American Horror Story: 1984 airs tonight at 10/9c on FX. The synopsis for season 9 episode 6, titled “Episode 100,” reads, “With the horrors of the night behind them the survivors deal with the fallout of their choices.” (WARNING! MAJOR American Horror Story SPOILERS ahead, so turn back now if you’re not caught up!)
Tonight’s 100th episode will celebrate nine years worth of twisted plots, disturbing characters and plenty of blood, guts and gore. Knowing the AHS showrunners, fans can likely expect some crazy plot twist or a long-awaited kickback to one of the previous seasons, as well as even more bloodshed than the previous five episodes. Now that Montana, Xavier and the rest of the gang is dead and forever bound to haunt Camp Redwood, Montana appears to be taking her death in stride and has dedicated her afterlife to sowing as much chaos as she possibly can by killing every unsuspecting straggler that wanders through the camp. Check out the promo below:
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The episode kicks off a woman walking down an apartment hallway to ask the Night Stalker to turn his music down. He tells her his music only plays one way, “full throttle,” before he grabs her and tries to pull her in the room. Fortunately for the poor lady, Mr. Jingles stops him from killing her and tells him to let her go.
Mr. Jingles tells the Night Stalker that he has been his sidekick for a year now (so this scene clearly takes place a year later), and how he doesn’t like watching him kill anymore. The Night Stalker tells him Satan brought him back to life and he must serve their “master,” or there will be “hell to pay, literally.”
The next day, Mr. Jingles and the Night Stalker stop at a gas station. Mr. Jingles decides he is sick of the Night Stalker’s music and murder, so he turns him in by handing his mugshot to a lady standing outside the store. When the Night Stalker walks out he is surrounded by a gang of people who start to chase him. As he runs more people jump in and a mob forms. He stops to try to steal a car from a woman and gets jumped by twenty people while Mr. Jingles watches from the car. As the Night Stalker is getting beat up, Mr. Jingles drives away without doing anything, so you know the Night Stalker has a new vendetta already.
The scene cuts over to a photographer taking pictures in the woods surrounding Camp Redwood. He stumbles upon one of the abandoned cabins from the camp covered in graffitti and spray painted with the words “BROOKE WANTS YOUR BLOOD,” snaps a couple more photos and walks down to the lake. The year is now 1989, so it’s been five years since Margaret framed Brooke for the attacks at the camp and four years since Mr. Jingles turned the Night Stalker in.
The photographer finds Montana sunbathing on the dock, and the two start flirting back and forth before she stabs him in the guts with a knife. A handful of older dead campers are watching her kill the man before Xavier comes over and tells them to quit raining on their “blood parade.” He and Montana start making out, so they are clearly together in the afterlife.
Suddenly a game show-type scene pops up highlighting how rich and famous Margaret Booth has become since 1984. She apparently inherited a lot of money from her late husband and she bought up a bunch of the homes of serial killers over the years and turned them into spooky attractions. The TV commercial cuts off and shows a much bleaker scene – Margaret and her newest husband doing drugs and fighting. In a crazy turn of events, her husband happens to be the same man she stabbed in the chest in 1984 – Trevor, I think his name was, the same guy who was fooling around with Montana before he was killed (my Margaret).
A flashback shows them talking after he recovered from the attack. He confronts her about the night she stabbed him and how threw Brooke under the bus, and then blackmails him into being his “sugar mama.” She then tells him she will give in to his demands, but he has to marry her first because they “can’t force a spouse to testify against him.” Jumping back to present day, the two start fighting and Margaret threatens to kill him before they start having sex. A man who appears to be Margaret’s manager suddenly busts into the room and says that Brooke lost her last appeal and is going to be executed in the next 10 days.
Cut back over to Camp Redwood and we see Ray confront Montana and Xavier about the amount of people they’ve been killing. While they are talking, Ray notices a newspaper with a story on Brooke and how she is going to be executed for crimes she didn’t commit. He turns around and tries to talk to a woman and is about to convince her to talk to the authorities about how Brooke is innocent, but Xavier puts a quick stop to that by killing her.
The scene cuts back over to Brooke laying in her execution cell. She hears the Night Stalker talking about the different types of death penalties and which one he would prefer if it was him waiting to die. Suddenly he is standing in front of her in her cell and offering her a “way out” and a life of immortality if she accepts Satan into her heart. He says his “master” sees potential in her and that he can help her if she says yes, and she tells him to “fuck off.” The Night Stalker/Satan is unhappy and his eyes turn completely black with rage.
Meanwhile, Mr. Jingles is in Alaska and has a baby and a wife now. His wife knows he was a murderer and she admits that she was a prostitute and that Mr. Jingles “saved her.” She tells him they need to forget the past and focus on being happy and raising their son. Mr. Jingles heads off to work at Videoshack, where he is up for a promotion to be Assistant Manager. Mr. Jingles now goes by the name Donald, and he seems genuinely happy in Alaska.
Margaret decides to head back to Camp Redwood, where she wants to “baptize” the camp by reopening it with some fun, new “bloody surprises” and a rock band. While she tells a crowd of reporters her plans to turn the camp into a spooky new attraction (like her other serial killer houses), Montana and Chet are watching from the bushes and plotting how to kill her.
Back over at the prison, a handful of guards and a priest come to escort Brooke to her own execution. As a priest offers her absolution before her death, she tells him to fuck off and the Night Stalker overhears and offers her one last chance to be saved by Satan before her death. She flips him off and walks to her death with her head held high.
While Brooke is walking toward her death, the Night Stalker prays to Satan and offers him “another river of blood” if he helps release him from prison. Just as Brooke is about to be executed, she confronts Margaret (who is watching behind the mirror) and reaffirms her innocence, tells Margaret that she is going to “burn” for wanting to watch her die, and spits on the window. She is then strapped down to the table for her lethal injection.
Meanwhile, the Night Stalker is definitely getting a response from Satan as his room fills with black smoke while he prays around a pentagram. The next few scenes jump back and forth between the Night Stalker’s Satanic prayers and Brooke’s death: they are taking the needle cap off to kill Brooke … the black smoke from the Night Stalker’s room fills a bathroom where a guard is on the toiler … Brooke is being injected with death …. Margaret is watching happily … the black smoke surrounds the guard, enters his body and takes him over … he goes to the Night Stalker’s cell and let’s him out, while Brooke’s death is called. BROOKE IS DEAD! (Although, knowing this show, she will probably come back because she has some unresolved business to take care of with Margaret).
Jump back up to Alaska and Mr. Jingles sadly comes home to a murdered wife and blood splattered all over the wall. MR. JINGLES WIFE IS DEAD! His child is safe, but has a note taped to him that said “Satan will have his revenge,” on the back of a Camp Redwood poster. Mr. Jingles then drops his child off at his sister-in-law’s house and heads out for his own revenge against the Night Stalker, and hopefully Margaret.
The last scene jumps back over to the prison morgue … somebody injects Brooke’s dead body with something that brings her back to life. She snaps back to life and looks over at her savior … Fake Rita/DeeDee saved her. BROOKE IS ALIVE AGAIN! What a twist! Which is how the episode ends, so fans will just have to wait and see how it all plays out by tuning in next week at the same time to catch episode 7, titled “The Lady in White,” on October 30 at 10/9c. I will be doing another live death recap, so stay tuned, and thanks for reading!