Ash vs Evil Dead Last Call – Ash’s beloved car has been stolen by some teenagers. Even worse, (though not to Ash) the Book of the Dead was still in the backseat, now in the hands of irresponsible teens.
Review and recap Ash vs Evil Dead Last Call
While Ash mourns the loss of his car, Ruby insists that they go after the book. Ash is more than happy to be rid of the book, but unwilling to lose his car, so he comes up with a plan.
They meet Ash’s high school buddy, Chet, at the bar where he mixes up some cocktails laced with ketamine and plans to lure the car thieves there with the promise of drug-filled drinks.
Meanwhile, the teenagers are smoking Ash’s stash in his car and talking about the Ashy Slashy legend. When two of them are left alone in the car, the girl, Amber finds the Necronomicon and starts reading from it, drawing out the evil. She attacks her boyfriend and runs off while he bleeds to death. When the other teens return, the car comes to life and starts killing them off one by one.
Ash’s Delta 88 has been an honorary main character in the show (and films), but this is the first time we’ve seen it have any kind of role other than driving, and it’s a gory, brutal role. If you watch this show for the stylized, over-the-top violence, then this episode might just rise to the top of your list. The CGI is used sparingly, but it’s clear the SFX budget went way up for Season 2, and this episode has some of the best we’ve seen so far.
Back at the bar, Ash starts flirting with possessed Amber who killed her boyfriend, while Ash’s father flirts with Ruby. When he pushes things too far, Ruby grabs him by the nose and demands he apologize.
Ash comes over to diffuse the situation, but it quickly turns into another competition of bravado and Ash challenges his dad to a mechanical bull-riding contest. Ash puts up an impressive spectacle, but his father outdoes him, not only beating his time, but pulling Ash’s girl (deadite Amber) onto the bull with him.
Ash and his dad have a heated argument and he admits that he blames Ash for killing Cheryl, Ash’s sister. Ash tries to argue that it was “the monsters,” but his dad walks away and takes Amber to the bathroom. Just before rounding the corner, she turns and reveals her deadite face.
After a quick pep-talk from Pablo, Ash saves his father and cuts Amber’s head off. Unfortunately, a kid walks in and sees a blood-soaked Ash holding a severed head and alerts the bar that “Ashy Slashy’s gonna kill us all!”
Ash’s father finally tells him he was wrong and that he’s proud of the man he’s become. And the Delta 88 comes from out of nowhere to brutally crush him under its wheels.
Season 2 is a massive step up from the first season. Not only are they willing to dive into Ash’s tumultuous relationship with his father, but then they take the risky path and kill him off seconds after their reconciliation. It wasn’t entirely unexpected in a show that’s mostly about people being brutally killed by demons, but even after a second viewing, it hurts to watch.
As hard as it was, the whole town now thinks that Ash killed a young girl in the bar, and the only witness was just killed by Ash’s car. Ash is going to have a hard time talking himself out of this one next week.
Other episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead reviewed on TV Eskimo include:
Episode 3 – Last Call
Episode 2 – The Morgue
Episode 1 – Home
Characters and cast of Ash vs Evil Dead Last Call include:
Ash Williams – Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice, Fargo, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Pablo Simon Bolivar – Ray Santiago (In Time, Meet the Fockers, Accepted, Raising Hope, Backstrom)
Kelly Maxwell – Dana DeLorenzo (The Mad Ones, Barely Famous, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas)
Ruby Knobby – Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man, Agents of SHIELD)
Brock Williams – Lee Majors (The Fall Guy, The Six Million Dollar Man, Dallas, Weeds)
Chet Kaminski – Ted Raimi (Spider-Man, The Grudge, Code Monkeys, Evil Dead II)
Lacey Emery – Pepi Sonuga (Famous in Love, The Fosters)
Amber – Olivia Mahood
Tyler – Taylor Barrett
Blake – James Russell (The Boy, Forever, Unforgettable)