Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the FX network’s American Horror Story: 1984 season 9 episode 9 season finale, I learned that the 80’s will never truly die, but our killers certainly didn’t make it easy for our potential Final Girls. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.
In last night’s episode, “Final Girl,” we flash forward to 2019, as a familiar AHS face seeks out Camp Redwood, looking for answers. Meanwhile, the Final Girl is revealed, but not before we get some unexpected twists and turns along the way. My top 5 moments from the American Horror Story: 1984 season 9 episode 9 Season Finale are:
“You’re in danger…”
We certainly got a lot of time jumps during this season and it’s now 2019, as AHS alum, Finn Wittrock, shows up at Camp Redwood to find out the truth. He comes into contact with Montana and Trevor and they learn that he is Mr. Jingles’s son, Bobby.
Small world! Bobby has returned to find his father, but they tell him that he is dead and that he is in great danger now.
Bobby is quickly introduced to the supernatural threats on the campgrounds, but will he be able to make it out alive? Let’s find out!
“You can’t sing Rebel Yell and not be a rebel.”
Fair point, Montana! During the episode, we discover that Margaret brutally stabbed Trevor after finding out that he was trying to keep people from coming to her musical massacre fest. Trevor tries to get over the campground lines so that he can be with Montana, but he can’t make it. Luckily, Brooke shows up to help him, as Montana now realizes that she also has the chance for redemption.
Dylan McDermott’s character is killed pretty easily, but Montana is ready to take down the Night Stalker herself.
Naturally, she tells him that Billy Idol is waiting for him to lure him away, which is a great tactic! The Night Stalker is surrounded by all the ghosts and they take out their revenge on him, trapping his spirit there for eternity.
Only they need to keep constant watch over him or he could summon Satan to be reborn, so this is certainly a lot of work.
While I was slightly disappointed with how easy it was to take down the Night Stalker, I was happy with Montana’s quest toward redemption here.
The Night Stalker was really just the appetizer for the main course; however, as the ghosts now turn their attention on Margaret.
Margaret is not really intimidated, but they certainly pull out all the stops to brutally murder her. They cut off her limbs one by one and ensure that the remains are spilled out past the campgrounds, but one should never truly discount Margaret…
Either way, this scene had my stomach turning, but it’s not like she didn’t have this coming.
“You were the last one. The only one.”
Right before Margaret is taken, Brooke and Donna attack her, but Brooke is stabbed in the process. When Bobby goes to the asylum to get some answers about his father, he meets Donna years later and realizes that she is the Final Girl.
Only nothing is that simple on AHS, as we find out that Ray saved Brooke and she has been secretly sending Bobby money all these years to try and give him a chance at a normal life.
It looks like Brooke and Donna are both the Final Girls after all!
Both of them killed it and were the highlight of the season for me, so I was really happy that they both were able to make it out of there OK. Looks like they’re bonded for life now!
“The 80’s will never die.”
Even after hearing everything, Bobby still returns to Camp Redwood and of course the Night Stalker breaks free and tries to kill him. The ghosts all band together to save him and Mr. Jingles shows up with perfect timing to stop Margaret, who has been hiding out all this time to get her revenge, revealing that she died right before her head was thrown across the line.
Bobby is stabbed and it doesn’t look too good for him, but his grandmother shows up to stop Margaret, giving Bobby his chance at a real happy ending.
Montana reminds him to keep their ghost stories alive so that the 80’s never die and we get somewhat of a happily ever after here.
So overall, I absolutely LOVED the first half of season 9. The throwback to the 80’s and the music was out of this world. The show did an excellent job of channeling that slasher vibe while also throwing in some campy horror humor to really lighten the mood and I thought that this was so entertaining.
However, once we got to the second half of the season, it felt like random plots were thrown our way and everything got a little bit chaotic. It almost seemed like they didn’t really know where to go at a certain point and I almost wish they would have had fewer episodes with more 80’s slasher fun because the season was at its highest point during those moments.
Either way, I appreciated the music and had a lot of fun watching. Although I really wanted to see Billy Idol! There were some fantastic guest stars and some really great performances, but we’ll have to see what premise we get in season 10. Stay tuned AHS fans!
American Horror Story: 1984 episode 9 Music Soundtrack Highlights:
A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away) (Video)
Autograph – Turn up the Radio (Official Video)
Mike + The Mechanics – The Living Years (Official Video)
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on American Horror Story: 1984 below in the comments section. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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