Episode 4 of American Horror Story:Coven was wonderfully kick-ass, and the episode ended basically where it began – with Marie Laveau raising the dead to attack the witches at Ms. Robichaux’s School for Exceptional Young Ladies in retaliation for beheading her man-made minotaur boyfriend Bastien. If this sounds outrageously convoluted and over the top – it probably is, but it was such delicious fun to watch Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange and Gabourey Sidibe let loose with the material that many viewers will be inclined to be forgiving.
And the witches council! The witches council! The witches council!! – By now you may have some idea how fabulous I think the witches council is- headed by the incomparable Frances Conroy – she had this Anna Wintour/Edith Head thing going on and was FIERCELY in Ms. Lange’s face with accusations of murder – scrumptious dramatics – y’all 😉
This surprised me somewhat, and part of me wanted it to be crazy-ass hill-billy swamp witch Misty Day. Now THAT would have worked Fiona’s nerves like mad -particularly since she’s not that easy to kill 😉
Episode 4 definitely ramped up the suspense a few notches and will be fun to see where the writers take us next…