Apocalypse Plot Hole That Has Fans Scratching Their Heads

In the season finale, viewers are shown that despite Malorie’s (Billie Lourd) successful, “Terminator”-esque time travel murder of the Antichrist Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) before he can bring on the Apocalypse, an Antichrist is born regardless — just, under very different circumstances than in “AHS: Murder House.” It’s those circumstances that have fans questioning the show’s writers. In a recent discussion on the show’s subreddit, user fatash98 asked, “how did the couple from the bunker give birth to the second Antichrist if the Antichrist can only be made from man and spirit?”

It’s a valid point. According to the rules put forward by medium Billie Dean Howard (Sarah Paulson) in Season 1, the Antichrist is the result of a union between “man and spirit,” or, in Michael’s case, the pregnancy occurring from Tate’s (Evan Peters) rape of Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton). And yet, the “couple from the bunker” to whom the O.P. is referring — Emily (Ash Santos) and Kyle (Timothy Campbell) — at least appear to be regular, living, flesh-and-blood humans. 

So, did the writers of Season 8 simply forget the lore they established in “Murder House,” or is the seeming oversight yet another Ryan Murphy plant that the series intends on explaining in a future season? As user craig6186 points out, “Emily and Kyle were there because they had special DNA. We never find out who, what, when or why that is…Chances are they’re descendants of some biblical evil. Who knows?”

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