Another episode of American Horror Stories is heading to Hulu this week. That American Horror Story Spinoff tells a different story with each episode, and many fans are hooked on the second season. And although AHS Notorious for keeping episode details a secret until their premiere, the show dropped a few clues about the plot of the next episode and its cast. Here’s what we know American Horror Stories Season 2, Episode 5, plus a recap of Episode 4.
[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers for American Horror Stories Season 2 Episode 4, “Milkmaids.”]
‘American Horror Stories’ Season 2 Episode 4 Summary: ‘Milkmaids’
The latest episode of American Horror Stories attaches great importance to the gross factor. Season 2, Episode 4, “Milkmaids” takes viewers back to New England in 1757. Smallpox is a dangerous killer and the people of a small village will do whatever it takes to stop it. Celeste (Julia Schlaepfer), a milkmaid and prostitute, has developed several smallpox bumps but has not gotten sick. She believes that the pus from her boils has healing powers from Saint Lazarus. According to Celeste, all the men who fed on their boils (yes, really) also survived smallpox and became immune to the disease.
At an appointment with the new pastor, Pastor Walter (Seth Gabel), Celeste tries to convince him of her healing powers. He doesn’t believe it, but he has an equally sick smallpox cure for himself: cannibalism. He turns the city against Celeste and convinces her that eating the hearts of the dead will keep everyone safe.
While hiding from angry townspeople in a barn, Celeste meets a kind woman named Delilah (Addison Timlin). The two fall in love, and Delilah begins to believe that Celeste’s boiling pus may have a scientific reason for its healing properties. She eventually discovers that it is actually damn cow’s milk, which could heal. Unfortunately, men would rather keep eating hearts than believe a milkmaid.
Pastor Walters goes after Celeste and is eventually killed. Viewers also learn from Thomas (Cody Fern), the husband of a woman who died of smallpox, that Celeste is the birth mother of his son Edward (Ian Sharkey). He wants to protect Celeste until he sees her kissing Delilah. Celeste is the last one standing after another altercation. She goes to her son, but he ends up killing her and eating her heart because “there is nothing so unclean as a woman who lives with animals”.
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‘American Horror Stories’ Season 2 Episode 5 Release Date and Title
The next episode of American Horror Stories will premiere on Thursday, August 18th. As always, Hulu will release Season 2, Episode 5 at 12:00 p.m. PT, which translates to 3:00 a.m. for East Coast viewers. And if the episode’s title is any indication, fans might not want to watch this one in the middle of the night.
According to IMDb, American Horror Stories Season 2, Episode 5 is called “Bloody Mary”. Bloody Mary is not only a refreshing tomato juice cocktail, but also the name of a folk tale and a game often played at sleepovers. According to legend, a ghost named Bloody Mary appears in a mirror in a dark room when someone chants her name three times. Depending on the version of the story, the ghost may have a deadly interaction with the singer.
given American Horror Stories Known for big twists, “Bloody Mary” will likely feature an altered version of the legend, as was the case in Episode 3. Fans will have to tune in to find out what the story contains.
‘AHS’ Episode 2 Episode 5 Cast List
American Horror Stories shared the cast list for Episode 5 on Wednesday, as seen in the tweet above. It looks like there won’t be any American Horror Story Alumni in this episode. However, the episode features some well-known stars, such as Dominique Jackson from pose and Quvenzhané Wallis from annie and Black Isch. Other cast members include Raven Scott, Kyla Drew and Kyanna Simone.
New episodes of American Horror Stories Dropping every Thursday on Hulu.
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