American Horror Story: Apocalypse got off to one of the best starts in franchise history, but it all fell apart with a weak second episode.
American Horror Story Season 8 Episode 3 picked up the pace with Michael trying to establish who would be making their way to the elusive Sanctuary.
During a conversation with Mallory, she opened up about feeling like there's something inside of her trying to claw its way out.
That's when she unleashed some sort of power that could have brought a fiery end to Michael if he was a human.
What this revealed was that Mallory could be a witch and that Michael was scared of her. He quickly got to work to plead for answers to the person who controls him.
Things got downright weird when we learned that Miriam was having memories of raising a young blonde boy, but she had no idea why.
Desperate for a place in this safe haven, Miriam and Venable made a plan to kill everyone in Outpost 3 meaning they would absolutely have to go to this new place.
Their plan picked up steam when a bunch of flawless apples was delivered by The Cooperative, and the duo got to work in putting snake venom into them.
Unbeknownst to the pair, Coco's ex actually survived the end of the world and was hiding under the carriage.
He later murdered one of their henchmen to make his way inside to find Coco to get revenge on her.
In a surprising twist, Brock murdered Coco at a Halloween party while posing as Michael.
Venable's plan worked, and everyone else died as a result of the poisonous apple, but not all of them stayed dead.
Venable and Miriam went on a mission to take down Michael for good, but we learned that Miriam was actually crafted as Constance Langdon, and he gave her the memories she was looking for.
Miriam/Constance then turned the gun on Venable, ending her reign of terror once and for all.
Downstairs, Cordelia, Myrtle, and Madison appeared and saved Coco, Mallory, and Dinah from a certain death.
Oh yes, the witches are back, and it seems like there are more of them than ever, you guys.
"Surprise bitch, bet you thought you'd seen the last of me," Madison said to Mallory, confirming they had a history.
What the heck is going on?
So. Many. Twists.
And we have to wait another week to find out how all of this is going to play out.
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