The Cleansing Hour (2019) Script

Transcript by rabbit_01

Our father, who art in heaven Hallowed be thy name...

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, Forgive us our trespasses and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

You are safe.

God is with you

Your soul is mine!

Vile creature from hell!

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I command you to give me your name.

Shit, curator.

You will submit before the cross of our high priest.

The creator of Heaven and Earth. Our one and only God, Jesus Christ.

Give me your name!


We have its name. Bileth.

Now we can read the appropriate rites.

And expel the tormentor.

Julio, come help me. Come here!

Save him, Blessed Virgin...

Calm down, everything is fine.

Bileth, deceiver and unholy servant of Satan.

I command you to...

Higher, go!

I order thee, Bileth, abandon the body and never again return to torment its soul.

Bileth by the power of God...

You are too weak to defeat me.

Bileth by the power of God, return to the wasteland he accorded you.

Deport, Bileth!

Deport, Son of Hell!

Deport! Begone in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!


Hello Father.

Where am I ?

You are back.

Your family is here.


It's good.


Another demon vanquished. Another soul liberated.

God is good.

The power of prayer... Your prayer... is great.

Join us again, next week to witness yet another miracle, God willing.

Thank you once again for your support.

God bless you.

And may the devil miss you.

And ... cut!

Nice job, everybody! Good show!

Hey, somebody give this guy an Oscar, huh.

I'd like to thank my mother-in-law for the inspiration.

Thank you very much. Thank you. Appreciate it.

If you're gonna take any pictures, do not post them anywhere. Thank you.

Nice show, man.

Fifty thousand followers and I'm still not 'Verified'.

I'm never gonna be respected if I don't have that little blue checkmark right next to my name.

Did you, um... Did you read the email I sent you? The one about branching out?

Did you read it?

Did you read it?

Five million followers.

What I wouldn't do for that kind of audience.

That's what I want to talk to you about.

Okay? Viewership's peaked. Right?

You gotta book my boy Dante. Drag queen.

He... she, works at the Bingo night at the Bodice Lounge as Scarlett von Kock.

You get it?

You get it?

I get it. Hey.

I want to talk to you about expansion.

Who's drinking with us tonight?

We need self-right expansion. Okay?

Ghost hunts, seances...

Drew? Drew...

We talked about this, man. Priests don't do seances, bros.

I know they don't, but I got this girl, she's great, she's got her own stuff...

Scarlett von Kock, man.

She's fabulous, okay? Just book her.

Thomas, the boss!

That thing, right there with the gurney, was mmm!

You ask, I deliver.

I'm thinking we need a bit more power though, exploding lights, me silhouetted against a shower of sparks like Clint Eastwood or something.

Hell, yeah. I love it. Yo!

When's the show start?

Max, meet my delightful niece, Riley.

Our new P.A.

She's studying movies at S.C., where apparantly, they don't use clocks.

Don't worry about that. They gave me shit about that all the time.

We're artists we beat to our own drum, I get it.

I love this whole look, by the way, it's very circa 2000's Gwen Stefani?

You're working it.

What's the pay here?

Alright Riles, why don't you go and explore the set?

And try not to break anything. Go. Go go go go.

Lane, you coming tonight?

Are you going to be there?

I'll pass.

Your boy's coming.

Dude, we never hang out any more.

What d'you want me to do? I've got like, a ton of orders to fill.

Think of it as brand management.

♪ You say I'm crazy, but I really think I don't care ♪

♪ Might sound shady, but I really want to go there ♪

♪ Give me no way out ♪

♪ Never mind a raincheck... ♪ Hero?

No, I'm good. Go nuts.


You want to see some magic?

So cool. Magic.

So cool.

What an antsy guy.

Am I supposed to know who that is?

That's Father Max. The famous exorcist.

He's no exorcist, sweetheart.

Oh, so you've seen the show?

Then you don't know shit, do you.

Okay. Let's go.

Alright, I'm gonna need a little backup from my best friend Drew.

Where are you, Drew? Drew?

Everybody say Drew!

Drew! Drew! Drew!

My best friend, Drew!

There we go!

♪ Stay up all night, go all day long ♪

♪ Gonna do whatever we like ♪

♪ We wanna do it anytime we want ♪

♪ Let me tell you no, no, no ♪

♪ You tell 'em where to go, go, go ♪

♪ Stay up all night, ♪

♪ and we can party all day long ♪

Peace be with you.

