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Evil Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Lots of Stock in Penultimate Episode
Without giving anything else major away, the shocking conclusion was likely telegraphed given the depths we see Leland (Michael Emerson) and Sheryl (Christine Lahti) are willing to go to carry their plans. Evil episode 9, season 3 streaming on Paramount+, 2022 Photo Credit: Elizabeth Fisher/Paramount+ While I feel we barely scratched the surface of Leland and Sheryl's[...]
Evil Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Tons of Emotions “Toyed” Around With
In fact, it has zero do with anything in the greater plot. One storyline thread that's showing a lot of potential, for now, is how much Leland (Michael Emerson) has the ear of Kurt on writing his book on spirituality Kurt seems rather aloof about how it potentially affects his body as he constantly seeks inspiration[...]
And his muse? None other than Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), with Leland introducing him to some unconventional methods… including a candle, blood drops on his laptop, a toy, and a record of the French song "Alouette" to play. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Fisher/Paramount+ It gets pretty far out there in terms of the sequence that plays out, but[...]
Evil Season 3 Episode 6 A Depressing Social Media Commentary: Review
We also finally get a resolution between Leland (Michael Emerson) and Kristen's children, played by Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, and Dalya Knapp, as far as the Animal Crossing-type of app they interact in Just when you think we get more of the cartoony supervillain vibes, the other shoe drops in regards to his[...]
As in my previous review, we're never really explained as to how Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson) gained so much influence within the church so quickly or any semblance of why as a newcomer, which last season just requested to be "exorcised" I'm sure at some point they'll reveal some blackmail scheme since Leland is in[...]
With themes surrounding the occult, paranormal, and surreal, the cast Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Michael Emerson, and Aasif Mandvi opened up to Entertainment Weekly over which of those moments stood out. Mike Colter as David Acosta and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard in EVIL Season 3, Streaming on Paramount+ Photo credit: Richard Phibbs/Paramount+ "There's one moment where[...]
CBS Releases Evil Season 2 Deleted Scenes for Home Release [Exclusive]
Image courtesy of Paramount+ Evil: An Awkward and Macabre Dinner After Sheryl leaves, Kristen reveals that her mother and Leland (Michael Emerson) broke up before Ben gags rhetorically asking if he's drinking what she handed him Kristen assured him that he'll get used to it before Ben reveals what Vanessa (Nicole Shalhoub) told him about the "game"[...]
Evil Star Michael Emerson on Fans Rediscovering Lost & POI
Michael Emerson is an actor who remains grateful for the fans he's had throughout his 30-year career While promoting his Paramount+ series Evil, I had a chance to speak to the actor about how his previous popular shows are finding a new generation of fans thanks to streaming Emerson played Ben Linus, the leader of[...]
Evil Star Michael Emerson Discusses Season 2, Leland's Journey & More
Actor Michael Emerson is the quintessential example of perfectly blending in work and fun into his profession with his role as the nefarious Leland Townsend on the Paramount+ series Evil With the supernatural horror series moving from its broadcast home on CBS to streaming platform Paramount+, the show was allowed to spread its demonic wings[...]
As for Michael Emerson's Leland Townsend, I credit the way creators Robert & Michelle King gave him a more centralized arc as a more fleshed-out character with a greater purpose than the simple impish "devil" vibes of the first season I'm also intrigued about what will happen in the long game for Christine Lahti's Sheryl[...]
Evil Star Christine Lahti on Mother-Daughter Relationship & More
Christine Lahti, who plays Sheryl Luria, might initially appear to have taken a back seat in the second season but came back in a huge way given the latest arc that sees her involved again with her former lover Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson) I spoke to the actress about her involvement with the supernatural series,[...]
Lost Star Michael Emerson Reflects on Legacy as Ben Linus on Series
Michael Emerson is grateful for his long-sustained career working in Hollywood for over 30 years Following his start in the TV movie Orpheus Descending in 1990, the actor came back to screen in 1997 in The Journey taking largely bit roles in films until landing his memorable stint on The Practice as William Hinks With[...]
Evil Star Michael Emerson on Exploring the Chaos of Leland Townsend
If there's one thing that actor Michael Emerson excels at is keeping the audience on their toes especially when he plays mischievous characters like on the Paramount+ series Evil As Leland Townsend, he's a thorn in forensic psychiatrist Kristen Bouchard's (Katja Herbers) side at first by undermining her work as a rival in her profession[...]
In addition to the supernatural elements they tackle, they also have to contend with the nefarious psychologist Leland Townsend (Michael Emerson), a mysterious sociopath who loves to play cat-and-mouse with their beliefs and convictions. Photo: Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc All Rights Reserved Evil Season Two Developments Among Leland's exploits last and the current season is digging[...]
Evil Season Two Promo Reveals Date and More Supernatural Shenanigans
The next character introduction is Leland (Michael Emerson), who he calls his "friend" revealing that he'll allow himself to be exorcised The last character introduced is Ben (Aasif Mandvi) complimenting on his skepticism strength as we see a shot of George crawling on Ben's bed, putting his hand on Ben's chest and him responding with[...]