Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) finally took a big progressive step forward in last week's episode of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" as he proved to the angry residents of Elk Grove, Michigan that he's the hero they need to survive this mess, not the villain they thought they had to kill. And while it seems that "Ashy Slashy" is no more, everyone's favorite Deadite hunter has found a new threat to overcome: Baal (Joel Tobeck).
In the Screener exclusive clip above, we are given a glimpse at Sunday's (Nov. 13) episode -- titled, "Delusion" -- and it looks like Ash's life has apparently taken an unexpected, and crazy, turn.
Instead of putting his chainsaw hand against Baal's throat, it seems that Ash suddenly finds himself coming out of this demonic fever dream of a life. Waking up inside a mysterious mental institution, he finds his vengeful sidekick Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) also a patient (prisoner?) inside these walls.
When you think about it, the life of Ashley J. Williams has been a baffling one, to say the least. From his humble beginnings at the cabin all those years ago to the hero he became in "Evil Dead II," it was hard to see how Ash's life could get any weirder. But it's when he traveled back to the Medieval era in "Army of Darkness," even we began to worry the "Evil Dead" story might have jumped the shark.
That's not a bad thing to do when battling a gang of demons looking to shroud the world in darkness. But looking back on all the insane things Ash has done in his life, it's not that out of question -- if you've not witnessed these horrors firsthand -- to think that the man may be a little out of his mind.
Is he, though? Something tells us this new predicament is just a demonic trick played by Baal to keep Ash occupied while his evil plan is acted out. How Ash will get out of this asylum is anyone's guess. Maybe Kelly will be able to assist in his escape... That is, if she finds it in her to stop breaking all of her fingers.
"Ash vs. Evil Dead" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Starz.