Ranking the top 5 moments from “American Horror Story: 1984” season 9 episode 2: “A Fantasy of Revenge”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching the FX network’s American Horror Story:  1984 season 9 episode 2, we learned that you can “refuse to let fear dictate your life” and “if you imagine the worst, that’s all you see.”  But what if everyone really is out to get you?  Do you let the fear in or do you use everything in your power to fight it?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Mr. Jingles,” more secrets are unlocked, as we get a glimpse into Brooke’s past, while Xavier gets a disturbing visit in the present.  Meanwhile, Margaret continues to do “God’s work,” as she meets the Night Stalker, but it seems like there are some supernatural forces present at Camp Redwood.  My top 5 moments from the American Horror Story:  1984 season 9 episode 2 are:

5

“Mr. Jingles will not survive me.”

After receiving a warning about Mr. Jingles escaping the mental institution, Margaret does not seem to be fazed at all.  In fact, she almost treats it like a challenge, explaining that she will not live her life in fear.  While this seems commendable in some ways, you have to wonder why Margaret is willing to put the lives of others in danger by keeping Camp Redwood open?

I had a feeling that something was off with Margaret from last week’s episode, but it looks like we still have a lot left to discover about her.  I guess the jingling will continue as scheduled.

4

“I just wanted everything to be perfect.”

We don’t have to wait too long to get a glimpse into Brooke’s past, as we learn that she was supposed to get married last summer, which isn’t much of a shock since we did see her looking at the engagement ring in her jewelry box in last week’s episode.  However, Brooke’s fiance, Joey allowed his jealousy to rule his actions, as he decided to begin shooting people at the wedding, including himself.

It’s understandable why Brooke is beyond traumatized, but is there more to the story here?  Brooke opens up to Montana during this revelation and Montana proceeds to kiss her, but Brooke breaks it up before anything can go too far.  Fingers crossed that we get to see more of this!

3

“Gay for pay, baby.”

Xavier also seems to be hiding something and during this episode, he gets a visit from his pimp?  I guess that’s what he is, as someone named Blake (but call him Daddy) shows up to blackmail Xavier.  He claims that he found Xavier as a junky and cleaned him up to make him a star in gay porn, but Xavier has real dreams about being an actor.  Xavier claims that he can find someone even better for his movies and poor Blake certainly gets an eyeful when he spies on the guys in the shower…oh and he gets stabbed in the eye too. 

Xavier’s character comes into question here; however, as he seems more than willing to turn someone else in to get away.  Will he do the same thing when he is faced with the killer?  We’ll have to wait and see.

2

“How are you alive?”

After Brooke is on the run from the Night Stalker, he runs into a camp counselor, Jonas, and proceeds to kill him…more than once.  The Night Stalker is beyond confused by this and so am I.  The Night Stalker then has a really weird conversation with Margaret, who seems to be quite taken with him.  We see a glimpse into the Night Stalker’s past and learn how he became a killer, but it looks like Brooke may be off the hook now, as the Night Stalker feels that Margaret truly sees him. 

Margaret seems to be extremely sympathetic and understanding with the Night Stalker, which makes me question her motives even more.  She comes face-to-face with Jonas, who died on the night Mr. Jingles killed everyone, but his spirit seems to be trapped in Camp Redwood somehow?

We’ll have to see how this plays out and while I’m thankful for some plot advancement, I’m not sure if it really fits in too well, but AHS has a way of seamlessly connecting all the dots for us, even if we don’t see it initially.

1

“He’s dead dead.”

So I actually really enjoyed the humor in this episode, as our group of characters all now realize that there is an actual killer on the loose after they stumble upon Blake’s corpse.  Xavier hilariously screams out that they have to help him, but is told that he is “dead dead,” which had me laughing out loud.

I love that the show is truly paying homage to the 80’s slasher films we all know so well, while keeping things light with some campy horror fun.  Now that the characters know that Mr. Jingles is there, what will they do next?  I can’t wait to find out and it looks like we will be exploring Mr. Jingles’s past more next week.  Stay tuned!

**Fun fact:  Brooke sits on the dock and sees someone in the water underneath it, which is a fun throwback to Friday the 13th:  Part III.  Oddly enough, the character from the movie, Vera, is later shot through the eye by Jason and a one-eyed corpse is seen in Friday the 13th:  The Final Chapter.  Is this foreshadowing for what’s to come with Blake?  Perhaps, but it was a fun throwback nonetheless.

