disrespectful assistant. With Kristen's guidance, the couple engages in rough foreplay and successfully becomes intimate. Sister Andrea notices that the demon, rather than accepting defeat, has instead become subservient to the couple. Kristen, when asked to share any observation of Sister Andrea's odd behavior, chooses to lie and gains the nun's begrudging respect.
304"The Demon of the Road"Peter SollettDewayne Darian JonesJuly 3, 2022 (2022-07-03)
The Church orders Sister Andrea to accept retirement for allegedly seeing a demon consort with a cardinal. She refuses and invokes her right to have the case heard before a tribunal. David agrees to speak on her behalf. A woman contacts the team, asking them to help her spouse, a long-haul trucker suffering from the aftermath of a demon encounter on the "Ghost Highway" in lower New York. Kristen decides to become more assertive in order to set a better example for her daughters. She leads the search for the demon, which turns out to be a drone piloted by a man named Owen. After Kristen smashes his equipment, Owen seemingly commits suicide rather than be exposed as a fraud. David has a vision of an angel protecting him and confers with Sister Andrea. She advises him to take it in stride, suggesting that his closer connection to God means he can see aspects of both Heaven and Hell. LeConte shows David that Owen's death has resulted in the eradication of a demonic house. He reveals that the primary purpose of the Entity is to keep demons from exercising influence on humanity as a whole by targeting the humans who represent them on Earth.
315"The Angel of Warning"Matthew KregorRockne S. O'Bannon & Erica LarsonJuly 10, 2022 (2022-07-10)
David meets several survivors of a building collapse who attest that a woman holding a lamb guided them to safety. The Church, believes that the woman might be the spirit of a long-deceased nun being considered for sainthood, and asks the team to question the survivors and learn the truth. Sheryl and Townsend engage in a power struggle when their boss, the "Manager", has to decide who will receive a coveted promotion. Sheryl is given the promotion, but only after submitting herself to degrading sexual harassment by the Manager; Townsend is the only one to show her any sympathy. As David conducts Sister Andrea's defense at her tribunal, he becomes awakened to that fact that the Church devalues black angels and saints; even Sister Andrea dismisses his concerns as too "political". The tribunal finally clears Sister Andrea after David asserts that if they expel her, they will have to expel him too, one of only 3 black priests ordained that year. The team learns that one of the survivors is a former employee of Townsend and lied about her vision. The Church declines to investigate further, due to the tainted witness. That evening, Sister Andrea apologizes to David about her denial of the Church's systemic racism. She also assures him that questioning one's faith only strengthens it.
356"The Demon of Algorithms"Peter SollettPatricia Ione LloydJuly 17, 2022 (2022-07-17)
Social media platform VidTap quickly overtakes TikTok with a growing trend of users posting videos of themselves "possessed" by demons. Ben, Kristen, and David all sign up for VidTap accounts as part of their research and slowly get addicted as the app plays to their personal flaws: Ben becomes defensive and argumentative, Kristen becomes irritable and drinks more, and David finds himself tempted once again by the succubus who also preys on his doubts about the Entity. A single parent contacts David with claims that her house is infested with a demonic presence that seeks to harm her two sons. Ben's friend who works at VidTap gives the team raw footage that reveals that the parent herself is harming the boys. The team mutually decides to stop using the app. The Bouchard sisters expose Townsend online as a pedophile, resulting in him being fired by the Church and swearing revenge. Sheryl visits Andy, who is paralyzed and trapped in Townsend's home, and explains how she intends to make Kristen and his children believe that he is dead.
337"The Demon of Cults"Yap Fong YeeLouisa HillJuly 24, 2022 (2022-07-24)
David refuses an order from the Entity to plant a surveillance device in Lexis' room. A professional deprogrammer (Michael Chernus) asks the team to help him cure a young man who he believes became possessed during his treatment. Kristen and Ben visit the cult responsible for indoctrinating the victim, which is run by a scientist who tries to convince Ben that superstition and science can co-exist. David is invited to dinner with the Bouchard family, realizes that agents of the Entity planted a device in stealth, and removes the device. Summoned to explain himself, he instead brings Kristen along. Kristen refuses to accept LeConte's claim that Lexis is destined to lead a demonic house. Dr. Boggs decides to write a book chronicling his experiences with demons, but when Sister Andrea declines to be interviewed, disapproving of his motives, Townsend steps in and tempts the doctor with a taste of demonic power. He offered the psychiatrist more power in exchange for hurting Sister Andrea. After reuniting the cult victim with his romantic partner (which appears to undo his possession), Kristen and David return to find Ben in a cheerful stupor after being shamed by cult members for "killing" his mother.
348"The Demon of Parenthood"Aisha TylerSarah AcostaJuly 31, 2022 (2022-07-31)
359"The Demon of Money"Yap Fong YeeNialla LeBouefAugust 7, 2022 (2022-08-07)
3610"The Demon of the End"John DahlRockne S. O'BannonAugust 14, 2022 (2022-08-14)

