Before Freak Showeven premiered, Jessica Lange announced that this would be her final season of American Horror Story and the universe cried enough tears to drown Noah's ark.

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However, creator Ryan Murphy has been quite open about trying to get the Oscar-winner back for a fifth season. Meaning, there is still a small shred of hope Lange might return - a hope we will desperately cling to until Bloody Face pries her from our cold dead fingers and turns us into lamps. Because do we want to live in a world where there's an American Horror Story without Lange? Not one bit. And here are 22 reasons why:

1. She can wither your soul with just one look.


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2. She drops major truth bombs.


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3. Her bitchy one-liners.


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4. Seriously. Those one-liners.


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5. She's a master prankster.


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6. No one has meltdowns like her.


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7. She drives a hard bargain.


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8. You can't clip her wings.


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9. She doesn't make idle threats.


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10. So you really don't wanna mess with her.


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11. Her surprise face.


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12. The fashion!


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13. The style!


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14. THE GLAMOUR!

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15. Because reading is fundamental.


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11. And humility is for common folk.


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17. And tact is for the weak.


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18. Because sometimes you need to get physical.


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19. 'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play.


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20. And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.


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21. But she's just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.


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