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American Horror Story: Cult Recap Episode 9, “Drink the Kool-Aid”

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American Horror Story: Cult Recap: Episode 9, “Drink the Kool-Aid”
American Horror Story: Cult Recap: Episode 9, “Drink the Kool-Aid”

“Drink the Kool-Aid,” the latest episode of American Horror Story: Cult, opens with Kai Anderson (Evan Peters), a flashlight held under his face and his underwear-clad recruits sprawled out on sleeping bags before him, telling what could be a ghost story at summer camp. The scene is at the very least effective for infantilizing Kai and his followers. It’s a succinct expression of the blind leading the blind, which is, of course, what the makers of the show understandably believe is the governing principle of the Trump presidency.