Welcome back scurrdy cats. Here I am re-chained to Tamara’s radiator, but this time I’m closer to the window and waving hello to you all. At least I have some heat since its cold down here and my iPod so that I can listen to some Fleetwood Mac in anticipation for episode 10, “The Magical Delights Of Stevie Nicks.”
For a refresher of where we left off, check out my last recap before the break here. It’s okay, I’ll wait.
I am sure everyone is eager as I am to get back to AHS: Coven to see who did and did NOT survive the cliffhanger massacre at Cornrow City. As a balding white man, I lament that this may be the last time I ever use the words Cornrow City Hair Salon again. Dead is indeed DEAD for Hank & Luke. #Sorry. But I’m not so sure about Queenie’s fate. I’ve read spoilers, and Queenie will be in upcoming episodes, but I don’t know if she is human, a spirit, or a brainless zombie witch. She did shoot her brains out last time we saw, and it would be poetic irony for Delphine’s racist HEAD to end up magically attached to a black woman’s body. That is my insanely crazy speculation, but either way Delphine’s head will for sure be attached to a body soon, and she will be trouble for the Coven. I can’t wait to see how the writers handle this.
Knock Knock. Who’s there? Open the damn door witcchhh bitcchhh because Marie Laveau has moved into the Academy. Does she bring her voodoo menagerie of snakes & chickens with her? Does she drag along Delphine’s body or head? After the slaughter at her salon, Marie is taking refuge with Fiona and is ready to join forces with her and the Coven to fight the witch hunting Corporation. YAY this means more sassy scenes with Jessica & Angela. It will give us LIFE to watch them tear it up together because in these last 4 episodes the Salem & Voodoo witches are on the same side, but will clash because of their different approaches. Marie spills all her hot tea and confesses to hiring Hank to kill all their white asses and Cordelia is horrified. Fiona is more pissed at her own daughter than Marie for marrying him and letting him turn her against her own mother. After learning that Hank’s father is the head of The Corporation, they cast a spell to make his corporation lose money. Hit “The Man” where it hurts. I sense some sort of allegory here against big business.
We get more back story on Marie and learn about her secret for eternal youth. She has sold her soul to her dark master Papa Legba, and the Devil is ready to collect the annual dues but what is the price for her beauty & immortality? Papa Legba really is part of the supernatural world of voodoo spiritual culture. According to Wikipedia, Papa Legba is a spiritual intermediary between humans and the spiritual Gods. He is always the first and last spirit invoked in any ceremony, because his permission is needed for any communication between mortals and the Gods. He opens and closes the doorway. Another fictional use of a real figure is woven into AHS to give some authenticity to the voodoo story lines. Papa Legba will be played “Fringe” alum actor Lance Reddick, but there is no way you would recognize him because of the makeup effects, and he is truly the scariest looking character so far this season…. Fiona is getting sicker, and since they are almost besties now she asks Marie for the secret of her eternal youth, and Marie tells her the terrible price. Then later on Fiona & Marie make a terrible deal that results in a shocking unexpected betrayal. I have a feeling that one of the witches will be in danger. But who?
The Axeman and his magic ghost dick are around, and Fiona gives him a proposition that results in her finding out a startling truth about herself. Oh my God, Is he going to tell her that he helped her become the Supreme? That is something we have speculated about in our discussions. We’ll find out soon if that is the case.
Also Nan is grieving over Luke, and her powers are growing, and she does confront Joan about Luke’s death. I am shocked that he was killed off. He had maybe 20 lines & even more dumb looks the entire show, but his ass got whooped a lot by zombies, his mother, and a witch hunter. I am somewhat disappointed in his story line, but maybe his death is the catalyst to fire Nan up. And when are we going to get a back story on Nan?
Since episode 2 we all have been fan freaking out over Stevie Nicks who has been the most popular, but unseen, AHS character so far this season. Sorry Fiona & Marie. This series has been dominated by female powerhouse actors & characters, and the diva factor just got TURNED UP thanks to the iconic legendary White Witch herself. Stevie Nicks’ music, style, vibe, and essence have been brilliantly written into AHS…and THANK YOU Stevie for agreeing to be the spiritual inspiration to the swamp witch necromancer Misty Day. Bow down witches, grab your shawl and get ready for some singing and twirling. What song/songs will she sing? #Dreams please. Is it wrong that I labeled all my Fleetwood Mac as Stevie Nicks on my iPod?
Stevie will be playing a fictionalized version of herself where Fiona is using her to out Misty as the next Supreme even though she is uninterested in the position. All the girls are enraptured by Stevie, except Madison, who is upset that Misty may be the new Supreme-apparent. Driven by jealousy, Madison goes to extreme lengths. Knowing how impulsive & dangerous Madison is, I hope Misty doesn’t have to use resurgence powers on herself again.
Since I spoiled a few things, you can cuss me out below; and let’s start the discussion now and do come back during and after the show with all of your thoughts & comments. You can stalk me on twitter @Urethra_F
American Horror Story: Coven airs on Wed, January 8, at 10 EST.