American Horror Story: Delicate is fast approaching its final episode (video)



American Horror Story: Delicate is fast approaching its final episode, but how the series will wrap up is still up for debate. American Horror Story first began airing in 2011 and introduced the world to the dark and depraved imaginings of the brilliant creatives Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The series quickly established itself as the most popular anthology horror series, and with each new season, the story has gotten more expansive and entertaining.

Now in its twelfth season, AHS: Delicate is a story developed by the creators, which draws heavy inspiration from the novel, Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine. The central plot, the main characters, their names, and many other fine details are all directly adapted from the novel, which suggests that the end of the series could follow the original text. However, the series has also taken some liberties, and AHS often aims to subvert expectations, so the final episode may still hold some surprises despite the existence of the source material.

Although American Horror Story season 12, episode 9, did not end Anna Alcott’s story, the outing did finally explain a lot of the season’s complicated conspiracy. Every season of American Horror Story gets increasingly grisly, twisted, and surreal as it continues, but season 12 broke from the show’s usual formula. Unlike earlier outings of the horror anthology series, American Horror Story: Delicate is based on a novel, Danielle Valentine’s Delicate Condition. Delicate tells the story of Emma Roberts’ Anna Alcott, an ambitious actor who struggles to maintain her sanity while balancing pregnancy with an awards campaign.

The subject of pregnancy has given this outing some of American Horror Story’s most disturbing episodes in a long time, as the series revels in gruesome emergency C-sections, traumatic births, and violent medical maladies. Anna suffered a miscarriage early on, only to become pregnant again soon after. In the episodes since, she became convinced that her husband Dex, her publicist Siobhan, and a host of other characters were secretly trying to sabotage her pregnancy. The truth, however, looks like it will be something even darker and stranger, judging by the events of season 12, episode 8, “Little Gold Man.”