Last week's Boy Parts (Episode 3.2) of "American Horror Story: Coven" saw Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) and Madison (Emma Roberts) stitch together and resurrect Kyle (Evan Peters) from the dead, Frankenstein style. Madison's magic alone didn't do the trick, but after she leaves, Zoe kisses him and, moments later, he's revitalized, Sleeping Beauty style. He kills the mortician who returned in the interim.
Misty Day (Lily Rabe), alive and well after being burned at the stake in the Episode 3.1, was evidently able to utilize her own life-giving powers. She kills two alligator trappers. Later, summoned unknowingly by Zoe, they transport Kyle to Misty's swamp cabin. She tells Zoe she didn't know there were others with powers like hers. She modeled herself after the white witch Stevie Nicks, who she seemingly listens to incessantly. She agrees to treat Kyle's wounds using herbal medicines, with amazing results.
Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) also wishes to give life - to a baby - but alas, she and her husband Hank (Josh Hamilton) find out her fertility treatments haven't worked. After Hank urges her to use magic, they have ritualistic relations inside a burning circle. In last night's The Replacements (Episode 3.3), Cordelia learns the magical approach also failed and visits Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett). Fiona (Jessica Lange) recently also visited Laveau and left on bad terms, so Laveau refuses to help Cordelia.
Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) tells Fiona she was never dead, that Laveau gave her eternal life, then killed her family and buried her alive, where she'd spent 180 years until Fiona dug her up. Fiona relegates Delphine to maid duty at the school. When Delphine refuses to serve Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), Fiona forces her to act as Queenie's personal slave, or it's back in the box.
Later, Delphine sees Bastien (Ameer Baraka) outside, her former houseboy and Laveau's boyfriend whom Delphine had fashioned into a minotaur. He's still alive and still has the minotaur head. Apparently, Laveau sent him. Queenie says she'll handle the situation, but it appears Bastien gets the best of her.
Zoe visits Kyle's mother (Mare Winningham) and decides she's the only person who can bring Kyle back to himself. She retrieves Kyle from Misty's cabin, much to lonely Misty's dismay, and delivers him to his mother. Little does Zoe know, Kyle's mom has been sexually molesting him, but the new Franken-Kyle isn't going to take any more and bashes her skull. Zoe returns to find the dire results.
Bible thumping Joan Ramsey (Patti LuPone) and her son Luke (Alexander Dreymon) move in next door to the school. Luke seems more interested in the cake Nan (Jamie Brewer) brings than in Madison's sexual advances. Joan orders them to leave, but, on the way out, Madison's powers ignite the curtains.
Flashbacks show Fiona shortened the reign of the former Supreme by slashing her throat. She tells Madison she has cancer and is becoming weaker as Madison, destined to be the next Supreme, becomes stronger. Fiona dismisses the idea of chemotherapy and begs Madison to slash her throat and end it all. A struggle ensues, and Fiona ends up instead slashing Madison's throat. As when Fiona killed the former Supreme, Spalding (Denis O'Hare) appears to clean up the mess and bury the body.
Evidently, there's to be no Zoe-Kyle-Madison love triangle as some had speculated. And no Madison giving Fiona a run for her money. Madison's death certifies "AHS" as the most unpredictable of shows. So sad to lose, so early in the season, a character with so much wicked power potential. Roberts really nailed the role. Alas, such is life for "AHS" fans, where death rules.
Misty shows signs of being a bit unhinged. Besides Cordelia and Nan, as the life-giving witch, she seems least likely to inflict harm. Then again, she killed the alligator trappers without a second thought and appeared very pissed off when Zoe dragged Kyle away from her. The jury's still out on her.
And poor Evan Peters, horrendous killer Tate in Murder House (season one), then suspected killer, but really the season's hero in Asylum, has now gone, unwittingly, from nice guy/incest victim to Franken-killer in Coven. Zoe won't have Madison's help any more. Will she be able to quell his murderous impulses?
Deaths in Episode 3.1 totaled an astounding 12 (click here for the rundown), although 3 either weren't really dead or have since been resurrected - Bastien, Misty and Kyle. Since it seemed all 3 were dead (Kyle most definitely was), they all still count. Since then, the death rate slowed a bit, but in the world of "AHS," never fully comes to a stop. Episode 3.2 produced 3 deaths (2 alligator poachers and 1 mortician) and Episode 3.3 - 2 deaths (Kyle's mom and Madison), bringing the total to 17. Queenie may be dead, but it's highly doubtful. Maybe Laveau has captured her and will bring her over to Team Voodoo?
Who'll be next to meet a gruesome and untimely end? Watch next Wednesday's Halloween episode, Fearful Pranks Ensue, to find out. Click here to watch the trailer. Myrtle (Frances Conroy) will be back. With Queenie likely gone and Madison dead, Miss Robichaux's school is down to 2 students - Zoe and Nan. Will there be more? One thing is sure: Bank on the show's most intriguing character, Laveau, bringing some kind of terror down upon Team Salem.