‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Fans Can’t Help But Ask, ‘Why Are You Wearing Sombreros?’

Episode 3 Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology confuses fans as they try to figure out who the clown killers are, and that sombrero scene was on everyone’s mind

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(Spoiler alert: Please don’t read on if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode of “American Horror Story: Cult.)

Three episodes in, “American Horror Story: Cult” is continuing to confuse and frighten fans. But the thing that had people talking the most wasn’t another clown cult murder or the fact that everyone on the show is officially a suspect — it was a hilarious moment in which the Wiltons (Billy Eichner and Leslie Grossman) showed up at the house of Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) wearing sombreros.

Episode 2 ended with an intense moment. In the middle of a blackout and being terrorized by clowns in her house (or maybe in her imagination), Ally shot and killed Pedro (Jorge-Luis Pallo), an employee at her restaurant, when he showed up on her doorstep to deliver her phone charger. Ally got off scot-free thanks to Michigan “Stand Your Ground” laws, but she’s getting punished by the people in her community.

The first to confront her on the killing her the Wiltons, showing up at her house to call Ally a racist in a moment that lightened the mood for fans.




Even the stars of the scene had a hard time keeping a straight face.

When they’re not wondering who’s actually a crazed, clown-mask-wearing killer, though, fans are asking what exactly it’s going to take to get Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd) fired as the Mayfair-Richards’ nanny. It’s apparently a pretty high bar.

Speaking of which, the clown cult conspiracy is deepening, with a new murder at the outset of the episode that throws suspicion on Dr. Rudy Vincent (Cheyenne Jackson), Ally’s therapist.


And what was the deal with Detective Samuels (Colton Haynes) hanging out with the Wiltons, who in turn were hanging out with obviously unhinged probable-cult leader Kai Anderson (Evan Peters)?


“American Horror Story: Cult” is doing a pretty great job of throwing fans off the trail. Just when it looked like the Wiltons might really be in the cult and terrorizing Ally, their house was spray painted with the smiley face calling card of the clown killers. Could they actually be innocent?

Everyone’s definitely confused.

Two things are fairly certain, though: Ally’s son Ozzy (Cooper Dodson) had a definitively sick burn on his mom when she tried to take away the guinea pig the Wiltons gave him.

And Mr. Guinea’s subsequent death might have been the most haunting of the show so far.