American Horror Story: Coven – Season 3, Episode 1: “Bitchcraft”

AHS: Coven: Bitchcraft

Anybody who has watched the show over the last two seasons knows how great Jessica Lange is.  The opening minutes of this episode proved that Kathy Bates is going to give her a run for her money.  Just sitting in front of the mirror, painting her face with blood, she gave an awesome performance, her face ever so slightly twitching.  If everything else about this season sucked, it would be worth watching to see these two together.

I know I can’t be the only one disturbed by the gang rape scene. I know this show pushes the boundaries of television shows, but that might have been a bridge too far.  I know Madison is not a nice person, but no one deserves that.  At least there was poetic justice for the ring leader.  What better punishment than being raped to death?

Is Misty Day dead, dead?  There was an episode of Amazing Stories called “Life on Death Row” with Patrick Swayze.  His character tried to escape and got struck by lightning.  After, he could heal people.  They tried to get a stay but he was executed anyway.  On his way to the morgue, a guard accidentally touched him and there was a spark.  He went around and got other people to touch him and the convict came back to life.  If Misty has the power to raise the dead, could she come back?  I find it hard to believe Lily Rabe was around just for that episode.

So far, it looks like most of the witches are bad.  Cordelia seems good but she’s trying so hard to keep her powers under control.  Fiona, Madison and Madame LaLaurie are all definitely evil.  Zoe and Marie Laveau seem good but did bad things (for good reasons).  We don’t really know enough about Nan and Queenie yet.  My question is, are these witches just inherently bad or does the power corrupt them?

What did Fiona expect to find when she dug up Madam LaLaurie?  She didn’t seem surprised to find her alive.  Does that mean that Nan’s power is only confined to the living and she can’t communicate with the dead?  I assume the potion that Marie Laveau gave to Madam LaLaurie was some type of sleeping death but wouldn’t she have starved to death or suffocated eventually?

Looks like from the preview, there is going to be a Frankenstein type plot this year too.

I can’t wait to see what happens next.  The show isn’t spooky enough…yet.  I noticed some pretty big names are listed as guest stars and not series regulars.  That probably means more deaths soon.

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and FX

Favorite Lines:

  • “When are you going to die and stop ruining my life?” — Cordelia
  • “C’mon, Mary Todd Lincoln.” — Fiona



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