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What happens when a witch and a sorcerer enter the House of Murder? American horror story: Apocalypse I answered that question during the highly anticipated crossover event of season one of the FX horror anthology on Wednesday.
"I'm Constance Langdon, and this is my fucking house," said star Jessica Lange as she scolded her. Murder house Role in the first act of the episode of 78 minutes, entitled "Return to Murder House". As promised, the episode was a gift for the fans who conveyed the nostalgia for the characters, the mythology of the show of retreat and even tied some loose ends while pushing the mysterious. Apocalypse plot ahead.
The witch, Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts), and the sorcerer, Behold Chablis (Billy Porter), were the boats for which co-creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy connected season eight. Apocalypse With the mythology of the season. Murder house. The sixth episode was directed by series star Sarah Paulson, in his directorial debut, and the extended time effectively took AHS full circle by officially announcing Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) as the Antichrist.
For a long time it was believed that Michael was the Antichrist since he was conceived and was born inside Murder House, the Hollywood mansion that served as the backdrop for the first season. The house traps all the ghosts of the living who are killed on the premises – 36 to date when Madison and Behold buy the house – and the episode on Wednesday gave a handful of ex AHS The stars have the opportunity to revisit the characters they left behind to help fill in the gaps in Michael's story and receive updated finals since the season ended in 2011.
As promised, Constance, the Harmon family (Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Taissa Farmiga), Tate Langdon (Evan Peters), Bllie Dean Howard (Paulson) and Moira O & # 39; Hara (Frances Conroy) returned to help unravel the mystery of the demonic powers of Michael to Madison and Behold. There were also surprises from other ghosts in the house, including Hollywood star Elizabeth Short (Mena Suvari), and a nod to Madison's likely relatives, the original owner surgeon Charles Montgomery (Matt Ross) and his wife Nora (Lily Rabe ). The visit to the past also took a moment to address the burning issue of Constance's fourth lost son, but more on that later.
In the previous episode, the reigning Supreme Witch Cordelia Foxx (also played by Paulson) sent Madison and Behold to the mission of Murder House in the hope that they could return with information about Michael's education that witches could use against him. Apocalypse has established a war of supernatural gender among the witches of the third season Meeting of witches and the eight witches of the season, who believe that Michael is their "Alpha" and who deserves to be the next Supreme. Cordelia, aware of the inner darkness of Michael, has predicted the imminent apocalyptic event that started the season and, believing that Michael is the cause, is trying to retain his power and defeat Michael, who is now called Langdon.
In addition to filling in the blanks on Michael's satanic uprising, the trip back to Murder House also established some of the scores for the first season. Moira, the housekeeper tormented for eternity by Constance for sleeping with her husband, was finally buried and sent to the next future life with her mother. And the tortured lovers Violet Harmon (Farmiga) and Tate finally reunited, thanks to a great revelation shared by Michael's biological mother, Vivien Harmon (Britton).
Billie Dean, the "medium for the stars", was the only recurring character among the living. Since the spirits of the house can only be seen if they choose to be seen, she filled Madison and Here are the rules of the house. When Constance arrived, she revealed that she had committed suicide by realizing the true nature of her grandson, Michael. After Michael's mother, Vivien, died giving birth, Constance had the spirits kill Ben so she could guard the baby Michael, who he believed was his biological grandson since Tate had raped Vivien while wearing the costume. Rubber Man in the first season.
Constance, who is no stranger to evil and tragedy, saw Michael as her chance for a "recovery" after her son Tate ended so badly. But Michael and his murderous tendencies quickly made her realize that she was "set on this earth to raise monsters."
Returning to the final scene of season one, when three-year-old Michael had murdered the babysitter, Constance told Madison and Behold: "Until then, I thought I was raising a serial killer of garden varieties." But then Michael spent an entire decade overnight, explaining how the child was born, born in 2011 when Murder house took place, it could be a man in the current 2022 time line sets of Apocalypse. In addition to being prophesied as the Antichrist by Billie Dean in the first season, doctors also referred to him as the "alpha twin," since he ate his brother in the womb.
Soon after, Michael made an attempt on Constance's life and realized that it was only a matter of time before he killed her. She was not going to give "or any man" satisfaction and instead went on her own terms: an overdose of whiskey and pills and joining her friends as a spirit inside Murder House. He never chose to see his son again, but he reunited with his other children, who had also been murdered inside the house: Tate, Beau and the mysterious girl who had never been introduced before. The fourth child was a bloody-eyed girl who accompanied her at the end of the planned visit. Of her still-missing daughter, Addie (Jamie Brewer), who did not die on the grounds of the house, Constanza simply said: "God rest your soul."
Ben, still beset by his sexual urges, reappeared to remember Madison and Here's a twisted story of father-son. Although Ben knew that Michael was not his biological son, he felt sorry for her once Constance left him and decided to raise him as a father would. "I wanted to give it my all," Ben said of raising Michael. But when Michael met Tate inside the house, Tate refused to accept him as his son, calling him "monster" and "evil." That, said Ben, is when Michael surrendered to the darkness that was "always on the edge". Michael not only murdered the inhabitants of the house, but also burned their spirits and destroyed their souls.
"Fuck, basically, our new Supreme is practically a pure evil," Madison sums up.
That's when Vivien arrives to shadow Michael's tale even darker. His appearance is a surprise to Ben, since the two have been separated. Vivien hated Ben for the need to have a relationship with Michael, someone he says is more than "just evil". Accepting that she and her biological twin (who was a dead born baby) are enough, they also meet.
Citing the Book of Revelation, Vivien compared Michael to the biblical prophecy of The Beast, recalling how the house was choked and surrounded by a murder of crows once Michael leaned towards his dark side. Responding to a burn Apocalypse In the question, Vivien explained how Mrs. Mead (Kathy Bates), the adoptive mother who worships Satan to Langon, arrived with two other people from the Church of Satan to tell Michael that he is the chosen one.
Calling Murder House "a house built on the portal to hell," Mrs. Mead and the others announce that the time has come to show Michael his true power. In an offering to Michael, they sacrifice an innocent girl and feed her heart. While eating it, his real father, the devil, reveals himself in the shadows. "God save you, Satan," they say as hailstones fall from the sky and rain of blood.
After that night, Vivien decided that she had to kill Michael. When she was standing next to her bed, she saw 666 burn behind her ear and, feeling that she was coming, tried to burn her soul. But, Tate saved her. She never saw Michael again.
Convinced that neither Ben nor Tate is Michael's true father, Vivien said: "He was born of the evil of this house, the source of darkness is his true father and is here to destroy the world."
Returning to Cordelia, now armed with this information, Madison tells Behold, "The guy you put your hopes on turned out to be the Antichrist."
As his last task before leaving Murder House, Madison finds Violet crying eternally and shows him the truth: Tate was not the real evil, "this house used it as a vessel to create something much worse". She tells Violet that any evil inside Tate probably went with Michael. While the lovers gather, Madison says: "At least someone will have a happiness forever."
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