We’ve reached the third episode of Coven already, Killer Queens. It’s going too fast!
We start with LaLaurie sobbing in front of a tv. She just found out that Obama’s the president. And she’s not exactly a fan if we recall. Fiona decides that she’s going to have to earn her keep in the house as a maid. Then, when LaLaurie is cruel to Queenie, she’s assigned to take care of her exclusively.
Fiona’s lost in memories of her past sins. She recalls the Supreme before her, and a conversation they had just before her death. A conversation that ended, in fact, with Fiona killing her to take her place as Supreme. This is all coming back to her now that she believes Madison will be the next Supreme. So she sets out to be a better mother to Madison than she was to Cordelia.
And Cordelia did deserve a better mother. Even now, Fiona’s messing with her life. Cordelia wasn’t able to get herself pregnant the medical way. Her spells didn’t work either. So, she goes to see Marie Laveau for a fertility spell.
Laveau has one, of course. One that is 100% effective. But she has no intention of helping Cordelia. Not after Fiona threatened her.
Love is not in the air this episode. New neighbors have just moved in, an overly religious woman and her teenage son. He catches Madison and Nan’s attention right away. They go over to make friends, but things go wrong quickly. The mother can spot a hussy a mile away. But she doesn’t know a witch when she sees one. That is until Madison throws a knife at her.
And things aren’t going any better with Kyle and Zoe.
Warning, this is about to get twisted.
Zoe goes to visit Kyle’s mother. The woman’s a mess, which makes sense. She’s smoking, crying. I don’t know what crackhead college student got hold of her hair, but it’s certainly got something living in it. So, Zoe decides the only thing to do is leave Kyle on her doorstep. Surely having her son back, even in his current state, will help.
But the thing is, she’s the real monster. She’s been sexually abusing her son for years. And Kyle is done with it.
That’s it for this time, Killer Queens. Don’t forget to join us on Twitter Thursday night to watch the last episode of American Horror Stories.
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American Horror Recap: Hotel, She Wants Revenge
She Wants Revenge
There is nothing more dangerous than someone who holds onto anger. It’s not healthy for the person holding it, of course. But that’s not a lot of comfort for the people their anger burns.
The Countess is angry. And she’s ready to start taking her revenge. Revenge for what is a little hazy. As far as I can see, it’s been her screwing over everyone else.
We start with her going around to several people, giving them promises. She tells Will she wants to marry him. Then she turns right around and tells Donovan she wants to be with him, and only him forever. At the same time, she’s sneaking off to visit Valentino. She’s weaving a web, and it appears that everyone’s going to get stuck in it.
Meanwhile, Ramona’s not done. Donovan visits her, telling her that he’s drugged the Countess and now is the perfect time to strike. She then tells him exactly why she’s so intent upon making the Countess suffer, even after all this time.
We see a heartbreaking flashback of her returning home to her family. When her mother dies, her father’s Altzimers take control of him.
After he’s attacked by some home invaders, she tries to turn him. But this only heals his body. She can’t heal his mind.
While this is going on, Alex is looking into the herd of vampire children. She tries to get them to come to the hotel, so she can take care of them. Strange how Alex wants to take care of every child but her daughter.
The vampire kids don’t care to come with her. Some of them, unwilling to drink human blood, are sick. Some are just having too much fun to care. As they’re killing indiscriminately and leaving bodies everywhere, I can’t imagine they’re going to last without help much longer.
A lot was going on in this episode, it can be hard to keep track. So you could be forgiven for noticing something.
The episode is called, ‘she wants revenge’. But there are three characters there that might refer to. And the next episode is, ‘she gets revenge’. I don’t think she is the Countess.
What do you think?(3 / 5)
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Dexter S7 E1, Are you…?
Season seven of Dexter starts in medias res. Dexter is rushing to the airport. He tries to stop and get gas, but his card is declined. He seems frantic, scared. He’s pulling wads of money and fake passports out of a go-bag.
It seems very much like he’s running.
But after a few moments, we cut back to the church. From there, the story is picked up right where the sixth season left off. Deb is seeing Dexter for who he is, maybe for the first time in their lives.
Here we’re treated to a scene that feels genuine. Deb is trying to wrap her mind around what she’s seeing. Her brother, the only person she has in her life, has killed a man.
Granted, it’s a man who brutally, spectacularly murdered people. But still, it’s murder.
Much of the joy I got from this episode came from watching Deb put the pieces together. This is something you can only get after investing in season after season of a show. All the little things that didn’t give her pause before are falling together now. All Dexter’s misdirections that individually weren’t enough to catch her attention are piling up. It’s enough to send her back to her coping mechanism, working out too much. If you’ve been watching the series along with me over the past few months, seeing her running on the treadmill, barely holding back what must be a flood of tears, was familiar and upsetting.
Deb finding out about Dexter doesn’t worry me. She’s not going to turn him in for anything. But the problem is, she’s not the only one on the trail of something. Maria found Dexter’s blood slide at the church, the one he made from Travis. And she’s starting to put the pieces together too.
The pieces for her are a bit different, though. They include her former lover and best friend, wrongfully accused of being the Bay Harbor Butcher. If she figures out what Dexter is, she’s going to have a lot of incentive to turn him in. She can clear Doake’s name, and discredit Deb as lieutenant.
Honestly, I don’t see a downside for her. Dexter might have to kill her.
We only have two seasons to go before we get to the brand new episodes in November. I have a feeling that it’s going to be a hell of a ride.
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Dexter S6 E7 Nebraska
If there has been one constant in this series so far, it’s that Deb has the worst luck you can imagine. From being ignored by her father to dating a serial killer, to getting promoted just to spite her best work friend, she never gets a break.
The one thing she’s had to depend on throughout her life is Dexter. As far as she knows, he’s always been right there to help her. And if a few times he lied to her so a killer could end up on his table instead of in jail, well what she didn’t know couldn’t hurt.
Now, though, the pressures of her new job are getting to her. And her solve numbers are way down. It sure would help a lot to nab DDK. And it sure would help to have Dexter around.
But Dexter’s heading to Nebraska to visit Jonah, the Trinity Killer’s son. His mother and sister were just brutally killed. And everyone thinks it was Trinity.
Everyone but Dexter, who killed Trinity. All signs are pointing to Jonah being his father’s son.
Dexter might have let this go, except that killing Nick seems to have done something to his dark passenger. Instead of taking the form of Harry, it’s changed to his brother, Brian.
You know, the Ice Truck Killer who almost killed Deb.
So the two of them go on a road trip to kill Jonah. But they get distracted by the manager of their motel, an industrious guy named Norm. He doesn’t seem too fond of Dexter right from the start. Noticing that he has soft hands and mocking him for not being able to patch a tire.
Norm helpfully offers to patch the tire for $20. But when Norm returns Dex’s car, there are some things missing. His knives and his forensics kit.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Jonah isn’t a candidate for Dexter’s table. Much to Brian’s dismay.
Dexter is struggling still, with the darkness and light within him. With Brian, he lets his darkness lose. But when he starts balking at his dark passenger brother, he realizes that there has to be some light in him.
Maybe he can make it brighter.
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