This review contains SPOILERS from both this week and last week’s episodes.
Those who watched last week know that Lily Rabe’s character, Misty, was set on fire for being a witch by a group of religious fanatics. Madison (Emma Roberts) was raped by a fraternity boy but was rescued by Kyle (Evan Peters). She then used her telekinetic powers to flip the bus the frat boys were escaping in, killing them all, including Kyle, except two. One of the remaining boys, the rapist, was then killed by Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) with her power to literally screw him to death. The episode then ended with Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) digging up Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) who looks exactly like she did over 180 years ago.
This week, Madison and Zoe hit the morgue to steal Kyle’s body. Madison has come upon a resurrection spell and since Zoe killed the guy who raped her, Madison feels the need to pay her back. Being that the entire fraternity rests in pieces in the morgue, they decide to take the best parts of each guy to build Zoe the perfect boyfriend.
Fiona has LaLaurie tied up in her bedroom in an attempt to find her secret to eternal life. LaLaurie reveals that she was tricked into drinking a potion by the voodoo priestess Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) and was then buried alive. Fiona then finds out that LaLaurie isn’t the only one who is immortal, as Laveau herself is still alive.
Misty Day has the power of resurgence, meaning that she has the ability to rise again, renewed. This is very appropriate as she is all about nature. She is drawn to the morgue by the power of Zoe, revealing that she is not dead but seems a little unhinged.
We learn a bit more about the other characters. Queenie is related to Tituba, the house slave accused of witchcraft during the witch trials. Nan has the power to read thoughts through walls, floors and doors. Cordelia and her husband were attempting to have a child by using magic. There has been no sign of her husband anywhere besides the flashback, so it probably didn’t end well but we just don’t know.
This censors let them get away with quite a lot this week. Kathy Bates drops the “N word.” Sara Paulson is engaged in a pretty graphic sex scene and they show some nasty dismembered bodies in the quality of Dexter season one Ice Truck Killer bodies. That was Showtime. This is FX.
As usual, Jessica Lange is outstanding. She has basically played the same character in every season but she plays a funny, inappropriate bitch so well you don’t even care. Her character is just so easy to love.
I enjoyed learning how Queenie came to be at the school. She will prove to be a much more important character, I’m sure of it.
Angela Bassett doesn’t look a day older than she did 15 years ago, when I last saw her in anything. I would completely believe she was immortal.
I am creeped out by Lily Rabe. I don’t know if it’s remnants of last season lingering in my brain or if her character just rubs me the wrong way but I don’t feel like we should trust her.
I am already obsessed with this season. I can’t wait to see everyone’s powers evolve and in what situations those powers will come to fruition. They are giving me just enough to feel fulfilled but just little enough to keep me salivating for a week. I can’t wait to see what they throw at me next week.