The intention of this column is to cast a net over some ladies in the horror genre whose evil grooming techniques resulted in flawless skin, great hair, a high-body count and their own inevitable annihilation. A word of advice: don’t try any of these beauty regime at home, kids.
American Horror Story: Coven
I don’t know that Coven was my favorite season of American Horror Story, but it was certainly the best structured season.
In the season finale, we find out who the supreme is.
Queenie summons Legba. She wants him to break the immortality spell that is tied to Delphine and Marie. She reasons that Marie has not been able to keep her end of the contract because Delphine has been torturing her. If Delphine is dead, then Marie can hold up her end of the bargain. Legba actually appreciates this shrewdness.
Queenie is an unexpected guest at Nan’s funeral. She has brought an even more unexpected guest: Delphine. Her head is sewn back onto her body, and Queenie has her on a leash.
Marie and Fiona team up, and Stevie Nicks pays a visit to Misty.
Fiona brings Delphine’s head back to Marie in hopes that she can use it as a bargaining chip. She wants an alliance between the two covens; Marie laughs. Even hearing about the witch hunters doesn’t change her mind.
Fiona is in bad shape. She is in constant pain, can’t keep food down, and her hair is falling out in chunks. Cordelia, meanwhile, is trying to hold the remnants of her coven together. Queenie, now working for Marie Laveau, is dead to her, and she won’t let the others slip through the cracks, especially now that Madison is back. She is preparing for war, both against Marie and her mother.
Two weeks ago, American Horror Story: Coven introduced a new villain into a season filled with villains (or, at best, anti-heroes). The Axeman. Like Delphine Lalaurie and Marie Laveau, the Axeman is based on a real serial killer that haunted New Orleans early in the century.
Zoe doesn’t really know what to do with Kyle. So she comes at him with a gun. Kyle wrests it away from her, but then points it at himself.