From the start, I have expressed my numerous frustrations with Fox’s new show The Exorcist. The subpar writing and poor attempt at horror have turned an interesting concept into something barely watchable. Adding to the long list is something very noticeable in chapter 4; the show struggles with simplicity and consistency. What I mean by this is the show has gone from an interesting take on its source material to a jumbled up story that doesn’t have the writing to back it up.
In the Great North, near the North Pole, in a modern town where about two hundred souls live precariously in minus fifty weather, and where roads lead to nowhere but the endless white, Lucy (Tatiana Maslany) and Roman (Dane DeHaan), two young tormented souls, fell in love. But now, ghosts from Lucy’s past are coming back, and she needs to run away or she will burn. Together, these lovers decide to make a leap for life, a leap for inner peace. They head out in the Great White, where the strangeness makes one feel he is travelling inside of himself.