Latest ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ Episode Brings Huge Time Jump and Several More Major Twists
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Last week on American Horror Story: 1984, Margaret (Leslie Grossman) continued her killing spree at Camp Redwood and AHS viewers ultimately came to a horrifying realization: Anyone who dies at the summer camp stays there…as a ghost.
And now, Montana (Billie Lourd) and Xavier (Cody Fern) channel Bonnie and Clyde in an attempt to make the most of their fate. Here’s what went down in episode six of AHS: 1984, titled “Episode 100.”
The episode begins in a crummy motel just south of the Mexican border. When a woman ventures out of bed to ask her neighbor to turn down the music, she’s greeted by The Night Stalker (Zach Villa), who invites her in. She declines, which prompts him to grab her.
The Night Stalker’s “fun” is interrupted by a voice coming from inside the motel room.
“Let her go,” Mr. Jingles (John Carroll Lynch) says. “I need to sleep.”
Although Mr. Jingles says he’s tired of his games, The Night Stalker isn’t fazed and demands they stock up on supplies.
During their errand excursion, The Night Stalker stops at a liquor store. When Mr. Jingles spots a newspaper with The Night Stalker’s face plastered across the front page, he hands it to a woman, who assembles an angry mob outside the store.
They tackle the Night Stalker while Mr. Jingles casually drives away. Savage.
A tourist (Eric Staves) makes the amateur mistake of visiting Camp Redwood. He brings along his camera, so he can take photos of the abandoned cabins, which are covered in graffiti.
“Brooke wants your blood,” one says.
When the tourist reaches the lake, he’s shocked to find Montana sunbathing on the dock. After luring him toward her, Montana stabs him and disposes of the body.
“Bitchin’ kill, babe,” Xavier says. “I call next.”
Cut to an episode of The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. This particular installment stars Margaret, who has established herself as a successful real estate agent. Of course, there’s a catch. Margaret specializes in flipping infamous houses—like John Wayne Gacy’s former residence.
The ad concludes with Margaret introducing Trevor (Matthew Morrison), who is now her husband.
In real life, it’s clear their relationship isn’t as romantic as the TV depicts.
“Don’t you f*** with me,” Margaret says while holding a knife to Trevor’s throat.
His response? “If you’re gonna kill me, make sure I’m dead this time.”
Flashback to 1985, when Trevor woke up in a hospital bed following the incident at Camp Redwood. Although Margaret is sitting at his bedside, it doesn’t take long for her to figure out that he remembers everything, including the fact that Margaret killed everyone and then framed Brooke.
So, Margaret devises a plan to keep Trevor quiet. “They can’t make you testify about your spouse,” she says.
Back in present day, Trevor says he wants out of their marriage. His confession quickly turns into an argument, which turns into a make-out session that is interrupted by Margaret’s assistant, Courtney.
Courtney explains that there’s been a major break in Brooke’s case: She lost her most recent appeal, which means she’s headed for execution.
To top it off, Margaret learns about the new murders at Camp Redwood and sees it as an opportunity to capitalize. So, she holds a press conference and reveals that she’s reopening the camp…again.
In Alaska, Mr. Jingles is working at a VHS store. He has a wife and new baby, who are semi-aware of his past. Although he says he’s “over” Camp Redwood, it’s clear there’s some interest in Margaret’s latest mission.
After work, Mr Jingles returns home only to find his wife murdered in bed. Luckily, the baby is unharmed, but there's a note that says, “Satan will have his vengeance.”
The message is written on the back of a flier for the reopening of Camp Redwood. So, Mr. Jingles leaves the baby with his sister-in-law and ventures back to where it all began.
In prison, Brooke is being escorted to her execution when she spots The Night Stalker, who is a fellow prisoner. After trying (and failing) to get Brooke to commit to Satan, The Night Stalker returns to his cell and begins a séance. And it works.
In the execution room, the guard asks if Brooke has any last words. She looks directly at the two-way mirror and says, “I know you’re there, Margaret.” Right before receiving the lethal injection, Brooke adds that Margaret will “burn” for letting an innocent person die.
Later on, Brooke is lying on a table when she suddenly wakes up. When the “medical examiner” takes off her gear, Brooke discovers that it’s Nurse Rita (Angelica Ross).
“Welcome back to the land of the living,” Rita says.
So, is Brooke alive? Or is she now a living ghost, like the rest of the counselors? Guess we’ll have to wait until American Horror Story: 1984 returns to FX next Wednesday, October 30, at 10 p.m.