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Castle Rock Zone Podcast

Nov 23, 2019

Geoff and Wayne review season 2, episode 7, of Castle Rock, The Word. They discuss what they liked, and what they didn't, from this amazing episode. They also theorize about what may be next, and share some mind-blowing listener feedback and King Connections. Full show notes at

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The Word of Amity:

Amity Lambert (Mathilde Dehaye) was the daughter New Jerusalem’s head man and the lover of the pastor Pere Augustin (David Alpay. Their crops are dying and they need a word from the Lord. Amity lays all the blame at her father’s feet. When she tries to testify she goes into a seizure. She is chained up and Pere Augustin pleads for her. But her father, Marius Lambert (Thomas K. Belgrey), knows that the Pere has been sleeping with his daughter. He kicks them both out of the town. They wander towards what will be know as Castle Lake. He is taken ill and she is looking for food. Up on the cliffs, where Warden Lacy will one day drive off of and Henry Deaver disappear from, she finds a fire and a figure. This angel of light is really a demon in disguise. It is The Kid (Bill Skarsgard).

Amity makes a deal with the devil and her town is flushing again. She is hailed as their prophet. She has her father and his men burned on upside down crosses. Those who will not follow her directed teachings of the angle are kicked out. Amity and Pere desecrate the church and erect a carved image of the angle. But the deal goes bad and hunger returns. Amity is desperate to get an answer for her people. The bugs we have seen all season come swarming out of the image and Amity has her answer.
They dig under the church and create the catacombs. They build coffins. Each member of the town are fed one of the bugs and then their throats are slit. They will return in new bodies in 400 years. Amity gives final instructions to Pere before he kills her and then himself.

King Connections:

The flashback to 1619 takes place before the King story of Jerusalem’s Lot, but it still reminds us of it. It also reminds us of how the evil of the Vampire in Salem’s Lot could be attracted here. We see a lot of art on the walls of the Marsten house. One reminds me of the Dark Tower. Pop’s brother-in-law is in Shawshank for the murder of his wife. Tim Robbins played a man accused of murdering his wife and put in Shawshank in the Shawshank Redemption. We see a boy in a clown costume with a balloon in the parade, could this be a shout out to IT? A small shout out in the parade was that beautiful 1958 Plymouth Fury. It was a shout out to Christine, so it is our pick of the week.

This week’s book is Christine. Here is a link to the BookAudiobook and Movie.

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