The Exorcist showrunner Jeremy Slater has promised that tonight’s episode (airing on FOX at 10 PM) will be the best of Season 2—so far. But for those fuming over last week’s same sex-kiss between Father Marcus (Ben Daniels) and townie Peter Morrow (Christopher Cousins), Slater has some not-so-kind suggestions about where you can go.
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Slater addressed the backlash in a recent interview with SciFiBulletin.com; while I highly recommend reading the article in its entirety, you can read the choicest excerpt below:
SFB: Were you expecting or surprised by any backlash over the male/male kiss between Marcus and Peter Morrow in that episode?
Slater: I don’t think there was that much of a backlash. I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, “Good, fuck you. I’m glad you didn’t like it, I’m glad it ruined the show for you. You shouldn’t have good things in your life.” If a homophobe can’t watch the show anymore because one of the characters is gay, then I’m glad something good has come out of it. This is 2017 and we still have people throwing temper tantrums online because they don’t want to see gay characters. I think it’s the last gasp of a certain breed of dinosaur that’s on the way out, and let them kick and scream as they go.
Our friends at Bloody-Disgusting just released an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode—and it’s fucking chilling! Give it a look-see below.
Official Synopsis: A visit to the foster home carries deadly consequences, as Marcus and Father Tomas attempt to draw the demon out of hiding; Rose finds herself the target of the demon’s wrath.
About The Exorcist on FOX: Opening an entirely new chapter in the iconic franchise, Season Two of THE EXORCIST premieres Friday, September 29 (9:00 – 10:00 PM PT/ET), where FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera) and a newly collarless MARCUS KEANE (Ben Daniels) out of Chicago and on the road, searching out evil. Across the Atlantic, FATHER BENNETT (Kurt Egyiawan) attempts to weed out those within the Vatican who have turned against God. Ultimately, Tomas and Marcus are led to ANDREW KIM (John Cho), a former child psychologist who runs a group home for five at-risk foster children on a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle. When one of the children under Andrew’s care is targeted by a powerful force, the two priests head west, setting themselves on a collision course with Hell.