Ranking the top 5 moments from “Ash vs Evil Dead” season 3 episode 3: “Never get between a papa bear and his cub”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 episode 3 last night, I agree that it’s important for Brandy to connect with her father, Ash and really get to know the relatives she has never met.  That being said, perhaps we need to specify that these relatives should actually be alive.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Apparently Dead,” it seems like Ash is finally getting through to his daughter, Brandy.  However, showing up late for the funeral is not really the best way to show his support, especially when he arrives out of the coffin her mother is about to be buried in.  Meanwhile, Ruby and Ash finally come face to face, Pablo asks the naked lady out for coffee, and it looks like the new guy, Dalton is out of luck.  At least we get a chance to listen to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts song, “Crimson & Clover” which seems more than appropriate after Ash referred to Ruby as a “black-hearted hell beast.”  My top 5 moments from Ash vs Evil Dead season 3 episode 3 are:


Brandy is willing to give Ash a second chance.

Poor Brandy has been through so much and it’s hard not to blame her for initially shying away from her father, Ash.  Ash is not giving up, however; and shows up to support her at her mother’s funeral.  Sure he takes the flowers from the funeral parlor to give to Brandy, but it’s the thought that counts.  When asked if he was Candy’s husband, Ash quickly replies with “yea for like an hour and a half…but lovingly.”  While Ash is not about to filter himself in front of Brandy, it’s clear that he wants to protect her and is trying to be there for her in the best way he can.


“We all grieve in our own way.”

Just when it seems like things are going unexpectedly well at the funeral, Ash learns that Candy’s head has been reattached to her body.  He sneaks out undetected to make sure that she is not a deadite and confesses to Candy that “you were cursed with a dumb name but I’ll always remember you or never forget you again.”  While the sentiment is there, it’s short-lived, as Ash gets tossed into the coffin with the demon who has taken over Candy.  Being stuck in tight quarters leads to some unwanted grabbing and fondling and Ash tries to protect his dignity by saying “no means no!”  He successfully detaches her head again, ending the threat and asks “how was that for you?”  It seems like Ash has protected his daughter from seeing her undead mother, but heads will roll…literally when Ash arrives to the funeral late by stepping out of the coffin.  As if this wasn’t bad enough, Candy’s head is stuck between his legs and rolls out to the floor to the shock and horror of Brandy and all of the guests.


“If it ain’t the she devil herself.”

In episode 2, we learned that Ruby was passing herself off as Brandy’s guidance counselor, Ms. Prevett.  Ruby finally reveals herself to Ash at the funeral parlor and tries to tell him she’s sorry for his loss, but Ash is not buying this act for one second.  Brandy tries to get him to see reason and explains that Ms. Prevett has always been there for her, but Ash explains that “little Miss Muffet here is a black-hearted hell beast.”  He tries to get Brandy to understand that she is the one responsible for turning her mother and best friend into demons, but clearly this is too much for Brandy to handle, as she decides she wants to go live with Ms. Prevett.  Ash is not about to let Ruby win this battle however; and warns Ruby that you “never get between a papa bear and his cub.”


“Naked lady, I think there is a dress code.”

Pablo, Kelly, and Dalton arrive late to the funeral and Pablo begins hallucinating again.  The naked lady gives more warnings and tells him that he needs to retrieve the Kandarian Dagger, which is the key to his salvation.  Pablo appreciates the warning but is looking to get to know the naked lady a little better.  He suggests that they go out for coffee sometime and doesn’t get a complete denial I suppose.  While she doesn’t accept his invitation, she does remind him to accept his destiny so I guess there is some hope there.  Kelly, Pablo, and Dalton head off on a road trip to the start of all of the evil…the cabin in the woods.  Only, the cabin isn’t there anymore.  After they find the dagger, evil surrounds them and Dalton is brutally stabbed.  He tries to tell Kelly that it was Pablo to her disbelief before revealing that he is now a deadite.  Pablo rushes in to the save the day by striking Dalton with his truck.  After all, “no one fucks with the ghost beaters.”


“Brandy, you know your grandpa is dead right?”

