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AHS: Roanoke Recap: Kid Stuff

“There is no fear like the fear of losing a child,” Lee told us in Wednesday’s American Horror Story: Roanoke. Nonetheless, Flora’s vanishing act was far from the only way that the thriller tried to scare us in “Chapter 3.” Did it succeed? Let’s go over the frights of the week, then you can debate it out in the comments.

GOT MILK? | As the hour began, Lee was grappling with the very real possibility that she was no longer searching for her daughter but for her daughter’s body, and bristling at the “help” that she was getting from the authorities. By and by, she discovered in the woods the girl’s doll torn apart and interspersed with parts of a piglet. Near the nightmarish craft project, she, Matt and Shelby found a farm one step removed from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In its barn was — good God! — a coupla dirty-as-hell kids suckling at the teats of a sow.

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE… | The farm, it turned out, had been the residence of the Polks, who’d apparently anticipated the cops’ arrival and skedaddled, taking Flora and leaving behind the boys (who were only able to utter one thing, “Croatoan,” as a kinda warning). Mind you, Mason wasn’t buying that. He rather violently accused Lee of stashing their daughter somewhere, so that they could run off together when everybody gave up searching for her. Later that night, the police called, saying that a body had turned up. It wasn’t Flora’s, though, it was Mason’s, burned to a crisp!

american horror story season 6 episode 3 recapLEAVE IT TO CLEAVER | Distracted by Mason’s grisly demise, Matt nearly missed two motion-sensor alerts that tipped off him and Shelby to the fact that Lee had snuck out for more than long enough to murder her ex. The three of them were busy arguing about it when in walked Cricket (Leslie Jordan), a wiggy psychic who quickly deduced that Flora hadn’t been taken by the living but by Priscilla, who died in the late 1500s. Holding a séance to plead with the deceased child to return the living one to her mom, Cricket instead met The Butcher (Kathy Bates), the cleaver-wielding protector of the property (and no fan of Priscilla’s). When the psychic explained that “oh, honey, this land does not belong to the dead,” the spirit reacted by breaking all of the Millers’ living room windows.

HISTORY REPEATING | Bad as the situation was, Cricket assured Lee that he could take her to Flora — for $25,000. Matt, for one, wasn’t about to fall for his “Cirque du Soleil bulls— act.” Lee did fall for it, but rather than write a check, she pulled her gun. Before anyone got shot, Matt threw out the psychic. First, however, Cricket whispered to Lee that her other daughter, 4-year-old Emily, said hello and wondered why she’d stopped looking for her all those years ago. So Lee had two kids go missing on her! The next day, she visited Cricket, who revealed not only that The Butcher’s real name was Thomasyn White but that she’d been turned out by the Roanoke colonists she’d once led and was even betrayed by her son Ambrose (Wes Bentley).

american horror story season 6 episode 3 recapLET’S MAKE A DEAL | Left to die in the woods, The Butcher was saved by a sorceress type (Lady Gaga). All Thomasyn had to do in exchange for her assistance was surrender her soul. That done, she exacted revenge on those who had banished her — but spared Ambrose — and moved the Roanoke colony inland to the site of the Millers’ house. Off that conversation, Cricket led the Millers and Lee into the woods, where he pleaded with The Butcher to convince Priscilla to return Flora. If she did, Lee said they’d burn down the house (which, to Shelby’s surprise, Matt had agreed to). Along the way, Matt vanished in the woods and was spotted by Shelby hooking up with Lady Gaga’s character. In retaliation, Mrs. Miller called the cops to arrest Lee.

So, what did you think of the episode? Now would be an excellent time to hit the comments.

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11 Comments
  1. Eva Cavender says:

    Interesting spin tonight, the stuff nightmares are made of and taboo’s that only people whisper about.

  2. T Robinson says:

    Let just say Im greatful for this follewr up page . cuz A sister can really get lost . but over all , I’m Njoyin it I think 🐷

  3. Alex says:

    How come Shelby could see the colonists in the season premiere during the sacrifice, but not in tonight’s episode when they were in the woods?

  4. Matthew B Lawler says:

    That sure was a lot that went on in this episode but I think that I found most interesting was they actually broke the “” fourth wall of the documentary format by actually showing the behind the scenes crew filming the real Lee given the fact that it’s recently been announced that episode six will turn everything we’ve watched during episodes one through five on its head I’m wondering if this is an OT’s of things to come that the story might actually switch from the reenactments to the actual film crew

  5. Matthew B Lawler says:

    I do think it take some sort of gall that cricket shows up unannounced offering to help more or less conducts a séance send a man’s $25,000 to help get Flora back in the crack about even the FBI pays and you don’t give drugs away for free to sit kids just made the character unlikable came across as a coldhearted bastard

  6. Cheyenne says:

    I’m throwing in the towel already. I cannot get into this season at all.

