‘American Horror Story: Cult’: Fans Wonder ‘Haven’t You Ever Heard of Divorce?’

More twists and turns in the sixth episode of “American Horror Story: Cult” shocked fans, but it was Ivy’s confession that riled up social media

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(Note: This post contains spoilers through the Oct. 10 episode of “American Horror Story: Cult.”)

Even when they think you know what’s going on in “American Horror Story: Cult,” the show manages to throw some ridiculous twists at fans.

First, “American Horror Story: Cult” opened with a shooting at a campaign rally for secret cult leader Kai Anderson (Evan Peterson). And it looked like Ally (Sarah Paulson) was the shooter.

That was a shocker for fans at the start, but the episode then dialed back in time to another major event: Ally rescuing Meadow (Leslie Grossman) from the cult. Finally, it seemed, Ally had a friend who could help her deal with this whole murder clown thing.



But plenty of fans were also immediately suspicious. They’d been burned by seemingly non-cult characters before. Repeatedly.


This episode also saw the introduction of “American Horror Story” regular Mare Winningham, who popped up as Sally, a woman who sees right through Kai’s brand of fear-mongering. Fans were pretty delighted to see her take him apart in public during a city counsel debate.




But the heart of the plot of most of “American Horror Story: Cult” has been Ally and her relationship with her wife, Ivy (Alison Pill). This episode featured quite a bit about Ivy’s induction into the cult, and her resentment toward Ally. Turns out, Ivy really was gaslighting Ally with her clown pals, as lots of fans suspected.

In general, though, fans had some questions about the pair’s choices.






As many fans expected, Sally wasn’t long for the show — but most were pretty annoyed with Ally’s usual “freak out and shutdown” response in the face of danger.



Sally standing up to Kai was great, and plenty of people continue to be irritated with Ivy, but it was the episode’s big ending twist that blew the most minds.





There were still a few things fans were wondering about, though. News circulated last week that this episode of “American Horror Story: Cult” had had its shooting scenes recut in response to the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas last week. To many, “AHS” still seemed pretty graphic.

And one other question still lingered on fans’ minds: