We begin this episode with a flashback to Hank’s childhood. He’s on a camping trip with his dad.
It seems like a cheerful enough scene. A boy and his dad. A rite of passage.
It is, but not a heartwarming one. They’re hunting witches.
In the present, Hank is visiting his father. His family’s been in the witch-hunting game for quite some time. Long enough to build a whole company around it.
I’m not a fan.
The threat of witch hunters is enough to send Fiona to Marie Laveau’s place, looking for an alliance. Of course, Marie thinks she’s in control of Hank, the witch hunter. She’s not in the mood for any alliance. She’s also not in the mood to deal with Dauphine LaLaurie’s head, which Fiona’s gifted her with. She tells Queenie to take the head out back and burn it.
Instead, Queenie takes Dauphine to her room. She decides to educate her about the plight of black people in America. What better way to do that than with the incredibly moving story, Roots?
Meanwhile, Hank tries to come back to the school and make peace with Cordelia. He’s incredibly surprised to find that she’s no longer blind.
Thanks to Myrtle and her melon baller.
I have to say, for a group of people so determined to keep existing, they sure kill each other with abandon.
While Hank’s visiting, and being kicked out, we find out that Fiona got a dog. A stunning german shepherd that you probably shouldn’t get too attached to.
The dog leads Fiona to Kyle. Kyle, well, takes an unhealthy interest in her.
Here again, we get a souls attached across universes moments. Fiona takes Kyle into her care, intending to use him for protection. But she also fixes his brain and teaches him gin rummy.
In Murder House, they were mother and son. In Asylum, he was her savior and she became a grandmother to his children. To see them playing cards was heartwarming.
Hank’s been having a bad day. And he’d like to prove to his father that he isn’t a total mess up. So he decides to do what he can. He storms Marie’s shop, killing many of her people. It was upsetting, to say the least. The episode ends with Marie at the door of the school. If these women can work together, I wouldn’t want to be the one standing in their way.
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