TV Review: American Horror Story: Coven, “Fearful Pranks Ensue”

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 Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/FX
Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/FX

Last week’s episode of American Horror Story: Coven was so intense that I wasn’t sure that this week’s episode, “Fearful Pranks Ensue” could top it. Once again, they have left me speechless. Each episode is adding fuel to the inevitable fire that we are sitting in waiting for, week after week. With the gradual progression of the story and the way things just seem to get worse when you think it isn’t possible for it to be so, there is no doubt in my mind that we are in for a storm we couldn’t possibly prepare for.

This week we get a bigger taste of Marie Leveau’s (Angela Bassett) voodoo powers but we haven’t nearly seen all of the cards up her sleeve. What we do see is Fiona’s (Jessica Lange) ability to counteract Leveau’s magic. After all, she is Supreme.

Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) is still dealing with the consequence of Kyle’s (Evan Peters) return from the dead. As life gets worse for him, Zoe needs to figure out how to rectify the situation.

Nan (Jamie Brewer) has discovered that Madison (Emma Roberts) is gone as she can no longer hear her thoughts. The council arrives to investigate and we get an inside look at why Fiona is so unpopular with them.
Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) is still facing the wrath of Leveau while trying to wrap her head around her feelings about Queenie saving her life.

 Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/FX
Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/FX

Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) is in healing after her attack by the Minotaur. Fiona sends Leveau a warning, starting a war that is putting everyone in the cross hairs.

We finally get to see why Spaulding (Denis O’Hare) is always there to clean up after Fiona and why he never utters a single word. It also becomes apparent that there is more to him than we could possibly understand.

As I said before, we cannot possibly begin to prepare for what is in store this season. American Horror Story: Coven continues to astound and is on its way to potentially become to best season so far. I won’t award it that title yet as there are still several episodes to go; however, with the way things are progressing, I wouldn’t say I am too far off.

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