Devil in Ohio episode 6 recap – “My Love and I”

By Daniel Hart
Published: September 2, 2022 (Last updated: November 8, 2023)
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Episode 6 brings much-needed context in an episode that allows the audience to feel something for the characters.

This recap of the Netflix limited series Devil in Ohio episode 6, “My Love and I,” contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode.

It has taken until episode 6 for the series to truly flesh the story out. Mae’s family is coming to the surface, but Suzanne’s past is finally becoming more apparent. Nothing is simple, everything is twisted, and it will surely end with hurt. Let’s recap episode 6.

Devil in Ohio episode 6 recap

Episode 6 opens with a stressed-out Suzanne checking up on her daughter, Dani. She’s recovered from her allergic reaction. Meanwhile, Jules is in a car with a boy from a party whose identity is unknown. They have small talk, but the boy suddenly stops the car and tells her to get out and look up at the stars. There’s a meteor shower.

Peter is angry at Suzanne because their daughter is missing. They end up arguing about their lives, careers, and marriage. Suzanne tells Peter that he risked it all over the property development. But then Jules returns home, bringing relief and ending the argument.

A flashback shows Suzanne’s mother getting abused by the sheriff. The sheriff was her father. Suzanne delves into her childhood with a therapist. Her mother was afraid of her father. Further flashbacks show Suzanne getting abused by her father, chaining her to the radiator while the heat was on. That’s where the scar on her wrist came from. Suzanne then explains to the therapist that she had abandoned the house and moved in with her extended family. She tried to bring her mother, but she refused and died of cancer a few years later.

The therapist wonders if Suzanne has survivor’s guilt and states that there’s a little girl inside of her that needs to be saved, which she is projecting onto Mae. Suzanne brushes it off, but the therapist suggests she explores this further.

The following day, Mae sees Jules and notices a symbol on her arm; she says it is from Noah. The symbol freaks Mae out. Later in the evening, Mae follows Jules and tells her not to hang out with Noah because he is her older brother. She begs her to stay away from him.

Detective Lopez continues to investigate Amontown. He finds out about a survivor of a fire in the area during a drug raid operation — James Dressler. He speaks to James Dresser, who is now a priest, hoping to get some answers about him. He receives few answers from the priest. However, Lopez’s persistence is working. He’s getting closer to the truth.

Peter tells Suzanne that he thinks Mae has something to do with the fire at the property he was trying to sell. He tells Suzanne that she has to leave, and she agrees. Mae overhears this conversation, and she’s upset.

The ending

As we draw nearer to the end, we see Noah meeting his father, Malachi Dodd. He updates him on the situation regarding Jules and Mae and states he has failed him. Malachi Dodd tells Noah that Lucifer chose Mae, and it’s her failing, not his. We are then treated to another flashback; Suzanne’s mother didn’t help when she was chained to the radiator. She shut the door on her. Ouch.

Episode 6 brings much-needed context in an episode that allows the audience to feel something for the characters.

Additional points

  • Peter speaks to a fraud investigator over the fire at the property he could not sell. He asks Mae about it, asking if it had anything to do with her or “her people.” Mae gets on her knees and tries to beg Peter while speaking in her cult-like ways.

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