Attention: This post contains spoilers for "AHS: Apocalypse" episode 6, Return to Murder House.”
We finally had the moment we’ve been waiting for since this season’s “Coven”/ “Murder House” crossover theme was announced and the series took us back inside Murder House. Yeah, the apocalypse has been mildly interesting, if not extremely fashionable, but we paid to see some angry spirits exchange quips with haughty witches and tonight did not disappoint.
What I didn’t expect is that the ghosts’ stories would be tied up in such a tight little bow. As Madison and Behold Chablis (isn’t that the best name ever for a warlock?) bought the Murder House and confronted some of the 36 ghosts, Madison actually helped them and brought peace to their eternal hell in the house.
First, she and Behold dug up Moira the Maid, replanting her in a cemetery, so she could be with her mother for all eternity instead of waring in the house with Constance. Then, they promised to fix Ben of his, uh, “tear-jerking.” I don’t know if they actually brought about the peace between Vivien and Ben, but I feel like their presence in the house made it a conducive environment for the Harmon ghosts to start talking again. And then, Madison gave Violet the ability to forgive Tate for all his wrongs and they seemed to be living happily ever after. It was really sweet and it made me feel warm to see some of the season 1 ghosts finally happy. And it was also nice to see Madison has evolved from a bitchy witch to a bitchy witch with a really big heart. Hell had a very positive affect on her.
What we didn’t see was the Montgomery family. They didn’t exactly explain how Madison was related to Dr. Montgomery and his wife Nora, though they did acknowledge it. I would have like to see some interplay between them though, even if it was just lively banter. They’re stuck in the house too, after all. Also, the appearance of a fourth child of Constance Langdon, Rose, was never explained though we see a little girl in a yellow dress and no eyes, who seems to bring comfort to ghost Constance. Hopefully, her backstory will be explained, though I am getting the feeling revisiting Murder House was a one-time deal and we’re going back to the Apocalypse now. It’s too bad because I would watch another season of just the goings on inside Murder House.
It was also a refreshing change to have Jessica Lange back. After a few minutes of her scenery chewing, you realize she’s been the missing ingredient from these last few seasons of this series. I hope they at least bring her back for the end to help wrangle Michael Langdon (now confirmed as Satan). Her story needs to come to a resolution as she died thinking she failed caring for him. I’m hoping Constance and Mallory get to put the Satan genie back in the bottle together, because they each deserve it. And so do we.
Next week: We finally get Dinah’s backstory and yes, she is definitely related in some way, if not magically to Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of “Coven.”