Sigh. I'm pretty bummed. No more Tate. I know I kept saying that all I wanted was Evan Peters in season two, but it turns out that was a lie. I wanted Evan Peters in season two as Tate. Obviously, I enjoy Evan Peters the actor, (and man, it must have been exhausting to cry so often...) but him being a different character on American Horror Story is akin to him just being in a new movie or on another show. (And I do believe he'll be part of the cast they keep. But who knows. I'm wrong with this show, like, 75% of the time). I was never worried that Evan Peters himself was going to...vanish or something. No, I wanted Tate in season two.
Also. I do not think anthology shows are a brilliant idea. There's a reason they haven't really worked since the fifties and sixties: most people don't like them. Plus they're difficult to do well. Questions get left unanswered. Things get left unresolved (*cough* fourth child *cough*) Anthologies are for PBS and HBO miniseries. And by golly, we should know in advance that that's what it is.
At least going into season two, I know not to get too attached to anyone because they'll all be gone in thirteen weeks.
And - wtf with the scars on Tate's face, man? I can't believe that wasn't explained. I don't know why I'm so hung up on that, but I am.
I feel like I should say something about the finale itself. About how it seemed like they were beginning a redemptive story arc for Tate or how much I liked the scene between Ben and him. But it doesn't really matter now, does it? Maybe Tate will apologize to Vivien, apologize to the exterminator, apologize to Chad and Patrick, and then next Halloween apologize to his school shooting victims. And all of the above will forgive him. And then Violet will love him again. Ryan Murphy saying they never spoke again is like Margaret Mitchell saying Rhett and Scarlett never get back together. And I know that's an insane comparison and I don't even like Gone With the Wind but I don't think writers should do that. If they aren't going to actually WRITE it, then they should keep their mouths shut.
I can't have a picture-less post, but I'm angry at the finale and I don't want to look at its face. So here are some pictures of Tate's hands. Because I think Evan Peters has lovely hands. Maybe next year he'll portray a pianist or something. That'd be nice.
|Evan Peters' Hands on American Horror Story|
|Tate's hands American Horror Story|
|Evan Peters as Tate Langdon with his hands on American Horror Story|
|This is the best picture I've gotten of Tate's ring|
|Tate Langdon's hand on American Horror Story|
|Evan Peters with his hand on Taissa Farmiga's mouth American Horror Story|
|Evan Peters still has hands...|
|Evan Peters and Tate Langdon have the same hands on American Horror Story (I'm just being weird...)|