Warning: Below There Be Spoilers
Before the opening credits even roll, Ally is terrorized by the dick-nosed clown who appears in her bed; of course, by the time Ivy comes to her rescue, the fiend has already vanished, strengthening her suspicions her wife is nuts, but they decide to avoid the issue by having sex. Meanwhile, Oz is attacked by Twisty and the dick-nosed clown—but is it all just a dream? Either way, you can tell Ivy is worried that Ally’s phobias have infected their son.
Kai turns his brutal beat down into a political rallying cry, resulting in the deportation of those accused of his assault. He announces his plans to run for City Council. Meanwhile, something fishy is going on across the street from Ally’s house where the murders went down last week; we see men in hazmat suits, blue barrels, and a woman hiding her face behind a hat and dark glasses.
Meanwhile, Winter does her best to reassure Oz, but also tightens her grips on him; they invoke the pinky ritual she and Kai did in last week’s episode. We meet the neighbors: Harrison and Meadow, beekeepers who (or course) rub Ally the wrong way. Are they merely eccentric, or are they part of the Cult?
When the alarm is tripped at the restaurant after hours, Ally musters up the gumption to investigate. She discovers a body on a meat hook hanging among the slabs of meat. It’s an employee named Roger who had a fight with a bus boy; it looks like another crime perpetrated by an immigrant. Ally responds by turning her house into Fort Knox and bonding with the neighbors over guns.
Kai pays a visit to Ally as part of his door-to-door campaigning where he rattles her cage. Later that night when Ivy’s at work and Oz is fast asleep, Winter attempts so lesbian seduction after tempting Ally into a bath. A potential hookup is thwarted by a break-in, which turns out to be a blackout—which may turn out to be a national catastrophe.
Check out the trailer for next week’s episode, Neighbors from Hell, below.
American Horror Story: Cult stars Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes, Alison Pill, John Carroll Lynch, Lena Dunham, Frances Conroy, and Mare Winningham.