The season of the witch has begun! Last night's episode of American Horror Story: Coven introduced us to a new set of characters with a whole new set of drama. And if you haven't watched the AHS: Coven premiere yet, stop reading now and obviously don't watch the above preview, as it gives away some spoilers about the series opener. Ok, you've been warned.
Was anyone else kind of floored when Evan Peters' character died? One of the things I was most excited about with Season 3 was the reunion of Taissa Farmiga with Peters. The two were paired up in the series' first season, and it was implied that they same would be the case in some way or another this season. And then poor Kyle got himself killed after defending poor Madison and saving her from a pretty horrific situation. No good deed, right? (Elphaba would agree). So, did they actually Drew-Barrymore-off one of the lead characters in the first chapter, Scream-style? That seemed like a possibility, but the preview for what's ahead implies that the girls are going to use magic to piece together the deceased guys into some kind of Franken-fratboy. I'm thinking Kyle could be the face of this possibly horrible mistake. Zoe did take a liking to him after all.
Also teased in the preview is a relationship between Jessica Lange's Fiona and Kathy Bates' recently returned character. We're left to wonder how she's managed to be preserved for so long. Was that part of Marie Laveau's spell or the result of LaLaurie's efforts to stay young at the expense of her slaves? Maybe a little bit of both, but given Fiona's determination to regain her youth, it seems likely that she'll be buddying up to LaLaurie to learn her secret. Meanwhile, is Angela Bassett's character being brought back to life too? Or did she never leave? It's hard to separate potential flashback with the present in the promo, so we'll have to wait and see. Either way, she looks pissed off, and given some of the things LaLaurie was up to, I can't say I blame Laveau for wanting to raise a bit of hell, possibly literally.
Speaking of raising, we have the young witches raising the dead with their frat-boy experiment. But who's raising the potential zombies seen coming up from the dirt? I suppose that's part of what makes American Horror Story so much fun and so unpredictable. Anything can happen, and there's just no telling what will happen next.
Read Nick's breakdown of last night's premiere here.
American Horror Story: Coven airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET on FX.