Don't be shy. Don't.

Excuse me...

Father Max, hi. I just wanted to say that we're like, your biggest fans.

Bless your little hearts.

Can you sign my prayer cloth?


Please, come, join us. Scoot.

That's fine, you guys stay down.

This is Brenda. Hi.

I'm Desiree, like 'Desire' with an extra E.

Cool. Hey you guys have fun. I'm gonna head home. I'm gonna fuck myself.

I am intrigued.

So Father Max, we're curious.

How does a good looking guy like yourself take a vow of celibacy?


Well, ahem...

It can get very, very hard.

Are you really a priest?

You think I lied to you?

I don't know.

I've just never met one who is, you know... fun.

You think I'm fun, huh?

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to fight evil head on.

Be in the front lines of the spiritual war, like the Archangel Michael.

Spent ten years in school, got ordained, all to have the church I love deny my single ambition: being an exorcist.

So I quit. Taught myself.

And you know what?

God's still with me. I can feel it.

I know the honour too.

You wear a wig?

What? What'd I do?

No, no. You're good.

You want some breakfast? Are you hungry? I'll make breakfast.

Thank you.

Show's plateaued, man.

Can't grow an audience without new content, and Max'll only do shows that he can star in.

It's shocking.

Two, three...

I booked that zombie movie with Jared Leto.


First makeup assist. Oh my God!

That's awesome.

Oh man. That is gonna suck to lose you.

Maybe you should quit the show too.

What, give up on a thriving business? We got a wedding to pay for.

And besides, I've known Max since we were alter boys.

Ya know? I can't just abandon him.

I don't know if he'd say the same about you.

You don't know him like I do. Wow! Look at that!

Pops give me the hard-sell with obsolete technos, never cool. You know what this should say?

This should say, 'Uproot your life.

Become a corporate slave. Love, your father.

PS: Mom misses you.'


I don't know. Maybe the universe is trying to tell you something.

I like being my own boss.

Max is boss.

I don't think he's boss.

That's pretty cool. I can remote in and work with these.

It's not bad.

Right? You know, This could work for me.

You look like an asshole.


Look, all I'm saying is maybe you'll be happier doing something on your own.

No. All I have to do is sell Max on expansion. Okay?

Pivot his focus.

Max's focus is Max. You're not gonna change that.

I know this is hard for you to hear, but Max's using the show as his meal ticket.

He doesn't care about the business.

He doesn't care about you, or the work you do.

You're getting played.

It's time to pull the plug.

Dante, what's up? It's Drew, over at the Cleansing Hour.

Just called to see where you are.

Gimme... Gimme a shout back.

Thanks. Hey, Riley.

Riley! Hey.

Don't eat that shit. M.D.A. C'mon.

Riles, quit fuckin' around and give me a hand.

What the fuck are you doing?

Beautiful, isn't it.


Hey, buddy...

I'm looking for 14,220 Hewes.

The Cleansing Hour?


Fuck this!

Come on!

Oh, you gotta be kidding me.

City of Angels, my ass.

If it makes you feel any better, Max isn't here either.

Yeah, well, I expect him to be late.

I'm gonna have to cancel. Fuck.

Not a chance.

Yes. Yes! You were in drama club. Drew...

You were in drama club.

Max will have a total conniption fit if we have to cancel.

Please, it's not worth the fallout. Please.

Please... Please.

Like, I'll literally, like. Please.

Baby, please. Please.


I need you to do this.

You better sell a lot of prayer cloths, because our honeymoon just moved from Cabo to Bali.


You're Renaissance, woman.

Bryce, put it away.

So, how was school today?

Learned about the dinosaurs. Oh, your favorite.

What kind?

Triceratops and pterodactyls. Oh, cool!

The flying ones, right?

Yeah. Did you know that their beaks were...

One second, Bryce.


Can you give me an hour?

Yep. Alright.

Sorry, kiddo, hold that thought. I'll be right back.

Jung's cooking is almost too beautiful to eat.

Don't you think, sweety?

His nose is kinda big.

"His nose is kinda big."

"He likes Nickelback! His hands are too small..."

Girl, give a dude a chance.

Face to face, maybe even hip to hip.

I have standards. I'm not just gonna hook up with some rando.

First off, Father Max ain't no rando.

Second, without me, you'd never leave the house.

And third, girls've gotta take charge these days.

