Evolution - Season 1 Episode 11 - "The Demons of the Past"
Dec 28, 2016
- Link to the previous episode in case you missed and wanna go back to read:
Season 1 Cast:
melindaMrskk - Zela Ivine (21, Nature Female) - EPISODE 1
Macda27 - Mac Anderson (18, Fire Male) - EPISODE 1
coolKat - Katalia Kishukoi (18, Nature Female) - EPISODE 1
RyanAndrews - Kitty Chester (16, Ghost Female) - EPISODE 1
IceIceBaby - Vixella Vox (72, Darkness Female)- EPISODE 2
Garrett_Auckland - Beckett Allen (18, Mind Male) - EPISODE 1
Katherinee_ - Alycia Anderson (17, Ice Female) - EPISODE 1
tkoj555 - Addie Singer Santos (18, Ghost Female) - EPISODE 1
QueenMichelle - Saara Aalto (29, Steel Female) - EPISODE 1
Kelly2722 - Brooke Lively (18, Human Female) - EPISODE 1
imprincearthur - Shawn Mott (23, Light Male) - EPISODE 1
MrPokeguy9 - Daniel Tonge (21, Strength Male) - EPISODE 1
Spencer_Bledsoe - Spencer Thompson (17, Human Male) - EPISODE 1
Guest Characters/Supporting Cast:
Jarvis (62, Energy Male) - EPISODE 2
Axel Anorends, aka "Alex Anderson" (22, Ice Male) - EPISODE 4
Jjred45 - JJ Slone (19, Light Male) - EPISODE 1 - EPISODE 8 - DEAD (facial corrosion and impact with wall by someone in a Blue Hood)
Episode 11: “The Demons of the Past”
Spencer woke up, his mouth parched. He figured a nice sip of water or two could help get him back to sleep. He glanced over at Katalia, knowing she was indeed asleep, but was sleeping as a cat rather than a human. He got out of bed and headed over to the bathroom. As he made his way though, he heard Addie’s voice, as if she were talking to someone.
Spencer: (to himself) Can Addie still not sleep?
He changed course, heading to where Addie’s voice was coming from. In the mix, he heard someone else’s voice too. A voice he didn’t recognize. He wondered why Addie was having visitors in the dead of the night. He inched from the stairs and looked at the base. Addie indeed did have someone over. It looked to be Saara, but why? He knew Addie and Saara were bitter rivals. Something was very off, Spencer had conjectured. He took a few steps down, but stopping after 3 steps as he didn’t really want to be seen.
Spencer looked behind him to see Katalia standing behind him. Spencer opened his mouth, but Katalia put a finger to her mouth, signaling him to be quiet.
Katalia: (whispers) Let’s listen in together.
--Flashback (29 Years Ago)—
After Michael left the hospital room Saara was born in, Gina looked towards the doctors who were gathered around her and her baby.
Doctor 1: We’re going to get you safe, don’t you worry Ms. Gina Aalto!
Doctor 2: How so? We don’t even know where the shooting’s at!
Doctor 1: We have to assume it’s on this floor! If we can get her down to at least the ground floor, that can keep our assailants off our trail!
Gina: PLEASE JUST DO SOMETHING!
Newborn Saara wailed in the arms of Gina as the doctors tried to figure out a plan. The first doctor noticed a wheelchair in the corner and rushed it over to Gina’s side.
Doctor 1: Get the mother and her daughter onto that chair now or my profession is not a doctor!
The three doctors carefully lifted Gina onto the wheelchair, the first one holding the baby so that she wouldn’t be harmed in the process.
Doctor 3: Alright, I found us a safe room, but we’re going to have to go up, not down.
Doctor 1: What floor?
Doctor 3: Room 816. We have to go up 4 floors.
Doctor 2: Alright, then what are we waiting for? Let’s go!
The doctors rushed Gina and Saara out of Room 404 and over to the elevator.
???: (laughs maniacally, apparently reveling in what could only be the death of Michael) Silly man! Did you really think you could defeat me? Pathetic!
Doctor 3: What was that?
Doctor 1: (to Gina) Let’s hope we can make our escape in time.
Footsteps can be heard approaching down the hall where Michael must have gone as the doctors waited for the elevator. The numbers above the door showed 10 numbers, signifying that the Albany Hospital was a 10-story building. The lighted button right now was the 7th floor, meaning if it couldn’t go down another 3 floors before the assailant got to them, Michael’s death would then be in vain.
