TV Review: Outcast Episode S1E8 What Lurks Within

Outcast CinemaxRev. Anderson becomes increasingly alienated; Sidney’s revelation stuns Kyle.

Outcast reveals a hell of a lot in this episode which has Sindey laying a lot of things out to Kyle such as what is happening and why it’s happening around Kyle. While the word “demon” is never spoken, it’s interesting and just creepy enough to give me chills. Add in some history of Sidney that’s just downright fucked up, and you have an episode that does a hell of a lot with the time it has.

Based on the Skybound/Image comic by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, this episode begins to lay things out as battle lines are clearly being drawn.

There’s also an interesting thing done with this episode with there clearly being good and bad as far as the battle to come, but even that clear line has a lot of gray. We think Sidney is as evil as they come but it turns out what’s inside may be better than what it took over for.

And for me that’s the most fascinating thing about this episode. Just when you think things are going one way, I’m not so sure that’s indeed what’s going on. And again Kirkman twists a genre we except one thing from, but get something slightly else.

This episode draws a lot of lines and it shakes things up a lot too. What’s the truth? What’s a lie? We have a few more episodes to find out but this series is only getting more interesting and entertaining as it goes on.

Overall Rating: 8.45

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