Even considering the fact that we haven't even reached the half-way point, yet, I think that it's fair to say that the previous episode of Ash vs Evil Dead definitely had a 'series finale' feel to it. It was an episode which brought a very decisive end to the plot-line concerning Ruby's demonic children – with Ruby and Kelly proving to be a very effective team, as they took them all out. It even managed to end with a seeming victory for Ash and Pablo, as they defeated Ash's possessed car and tossed the Necronomicon through a portal to hell.
Of course, as we also learnt in previous episode's final moment, things aren't quite so straightforward – as it seems that, in keeping with the spirit of the Evil Dead franchise, it is Ash's own actions that will be responsible for the mayhem to come (although, to be fair, the decision was really Pablo's – Ash simply supported it). With Baal seemingly set free, in spite of Ruby and Kelly's best efforts to prevent it, it is obvious that there is still much worse to come.
But, Ash has no way of knowing any of this, as the fifth episode begins – and, instead, we find him eager to celebrate his apparent victory over the forces of evil. Or, at least, that is the case up until the moment Sheriff Thomas Emery (Stephen Lovatt) tracks him down, seeming almost gleeful at the prospect of being able to place him under arrest for the murder of Amber (the Deadite who he decapitated, two episodes ago).