The light went down to 6 as the footsteps grew louder. Gina could see a shadow begin to approach from one of the hallways. The laughter this shadow gave off alarmed her even more than her presence already had.
The shadow grew bigger as the light went down to 5. Then, a woman who looked to be in her middle ages came out of the hallway and noticed them.
Woman: (malicious grin emanating from her face) So… you all must be that poor man’s family?
Doctor 3: She’s found us!
Woman: Give me a challenge! Show me what you’re REALLY made of!
The 1st doctor rushed towards the woman first. As he tried to approach her though, dark energy came out of her hand and blasting onto the doctor, sending him flying back. The 3rd doctor looked at the 2nd one straight in the eyes.
Doctor 3: Get the mother and child to safety! Whatever happens, their safety is our top priority.
Doctor 2: Understood!
The 3rd doctor then rushed over to help the 1st one, but it was no good as a sword of dark energy came out of her hand and sliced the 3rd doctor in 2. As it did, the number light was down to 4 and the elevator opened.
Doctor 1: GET THEM IN THE ELEVATOR AND OUT OF HERE NOW!
Woman: How noble!
The woman conjured up a black hole and sucked the 1st doctor in, swallowing him. Then her attentions turned to Gina, Saara, and the last remaining doctor. The doctor frantically pressed the 8 button once he was in with the mother and child. The woman rushed to the door to meet them, but the elevator door closed just in time. The elevator began to go up. As it did though, the elevator shut off after it ascended to the 6th floor.
Gina: (panicked) What is going on?
Doctor: I don’t know.
All of a sudden, the elevator began to drop rapidly until it crashed into the first floor, the baby screaming as if in sheer terror rather than just being a newborn.
Meanwhile, in the 4th floor, the woman looked over what happened. This woman had a Visitor Pass marked “Vixella Vox”.
Vixella: (chuckled as she smirked) Nobody gets in my way, especially not useless doctors or beginning fathers.
Vixella turned and continued on her rampage in the 4th floor of the Albany Hospital. The fall, she’d figured, probably killed those three people anyway.
--Flashback (15 Years Ago)—
A man drove to work, having left his wife and daughter Brooke home for the day. He figured that it would be a normal day at work like any other day. Filing some office papers, dealing with a drunken boss, and then going home and living a pretty bland life. He pulled into the work parking lot and got out of his car. But once he got out, he saw his boss getting out of his car, looking stranger than usual.
Brooke’s father: Uh… boss…?
He walked closer to his boss, feeling awkward at seeing his boss in such a weird demeanor. However, his boss did not notice his approach as he treaded closer towards him. As Brooke’s father continued to walk though, he felt queasy, as if he had a migraine. He put both hands on his head and fell down to his knees. When he looked up after his fall, he saw his boss standing right in front of him.
Boss: Did you seriously think you could approach me!?
His eyes began to glow red as he drank another beer.
Boss: I don’t think so, boy!
He threw the beer aside, shattering as everything grew black around them. Soon enough, it was all darkness, with nowhere to go or run.
Boss: Come here, bitch!
He advanced towards Brooke’s father, who scared out of his mind, the menacing red eyes glaring down at him with the intimidation to induce intrepidation. A force pinned Brooke’s father down as his boss approached him, rolling him over so that he was on his stomach. Next, he could feel his pants come off and a body on top of him. He could feel a mouth sucking on his neck.
Boss: You’re my bitch now!
He laughed a sadistic laugh as Brooke’s father could feel his boss slide him pecker inside him, beginning the rape. As the rape continued, Brooke’s father’s expression changed, almost as if he enjoyed the unwanted sex. He didn’t resist anymore, but instead became aroused himself. From that moment, the same person Brooke’s father once was died and became a much darker persona altogether as his eyes began to glow black. He didn’t just get raped by his boss, but was now possessed by something much greater and much more deadly.
Daniel sat alone waiting for his interrogator. Ever since he was taken, no one has talked to him or even wanted to acknowledge him, almost as if he stopped existing. He didn’t know where he was because he was blindfolded by one of the police officers after he was taken away. It was obvious to Daniel that he was arrested, but he felt more as if he was actually being kidnapped, taken from home unfairly by those whose jobs it were to protect the citizens of Underwood. All Daniel knew was that he was to be asked questions, and that he had damn well better be able to answer them.
