The title of the episode is "Return to Murder House", and are you ready? Because a return to the house that started everything is exactly what you are doing AHS this week – IMMEDIATELY.
When the most anticipated episode of the season begins (raise your hand if you're more excited about the second coming of Jessica Lange than Jesus himself), Madison and Chablis stop in front of the iconic Los Angeles gothic mansion. What are the proud new owners. And all they had to do to get it was to demean themselves, posing as a married couple who simply died to make a haunted house their home forever. Madison is not happy with the farce, but Chablis has it much worse, clearly.
"I had to put kakis! So it has been a difficult day for all of us! "Shout." (Note: if the return of Jessica Lange is the biggest number one thing this season, having Billy Porter and Emma Roberts present an episode together is a very close second.) Give these two their own split, for favor.)
The list of title credits and the Murder House door open, with Chablis announcing that the place is full of spirits and bad vibes. Unpacking potions and knives, and so, cast a spell to reveal the ghosts. Chablis, despite being an accomplished sorcerer and a generally intelligent type, nonetheless makes the foolish cinematic move to cut his palm to seal the deal with blood (yes, it looks good, but he would put his hand out of service for WEEKS) . They sing, the blood bubbles, and the ghosts come out! Dead nurses! Burning children! Teenagers with problems and their therapists masturbating! Because yes, right away, we see some familiar faces: Ben Harmon, who is still giving therapy to Tate, who is still trying to get Violet back. (More change, huh people?)
Madison tries to demand answers about Michael Langdon, but the ghosts are not intimidated.
"What are you going to do, will you make us MORE dead?" Ben says, before making his excuses and leaving – "I have to look out the window and cry while I masturbate, it's my everyday thing", which motivated Chablis to refer to him as "the squeegee of tears", moment in which that his friendly neighborhood friend missed several additional lines of dialogue because I also died briefly. Anyway, that (and the appearance of Sarah Paulson as Billie Dean Howard) is just an ornament for this Big Moment:
"Who do you think you are, going in here, spinning around, spitting vulgarities?" A voice shouts. And when Madison demands to know the identity of the new arrival, There she is. Blonde bouffant, cigarette in hand, guttural voice in point.
"I'm Constance Langdon," says Constance Langdon, "and this is my house."
The show prudently cuts the commercial here so that the screams of YASSS KWEEN bother the dead.
From here, the episode offers information of choice on the origins of Michael Langdon, but, honestly, it is about the service of admirers. Constance says she'll only talk about Michael if the witches drive Moira out of the house, which is fine with Moira, who just wants to be with her mother again. Gathered as spirits in a shared cemetery plot, the two embrace and walk hand in hand in the fog, in a totally sweet and surprising moment, happily ever after. (The writers, knowing that this is the last thing that fans of American horror story, clearly took the opportunity to troll us here; Moira's mother testifies exclaiming: "I wanted to suffocate you … with kisses!" Well played, show. Well played.)
Nothing stands in the way of Constance's promised story, which is both an illuminating story for Michael and an epic monologue for Jessica Lange. Michael was always cheerful, he explains, even when he was committing a murder, which he did almost incessantly from childhood to the beginning, starting with small animals and ending with the unfortunate nanny we last saw seven years ago at the end of the first season. But that was very good; It was not until Michael aged a decade after the night when Constance realized that something was safe she was wrong and tried to call a priest, whom she also killed, which led her to realize that he had also abandoned her, eventually. Instead of waiting for that to happen, she approached Murder House and did the writing she herself, meeting with her several ghost children (after making sure her lipstick was perfect, of course).
"I was born to be a mother, why not die to be a mother too?", He concludes.
But Constance is not the only ghost in the house who has interacted with Michael, so there's more to the story. Ben, for example, tried to involve the demon child in therapy ("I wanted to be good!") But, unfortunately, it was not like that. Michael began to dismember the ghosts, then passed on to the new tenants, a pair of lesbians who could not unpack a single box before putting on the rubber suit and stabbing them to death. Even rarer: after he murdered the women, he burned his ghosts to nothing. What! How!? Only a resident of Murder House knows the answer: Hi, Vivien Harmon. (And hello, another more timely commercial break so that fans can scream, faint or masturbate while crying in front of a window, we all celebrate the return of Connie Britton in different ways, okay?)
And here is the final verdict: Michael Langdon lived in the house until three Satanists, including Mead, came to help him fulfill his destiny. A black mass was held: he presented himself with the still throbbing heart of a sacrificial virgin, Michael ate it raw and met his creator, while a winged and horned shadow bloomed on the wall behind him.
"Father," he said. Vivien realized only that she should kill him, but she could not; He is too bad and too powerful. In his words: "Ben is not his father, nor Tate, the source of darkness is his real father, and he is here to destroy the world."
Obviously, Vivien does not tell us anything that we do not know yet, but Chablis and Madison needed to hear it. United in the understanding that Michael Langdon is the Antichrist, they make their exit … oh, but not before Madison performs one last act of service for the fans. That's right, kids: it took seven seasons, countless prayers and thousands of pages of ghostly fan fiction about dirty ghost, but Tate Langdon and Violet Harmon are together, finally, forever. And with Madison and Chablis moving away towards an uncertain future, let the sight of those two dead crazy children embraced in the window hold him. They, at least, will continue to live happily ever after the world ends.