This week’s show was the 100th episode of AHS. It’s interesting to see how this series has evolved over the years. My favorite season was Asylum. Jessica Lange plays a great mean singing nun. The jury is still out on where 1984 will rate on the list, but this episode was pretty good at least.
We’re in 1985…wait that’s not the show I signed up for. Anyways, Nightstalker and Jingles are still hanging out and killing people. Well, just Nightstalker. Jingles is sick of him and his murderous ways. When he gets a chance, he tips off a community to his psycho travel companion. They catch Nightstalker and beat the crap out of him as Jingles rides off into the sunset. Cut to 1989 and Jingles has moved to Juno, Alaska to start over. He has a wife, kid, and a job at a video store. Sounds like a nice quaint life. He’s gotten over what happened at Redwood and has finally found happiness. Since this is AHS, his good fortune is short-lived. Nightstalker finds him (I’m sure Satan helped) and kills his wife. A devastated Jingles leaves his son in the care of his wife’s sister and heads back to Redwood to take on his old enemy.
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
In 1989, Margaret has made a fortune off of buying properties associated with serial killers and turning them into tourist traps. They mention Briarcliff, a nod to Asylum. Oh, and Trevor is her husband. No, he’s not another ghost. It turns out he survived Margaret stabbing him. When he woke up from his coma, he blackmailed her into being his sugar mama. She did him one better and married him, so he couldn’t testify against her. Four years later and he’s sick of her. Join the club. The only bright spot is Leslie Jordan playing her assistant. I love his brand of kookiness.
Back to camp
Years after being killed, Montana, Xavier, and Ray are still stuck in Camp Purgatory. They’re joined by the ghosts of the counselors from the 1970 massacre. Purgatory is crowded. Xavier and Montana enjoy killing hapless campers who stumble upon Redwood. Ray normally cleans up after them, but finally gets fed up after they butcher two new people. The bodies are discovered, bringing media attention to the camp. Margaret seizes on the opportunity and decides to have a musical festival at the camp. Like a bloody Coachella. While giving a press conference, Chet (forgot about him) and Montana watch from the bushes. They’re itching to take down Margret. Again, join the club.
On death row
Brooke has the worst luck in the 1989 flashforward. She’s been sentenced to death for the camp massacre and is set to be executed at San Quentin. On death row, she encounters Nightstalker who tries to get her to come to the dark side. He says Satan will save her. She tells him to fuckoff. Nice. On the day of her execution, Margaret and Trevor are in the gallery watching. Brooke correctly assumes Margaret is there and tells her that she’ll burn in hell for what she did. Fingers crossed. Meanwhile, thru the power of Satan, Nightstalker possess a guard and breaks out. And head to Juno. Back in the execution chamber, Brooke is given a lethal injection and pronounced dead. Or so we think. Her body is wheeled off to the morgue by the executioner and she’s given a drug to revive her. The injection must of have just been a sedative. And it turns out the executioner is Donna/Rita. Surprise, bitch!