All these pussy-arsed dudes too scared to buy a girl a drink.

I'll talk to you.

Hey. What's up? Good news.

Dr. Phil's looking for a priest to comment on spiritual matters.

Praise God.

You're not thinking of leaving, are you? Don't worry, sugar.

Daddy's just spreading his wings. Where's Lane? Lane!

She... she's changing... I need her to cover this zit, alright..

You book Dante?

I did. I've been trying to call him, but I...

You remember that chick from the karaoke bar?

Cool. I got a groupie.

No. I got a disciple. Cool.

Cool. Awesome. Here's your script.

What're you tring to say about tonights show?

On in three!

Ready for your blessing?

You alright there, Chris?

Weird night. Will you give me a mic check?

Mic check. 1, 2. 1, 2.


Oh my...

How 'bout partying after work, huh?

Go clean yourself up.

That's just so weird.

So, I'm gonna talk you through everything on the IFB. - Okay.

And you need to take... that.


Are you sure about this?

You know what? I think I've changed my mind.

It's not funny.

Thank you. Alright.

Hey kid. You wanna see something cool?

What's "The Devil's Database"?

This baby here is a digital encyclopedia of every demon known to man.

It's got authentic character traits, descriptions, history, it's got exorcism prayers.

I mean, it's a work in progress, but it's actually a hell of a lot easier than digging through all of that. Please, don't touch that!

You don't stream in 4K?

That's ghetto.

Why don't you go stand by your uncle?


Be careful, please. Please.

That's the snake. That's what carries our signal.

Please, be careful.

Oh, those're actually called "stingers".

Just FYI.

Wow, Lane, doin' stand in work now?

Look, if you need a little bit of money, don't be afraid to ask.

Alright, let's get this thing started. Where's my queen?

You're lookin' at her.

Drew, where's Dante? She bailed man.

No. No way. She's not an actress.

She doesn't even know the lines.

It'll be fine. That's what we have the monitors for.

She looks like every other posessed possessed chick we've ever had, alright.

We need shock value. Pizazz.

I'll do fine.

I'll have to look at your face for an hour.

It's more than enough to make a girl homicidal.

Hey. Lane or no show, amigo. You got ten seconds.

Follow the monitors. Let me lead.

Alright, here we go!

In... 3, 2...

Good evening, my followers.

Welcome to The Cleansing Hour .

I'm Father Max, your guide and faithful servant in the falling world.

"Cleansing Hour". Max, come on. You've gotta act. "Cleansing Hour".

Tonight we bring you Sabrina.

A tortured soul from a broken home.

Molested by her stepfather. Beaten by her mother.

Sabrina escaped her pain through drugs, alcohol and ultimately... prostitution.

The enemy of God exploited her frailty and took control of her body.

But tonight, with your prayers and my leadership Sabrina will be rid of this evil.

Molest it was always jacked.

Yeah, she off the p'deck.

What shit are you still looking at?

The Cleansing Hour.

Look, you should like it.

Me, I like The Mindy Project.

Alright Lane, now writhe for me a little bit like there's an itch you can't scratch.

Good good good. Now...

It feels like there's something menacing creeping inside of you.

It's like a feeling you're trapped.

Start of a bad dream.

And... line.

Help me, Father Max.

Please. I can feel it.

It's inside of me.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and Holy Spirit.

That's good, that's good. Just like that.

Keep your head down.

What they can't see will terrify 'em.

Alright Max, it's working merchant.

Tonight, my child, you will witness the healing power of prayer.

Both by my utterance... and holy linen from the Vatican.

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.


This demon already manifests electromagnetic disturbances.

We could be dealing with a stage four possession.

I command the unclean spirit, by the mysteries of the incarnation, passion, resurrection and ascension... you tell me your name and obey me to the letter.

Your name, demon. Speak!

My God! You're a natural.

Tell me your name!

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Boom? Chris?

Chris, we're seein' the boom.

You said you were fine. Get up! Now!

What the fuck is that, Max?

Max! Get back on camera. Riley, get the boom.

Chris! Splash some water on your face. Sober the fuck up!

Ohh, okay.

Okay. Keep it together. It was just some bad shit.

This'll pass.

Oh, shit.

Aberrant slime of Hell, give me your name!

Alright baby, that's your queue. "Paimon."

This demon has no respect for God's authority.

Perhaps a larger dose of holy water... will force compliance.

