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Stone was a cop. Then, one fateful day, he arrived home to discover
that his wife had been raped. Tracking down the man responsible,
Stone killed him in cold blood. When he died, he found himself sent
to Hell for his crime. Now, 15 years later, 113 of the most evil
souls have escaped from Hell and are roaming free across the Earth,
so the Devil releases Zeke to hunt them down, his reward for success
being a second chance at life. His task is to seek the escapees who
may have acquired inhuman powers and return them to Hell by shooting
out their eyes, the windows to the soul.
After attempts to find a suitable lead-in to Millennium met
with a very low degree of success (they were all cancelled), Fox
commissioned Brimstone, executive produced by its star Peter
Horton, in the hope that it could succeed where its forebears had
First Run: Brimstone
ran from October 23 1998 through to February 12 1999.
of Episodes: The show lasted half a season of 13
episodes, meaning there are roughly 100 souls out there that still
need to be returned to Hell.
Guys: Well, theres Ezekiel
(Peter Horton). And the Devil (John Glover), who isnt such a
bad guy once you get to know him, and he does help Zeke with his
mission. Lastly theres Detective Ash (Teri Polo) who runs into
Ezekiel occasionally. She seems to have a thing for dead men, as she
finds Zeke quite sexy.
been in Hell except Stone. And the Devil. Kind of (see above).
And Isnt That... Peter
Woodward, about to enjoy his 15 minutes of fame on the abruptly
halted Crusade, appears as a priest from Hell in the pilot.
Lori Petty of Tank Girl fame plays Max, a woman who helps
Stone from time to time. Louise Kai Winn Fletcher from
DSN puts in another genre appearance as the mother of a
Sadly, the format of the series itself is
Large grey overcoats are very in.
In fact, grey in general is pretty big in the Brimstone
world, with each episode shot with a kind of grainy washed-out look
to make the world look less pleasant. Fugitives from the Devil
invariably have some kind of power involving a glowing effect.
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The first episode sets up the premise rather
well, and features a decidedly creepy priest. Some good fun with
the Devil too.
Stone discovers that his latest target is
the man who raped his wife, who is all set to do the same to
another unsuspecting young woman. A good chance for Stone to
confront his demons.
The best episode of the series as Detective
Ash and Stone get closer, and the detective makes a frightening
discovery. Contains an unexpected and very clever twist.
Lovers a gangster from Hell returns to collect the money
hes owed. Utterly predictable, right down to the final
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