'Evil' Season 3 Episode 3: Are Sister Andrea's demonic visions real or is she hallucinating?
Contains spoilers from 'Evil' Season 3 Episode 3
'Evil' Season 3 is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The new season will dive into devilish concepts like sex, death, doom-scrolling, cults, and the stock market. Every episode Kristen (Katja Herbers ), David (Mike Colter), and Ben (Aasif Mandvi ) investigate supernatural mysteries and also try to show how the 'supernatural' can be traced to a psychological condition.
The previous episode of ‘Evil’ revolved around Victor’s presence and points to a serious threat to the full church behind David and others who do not know him. Victor assigns David with a secret job that he does not reveal much about. Both Kristen and Ben who are unaware about Victor begins to suspect David’s constant absence from their investigation.
The new episode titled 'The Demon of Sex' mainly focus on demonic possessions and how Sister Andrea (Andrea Martin) keeps seeing demons constantly. She joins David, Kristen and Ben as they investigate a case of a marriage in trouble. They try to fix the 'demonically-possessed' marriage between Leo and Amalia. Sister Andrea senses the presence of a demon in Leo and Amalia’s marital relationship. She asks David to find any issues in their marriage. The couple claim to David that they don’t have any marital issues. Sister Andrea questions them, asking if they have felt any 'dark' forces at work and they agree. Every time Leo and Amalia try to get intimate, Amalia suffers from physical scarring on her back. David connects the demonic possession to the couple’s sexual life. Later Kristen in the form of a counselling session, question the couple again and enquires about their sexual interests. Sister Andrea who can witness the demon tells Kristen that her questioning is putting the demon in pain and is 'diminishing' it.
The demon is the antagonist of the episode as he attempts to seduce the couple and get them under his control. Kristen concludes that the couple’s sexual issues stem from their lifelong views on sex. Leo and Amalia were both brought up in Christian households and were virgins until their marriage. Therefore, they view sex as a holy act which adds an unnecessary complication to their dynamic. Kristen asks Amalia to stop thinking about God and to do what her body wants. Towards the end of the episode, following Kristen’s advice, Leo and Amalia play out their fantasies in the bedroom. Thus, they are able to consummate their marriage and overcome the troubles they were having in the bedroom. The demon loses its control on the couple and disappears.
On the other hand the church officials especially Leland is skeptical about Sister Andrea’s health as he notices her weird behaviour. Meanwhile Monsignor Matthew Korecki (Boris McGiver) suspects that Andrea is hallucinating. He says to David about the declining health of Sister Andrea and how she is talking to imaginary friends. Does Sister Andrea have any psychological issues as Leland suspects? Or is she telling the truth about her visions? Stay tuned to 'Evil' to find out.
Season 3 Episode 3 of 'Evil' is available on Paramount+