After last week’s episode, I had almost given up on AHS 1984. It sucked that badly. I was going to let episode 3 hang out on my DVR, but there was nothing better to watch last night. Surprisingly, I liked the show again. So, I’ll give it another shot and throw out some thoughts here.
It turns out Rita isn’t who she claims to be. She’s actually Donna Chambers (total porn star name), a psychologist who conned her away into the asylum so she could meet Jingles. She got through to the normally unresponsive killer by explaining that she didn’t think he was evil and that she could cure him. So, Donna breaks him out of the loony bin, points him in the direction of Camp Redwood, and lets him slaughter everyone so she can study him. What kinda crazy therapy is that? This explains how she was able to “escape” from Jingles earlier. Also, this plan won’t bite her in the ass or anything.
Ray is a tool and a coward
Ray proves to be a complete coward. He wants to cut his losses (his fellow Redwood staff members) and run from Ramirez. Luckily, Chet is kinder and saves him from the Night Stalker. Ray repays him by leaving Chet behind after the former Olympian is impaled on a spike in a ditch. Great guy. We also hear Ray’s backstory from his fraternity days. After a pledge fell down a flight of stairs, Ray assumed he was dead and decided to cover up the accident to protect his brothers. Naturally, the pledge was alive. Check for a pulse, stupid! But he only discovered that as he was sending the kid over a cliff in a car. Yikes. Back at Redwood, Ray runs away, again, leaving Montana alone with Ramirez. As he’s making his escape, Jingles jumps out of the bushes and chops his head off, mid-motorcycle ride. The douche had it coming.
Less is more
Thankfully there was less screen time for the lame characters this week. For some reason, Rita/Donna drugged Brooke and dragged her off. Bye, final girl. Chet was stuck being impaled most of the episode. Is it bad I was hoping he’d die? Gus Kenworthy is a horrible actor. And Camp Redwood owner, Margaret, didn’t even make an appearance. An hour free of her Christian ranting was welcomed.
Twist at the end
Right when you think Richard Ramirez was going to mangle Montana, they actually started kissing. Wtf? Then she said, “Why haven’t you killed her already?” Could she be talking about Brooke? My guess is that she has a connection to our dumb heroine. Wild guess: Montana is the sister of Brooke’s psycho fiancée and she blames her for her brother’s death. It’s wacky but not completely out there given what show we’re watching.