Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the FX network’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse season 8 episode 6 last night, the episode we have all been waiting for has finally arrived and it was everything we could have asked for and more. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “Return to Murder House,” Madison and Behold play house and are determined to find out more about Michael Langdon. Meanwhile, it’s like the high school reunion you actually want to attend, as we get to catch up with our favorite characters from season one and detect some fun Easter eggs along the way. My top 5 moments from American Horror Story: Apocalypse season 8 episode 6 are:
“We look like the worst possible versions of Heidi Klum and Seal.”
In the beginning of the episode, Madison and Behold arrive at Murder House and are ready to temporarily move in to speak to the spirits residing there. Madison’s black ensemble when she first walks up the steps is absolutely fabulous and she is ready for her second chance. Madison and Behold’s partnership is absolutely delightful, as Behold reminds her that he had to put on khakis, so it’s a hard day for everyone. Seriously can we give these two their own show? After Madison hilariously exclaims that she is ready to make some babies in her new home, the realtor explains that he needs to disclose everything about the house, including the 36 murders that took place here before. I guess it will be a little crowded inside.
“So you’re like a shitty Miss Cleo?”
Madison and Behold perform a spell so that they are able to see and speak to the spirits in Murder House and it seems like it worked perfectly, as Madison detects a red ball rolling her way, reminding us that Beau is around and ready to say hi. They also quickly cross paths with the “psychic to the stars,” Billie Dean Howard, who predicted that the Antichrist would bring about the apocalypse back in season one. She knows that Madison and Behold are witches, but she keeps this information to herself. Is it that she doesn’t want to get involved or is there some other reason for her silence? Billie Dean also tells Madison that she has known other Montgomerys, potentially confirming that Madison is somehow related to Dr. Montgomery. Sarah Paulson has been quite busy directing and playing a number of characters, but she is keeping us all entertained for sure. We also cross paths with the maid, Moira O’Hara, who Constance is looking to get rid of. After finding her bones, Madison and Behold agree to bury her near her mother so that she can finally be at peace. Now on to some of our absolute favorites!
“I was born to be a mother.”
Jessica Lange definitely knows how to make an entrance. When Madison and Behold meet her, she greets them by saying, “I’m Constance Langdon and this is my f*cking house.” Constance seems willing to help Madison and Behold, but reminds them that “I don’t spill a drop of tea for free.” After removing Moira from the premises, Constance keeps up her end of the bargain and gives us a tell all about her past as Michael Langdon’s grandmother. Constance thought of Michael as a “chance for a do over” and further explains that “he was my destiny.” Constance began to detect that something was not right with Michael right away. She used to find dead insects and rodents by his crib, which she thought of as “presents.” She buried each dead thing in the garden and covered it up with a rose bush, until her yard was completely full of them. She mentions a dead babysitter as well and explains that at least she didn’t have to bury that one. I guess that’s a win? Constance reveals that one day she walked in and Michael had aged a decade over night. It’s like he was “in a hurry to get somewhere.” Constance felt that she was born to be a mother and Michael gave her the opportunity to feel like she truly mattered. She soon realized that Michael was done with her and decided to leave the world on her own terms, taking her life in Murder House so that she could be reunited with her family forever. We also get a glimpse of Constance’s fourth child, who she refers to as a “beauty queen,” but is missing her eyes. Jessica Lange is no stranger to putting on a fantastic show throughout the seasons and she has her grand “bon voyage” moment in the spotlight here, dancing and swirling around with star quality.
“And all who dwell on the earth will worship him.”
After speaking to Constance, Madison and Behold offer to help Ben Harmon, who spends his days crying and masturbating by the window, which has become “his thing.” Dylan McDermott is back and he reveals his own past with Michael, explaining that he thought of him like a son and that he was the “only light to come out of all this.” While Ben began bonding with Michael, Tate was not as receptive to him, telling him to “stay away from my shit.” Michael didn’t listen all too well; however, as he began putting on the Rubber Man suit and ended up killing a lesbian couple who moved in. Tate had been responsible for killing a gay couple in the suit back in the day. Ben was horrified by Michael’s actions here and then further explains that he didn’t just kill them, but he “made them cease to exist.” Ben walked away from Michael, explaining that he could have never helped him and Michael continued to turn toward darkness. Madison comments that “our new Supreme is pretty much pure evil” and in walks Vivian, played by the wonderful Connie Britton, who is ready to finally make amends with her husband and share some information as well. Vivian talks about the “Church of Satan” and we finally get to learn how Ms. Mead entered Michael’s life. They referred to him as “The Chosen One” and said he was born over the mouth of hell. After performing a dark mass ritual, Michael consumed the sacrifice and we see a shadow of Satan over his shoulders. Vivian explains that “he was born from the evil of this house and the source of darkness is his true father and he is here to destroy the world.” Behold later asks some important questions like “what if we can’t stop him and what happens then? I’m right there with you Behold, as Michael’s powers are coming from the source of all evil and I’m not sure that anyone is a match for him.
“Maybe you just need to see the truth for yourself.”
Have you ever wanted to re-write the ending for some of your favorite characters so that they can get the happy ending they deserve? Well AHS pretty much gave fans that very opportunity in last night’s episode. Madison actually tries to do some good and has a heart-to-heart talk with Violet. She recognizes the “romantic tragedy” right in front of her and tries to explain that the evil within Tate left once Michael did. Violet has trouble believing her and Madison magically helps her see the truth for herself. Violet and Tate share a beautiful moment together and embrace by the window, as fans cheer everywhere. Behold comments that Madison is “really nothing but a softie” and I am happy to see her finally doing some good for others. Even though we see a glimmer of a happily ever after for Violet and Tate, Madison and Behold know that there will be no more happy endings if they cannot stop Michael. Madison uses her powers to close the gates to Murder House with her mind, reminding me of Charmed, where we see Prue doing the same thing whenever closing the door to the Halliwell manor. We have closed the chapter on Murder House, but I have to say that it was an amazing episode and well worth the wait. Stay tuned!
P.S. fun fact: Naomi Grossman played Pepper in Asylum and is now featured as one of the Cardinals of Satan. She is the first character to ever cross over on the seasons, as her original character also appeared on Freak Show.
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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