Hey Lane...

Max is better on script.

Why don't you just follow his lead.

Speak, child. What is the demon telling you?


What was that?

Louder, my dear.


It's okay. You can whisper it to me.


Shit, Lane! What are you doing?

Max, are you alright?

Arr, Max, Max. We're live.

We're live. Breathe.

Just breathe, man.

You willll submit to me before the Cross of our Lord.

Tell me your name, worm of Gehenna!

Tell me your name.

I'm gonna make you work for it, Maxie.

What'd you just call me?

Lane, what's going on?

Tommy, come here.

What are you doing ?

I don't know. Just go with it. Lane, if this is about me leaving dishes in the sink, there's a better way to get back to me.

Nice ink.

What're you, some kind of tough guy?

I'm not really qualified to address demons.

That's best left to the professionals. Right?

Birds of a feather.

Is there a French flag emoji?

The fuck.. what the...?

Looks like the show's got some heat, Maxie!

Time to go off script.


Please help. This is vey real!

We're at 14,220...

Drew, help.


Tonight, father, you'll have a chance to save your own soul.

If you don't, I'll kill sweet little Sabrina here in a way that makes Tommy's death look like euthanasia.

Drew, cut the feed at any point, I kill the girl.

Max, you step off-set at any point, I kill the girl.

Anyone tries to run, I'll kill you.

You have forty nine minutes to lift the veil.

Drew, help me please. Get me out of here!

A, A, Ah!


It's only Max in the limelight now.

A step on set, and she dies.

Let her go, scum of Hell!

She doesn't deserve this. Take me instead.

Do you really mean that, Maxie?

Do you really want to see what she sees and feel what she feels?

This is the defining moment of your life.

Do penance or become a martyr.

So... do you want me?

You okay?

Why are you here?

To see if you're a bonafide saint or a whitewashed tomb.


You fuck with the bull, you'll eventually get the horns.

Submit now, demon.

It's not gonna work.

God's word...

The Lord is my shepherd. Let's try this ...

It's not gonna work! Even though I walk through the valley...

Max, it's not gonna work!

You can't just read random bible verses.

There're specific rites for each demon.

We need it's name.

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I command you to tell me your name!

Your fans deserve better.

Alright, loyal followers, You decide how should Father Max #SaveSabrina.

Your wish is his command.

You had your chance. You know we could've shared him.

I'm a good girl.

Oh, you a freakaleak.


My friends, this isn't a game.

It's a battle between good and evil, life and death.

I need prayers.

I need wholesome thoughts.

Whatever happened to:

"With your prayers and my leadership

"Sabrina will be rid of this evil."

Max, I got an idea.

Keep this asshole talking get more info.

How do I do that?

Do what you do best, man.


You talk a big game for someone who picks on an innocent girl.

Nobody's innocent. You're a bully.

A coward who picks on the weak.

This isn't why people tune in.

They tune in to see good prevail.

To see your kind defeated!

So defeat me. Forgive them, Lord.

They know not what they do...

God made them this way. Must be part of his plan.

What do you know of God's plan, other than how to corrupt it?

I was there when he wrote it.

That's great, Max.

That's great, that's great, keep it going.

Time's up! Drew,what's it gonna be?

We're up the creek, man.

I mean, we got everything from disgusting to illegal here.

And there's no way I'm letting you touch Lane.

The most innocent suggestion...


There's gotta be something else. Come on man.

I don't know.

Shuck off!

No. I won't do it. No!

Then the girl dies.

It's fine.

I'm gonna keep you in a tight shot, nobody's gonna see anything.

What is goin' on?

I'm not doin' that.

I'm not doin' that, Max. I'm not doin' that.

Ah! Proof there is a God.

Um, hey!

Alright. You had your fun.


You know the moves.

Come on!

Sabrina and half a million viewers are counting on you.

Show some enthusiasm.





Oh, that's so cool.

What on earth is this devilry?

You might as well call upon Satan directly.

Not in my classroom!

The act of contrition, Andrew!

Oh my God, I'm heartily sorry for having offended thee.

I detest all my sins, because of thy just punishment, and most of all because they offend thee.

My God, who art all good and deserving of all my love.

I thoroughly resolve, with the help of thy grace, to sin no more and avoid the near occasion of sin.


My God, I'm sorry... Heartily sorry!


My God, I'm heartily sorry... For having offended you. Again.

