Here we are again, with me starting to fall for another character I really shouldn't love. This time it's American Horror Story's Tate.
*WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD*
Yes, yes, I know, he's dead, and perhaps more importantly he wordlessly
mass murdered a bunch of his classmates before becoming so, but bare
with me on this. Despite all that he has managed, at least for now, to
weasel his way into my heart.
Sure he started off as a creepy psych patient of her father's, but deep
wasn't that what Violet wanted? Some as fucked up as she was, to
Aside from being dead and the whole mass murdering thing, Tate is a
pretty awesome boyfriend for Violet. First off he is ALWAYS there for
her. Both emotionally and as her protector. He's a sounding board for
her to complain about bullies, her parents, really anything that is
bothering her. As Ben and Vivian pretty much raise her with a slightly
concerned neglect, and having uprooted her from her life and moved her
cross country, Tate, at first was exactly what she so desperately needed,
a friend. When Violet started to become terrified by the ghostly
visions she was having, Tate appeared and told her how to handle them.
Every time Violet has been in harms way, Tate has come through to rescue
her. From the very beginning, he helped her put a stop to the bully
tormenting her at school. During the first home invasion, it was Tate
who appeared to Violet, and told her how to get rid of the intruders,
who practically chopped that crazy bitch in half who threatened Violet's
life. When the victims of his massacre surfaced on Halloween and
threatened his beloved he took off leading them away from her. More
importantly, when Violet attempted to O.D. on sleeping pills, he dragged
her to the bathroom, pulled her into the tub, turned the water on her,
and forced her to throw up. The whole time he is clutching her, begging
her to hold on and all and all doing everything in his power to revive
What really won me over to the Tate side though was his tearful
confession of love to Violet. Telling her he's never felt this way about
anyone, but if she wants him to leave her alone he will, because her
happiness means more to him then his own feelings.
He just looked so lost and broken, if Tate is playing it's a damn good one.
I'm sure we are in for tons more twists and turns and who knows, in two
weeks I may despise him, still, for now, I find myself feeling sorry for
Tate, wanting him to get his happy ending.