Let's talk about American Horror Story Apocalypse Episode 1: "The End"
Firstly, the opening is quite captivating. The 'clique' LA girl getting her hair done by the sassy flamboyant hairdresser, who, while is discussing the importance of her new do in comparison to the amount of a** crack she is willing or not willing to show on social media, basically verbal abuses her personal assistant. Then we move to a suburbia style family waiting to see if the eldest son Timothy Campbell (played by Kyle Allen) was accepted into UCLA, the kicker here is as soon as he sees his acceptance his life is ripped to... Two dynamic and interesting storylines that end up overlapping.
The opening cast is a power group, Evan Peters as Mr. Gallant (the stylist) Leslie Grossman as Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, Billie Lorde as Mallory, the personal assistant to Coco, Adiana Porter as Dinah Stevens, Kathy Bates as Ms. Miriam Mead, and the queen herself Sarah Paulson as Ms. Wilhelmina Venable. Sadly, our fan favorite of Billie Eichner (who plays Brock Coco's boyfriend) seemed to have had his story cut out at first, but we all know he will come back guns blazing.
The introduction to outpost 3 seemed to have a similar feel to that of The Handmaid's Tale, especially with the introduction of the women dressed in long dark dresses with old-style doctors masks as gas masks who seem to be in charge of discipline, huh..... Kinda sounds familiar.
Anyways, the overall idea that nukes were targeted at all the major cities of the world, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, is one that is a very possible and real fear. For AHS to use a fear that resonates in so many, is how they pull you in. We can already see, for those of you who have seen the first episode, "The End", we all know that there is a clear love interest between Emily (played by Ash Santos) and Timothy Campbell, however the lead up to the love story seemed rushed meaning they will more than likely be killed off soon, or at least one of them.
Plus, the odd group of strangers and unlikely friends seems to be falling apart within a short amount of two weeks. Clearly, this season will be similar to the pattern of past seasons, everything falls apart really quickly and just when you think it will be okay, HA just kidding everything gets 10x worse and everyone is lying. But the jungle of lies and questions that is the American Horror Story franchise is what makes the show so, addicting.
Now, we already knew from the countless first leading up to the premiere of Apocalypse that there are going to be some characters from past seasons, Madison Montgomery (played by Emma Roberts) is said to make a come back and who knows, maybe Violet Harmon (played by Tiassa Farmiga) will break her teenage are into the midst.
Oh also, there is another group who too new of the attack on the world and set up a different secret-hidden bunker that not only has sent a representative, Michael Langdon (played by Cody Fern), to decide whether this group of people is fit to join the better more exclusive group of survivors or whether or not they should all die. But is arrogant and who more than likely has a hidden agenda of his own.
I’ll just leave this here, for reference…
Ending impression: Captivated and filled with so many un answered questions.
Ending Comment: What is one connection/easter egg you have found in any season of AHS? And can you prove it?