Well American Horror Story fans, we've reached the finale of a tumultuous season with the cult theme coming to a close.
To see just how extraordinary things are gonna get, tune in to the finale with us! Up to this point on Cult, Kai has been repeatedly retconned, often via flashback, into anything that will ensure that Ally will eventually look more heroic in comparison. During this scene, it is learned that Kai has been in prison for 11 months now and has 16 men already recruited into his cult. Whereas Ally once faced criticism as a half-hearted, Jill Stein-voting, white-privileged ally (literally in name only), she's now praised as a feminist hero.
Later in the kitchen, Beverly (Adina Porter) expresses to Ally that she can not handle being in the cult anymore. Ally promises that what happens tomorrow night will be "glorious" and that she will have to hang on to fully understand what she means.
In the teaser of the finale, Kai is shown declaring that he loves the people who loves him, but he hates the people who hate him. Now knowing he murdered his own sister for no reason, he is overcome with grief until Ally encourages him to be the leader Winter always believed he could be. We next see the cult preparing for their night of murder when Ally makes the move to walk outside and cue the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it was the time to strike.
After Kai has been arrested, Ally goes back to trying to live a normal life without Ivy (Alison Pill) and decides to reopen the restaurant. As Beverly is carried out by police, she reiterates that she's glad she held on like Ally insisted - and Kai completely snaps upon seeing Ally with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and screams over and over that he will kill her, not a threat you want from a man with numerous murderers at his disposal.
Sometime later, Ally has resumed running The Butchery (which has had success now that Ally is a public figure) and Beverly strolls in as if they were former friends ready to have a real housewives style sit-down about Kai.
As the phone rings again, it's a collect call from Kai Anderson in prison and Ally accepts, ready to confront the mass murderer. That's not to take anything away from Ally's clever defeat of her tormentor, which is total and absolute, and involves her rendering Kai effectively impotent, since she provides him-by way of Gloria-with a phallic gun that's been emptied of its ammunition. But, Ally continues her lie as she tells her Kai was the one who did it. Beverly informs Ally that she trails in the poll when it comes to Ally's perceived power, but she's ready to turn her doubters into supporters.
Later, Kai speaks with a new inmate who wants to join his cult.
"Great Again" will also most likely reveal how Ally and Beverly will work to get out of Kai's cult. She smirks and tells Kai, "there is something more risky than a humiliated man". Beverly appears from behind and shoots him in the head. They didn't get very far, as Kai was distracted by a possible (which turned out to be definite) mole in the house, his strained relationship with Winter, and the hallucinations of famous cult leaders he's been taking advice from.
I was pleased with the ending that basically came full circle for Ally and showed the power of a cult that she couldn't entirely escape.