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"The Mettle of Man" is the tenth and final episode of the third season of Ash vs Evil Dead and the thirtieth episode overall in the series. This episode also functions as the last episode of the show and is the series finale. It was written and directed by Rick Jacobson. It premiered on April 29, 2018.


Elk Grove is a warzone: Deadites besieging the town and ravaging its populace every which way, and Ash rides high in a military tank, speeding across shaky, post-apocalyptic Elk Grove. In the climactic finale, Ash fights the biggest deadite battle of his life – Kandar, a sixty foot tall demon. Is Ash going to fulfill his destiny, just as the Necronomicon had foretold and owning up to who he is - The Prophesied One?


  • Shortly after the premiere of this episode, Bruce Campbell announced his "retirement" from physically portraying Ash on-screen. While Campbell returned to voice Ash in Dead By Daylight and Evil Dead: The Game, this episode marks the final appearance of the "canon" iteration of the character as of 2022.
  • This is the only episode of the series in which Lucy Lawless does not appear.