You thought the butcher was running things? Well grab yourself a Coke Zero, because tonight, we met ‘the bi-ch with the real power’ in Roanoke county.
This week opened up with Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr.) having absolutely no memory of being with anyone — even though Shelby (Sarah Paulson) had seen him having sex with Lady Gaga in the woods. They didn’t have much time to argue though, since they were being chased around their house by people wearing pigs’ heads. The only thing that fought them off? Yelling “CROATOAN.” Luckily, the man on the video, Elias (Denis O’Hare), was there to stab the pig and yell it — that was a word of dark power and “blood magic.”
Elias was an old owner of the house, who only actually lived there six months, and revealed that the killing all came down to the blood moon. You could be haunted year round, but could be killed during a six-day lunar circle; that started now. He also revealed that those nurses we met last week were actually living in the house and captured — one was killed by having one person pull one arm and the other pull the other until they both ripped off; the other was just decapitated.
As crazy as he had seemed, he brought them to Priscilla; unfortunately when they saw her playing with Priscilla, the nurses, Mr. Piggy and other dead people and Elias tried to get Priscilla to send her back home, he was killed. So back to the house (for some reason), they went — only to find Cricket.
He told them he had “met the bit-h with the real power.” Yes, Gaga. After a little peace offering (yup, Matt’s bod), she revealed to Cricket the dark past: the house was actually on the land of the real Roanoke county, she had once instructed the butcher to kill everyone, including her own son, then sacrifice herself. With all the blood there, they were all bounded to the grounds; on the anniversary of the slaughter, “the spirits go from loathsome to lethal.”
Cricket said he knew a spell that could end it all, but on his Uber back to his hotel, he saw Flora — and when he chased he off, he was captured. Matt and Shelby fell asleep waiting, but when he woke, he went outside to the basement — where the witch was. She once again put him under her spell, seducing him, and even showing him her past.
He even admitted he was willing to join her, until her was snapped out of it by hearing Shelby’s voice. The entire tribe arrived outside their house with Flora, and Priscilla help let her run in to her family. And with that, they disemboweled Cricket. And with that, they knew they were next.