American Horror Story: Double Feature falls deeper into the alien plot as it airs its penultimate episode. I have to say, I am underwhelmed with how this season has been going, and it’s just felt like a huge bore.
The episode introduced us to Valiant Thor (Cody Fern), a robot (yes, a robot) who serves as the go-between with humans and aliens. Basically, he wanted to ensure that the new race was being harvested properly, one that would not be alien or human. I’m not sure what that is, but okay, I’ll go with it.
The episode takes a weird turn when Nixon (Craig Sheffer) finds out that Marilyn Monroe (Alisha Soper) has been spilling the beans about aliens. He “takes care of her” and later denies it when JFK (Mike Vogel) asks if he was involved.
No story about aliens is complete without a visit to Area 51, and that is exactly where Eisenhower (Neal McDonough) and Valiant take Lyndon Johnson (Karl Makinen). What they found in Area 51 made me feel so uncomfortable and squeamish that I’m still grossed out by it.
Lined up in a row of tanks, we see hybrid alien/humans floating around just as Ike asks himself what he’s done. And what he’s done is create some freakish race which brings us to the present moment in the show.
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In the present, Troy (Isaac Powell) is all ready to deliver his baby. Troy’s stomach is cut open in a very gross and visual scene, and the alien/human baby is pulled out and then killed because the hybrid wasn’t what they were hoping it would be.
To cheer him up, Calico (Leslie Grossman) shares with Troy and the rest of the gang that she’s been giving birth to 2-3 of these things every year since 1969. She takes them to the fake moon landing set where Stanley Kubrick directed the whole thing just so America could get ahead in the space race.
The story doesn’t really help much and only proves that the government is all kinds of messed up. Troy, Cal (Nico Greetham), and the rest of the group would love nothing more than to get out of this mess, but Cal’s baby starts kicking, which means it’s go time.
Like Troy’s C-section, Cal is cut open (by Troy), and the baby is delivered on the fake moon landing set. The alien/human baby is sort of cute, but the ominous tone of the moment made me feel like something wicked this way comes.
And it did—in the form of the baby spreading out its tentacles and attaching onto Cal’s face.
It was gross.
See you next week for the season finale (finally!)
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