Last week, we (and many other Sophie-like American Horror Story viewers) predicted Lee would be the holdout among the group, the only character with enough of a story arc to deserve a payoff in the finale. Murphy was one step ahead of us, turning her character into a swinging pendulum of dead/not dead. Her first "demise" comes as Audrey and Monet discover her confessional tape. Maybe this is it for Lee. She did kill her husband, after all. The Witch has other plans. One pig heart later, Lee is a servant of the supernatural, hunting down Sophie and the kids as a ramp-up to her real targets.
We see Lee compromised a second time. After hurling Monet over the rails, Lee turns her attention to Audrey, who stakes her through the chest without hesitation. The beauty of Roanoke's found-footage format is that no one dies ceremoniously. In "Chapter 8," Dominic died in a close-up shaking in and out of frame. The mayhem was pixelated enough that you could theorize he was alive. The blurred reality gave us plenty of reason to think Audrey was the survivor. Unfortunately, she only makes it so far. Just as she reaches the Witch's cellar, Lee bolts in from behind, slicing her arm and pushing her to the floor. We have a victor!