Violet recaps Season 3 Episode 7 of American Horror Story: Coven, titled The Dead, where Zoe has a plan for Kyle, Cordelia runs into someone she wasn’t expecting, Fiona hooks up with the Axeman, and Queenie bonds with Delphine — or so it seems. Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts on the episode.
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American Horror Story: Coven, Season 3 Episode 7: The Dead Recap Overview
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- Zoe brings a gun to kill Kyle, but when he takes the gun from her, she stops him from killing himself. Queenie and Delphine go out for burgers as a late night snack. Cordelia hangs up on Hank, then finds Madison, and gets a vision of Fiona murdering her.
- Fiona and the Axeman have “good old-fashioned sex.” Zoe tries to teach Kyle to talk. Madison looks after Kyle while Zoe goes to talk to Cordelia.
- Queenie visits Marie Laveau, who tries to get her to join her side, with the price being Delphine. Cordelia warns Zoe about Fiona, and says they have to kill Fiona. Zoe walks in on Kyle and Madison having sex. The Axeman confesses that he’s been watching Fiona since she was 8 and fell in love with her over time.
- Zoe restores Spalding’s enchanted tongue and has him confirm that Fiona killed Madison, then Zoe kills Spalding. Delphine confesses to Queenie the worst thing she’s ever done.
- Zoe joins Madison and Kyle for a threesome. Fiona goes to see the Axeman at a jazz club. Queenie turns Delphine over to Marie Laveau.
American Horror Story: Coven Episode Recap: The Dead, the Details
Zoe Doesn’t Want Kyle to Die
Season 3 Episode 7 of American Horror Story: Coven begins with a flashback of Kyle at a tattoo shop with his frat brothers. However, he’s the only one not getting a tattoo, because he has big plans to be an engineer, and doesn’t want a tattoo making him look unprofessional. Suddenly, present day zombie Kyle, who is still chained up, notices a tattoo on his arm, since he now has the arm of his frat brother who had gotten that tattoo. He cries. He looks at his leg to see the tattoo of another frat brother, and again cries out in frustration. Meanwhile, Zoe is standing a few feet away, with a gun behind her back.
Next, we get a montage of Madison, accompanied by a voiceover by her, reflecting on her life, and the fact that she can’t feel anything anymore.
Zoe approaches Kyle and kneels down next to him. He cowers away when he sees the gun. She regrets not having let him go when she should have. He grabs the gun from her and sticks it in his mouth, and she freaks out and tries to take it away from him. In the scuffle, the gun goes off, but both are unharmed. Zoe hugs Kyle and tells him she doesn’t want him to die. They both cry.
Queenie gets up in the middle of the night to raid the refrigerator, but there’s nothing to eat. Delphine is hungry too, so they drive to a fast food burger joint. Delphine is caught off guard by the drive thru speaker. As they sit in the parking lot and eat their food, they seem to be bonding. However, Delphine shows her racism when she tells Queenie that the other girls will never see her as their sister witch — because she is black.
Meanwhile, Hank calls Cordelia to tell her that he misses her and wants to come home, but she hangs up on him. We see that he has an arsenal of guns around him. Cordelia hears a sound and goes to check it out. She finds Madison, and when she touches her, she gets a vision of Fiona murdering Madison.
Fiona Hooks Up with the Axeman
Fiona goes back to the Axeman’s place with him. They have a few drinks and talk, then she excuses herself to go to the bathroom. While there, a clump of her hair falls out. From an overhead view, we then see the true resident of the apartment, dead in the bathtub, his body having been concealed by the shower curtain. They have another drink, and she starts to kiss him, then stops herself, and sees another clump of hair fall out. She says this was a mistake. He tries to kiss her again, but she tells him he doesn’t want anything to do with her because she is a wretched human being, and has destroyed any decent relationship she’s ever had. He mentions love, but she’s not buying it. Then he suggests just good old-fashioned sex, and she goes for that, while we see a few flashes of the Axeman playing his saxophone back in the day.
