American Horror Story Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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Ally is not mad after all. 

When American Horror Story Season 7 Episode 2 got underway, we got to see the aftermath of Ally waking up in bed with the clown. 

Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman for FX

We totally thought that was going to be one of her night terrors, so it was a welcome change of pace. She rushed downstairs screaming the odds at poor Ivy who had no idea what was going on. 

Being the doting wife, Ivy played along with what she probably thought was a charade and started waving a knife around the house, looking for the clown. 

Ivy admitted that she thought Ally was just paranoid... until Ozzy got a fright of his own when the same clown and Twisty ambushed him.

Was it a night terror? Was it real life? He had no idea, but his claims were not entirely taken seriously, which could also explain why he's putting a lot of trust in Winter. 

Sarah Paulson On American Horror Story

Remember that scene from American Horror Story Season 7 Episode 1 in which Kai shared a pinky promise with Winter and told her to tell him the truth?

Well, Winter did the same thing to Ozzy this week, and it now looks like she's recruited her first minion. Ozzy was scared about everything that had happened, but Winter managed to take the fear away from him. 

Her first order of business was to introduce him to the new neighbors who swiftly moved into the house the Changs were murdered in. 

They are played convincingly by Billy Eichner and Leslie Grossman, and it was evident from the get-go both actors were having a thrilling time playing the roles. 

Leslie Grossman on American Horror Story

Ally was skeptical of them because of how quickly they moved in, but they put her fears to bed when they told her they had "credit issues" and the owner of the house signed the lease over to them. 

Ally noted that she did not know the Changs were renters, so something tells us Harrison and Meadow Wilton are not supposed to be taking up residence in it. 

It was difficult to keep up with the pair's knowledge of the latest pop culture, but I was sold when they noted their love for Beyonce and ETSY. They are most definitely keepers.

But they seem like the kind who will chop you up in your sleep, so it was probably a good idea that Ally reinforced the house. 

Yes, she got bars put across the doors and windows. She may seem irrational, but her latest act came on the heels of her finding one of the restaurant's employees on a meat hook after being called to the place in the dead of night by a shoddy security system. 

American Horror Story Clowns

It just so happened that the deceased employee was racist, and was seen earlier in the episode threatening a worker named Pedro. 

The sketchy detective pointed the finger at Pedro, much to the dismay of Ally and Ivy. Ally had already told him about the big argument in the kitchen, so it was kind of her fault. 

Fearing for the safety of her family, Ally turned to Harrison and Meadow for some support, and they gifted her with a firearm. Yes, we are not kidding. 

Ally being in possession of a gun is scarier than any other season of this show. She's far too irrational. We would trust the boy more with the gun than her. 

Evan Peters on American Horror Story

The next big drama for Ally was Kai standing on her doorstep and trying to fear monger her into joining his cause. Thankfully, she remembered him as the person who yelled "Enjoy your latte, bitch!” at her on American Horror Story Season 7 Episode 1. 

“It’s so easy until it’s you they’re coming for,” he said menacingly, after she declined the invitation to have her fear taken away from her.

In the end, Winter decided it was time to give her new employer a hot bath and maybe some under water loving. But then the power went out, and the clowns appeared. 

Harrison appeared through the bars as though he had been waiting on cue for the power to go out, clutching two candles and saying that it could be a terrorist attack from Russia, ISIS or even North Korea. 

Billie Lourd on American Horror Story

He also revealed that eight states were facing the same issue. With Ally looking at Winter for support, Winter departed the home to salvage all of her belongings. 

Ally's phone ran out, so Ivy sent Pedro over with a charger and some condiments, but Ally got a fright and shot him with her handgun. 

If American Horror Story wanted to prove it was going for the shock factor this season, this was the best installment to do it, but Ally shooting Pedro made it all seem a little forced. 

It was still the best episode of the series since American Horror Story Season 2, so there's that. 

What did you think of it? 

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