My God, I detest all my sins.


Well, You didn't save Sabrina... but you certainly drew a crowd.

Oh my God, Max. We did this to you.

Did you see that?

You alright?


We gotta figure out which demon this is. And what it wants.

Clearly wants to make a fool out of me.

No, no no. There's gotta be a bigger play.

Either way, it's gonna kill Lane if we don't hurry.

"Pseustai." Maybe that's something?

Before it head-butted you, it said "Pseustai".

I studied ancient languages in prep school.

It means lies.

Demons lie. No shit.

That's something, Riley. Good job, Max.

You gonna use it?

You can use it.

Come on!

You want me to do your bidding? Lie for you?

Just tell me what you want, so we can end this.

Maybe I already have.

Don't listen to him!

Shut up, bitch!

Drew! Lane, talk to me baby.

He wants...

I'll snap your neck like a twig.

She's fighting back, Drew.

Fight, baby. C'mon!

It won't let me...

She's choking.

She's choking. She's choking! She's choking! Man, she's choking!

What do I do?

I could do the Heimlich, if you could just get her out of the chair.

No, no. It could be a trap. Stop talking about it!

She's gonna die. Fuckin' do something!

Max! Alright! Alright!

Riley, hold her head! Hold her head!

I'llm gonna clear the airway.

I feel something.

Look, she's turning blue, man.

Yeah. I got it. I got it!

Pull it out! Pull it out!

What the fuck is that?

Lane, baby, alright? You alright?

Cut the feed.

I can't baby. It'd kill you.

You have to!

It's one of ours. It's one of ours.

I don't get it, man.

Oh my God!

Pseustai. Pseustai. Pseustai.


Max. It wants us to tell the truth about the merch!


Call it a hunch, man.


I'm not sullying my good name based on a hunch, okay.

I worked too damn hard! Listen to me!

The woman that I love is fuckin' dying and you're worried about staying in character?

You shut the fuck up, you tell the truth or I swear to God I fuckin' will!



This better work!

My friend...

Something has been weighing heavily on my heart.

You see... the prayer cloths...

You see the prayer cloths... they have no healing power.

They're not even from the Vatican.

They were just some cheap crap from China.

It's working, it's working!

And the holy water is just... from my bathroom sink.

Okay. But understand.

It wasn't my idea, right. My producer...

Max! Max, the truth, man!

Okay! Okay, okay.

I knew better, right, and I went with it all along.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

And I fell prey to the temptation.

I'm so ashamed. I'm so ashamed.


Forgive me.

Lane, baby. Lane, baby. Lane, you alright?

I wanna go home.

I know you do. I know you do. I wanna get you home.

Think of those crystal clear waters and white powder beaches in Bali, baby.

C'mon. We're gonna be there soon.

Oh, God. Fuck! Come on! Come on! I told you man! I fucking told you.

Shut up! Check her fucking throat.

Oh my God!

Max! I'm trying! I'm trying! I'm trying!

Come on.

Max. It's not after your confession. It's after mine.

For the last year, I've been keeping the lions share of the profits.




Look, this whole fuckin' show runs because of me.

I get here early, I stay late.

All you have to do is show up.

That's how I rationalised keeping the money.

I'm sorry, man.

Okay, my son.

I forgive you.

You're paying me back with interest.

Fuck this!

I'll call someone.

No. I got this. A loose hose, I think.

Maybe the brake line?

Maybe the driver.

Fuck. This is gonna hurt, man.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

I can do it. I can do it!

Hey. You want to bleed out?

D'you want to bleed out?

Come on.

So many sins... so little time.

Did you hear that?

Hear what?

You'd make a great nurse.

Yeah? You'd make a pretty corpse.

Boy Scouts. First day merit badge.

That's right.

You did mine for me.

I did, I did.

So we'd make Eagle Scouts together.

What're we gonna do, man?

What are we going to do...

This thing knows us.

All our sins.

We confess... we live.

Confess what? I don't know.

We gotta listen for more clues.

Oh shit.

Shit, shit, shit.

Oh shit.

Max, we're losing signal.

We got major packet loss.

I think the servers must be overwhelmed from all the viewers.

So fix it.

Hey. What's the Wi-Fi password?

Give me some good news, Drew.

I suppose it's time to say goodbye... to the audience and to your friends.

Oh my God...

What happened to your hand?

It's local.

It's local. It's local!


