'American Horror Story Apocalypse': What to expect from episode 3 'Forbidden Fruit'

Called 'Forbidden Fruit', the teaser for the episode takes us back to the 'AHS: Hotel'. Ryan Murphy's love for connecting the dots shines through yet again.


                            'American Horror Story Apocalypse': What to expect from episode 3 'Forbidden Fruit'

Let's be real - this season of 'American Horror Story' has been pretty unpredictable so far and just laced with biblical connections. The anti-christ, the apocalypse, the new world, snakes and borderline Adam and Eve characters,  'Apocalypse' has delivered everything that it has promised. But will it deliver the residents of Outpost 3 from evil? We will never really know until the end of the season but the third episode is certainly a step in the right direction. Called 'Forbidden Fruit', the teaser for the episode takes us back to the 'AHS: Hotel'. Ryan Murphy's love for connecting the dots shines through yet again. 

The eighth season in the series, 'Apocalypse' is the crossover between 'AHS: Murder House' and 'AHS: Coven'. The promo for 'Forbidden Fruit' however, is a throwback to the 'Hotel's Ten Commandments. In the 30-second long teaser, Michael Langdon goes on to explain how the old world lived under a set of rules and then goes on to recite the ten biblical commandments. There's a shot of someone being dunked into a bucket full of juicy red apples that follows his speech which is a definite nod to the apple that started it all, according to the Bible. This could very well be Mallory, especially since she can be seen screaming just moments after saying "Let me go!" As we know the killer in 'Hotel' used the commandments as a guideline to kill his victims. Could it be that Michael already knew about the killer and the apocalypse? Is it possible that 'Apocalypse' will find its own 10 commandments?  

The teaser also talks about how it's All Hallow's Day or as most people know it - All Saints Day. Ironically, in Catholic theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. Simply put, those who have come face to face with God. Is Mikey the new God? Absolutely possible.  We already know he's the anti-christ and the all-powerful during the apocalypse. Theoretically speaking, this day could be the celebration of the residents of Outpost 3 all meeting with Mikey and him being the most powerful, holding their lives in his hands.

Forbidden Fruit's teaser is definitely laced with references to apples. If you didn't notice it, the last episode also had an apple reference but associated with a different kind of temptation.  When Tim and Emily open the laptop conveniently just laying there loaded with information, the Apple logo pops up, signifying the temptation of technology. In the apocalyptic world where everything is limited, information is the apple that they want a bite of which would eventually land them in trouble. 

I'm almost certain that Chekov's poison vial will make a comeback in 'Forbidden Fruit' since Mikey isn't picking everyone to go to the sanctuary with him. There's also the case of 'AHS: Apocalypse' teaser #3. The clip that was out before the show began this month, showed a maroon pear-like fruit that is slit open to reveal two scorpions, and guess what it was called - yep, 'Fear what's Forbidden.'

Interestingly, it was also a huge part of the lore of 'Murder House' - the one day souls could venture out of the cursed mansion and meet their loved ones. There was a similar connection with 'Hotel' as well. The snakes are back too, after trolling residents when they wanted to eat them as a stew. We haven’t seen that many snakes since 'Coven', right? This will definitely be a night to remember.