“American Horror Story: Coven” returns on Jan. 8 after a brief holiday break with the highly-anticipated new episode, “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks,” with a must-see appearance from the acclaimed singer playing herself. According to a Jan. 3 “Eonline” report, Fiona (Jessica Lange) brings Stevie Nicks to her uber-obsessed fan Misty Day (Lily Rabe) as “a way to test her.” And, they are going to sing – talk about some musical magic … How sweet is that?
Misty’s love for all things Stevie has been a really fun part of an AHS season that definitely has a lighter tone than last year’s heavily nominated installment “Asylum.” Being a horror series, though, “Coven” certainly hasn’t failed to deliver the fright.
There are so many questions bubbling within the cauldron after the sizzling winter finale episode, “Head.” Like: Who is Kyle (Evan Peters) going to choose, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) or Madison (Emma Roberts)? Will Fiona and Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) be able to co-exist and protect the coven? Or, will The Corporation take more lives?
With only four episodes remaining in what has been the most popular season of the groundbreaking series yet, the biggest mystery is: Who is the next Supreme?
The strongest candidates appear to be Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) after her zombie-slaying fest unearthed some pretty potent power, and Misty, simply because she survived the stake and has the unique power to bring dead creatures (and humans!) back to life.
We certainly can’t rule out Fiona’s daughter, Cordelia (Sarah Paulson), who has obviously proven her propensity to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’!
Speaking of resilience, will Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) actually be dead after shooting herself to kill Hank (Josh Hamilton)?
The plot summary posted on “The Futon Critic” for the penultimate episode “Go to Hell” (which airs on Jan. 22) states:
“Cordelia's latest vision puts the Coven's future in question. With the end of Fiona's reign approaching, the girls manifest powerful new gifts. Queenie's search for Marie Laveau leads her to Hell and back.”
So, Queenie must exist in some capacity. We just don’t know if it’s in her physical body. In fact, a trip to Hell would seem to imply she’s in some sort of spiritual form if she literally goes to Hell.
The season finale seems aptly titled “The Seven Wonders.” The final and 13th “American Horror Story: Coven” episode airs on Jan. 29 and the extremely brief summary on “Futon Critic” simply says:
“A new Supreme rises.”
Alas, we won’t learn the identity of the next coven Supreme until the bitter end. But, if a new Supreme is rising, it seems like the coven will survive to embrace a new leader. Which members make it to welcome her and which members don’t remains to be seen.
“American Horror Story: Coven” returns on Jan. 8 at 10 pm ET on FX.