“American Horror Story” 1.11 “Birth” Recap Up at AfterElton!

I feel like I say this every week (except for maybe one – I’m talking to you, Black Dahlia!), but last night’s American Horror Story outdid itself in the crazy department yet again. A few spoilery thoughts below – but if you want to relive every screaming, gooey moment, be sure to check out my full contraction-by-contraction recap over at AfterElton.

HERE BE SPOILERS

So Vivien is toast. Am I the only one who held a shred of hope that at the very least she would be the last to die, if not escape entirely? I guess they’re saving Ben for last so that he can feel the full consequence of his shittery.

When I spoke with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk back in September, Murphy said that they were very keen on making a horror show for women. At the time I thought that this meant “a horror show that women can enjoy”, but I think he actually meant “the most horrifying thing a woman could ever imagine”.

Think about it – the poor lady had a miscarriage and her douchebag husband cheated on her. Then he moved her ass across the country to escape his own guilt (and then WENT BACK TO SEE HIS MISTRESS), where she was raped, terrorized by home invaders and all kinds of other loonies (dead and alive), impregnated by a demon, driven crazy by vengeful spirits, and locked in an institution for telling the truth. The very day she gets out, she endures a terrible double birth, her babies are stolen from her, and she dies realizing that her daughter is also dead. She’s now stuck in a house with all of the people who fucked her over forever.

Okay, either this is setting things up for some serious payback next season, or this show is even darker than I’d expected.


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