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When it comes to awesome TV shows that don't get talked about enough, Hulu's The Path is at the top of the ladder, as it were. The dark and emotionally fraught drama is heading for its third season, and with everything in disarray after that Season 2 finale, we can't wait to see how Eddie, Cal and Sarah save and rebuild Meyerism in the near future. Thankfully, the Season 3 trailer is here in all of its tension-soaked glory to give us a few hints. Check it out!
Season 2 left off on a stressful impasse, as Eddie's group of deniers arrived at the commune, where they were welcomed in by many, and begrudgingly accepted by the rest. It looks like Aaron Paul's Eddie will start winning over a lot more followers than he'd previously wanted, too, as he appears to be leading the movement during its grand expansion. What's more, he doesn't exactly look miserable doing it, what with the arrival of a new publicist Vera, as played by Guerrilla's Frieda Pinto. It'll likely take more than some social media gaslighting to keep Meyerism floating in the real world, though, so Vera has her work cut out for her.
The visuals in The Path's Season 3 trailer are just as intriguing than the words being spoken. It's strange to hear Hugh Dancy's Cal use the word "cult," even if it's an extremely broad use of the word, and it appears that viewers will get to see even more of the problematic leader's sullied past, possibly before and after his Meyerist connection. Similarly, Michelle Monaghan's Sarah has done some unlawful things in the past that need to be explored more, and it's hinted that this might very well happen.
But beyond the past, we're definitely interested to see what the future holds in store for this show's characters. Eddie is not a man ripe with the ability to lead others, considering he's not quite sure what he's seeking out. Both Eddie and Kyle Allen's Hawk have experienced the mystical side of Steven Meyer's teachings -- assuming what viewers have seen was real and not some form of dreams or hallucinations -- but how will they bring that knowledge and enlightenment to others? And how is that going to lead to arguably the most shocking moment in the trailer, when Eddie walks among dozens of seemingly dead bodies splayed out all across the ground? Are we going to see mass suicides in Season 3?
Sadly, this season will be missing the talents of Clark Middleton, whose character Richard tried to send the Meyerists back into the Dark Ages last season by burning down all of the rung writings and the unburdening audio. I'd have thought that would have knocked the group down a peg or two, but it looks like Meyerism can still be alive and well even without everyone's worst sins recorded for posterity. So it goes.