'Evil' Episode 12 sees Kristen destroy Leland Townsend with some serious burns: 'Get a life!'

We got the Kristen — Leland confrontation we have been craving for ages and it was no less satifying then what we had imagined

                            'Evil' Episode 12 sees Kristen destroy Leland Townsend with some serious burns: 'Get a life!'
Katja Herbers as Kristen and Michael Emerson as Leland (CBS)

This article contains spoilers for Episode 12 'Justicex2'

Whether Kristen Bouchard will be able to stop the Satanic Leland Townsend in his future devilish endeavors or not still remains a mystery, but one thing is for certain: on tonight's episode she burnt him harder than any circle of hell ever could and fans think he has been verbally "demolished" and "obliterated". 

This episode's synopsis reveals: "As Leland assists convicted serial killer Orson Leroux with having his conviction overturned, Kristen is called into court to testify while her daughter, Laura, undergoes emergency heart surgery."

It is during this trial that Kristen is asked to testify against Orson — something that doesn't really go well for her due to the many counter questions about her provoking Orson to attack her in prison.

When Kristen comes out of the courtroom, Leland pulls his usual psychological bullsh*t and tries to trigger her about her failure in getting Orson behind bars. It is during this time that Kristen loses her temper and pretty much ruins any sense of dignity that the despicable Leland's overgrown ego could have built.


Kristen seems to have collected Leland's DNA from a glass of water he drank in her house and runs a background check.

She discovers that he is actually a random guy called Jake who — besmirched by his two failed marriages, erectile dysfunction and betrayal in love for money — uses Satanism as a trope to get back at society. So pretty much Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' just not as deep.

Kristen shames him on his need to change his identity and come back as the devil but also mentions that she is confused about why the devil would choose a man as puny and feeble as Jake "Leland Townsend" to embody when he could do so much better.

In the end, Kristen signs off her little mean spirited telling off asking Leland to "get a life", and fans are freaking out over the amount of aloe vera Leland might need for that devastating burn.

Rejoining in the cathartic relief of it all, fans took to Twitter to exclaim how "Kristen demolished Leland! Obliterated! This is the best payoff ever! GOOOOO!"

Another fan very caringly asked "Aloe Vera for that burn, Leland? Or is it, Jake?" A noted one noted: "Kristen found out about Jake Perry aka Leland! When did she have time? Love her for that clapback!"

Sure Leland is a sobbing mess whining and cribbing to his devil psychiatrist about how mean Kristen is so maybe he will double up his attacks on her, but for now, we shall bask in the glory of this serene burn that Kristen just covered him with.

'Evil' airs on Thursdays at 9 pm only on CBS.

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