Whatever the end-point for this first season of Ash vs Evil Dead is intended to be, it seems as though the series took a significant step in that direction with this episode, as Ash finds himself back at the cabin where all of his troubles began. It was something that the audience must have suspected was coming from the very beginning, of course - after all, to not revisit the iconic setting of the first two films would have felt like too much of a wasted opportunity. It was something that many fans probably would have argued simply needed to happen - and, that fact seemed to have been confirmed by the show, itself, as Ash learnt that the cabin was exactly where he needed to go to undo the damage that he had unwittingly caused.
So, Ash's eventual return to that secluded cabin was all set to be a big moment for the series. And, it is definitely treated in that regard in the episode's opening moments, as Ash seems to display hesitance, and genuine fear, for the first time. Of course, it turns out that, despite his best efforts, Ash wasn't going to be alone at the cabin for long.
With the previous episode making such a big deal out of Ash's surprisingly selfless decision to leave his team behind, in order to spare them the gruesome deaths that he had every reason to believe would come for them at the cabin, it did feel like a bit of an anti-climax to have Amanda turn up so soon after Ash, himself. Honestly, the way that whole sequence played out was strange - with Ash only just arriving, and reaching the cabin's front door, before turning to find Amanda just behind him. It gave the, somewhat implausible, impression that she had actually been trailing along behind Ash, without him noticing, the entire time - and, left me suspecting that her sudden appearance might have actually turned out to be a Deadite trick, of some sort. It seemed like such a strongly hinted at development, in fact, that I actually found myself feeling a little disappointed when it soon became obvious that this wasn't going to be the case - and, that this was really Amanda.