Ash vs Evil Dead
Ash vs Evil Dead is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy for the Starz network filmed in New Zealand. It is set in Raimi’s Evil Dead universe, with Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash Williams, and acts as a sequel to the original trilogy. Samara starred in three episodes during the first season of the show, as Heather. Heather was out camping with her sister (played by Indiana Evans) and her boyfriend (Ido Drent), when they ran into Kelly and Pablo. All hell quickly broke loose, and Heather suddenly found herself in a real life nightmare… Below you can read the info for each of the episodes Samara starred in, and find links to screen captures.
Episode 1×08: Ashes to Ashes (original air date: December 19, 2015)
Armed with his chainsaw, shotgun and the Necronomicon, Ash returns to the sinister cabin after 30 years. He finds Amanda behind him who convinces him that he shouldn’t face the evil alone. Meanwhile Kelly and Pablo are lost in the woods but find a group of hikers consisting of Brad, his fiance and Heather, who lead them toward the cabin.
At the cabin, Ash is taunted by the severed head of his old girlfriend Linda that he left in the work shed three decades ago. In the cabin, Amanda listens to the old tape recorder about the Necronomicon. Ash suddenly appears and tells her that they should just leave and be together, but Amanda notices his putrid hand and he attacks her. She manages to cut off and destroy the hand, but imposter-Ash impales her on the antlers of the deer head in the living room. The real Ash then finds Amanda just before she dies. Pablo and Kelly return and Ash tells them that she was killed by another evil-Ash that is running around somewhere.
Episode 1×09: Bound in Flesh (original air date: December 26, 2015)
Pablo and Kelly confront the two Ashes and once they realize who the impostor is they kill him. Ash decides to chop up the bodies of the impostor and Amanda before they turn into Deadites, but the hikers return. Pablo and Kelly lead them away while Ash dismembers his clone. Suddenly the Necronomicon starts talking to him, trying to convince him not to bury it. He throws the book in the refrigerator then notices Amanda has disappeared. Amanda, now a Deadite, attacks Pablo, Kelly and the hikers. She kills Brad and his fiance and breaks Heather’s leg. Ruby arrives however and Amanda runs off.
Returning to the cabin, Ruby confronts Ash, introducing herself as the one whose been cleaning up his mess. She explains that the book cannot be simply buried but needs to be dismantled. Ash agrees to destroy the book and cuts off it’s face, but once he hands it over Ruby begins a ritual to unleash the evil upon the entire world. Ruby claims to have written the Necronomicon and the face of the book animates and attaches itself to Pablo
Episode 1×10: The Dark One (original air date: January 2, 2016)
Before Ash can react to what is going on, Amanda returns and attacks him. He manages to defeat her but notices Ruby and Pablo have disappeared into the cellar. He goes down to find them but the evil force pounds the cabin and Ash falls down the steps. He suddenly finds himself back in his trailer with the Necronomicon. Ruby appears and tells him that he was destined to stand against her, but she tries to broker a truce by offering him what he desires the most – a peaceful retirement in Jacksonville. Refusing the offer, Ash find himself back in the cellar and under attack by a demonic child the book-possessed Pablo had belched up.
Eventually Ash has a final showdown with Ruby where she promises that if she releases the evil she can keep it under her control. She promises to let Ash and his friends live in peace if Ash accepts her deal. Ash of course, makes the worst decision possible. As a result, Ash hits the road with Kelly and Pablo in tow, while the radio reports sinkholes opening up around the world.