  7. Debbie says:

    So far this season, each episode has left me wanting more. Sure there have been things that really didn’t need to be in it, just as I’m sure that I’ll see other scenes that really wouldn’t be there if they were telling a tighter story. I’m just hoping that it doesn’t go off the rails like it has so many times in the past.

  8. Angele says:

    LOVE AHS! That psychic, real though he was, however – was still a piece of shit for charging $25,000 to find the child. The validity of his “gift” doesn’t excuse or erase the fact that he was extorting and exploiting the hell out of that situation. That line about it being a service and risky, etc. is a tired one which so many (usually fraudulent) psychics – and other New Age types – use all the time. Cops provide a service and risk their lives every day; but you don’t see them charging $25,000 per call – or $300 per hr. before (or after) they help you out of a crisis. This country would be in an outrage, if they did; and rightly so. Cops deserve much better pay than they do get, certainly – but gratuitous fees like this and so many real-world “psychics,” charge – are inappropriate and unethical. Something selfish, greedy people are incapable of comprehending because they are pathological justifiers who live in denial and often even come to believe their own lies. You can make enough to live comfortably on, and do your work justice – without robbing people blind. No one’s saying you have to live like a pauper, either. The notion of martyring yourself so unnecessarily, I find equally ridiculous. But at least people of that mind, are more selfless in their orientation. There are many ways to do things – in balance; but the utterly selfish & greedy feel no incentive to even give an alternative, a single proper thought. They disgust me. I am what people call psychic, as well (though I flinch at the ruined term) – so I’m not speaking from an armchair. Like this world, the realms of the Unseen are both amazing, beautiful, full of lovely things – and dangerous, darker than you could ever fathom, etc. Everything exists. But this is a fact which, as one with abilities, you learn to accept. It is our job to do what’s necessary to protect ourselves. Money ain’t got shit to do with it; paper won’t protect you. Because you encounter risk and danger, regardless; it comes with the territory of being who and what you are. Passing that responsibility on to others, and demanding they compensate you for that? Disgraceful. It’s not about charging what you’re worth, either; why are you defining your worth by dollar signs? Charge what is necessary to cover relevant expenses, and bring you a proper profit margin. But that charge shouldn’t exceed the actual value of your service, nor make you inaccessible to the majority. Period.
    – End of rant –

  9. Angele says:

    LOVE AHS! That psychic, real though he was, however – was still a piece of **** for charging $25,000 to find the child. The validity of his “gift” doesn’t excuse or erase the fact that he was extorting and exploiting the hell out of that situation. That line about it being a service and risky, etc. is a tired one which so many (usually fraudulent) psychics – and other New Age types – use all the time. Cops provide a service and risk their lives every day; but you don’t see them charging $25,000 per call – or $300 per hr. before (or after) they help you out of a crisis. This country would be in an outrage, if they did; and rightly so. Cops deserve much better pay than they do get, certainly – but gratuitous fees like this and so many real-world “psychics,” charge – are inappropriate and unethical. Something selfish, greedy people are incapable of comprehending because they are pathological justifiers who live in denial and often even come to believe their own lies. You can make enough to live comfortably on, and do your work justice – without robbing people blind. No one’s saying you have to live like a pauper, either. The notion of martyring yourself so unnecessarily, I find equally ridiculous. But at least people of that mind, are more selfless in their orientation. There are many ways to do things – in balance; but the utterly selfish & greedy feel no incentive to even give an alternative, a single proper thought. They disgust me. I am what people call psychic, as well (though I flinch at the ruined term) – so I’m not speaking from an armchair. Like this world, the realms of the Unseen are both amazing, beautiful, full of lovely things – and dangerous, darker than you could ever fathom, etc. Everything exists. But this is a fact which, as one with abilities, you learn to accept. It is our job to do what’s necessary to protect ourselves. Money has nothing to do with it; paper won’t protect you. Because you encounter risk and danger, regardless; it comes with the territory of being who and what you are. Passing that responsibility on to others, and demanding they compensate you for that? Disgraceful. It’s not about charging what you’re worth, either; why are you defining your worth by dollar signs? Charge what is necessary to cover relevant expenses, and bring you a proper profit margin. But that charge shouldn’t exceed the actual value of your service, nor make you inaccessible to the majority. Period.
    – End of rant –