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.