On this week’s CW series Cult, “Being Billy,” Jeff finds a surprise visitor in Nate’s apartment who tells him about a dangerous on-campus game that Nate had been hosting known as Being Billy, which involves role-playing scenes from past Cult episodes. Jeff and Skye follow clues that might explain the next scene the players will try to recreate. Meanwhile, E.J. searches Nate’s laptop and finds that he’s been active online and sent a cryptic email to a hidden recipient list. On the television show, Kelly confronts Billy.
The series is based on investigative journalist Jeff Sefton, who has learned to laugh off his brother Nate’s relentless string of obsessions, especially his latest rant that a hit TV show intends to harm him. However, when his brother mysteriously disappears, Jeff takes Nate’s paranoia seriously, and in the process uncovers the dark underworld of the TV show “Cult” and its rabid fans. The only person who seems willing to help Jeff with his investigation is Skye, a young research assistant for “Cult,” who has also started to grow suspicious of the increasingly dark happenings surrounding the show. The fictitious show, centered on the cat-and-mouse game between charismatic cult leader Billy Grimm and LAPD detective Kelly Collins, has become an obsession for its viewers – and now some of its devotees seem to be taking their fixation to deadly extremes in the real world. As Jeff and Skye dig deeper into the fan world, they discover that the gruesome plot twists on television are much more than fantasy for some very unfortunate people. The hardcore fans of “Cult” would kill to see what happens next…
Cult “Being Billy” episode 3 airs Tuesday, March 8, at 9pm on The CW.
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