Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2
Ash vs Evil Dead

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Ash vs. Evil Dead's sophomore season proves the show is in command of its characters and tone, turning up the gore, fun, and energy to deliver even more grisly, action-packed thrills and laughs.



Critic Ratings: 17


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Air date: Oct 2, 2016

In the Season 2 premiere, Ash, Pablo and Kelly, summoned back to Ash's hometown by Ruby, form an unusual alliance. Once there, Ash's father and the local pub dwellers give the returning son a chilly reception.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2016

Lucy reveals to Pablo that the Necronomicon has gifted him with premonitions; and in the morgue, Ash and Kelly realize that Brock's date may not exactly be the life of the party.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2016

When local teenage hell-raisers steal the Delta from Brock's house, Ash and his pal Chet plan a party at the bar to lure in the thieves and take back the Delta and the Necronomicon.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2016

Ash hunts for his beloved Delta, but the tide turns and he becomes the hunted; Ruby and Kelly battle the evil spawn. while Pablo is plagued by yet another Necronomicon condition.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2016

The sheriff brings up Ash on charges, and it's up to Ruby, Kelly and Pablo to bust him out of jail, but they discover some people are not who they appear to be and that there's a new evil in town.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2016

Ash and the team are trapped in Brock's house by an angry mob; Ruby attempts to summon a spell to send Baal back to the netherworld; and Ash is finally able to prove to the townsfolk that he is not a murderer but a hero.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2016

When Ash awakes in an asylum, a doctor tries to get him to own up to his acts so the healing process can begin.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2016

Ruby, Kelly and Pablo search an abandoned asylum for Ash and Baal and encounter some crazies who are all part of Baal's attempt to break Ash and find the Necronomicon.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2016

A distraught Ash tries to bring back Pablo, while Ruby and Kelly tag along to make sure Young Ash never glimpses the Necronomicon.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2016

In the Season 2 finale, Ash, Ruby and Kelly battle to get to a future where Pablo is alive, but the clan from hell offers resistance and Baal and Ash square off in an old-school knock-down, drag-out to save humanity.

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Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) enjoys his hard-earned retirement in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of his deal with Ruby (Lucy Lawless) for possession of the Necronomicon. But when Ruby loses control of the book and the demons she spawned with its power, Ash and his gang are forced to return to his hometown of Elk Grove, Michigan, where he gets a less than friendly reception from former friends and neighbors, to clean up Ruby's mess. Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo resume their roles as Pablo Bolivar and Kelly Maxwell, respectively. Joining the cast are Michelle Hurd as Ash's ex-girlfriend Linda Bates-Emery, Stephen Lovatt as Linda's husband Sheriff Thomas Emery, Lee Majors as Ash's dad Brock Williams, Ted Raimi as Ash's best friend Chet, and Joel Tobeck as Baal.

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Critic Reviews for Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

Considering the talent behind the show, not to mention its incomparable star, we have no doubt Ash vs. Evil Dead will remain a fun ride throughout Season 2. We're just hoping for a little more Ash and a little less Slash.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

For those of us who take an admittedly odd comfort in watching our devils made flesh, dismembered and defeated, accepting Starz's invitation to ride with "Ash vs Evil Dead" may be the perfect weekly escape.

Oct 3, 2016 | Full Review…

I'll be watching Ash vs. Evil Dead until the conclusion of this season.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It has that perfect balance of ridiculously outlandish violent gore and terribly, terrible cheesy humor.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes this series excellent is that it did all its character (re)establishing in the first series, allowing the second series to be a gleaming tribute to the Evil Dead Trilogy.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 isn't as screamingly good as season 1, but it sure gets close and is still one hell of a bloody good time.

Sep 19, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The second season, the tone and tenor of both its leading man-and the series-finds its rhythm and makes a case for an even stronger sophomore run. Like a fine wine, Ash Williams only gets better with age.

Oct 13, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's silly moments... - combined with all the horror and gore the Evil Dead movies are famous for - help Ash vs. Evil Dead stand out from its predecessors.

Oct 13, 2016 | Full Review…

From brawling in bars to cracking skulls at crematoriums, this exciting episode got Ash right tonally while also exploring his past in intriguing ways.

Oct 13, 2016 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

It is always fascinating to see a series learn new ways of telling a story as it moves on from its inaugural season.

Oct 3, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm not saying this isn't entertaining, nor out of line with Evil Dead's true nature. But what I am saying is that the show has more or less figured out its identity: a raunchier version of a Saturday morning action program for adults.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The bloodthirsty violence and silly one-liners are fan service at both their finest and simplest, which ultimately hints that season 2 will be even bigger and groovier than before.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2

  • 4d ago
    Do you like chainsaws, shotguns, demons, gore, and America? Then this is the show for you die hard patriots! COME GET SUM!
  • Aug 30, 2020
    This feels like it's made with the same childish glee as the films, with outrageous ideas, inventive gore and creative cinematography and really succeeds in capturing that tone and humour.
  • Jul 25, 2020
    Um pouco inferior ao antecessor mais ainda trás sequências de lutas inteligentes e gore
  • Jul 17, 2020
    The first season came off as mediocre and added little to the lore established by Saimi for the Necronomicon or it's lead character Ash. At least this second season upped the ante a bit. SPOILERS A deadite attack forces Ash and crew out of Jacksonville Florida and back to Ash's home town. Ruby has called off their truce to get Ash's help once more. A powerful demon, Baal, has been summoned and it is up to the Ghost Beaters to send his ass back to hell. The season plot is predictable in both execution and outcome but the real meat of this season comes from finding out what happened to Ash after the events of the first 3 films. The populace of his home town views him as a psychopathic killer (Ashy Slashy) who murdered his friends in a cabin over 30 years ago. Alot of what I enjoyed in this season came from Ash's interactions with people from his past especially the (brief) on screen relationship between Ash and his father. As a fan of the original film trilogy it was interesting to see how the aftermath of those films affected the lead character. Horror movies almost always end with the lead surviving and often having a "walk into the sunset" moment. We don't often see how these horrific events could affect them mentally and affect the relationships with the people they care about. This was something I was hoping for in the first season and the second season delivered on it. It is hard for me to rate this really high. 5/5 is such a strong rating for a series that is essentially an extended Evil Dead movie. I give Breaking Bad, and the first four seasons of Game of Thrones a 5/5. True titans of television drama. Ash vs. The Evil Dead is not this. But for being a TV series with great acting and keeping with the charm of the original film trilogy it is as good as it gets for what it provides. That's as strong of a compliment I can give it (and this is coming from a hardcore Evil Dead fan).
  • Jun 25, 2020
    Only complaints is that they killed Ruby a little to early (even if it was the season final i felt like they could have done more with her) also the season final is so confusing but besides that amazing gore well developed characters funny jokes and even funnier scenes and we also get to learn more about our boy Ash's childhood before Evil Dead 1
  • Feb 15, 2020
    What a great season 2 this was, everything is in it : funny / captivating / thrilling !
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Better than the first season, Is more gory, hilarious, thrilling, and entertaining bringing a second season to Ash Vs Evil Dead
  • Oct 24, 2019
    I really love it its the ONLY show that kicks ass like Ash does, and with a perfect one -liner.
  • May 25, 2019
    Perfect for any fan of the evil dead series. exactly what you'd expect really.
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Ramping up the gore, and fights from the first season, Ash vs. Evil Dead's second season is debatably better than it's first, and has solidified this show as one of the most unique, and best shows I have ever seen.

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