'American Horror Story: 1984' episode 2 has a Red Wedding that will put the bloodfest on 'Game of Thrones' to shame
Ryan Murphy blessed us with yet another red wedding on his show and safe to say, 'Game of Thrones' has some severe competition now.
Spoiler alert for 'American Horror Story: 1984' episode 2
Blood and weddings are two concepts nobody will like to mix but HBO's 'Game of Thrones' was known notoriously for mixing the two in what will go down in history as the Red Wedding. But now that the show is over, Ryan Murphy blessed us with yet another red wedding on season 9 of his brainchild 'American Horror Story: 1984' and safe to say, 'Thrones' has some severe competition now.
In episode 2 of '1984', we were walked through Brooke Thompson's (Emma Roberts) extremely traumatic past. We already know she was attacked by the Night Stalker, a real-life serial killer Richard Ramirez, played by Zach Villa. But turns out, Brooke has been through much more than that, just a year ago.
As Brooke tells her camp-mate Montana (Billie Lourd) her traumatic past, we find out that she almost got married the previous year. The flashback walks us down the aisle with Brooke dressed in all white for her big wedding day, but her to-be-groom looks uncomfortable and hesitant. In a fit of rage, he refuses to say his "I do" when the minister asks, and instead, standing right there at the altar, he tells Brooke that he saw their common friend enter her room the night before, and not leave until the morning of their wedding day
This man had a revolver at the wedding— a child with a drinking permit. (@__LadyMarmalade) September 26, 2019
Shot his best man
And himself ......
And he told her "You don't deserve to wear white"
And stained her dress red with his blood #AHS84 pic.twitter.com/q3XzbmLv8i
Brooke desperately tries to explain that she was having last-minute jitters and couldn't be alone in her room, and since it's bad luck for the bride to see the groom on the day prior to the wedding, she resorted to calling the friend over. Of course, her fiancé doesn't believe her, and pulls out a gun and shoots the friend (also his best man) right at the altar. When Brooke's father stood up to intervene, he is shot by her fiancé too, thus killing both the men as the crowd rushed out of the venue. Finally, Brooke's fiancé grabs her face, accuses her of breaking her promise to save themselves for their wedding night, and shoots himself in the face just inches away from Brooke - splattering blood all over her face, neck, and her gorgeous wedding dress.
Traumatizing, yes, but also a strong contender against Thrones' infamous red wedding, where the entire Stark family was executed by slicing their throats and stabbing pregnant bellies repeatedly, killing three family members and a pet direwolf at the same wedding. The Starks were the most beloved family on the show and so this scene usually sticks with fans like an open gash, and anybody new to the franchise, or just beginning it, is usually warned of the tragedy that is the red wedding. But now that the show is over, looks like Murphy has provided a revamped similar wedding to keep the memory alive in our minds through this new bloodfest.
'American Horror Story: 1984' airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm, only on FX.