Michael Emerson is known for playing baddies — Benjamin Linus on “Lost” and William Hinks on “The Practice,” to name a few. But his character on “Evil,” an occult expert named Dr. Leland Townsend whose greatest joy in life is encouraging others to do bad things, just may be his most evil character to date.
“He feels that way to me, because it’s so intentional,” Emerson told TheWrap about Townsend’s evildoings, which reached a fever-pitch in Thursday’s Season 1 finale. “Each of his individual wickednesses seem to be part of a huge agenda that he’s working on.”
Emerson weighed in on his character’s big twist in the season finale episode, titled “Book 27,” in which he asks protagonist Kristen Bouchard’s (Katja Herbers) mother, Sheryl (Christine Lahti), to marry him — which will cause all kinds