“American Horror Story: Coven” is hurtling towards its explosive finale, with Fiona and Marie Laveau finally joining forces in the wake of Hank’s massacre. We don’t doubt they’ll be enough to stop the witch hunters, but will they be enough to stop the next Supreme?
The New Truce
After her salon was shot up, Marie comes to Fiona seeking an actual truce, which Fiona is more than happy to strike. Why? Because all Fiona really wants is Marie’s secret to eternal youth and beauty.
At times, it has seemed as though Fiona was actually concerned about the welfare of the coven, but she’s not. By episode’s end, she’s ready to “kill them all” in order to stop the new Supreme from rising and herself from dying as a consequence.
Along the way, Nan is the latest sacrifice this season. Marie informs Fiona about her deal with Papa Legba (guest star Lance Reddick), a voodoo spirit, in which every year she sacrifices an innocent soul (read: baby) to Legba in exchange for her eternal life. Oh, and the first baby she sacrificed was her own. When she realized that was what Legba wanted, Maria tried to call off the deal, but deals with the devil are not so easily broken and he took her baby.
Marie now resorts to stealing other people’s babies for her yearly sacrifice, and when Nan tries to stop her this year, Fiona and Marie drown Nan in the tub, reasoning that Nan can be the innocent soul sacrificed to Legba this time around.
It seems to satisfy him, though Legba warns Marie and Fiona that together they are nothing but trouble (tell us something we don’t know, Legba). He leads Nan away into the afterlife, despite the fact that she’s not exactly innocent after having killed Luke’s mom, Joan, as revenge for Joan smothering Luke with a pillow and then having him cremated (hence he cannot be brought back to life).
Fiona, who could not strike her own deal with Legba because she has no soul to give him (ha!), vows to kill all the young witches in order to get what she wants.
In an effort to see if Misty is the real Supreme, Fiona has brought in Stevie Nicks to charm and beguile Misty. It totally works, of course, because Misty is obsessed with “the white witch.” But the one thing stopping Misty from realizing her true nature comes in the form of Madison Montgomery, who is green with envy at Misty’s powers and also convinced that she herself is the actual Supreme.
Good ol’ Maddie lures Misty to a graveyard and bashes her on the head with a brick, then has her buried in place of a nice man whom Madison has resurrected and just sent shambling around town. Will Stevie come to her rescue? We do know Nicks is appearing in one more episode.
The Witch Hunters
Fiona is beyond furious with Cordelia for bring her “viper” of a husband into their sacred space and wastes no time slapping the snot out of her. Mother of the year, that one. Cordelia, feeling guilty about Hank and also stripped of her power of “sight” now that her actual sight is back, decides she’s completely useless as a witch and has a nice little fit, smashing up her greenhouse and screaming at Myrtle.
Meanwhile, Delphi Trust is overrun by FBI agents (courtesy of Fiona, of course) and their stock begins to plummet. Hank’s father and his man-at-arms know they have to do something. Are they on their way to New Orleans?
Thoughts & Tidbits
- It’s awesome the show gave Nicks two whole performances. “Rhiannon” is, of course, all witchy and amazing, but her second song, “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You,” was beautiful, especially with Fiona crying over her very lonely life.
- Myrtle plays the theremin. Because of course she does.
- FrankenKyle’s absence was conspicuous. When we last left him, Fiona had trained him to be the witches’ guard dog. Are we to assume he’s chained up in the backyard?
- Nan, we hardly knew ye. But farewell, you were a lot of fun on the show this season.
- We can’t say we’re sad to see either Ramsey go. What a weird, rather pointless subplot. Patti Lupone is awesome, but she served no purpose on “AHS” this season.
- Lance Reddick, on the other hand, has not completed his role as Papa Legba with this episode, so we can’t wait to see what else the show has in store for the voodoo spirit.
Marie: “I’m afraid to show you my weakness. … I feel like I been alone for so long, it’s a relief to find an equal, even if that person come in the guise of an enemy. We have so much to talk about.”
Madison: “I’m a huge Eminem fan, when’s he get here?”
Fiona: “Marshall? You’re not his type.”
Madison: “Stevie gave you the shawl, Fiona gave you Stevie, making you feel like supremely hot s***, when the fact is now you owe them both.”
What did you think of “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks”? Which witch do you think will rise up against Fiona and Marie?