By: Urethra Franklin
Warning: SPOILERS below but nothing is as it seems on AHS
Here we are for the AHS: Coven series finale with the anticipated rise & reveal of the new Supreme. Since this is the finale, there are not a lot of spoilers for me to use for a concise pre-cap. I pieced random tidbits of information, and my thoughts are rambling & non-cohesive just like the last several episodes. #Sorry. Ryan Murphy also teased by saying there are clues about this episode at the Golden Globes. I thought WTF, but read on. Plus I did some sleuthing analyzing the press release photos, and by reviewing the promo teaser & the official FX synopsis below:
The time comes for the girls to face the test of the Seven Wonders. The night before, Myrtle serves them one last meal together as equals. It’s time to find the new Supreme, a witch who Cordelia hopes “can lead the way out of an era of strife and chaos, towards repair and rejuvenation.” With the Witch Hunters gone, perhaps they’ll even be able to live in the open. As morning dawns, Madison is feeling vulnerable yet full of steely determination, Queenie struggles to believe she could be the one, Misty is terrified, and a sober Zoe puts on dark lipstick like it’s war paint. The trials begin, and Madison aims snarky barbs at Zoe, followed by more violent intent as the trials go on, while Misty is surprised to find herself giddy at her own successes. But tragedy strikes as the trials go very wrong. Later, as the new Supreme finally rises, she finds herself having to begin her reign by performing a heartbreaking task. And finally, before the Coven can return to strength and prominence, there is one last piece of unfinished business for the new Supreme to attend to.
Stevie Nicks returns, and the entire opening scene is what Ryan Murphy called a Stevie Nicks music video extravagaaaanza! YAY. My only appropriate guess is that she’s going to sing “Seven Wonders” which is also this episodes title. I don’t know if Stevie is in any other scene, but her chances of being Supreme are slim because twirling isn’t enough.
With Myrtle playing dinner hostess again what can go wrong? Just don’t eat the melon balls. I NEED a huge Myrtle twist in my life because she is everything to me, and she did boast that she learned secrets in the flames. I can’t help but feel that she has been pulling strings silently behind the scenes; but we really haven’t seen what she is capable of in terms of powers except for her esoteric gems of whispered hilarity.
Misty, Madison, Zoe and Queenie all have manifested different powers, but we can’t guess the Supreme based on that alone. Madison is the one witch that would use violence against the others to get ahead; and she is likely to use some powers to violently break up Kyle & Zoe. Zoe you are in danger gurrl.
Does one witch or two die during the test of the Seven Wonders? Which witch? Even though she has resurrected herself before, I have a bad feeling for Misty. In the video promo Cordelia is crouched down and her vacant eye holes are CRYING tears. Who would she sob for? Nothing bad better happen to Auntie Myrtle!!
There is a scene at the same gravel yard where Myrtle burned. Does someone else get punished & burned at the stake? Who gets burned? Well I know it’s not Cordelia, Queenie, or Zoe. Madison & Myrtle aren’t in the photos that I saw, but Cordelia has her eyes back. #OMG??!! My guess is that Madison finally pays for her crimes against the witches. I just want another funky Dr. John song to groove to.
Spalding is the wild card as the spirit watcher of the Coven. I have been expecting him to get revenge on Zoe for killing him. And am I the only one that thinks Baby Ceci, his living doll up in the attic, is going to be part of a shocking twist? The only sentence I will write about Kyle is: Bye, I don’t give a fuck.
Remember that Golden Globe teaser? The actresses who play Cordelia, Zoe, & Queenie wore white; and the actresses who play Madison, Misty, & Nan wore black. So I’m assuming symbolically Witches in white live, and Witches in black die. Sara Paulson’s (Cordelia) dress was a multi-layered gown. Maybe each layer represents the Seven Wonders? Also she was wearing a crystal bracelet that resembled the style & pattern of the heirloom necklace that Fiona gave her right before she re-manifested her power of “sight”. I would never analyze what people wear to award shows, but Ryan Murphy pointed in that direction. #FashionPolice
There is more compelling evidence that Cordelia is the Supreme in the fast moving show credits which has always held clues in previous seasons. When Sara Paulson’s name is shown, there is an image of the Santa Muerte also known as the Lady of the Seven Powers. Who says the Supreme has to be the younger generation? Fiona’s mentor Anna Leigh became Supreme when she was 29. Plus there was a dominant mother/daughter story the entire series. Why all the mother/daughter conflict if the writers don’t resolve it with Cordelia being the Supreme?
Queenie also could be the Supreme. She is a uniquely powerful witch with ancestry in both Tribes; and it also makes sense in the context of the racial storylines about equality that flowed throughout the series.
In Cordelia’s vision of the murdered Coven, she saw herself dead with a bullet to the head. Who shoots witches? Have we seen the last of the witch hunters? Only the board members were killed, not the army of assassins. Then at end of her vision Fiona yanked the necklace off of her dead body, so why is it the main assumption that Fiona killed them? Maybe she just discovered the bodies?
Some would theorize that Cordelia’s vision of her mother’s death is a manipulation by Fiona, and that she is still alive; but what about the trail of Fiona’s blood? Her nose did bleed earlier in the episode because I think Myrtle did something sneaky with flowers. I still think that we may see Fiona one last time some way, somehow. Don’t laugh this is AHS & anything could happen. She could come back and KILL all the surviving witches including the new Supreme and regain her powers and remain Supreme. She is the STAR.
Surprisingly I just read on a couple of websites that Glenn Close will appear in this episode. I have done tons of Googling for spoilers, and I have not seen this information posted anywhere, except for websites that cater to the Broadway theater crowd. All of this is confusing so I don’t know if this is really true or not. So you read it here in case it’s one of those BIG unannounced cameo moments. Her character’s name is Ophelia, and that must be an intentional Shakespearean reference like Cordelia’s name. OK now this changes everything; and there is a good chance the show will just flip upside down, shake sideways, and SHOCK us all….Hang on Witches!
Watch American Horror Story:Coven, “The Seven Wonders”, on Wednesday at 10pm EST on FX. Start going crazy in the comments NOW, and I know you all will keep the discussion active all week once my recap is posted. You can stalk me on twitter @Urethra_F .