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SPOILER WARNING: Do not read this unless you've already seen Episode 3, "Neighbors From Hell" of American Horror Story season 7.
EPISODE 3: Last night was a glorious occasion for us AHS fans, as episode 3 was FINALLY worth watching! Yes, the new season picked up its slow pace and made the plot actually interesting. After Ally (Sarah Paulson), or "the lesbian George Zimmerman," was misnamed as a murder in episode 2 for accidentally shooting Pedro, the poor woman continues to be targeted as a racist by protesters and her wacky neighbors. The Wiltons (Billy Eichner and Leslie Grossman) serve as the perfect comedic foil for an otherwise bland season so far, as they hilariously head up to Ally's doorstep (donning sombreros, mind you) as they throw Taco Bell coupons at her. It was a welcomed and brilliant moment of white privilege satire.
Episode 3 also brought a few chilling moments that weren't clown-specific (is anyone else over all this coulrophobia?). Ally and Ivy were met with a slew of dead crows on their lawn, Ozzy accidentally sees a viral video of Ally being seduced in the bathtub by Winter (Billie Lourd), Meadow revealed to be part of the cult and the cute guinea pig gets cooked in the microwave. And not to mention those inexplicable bloodied smiley faces on the houses. Let's just hope the next episode continues this momentum and dives deeper into Kai's (Evan Peters) cult leader status. Is he the new Charles Manson? Hopefully we'll find out soon!
"🗣YOU NEED TO CALM UP! YOU NEED TO GET AGITATED! YOU 👏🏽NEED 👏🏽TO 👏🏽GET 👏🏽ON 👏🏽MY 👏🏽LEVEL" #AHSCult— Gigi is a dog's name (@Hatesytpeople) September 20, 2017
EPISODE 2: This week's episode picks up where the premiere left off, with Ally heading to bed before realizing there is a clown sleeping next to here. The rest of the episode continues to fuel her uncontrollable anxiety. “I think there might be something wrong with me," she tells her wife Ivy. On the other side of the house, the couples poor son Ozzy is still dealing with his night terrors (which are probably more intense thanks to the manipulative Winter Anderson) where he sees Twisty and Triple Dongerface.
We then turn to some on-point current political references, with Kai running for city council to replace Councillor Chang's seat and Ally coming to one of her chef's defense. "I'm not about to fire an immigrant in this climate," she says, making a direct connection to the real-life racial tensions occurring in right now. Pedro later tells Ivy, "It's scary to be brown these days." We also meet the strange new couple who just moved into the deceased Changs' home. Ally and Ivy head over to meet their new neighbors Harrison (Billy Eichner) and Meadow (Leslie Grossman). But the eccentric pair aren't actually a loving couple! Harrison is gay and married his friend Meadow due to a pact they made when they were younger. He is also a beekeeper, which of course immediately triggers Ally's fear of holes. She remains skeptical about the couple, so it'll be interesting to see how their storyline develops. "Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark" was lacking a bit in the fear factor, so let's hope next week gives us some much-needed suspense (and unveils if Pedro survived Ally's unexpected gunshot).
So we just not gonna notice how they combined LGBT, immigration, and gun violence in one whole episode U.S. problems #AHSCult— Erika (@classic_babiii) September 13, 2017
EPISODE 1: The time has finally come, my friends! The anticipated debut episode of AHS: Cult premiered on FX last night (Sept. 5), which relived that frightful night when it was announced that Donald Trump would be the country's next president. The reaction to the news hit a little too close to home, as Ally Mayfair-Richards (played by Sarah Paulson) literally had a mental breakdown while Kai Anderson (Evan Peters) humped his TV screen with manic joy.
The opening scene of "Election Night" garnered chills, with real footage of Trump and Hillary Clinton declaring "I am running for president of the United States!" After the revelation that Trump gained the coveted title on Nov. 8, 2016, the episode quickly spiraled out of control. "The revolution has begun," Kai utters before chanting "USA! USA! USA!" It is a stark and frightening reflection of how many MAGA supporters reacted upon hearing the news.
We are then introduced to the four major phobias that Ally cannot seem to control, no matter how hard her wife Ivy (Alison Pill) and therapist Cheyenne Jackson try to console her. While her rabid fear of clowns, the sight of blood, confined spaces and cluster of holes (the latter is still giving me chills as I type), it becomes too overbearing throughout the episode. Just how many times do we need to see Ally lose her mind over seeing clowns do the dirty in the grocery store? Hopefully the upcoming episodes treat her phobias with more sophistication instead of annoying campiness.
The satirical play on the election continues as Kai paints his face with blended Cheetos to mimic his orange-hued leader and makes two run-ins with Ally: the first occurs when he splashes coffee on her and Ivy, and the second is when his sister (we think...) Winter (played by Billie Lourd) somehow becomes the babysitter for the couple's son Oz.
Save for a few chilling moments (Kai throwing a piss-filled condom at bystanders, the welcomed return of Freak Show's Twisty the Clown), the premiere episode cruised by without packing too much of a punch. But we'll definitely continue to tune in to see just how deep Ally's anxious fears and Kai's cult status will go! Below, check out some hilarious and almost too relatable Twitter reactions of the "Election Night" episode:
The scariest part of the #AHSCult premiere was reliving election night and realizing how many people now have Trypophobia— Ryan Loya (@RyLoya) September 6, 2017
i wonder if evan and sarah's backs hurt from the weight of carrying this show for so many years #AHSCult— 🌷 (@micaeladermody) September 6, 2017
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