The Line
1x04 - Certamen
TheLine 1x04 cover
Artwork by Joe Ward
Air Date July 19, 2010
Written by

Chris Brittain

Directed by Chris Brittain
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" God's warriors gather, Thomas is possessed by nightmares and Bishop Francis fights The Demon!"


Thomas Davies is remembering a memory of having sex, when he’s brought to the present by his parents, Cecile and Paul Davies. They’re on their car ride home, and when they arrive they notice the fact that the door was broken into, and are greeted by Kitty Shadow, not the Stephanie Davies they were looking for. Paul kicks the drunk Kitty out, who passes Phil Concannon as she stumbles down to a motel, conversing with The Figure in Black on the way.

Meanwhile, Steph is snorting cocaine at the Devil. Barman Stan tries to take care of her. Dee LaThang shows up to take Steph under her wing, but Steph’s tired, so she goes into a corner, and runs into Joe Holt, who has apparently been having visions about Steph. Steph’s doubtful, and Joe’s trying to get answers, which Steph denies, as she’s completely normal. Joe argues otherwise, and Steph… kicks him in the balls.

Thomas confesses having dreams of “unnatural carnal relations” to Father Jacob. Father Jacob says it’s in his head, and maybe if Thomas talks Father through the dreams, they can disappear. Tom says he doesn’t want to go there, he just wants to feel the love of God.

Kitty is woken up by Sahi knocking on her door. Apparently Sahi’s come a long way because she believes Kitty can help her stop the end of the world.

Steph tries to hide from her thoughts by going online… Cecile stays in from mass to comfort her. Kitty Shadow calls Steph and tells her to come to the motel. Steph hangs up. The phone rings again.

Father Jacob asks where Cecile is, than borrows Thomas to see how he’s doing. Thomas has apparently stopped having “nightmares”

Dee and Steph run into Joe, and Steph stops to talk to him. Apparently people have been staring at Steph, waiting for her to do something, and she’s really confused. Joe tells her to talk to Kitty, as she’s also in Joe’s visions.

Kitty convinces Steph to come with her. Sahi tries to explain what’s going on, and says that a prophet is here, and that they need three more to make David’s Shield. Stephanie starts to lean to accepting who she is. Joe shows up, and has a vision.

The Demon is done torturing Bishop Francis, and he gives into despair… and receives power.

Thomas has another dream, and we find out it’s with Phil Concannon. Thomas wakes up, beggin for heavenly help. He accidentaly wakes up Cecile, and tries to go to sleep with a prayer.


Chris Stadther as Thomas Davies

Marleigh Norton as Cecile Davies

Pete Milan as Paul Davies

Kathryn Pride as Kitty Shadow

Tom Stitzer as Phil Concannon

Gwendowlyn Jensen-Woodard as The Figure in Black

Tanja Milojevic as Stephanie Davies

J.T. as Barman Stan

Kristen Bays as Dee LaThang

Xander Mobus as Joe Holt

Michael King as Father Jacob

M. Siero Garcia as Sahi


Written and Directed by Chris Brittain, with edits and additions by M. Siero Garcia. Extra editing by Bex

Notable EventsEdit

  • David’s Shield begins to form.
  • Thomas is having dreams of receiving a blowjob from Phil Concannon.
  • Sahi arrives in Angel Falls
  • Steph finally accepts who she is
  • Bishop Francis gives into despair.
  • The Second Appearance of The Figure in Black

Joe's ProphecyEdit