There's a Speedwagon-Sized Plot Hole in the American Horror Story Finale

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November 16, 2017
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American Horror Story: Cult had a pair tips up its sleeve for the finale, all centering round how Ally has been type of a boss b*tch since Dr. Vincent despatched her to the psych ward. However some viewers might have been confused about one massive act of violence she dedicated, so learn on to seek out out why Ally killed an essential member of the cult — however be warned of spoilers forward.

For those who’ll recall, on the finish of the penultimate episode, Ally finds Speedwagon in his automotive, ripping off a wire, proper after Kai has simply choked Winter to demise for supposedly betraying him to the authorities. The finale does not instantly meet up with Ally and Speedwagon; relatively, it exhibits us Kai freaking out as a result of he cannot get ahold of one among his lieutenants. To calm him down, Ally says she has to point out him one thing.

She exhibits him the wire and we get a flashback to Ally confronting Speedwagon. It seems Speedwagon is a knowledge processor for a hospital and when he will get busted with ecstasy, the cops make him go undercover within the “gang” to get information on soiled cop Samuels. However once they begin to discover out about all of Kai’s insane cult dealings, they make Speedwagon keep undercover to gather extra proof.

After confirming that no regulation enforcement officers are at present listening to them (as a result of Speedwagon’s wire is a recorder solely, not a transmitter), Ally knifes him within the throat — however why?

Properly, on the time, it looks like Ally is just doing her job as Kai’s proper-hand lady, eliminating a menace to the cult after confirming that she can’t be implicated. However there’s extra happening with Ally. We come to seek out out later that she has truly been working undercover as an FBI informant since her time within the psych ward. So she does not kill Speedwagon to save lots of the cult, she kills him to save lots of her cope with the Feds.

If Speedwagon and the state police swoop in earlier than Ally can deliver the cult down with the FBI, all her work is for nothing — any immunity deal she has labored out with them is gone, plus she does not get the satisfaction of being the one to convey Kai to justice. So Speedwagon has to go.

I am additionally going out on a limb to say that Ally additionally received some sick pleasure out of stabbing one of many neo-Nazi a-holes that Kai’s been commanding, even when Speedwagon is just a few knowledge processing cog. No matter his former life, he obtained in too deep within the cult and that makes him a part of the issue.

Ally additionally appears to derive a bit pleasure out of telling Kai that he killed his sister for nothing, regardless that she makes use of that as a second to pump him up for the “Night time of one hundred Tates” he has deliberate. She wants the Feds to catch him pink-handed, so there could be no backing down now.

“You may give her demise which means. You’ll be able to channel this rage. Turn into the chief she needed you to be, be the person that she believed in,” Ally tells Kai. “You’ll be able to end what you each began. You perform your plan tomorrow night time and also you smack this nation out of its dessicated stupor and construct the world you needed for her. For all of us.”

However in the long run, it is Ally who’s constructing a greater world . . . perhaps.

PS: We have seen some followers marvel about who took credit score for Speedwagon’s demise, since Beverly tells Ally that Kai took credit score for each demise besides Ivy’s. Our concept is that both a dialogue about Speedwagon’s destiny between Kai and Ally was within the script after which reduce for time, or it is a plot gap. It actually appears bizarre that after Kai freaks out over killing Winter for no purpose that he would not assume to ask Ally what occurred to Speedwagon. She then might have simply been trustworthy with him, later denying it to the Feds? Or maybe that may fall underneath her immunity deal. We simply do not know sufficient about Ally’s association with the FBI to say for positive, however that undoubtedly seems like a small plot gap.