WARNING: If you don't want to know what happens in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Eric moved out of his parents' farmhouse when he was 22, after which his family started experiencing strange events. His mother, happy to finally paint Eric's old bedroom with brighter colors, felt like she was being watched ... by Eric's old gaming computer.
Eric came home for a visit during the investigation, and Pastor Owens was quick to notice that the young man was hiding something. Alone with the Pastor on the front porch, Eric finally shared a dark secret he'd been keeping since he was 16 …
As a teenager, Eric was quite the video game enthusiast, though his social skills and school grades suffered for it. One day in an online chat room, Eric was approached by a user called 'Magus' to try out a new game called The Contract.
As the game seemed to have earned rave reviews from other users, Eric dived in, thrilled by the immersive role playing in which you have to try to beat the Devil. Later, Eric agreed to Magus' offer to take the game to 'the next level' … even though it apparently required an actual blood pact.
And then it all went to Hell. Soon, Eric was being tormented by Magus day and night, demanding that he help in bringing 'new recruits' to The Contract. Eric started hearing voices in his head, telling him that Marnie was cheating on him and deserved to be killed, and to kill his own mother.