On the sixth day of murder house, we’ll be slaughtered by…
A damaged teen school shooter
An emotionally broken girlfriend
Two fighting boyfriends
One crying socialite
One maid of fury
Two nursing students
A pair of tragic blond twins
And a freak in a leather mask
Okay, despite the glib intro, this episode deals with some pretty heavy stuff, Killer Queens. Teen suicide, self-harm, things like that. If you know someone struggling with these things here’s a link to some people that can help.
We start this episode with a flashback to 1994, when Constance still lived in the murder house. Police crash into the house, looking for Tate. And that makes total sense since he killed a bunch of his fellow students. Then, with a whole swat team in his bedroom, he commits suicide by cop.
In the current time, Violet’s having a really hard time learning all of this about her first boyfriend. She’s having trouble sleeping, having trouble existing. Finally, she takes too many pills.
Vivian, lost in her troubles, doesn’t notice any of this. She’s having weird dreams about the baby. Which is actually totally normal. Constance is bringing over weird organ meat for her to eat. Again, normal. The episode doesn’t act like it’s normal, but at least where I’m from it is. It’s perfectly normal to hear a man say he’s going to kill a deer to give his pregnant wife the liver.
Granted I live in Western PA. Is that a thing anywhere else? Let me know in the comments if you’ve heard of this.
The point is, people do weird things to pregnant women and it’s socially acceptable, so it’s a little misleading that this episode is treating it like some weird thing.
The weird thing is having an ultrasound tech faint, then quit her job after seeing Vivian. That’s right, we’re back to the tech that fainted. Vivian manages to track her down, and the woman agrees to see her in a church.
That’s red flag number one. Red flag two is when the woman won’t let Vivian come near her. She tells Viv that her baby is the devil, with little hooves and everything.
Vivian, thinking the woman is nuts, walks out. She’s got bigger issues to worry about. Even so, she continues to be a boss.
Ben is back at the house because he has to see patients there. Because he’s still seeing patients there! Vivian tells him very specifically how things are going to go. They’re getting divorced, but he’s going to be a father to their kids. He’s a bad husband, but a good dad. Good for them.
But he’s also a bad therapist. For one thing, no therapist I’ve ever known would see patients in their own home, for a reason. For another, he manages to mentally torture one of only two actual patents he’s had. This man has a crippling fear of urban legends. So Ben thinks it’s a good idea to force him to play ‘Piggy Piggy’ in his bathroom mirror. It’s basically like Bloody Mary, but with a butcher who wears a pig head.
I honestly wasn’t expecting that storyline to end how it did. That, let me tell you, was something.
That’s it for this time, Killer Queens. Take care of yourselves. And I’ll see you again on Tuesday.
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