'American Horror Story: 1984' Episode 8: Mr Jingles' character reaches its peak, maybe for a final showdown with Ramirez?

'American Horror Story: 1984' Episode 8: Mr Jingles' character reaches its peak, maybe for a final showdown with Ramirez?

Contains spoilers for the Episode 8: 'Rest in Pieces'

'American Horror Story: 1984' premiered today and it had a few but super impactful revelations in this episode. Episode 6 marked the rise of, Benjamin AKA Mr Jingles's character and it reached its peak in today's episode, 'Rest in Pieces'. 

Frustrated and vengeful camp counselors, led by Xavier, tie up Mr Jingles to kill him silly. When Benji pleads to let him go in order to save his son, they all go boo-hoo and accuse him in return since he too had killed some of them.

Benjamin held captive by Xavier and a bunch of other ghosts right before he spills Montana's secret. (ScreenShot)

So Benjamin let it slip that it was Montana who led the Night stalker into the camp for her own revenge. So, technically, it was  Montana's fault that he went berserk killing people.

Anyhow, Ramirez was hell-bent on killing Bobby because Benjamin had betrayed him. In this episode, we see Benjamin killing himself, as a sacrifice to protect his son 'Bobby'. Since he could do nothing in the past, he was still dealing with the repercussions of that fateful day. His son meant everything to him and that it was like a memory of his dead brother 'Bobby' who got slashed in the lake by a motorboat.

Benjamin gets tied up by an enraged Xavier and a bunch of other guys that he had killed in the Redwood premises. The ghosts stab him and leave him to die on a boat. Just as Mr Jingles spots Montana across the lake, a very Friday the 13th-ish moment occurs! 

It leads Benjamin waking up in a different dimension with his mother and his brother 'Bobby'. Everything he knew was shattered and the most painful moment was that, that he could not save his son 'Bobby' from Ramirez. He was shocked but surprised to see his brother Bobby, but he could not stop thinking about his son.


So, Bobby and Benjamin's mother tried to calm him down by telling him that they are finally at peace. As far as Benji's peace of mind is concerned, he will finally get to spend some time with his estranged family, by the lake.

But will there be a bigger showdown between Ramirez and Mr. Jingles?  

'American Horror Story: 1984' airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm on FX.

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