With the return of Uncle George in Servant Season 2, the mission of the Church of Minor Saints becomes clearer.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Server Season 2, Episode 6, “Espresso,” aired Friday on Apple TV +.
During the strange events of Service In the debut season, it was gradually revealed that young nanny Leanne Grayson was a member of the Church of Minor Saints, a cult believed to have disbanded after a deadly confrontation. However, the cult survived its apparent downfall and, at the end of the season, they recovered Leanne from the Turners’ home and welcomed her back into their ranks.
This season, Dorothy Turner’s investigative efforts to find Leanne and Jericho have been directed directly at the Church, but despite Dorothy’s success in locating Leanne, the Church has remained shrouded in mystery. However, after kidnapping Leanne from her new position at Marino’s house, the Turners have put themselves directly in the crosshairs of Leanne’s family, and at the end of the previous episode, her creepy Uncle George finally caught up with the desperate Turners. .
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.
In this week’s episode, “Espresso,” Uncle George arrives at Sean and Dorothy’s house, desperate to return Leanne to the Marines. As the family struggles to contain the frantic cultist, he reveals to Sean more details about the Church and its ultimate mission.
Forcefully entering the house, Uncle George demands to see Leanne. After realizing the fundamental problems of the home, Uncle George becomes more hysterical and prays to God to forgive the Turners. Sean eventually decides to speak to him personally, admitting to kidnapping Leanne. Although Uncle George is upset about the kidnapping, he seems to blame Leanne more and calls his decision to bring Jericho back a “mistake”. Uncle George then goes on to explain the goals of the Church while hinting at how widespread its believers really are.
“We are all among you, although we try not to take up space,” says Uncle George. “You may see us on the street corners, under the overpasses. It is we who have had a second chance at life, and we use it to execute God’s divine plan … to help others. “.
Before Sean can clarify who or what the cult members are, George says that they “only help the people we are told to help” and that by helping the Turners, Leanne is defying God’s will. Uncle George’s claims about the Church are still somewhat vague, but this revelation is the closest to which viewers have come to understand the true purpose of his divine and supernatural dealings.
In previous episodes, the Church had supposedly been able to revive people through its religious ceremonies. Leanne’s actions, which apparently include resurrecting Jericho and cursing Sean, show that she can use similar powers. As George says, the aims of the Church are noble by nature. This goes against the threatening portrayal of the cult so far, especially considering the kidnapping and brainwashing of Julian’s private detective Roscoe.
George’s claims also raise questions about whether all members of the Church have been brought back to life in some way, given what George said about being given “a second chance.” It certainly seems possible that cult members see themselves as angelic figures performing miracles, and even Sean seems to hint at this before being cut off.
Whether George’s claims about the Church’s goals are true or not, what is clear is that Leanne’s initial decision to help the Turners in Server Season 1 defied the directives of the Church. Given the lengths George and Leanne’s aunt May Markham have gone to to bring her back, Dorothy’s decision to kidnap Leanne could have dire consequences for everyone involved.
Starring Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, and Rupert Grint, the second season of Servant airs every Friday on Apple TV +.
READ ON: Servant will run shorter than Shyamalan originally planned
Stargirl recruits John Wesley Shipp’s Flash for JSA