The mystery of what fate, exactly, happened TimesJulia is now a little less cloudy, thanks to Sunday’s episode.
Going into “A Is For Angel” we knew that the Lady of David had passed away some time ago and that her first vision had occurred around the time of this tragic event. And around Sunday time, another little revelation came when Leland insisted on doing a confession-like exercise with his spiritual advisor, David.
The men sat back to back at the parish – to simulate the anonymity of a confessional – as Leland took malicious glee in recounting details of his involvement in Julia’s final days. He recalled how he had crept into Julia’s life and essentially stalked her. When she fell seriously ill and needed 24-hour care, she worried about being a burden on those close to her – and Leland assured her that she “was absolutely a burden.” He encouraged her to “release those she loved from his presence” and then she left.
David was clearly upset by the end of Leland’s speech. And after Leland left, we saw the crying priest-in-training grabbed his rosary so hard it made his palm bleed. (It was also at this time that Sister Andrea, a nun played by Good news‘Andrea Martin, agreed to help David push back the forces of evil.)
Was Leland lying? Did Julia commit suicide? In separate interviews, we posed these questions to series star Mike Colter and showrunners Robert and Michelle King.
LIGNE TV | I was intrigued by Julia’s revelation. What I understand is that Julia was sick and then maybe started to think maybe she should step out of the equation in terms of being a burden on the people she loves.
ROBERT ROI | This disease, moreover, this disease came from addiction. This disease just wasn’t health, but it was addiction that she couldn’t overcome.
LIGNE TV | Will we learn more about this season?
ROBERT KING | It’s a marathon, not a sprint, on the Julia question. We drop seeds.
LIGNE TV | There is still a question mark as to what happened to Julia, although Leland’s confession scene shows how deeply David is affected by what happened to him. What can you say about what we will learn about this story as the season progresses?
COVER MIKE | This season is so long, and now that I’ve filmed it, I feel like I’ve forgotten half the season of what we did. [Laughs] At some point we get more information, and I think what you referred to is correct. I think there is a part of David’s past that only Leland obviously has access to, and that he uses it to press buttons, and to move David forward …
Who knows how she met his disappearance? It can go a number of ways, but there are so many really horrible things that people can do to people, that one wonders how we coexist or how we can be so horrible as a species.
Elsewhere in the episode:
* This week’s case involved a man who believed Archangel Michael was forcing him to do God’s work (but in a frightening and disturbing way). The angel also later appeared to David, and he spoke cryptically of “the penance of God … a weapon mightier than 10,000 swords.” Half the world will be dead. When David came to his senses, he noticed that a news program was covering a mysterious disease that she considered “the next plague.” (By the way, the man’s wife eventually turned into a pillar of salt.)
* Leland’s exorcism was delayed for a month, and his anger at the postponement led him to break up with Sheryl in the middle of a wedding planning session. “I want you to take your little parched ovaries and bring them back under the rock you came from,” he said, explaining that he was only dating her to hurt Kristen, and he had it. done, so their relationship was over. . But when he realized that Kristen & Co. had broken into his map stash, he threatened Sheryl not to tell her daughter about what they had done. (She wasn’t impressed, manhandling him and pointing out that he had more skeletons in his closet than she did. “Do you know how many demons I dated before you?” She thought. ) K ”bloody on the wall of his office and pushed back his efforts to get back together later in the episode. (PS I love Sheryl.)
* A new cop, Anya (played by Jessie Mueller from Broadway), is working on the Orson LeRoux murder case, and she has asked Kristen to help her with some background information. Kristen agreed, but she was uncomfortable. Later, Kristen and David started a discussion about whether wars can be just or not. He argued that they could, because “there is evil in the world, and it must be fought.” Using that logic, she wondered, can there be “just murder” if it stops a greater evil? David said it’s the only way to stop a killer … but any other murder is murder. As he wondered why she was asking, she recalled LeRoux crawling away from her the night she died.
Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? And what are your theories on Julia’s disappearance? Sound off in the comments below!