Let’s get actual. I am certain you clicked into this submit, already doubtful concerning the contents. However earlier than you cry “clickbait,” hear me out! Subsequent week is sort of definitely the finale of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. We have now a preview for the episode that says it is the finale. Even very early on, that was the tune everybody was singing. Test IMDb, examine Wikipedia, examine all the opposite shops. It is 10 episodes! However based mostly on the place we’re within the story, based mostly on the truth that Ryan Murphy is loves drama and twists, based mostly on the truth that the finale known as “Apocalypse Then” . . . what if there are greater than 10 episodes?
Let’s break this down piece by piece. To start with, let’s contemplate the place we’re within the season. After merely three episodes in the current timeline (you understand, when the apocalypse is in full impact), we have now since flashed again to an area in time that is three years earlier than the apocalypse. That is the place we have been for the final six (sure, six!) episodes. Positive, there’s been loads of essential info in these six episodes. We have mainly seen how Michael got here to be, why he hates the witches a lot, and the way he introduced concerning the apocalypse. However even by the tip of the ninth episode, we nonetheless have not caught as much as the present storyline.
Even within the preview for subsequent week, it is clear we’ll dedicate a piece of the finale to this previous timeline. We have now to see how Cordelia manages to erase the identities of Malloy, Coco, and Dinah. Then, we have now to see how the witches survive the apocalypse. Then, and solely then, will we be caught as much as the place we have been at in episode three.
Even once we get to that time, there’s nonetheless a lot we have now to tie up! We have now to see a ultimate showdown between Michael and the witches. A showdown that presumably consists of Fiona, Delphine, and Marie. We have now to get solutions about Timothy and Emily! What’s their function in all this? What are Mallory’s true powers? Is she actually the Supreme? What is that this supposed Sanctuary Michael has been speaking about? With all that, we then need to arrive at some sort of conclusion. And also you’re telling me we will get all that completed in, like, 43 minutes? Looks like a reasonably tall order, even for AHS.
There are different issues pointing to a possible fake-out. There’s the truth that Murphy has earlier than teased double installments of the present, one in Fall and one in Spring. There’s the truth that he is engaged on a secret season that he place to “shoot on the sly” and drop with out discover. These quotes aren’t essentially associated to the shock financial institution of episodes I am hoping for, however quite they are a signifier that Ryan Murphy all the time has extra tips up his sleeve. I totally imagine he is able to taking pictures three extra episodes proper below our noses. It will be such a enjoyable twist.
Plus, like I mentioned, the supposed “finale” known as “Apocalypse Then.” If that does not sound unfinished, like a giant ‘ol unfastened finish, then I do not know what does. OK, I’ve mentioned my piece! In all probability, I am fallacious and we’ll get a really slapped-together ending to an already helter-skelter season. However I am holding onto hope, only for a little bit bit longer.