Could This Be the Last of Kathy Bates on 'American Horror Story'?
Kathy Bates as Delphine, Jamie Brewer as Nan, and Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie in "American Horror Story: Coven"
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers.
It seems as if everyone at the New Orleans coven hit a breaking point (murder, betrayal, more murder) in this week's episode of "American Horror Story: Coven," titled "The Dead." It's hard to imagine things getting even more insane, but after the deaths of both Spalding and Delphine (or so it's assumed), a really weird undead threesome, major Axeman daddy issues, and Queenie crossing over to Laveau's voodoo haven, everyone is left with some major post-traumatic coven issues. Viewers included.
Are the witches going to rally against Fiona and put an end to her Supreme reign? Are Spalding and Delphine really dead? Will Queenie's crossover make her the coven's next big threat? And please, can the Axeman just go away already? Here are this week's top shockers.
The episode starts with a flashback to a very fratty Kyle in a tattoo shop with his buddies, who are getting inked. As he talks about his dreams of being an engineer and preventing the next Katrina disaster with a better levee system (swoon), we see an ambitious and optimistic side of Kyle, who says, "I've got one life and I'm not wasting it."
We soon see present-day Kyle as Frankenstein, pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle from his friends' body parts, their fresh Chinese and shamrock tattoos visible on his limbs. Horrified, he tries to kill himself, only to be consoled, or rather seduced, by fellow formerly dead comrade Madison. More on that later…
Wrath of Cordelia
Madison saves Cordelia from tumbling down the stairs, and with a vision-triggering touch of her arm, Cordelia confirms that Fiona was the one who murdered Madison. Cordelia realizes that Madison was likely targeted by Fiona due to her developing powers, and she asserts that Fiona certainly won't hesitate to slit the throat of the next potential Supreme. And of course, this means Zoe's life is in danger. Cordelia swears to kill her mother and warns Zoe that she's at risk of Fiona's wrath.