AHS takes us on a journey of bad fashion as we flash forward and start to discover what happened to some of our favorite patients after they left Briarcliff.
Yeah, when Joseph Smith allowed polygamy, he meant whites only polygamy. Sorry.
A picture of Kit, along with Grace and Alma and their two kids, shows a happy, loving family. Then Kit stumbles in, his face covered in blood, carrying an axe. We hear a child call for “Daddy” from another room. It’s the great nature versus nurture debate. Did Kit’s time in Briarcliff make him a violent person? Certainly this family isn’t as happy as they seem. It’s like “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, except you didn’t want any of these people to die.
Bitches be crazy.
We return, in flashback, to a happier time when Grace and Alma are co-parenting. Its 1968, four years after Kit’s release from Briarcliff. This show is like a giant middle finger to the religious right. I half-expected Chloe Sevigny to reappear as the pot-stirring, legless third sister wife. Alma is doing most of the parenting, though, as Grace is rather obsessed by her alien captors still, and sits etching pictures of her memories, all but ignoring her child. Kit returns home and seems genuinely happy. He wants the whole family to attend a march together. Alma doesn’t seem too pleased with this idea and Grace offers to watch the kids so the two of them can go.
“Bitch, I got an idea. I go to the march with Kit, and you go fuck yourself”
Alma confronts Grace about her alien obsession. Grace admits she doesn’t want to forget the past, while Alma clearly wants to move forward. Grace further admits that if she forgets the past, she forgets the night she lost control and went into an axe wielding murderess rage. Plus, Grace thinks the aliens are the best thing that ever happened to her- they were a gift that brought her clarity. She also got released from Briarcliff and did not have to fully pay for her crime, so there’s that.
Alma strongly disagrees that the aliens are the best thing that has happened to her. She wants nothing more to forget the pain they’ve brought. She reminds Grace that before the aliens, she and Kit were a happy husband and wife, and not a polygamist cult.
It’s been years since Grace has had a good probing
Grace tells Alma that the aliens will return one day, because Kit is something special. Yeah, he’s something special alright. He is the dumbest, most trusting man on the face of the planet and questions nothing. Alma shutters at the thought that the aliens will return for their kids. Although she probably agrees that Kit is special, as she married the guy of her own free will and not due to some weird alien abduction/pregnancy subplot. Try fitting that into your polygamist family’s annual Christmas card. Admittedly, though, Santa hats on the photo of your children might hide their weird, pointy alien heads.