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The episode starts with a talk show called “Simply Heidi” with Freja Ollegard. They are discussing internet trolling as Gerald leaves comments on the show’s comment page, which is then read on the air. Gerald celebrates his accomplishments in his office.
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The South Park Police ring the doorbell at the Broflovski residence. Gerald opens the door and immediately becomes nervous as the police question him about Eric Cartman quitting Twitter. Gerald calls Kyle down, who becomes even more nervous than Gerald. Kyle goes to his room and gets on a Skype call with Clyde, Token, Craig, Butters and Jimmy who are all freaked out.
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At the Marsh residence, following the events in last week's episode, Stan is sitting on his bed as rain falls outside. Looking on his iPhone at pictures of Wendy. Randy comes in and starts to discuss the Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich battle and the recent society that has plagued South Park.
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Hillary Clinton (Turd Sandwich) is discussing with her advisors about how to handle the presidential debate.
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The presidential debate is then shown, as Lester Holt starts to ask questions to Giant Douche. He answeres honestly and says he has no idea what he is doing and he encourages people to vote for Turd Sandwich. Turd Sandwich continues to repeat the lines “My opponent is a liar and can not be trusted”. Garrison in return, becomes frustrated by her stupidity.
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At South Park Elementary, PC Principal has called in the boys regarding Cartman’s disappearance from Twitter. He says that the town is under attack and that they must get to the bottom of trolling immediately.
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Cartman is then shown walking the hallways when Heidi calls his name out. She is seen a long distance away from him, not moving as he advises him to come with her.
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Eric and Heidi then walk to the park, where other people who have quit social media are gathering at. A couple drives by as the man in the car videotapes them.
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At Skeeters Wine Bar, Randy storms in demanding to know why people are voting for Giant Douche. Steven and Randy then start to discuss the changes that Giant Douche could bring to the country.
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At a campaign rally, Garrison is trying to beg people not to vote for him. But more and more people continue to cheer and are impressed by his honesty.
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At the Broflovski residence, Ike is on his computer as Gerald comes into have a conversation. He acts smug as he updates Ike on how Skankhunt42 is firing back against Freja Ollegard.
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Back at the park, Heidi and Cartman are sitting on a bench. They start to talk to each other about how women are funny and Heidi asks if he misses his friends, Eric replies saying he has no friends. Heidi replies with “You do now”.
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At another Giant Douche rally, Newt Gingrich welcomes Garrison out onto the stage, as he walks out his supporters are happy while Garrison himself looks disappointed.
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He starts to call everybody “pieces of shit” and says that he will lose faith and humanity if he is elected. Randy is seen watching his rally at home and says he is starting to like him.
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Back at Skeeters Wine Bar, a news report on the TV says that Freja Ollegard has committed suicide, a look of horror goes on Gerald's face. He runs into the bathroom and is freaking out in a bathroom stall.
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Randy knocks on the Stotch residences house, as Steven opens the door. Randy tells him that he had decided to vote for Giant Douche. They go to have member berry pie.
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A aerial shot of South Park is shown that zooms out to the United States, and then over to Denmark. A funeral is taking place for Freja Ollegard. The Denmark prime minister is speaking and announces that Denmark is going after Skankhunt42.
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Eric and Heidi are back at the park, as they begin to talk again. Cartman asks Heidi about how she gets by without any followers, Heidi begins to talk about how she used to show her Twitter followers everything, Cartman surprisingly replies with “You want to go somewhere? i’ll follow you.”
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Randy drives over to a farm and inquires the farmer about member berries, he says he had to get rid of many other vegetables to make room for member berries, the camera pans to show thousands of member berries.
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Gerald is walking out of the grocery store, he goes over to his car to find a note that reads “I know who you are”, he freaks out and gets into his car.
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He start to clear out his phone history and smashes it with a hammer as he races home. He starts to delete files off of his computer and then takes his computer apart, he puts the hard drive into a briefcase and launches it into Stark's Pond. He returns home as he sits down with Sheila, trying to act calm.
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He runs to Ike’s room and tries to track himself using Ike’s computer. He receives an email that reads “I know who you are” Gerald then questions Ike, by the time he looks back at the computer a new alert has come in, saying “Meet me under the freemont bridge. 9am tomorrow” Gerald starts to panic.
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Heidi and Cartman are at M burgers, they start to really like each other at this point and say that life won’t be as bad. Cartman asks if girls have balls, and asks what is at the bottom of a vagina, Heidi replies with “Do you want me to show you”? Cartman says shocked “Holy Shit”. As The Damned rolls the credits.
   
 
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==Critical Reception==

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"The Damned"
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Episode no. Season 20
Episode 03
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Original airdate September 28, 2016
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The Damned is the third episode of Season Twenty, and the 270th overall episode of South Park. It aired on September 28, 2016.[1]

Synopsis

Gerald is thrilled with the media attention as he continues to troll everyone and anyone.

Plot

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Plot details follow.

The episode starts with a talk show called “Simply Heidi” with Freja Ollegard. They are discussing internet trolling as Gerald leaves comments on the show’s comment page, which is then read on the air. Gerald celebrates his accomplishments in his office.

