Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the FX network’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse season 8 episode 9 last night, a lot of our unanswered questions have finally been answered, but we still have a lot left to cover in next week’s finale. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “Fire and Reign,” Michael takes the attack directly to the coven, two “coked up nerds” plot the end of the world, and Mallory’s powers are put to the test. We also continue to get some fun Easter eggs along the way. My top 5 moments from American Horror Story: Apocalypse season 8 episode 9 are:
“Well Satan might want to get a paternity test.”
In this episode, we continue to catch up with Jeff and Mutt, played by Peters and Eichner, who are not that impressed with the Antichrist, Michael Langdon. Jeff hilariously makes fun of Langdon and mocks him saying, “I don’t know what I am supposed to do” and Mutt hilariously points out that Jesus didn’t have it easy either and “that’s why he went to the desert bro.” We know that Billy Eichner’s other character, Brock, ends up in the wasteland for quite some time as well. Ms. Venable also gets some more screen time in this episode and is clearly looking for more responsibility, as important as booking the “mile high escorts” is. Even though her personality is not the warmest, Jeff and Mutt do recognize how much she has done for them and tell her that they want to save her and have her lead her very own Outpost in the apocalypse. And so we continue connecting the dots.
“They’re just gone.”
Michael is still filled with rage and anger, desperately looking to take his revenge out on the witches. Dinah sells out the witches for a 13 episode talk show, which is amusing because AHS used to be 13 episodes that sometimes had the tendency to drag toward the end. This season, we will only get 10 episodes, but I’m now wondering if that is truly enough time to wrap everything up. We’ll have to stay tuned to find out. Michael puts Ms. Mead to work and she whips out her shotgun arm, taking out Zoe and Queenie, explaining why we do not see them in the future with the other witches. Cordelia is beyond devastated, especially when she tries to tap into their souls and finds nothing. Madison conveniently takes this time to explain what she witnessed Michael do back in Murder House and Cordelia realizes that she needs to figure out something fast to protect the rest of her girls. It is also important to note that Misty was conveniently not in this episode but still mentioned, hinting that perhaps the mud surrounding the swamps could be used for Cordelia’s spell to help hide and protect her girls in the future.
“This sounds like the plot of The Omen 3.”
We learn that nerds, or “coked up nerds” in this case, can really take over the world. Jeff and Mutt use Ms. Mead to communicate with Michael. They are unimpressed with his desire to run for president and hilariously point out that this sounds like the plot of one of The Omen movies. After all, Michael does not have too much material to work with on how to be the Antichrist. Maybe someone can get him a How To guide? Jeff and Mutt decide that they want to destroy the world instead and use Ms. Mead to convince Michael to jump on the bandwagon, proving that manipulation can be an extremely powerful skill.
“This bitch can travel through time?”
As Cordelia recognizes the very real threat against her coven, she explains to Mallory that she must survive, recognizing that Mallory may be the only witch who can truly get them out of this. Mallory wants to help her sisters, but the test on her powers is dangerous and could lead to death. Myrtle points out that it will be like the “blind leading the blind,” referencing that Cordelia was once blind herself, as they try to help Mallory go back in time to save Anastasia, the daughter of Alexei Nikolaevich. You may know about Anastasia from history or from the beloved animated classic, but this version of Anastasia possessed some kind of magical abilities, only they were not strong enough to protect her family. In history, there was a lot of mystery that surrounded Anastasia’s death, as many impostors claimed to be her. She was also known as “The Lost Princess,” which connects back to Mallory. Mallory goes back in time to try and help her, but fails. She is brought back to present time; however, proving that she is worthy of this power, which will definitely come in handy for our favorite witches. In the future, Mallory is unsure of her own identity and feels like she has someone trapped within her, suggesting that she is a “lost princess” as well or really a lost witch in this case.
“It’s time for the apocalypse.”
We learn that the price of admission is only 100 million dollars, which seems reasonable. Where can I sign up? We also learn that “The Cooperative” is actually another name for “The Illuminati.” Michael convinces everyone to stand with him and Jeff and Mutt’s plan is underway. After all, they just need to convince a few powerful leaders to push some buttons to start the end of the world, which is beyond scary. Even though we are surrounded by demons, witches, and a pentagram filled with dead warlocks, the end of the world is actually presented in a realistic way that makes these events even more concerning. Now that we have all of the chess pieces in place, it’s time to play the game, but who will end up triumphant? Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on American Horror Story: Apocalypse below in the comments section. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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