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"Mid-Western Assassin" is the sixth episode of Cult. It premiered on October 10, 2017.

Synopsis

An unexpected source reveals the truth behind the cult to Ally. Kai's run for City Council is challenged by a new candidate. [1]

Plot

Meadow reveals to Ally that she had fallen in love with Kai and decided to desert the cult when her feelings were not reciprocated. Ally plans to use Meadow's testimony to expose Kai and pays an opposing candidate of his, Sally Keffler, a visit to ask for her help. In the midst of their conversation, the cult breaks into Sally's house and Kai shoots her in the chest. He stages her murder as a suicide. The next day, at a political rally, Meadow shoots several people, including Kai. Ally attempts to wrestle the gun out of Meadow's hands and Meadow shoots herself in the mouth. Ally is arrested after a SWAT team arrives at the scene and finds her with the gun in her hands. Kai had ordered Meadow to attempt to assassinate him so that his figure would be elevated to a national level. In addition, Meadow was instructed to bear witness to Ally on the grounds that no one would believe a "crazy woman". [2]

Featured Characters

Sally Keffler

Sally Keffler is a guest starring character in American Horror Story portrayed by Mare Winningham.

Sally was a candidate who ran against Kai Anderson for city council. Later on, Ally plans to use Meadow's testimony to expose Kai and pays an opposing candidate of his, Sally Keffler, a visit to ask for her help. In the midst of their conversation, the cult breaks into Sally's house and Kai shoots her in the chest. He stages her murder as a suicide.

Notes

  • This episode marks the return of Mare Winningham to American Horror Story since her role as Hazel Evers in Hotel.
  • A censored version of the episode was broadcast by FX but the original version is available online. The cut was due to the Las Vegas shooting occurred October 1st, 2017. [3]

References

  1. FX Networks, American Horror Story - Cult
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Western_Assassin
  3. HuffingtonPost, Mass Shooting Episode Of ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Edited Following Vegas Attack