Situations become complicated as the narrative of the next season of servant reaches its denouement. We do have certain glimpses of the truth, which can be similar to disjointed bits of a puzzle. Leanne and George’s presence proceeds towards a conflict since there is a clash of religion between the cult members. The prodigal child and her uncle attempt to corner each other, with the turf being the Turners’ home. Julian is captured in these improvements and shows a second from his past that is perhaps the source of his guilt. But, Dorothy tries her very best to reunite Jericho even in the face of developments that are odd. Let’s try to unravel the knots at the story thread of episode 8. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Servant Season 2 Episode 8 Recap
Leanne is in her room watching movies of Dorothy reporting from a pageant show. It seems that she had participated in the show as a child and stains her mother from the movie. George writes some incomprehensible letters on a wall using a transparent liquid. Dorothy believes that George will reunite her with Jericho on Christmas Eve. As Dorothy leaves George at his own self, he starts his”preparations.”
Julian does a background check on Leanne and finds out that her family was murdered in a home fire. He takes a printout of the images from a local news record and attempts to speak to Leanne about her past. Julian proceeds to check George’s box and sees some odd items, like a vial of a liquid and knife-like products. Eventually, he sits down with Leanne to speak to her seeing the odd developments. Leanne reveals some details about the guy and tells Julian that George and May have been her chosen family.
Roscoe visits the Turners, and Dorothy is miffed at Sean as she knows about Roscoe’s individuality. George seems to have subtle hands over Roscoe. The private investigator praises the cult and obeys George’s order of not allowing Dorothy into the house while the preparations are underway. Julian and Leanne have sex with one another, and in the present time of vulnerability, George enters the space. However, Leanne’s existence seems to affect him profoundly.
Servant Season 2 Episode 8 Ending: Why Does George Run Away?
Throughout the event, it seems that George will not leave the house without Leanne. Dorothy hinges on this fact and believes that Jericho is going to be attracted if he is allowed to do his”work” She orders a Betamax player so that George can perform with the video for Leanne. However, George is preparing for a ritual. The writings on the wall, the pyre built in the cellar, along with his self-harm suggest the measures leading to a final culmination.
Moreover, the glue that George prepares functions miraculously on Sean and heals his injured hands. He chants some incoherent lines which make us believe that a ritual is indeed in place. The last action of this ritual can be presumed to be the confrontation between Leanne and George. He maybe wishes to draw blood from Leanne to complete his handiwork. That is evident when he sobs while sharpening the knife in a bathroom. However, Leanne wakes up, which accidentally lights a fire, scaring off George.
He can not assault Leanne and is overpowered by an invisible air that emanates from Leanne. He runs away but is struck by an oncoming automobile. Their confrontation could be understood as a battle of religion where Leanne emerges as the victor. Both have their own methods, however, Leanne has a spontaneity that builds a menacing air around her. George can see through that but is unable to overpower Leanne. Maybe, the erstwhile nanny is indeed an infestation.
How Does Leanne’s Presence Affect Julian?
Until now, Julian was a sign of pragmatism, trying to assist Sean and Dorothy in their pursuit. His analysis leads him to the past of Leanne, and he decides to talk to her. Julian reveals that Dorothy had asked her to pay a visit to her house as she couldn’t handle the strain of motherhood. Regrettably, he had been under the influence of drugs and couldn’t see Dorothy.
This revelation informs us that all three characters’ choices were somehow linked to Jericho’s death. In a moment of vulnerability, Leanne also shares some details concerning the cult, which points that she is indeed an outside inductee. When they make love, Julian breaks down. Maybe this is the very first time we see Julian giving a glimpse into his own conundrum regarding Jericho’s destiny. What’s more, it becomes clear that Leanne’s religion differs from the ways advocated by the cult.
For example, music has an important part in this event as Leanne calms herself through it though different from the cult, that believes music is a dark temptation. She believes that terrible things happen for a reason and does not believe in the traditional notions of God. Her spiritual fervor stems from the ideas emanating from her traumatic childhood. Through her tender ways, she can also control Julian, who’s a self-proclaimed atheist. It’ll be safe to presume that her machinations don’t just pertain to religiosity since there is something undescribed that hides beneath her innocent visage.