Where he's going? He's trying to fix the signal.

The feeds about to drop. Don't do it!

Let it go!

I'm not gonna let you die.

Oh shit.

Please... come back.

Just be here with me when it happens.

Stop it, Lane! You don't want to die.

The spirit will be true.

Let me out.

Yeah. I'll just give you a hand.

Please, Max.

Yeah. You think I'm going to really fall for that?

Max... It's me.


It's Lane.


I saw it...

I saw it.


The beast!

I love you, Drew.

Good job, buddy.

Chris! Hey! Wake up!

Wake up !

I'm sorry, man. I fucked up.

What're you talking about? Sorry for what?

I'll never be high at work again, I swear.

I don't give a shit. Look at me.

You may be able to save us.

I need you to tell me what you saw.

Save us? From what?

Tell them the truth.

Now, and at the hour of our death.


Very good, Andrew.

What's going on?

Holy Mother, delivers us from all peril.


You can do it.

Hail Mary, full of grace.

Don't help him, you miserable cheat!

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.


Blessed art thou among... Stop it!

You're hurting him!

Oh, you little wretch!

You must learn some respect! Stop it! You're hurting him.

Stop hurting my friend!

Stop! Stop it!



Hey! Look at me.

Look at me. Focus.

Take a breath.

You said you saw the beast in the chair, right?

Describe it to me.

Fuckin' scary, man.

No shit? What did it look like?

Drew, look out! Look out!

That's it! Pull your shit together or we're gonna die, do you understand me?


Okay. I'm cool.

It was like a bird or something with fangs, and shit...

Good. What else?

A hairy body, kinda like a dog.

And a big ass tail, like a big snake.

Arms, legs?

I don't know, part man, part goat.

Ugly as shit. Okay. Okay. That's great.

Hey, what else can I do?

You stay here.

No, no no. Don't leave me, Drew!

Max, I got some good news.

Check the monitor.

It's not real.

It's not real.

It's just imaginary. It's not real.

It's not real.


There's something in there! You guys have gotta help me!

Chris, get out of here. Hide!

Hey, hey, relax!

There's nothing there!

What the hell is going on?

What is it man?

Yes Chris, describe them for us.

Nancy Drew will tell us their names.

Okay, you shut the fuck up!

Oh, woah woah woah. Hey! Hey hey!

You guys aren't seeing this?

Take it easy man. Hey!

What the fuck is that?

Don't let him get me, man. Don't let him get me!

Hey. Hey, Max. You gotta confess something, man. Anything.

I... I took offering money, once.

I dinged my neighbor's car and didn't leave a note.

I don't know, man!

Hey! What the fuck are you doing?

What the fuck are you doing?

Holy Mother delivers us from all peril.

Chris, you gotta pray with me.


Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.


You got to say "Amen." Amen.

It worked.

It worked.

It worked, man! It worked!

Friends, never underestimate the power of prayer.

Or the power of denial!

Chris! No! Get him off!

Get him off me!

Don't! Chris! Stop it! Chris!

Stop, Chris!

Chris, stop! Damn!

Oh shit!

No! No!

Chris, you have to stop! Get the fuck off!


Don't do drugs, kids.

I don't get it.

I prayed.

I got every word right.

My patience and your time are running out.

What do you want from me?

You want me to kill myself?

I want you to unburden your conscience.

Since you value your public perception more than human life, let us once again, let the viewers decide your fate.

You can keep your life if you keep it one hundred.

Do they have the heart to save you?


Just remember why people watch.

Alright? For his charm, his for your bravery, for your good looks.

Just give them what they want.

You can do it, Father Max.

I have faith in my followers.


Get your phone! Get your phone!

My loyal followers, I stand before you a defeated man.

After countless victories over evil, I've met my match.

A force has overpowered me, murdered my crew.

My friends, it looks like I'm next.

Unless you have mercy on me.

Hey, keep goin'.

Keep goin'.

What are you lookin' at? Focus!

I'm a sinner.

We all are.

But do we deserve to die for it?

What makes us... human...

Tell them the truth, Maxie. cast the first stone.

It wasn't me.

God hates disobedient children.

The son the sinner, hate the sin.

Oh, my God, I'm sorry... 'Heartily sorry'.

You're a stupid little boy.

My God, I'm heartily sorry... Again!


Keep goin', Max.

You can do it. Go on, Maxie.

Lie to them again!

