It’s now been 8 days since Sidney and Spencer became trapped in their WERRRK.com fall-out shelter. After a very successful recap of the first episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, The Cooperative decided it would be best if the duo spent the rest of the season in this shelter together, for content purposes. After enjoying another vitamin ice-cube dinner, the two were allowed to watch episode 2 and give us their thoughts.
Spencer: Sidney I don’t know how much longer I can take this. I can’t spend another day in this fallout shelter looking at pictures of your dog!
Sidney: Wow, poor you. You have to look at pictures of Lana while I have to sit here and look at an endless stream of award show dresses, all in black…..one of us has it worse…the other is you.
Spencer: Hey! Angela Sarafyan deserved Best Dressed at the 2018 Emmys Red Carpet, and I stand by my decision you radioactive zombie! If only I could tell the outside world about my recent article discussing the Emmys Red Carpet where I highlight the best dressed of the night! (Spencer winks at security camera in the corner)
Welcome back WERRRKers for another week of AHS Apocalypse: Sidney and Spencer’s Fallout. I am and Spencer, and this other Anti-Christ would be Sidney!
Sidney: So in this episode, we got deeper down the fallout shelter this week….like…exactly deep.
Spencer: Hmmm I see what you did there. Indeed we did, our characters got down and dirty this week in hopes to meet the requirements to follow Langdon to the Sanctuary. In doing so, the sad shelter dwellers pushed themselves into a deeper hole of trouble.
Sidney: And what a ride down it was! So diving right in…I think the thing that stuck out to me right from the start was how good Cody Fern was in this role.
Spencer: Yeah I would definitely agree. He is very hard to read and I have no idea what his intentions are. Cody is really bringing a sense of mystery to this role and I love it. Is he good? Perhaps he is a villain? Maybe he just horny? Probably all of the above.
Sidney: Def all of the above. I think the whole first part felt so very AHS. It was weird, a bit mystical, it was sexual, and dare I say fabulous?
Spencer: Yeah I really feel like we are going back, back, back to our roots on this one! I made an audible gasp when I saw the rubber man that we grew familiar with in season one. It feels a little odd to being excited seeing a ghost/demon dressed in a sexual rubber suit. Actually it’s probably not weird at all. Any ideas on who you think it might actually be?
Sidney: Oh I think it’s Tate.
Spencer: You think Michael is being haunted by the spirit of his father?
Sidney: I think it would be interesting to see how. Here’s a thought, what if the sanctuary with the special protections from the outside, is Murder House, and what if, along those lines, the Coven house has special protections.
Spencer: That would be a good, easy transition. Now that you say that, it feels like the only way most of this would make sense. If we are bringing in two of the most unique- fully realized seasons, we are going to need a transition that makes sense. So I think you nailed it. Miss Robichaux’s Academy is probably built like a fortress at this point once Cordeila Foxx became The Supreme.
Sidney: Well considering all major cities had a fair amount of time for warning, I would imagine the witches put a protection spell on their house to keep the coven going. I hope something like this is true as otherwise, it might be a hard stretch.
Spencer: Remember Delphi Trust from Coven, the organization that oversaw the modern witch hunters? What if they somehow manifested into The Cooperative?That could set up the Coven as an anti-Cooperative group
Sidney: Ooooooo that would be interesting. It would be very on brand for Cordelia to resist a male dominated group like the Cooperative, led by the Anti-Christ
Spencer: BINGO! That is a plot I can get behind. That would make the Academy the Coven HQ while the Sanctuary would take place in the Murder House where Michael was born.
Sidney: …so in other words, they’re not gonna go with that but choose a totally different story-line?
Spencer: Pretty much!
Just Another Day in Outpost 3
Sidney: So far, the weakest part of this episode, and show from the last two episodes are Timothy and Emily. Like….they seem like pretty generic characters.
Spencer: Yeah I actually don’t really care for them. Up to this point, their story lines have been pretty predictable. We all knew they were just going to end up falling in love and then eventually getting caught. Like I was here for the unauthorized fornication scene and I barely got to see anything so what even is the point?
Sidney: They feel more like plot devices than actual characters.
Spencer: True. They are really just a way to break up the intense scenes and move the story along.