Zoe brings Kyle up to her room and unchains him. She tries to teach him to talk using flashcards with simple words, but he gets frustrated and hits them away, calling himself “stupid.” He starts to eat the food she brought up for him, but quickly gets frustrated with that too, and flings the bowl away. Just then, Madison comes in. She doesn’t seem to remember bringing Kyle back to life. Madison tells Zoe that Cordelia wants to talk to her, and insists that she’ll take care of Kyle in Zoe’s absence.
Madison takes a look at Kyle’s scars, and says it looks like they had to put him back together, and that it’s lucky she picked the best pieces. She then tries to relate their experiences of both having died, and what happened after they died, saying that they both feel the same empty feeling, wondering if it was worth the trouble to bring them back. They share an emotional hug.
Queenie Visits Marie Laveau, Cordelia Warns Zoe about Fiona
Queenie goes to visit Marie Laveau, and Laveau already knows her name, to Queenie’s surprise. She tells Queenie that her witch sisters care plenty that she’s black, despite Queenie’s protests to the contrary. Laveau tells Queenie that Delphine is evil, and to ask her what she’s done. Then if Queenie wants to come live with her own people, the price of admission is Delphine. She tells Queenie that if she mixes her witch with their voodoo, not even a Supreme will be able to touch her. Queenie decides it’s time to head home. But first, she asks what Laveau is going to do with Delphine. Laveau tells her not to worry about that.
Cordelia has taken notice of the powers Zoe has shown of bringing the Axeman back, and then sending him away, which puts a bullseye on her. She tells Zoe that Fiona killed Madison, and warns Zoe that if Fiona thinks that Zoe is the next Supreme, then Fiona will kill Zoe. Cordelia tells Zoe that they have to kill Fiona. Zoe returns to her room to find Kyle and Madison having sex. She shuts the door and leaves unnoticed.
The morning after, Fiona is starting to get dressed, when the Axeman stops her. She blames the body in the bathtub, and says that she’s called the police, but he calls her bluff. He tells her he knows everything about her, and has been watching her since she was 8. We get a flashback to 8 year old Fiona who stands up to an older witch named Helen, who is spilling milk on all the little girls. Fiona flings her milk at Helen, pissing Helen off, who pushes Fiona on the floor. As Helen walks away, a shelf falls on her. Back to the present, we find out it was the Axeman who did that. Through a montage with a voiceover by the Axeman, he confesses that he fell in love with her over time as he watched her. He says all he wants to do is give her pleasure. They kiss, but then she slaps him. She tells him to keep his distance and to haunt someone else’s life, as she leaves.
Zoe wakes up Spalding, and explains that she has restored his tongue, which she found in its still enchanted state from when Myrtle enchanted it to tell the truth 40 years ago. She asks him who killed Madison, and despite his best efforts, he answers that it was Fiona. Zoe stabs Spalding in the chest and kills him, saying he’s done talking now.
Queenie asks Delphine what is the worst thing she’s ever done. At first, Delphine merely answers that the past is best left in the past, but after Queenie says that she thinks they can be true friends, we get a flashback story. One of Delphine’s house slaves has just returned to duty after having a baby. The audience can infer that Delphine’s husband is the father of the baby by his body language toward the slave girl. Delphine invites the slave girl to help her with her beauty treatments later that night, at which point Delphine reveals that the blood of her newborn baby went into her latest blood mask treatment, and that she knows who’s been between the girl’s legs. The next morning, the slave girl threw herself off the balcony and killed herself. Delphine says she’s trying to learn the right thing to do, as she had lived not only in a different time, but a different world, and that she’s glad she has Queenie as a true friend to guide her.
Zoe Joins Madison and Kyle for a Threesome, Queenie Betrays Delphine
Zoe takes a shower to wash Spalding’s blood off of her. When she gets out, Madison is there. She knows Zoe walked in on her and Kyle earlier, and knows it must bother Zoe. However, Madison says she’s not done with Kyle, because being with him was the first time she’s felt something since she came back. She brings Zoe to her bedroom, where Kyle is sitting on the bed. Madison kisses Kyle on the cheek, then sits down next to him, and extends her hand to Zoe. Kyle does the same. Zoe walks forward and places her hand in Kyle’s and Madison’s. Then she drops her towel and gets into bed with them for a threesome.
The Axeman finishes playing a set with a jazz band, and finds that Fiona has come to visit him. She asks if she can buy him a drink.