Ruby will stop at nothing to place a divide between Ash and his daughter, Brandy and decides that a distraction is necessary to really seal the deal.  She brings back Ash’s dad from the dead who shows up at the house for a quick shower and to get to know his granddaughter, Brandy.  Seems harmless enough, right?  Ash does not see it this way, however; trying to delicately explain to his daughter that her grandpa’s “head was squashed like a fucking watermelon.”  Brandy refuses to listen and Ash and his dad begin a violent fight that almost leads to Ash’s face being burned off by the stove burner.  After his dad tells him he “likes his kids cooked medium rare,” Ash turns the tables on him and says, “I love the smell of old man in the morning.”  The chainsaw arm is back and he brutally destroys his dad…right in front of poor Brandy who is now caked in blood.  This drives Brandy even further away, even though Ash tries to tell her that he was already dead.  Oh well…”kids!”  While it seems like Ruby’s plan is working right now, Ash will need to step it up on a notch so that Brandy can give him a second…or wait maybe a third chance.

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on Ash vs Evil Dead below.  Happy viewing!


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“Shameless” Season 8 episode 3 ranking the top 5 moments: Fiona was right

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 8 episode 3 last night, I am left with the familiar saying “the family who prays together stays together,” although in this case it’s more like the family who pays together stays together.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, Fiona proves she is right once again to her family and lets the new neighbor know that she is not one to step on.  Kev embraces his new commitment in life to ask every woman he sees about how often she does a self-exam while V sets everything right with Svetlana and makes a deal.  It’s good to see Svetlana back in her heels again ready to stomp over anyone who gets in her way of living the American dream.  Sure her dream may be to open up a Quiznos in the mid-west, but who are we to judge.  Meanwhile, Lip pays it forward and tries to help his former professor while Frank embraces a new identity.  My top 5 moments from Shameless season 8 episode 3 are:

5) Kev shows Fiona how to do a self breast exam and expands his vocabulary in the process.  Kev is proving that he is ready to spread the news to anyone who will listen on the importance of checking your breasts.  You would think that just talking about the importance would be enough, but he is not done until he actually demonstrates this on you.  Kev also shows off his sharp new vocab utilizing words like “malignant” and he is very proud of this.  It is something really important so as long as Kev is helping others become more aware, more power to him.

4) Frank proves his worth as “Francis.”  It may seem like Frank is making another sad attempt to turn over a new leaf and embrace the origins of his name.  He even brings over a dead squirrel in the process.  While he may not be Saint Francis, Frank tells the meth dealer after his family that he is not going to threaten them anymore and that they paid him what they owed.  There is a glimmer of real father here protecting his family which even makes Fiona happy, finally saying “thanks Francis.”  Is Frank changing for good?  Probably not, but it’s nice to see him stepping up to help his family.

3) Fiona tells Mel she can “be ghetto.”  Fiona is really taking pride in the apartment building she owns and is dedicated to turning it into a suitable place to live.  After she meets with a candidate to rent the apartment, neighbor Mel lies to him and says that it is infested with bed bugs just so she can have her friends move in for a cheaper rate.  Fiona confronts Mel and tells her that she does not have time for her petty games.  She gets inches away from her face and doesn’t break in the slightest, showing her neighbor that she is not one to mess with.  She even goes as far to tell Mel that if she thinks she knows what bed bugs are, she will pour them all over her bed just so she has an excuse to burn every last possession of hers.

2) Fiona was right.  When the kids come to Fiona about what to do about the angry meth dealer, Fiona is more than willing to help set it right.  But not before she has each and every member of the family say “I was wrong, you were right Fiona.”  Fiona has been telling them the entire time that this was a bad idea, but the kids continued on anyway and she wants them to learn a valuable lesson.

1) The Gallagher family digs up Monica.  So it happens that Fiona buried the rest of the Meth with their dead mother, Monica which leads to an interesting bonding moment between the siblings.  They are covered in dirt, digging for an eternity, and you would think this would be bad enough.  Carl then uses a forklift to speed up the process, only to drop the coffin, which opens suddenly as their dead Mother falls out.  Their screams of horror are hilarious, but they work together as a team while they continue to tell Fiona that she was right all along.


I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and comments on Shameless below.  Happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic