Welcome back to our weekly coverage of Freeform's Beyond, featuring our usual exclusive behind-the-scenes video... as well as a very solemn moment for all of us. Grab those Kit Kats, because it's time to discuss Episode 2.8, titled "I Scream, You Scream."
Warning: There will be SPOILERS ahead for Beyond Season 2, especially Episode 2.8. Do not venture beyond this point unless you've seen it or love being spoiled.
Everybody ready? Let's bust out of this freezer!
This episode was a bit crazy, even by Beyond standards, and we mean that in a good way. First off, the episode's title is "I Scream, You Scream," and believe it or not, it actually contains a scene of people literally screaming for ice cream. That right there makes this episode a classic.
The ice-screaming takes place during the episode's central plot line, where Holden, Charlie, and Jeff attempt to bust Edgar Abbot out of the institution that he's trapped in. They're not doing this because they're nice people, they know that he's connected to the fridge in the woods, and they want to use it to send him to the realm.
Edgar displayed his heat-wave powers last week, so naturally the institution (and his very manipulative psychiatrist) are keeping him captive in a walk-in freezer. That's why there's no ice cream, and that's also why the other inmates are screaming for it. Holden's crew try to be stealthy in their plan to bust Edgar out, but soon enough the whole thing devolves into Jeff engaging in full-on fisticuffs with a security guard.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip, actor Jeff Pierre (Jeff) takes us through the filming of the fight, and all of the varying techniques used. He seemed to have a good time shooting it.
It's for the best, too, because things are going badly all over the place. The Hollow Sky patients arrived at the police station in the episode's climax, and they had a little jail-breaking session of their own. Diego is free once again, and that's not good for anyone.
In other news, Luke "Worthless" Matthews met with Agent Gale after finding her card in his mother's purse last week. Gale isn't entirely truthful about things, and she also takes her coffee with Yoo-hoo and sugar. A classic pairing! Luke eventually goes back to Willa, because of course he does, and she looks happy that he's back in her life. Good for you, Luke, your pledge to stay away lasted for half an episode. He tries to convince Willa that they have to come clean about everything to the FBI, and though Willa doesn't agree, Arthur convinces her.
In related news, Charlie kissed Holden in the woods. This is a nice payoff to the last few episodes of growing heat between these two, but it's likely another nail in the coffin of Holden and Willa's relationship. We're a little hard on Luke for digging on Willa, but Holden is not doing himself any favors.
It is now with great sorrow that we welcome you to what is almost certainly the final edition of Creep Corner With Pastor Ian. The pastor of a million creeps truly showed his inner coward in this episode — just as you think he's going to do the right thing, he decides to ditch town instead. Yellow Jacket Man stops him from succeeding, and before we know it Pastor Ian is in the woods, at gunpoint, and screaming for his life like Bernie Bernbaum in Miller's Crossing. Yellow Jacket Man doesn't even bother pulling the trigger — he's management now, after all. He has his assistant do it.
While we don't see a body, we're fairly certain that the creepiest creeper that ever creeped is dead, and he's taking this segment with him. Pastor Ian was a horrible person and he will be missed by nobody.
What will happen next? Your guess is as good as ours, but be sure to watch Beyond next week at 8 p.m. on Freeform for solid answers. We vow on the creepy body of Pastor Ian that we will be there the day after with another exclusive behind-the-scenes video.
In the meantime, what did you think of the episode? DId you scream for Ice Cream? Are you glad that Pastor Ian is gone? Does Diego haunt your dreams? Are we being unfair to Luke? Let us know in the comments!