Last week’s episode of American Horror finished telling us what happened to Tate. Sort of.
It opened with Constance in The House (yes, the Dead House) begging the SWAT team not to kill her son Tate. So…another horror to add to the house history, yes? Geez, no wonder the darn thing is haunted.
Through flashbacks intertwined with the Tate/SWAT Team scene, we saw his High School Massacre in it’s sloooow methodical horror. The timing was impeccable, Tate’s calm was unsettling, and I honestly don’t think I could ever watch that scene again. Terrifying and sad.
Tate was then killed by the SWAT team, who had him surrounded in his room and shot him as he reached for a gun. It was obvious that he wanted to be killed and I found myself wondering…was his room the room that Violet uses now? Don’t know if that’s important, but I’m curious.
Violet has been doing some detective work. And to her horror, she’s discovered that her boyfriend is a ghost. Not only a ghost, but ghost who was formerly a murderer, killing innocent kids for (seemingly) no reason. Shocked, she confronts Constance, who blames the house for Tate “losing his way”. Crazy ol’ Connie enlists the help of a “medium” who claims that Violet is a medium as well and can help Tate cross over. (In a very touching scene later on, Connie talks to Addie with the help of the medium, who claims that Addie is happy and does not want to return as a ghost now that she knows what her brother Tate did–were Connie’s emotions genuine? No clue.)
It was inferred that maybe this medium thing is nothing new to Violet, so I’m wondering if she’s had ghostly encounters before. I bet we’ll find out soon.
When Violet runs to the basement, she finds the house ghosts, as well as the doctor and the twins…she freaks out and runs back upstairs. The fact that the doctor is appearing makes me think that he is NOT, in fact the Latex Man. There have also been a few opinions that it is Connie’s husband…
Violet subsequently falls into a depression (can ya BLAME her??), taking pills from her friend and overdosing on them. Tate finds her and drags her to the shower, forcing her to throw them up. I have to say that it was a stark contrast to the Tate we saw earlier in the show and I actually found myself sympathizing with him. Maybe his killing spree really was out of his control?
Meanwhile, Ben has a new patient–Cam from Modern Family!! Obvs, I love this guy way more when he’s not crying about urban legends. Seriously, the man was a basket case, terrified of a Bloody Mary-type spirit called Piggy Man. This storyline seemed sort of separate from everything else that’s been going on…which makes me think that it will come back around and tie in later. Is Mr. Piggy the guy in the Latex Suit? I know that the face behind the latex didn’t appear to have a snout…
BUT–that head didn’t look actually attached. What it appears to be is a farmer (notice the overalls) wearing a slaughtered pig’s head over his own. Another piece of the house’s history maybe? Hmmm…
Ben and Violet aren’t the only ones going through weirdness. Vivian has been having disturbing dreams about her Monster Baby…
And eating raw pancreas and brains given to her by Constance and Moira because they are “good for the baby”.
Is it just me or does it seem like maybe Vivian is pregnant with Renesmee?
Obviously, the ghosts of the house (is Constance a ghost?? UGH!!) know something about this baby that Vivian does not.
A few things:
What’s going on with Vivian and the Hottie Security Guard. Are they on their way to an affair? I do believe so.
Will Piggy Man be back? I seriously don’t think that plot was as stand alone as they made it seem.
What set Tate over the edge? Did something happen to him in the house. AND–is it possible that Violet is on her way to repeating history??
WHO IS LATEX MAN????
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!!
You can watch American Horror on Wednesdays at 10pm Eastern on FX.