The finale episode of American Horror Stories season 2, “Lake,” written by Manny Coto and directed by Tessa Blake. In the finale episode, Alicia Silverstone and Olivia Rouyre join the horror franchise’s cast for the first time, and Teddy Sears is one of the franchise’s returning faces. As the episode’s name, “Lake,” implies, the horror series is about all the strange things that have happened to people on vacations or weekend trips. “Lake” decides to combine this interest with the terrible things that can happen in the water, as well as history and family history. What is hiding in the lake and what happened to Jake are the two questions that this opening sequence introduces to the audience. www.tvacute.com provides a comprehensive recap on this page.
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“Lake” begins with a gathering of pals on the water. Brother and sister Jake (Bobby Hogan) and Finn are among them (Rouyre). Jake is more nerdy and extroverted than Finn is, and these two siblings have quite different personalities. In order to see the remains of an old town that the construction of a dam converted into Atlantis, Jake (Bobby Hogan), who is attempting to make history by becoming the first man. He displays a photo of a topographical map that depicts the location of Reedsville before the lake was constructed. He considers swimming in and seeking for the vanished city, and is joined by his sister. Jake drowns before his corpse is pulled out of sight when a menacing menace lying beneath the river grabs hold of his ankle. And he never reappears. Dragons are present here, according to old maps. However, the original one didn’t mention aquatic undead.
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Four months later, Finn is still having trouble, Her parents, Jeffrey (Teddy Sears) and Erin (Alicia Silverstone), don’t know what to do with her now that she’s back from a mental health clinic. After Jake’s passing, their marriage is having trouble, and Jeffrey is regretting the money he has spent on counseling that doesn’t appear to have helped. A hand reaches out to grasp Finn’s mother (Silverstone) after she had a similar experience with the bathtub not long after. Up until she finally encounters her kid, who begs her to find him, this happens in the following scenes with the sink and the pool.
In Jeffrey’s home pool or a bathtub or even a tap that turns on by itself. However, it’s intriguing that Erin, not Finn, is the one who encounters these strange apparitional bursts and who ultimately confronts Jake at the poolside, pleading with her to come and find him. Finn overhears and believes that going back to the lake and bringing Jake home will be beneficial for them both. Jeffrey believes she is dreaming things.
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The main character of “Lake” really turns out to be Finn’s mother, and it is through her interactions with both the outside world and the lake that the episode’s secrets are actually made clear. Finn and her mother provide a virtually comprehensive view of the eerie environment when they are together. Erin and Finn run away to their lake house. And dives back into the gloomy depths. Erin has a rope tied around her waist. She ultimately finds a concrete block with three individuals chained to it as if they had been let to drown when she swims to the bottom, and she grabs a name tag from one of them. She is seized by the ankle as she tries to swim back to the surface, just like Jake was, but she is able to squirm free and see Jake’s bloated, mostly rotten body.
When Erin shows the police the name tag with the name Boone printed on it, the officer gives a hint. The police are perplexed that Erin was able to accomplish in five minutes what their entire department could not accomplish in months. the Boones were a family who farmed the ancient land, and they still have a living cousin by the name of Millie. Mr. Wrede Prescott, who wanted the dam to be erected for financial reasons and made an example of Maynard and two other people to do it, left Maynard Nathaniel Boone at the bottom of the lake, according to Millie. The dam has endured for 90 years despite a yearly petition pleading with the state to have it demolished. This is because of an endowment that gave Spengler and Webber, a legal firm, access to Wrede Prescott’s wealth and trade secrets.
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Erin and Finn are already aware of the company’s name because Jeffrey works there. He is responsible for the case to maintain the dam’s functionality. He is also a Prescott, which clarifies a lot, though. In the muddled flow of the plot, the coin-dropping revelation by Jeffrey that he not only heads the investigation keeping the Prescott dam up but also that he and his family are decedents of the evil guy who built it loses its impact. The inhabitants of the lake sought vengeance on Jake since he was Prescott’s blood. Finn is also at risk as a result of this. The lights go out, and all the bodies that Wrede’s greed left at the bottom of the lake rise to the surface and start marching towards the lake home.
By the film’s conclusion, the lake’s numerous dead bodies are wandering the landscape and dragging Jeffrey (Sears) into the water to perish. The moment, in which the zombies attack the witch academy. Jeffrey’s wife makes an effort to come up with one, claiming Jake’s death was all a ruse to draw Jeffrey close by, but it falls short.
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