Season 4 (2024)[edit]

No.
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No. in
season
Title [28]Directed byWritten by [29]Original release date [14]
371"How to Split an Atom"Robert KingRobert King & Michelle KingMay 23, 2024 (2024-05-23)
382"How to Train a Werewolf"TBARockne S. O'BannonMay 30, 2024 (2024-05-30)
393TBATBADewayne Darian JonesJune 6, 2024 (2024-06-06)
404"How to Grieve"TBAAurin SquireJune 13, 2024 (2024-06-13)
415"How To Fly an Airplane"TBASarah AcostaJune 20, 2024 (2024-06-20)
426"How To Dance in Three Easy Steps"TBALouisa HillJune 27, 2024 (2024-06-27)
437TBATBAOneika BarrettJuly 4, 2024 (2024-07-04)
448TBATBANialla Bese LeBouefJuly 11, 2024 (2024-07-11)
459"How To Teach a ChatBot"TBAErica LarsonJuly 18, 2024 (2024-07-18)

Production[edit]

CBS ordered a pilot for the potential series in January 2019, created by the writing team Robert and Michelle King.[30] Katja Herbers and Mike Colter were cast in February, with Michael Emerson and Aasif Mandvi cast in March.[30][31][32][33] A series order was officially made in May 2019.[34] A day after that, it was announced that the series would premiere in the fall of 2019 and air on Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m. during the 2019–2020 television season.[35]

On July 18, 2019, Christine Lahti was cast as Sheryl Luria, replacing Deirdre O'Connell who was in the original pilot.[36] On July 25, 2019, it was announced that Kurt Fuller, who guest starred in the pilot, had been promoted to a series regular.[37] The series debuted on September 26, 2019.[38]

On October 22, 2019, CBS renewed the series for a second season.[39] The filming of the second season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, but later began in October 2020 and was rerouted into a more "character-focused season."[40] Filming concluded in June 2021.[41] On May 18, 2021, it reported that the series would move to Paramount+ for the second season.[2] On May 23, 2021, it was announced that the second season would premiere on June 20, 2021.[3]

On July 8, 2021, Paramount+ renewed the series for a third season which ran from June 12, 2022, to August 14, 2022.[4][5] Filming for this season started on November 15, 2021, and was completed in May 2022.[42][43] It consisted of 10 episodes.

On July 5, 2022, Paramount+ renewed the series for a fourth season.[6] Filming for the season started in December 2022, and was forced to stop earlier than expected in May 2023 due to the 2023 Hollywood strikes.[44][45] The episode that was being filmed was the tenth, and filming resumed on it in December.[46][47]

On February 15, 2024, it was announced that the fourth season will be the final season, that the producers were given four extra episodes to conclude the story and is set to premiere on May 23, 2024.[7][8] The extra four episodes started shooting at the end of March 2024 and wrapped at the end of May, and were later described by showrunners Robert and Michelle King, and star Katja Herbers as a mini-fifth season.[48][10][9]

Release[edit]

Marketing[edit]

On May 15, 2019, CBS released the first official trailer for the series.[49] In September 2020, CBS announced that the first season would be made available on Netflix in October 2020 in order to generate attention for the upcoming second season.[50] Evil left Netflix on October 1, 2021, due to becoming a Paramount+ exclusive.[51]

International broadcast[edit]

