American Horror Story: Delicate episode 8 recap (spoilers) - Revealed Another Victim of Delicate’s Cult?

American Horror Story: Delicate (Image via @FXNetworks)
American Horror Story: Delicate (Image via @FXNetworks)

Episode 8 of American Horror Story: Delicate, titled Little Gold Man, was released on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The episode continued the chilling saga it focused on the Oscars ceremony where Hollywood's glitz and glamor collide with the darkness of Delicate's cult.

Episode eight unraveled the tangled web of deceit and manipulation, revealing Anna as yet another victim who was ensnared by the cult and its influence. The protagonist of this season, Anna, is shown grappling with hallucinations and unsettling revelations as the viewers see the extent of the cult's power come to light.

Starring Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian, and Matt Czuchry, American Horror Story: Delicate is the 12th season of the franchise. The episode synopsis, according to IMDb reads:

"The world around Anna is starting to crescendo in every way: her career path continues to skyrocket, while her personal life is more stressful than ever - just in time for Hollywood's big night."

Disclaimer: This article may contain spoilers for American Horror Story: Delicate episode eight.


What happened in the American Horror Story: Delicate episode 8?

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Titled Little Gold Man, episode eight of season 12 of American Horror Story: Delicate took viewers on a journey through the past and present. They saw how the sinister plots of Delicate's cult continued to unravel.

The episode began with a flashback to 1967 and showed Mia Farrow, played by Gaby Slape, filming Rosemary's Baby. It also showed how she was battling personal turmoil with Frank Sinatra, played by Tom O'Keefe.

Farrow experienced a horrifying hallucination of being pregnant with a demon baby. However, she was comforted by a familiar voice, later revealed to be Siobhan, played by Kim Kardashian. This scene sets the tone for the episode's exploration of past traumas and present dangers.

In present-day Manhattan, Dex Harding Jr. (Matt Czuchry) and his family gather for his mother's burial. However, the funeral is disrupted when Ms Preecher, played by Julie White, unexpectedly arrives and gives cryptic warnings of impending doom. She also implores the protagonist, Anna (Emma Roberts) to listen to her and warns of dire consequences if they don't heed her words.

At the same time, Anna is seen grappling with the revelations of Dex's infidelity with Cora, Dr. Hill's assistant. Anna is trying to come to terms with her husband's betrayal. As tensions escalate and secrets unravel, Anna finds herself drawn deeper into a web of deceit and danger.

Throughout the episode, themes of betrayal, manipulation, and the perversion of innocence pervade. The characters are seen confronting their darkest fears and struggling to survive in a world where nothing is as it seems.


What happens at the Oscars?

Anna at the Oscars (Image via Youtube)
Anna at the Oscars (Image via Youtube)

At the Oscars in Episode 8 of season 12 of American Horror Story, tension reaches a fever pitch as Anna, experiences a series of harrowing events amidst the awards ceremony. As Anna walks the red carpet, she encounters the ghostly presence of Babette Eno which shocks her to the core. However, she manages to continue down the carpet, only to realize she's experiencing contractions.

Siobhan, seemingly unfazed, advises Anna to push through until after her category is announced, hinting at a Faustian bargain for professional success. As Anna listens to the nominees, Siobhan places a gloved hand on her baby bump, asking if she's willing to sacrifice everything for fame.

Anna agrees, and in a surreal moment, her name is called as the winner of Best Actress. Siobhan's calm demeanor throughout the ordeal hints at her supernatural influence or power over the ceremony.

Dazed and disoriented, Anna takes the stage to accept her award, but her fantasy quickly turns to hallucination as she sees that the venue is empty except for her mother. Her water breaks on stage, snapping her back to reality as she's escorted offstage.

The Oscars scene is a culmination of Anna's tumultuous journey, marked by betrayal, manipulation, and surreal experiences. It serves as a pivotal moment in the episode, highlighting the eerie intersection of fame, ambition, and the supernatural forces at play in American Horror Story: Delicate.


As the Oscars scene unfolds in American Horror Story: Delicate viewers see an exploration of sacrifice and ambition that sets the stage for the next chapter. Season 12 of American Horror Story is currently streaming on Hulu.

Edited by Madhur Dave
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