Sure, they mess up a few things. Everyone knows there is no 13th floor in buildings. Superstitious building architects teamed up with the Templars to cut construction costs millennia ago. But even with the subjective shortcuts, we don’t get the shaft.
The sequence where Kristen gets stuck alone in the elevator is terrifying. Not because of the half-torso woman crawling on the floor, but for simple mechanics. It is tightly framed within a limited vantage point, which makes it both claustrophobic and peripherally dangerous. We know Kristen won’t be cut in half, but there’s a part of us that’s wanted it since the guide painted us such a vivid picture of it.
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While Kristen later blames her prescriptions, the scene also sublimely reflects what happened at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, when Elisa Lam hid from unseen dangers.
David’s main opponent for the week is all too visible. Leland is having the time of his life, making fun of the religious rites. He pays for it, so the church goes with it. It is somewhat disturbing how David can openly express his disapproval of the supplicant to his superiors, but they repeatedly ignore him. His teammates have spoken out against Leland. Sister Andrea (Andrea Martin) almost asks David to hold on to her habit so she can kick the possessed, but the clergy still accommodate Leland’s every whim.
You can almost imagine them putting their hands over their ears as they chant “I can’t hear you.” There must be something going on here that is being clouded by the comedy. The series has made no overt references, but the church must be in bed with the devil they know.
Leland’s passive-aggressive race-baiting is so bad that the audience may feel an inner cheer when David punches local activist Logan later in the episode. Leland’s poisoning has such a ripple effect. It’s even worse when the comments about diversity rent are echoed by church officials and fellow church students. The temptations are skillfully hidden in the episode. Kevin, a fourth-year administrative student who finds that David hardly ever comes to class, says the star supernatural evaluator “is being groomed to be the great black hope of the Catholic Church.” David is later seduced by another, possibly more inclusive faith.
It’s a shame that the public doesn’t get to hear David’s sermon in full. The priest-in-training has great respect for his value to the Church. His superiors may think he’s selfish, but he honestly has a selfless motive behind the seeming boast. Ben, on the other hand, “never stops feeling like an idiot at this job.” And his is the most interesting arc of the episode. He enlists a friend, who could have been more than a friend, to understand the intricacies of the Elevator game. The game itself is a big plus for the series. It is always topical and universally frightening. Nobody wants to get stuck in an elevator.
Ben’s near-ultimate fate is almost equally universal. Those cheap critters are admittedly pretty creepy, but they’re sold by Ben’s reaction. The realization of their presence leaks into his eyes. It’s a slow ride before registering shock and disgust. He actually expects the woman to be alive if he turns her over. He is more disappointed than shocked by his initial discovery, which suits the character. He is grounded and yet hesitant. He wants it to be okay. Ben’s ambiguous acceptance of his personal demon is also played well tonight. She is his Jiminy Cricket in reverse, and as he descends into sentimentality, she cuts his syrup down to the stump.
“E Is for Elevator” is a fun episode that really suits all ages, or at the very least will appeal to their actual interests. The urban legend keeps it contemporary, the social content makes it timeless and the unusual approach keeps it alive. disaster some of the more paranormal ambiguities also remain uncertain.