Evil premiered in Canada on Global on September 26, 2019.[52] CBS Studios International announced on October 22, 2019, that Evil would air in Spain on Syfy in January 2020.[53] On October 29, CBS announced Evil would be available on Globoplay in Brazil on November 1.[54] Evil premiered in Latin America on October 31 on Universal TV through an exclusive licensing agreement between CBS Studios International and NBCUniversal International Networks.[55]

CBS Studios International has also signed a licensing agreement with French broadcaster TF1 Group for Evil to air in France, where it premiered on May 19, 2021.[56][57] In India, Evil initially premiered on the streaming service Voot Select in April 2020, followed by a network television premiere on June 23, 2020, on Zee Café.[58][59] In July 2020, the British pay television channel Alibi announced that they had bought the British rights to Evil and the show premiered in the United Kingdom on September 21, 2020.[60][61] In Germany, the show first premiered on the pay-TV channel ProSieben Fun on August 7, 2020, followed by a free-TV premiere on February 17, 2021, on ProSieben.[62][63] In The Netherlands, series 1 premiered on SBS9 on November 11, 2022.[64][65]

Home media[edit]

CBS Home Entertainment released the complete first season on DVD on June 30, 2020.[66] The complete second season was released on DVD-R on June 7, 2022.[67] Season 3 was released in December 2022 on DVD and Blu-ray.[68]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 92% approval rating based on 50 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7/10. The website's critical consensus states, "Smartly-written and effectively unsettling, Evil works best when it dares to delve into the depths of the uncomfortable questions it poses."[69] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 76 out of 100 based on 14 critics.[70] The first season was named as one of the best television shows of 2019 by The New Yorker, NPR, and TVLine.[71][72][73] In 2021, the show was named the best show on television by TV Guide.[74][75]

At the 1st Critics' Choice Super Awards, the series received four nominations: Best Horror Series, Best Actor in a Horror Series (Colter, Emerson) and Best Actress in a Horror Series (Herbers).[76]

The second season has a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 20 reviews, with an average rating of 8.8/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Evil successfully slips into the streaming world with a spooky second season that doubles down on the scares without losing its sense of humor."[77] On Metacritic, the second season received a score of 84 based on reviews from 10 critics.[78]

The third season has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 8.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The forces of good and Evil continue to tussle in this sterling third season, where one of television's best procedurals amuses and unnerves with equal aplomb."[79] On Metacritic, the third season received a score of 92 based on reviews from 7 critics.[80]

The fourth season has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 8.8/10.[81] On Metacritic, the fourth season received a score of 88 based on reviews from 7 critics.[82]

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Evil
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Genesis 1" September 26, 2019 0.6/4 4.56[15] 0.7 3.40 1.3 7.96[83]
2 "177 Minutes" October 3, 2019 0.6/3 4.20[16] 0.6 2.96 1.2 7.17[84]
3 "3 Stars" October 10, 2019 0.6/3 3.67[17] 0.5 2.59 1.1 6.27[85]
4 "Rose390" October 17, 2019 0.7/4 3.74[18] 0.5 2.61 1.2 6.36[86]
5 "October 31" October 24, 2019 0.5/3 3.48[19] 0.6 2.46 1.1 5.94[87]
6 "Let x = 9" November 7, 2019 0.5/3 3.50[20] 0.6 2.75 1.1 6.25[88]
7 "Vatican III" November 14, 2019 0.5/3 3.32[21] 0.5 2.54 1.0 5.86[89]
8 "2 Fathers" November 21, 2019 0.5/3 3.43[22] 0.5 2.57 1.0 6.00[90]
9 "Exorcism Part 2" December 5, 2019 0.5/3 3.34[23] 0.6 2.68 1.1 6.03[91]
10 "7 Swans a Singin'" December 12, 2019 0.5/3 3.61[24] 0.6 2.68 1.1 6.29[92]
11 "Room 320" January 9, 2020 0.4/3 3.10[25] 0.6 2.65 1.0 5.88[93]
12 "Justice × 2" January 16, 2020 0.4/3 3.29[26] 0.6 2.61 1.0 5.90[94]
13 "Book 27" January 30, 2020 0.5/3 3.19[27] 0.5 2.61 1.0 5.80[95]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Credited as CBS Television Studios (season 1)

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