The time has come. American Horror Story has come to an end… for now. I apologize once again for missing another recap last week. I truly am horrible. The direction the season finale went in was totally and completely unexpected. I figured they would keep with the story and the entire episode would be based off all of the ghosts fighting over the baby. Don’t get me wrong, that happened, but very briefly. Instead, they introduced and dismissed a whole new family all in one episode.
The show starts with a quick flashback to Ben basically begging Vivien to move into the extremely low priced house with “personality” just nine months ago. Ironically, Vivien was totally against moving into the house. Imagine all of the trouble she could have saved if she would’ve fought a little hard… pft. And now we’re back to today. After the birth of Vivien’s two “children” and she was pronounced dead due to a loss of blood, Constance found a way to take away the baby that Tate fathered. Man, she is just so crazy. She even makes up a total bullshit story about where the baby could be to the police just so they don’t have to search around anymore. I mean, come on! Ben retrieves the baby from Constance and makes his way back into the house.
As we could all expect, Ben feels the need to kill himself in order to rejoin his family in eternity. Oh sure, after your daughter and wife are dead you decide to care. He almost goes through with blowing his brains out until Vivien and Violet show up and give him the speech we all expected them to. The baby needs Ben and Ben needs the baby. It all seemed good enough until Ben’s life was taken without his own consent. Hayden, the psychopath he once impregnated, comes back for her final revenge on Ben. She throws him over the balcony with a rope around his neck. I feel like this was a cheap way to get Ben to die. I mean, it’s nice that the Harmons can all be a family once again but I would’ve been much more satisfied if Ben got away and left them alone. We all could expect that he would be stuck in the house one way or another so in some ways I wish they would’ve went in the other direction. Oh well.
Now a new family has been sold on the murder house. An all-American family with good looking parents and one good looking son who happens to be around the same age as Violet. Not good. Of course she makes her move fairly quick. Unlike Tate, Violet decides to immediately make it known that she is dead. I feel as though she wanted something to do with the son, Gabriel, but realized she could never get away with it because of Tate. She was exactly right… for the most part. As soon as Tate catches on to her interest in Gabriel, Tate makes him move for the kill. Tate actually wanted to kill Gabriel so that Violet could have a companion just as he had wished before with her. Violet comes in for the rescue and saves Gabriel by tricking Tate into thinking she still loves him. I believe she does, but she truly can never forgive him.
As all the Tate business is happening upstairs, Ben and Vivien do their best to scare the living shit out of the new couple in the home in order to save them. Ben reunites with his rubber suit and messes with the wife, while Vivien scares the husband downstairs in the kitchen. The next scene I found quite humorous. Vivien and Ben meet the couple in the basement and pretend to kill one another out of anger and hatred. Viven slices Ben’s guts open and Ben shoots Vivien in the head. Then they both proceed to stand up and yell “RUN!” And they do. Thank god. They have saved a family from eternity in hell.
A touching moment of this episode is when Vivien finds her son in the basement with Nora. Vivien thought her baby was stillborn, but the baby actually took one breath before passing away. Which now means that the baby of Ben and Vivien will remain in the house with them forever. It’s heartwarming to see how instantly Vivien can calm the baby of its cries. (Yes, it, because we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl).
The very end of the episode goes back to Constance three years later. Her grandson, Michael, has now grown into a toddler. He is found in his bedroom covered in the blood of his nanny. She tops the season off with the line “Now, what am I going to do with you?” as the boy giggles in the rocking chair. How funny would it be if they spun off the show and made the grandson Michael grow up to be Michael Myers? I know it wouldn’t be the same story line because he wouldn’t have his family that he killed, but they could easily do it.
I’ve found an article where Ryan Murphy explains what to expect next season and to be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about it. The way they ended the season it almost seems as if they need to continue on with the story, but that’s not their plan at all. Go on, read the article. If they do go through with this plan, all I request is that they keep Tate in the show. He basically made last season so he would probably be a big part in next season too. You all know that I’m going to be anxiously awaiting next season to see where they go from here.
Now hit the comments with your thoughts on the finale, the season as a whole, and what you’d like to see for season two!