Last night’s American Horror Story was full of what we’ve come to expect from the show: a butt shot or two, lots of blood, creepy babies and everybody dying. (Everyone that is, except Constance. How is that crazy b*tch still alive?!) We’re not even sure if we like the show or not. It’s kind of like egg nog — so delicious that it’s kind of gross but we can’t.stop.drinking.it. And while AHS is beyond wacky and sends us into eye roll spasms at times, the acting is what keeps us coming back: Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Dylan McDermott, Mena Suvari, Kate Mara, Burn-face Dude (the amazing Denis O’Hare), and the two Moiras (Frances Conroy and Alexandra Breckenridge) all rock the sh*t out of some of the weirdest characters ever created. But our two favorites out of this amazing crop of talent are Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga, who play troubled ghost-human (and then ghost-ghost) teen lovers Tate and Violet.
Let’s start with Evan. He somehow has made us empathize with a psychopathic killer, who not only murdered fifteen fellow students but torched his mom’s boyfriend and raped his girlfriend’s mom. His performance is nuanced and delicate, and he’s taken the world’s worst human and made him loveable. Even as he was about to murder that innocent skateboarding kid in last night’s finale, we still felt for him. “Oh man, he just loves Violet so much!” we muttered to our cat through a mouthful of popcorn. We are making excuses for a killer – that’s how good of an actor Evan Peters is.
And then there’s Taissa, who plays tormented Violet with a subtle ferocity found only in teenage girls. She’s vicious and strong and yet always vulnerable, which makes her entirely relatable even though she lives in the most bonkers world imaginable. Violet’s aloofness is the kind grown out of years of suffering, and she displays it so keenly, sometimes just in her eyes. She may be lost,but she’s still got her footing, and Taissa nails that contradiction with aplomb. This girl is so talented that we’re now obsessed with her being cast as Tris in Divergent. YA fans, you see it, right? Author Veronica Roth even tweeted that Taissa totally looks the part, so it’s time to get a petition going!
Creator Ryan Murphy (pictured with Taissa and Evan, above) has said that the second season of American Horror Story will take place in a new creepy location with an entirely new cast. (Cue: our tears.) While this may be the last we see of Tate and Violet, we’re confident there’s more to come from Evan and Taissa. Right, Hollywood? Right? Please don’t let us down.