American Horror Story:  1984 episode 2 Music Soundtrack Highlights:

Billy Idol – White Wedding

Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy

The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)

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!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Supernatural” season 14 episode 20: “Welcome to the End”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the CW’s Supernatural season 14 episode 20 season finale, I realized that stories can be dangerous, but what happens when the story is over?  When there’s no glimmer of light left to maintain that last bit of hope?  Can we write our own story or is the end clear cut?  Please note major spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Moriah,” Sam and Dean are visited by an old friend, who claims he just wants to help, but does he?  Meanwhile, Jack’s powers continue to impact the world and Castiel tries to get through to him before it’s too late.  My top 5 moments from the Supernatural season 14 episode 20 season finale are:

5

“Takes one to know one.”

In the beginning of the episode, Sam and Dean try to track down Jack using every resource they can find and Dean comments that he is surrounded by nerds.  However, Sam gently reminds him that he does watch Jeopardy every single night.  I do too, Dean!  I thought this was a clever way to keep a little bit of humor going, as there were so many dramatic and serious moments during the season finale.  Glad to see that Dean is a nerd at heart for sure!

4

“It’s everywhere…”

Jack’s powers continue to spiral out of control, as he demands that everyone stop lying, which causes the entire world to spill the truth about everything.  This can be extremely dangerous, especially when we learn that Sam’s favorite music artist is actually Celine Dion, not Elvis.  Even the president’s lies are being revealed and Crowley gets a special shout out, when we learn that he actually made a deal with him once upon a time.  Sam, Dean, and Castiel recognize that Jack must be behind this, but it looks like they may need some extra help to stop him.

3

“You’re my favorite show!”

Surprise…God, aka Chuck, is back!  It looks like Castiel’s long distance phone call actually worked, as Chuck makes an appearance to help the Winchesters deal with the Jack situation.  Chuck fixes the lying issue with a snap of his fingers, but his solution for Jack is much more complicated.  Chuck presents them with a gun, but he is still working out its name.  Personally I liked “The Equalizer.”  Chuck explains that the gun will work in some kind of quantum leap way and eliminate Jack, but Dean breaks it down and says, “You kill him…you die.” 

So who is going to be the one to shoot him and is there any other way?  Castiel wants Chuck to help restore Jack’s soul, but Chuck reminds him that souls are tricky and messy, so it looks like they may not have a choice.  Sam refuses to accept this and asks Chuck why it always has to fall on them.  Chuck reveals that Sam and Dean are his favorites, but they are much more than a story, as this is life to them.  Is Chuck actually helping or is he about to cause even more damage now with his intervention?

2

“I understand.”

Castiel finally reaches Jack and the two sit down to have a father-son talk.  Jack reveals to Castiel that he feels empty and that if he were able to love, he would love him.  Before Castiel can get much further, Dean approaches them with Chuck’s gun, but Castiel and Sam try to stop him.  Jack faces Dean and simply says, “I understand,” recognizing Dean’s decision and what this means, which was absolutely heartbreaking.

Sam tries to get Dean to listen to reason, revealing that perhaps they are only playing out parts in Chuck’s story.  Dean puts the gun down, which frustrates Chuck, who tries to convince him to shoot Jack, promising that he will bring back Mary.  This moment was truly significant for Dean because we know how much Dean loves his mother and he would do anything for her, but even he recognizes that this is not right and that Mary would not want him to do that.

1

“Welcome to the end…”

After Dean turns Chuck down, Sam reminds him that “this isn’t just a story, it’s our lives.”  Chuck replies with, “Have it your way” and begins killing Jack.  Sam shoots Chuck, which stuns him and he officially welcomes them to the end.  The sun is gone and Sam, Dean, and Castiel are surrounded by darkness, as they lean over Jack’s lifeless body.  Jack wakes up in the Empty and Billie is there, so does this mean that perhaps this is not the end for Jack?  Is Jack able to help or intervene somehow?  I’m not sure, but we’ll have to wait and see.  Sam, Dean, and Castiel have a lot to deal with as well, as the souls from hell are released upon the world.  The last scene shows the undead surrounding them, as they all grab a suitable weapon, but they are definitely outnumbered here.

So what does this mean for our favorite characters?  We will now be approaching the final season of SPN and anything goes.  If all the souls have been released from hell, does that mean we could see Crowley in the final season?  We know that Chuck is a storyteller, but what does this actually accomplish?  Is he so fed up with his favorite characters that he is willing to sacrifice the world and start over?  Is he threatened by Jack?  I’m not sure, but it looks like Sam, Dean, and Castiel have a lot to deal with.  Stay tuned for the final season of Supernatural and in the meantime, “Carry on my Wayward son!”

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