Sidney: I def think this episode did a really great job of making the social commentary this episode. Like they found a really great balance of over the top in your face but also really well put.
Spencer: Yeah the story behind Mr.Gallant’s character is a good example of that. Though we spent a good portion of this episode watching Gallant get banged by a demon, we did get some back story behind his character which was actually a tragic yet relate-able story.
Sidney: I thought it was interesting just the way we saw Langdon show up and just weaved in and out the way he did as if leading the story from the back….and front.
Spencer: Oh Michael Langdon is definitely in charge here. I am sure everything from the snakes to Evie’s death have had something to do with Michael. My question is, why is Ryan Murphy trying to torture me by dangling Coven in the air like this..? Really, Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac starts playing?
Sidney: Cause it makes it more interesting. Want to know what stuck out the most to me in this episode though and what is sticking out to me about this season so far?
Spencer: Do tell!
Sidney: The entire week since last week I’ve been thinking if I were down there that, even though I’d be alive, being stuck down there is its own kind of hell. It’s windowless, it’s dark, the walls are closed in and there’s open spaces. To add to this, the characters close those walls in further by never giving each other their personal space. It’s setting the tone more than the story is.
Spencer: Yes that, and the constant anxiety of the unknown. Everything these characters know is just by word of mouth from those who came in after them. That to me is one of the more terrifying things about their situation. Like the wardens could literally say anything horrific whether its true or not and you have no way of knowing.
Sidney: Oh absolutely. Like to go from cynical to believe anything is horrifying. I think the show is building for sure and with next week being Halloween episode I think we are in for a trick.
Spencer: Yes we all know the Halloween episodes are the best! Might I say a great door for a certain bunch of witches?
Only Down from Here
Sidney: I’m glad to see Joan Collins got a really strong moment before she left. She was a lot of fun while she was there.
Spencer: I’m sad about the death of Evie Gallant. She was soooo funny! I was hoping for a season full of burnt champagne jokes and cannibalistic moments. I mean who knows she may return in some other form.
Sidney: She most likely got a guest Emmy nomination out of this so she’s cool either way. Last thing I feel we should discuss…in typical Murphy fashion…we have something else now: Androids
Spencer: Oh yes! This is the content I am here for. As one of the biggest fans of one of the greatest cinematic franchises, Alien, I would just like to say DOPE! This android thing actually opens up so many more questions and speculations but I love the idea. Who of the house is an android? Which of the dwellers are human? Who is neither human nor android? I can’t take all of this suspense!
Sidney: I think the show can do a lot….I just think it’s not trying to do too much right out the gate. Then again…it might do way too much of the most….and then I guess it’s also an Asylum crossover.
Spencer: Let’s not go there.
Sidney: Joan Collins remains your shade queen OG. That interview was so severe that even I sat up right. That wasn’t the gayest thing Joan Collins has ever seen…not by a damn long shot. A character fucking another character played by the same actor is the most Ryan Murphy moment. Miss Venable if ya nasty! Folsom Street Fair paid for that line…the event is weekend after next. In the apocalypse, Grandmommy Issues are in…look it up.
Spencer: I’m tired of all of these motherfucking snakes in this motherfucking apocalypse fall out shelter! I honestly don’t understand the difference between this show and Rocky Horror Picture show at this point. We are at the part of the movie where Frank-N-Furter is just going room to room visiting each of the shelter mates in their beds. You know things are bad when your favorite day in this shelter was when Kathy Bates spent the day whipping you for being screwed by the Rubber Man. Oh sure, casually slip in Fleetwood Mac songs, it’s fine my patience can hold all of 5 more seconds. Perhaps Langdon isn’t a human at all but just a meat sack being commandeered by a vengeful snake? Wait, is that an android? This feels like a perfect opportunity for a Sigourney Weaver cameo. Just saying.
Spencer: Sidney, perhaps living in this fallout shelter with you isn’t so bad? Can’t wait until next week. I hope the Rubber Man visits some more, just uh… no more snakes please. I don’t do well with snakes.
Sidney: The Rubberman visit? Oh honey….honey that sounds like my Sunday night honey!
Spencer: (Sigh) I know… we share the same fallout shelter honey.
Thank you for joining Sidney and Spencer for Episode 2 of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Come back next week for another explosive recap, only at WERRRK.com!