The penultimate episode begins with three thrill-seekers with high hopes of becoming famous searching for the notorious farm house from My Roanoke Nightmare. It was good to see Taissa Farmiga – a familiar face to AHS fans - making a return this time as Sophie, one of the intrepid trio of ghost hunters. Trekking through the woodland with personal cameras documenting all they see, Sophie, Todd and Milo come across a woman who looks like she needs help so they follow her to a crashed car and we find it is Diana Cross, Sidney’s assistant who was killed in a crash when she tried to leave the property a few weeks ago. Seeing Diana’s mangled body in the wreck the petrified and confused ghost hunters go to the police for help. When the police investigate they find no body and, believing it to be a hoax, tell the three friends to stay away from the house. Oh, if only they’d watched the video footage.
Lee and Audrey find out that Dylan was booked by Sydney to show up at the house dressed as the pigman in order to add some scares. He has no idea that everyone is dead. Knowing they have to get out before the final night of the blood moon arrives they go back to the Polks’ farm looking for Monet and with the intention of stealing their truck. Dylan’s body cam shows him hot wiring the truck just before he is stabbed by Lot Polk.
Audrey and Monet make a run for it and end up back at the farm house. Audrey has the camera Lee desperately wanted and Monet watches it back to see why she wanted it so badly. The women find out she killed Mason. Meanwhile, in the woods Lee is injured and lost and one of the outdoor cameras picks up the witch approaching her and handing her a heart – a scene reminiscent of a previous episode when Agnes was given a heart to eat and the witch transferred some of her powers to her.
The ghost hunters go back to woods wanting to prove the police wrong and if they can increase their social media followers in the process then even better. They come across Lee who kills Todd. Running for their lives Sophie and Milo stumble upon the production trailer where they watch the live streams and see Audrey and Monet are still alive and still in the house. They watch in horror as the screen picks up Lee going back to the house. The police don’t believe Sophie when she phones them so she and Milo decide to save them.
They don’t make it to the house in time to save Monet who is pushed from the top landing onto a spike on the floor below. Audrey manages to escape to the cellar where she is pushed down the steps by Lee.
After making it to the house Sophie and Milo watch as the butcher and her crew disembowel Dylan. Escape is not an option when Lee finds them and hands them over to the butcher for her to sacrifice. We are shown a disclaimer warning us of the nature of what we are about to see, which is a touch I loved as it added more reality to it. It is a fair warning too as we see both Milo and then Sophie speared and then set alight and left to die.
The next day the police finally show up to a scene of utter destruction and death. Finding body after body they are shocked to find Lee still alive but disorientated. When Audrey pulls herself from the cellar and sees Lee she takes a gun from a policeman and tries to shoot her. Believing Lee to be an innocent victim, the police open fire on Audrey in order to save Lee’s life.
So Lee is the only remaining survivor from the house of horrors. Will she still be alive by the end of the final episode? I have no idea but I can’t wait to find out.