...full of grace...

Stop! Again!

Say again !


I don't want to die.

Again! You can do it.


I can't. I'll die.

It's alright.

Just go with your gut.

I'm a phony, I'm a fraud.

Everything you think you know about me is just made up.

Part of a character.

The Cleansing Hour...

Every episode is just a hoax, it's a big act.

Except for tonight.

If it's not obvious by now, I'm no priest.


I was.

I was raised Roman Catholic.

And they say: if you want to do right by God, follow the rules.

"Do this, don't do that. Recite this prayer.

"Sit, stand, kneel."

I was never good at it.

I was kind of a dumb kid.

But it doesn't take smarts to know what evil is.

And the hell if I wasn't gonna stand up to it.

Stop it, you're hurting him!

Stop hitting my friend!

Let go!

Stop it!

Little wretch!

You miserable cheat!

She haunted me for years.

Through high school, College.

I just chalked it up to God... punishing me for what I had done.

Order up!

So I went in the seminary.

What's happening?

This asshole is killing himself.

I got ordained. Thinking maybe somehow, if I just devoted my life to following God's rule, He'd forgive me.

But I was sold a bill of goods.

The closer I got to the Church... the more hypocrisy and corruption that I saw.

The so-called keys to Heaven were being held by perverts and con-men, the very evil I wanted to fight.

What kind of god would allow that scandal?

So I quit the church.

Quit believing in new lies and figured there's no God.

So I could live by my own rules.

Become somebody else.


We already knew America was screwed up.

Are you going to help me, or what?

All I ever knew was religious rituals, obedience and prayers.


so me and my best friend...

we started this show.

I didn't think it mattered it was fake.

The people loved it.

People loved me...

Once again, there's blood on my hands,

because of my foolishness.

I don't deserve it...

I beg of you... please... forgive me for what I've done.

Looks like a "Hail Mary" couldn't save you this time either, Maxie.

But... I told them everything.

Mobs don't care about the truth.

I won't do it.

If you want me dead, you're going to have to do it yourself!


Lane. Lane!

No! No no no no. Lane, no!


No! No!

No! No!

I'm sorry.


No! No!

No no stop!



Stop! Stop!





Wait, baby.

Hey, hey.

Baby, talk to me.

It's okay, I'm listening.

It's okay. You're okay. Talk to me.

You're getting played.

You're getting played.

It's time to pull the plug.

Let him go, motherfucker, or I cut the cameras.

Don't. It'll kill her.

It won't. It needs a vessel.

It needs a vessel, it needs you!

It needs the confessions, it needs the torture, because it's all to drive a viewership. Isn't that right?

Flex your muscles in front of the crowd!

Demon defeats priest, cosmic fuckin' payback!

No? Nothing?

Okay. How 'bout this?

Boom. There you go! Dead air.

Nobody gives a shit what you do to us if they can't see it.

Come on.

Go, cameras.

Come on.

Thank God. Yes!

Clever little bitch, isn't she?

Now restore the picture.


You're in no position to bargain.

The only way you get through this, is to turn those cameras back on!

Now! Fuck you!

Everything out of your mouth has been a lie.

Why should we believe you now?

It's just going to kill us, anyway.

Isn't that right?

From fake priest to false prophet.

You got it all figured out, don't you?

I see the writing on the wall.

But I see everything.


Ha ha! We got it!

You ready to save the day my friend?

You know what?

Start the feed.


I want the world to see this.

Says here he's a "Marquis of Hell", commands forty infernal legions.

My God.

No wonder he's so powerful. I don't give a shit.

Send me the rites, man.

Come on.


I haven't put 'em in yet. Give me a second.

This one. This one, yes.

Here we go.

"Aamon, commander..."

You know, Maxie, now that we've got our audience back, I think we can alter around these last few minutes.

Three's a crowd, right?

Drew, watch out!

Do the rite.

Let him go, please!

Lift the veil!

Or you could just let him die and you can go free.

I don't know what more to say!

You do!

And so does the girl.

Oh God. What's going on?


Max, help him!

It wants another confession.

What? It says...

It says we both know.


I, umm...

A long time ago, before you and I met, Max and I...

It was shortlived.

You fucker!


How could you keep that from me?

I ghosted her, man. I was a total fuckin' dick.

You know me, alright!

She already hated me by the time you hired her, And I didn't want to put us at odds.