The South Park Police ring the doorbell at the Broflovski residence. Gerald opens the door and immediately becomes nervous as the police question him about Eric Cartman quitting Twitter. Gerald calls Kyle down, who becomes even more nervous than Gerald. Kyle goes to his room and gets on a Skype call with Clyde, Token, Craig, Butters and Jimmy who are all freaked out.

At the Marsh residence, following the events in last week's episode, Stan is sitting on his bed as rain falls outside. Looking on his iPhone at pictures of Wendy. Randy comes in and starts to discuss the Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich battle and the recent society that has plagued South Park.

Hillary Clinton (Turd Sandwich) is discussing with her advisors about how to handle the presidential debate.

The presidential debate is then shown, as Lester Holt starts to ask questions to Giant Douche. He answeres honestly and says he has no idea what he is doing and he encourages people to vote for Turd Sandwich. Turd Sandwich continues to repeat the lines “My opponent is a liar and can not be trusted”. Garrison in return, becomes frustrated by her stupidity. At South Park Elementary, PC Principal has called in the boys regarding Cartman’s disappearance from Twitter. He says that the town is under attack and that they must get to the bottom of trolling immediately.

Cartman is then shown walking the hallways when Heidi calls his name out. She is seen a long distance away from him, not moving as he advises him to come with her.

Eric and Heidi then walk to the park, where other people who have quit social media are gathering at. A couple drives by as the man in the car videotapes them.

At Skeeters Wine Bar, Randy storms in demanding to know why people are voting for Giant Douche. Steven and Randy then start to discuss the changes that Giant Douche could bring to the country.

At a campaign rally, Garrison is trying to beg people not to vote for him. But more and more people continue to cheer and are impressed by his honesty.

At the Broflovski residence, Ike is on his computer as Gerald comes into have a conversation. He acts smug as he updates Ike on how Skankhunt42 is firing back against Freja Ollegard.

Back at the park, Heidi and Cartman are sitting on a bench. They start to talk to each other about how women are funny and Heidi asks if he misses his friends, Eric replies saying he has no friends. Heidi replies with “You do now”.

At another Giant Douche rally, Newt Gingrich welcomes Garrison out onto the stage, as he walks out his supporters are happy while Garrison himself looks disappointed.

He starts to call everybody “pieces of shit” and says that he will lose faith and humanity if he is elected. Randy is seen watching his rally at home and says he is starting to like him.

Back at Skeeters Wine Bar, a news report on the TV says that Freja Ollegard has committed suicide, a look of horror goes on Gerald's face. He runs into the bathroom and is freaking out in a bathroom stall.

Randy knocks on the Stotch residences house, as Steven opens the door. Randy tells him that he had decided to vote for Giant Douche. They go to have member berry pie.

A aerial shot of South Park is shown that zooms out to the United States, and then over to Denmark. A funeral is taking place for Freja Ollegard. The Denmark prime minister is speaking and announces that Denmark is going after Skankhunt42.

Eric and Heidi are back at the park, as they begin to talk again. Cartman asks Heidi about how she gets by without any followers, Heidi begins to talk about how she used to show her Twitter followers everything, Cartman surprisingly replies with “You want to go somewhere? i’ll follow you.”

Randy drives over to a farm and inquires the farmer about member berries, he says he had to get rid of many other vegetables to make room for member berries, the camera pans to show thousands of member berries.

Gerald is walking out of the grocery store, he goes over to his car to find a note that reads “I know who you are”, he freaks out and gets into his car.

He start to clear out his phone history and smashes it with a hammer as he races home. He starts to delete files off of his computer and then takes his computer apart, he puts the hard drive into a briefcase and launches it into Stark's Pond. He returns home as he sits down with Sheila, trying to act calm.

He runs to Ike’s room and tries to track himself using Ike’s computer. He receives an email that reads “I know who you are” Gerald then questions Ike, by the time he looks back at the computer a new alert has come in, saying “Meet me under the freemont bridge. 9am tomorrow” Gerald starts to panic.

Heidi and Cartman are at M burgers, they start to really like each other at this point and say that life won’t be as bad. Cartman asks if girls have balls, and asks what is at the bottom of a vagina, Heidi replies with “Do you want me to show you”? Cartman says shocked “Holy Shit”. As The Damned rolls the credits.

Critical Reception

AV Club gave The Damned a "B-" rating saying: "Granted, this is South Park, and its version of reality is always going to be exaggerated, but that’s exactly the problem with “The Damned.” Because of its close proximity to the actual debate; because it never reaches the comically absurd heights of other down-to-the-wire episodes like “About Last Night,” it feels like Parker and Stone are very much intending to comment on events that happened just two nights ago. But the commentary feels a bit off—lumpy when it should be razor-sharp."

IGN gave The Damned a "7.4" rating saying: "This week's episode tackled a huge amount of material, but to generally better results than the overstuffed premiere episode. Mr. Garrison's wildly successful Presidential campaign was the highlight this week, and it was nice to see stronger connections being forged among the various ongoing plot threads. However, with so much emphasis on continuity there's not really enough to distinguish one new episode from the next right now. There has to be a middle ground between telling a serialized story and allowing each episode to carve its own niche."

References

  2003: "The Damned" edit
Story Elements

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Media

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Release

South Park: The Complete Twentieth Season

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