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Ash Williams and his "spicy man meat" are back!

The wait is finally over and our favorite chainsaw wielding, one liner spewing, self-centered, egotistical demon slayer has returned.

On Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1, it appears that Ruby has bitten off more than she can chew. After creating a truce at the end of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 Episode 10, Ruby has lost control over her "children" and they have turned on her.

I"m thrilled that Lucy Lawless has returned for season two. I thoroughly enjoyed her character last season and now that she will be joining team Ash, I think we're in store for a real treat.

Necromonicon - Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1

These episodes just fly by so quickly don't they? This show is just so much fun that I wish it was more than 30 minutes! The writers have been doing a great job of fitting a lot into each episode without it feeling rushed.

Case in point, we checked in on Ruby, partied with Ash, went on a road trip from Jacksonville to Ash's home town, met papa Ash and had a great fight with the demon children. That's quite a lot to fit into a half hour show, but it was done seamlessly.

It looks like the demon child that Pablo vomited up during the finale has grown to adult size. Oh yeah and there are A LOT more of them now, too.

They want the Necronomicon from Ruby, so she was left with no other choice but to break her truce with Ash to acquire his help. Unfortunately, Ash's retirement in Jacksonville was short lived when Deadites crashed his party.

I loved watching Ash tap the keg with his chainsaw. Typical Ash. There were many times I laughed out loud during the episode, especially when the darkness took over the party and all Ash was worried about was that his car windows were down.

The makeup effects for the Deadites are so simple, yet creepy. That, coupled with the demonic squeals and jerky body movements make the Deadites terrifying.

Deadite Cindy - Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1

What's happening to Pablo? Ever since he had the Necronomicon stuck to his face on Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 Episode 10, he has been having strange visions.  

It appears he isn't the only one still dealing with issues from last season, as Kelly was having an inner struggle with her demon self.

We also got to meet Ash's father, Brock Williams, played wonderfully by the excellently cast Lee Majors. Their banter back and forth between one another was hysterical. Especially the Six Million Dollar Man reference regarding Ash's robotic hand.

Ash: Check it out. I'm better, stronger...
Brock: Faster? Bullshit. It looks like some piece of shit made in China.

Ashy Slashy - Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1

When Brock turned on that good old Williams charm and tried to pick up Kelly, there was not doubt he was Ash's father. We also found out that the townsfolk have a nickname for his son: Ashy Slashy.

How cute.

It's My Dad - Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1

Before the demon fight at the crematorium, Ash gave his boomstick a nice upgrade by adding a bayonet. Oh, and of course splash on some cologne before slaying said demon children.

The demon child inching towards Pablo with the creepy crab walk was unsettling, and was a nice nod to The Exorcist. Pablo is beginning to tap into his charm's power, as it made him invisible to the demon child while clutching it.

Sorry Mom - Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1

Tommy: You've got some huge balls showing yourself in this town.
Ash: Yeah, I do. Notice I never wear gym shorts?

Apparently, Ruby's children cannot be killed by conventional means. Ruby's knife seems to be the only weapon that is capable of destroying them. By Ruby giving her knife to Ash, was a gesture of trust, since that knife can also be used against her. 

Toss Me a Melon - Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1

I'm looking forward to the dynamic Ruby brings to the team. She and Ash will undoubtedly bump heads and exchange fun quips with one another along the way. I couldn't be more thrilled that Ash is back in his quest to save the world and taking us along for the ride!

What did you think of the season two premiere? Hit the comments below.

Ash vs Evil Dead returns with a new episode on Sunday, October 9th on STARZ.

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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

Deadite: Your truce is over Ashy Slashy.
Ash: What'd you call me?

I have fought with Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan and this fucked up shit is my only hope? Oh fuck, what a mess.