As Sarah, Erin, Hassan, Warren and Leeza try to figure out their next steps, they hear and see the angel fly into a house. A woman runs out screaming, and the angel grabs her up and flies off with her. Then Ooker shows up, still in his alter boy outfit, covered in gore. He actually sniffs, and says, “You guys smell good.”
When the Sheriff pulls his gun, Ooker calls him a “raghead”, and Hassan shoots him. Well done, Midnight Mass, another satisfying moment. But, Wade shows up, followed by more of the parishioners, and our heroes take off running.
Sturge is all set to put out the fire in Erin’s house so the whole island doesn’t burn, but Bev has a thought. No, she says, and starts quoting from the book of Revelations, talking about hail and fire mixed with blood. The sinners belong in the lake of fire; “Let all of it burn.” The only exception will be the church, which she refers to as “the ark”, and all of the good citizens know where to go. Annie’s eyes open, and they have that familiar reflection to them; she has turned.
Leeza and Warren have taken shelter briefly in Joe’s trailer, and Leeza takes his gun down from the wall. The two of them take off towards the canoe.
We see Sturge and Bev setting fires all over town, as Annie and Ed find one another and embrace. These two lovely people have not fed on any blood, despite their stomach pain, and they don’t even want to. Ed says he thought “they couldn’t help it”, but it’s not impossible to resist. “Whatever this is, it doesn’t change who you are.” My own heart surges with love for these two, and then it breaks as I realize they aren’t going to make it out of Midnight Mass alive.
Sarah says she hopes the kids made it, and Erin responds that she hopes so too…but, we’ll never know. Sarah says, “They did. I’m deciding they did.” Then the two commence to burning the boats Bev and her minions had hoped to use to get to the mainland.
Leeza and Warren duck into the abandoned house to hide from her parents, and they first see Bowl’s dead body, then see the angel feeding on the woman he grabbed. He seems to be transfixed by the blood he is drinking, and just shrugs off the bullet Leeza puts in him. Since the angel is too busy to hurt them, Leeza pours gas inside the house, they walk outside, and Warren lights it up. The angel shoots out of the house shrieking, and flies off.
Sturge tells the parishioners that anyone not in the rec center by sunrise won’t live to see another, and we see Bev preparing inside; she has laid out cots and made them up all cozy. She steps out to watch the fires burn, very pleased with herself. She rings the church bell, and the townspeople head towards the church.
Bev steps into the church and see Millie and Paul, and slut shames Millie, ending with “But, who am to judge?” Paul confronts her and says she let them out. Bev’s response is, “of course.” She shows him that the island is burning, and says she set up cots for “those who are chosen.” Paul asks who decides, and she looks at him as if he’s stupid. “We will – you and me.” And, what happens to the rest? Bev shrugs, and says that’s not up to her.
Paul starts to stand up to her a bit, and tells her “We got this wrong.” He and Millie start to leave, and Bev is ticked off. They need leadership right now, they need the Monsignor! Then Paul snaps, “It was never supposed to be about me, it’s supposed to be about GOD!”
But good old Bev just looks at him and says she supposes it isn’t him anymore, he is nothing but a stumbling block to her. Her parting shot: “I truly hope you two enjoy the sunrise.” Then she tells Sturge they need to get a head count to see how many boats they will need.
Uh…”They burned the boats.” Pause. Bev says no problem, Wade can call back the ferries. Then she asks, “They who?”
Leeza and Warren stand at the shore, watching the town burn, and Leeza softly tells her parents goodbye, then the two say a short prayer before it finally hits Warren that his mom, dad and brother are gone. They get in the canoe and drift off.
Bev gets in another of her snide digs when she sees Howard Hobbs standing amongst the parishioners, sobbing and confused. She says she never once saw him at Mass, and yet, he was blessed. When Howie cries that he killed his wife and boy, she shakes her head and tells him he could have brought them back if only he were a follower of God. She wishes him peace and mercy, but there is no room for him.