Back in Derry, Maine, present day. Bill arrives to town with his stupid ponytail and the best pleated pants. He visits his brother's grave. Apparently he forgot that he'd been murdered. I imagine they'll explain that eventually. Bill sees Pennywise come out of a grave. He mocks his stutter and points out all the graves ready for his friends. He says he's not afraid and the vision disappears. Bill goes to see Mike at the library. His horror novels are all on prominent display. Aww. His hair is tied with some fucking piece of leather. Apparently they haven't seen each other since they were kids. Mike never forgot because he never left the town. Mike's planning dinner for the whole gang. They've apparently got a psychic connection with each other. Bill and Mike cheers to "remembering," which Isaac points out nobody has ever said while drinking before. Mike apparently has Bill's old bike.
|I have not altered this screenshot in any way. SRSLY. This happened.|
Next, Eddie shows up in town wearing another sweat sweater vest. He flashes back to the pharmacist, who tells him at age eleven that he doesn't actually have asthma, they're just placebo-ing him for his mom's sake. Back to the present, the present pharmacist calls his inhaler "the old lung-sucker." He finds the old pharmacist in back, who tells him eyedrops are just water and then turns into something evil and tells him to get away and calls him "girly boy" in Pennywise's voice.
Beverly shows up at her dad's old house and finds out he's been dead for five years. A Mrs. Kersh, who lives there now, lets her in and asks her to tea. The apartment is way nicer now. Bev goes into the bathroom and plugs up the sink. THAT sink. Mrs. Kersh slurps and spills her tea. She's got the rottenest teeth ever. Bev looks down and her cup is filled with thick red blood. She drops and breaks the cup and the lady now looks like her father's corpse in a dress and a wig. He says he worries about her and chases her out. The clown taunts her from the porch. She almost gets hit by a truck. She now realizes that the house was all boarded up and abandoned as a yellow balloon blows down the street.
Back at a mansion, Audra and Greco, another vaguely European dude with a ponytail are yelling about how Bill took off. Greco is trying to make it happen. Maybe she's in the movie? He says if she leaves the movie he'll turn into her "violent enemy, ready to crucify you at any cost." Later, Audra wakes up during a thunderstorm and decides to fly back to the U.S. Not sure where she is now?
|I have to say I prefer this man in the moon. Image source.|
|Richard Masur's greatest role.|
Bill finds a typed page that has one of his old speech therapy exercises written on it over and over. Nobody here is very sensitive about his speech issues. They take some boxes and run out of the library. Back in the psych ward, one of the dead greasers' corpses chats with Henry from under the bed. He's talking Henry into revenge. The dead kid gives Henry his old switchblade to help him break out. Pennywise, with a vicious dog head, attacks the guard so Henry can get away. Is this actually supposed to be scary, not just ridiculous? At a hotel, Richie yells that he's not going to be part of anything. He keeps drinking. So does Ben, but Ben can handle his shit. Mike pulls out the old newspapers about the murders in 1960. Apparently every thirty years, there's a disaster in town. And now it's 1990. "The Derry Disease" is deliberate ignorance. The adults in town just let the bullies run rampant. Mike shows everybody Georgie's picture that he found. Everybody who left town became really successful, but didn't have kids. They feel bad Mike was there alone.
Into town rolls Audra. A creep at the gas station who is Pennywise makes his eyes real bright at her. Ben tells a story about how he started running to prove to the bullies that he was awesome. He's giving Bev a backrub, NBD. He went to El Paso High, where he was a track star, much to the coach's chagrin. Flashback to Bev cleaning up the blood in the bathroom sink and then more appearing. She felt less crazy because he friends could see it, but nobody else could. She says they fell in love with all of them then. And now Ben is stroking her face and it's awkward. Ben always was into her. A number of them go to run errands. Ben goes into Bev's room to get her shawl and smells her shit like a creep. Mike grabs a sweater from his room, where Henry's waiting and stabs him, saying he'll pay them all back. Bev finds Ben and comes onto him. I don't believe it's really her. They start making out and she's a bit rabid. In the mirror, he sees that it's actually Pennywise. Knew it. Meanwhile, Eddie's washing down pills with booze. Ben and Eddie come to their senses and bust in on Henry attacking Mike. Henry ends up stabbed. I think Mike is dead, but maybe too is Henry. They carry Mike to Richie's convertible and they all cram inside. LIKE A CLOWN CAR, get it? Also, isn't Richie super-drunk? He probs shouldn't be driving.
The gang waits tensely at the hospital. Ben comforts Bev (real Bev). She cries about how she fell in love with somebody who was just like her abusive dad. Ben says he can't love, but Bev points out he's a poet. He gets freaked out, but she reassures him it's really her and kisses him. Eddie interrupts. The surgeon says Mike is okay. The doctor says one guest is allowed, so Bill goes in with his sweet, sweet ponytail. Henry is dead. Mike says TRUST NO ONE. Apparently ten years ago, Mike went down into the sewers, all suicidally, and found the silver chunks. Apparently they're not telling the cops about Henry's body because they can't trust the police. Eddie and Richie want to bail. Apparently Audra never made it to town. Richie sees on the news that a little girl's body was found mutilated. They all rush out of the hotel. Dad hears "Fur Elise" from the ballroom and doesn't scratch out his own eyes because his mom wasn't a piano teacher like mine. His mom and brother are at the piano. The other dudes want to leave, but Bill won't go because of his brother. He says, "I don't want to be scared anymore." He's going to go back in the sewer. Jonathan Brandis was way too pretty a child for the ponytailed nonsense of John-Boy Walton. He convinces them with EMOTIONS to go back and kill It.
Richie smells their own deaths. Yum. If I were Bev, I'd put some pants on. She's wearing a skirt, she's not bottomless. The actor playing grown-up Richie looks nothing like Seth Green, but instead a poor man's William H. Macy. Ben's wearing a leather jacket over his leather vest. NICE. LEATHER ON LEATHER ON LEATHER. Ben finds a purse on the ground in the sewer. Bill recognizes it as Audra's and runs off to find her. He slips on the slimy floor. He curls in a ball all scared until Bev yells him into his senses. Oh good, she did put on jeans at some point. Richie's reluctance is a real liability. However, reluctant Stan was the one who stepped up last time, so I'm guessing Richie's mustache will save the day somehow. They find the room they encountered It in before. Georgie's paper boat comes towards them. Step away from the drain, Bill. One-armed Georgie appears and tells Bill it's all his fault. They all tell him it's not really his brother. Bill calls It out. An image of Pennywise says they'll never really see him and then laughs maniacally.
The spider's still alive, and the remaining four go after it. They shove it over and start kicking and punching it, pulling it apart. I think they've pulled its heart out. The deadlights go out once and for all. Well done, friends. All the cocooned bodies come down from the ceiling. Bill grabs Audra, who is seemingly still alive. They end up outside with Audra and Eddie's bodies in the place they vowed to each other and hugged back then. Mike is doing better and leaving town. Richie's going to be in a movie. Ben and Bev run off to get married and immediately have a baby.
|I meant the sexiness that is making out on a bike in the road.|