Daniel used this time to practice his aura powers, but for a while, nothing was visible even with the aura. He tried punching the walls to see if he had anything else for powers, but while he did indeed hear something in his hands that felt as though his punches could break through even rocks, the wall only had the slightest of dents. Just when he had given up hope, Daniel heard something.
???: Hey buddy!
JJ’s voice! Daniel activated his aura senses, trying to search for where JJ’s voice was coming from. For a time, he saw nothing. Everything was as it was. But after some time, Daniel finally saw some blue mixed with black.
Daniel: JJ? Is that you?
An image of JJ showed himself to Daniel, but not quite what he was before. The bottom half of what his body would have been was gone.
JJ: Not quite what I was. I come to you now as a ghost.
Daniel: But how? I’ve never…
JJ: No, it is not you. It turns out that when black magic kills a light, the lights can become a ghost as long as they still have something to resolve. That is what happened to me, Daniel. I was killed by black magic, and I still have unfinished business.
Daniel: (disbelief reigning over him) No! It can’t be! Whoever killed you corroded you away!
JJ: I know, and I will never be alive again. However, I should show you something in regards to what led to my demise.
JJ’s hand touched Daniel’s shoulder as Daniel looked him in the eyes, trying to figure out what was going on.
JJ: It is time to show you everything. Close your eyes.
Daniel closed his eyes. Once he did though, he felt a tide of energy overtake him as his closed visions took him to the past.
--Flashback (3 Hours Before the Show)—
Vixella carried Beckett over to her bedroom, his right arm draped over her. Vixella lied Beckett down on her bed and then hurried over to his severed frozen hand.
Beckett: (nervously) What are you doing?
Vixella: Relax Beckett! I can get you your other hand back!
Beckett looked over to where Vixella had the frozen hand at and suddenly he realized what was going on.
Beckett: That’s impossible!
Vixella looked eerily at Beckett and gave him one of her Delphic smiles.
Vixella: Anything is possible. Now stay still.
Beckett tried to move from the bed he was on, but a force was keeping pinned down, as if her bed suddenly became a lot more dense.
Beckett: No. This can’t be happening.
Vixella began to chant something in a language that not even Beckett could understand. Her eyes turned into a black glow as she chanted. Beckett, for the first time in his life, felt like a prisoner in his own body, as if he had woken up during surgery. Whatever magic Vixella was doing, it was keeping Beckett from being able to scream.
As Vixella chanted, his mind began to go blank, as if his knowledge of the outside world began to cease to exist. In place of that though, he felt a sharp pain emanate from where his left stump was. He could feel bones begin to pierce out of his stump, blood coming out from where his stump was. He tried to move his arm, but it still wouldn’t budge as Vixella continued to chant. Once his bones finished growing, what happened next felt as if those bones were being coated by something dense. He couldn’t move his head to check on what was going on. All he knew was the pain that seared through him as his eyes started to become bloodshot. That and a new blackness coursing through his veins.
As something began to form where his hand would have been, the vision of Vixella’s bedroom began to fade. Instead, what overtook him was a chilling darkness that Beckett tried to struggle against. However, it was futile. The darkness that took him over was too powerful. His entire vision was nothing but black. A void not unlike death, but not exactly death either. The pain reminded him he was still alive, but if it weren’t there, he could have judged that this darkness might have just killed him. Whatever ritual was going on, Beckett felt as if it took an eternity. But with darkness overtaking him, the old Beckett, the one he knew, was fallen into the void, lost within him.
After a time, it was finally over. Beckett’s vision returned to that of the bedroom he was in. No longer did he feel the density of Vixella’s bed. He looked over and found that he had regained his hand, but now it was much darker than it originally was. Instead of the white hand he had known all his life, his hand had turned pitch black, with a fading at the point where his hand was once cut off from.
Vixella: I gave you your hand back, but that’s not all that happened.
Beckett stared at Vixella, confused at her motives.
Beckett: What did you do to me?
Vixella: I have passed on to you some of my knowledge. Now you don’t just have your hand back, but you have access to some of what I know and have seen. Everything you touch with your left hand from now on will be enhanced. You are no longer entirely Beckett.