I'd never seen you so fucking happy.

I had a right to know!

I was gonna to tell you, I swear, but just imagine...

I put it all off until it was just...

Ancient history, man.

Meant to be forgotten.

Baby, Drew, look at me.

Don't let this come between us.

I love you.

I love you too.

Right, now let him go!

What is... What is that?



It's a wrong number.

What is that?

Shut... up.

I hate being on camera. Stop.

The camera loves you, love.

Very nice. Pose for me.

Powering, isn't it?

I'll show you power.

You told me you deleted that, you piece of shit.

I thought I did.


Let me explain, man.

What's up? You saving that for the lonely nights?

God, I never watched it dude, I swear.

Just like the karaoke chick, yeah?

How many pictures and videos of my soon to be wife do you have on your phone?


You know, I don't know what's worse.

The thought of you rubbing your cock on my wife or the fact that you fuckin' chose everybody.

You're a fucking leech!

Please, Drew, it's what it wants. To drive us apart.

I like the way it thinks.

You know, all my life...

All my life, I treated you like a brother.

For what?


You're my only friend.

Bullshit! You never cared about anybody but yourself.

You conceited fuck!

Drew, you're gonna kill him.

Yeah, go on, kill him.

I'll release you and the girl.

It's okay.

I can't do it.

Push the button.


Push the God-damn button.

Aamon, commanding legions and servants under your control...

You can't defeat me!

Fuck you!

By the power of the Almighty...

Max, you gotta take over!

By the power of the Almighty and the hand of his son, Lord Jesus Christ, you and your army shall be swept away to the pit of torment where you will burn belay your heads.

Depart, Aamon, and depart your vile demons from this vessel. Her future and past are not in your hands but in the arms of our sovereign, Lord God Almighty.

It is He and He alone who brought the world into being, who numbered the hairs on her head and knows the days where her soul takes flight.

Thus, humble yourself, demon.

You are helpless before your creator...

Get this thing off me!

Drew, wait!

Lane. Lane? I'm here, baby.

Oh, shit!

Drew! What do I do?

Keep reading!

You are under His command and His command alone.

In the name of Jesus Christ, make haste and wander not from the path He has laid for you.

Drew! What're you doing? You're hurting me!

Fuck you, bitch!

Aamon, wretch of Hell, tarry not, return to your master, the prince of Darkness.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I bind you and your army, to cast you out from this place!

Drew, I didn't finish!

Finish me.

What're you waiting for?

Five minutes to kill. Any ideas?

Go fuck yourself!

The power of the Holy Spirit compels this vessel, a creation of the Almighty God, to cast the white light of purity at which you cower.

Retreat now Aamon into desolation.

Grovel at the feet of your lord Satan to avoid the pain and suffering deserved.



Lane. No no no.

Lane. Hey.

It's me. It's me.

It's me.

It's okay.

Hey, listen. I just want to say...


Please. I know I don't deserve...


Not another word.

What am I supposed to do now, huh?

We're still live.

Ask your groupies.

Oh, shit!

That can't be.

It was supposed to work.

We said all Aamon's rites.

You are no man of God.

And I am not Aamon.

all your names are known.

We narrowed down all the names on the list.

It was my list.

What's "The Devil's Database"?

This baby here is a digital encyclopedia of every demon known to man.

Oh God...

He's not here right now.

Oh, Maxie...

It's much too late for that.

Drew cut the feed. Cut the feed! Cut the feed!


Why me? Why us?

We have started our descent into Mumbai.

Come on. Come on!

Come on Lane! Lane, no!

Come on! Call an ambulance.

Come on, baby. Come on baby. Come on, come on.

Come back. Come back, there you go.

There you go.

No no no. Don't get up. Don't get up.

It's okay. You okay.

What happened ?

I don't know.

I was hoping you could tell us.

The whole time you were... you were telling us to cut the feed.

There's more to it than that, isn't there?

I can't remember.

Please tell me he's in there, holding a pen.

He is, but he's cranky. He missed dinner again.

Hey, little guy. You here to see your daddy?

I think it's better to let him in.

Somebody wanted to say good night, Mr. President.

Hey bud. What're you still doing up?

Look out! Bryce!

Get off him! What're you...


Show's canceled.

Now what?

Sir. She going?

Control...passengers broke into the cockpit attacked the pilot... died...into a field just outside Mumbai.

Authorities have not ruled out terrorism.

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