(Spoiler alert: Please don’t read on if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s the finale of “American Horror Story: Cult”)
Like the rest of the season, the final episode of “American Horror Story: Cult” kept fans off balance, guessing, more than a little confused — and cheering.
Starting off with a flash-forward, it found cult leader Kai (Evan Peters) in prison, where he was up to his old tricks and restarting his following. When the show cut back to what happened, it pulled its first fast one, making fans think that Kai’s planned “Night of a Thousand Tates” — in which his followers would commit Charles Manson-inspired murders against pregnant women — would be the thing that landed him in prison.
And really, nobody wanted to see that.
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Bad news. Turns out finding a thousand pregnant women to murder is kinda hard #AHSCult
— Janna Taylor (@JannaTay) November 15, 2017
It has only been 15 mins and I'm over here like #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/JCToGCwIVi
— Angele (@oneandonly87) November 15, 2017
Killing pregnant woman. Cool man. Cool. #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/rRgui671Wj
— Walt Charles (@PTTVJunkie) November 15, 2017
Killing pregnant women ummmmmm no sir!!! ☝️😡#AHSCult
— Lynett Tolliver (@Redd_Diva) November 15, 2017
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Kai mudering pregnant women #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/RxddFJzHD7
— Allison (@Daviesallison1A) November 15, 2017
#AHSCult im so disturbed pic.twitter.com/99e2v8oOGW
— juan🪐 (@whoaun) November 15, 2017
But it turned out that the “Night of 100 Tates” (finding 1,000 pregnant women was too hard, as Kai said) never happened. Instead, Ally (Sarah Paulson) made her play — signaling the FBI to raid the cult and take everyone out. Turns out, she’d been an FBI informant since Kai’s rally, when he was shot. She’d been playing both sides all along.
Ally was just supposed to get Ozzy and dip. Sis is over here being sadistic..and liking it a little too much #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/TcG2iEjrl4
— Olivia L (@OliviaLayne06) November 15, 2017
I have no idea which side Ally is really on anymore #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/1oIH9AO0xc
— ✨🌙 ✨ 𝕯𝖎𝖓𝖆 ✨🌙 ✨ (@Dina_Marie0221) November 15, 2017
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Ally became so ruthlessthis season . And to think we thought she was the weakest link . #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/d0GeAaGYPm
— LilPepperonii ⌁ (@Lilpepperonii) November 15, 2017
Ally I luv U, you ruthless bxtch!!!!!!!#AHSCult pic.twitter.com/vDA32Jk5rT
— ⚜️N’awlinz Native⚜️✊🏾🏳️🌈 (@ImmanuelTyrell) November 15, 2017
i knew aly had a plan all along omg #AHSCult
— AG (@alexandriaa____) November 15, 2017
OMG#AHSCult #AHSFX pic.twitter.com/jL7i6D1wn7
— Susan loves you. (@susancreature) November 15, 2017
#AHSCult Worst snacks ever
— kid named finger (@SaintGuilllotin) November 15, 2017
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Nice to see that the authorities weren’t completely clueless all season.
With Kai in prison and the cult dismantled, Ally was free to get on with her life — along with Beverly (Adina Porter), who also escaped, unharmed by either the authorities or the murders she helped commit. As it happened, Kai took credit for every murder committed by the clown cult, which helped Beverly escape prosecution. The only murder he didn’t take credit for, in fact, was Ally’s wife, Ivy (Alison Pill).
But Kai’s survival means fans knew he’d be coming for Ally sooner or later. And that was especially true after Ally decided to run for the U.S. Senate, with Beverly’s help.
#AHSCult all I know is that Ally and Beverly better not take the bait that he's "dead" cause he's coming for y'all asses pic.twitter.com/neNVizpq4l
— Jeli 🖤🤍💜 (@Jeliana867) November 15, 2017
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Wtf Kai is walking out of prison. Watch out Ally! 😲😱 #AHSCult
— Carolyn M (@CarolynMar) November 15, 2017
if ally dies, I will never get over it! #AHSCult #teamally
— Dalon 🖤 (@dalongrey) November 15, 2017
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As expected, Kai showed up during a senatorial debate. Fans thought for sure the murderous Kai had the upper hand — until Ally made another play and sprung her trap. Turns out, the women were organized.
OOOOOOOH! Get it, Gloria! #AHSCult
— Kera (@TechnicolorMode) November 15, 2017
THEY KEEP PLAYING ME & I KEEP BELIEVING IT #AHSCult
— 𝐠𝐨𝐝𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 ☾ (@godfatherrcity) November 15, 2017
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OH MY GODDDDD WTFFFFF #AHSCult
— Revy 🇩🇴 (@ItsChaChaSlide) November 15, 2017
THIS IS AMAZING. SHE GOT EVERYONE AGAINST HIM#AHSCult
— carlos (@iamnotcarlos) November 15, 2017
All off a sudden it’s very cold ❄️ #AHSCult
— Nihad Vatreš (@nihadvatres) November 15, 2017
Ali out here looking at Kai like #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/fCUzIOeCpn
— RECOMMENDED TIP (@Khayla_Lamar) November 15, 2017
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NAAASTY WOMEN #AHSCult
— C. Money (@Lil__Tav) November 15, 2017
— miriam_tlp (@m_tlp710) November 15, 2017
“There is something for dangerous than a humiliated man…. a nasty woman” IM CLUTCHING MY PEARLS #AHSCult pic.twitter.com/g5CGmvImMe
— 🍍 (@flickernarrry) November 15, 2017
Beverly took Kai down, Ally won her Senate seat, and everybody lived happily ever after. But “American Horror Story: Cult” had one more twist up its sleeve.
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Ally didn’t just defeat a cult leader — she became one. The final shot of Ally sees her putting on the robe of the Society for Cutting Up Men, or SCUM.
Fans were definitely shook.
— UNCTIE Tony (@tony3K) November 15, 2017
Ally out here running her own cult now #AHSCult
— Taylor (@Taybear18) November 15, 2017
Yes, Supreme Ruler? @MsSarahPaulson #AHSCult
— Janna Taylor (@JannaTay) November 15, 2017
— Swarthy Saucebox (@JolieFemmeSam) November 15, 2017