Vixella: A part of me lives in you now. Tonight, you will go to a play at the West End Music Theater. A daughter of mine is conducting the play. If you happen to see a girl named Zela Ivine or anyone she could possibly be friends with, do not be afraid to ruin them.
Beckett bolted out of his bed, trying to figure out what was going on. He needed to test this for himself as nothing made sense to him anymore. He ran to a liquor cabinet Vixella had and drew out a bottle of a brand of honey bourbon with his newly-formed left hand, but as he got it out, he noticed it turn into a pitch black liquid.
Vixella: (sounding a little upset) What you just did was turn that bourbon, one of my favorite ones by the way, into a highly corrosive substance. Now you can’t drink it and now I have to buy more.
Beckett studied the strange new liquid, but as he did, the liquid ate the wrapper, almost as if it could corrode everything from the inside out. Yet his hand stayed intact.
Beckett: (sounding guilty) Did I do something wrong?
Vixella: (shakes her hand) On the contrary, that can be a very useful weapon for you as long as you don’t waste it. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
--Flashback (5 Years Ago)—
A 12-year-old Alycia came home from school as Alex sat in the living room watching TV with his girlfriend Zela.
Alex: How was your first day of school sis?
Alycia: (acknowledging Alex) 8th grade is a piece of cake so far, but I’m glad I got to be in the same classes as Brooke and not be embarrassed by the whole entire class anymore.
Alycia’s cheeks brightened up as she said this.
Alex: So glad you skipped the 7th grade?
Alex: (chuckles) Wish I was that smart.
Alycia left and went upstairs, looking happy to have started the new year of school. Once he was sure his sister was outside of earshot, Alex turned over to Zela, who was sitting next to him.
Zela: That’s your sister?
Alex: Why yes she is!
Zela: She seems bright!
Alex: (chuckles to himself) I know babe. Anyway, what do we want to do today?
Zela: Well, my family wants to meet you for the first time. You’ve taken me here so many times that I’ve never gotten to introduce you to my family. My dad and mom are anxious to meet you.
Alex: Sounds swell. I’ll put on my nicest clothes.
Zela: Please do. These are rich people you’re meeting.
That same day, Zela and Alex were on their way to Zela’s mansion in her car. The roof was up as the radio was playing a Ke$ha song that was popular at the time. Alex had seen Saara and Addie perform on TV with his sister the other night and judged those two people to have better voices than this musician, but this was Zela’s car, which meant her rules, her music.
Zela turned down the volume as she got to her gates and rolled down the window, dialing the number.
Zela: Hey mom, it’s me! I brought my boyfriend along for you guys to meet!
Zela’s mom: (over the dialphone) Alright sweetie! We’ll open up the gates for you!
Once the gates opened, Zela drove past and all the way to the mansion. Once she parked her car, she and Alex got out of the car. However, when they got out, no one was outside to greet them. It almost seemed as if the mansion was more of a ghost town.
Alex: Is your family normally this… quiet?
Zela: (in a gentle, lowered voice) No, I don’t think so. Something’s definitely off.
He could hear it in her voice. Zela was genuinely scared about having walked into this mansion on this particular visit, and Alex began to realize where she was coming from. Something was definitely off, he thought, and whatever it was, it wasn’t going to end well.
--End of Episode—
Originally, there were 2 more scenes I wanted to include, but I needed to move them to the next episode. It was long enough as it was and I think it would be better packaged in Episode 12. Episode 12 will have a few more flashbacks too mixed with some present day scenes.
Thoughts on the Episode:
What do you make of Spencer and Katalia eavesdropping on Saara telling Addie her story?
What did you think of the escape scene that saved Saara’s life at birth?
What do you think of Vixella being behind the hospital attack from 29 years ago and how does this compare/contrast with the Vixella we know now?
Back in the Q&A, I was asked what caused Brooke’s father monstrous behavior. Having read what happened to him, would you say this did anything to explain his apprehensions? Why or why not?
Told y’all that wasn’t the last we were seeing of JJ! Now, what did you think of JJ appearing to Daniel as a ghost?
What has become of Beckett? Can Beckett be saved, and if so, how?
What do you make of Alex (who is Axel in the present by the way) having once dated Zela and how will this impact the story in the present day?
A big scene will happen in Zela’s mansion next episode in a flashback. Are you excited to see that?
Favorite/Least Favorite Characters:
Any comments, suggestions, or concerns?
Next Episode: "No Redemption"
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