This whole season of American Horror Story, I've been wondering what would happen that would possibly keep this family in the house. Considering they've been accosted by strange residents, had a home invasion, been raped by a ghost in a rubber suit, and been fed internal organs by their neighbor, one would think the Harmon family would be long gone.
Even if they could use financial pressure and marital discord to explain the family staying a few more months, they can't explain that for years or season after season. But last Wednesday, it all came together.
The Harmon family will stay and we would all do the same in their shoes. ***Spoilers ahead.
Violet, their daughter, is dead. She died several episodes back when she tried to commit suicide. It turns out she was successful and now her parents will have to stay in order to be with their oldest child.
The series would be a hard one to write given its premise. That level of suspense and surprise isn't exactly easy to maintain. Die-hard, close watchers should have been able to see this coming, really. At this point, the only thing that would keep the Harmons tied to the house is Violet and the only thing that would keep Violet tied to the house is death.
It's really a sad episode, but the line between dead and alive is so blurred in the show that it's difficult to even grieve properly for anyone. There are still so many questions: Why was Tate able to leave the house and yet Violet can't? Why did Tate kill the exterminator? Just because he saw Violet? If so: Why did he accuse him of killing so many?
With only two episodes left until the finale of this season, there is much to see, including (hopefully) the much-anticipated birth of the twins.
Contrary to the doubters who worried, the show is just getting started. I couldn't be happier!
Did you like the "twist"?
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