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Everything That Happened In 'American Horror Story: 1984' Episode 2: 'Mr. Jingles'  

Jacob Bryant
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The second episode of American Horror Story: 1984 ramped up the intrigue on the mysterious hiker the counselors hit in the premiere episode. There's a lot more to him than meets the eye, including a history with camp leader Margaret.

Camp Redwood also welcomes its second killer into the mix when the Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez - who targeted Brooke earlier in the summer - also arrives to finish the job he started.

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Brooke Flashes Back To Her Bloody Wedding
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After the counselors hear about the gas-station slaying - which took place at the same station they stopped at on the way to camp - and Margaret kicks the boys out of the girls' cabin, Brooke and Montana talk about the Night Stalker.

After discussing Brooke's frightening experience, Brooke tells Montana about her past: She was going to get married the previous summer, but her jealous fiance announced at the altar that his best man slept with her the night before the wedding. Although she denied his claims, her fiance pulled out a side piece and took out his best man, Brooke's father, and then himself.

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Margaret Finds The Hiker
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Margaret finds the hiker, named Jonas, on the side of the road. He's confused about how she's there and why she looks different from his memories. Jonas said he thought she had perished, and Margaret says she thinks he might be a ghost.

He thinks it's still 1970 and remembers seeing a bloodied Margaret on the night of the Mr. Jingles's visit. Instead of trying to get help, he ran and was hit by Mr. Jingles in a truck. The slasher then did what he does best, and in 1984, Jonas begins to accept that he might be a spirit.

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The Counselors Are Besieged
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After splitting into two groups - with Brooke, Rita, Chet, and Ray in one and Trevor, Montanta, and Xavier in the other - in order to find two vehicles to get them off the campgrounds, both groups run into speed bumps almost immediately.

Xavier breaks down and admits that Blake's slaying is his fault, since Blake came to Camp Redwood looking for him. Meanwhile, Brooke is convinced everything is her fault, because according to her, "anyone who gets close to me gets hurt."

The episode ends with someone - or something - banging on the doors to each group's respective buildings, leaving them no way out. Since both Ramirez and Mr. Jingles are loose on the grounds, this ending seems about par for the course.

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Brooke Sees The Night Stalker
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While getting some air after Montana tries to kiss her, Brooke comes across Richard Ramirez - the serial killer who almost offed her earlier in the summer. She runs away and comes across the hitchhiker the group hit when they first came to camp. As she runs past, Ramirez eliminates the hitchhiker, despite his protest: "I don't die here."

Mysteriously, the hitchhiker survives, but Ramirez ends him again. He takes the man's ID, which says the hiker was a counselor at Camp Redwood in 1970. When he glances away from the ID, the hiker's body is gone.

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