AHS Coven Recap: "Go To Hell" Or The One Where Everybody Died.

Besides being the most aptly named episode of American Horror Story so far  – several characters literally went to hell – last night's Go To Hell also finally laid out some of this season’s mechanics, like those infamous Seven Wonders we’ve been hearing so much about. And do we even need to say it? Spoilers ahead. So many spoilers.

Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange
With Fiona (Jessica Lange) and three other characters biting the dust in this episode, things are hitting the fan.

"Every generation needs its leader, the Supreme. No simple test could ever determine the sovereign among us. We rely upon seven,” we learn from a handy witchcraft tutorial. Those seven turn out to be telekinesis, concilium (controlling someone else’s mind), transmutation (transporting oneself to another location), divination (to see the future), vitalum vitalis (to bring a person back from the dead), descensum (to move between life and the afterlife) and pyrokinesis (to control fire with the mind). This means that whoever gets to be the Supreme (Fiona was betting on Queenie in this episode) will have to perform all three during a ceremony in the next and final episode.

Meanwhile, we said goodbye to a total of four characters (all of the good ones, too), as each wound up in their personalized form of hell. With Marie Laveau newly mortal again, it was obviously time for the writers to off her and they did it in the most appropriate way – with Delphine also dying at the hand of Queenie and being forced to spend eternity alongside the voodoo queen. To atone for their sins (and for, you know, selling their souls and all that) the two are trapped in Delphine’s attic of horrors, with Marie being forced to kill her nemesis’ daughters over and over again, while Delphine watches. It was gruesome as… well, as hell, but there was still worse to come.

Angela Bassett, Golden Globes
Angela Bassett's voodoo witch Marie Laveau was one of the best characters. "Was" being the keyword.

Fiona got a decidedly less poetic goodbye, being chopped to pieces by the Axeman and thrown to the gators – no one saw that coming, right? Let’s see Misty Day try to fix this one. Then, in some form of twisted justice, the Axeman himself gets stabbed repeatedly by a coven of witches, before he gets the chance to off them himself. Yet another reminder that you never want to get on a teenage witch’s bad side.

Matters got more complicated as Queenie flexed her brand new powers and returned Misty from the grave and Zoe ditched the simple life with Kyle to return to the coven, meaning there is still an (almost) full set of witches in the running for the supremacy. So with that, the stage is set for next week’s episode and the big reveal.

Taissa Farmiga, The Bling Ring PremiereGabourey Sidibe
All that's left is for the Supreme to be revealed in the final episode.


Contactmusic

Tags: Jessica Lange - Taissa Farmiga - Gabourey Sidibe - Emma Roberts - Angela Bassett - Kathy Bates

Advertisement

More Jessica Lange

5 Things You Need To Know About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Three ten second teaser trailers of the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show have been released and the next round of the hit...

Jyoti Amge, AKA The World's Smallest Woman, Added To 'American Horror Story' Cast

Jyoti Amge, who became known as “the world’s smallest woman” has been cast in the fourth season of American Horror Story, which bears the somewhat...

Ryan Murphy Has A Role Neil Patrick Harris Would "Love" On 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Could Neil Patrick Harris be heading for American Horror Story's Freak Show? Ryan Murphy certainly seems willing for the How I Met Your Mother actor...

In Secret Movie Review

Filmmaker Charlie Stratton takes a rather obvious approach to Emile Zola's iconic 1867 novel Therese Raquin, ramping up the melodrama while drenching everything in shadowy...

Advertisement

Setting, Premise and Just A Boatload Of "American Horror Story" News

More American Horror Story news heading your way! Finally, the hotly anticipated fourth season of the Emmy award-winning show has a setting and a vague...

Evan Peters "Pumped" Michael Chiklis & Kathy Bates Will Play His Parents In AHS Freak Show

Michael Chiklis, the actor best known for his roles in The Shield and the Fantastic Four movies, will be joining the cast of American Horror...

American Horror Story Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

So its only been two months since the third season of ‘American Horror Story’ ended but fans have been eager to learn where the show’s...

The Cat's Out Of The Bag And So Is AHS's Season 4 Theme

Watch out American Horror Story fans. So far, the show has done “haunted house,” “insane asylum” and “witch coven” and now the writing team for...

Advertisement

Comments

Jessica Lange Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jessica Lange

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All