'American Horror Story Apocalypse': 5 theories that add up after episode 5 'Boy Wonder'
Like last week's episode, this one too gave us quite a few answers to American Horror Story Apocalypse. But as usual, left us with some more.
'Boy Wonder', the latest episode of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' ended on a chilling, yet familiar note. As Cordelia Goode sends Behold and Madison to find dirt on the new Supreme Michael Langdon, she sends them back to where it all began - the murder house. Like last week's episode, this one too gave us quite a few answers but as usual, left us with some more. For example, what role does Mead play in this prophecy that Michael keeps talking about? Did Cordelia already see the end and is pulling a Dr. Strange? Is there a traitor among the two spies?
Since it is 'AHS', we can never really tell what exactly is going to happen but we can certainly make a guess. Here are some insane theories that could be true now that we've come halfway through the story.
1. Cordelia did not tell us everything that she saw in her vision
Now we know Cordelia saw the apocalypse and the doom of the world in her vision. My theory is that she saw more and she's keeping it to herself because she doesn't know whom to trust. While she does show some insecurities in the beginning, we realize that it was all a ploy to distract Michael and keep the witches off his radar. I think she saw exactly who Michael was, what he wants to do and his plans for the "new world". Not just this, but I'm almost certain that she knows that there is only one way to defeat Michael and it is to let the nuclear winter happen. It would only make sense that this was her plan because in the future when the bomb explodes, the witches were pretty set to be saved. They had their identity spells on and had been protected and strategically sent to the Outposts. This is only possible if Cordelia knew about this right from the start and had time to prepare for doom. It could also be that she had been keeping an eye on him all along.
She has a plan in action to get rid of Michael and I have a feeling Billie Dean Howard, the medium from 'Murder House' will be back as a surprise.
2. The warlocks die first
Drunk with power and ambition, the warlocks, especially Ariel, have no idea what they're dealing with. A very dumb lot, the warlocks seem to think they have hit the jackpot with Michael Langdon. They will definitely overthrow the coven but they will not be left around to enjoy it. Michael's plan does not involve these dim wits alive and as he points out in 'Boy Wonder', he will only keep them until his plan is in action. The only hindrance he had so far was Cordelia but clearly, that's gone too. There's no reason to keep the warlocks alive. I really hope he gets Ariel first.
3. Michael isn't the Supreme, Mallory is
Although he has been crowned the Supreme, Michael's powers exist because of his demonic element. He can pull people back and forth from hell because he can speak to the evil forces. Mr. March noted in Hotel Cortez that it was like he was intimate with the dead and yet he was alive. I think that he tricked the tests and doesn't have witchcraft in him. Mallory, on the other hand, is definitely being hinted as the next Supreme. Cordelia is perhaps trying to hide her in plain sight and is successful - so much so that Michael only meets her after the apocalypse - in the Outpost 3. She is shown to not only be able to heal but to reverse age. It begs the question, will Mallory turn Michael into a baby and they'd end the story right where it began?
Mallory could be from the line of the first Supreme ever. AHS has dropped hints about this saying that her bloodline goes all the way back to the witches in Salem. She could be the great-great-granddaughter of Scáthach herself, the pioneer of witchcraft. Scáthach, however, had been associated with decades of inexplicable disappearances and violent human sacrifices in the name of "the Old Gods". These practices of dark and forbidding magic granted Scáthach eternal life and unspeakable powers, at the cost of no longer appearing human. She's also known as the cousin of Death.
4. A traitor is on the way
We know that Behold and Madison's plan to go dig dirt on Michael and destroy him cannot avoid the apocalypse, hence there's a chance that things go wrong because one of them betrays Cordelia. There's also a huge chance that she would know who it is and would let it play out anyway because of the secret vision she had. While Madison is too easy to be pinned a traitor, there's a chance that it will be her. She will probably be seduced or manipulated by Michael's ideas and perhaps even change her mind but by then the damage would have already been done. So far, in her vision, Cordelia did not call out Madison's name. The seventh episode this season is titled 'Traitor', so we know for sure that there has to be one betrayer.
Of course, Behold could be a traitor too - he could be a double agent with the warlocks and it is also possible that it is Michael himself who sent him.
5. Was Micheal Langdon just badly raised?
While Michael Langdon is the son of a ghost and a human and has always had murderous tendencies, what is really surprising is his concept of the "new world" and "what he was born to do". We know he kills people ruthlessly but there has to be someone who planted these concepts in his brain. I think Mead raised him to believe in Satan and that his bidding was to usher in the apocalypse. Mead worships the goat-headed demon Baphomet and is clearly into rituals and satanic practices. Is it too far fetched to think that she found this gifted little boy and gave him a home and enforced her own ideologies on him? What if without Mead, Langdon was just any other murderer and not the anti-christ? It is certainly possible that she did a ritual that gave the devil access to his body. Being the perfect host, he took over Michael completely.