Cast of Characters
|Actor/Actress Name||Character Name||Description|
|Zach Gilford||Riley Flinn||Depressed and stressed man, son of Ed & Annie|
|Kate Siegel||Erin Green||Single woman and old girlfriend of Riley|
|Hamish Linklater||Father Paul Hill||New Prist of the Church|
|Samantha Sloyan||Bev Keane||Sister of the Church|
|Henry Thomas||Ed Flynn||Father of Riley & Warren|
|Kristin Lehman||Annie Flynn||Wife of Ed Flynn|
|Igby Rigney||Warren Flynn||Younger brother of Riley|
|Rahul Kohli||Sheriff Hassan||only lawman of Crockett island|
|Rahul Abburi||Ali||Son of Sheriff|
|Michael Trucco||Wade||Mayor of the island|
|Crystal Balint||Dolly||Mother of Leeza|
|Annarah Cymone||Leeza||Daughter of Mayor Wade|
|Annabeth Gish||Dr. Sarah Gunning||Doctor of the island|
|Alex Essoe||Mildred Gunning||Mother of Sarah|
|Ebony Booth||Tara-Beth||The girl who died for Riley|
|Robert Longstreet||Joe Collie||Drunk man|
Midnight Mass Season 01 Episode 07 Recap
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The beginning of anything begins with silence, however. Mildred wakes up outside St. Patrick’s, younger-looking than ever. She has now been revived and fundamentally changed by her encounter with the so-called angel. Returns to Father Paul’s room where the bullet hole is still visible in his head. Among the blood-stained walls and pews, he sits mournfully. As they sit together, he asks if the angel hurt her. She confirms that it did.
There is still plenty of hurts to come. villagers led by Bev Keane are running riot through town, dragging people out of their homes and feasting on them. It is their interpretation of “spreading the gospel”. Erin correctly postulates that they plan to kill everyone on the island before hopping on boats to the mainland so that the contagion can spread there. Because of that, Sturge rendered the boats temporarily unusable but didn’t completely sabotage them. They need them to escape. A Molotov cocktail flies through Erin’s window, and the fire begins as the survivors arm themselves – Hassan with a revolver, the others with knives – to get the kids to safety.
Annie, who is skeptical of the accuracy of the knives, offers to go outside as a distraction since she’d like to speak with Bev Keane. Annie is unlikely to survive this encounter unscathed, so it’s a great moment with a tragic note. Eventually, Annie tells Bev what she needs to hear – that she is not a good person, not a hero, and that God does not love her more than anyone else. It’s about time someone told Bev what was going on. Bev, who you had always thought was above animalistic tendencies, sinks to her knees and drinks Annie’s blood after Annie cuts her own throat to deny anyone the satisfaction of taking her out.
Mildred learns that Father Paul brought the angel back to Crockett Island to prevent her from dying – a selfish act born of love. Sarah is his daughter. But their relationship has always been a secret. The Monsignor’s supposed celibacy was integral to his faith, and Mildred was married to another man, Sarah was born out of wedlock. They could never live together as a family as he always wished. Father Paul believed that this second chance could have been their chance to do that; his chance to meet his daughter. Nevertheless, he does not want the carnage. St. Patrick’s became the new Ark, the only salvation in a great sea of fire when Bev Keane decided to open the doors of the church and let followers loose. “Good citizens”, she says, “the faithful,” will know where to go. Piety cannot be separated from worth.
Meanwhile, Leeza and Warren make a pit stop at Joe’s trailer, where the former, in a nice callback, take the rifle mounted on his wall. Having reanimated, Annie reunites with Ed, who was savaged and turned in the church during the initial scuffle, to buy the others time to escape. Both are covered in blood, but both assure the other that the blood belongs to them. They haven’t eaten anyone. Ed explains he feels hunger, like everyone else, but hasn’t succumbed to it. “Whatever it is, it doesn’t change who you are.”
The best way to put out an oil fire is to start a bigger one next to it to suction out all the oxygen. To prevent the angels’ followers from leaving the island, the kids lit fire to the boats, just as the fire continued to destroy their homes. As soon as they inadvertently take refuge in the angel’s lair, where it has been secretly feeding on people and animals, they start another fire.
When the angel feeds, it enters a trance-like state, unaware of almost everything. With Joe’s rifle, Leeza shoots it, but it barely reacts, so she douses it in gasoline and sets the house on fire. The creature bursts from the house in flames and flees.
St. Patrick’s and the recreation center are the only parts of the building unaffected by the fire. The islanders are summoned by a bell that Bev rings after installing beds, but not enough beds for everyone. Bev turns against Paul as Paul laments what they’ve done. Paul insists they got it wrong and that it has to stop. Neither she nor the Monsignor is devout enough. Her new flock begins to arrive, their yellow eyes winking in the darkness. Many are horrified at what they’ve done.
Bev tells Howie that it was his fault for not attending church enough that his wife and children were killed, while Howie bemoans that he killed his family. He would have been able to save them if he’d had the tools. Father Paul overrules her in his darkest, weakest moment. If they weren’t welcome, St. Patricks wouldn’t be a house of God. However, when he enters the church, he finds Sarah preparing to burn it down, pouring fuel everywhere. Seeing his daughter for the first time and speaking to her as such, he can speak to her for just a short time. He tells her that he is proud of her. She is loved by him. Sturge then shoots her.
Mildred stops Father Paul from strangling Sturge to death as he tackles the man. They reenter the church together, mother and father, and tend to their daughter together. Paul tries to feed Sarah from his wrist, but she spits out the blood, knowing what accepting it would mean. Sarah dies in her way. Father Paul and Mildred bring her to her favorite spot on the island, but on the way out of the church, Mildred overturns a candle, setting it on fire.
At the same time, Bev catches Hassan burning down the rec center. As she has throughout the entire series, she shoots him and torments him about being a terrorist. The angel swoops down and seizes Erin as she tries to finish the job. But all is not lost. Ali throws a lighter into the rec center, and it, like the church, and the rest of the island, catches fire. Erin cuts its wings with the knife she’s carrying while the angel feeds on her. The abuse she suffered as a child becomes a form of salvation. She smiles as she allows herself to be drained, knowing she has saved more lives than just her own.
The angel’s wings are torn, so it can’t fly to safety before sunrise. Erin describes herself, in her final monologue, as a part of everything, as a drop of water flowing back into the ocean as she dies. She recalls discussing the afterlife with Riley before dying. Riley smiles as she dies. Ed and Annie begin to sing as Crockett Island burns, and eventually, the entire down joins them. Hassan and Ali pray in the East, Father Paul removes his clerical collar and holds Mildred tight, Bev digs frantically for a shelter, a coward even at the end, and Warren and Leeza row away, hopefully to safety. As the sun rises, Hassan dies of his injuries and all those infected burn to ashes.
As Leeza and Warren hold hands in the rowboat, she can’t feel her legs as the ash tumbles around them.
The tv series Midnight Mass ends here.