‘American Horror Story: Cult’ E05 Recap: “Good Night, Sweet Prince”

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We’re back again for Bleeding Cool’s weekly recap of American Horror Story: Cult, this time taking a look at an incredibly powerful Episode 5: ‘Holes.’

And what an appropriate title for tonight’s episode, as we start to see the “holes” that are forming in what was looking like a seamless, methodical plan from Kai (Evan Peters) and his clown cult. Even as Kai continues his path to political power, Hope (Adina Porter) sees a vulnerability in Kai that she might be able to exploit for her own power-grab. Ally (Sarah Paulson) realizes that there’s much more going on, as a pre-bag-over-her-head-and-dragged-away Meadow (Leslie Grossman) confesses to Ally that she can’t trust anyone. Oh, and my theory about Dr. Vincent (Cheyenne Jackson)? Was so painfully right, but even I didn’t see that it was to this extent.

So my overview/recap of the episode is waiting patiently for your eyeballs below, along with some Spare Parts that I picked up along the way that I thought you might find interesting. You can also check out the transcript of my live-blog of the episode here or by clicking the link after the video.

But one quick thing before we get our recap under way…

Once again, this is not a formal review — more of a recap/review/stream of consciousness mash-up “monster” all its own — but I will be covering some themes and takeaways involving major and minor plot points from the episode. Just something to keep in mind before watching or re-watching the episode. Definitely not looking to have angry fellow geeks outside my apartment with pitchforks and torches because I slacked off on the spoiler warnings.

You can click here to read up on our live-blog of the episode:

Thanks for tagging along this week, and hope you come back again on Monday for American Horror Story: Cult Episode 6, ‘Mid-Western Assassin’! Here’s the teaser trailer for our next episode, as well as a look at what’s still to come this season:

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About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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