Happy Thursday TV fans! After watching the FX network’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse season 8 episode 10 season finale last night, the final battle we have all been waiting for is finally here. Only it may not be the showdown that you were initially predicting. Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “Apocalypse Then,” the past finally meets the present, as the witches of coven face Michael Langdon. Sacrifices are made and betrayals are finally dealt with in this jam-packed finale. My top 5 moments from American Horror Story: Apocalypse season 8 episode 10 season finale are:
“So this is goodbye.”
In the beginning of the episode, we witness Myrtle Snow paying a visit to Jeff and Mutt. This further explains how the witches were able to successfully book Coco and Mallory a reservation at Outpost 3. Myrtle puts Ms. Venable in her place and reminds her that purple is for royalty. Later on, Cordelia explains to the girls that they will forget everything they know about themselves. Coco’s new personality is actually modeled after Madison, which explains a lot and Madison hilariously tells her to “consider it an upgrade.” Coco is meant to be mean to Mallory, as Cordelia needs to ensure that Mallory doubts herself so that her powers are not detected, revealing that she really has thought of every detail here. She further explains that her “powers will emerge when they are ready.” We also get to see Cordelia, Myrtle, and Madison waking up after the apocalypse, proving our theory that they would use the healing powers of the Louisiana swamps. After all, “it’s time.”
“There is no way that bitch could get a show on television without selling her soul to the devil.”
After Madison shows off her less than impressive skills as an Uber driver, she drops off Coco and Mallory, who are now under the identity spell. Madison notices Dinah’s billboard on a bus and quickly realizes that she is the one who sold them out. Madison wants to do something about it, but Cordelia explains that Dinah must stay safe until they are ready to “make her pay.” In present day, Dinah refuses to get caught in the middle of the battle between the witches and Michael, but we are all in for a surprise when Marie Laveau walks in, played by the wonderful Angela Bassett, and says, “She needed the help of a voodoo queen but that ain’t you.” Cordelia made a deal with Papa and gave him Dinah’s soul, freeing Marie in exchange. Marie takes out Dinah and tells her to give Papa her regards. All hail the real voodoo queen!
“It’s payback bitch.”
Now that all of our players are in place, the battle we have all been waiting for quickly begins. Ms. Mead is eliminated and Madison channels her inner Tony Montana from Scarface, as she opens fire on Michael with Ms. Mead’s arm. Madison agrees to hold off Michael as long as she can, but is quickly eliminated. “I guess it’s back to retail.” Marie and Coco also team up to take Michael down, but he kills them both and reminds us, “I’m nothing like normal.” Brock also finally shows up again and brutally stabs Mallory for not taking him on the plane, but Myrtle takes him out. As Mallory’s life force begins pouring out of her, Cordelia knows what she must do to protect her sisters and the world. It seems like all hope is lost, but Cordelia faces Michael with her head held high and reminds him that he may be the only son of Satan, but “my sisters are a legion motherf*cker!” Cordelia stabs herself so that Mallory can rise as the next Supreme and complete her time travel spell, which is the ultimate sacrifice.
It’s 2015 and Michael is just a boy again, living with Constance Langdon. As Michael heads out into the street, Mallory runs him over with a car several times to eliminate the threat once and for all. Constance stands over him and Michael begs her to take him back into Murder House so that they can be together forever, but Constance refuses to grant his last wish and tells him to go to hell. The ultimate battle we have all been waiting for is over, but it’s not the showdown we were predicting. Mallory has changed the timeline to save her sisters and also the world, but what does this mean for the rest of the AHS universe? After all, changing the past can have unforeseen consequences for the future.
“The battle between good and evil never ends.”
Now that the threat is eliminated, Mallory returns to her coven and remembers everything. She is so excited to see Cordelia again and Cordelia even asks her if they have met before. Myrtle is not back because Cordelia no longer saw the threat of the end of the world and Madison will have to “sweat it out a little longer” in her retail hell. Mallory was able to get some “blazing street cred” with creatures of the underworld since she took down the Antichrist and Misty and Nan are safely returned. Only Nan would prefer to return to her Papa. I guess as long as she is happy. Mallory reminds us that the battle between good and evil never ends and we know that there needs to always be a balance in the world. Avoiding the apocalypse does explain how we are able to see the year 2020 in AHS Hotel, which successfully fills in some gaps for us. Timothy and Emily are able to cross paths again in this new world, which initially seems sweet and romantic. Remember them? Only we know that they were saved because of their DNA and that they were worthy of potentially repopulating the earth. Emily gives birth to the new Antichrist, as they are horrified when they find his babysitter brutally murdered. Ms. Mead and the Black Pope knock on their door, recognizing the power and potential in their son, proving that evil has indeed found its loophole. Stay tuned for season 9!
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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