Another week, another trip to the fucked up world of American Horror Story. The latest episode pushed the boundaries and definitely took as further into just how sick the things can get. Incest, bestiality, jar with jizz, animal sacrifice. Fun!
We open with Fiona being restless and getting up to have a drink. We then see the flashback to 1971 when Fiona was a young girl attending the Academy. She kills the supreme by slitting her throat and becomes the new one. This is yet another murder we see Fiona commit. The mute butler, Spalding, witnesses the act and just stands there, clearly willing to help Fiona
Back in present day, the Academy has new neighbors. It's a deeply religious woman (Patti Lupone) and her son. Nan and Madison come over to say hello - Nan brings cake, Madison brings slutiness. The guy is clearly interested in Nan and ignores Madison. His mother yells at the girls and on their way back Madison throws a knife next to her head and sets curtains on fire.
The woman comes over to the Academy to complain about the girls to Fiona who clearly doesn't give a shit until she hears about the fire. In the flashback we find out that the Supreme possesses several gifts and when Fiona hears that Madison not only moves things but can ignite them as well, she starts suspecting that she is the new Supreme.
In this season's romance arc, Zoe visits Kyle's mother to tell her how sorry she is about his death. His mother is clearly a suicidal mess and a white trash junkie but Zoe still feels bad for her.
Meanwhile, over at weirdo swamp, Misty is taking care of Kyle, lying next to him on a bed and singing. Zoe comes over and takes Kyle with her and Misty goes into psychotic rage, clearly not wanting to be on her own. Then she starts dancing and spinning to the music. Yeah, nothing good will come from that.
I really want to like Zoe but I'm suspecting she is a little bit retarded. After she decides it's a great idea to have a meltdown in front of the cops, bring back a guy whom she knew for 5 minutes from the dead and leave him with bizarre chick in the swamps she figures - hey, let' s bring him to his junkie mother.
So Zoe brings Kyle there and there the creepshow starts. Mommy starts kissing him and touching his junk. Yes, incest. Are we in Westeros?
Several scenes later Zoe gets a call from the freaked out mom and comes over but Kyle has already bashed her face in and killed her. Gee, who would have thought this can go wrong?
Meanwhile, Cordelia is still trying to get pregnant in the season's most boring storyline. Her doctor informs her that it can't be done so Cordelia figures the only thing that is left for her to do is the other kind of magic. She goes to see Marie Laveau in her hair salon - get this - Conrow City.
Bassett is the absolute sensation this season. Jessica Lange is leaving the show after season 4 and I really think Murphy should throw money at Bassett because she would be able to carry this thing. She showed up for maybe 5 minutes and it was incredible. She was sitting on her throne, all badass, playing solitaire on her ipad.
Cordelia wants her to perform fertility ritual. After teasing her a little Laveau starts laughing telling Cordelia that since she is the daughter of her enemy, she won't do the ritual.
Even so, she went into detail of what the ritual would entail and we got to see that. Cordelia in the middle of the weird ceremony, wearing red dress. Jar of sperm. Poor goat. Goat's blood. You get the picture.
I kinda have a problem with the whole sworn enemy thing - Does Laveau know Fiona let LaLaurie out? Fiona didn't state it, yet Laveau sent the Minotaur to search for her. I think Murphy should spend a little less time giving spoilers in interviews and a little more thinking over exactly who knows what in this show.
Ah, yes. Madame LaLaurie had really shitty time in this episode. First she is watching TV and she realizes a black guy is president. Then Fiona orders her to be the new maid. Then she is forced to serve Queenie. And then things get even worse.
At one point LaLaurie and Queenie are alone when suddenly Delphine hears something. She goes to the window and yes, there it is. The Minotaur or as she calls him "her house boy". Queenie tells her to hide, gets some of Delphine's blood on the cloth and goes out.
And then things got super weird. I mean even for American Horror Story standards that was some weird shit, yo. Queenie lures the Minotaur to the secluded place and starts saying stuff like 'we're special' and then she starts masturbating. Assuming her Voodoo doll power extents to stuff like that it apparently worked on The Minotaur and he grabbed her. Seeing how she has something stuck in her va-jay-jay in next episode's promo I'm gonna go ahead and say it was a bad idea. You can't unsee this shit. I was expecting for Mo'nique to appear and start throwing TV sets any moment there.
Meanwhile, Madison and Fiona are bonding. Fiona takes her to lunch and then to the bar where they both play pool. I really enjoyed those scenes as Madison is a lot like young Fiona and these two don't mess around so it's nicer to have such lively characters on screen than half-dead Cordelia (Paulson is so bad this season, what a step down).
Anyways, Fiona and Madison get back home. Fiona starts explaining to Madison how she believes she is the new Supreme and how she is gaining power, which in effect is killing Fiona. Fiona takes out the blade she used to kill the old Supreme and tells Madison to kill her. In the middle of the fight Fiona goes psycho and slits Madison's throat, killing her.
Spalding appears again - with a smile on his face, like a deranged fanboy and hands Fiona a tissue to wipe her hands. Larry from season 1 would be proud. Fiona explains to him that the coven doesn't need a new Supreme - just a new rug, seeing how Madison's blood stained it.
Obviously they will bring Madison back somehow. Judging from the next week preview and the way Spalding is touching the rug with Madison's body in it I assume some more sick, sexual shit is going to happen. Also so far it looks Nan may be the new Supreme, seeing how the guy was taken with her and she says guys find her hot.
Murphy said next week's episode has one of the toughest scenes Paulson had to shoot so I'm wondering what is going to happen there. Next week's episode is also part one of Halloween episodes, which we get every year.