Queenie brings Delphine to Laveau’s beauty shop under the pretense of getting her hair done. Leveau and several men show up, and Delphine is placed in a coffin shaped metal cage. Laveau allows Queenie to make the first cut. Later, Laveau applies a beauty mask to her own face, presumably made from Delphine’s blood.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 3 Episode 7 of American Horror Story: Coven: The Dead
This episode started out in a way that I never expected: with a Kyle flashback. I liked that they did that, so we could get a glimpse into the person that Kyle was, rather than be stuck with the image of the undead monster he is now. But that was a little weird when the two undead people, Kyle and Madison, started going at it, and even more disturbing that Zoe decided to join them for a threesome. But, as we all know, American Horror Story knows no bounds. That was kind of risky that Zoe and Madison assumed her “gift” wouldn’t kill Kyle since he was already dead. But he has some sort of life in him, so why wouldn’t it kill him? I guess it’s a workaround so that they can let Zoe have a halfway “normal” relationship with someone.
I also thought it was weird that the Axeman was in love with Fiona. I thought he hated all the witches, because the witches are the ones who killed him, and kept expecting him to try to kill Fiona as revenge. But I suppose that could still be to come. Maybe he was just tricking Fiona into falling in love with him, so that his revenge would be that much sweeter. Who knows?
Speaking of the Axeman, I am still confused as to how he is out and about in the world. We know that he is corporeal, because he killed the occupant of the apartment that he took Fiona to. Yet, the rest of the witches, including Cordelia, believe that Zoe got rid of him. So, what happened? My only thought is that Fiona may have inadvertently willed the Axeman into existence. When she was at chemotherapy, she suddenly had the power to read minds, a power which she never had before. Then, she said that she wanted one more great love affair. Well, it looks like she may have gotten her wish.
As for Delphine, I felt kind of bad for her that Queenie betrayed her, since she thought Queenie was her “true friend.” But then again, if you think of all the horrible things she did, even to her own children, it’s easy not to feel sorry for her anymore. On the other hand, it does seem like she has changed, for the most part. But that’s more out of necessity than by choice. So what is Queenie’s future with Marie Laveau’s voodoo group? Was Marie telling the truth that witch plus voodoo is stronger than a Supreme? Will Queenie in fact turn against her coven when it comes down to it?
It seems like a great schism may be brewing between the witches. Don’t forget about Misty Day bringing Myrtle back to life, not to mention Cordelia’s plan to kill Fiona. Plus, there’s Hank, who looks like he’s getting ready to go to war with the witches, based on the arsenal of guns he had around him. Wonder how long till it all goes down…
Josh’s Thoughts: American Horror Story: Coven, Season 3 Episode 7: The Dead
I am a little bored with American Horror Story . There just seems to be no likable characters for me. I guess the most likable would be Zoe, but the rest all seem to have their evil vices.
I am kind of wondering how Fiona doesn’t know who the Axeman is. Queenie seemed to know in the last episode, and I thought Cordelia did too, so it wouldn’t make sense that Fiona wouldn’t know here. I wonder if that will play into her future thoughts for her “relationship” with him. It sure was creepy how his feeling towards her went from fatherly to lust as she grew up. I guess Fiona is desperate nowadays though.
I was pretty sure Madison and Kyle would be getting together pretty quickly after Madison’s revival. Of course, to remain creepy, Zoe decides to have a threesome with not only two people, but two “dead” people. I guess everything in the reproductive department is functioning as normal for them.
Cordelia sure has become saucy after her burning. She has now seen who killed Madison, and seems to be bent on taking her down herself now. I guess we will see who wins this battle, as Cordelia sure seems to be getting stronger. Combined with the help of Zoe, Fiona may not have long to live.
Of course for more creepy/weirdness, Delphine used baby blood in her youth-serum. She has already done a lot of other appalling, crazy things, might as well add this to the list. She probably deserves whatever she has coming to her. As for Queenie, I am surprised she didn’t join Marie sooner, given that her voodoo powers fit right in with her. I should have thought that was coming, but for some reason, didn’t even think about it.
I wish I was more invested in this show, but it is hard to really get into all the creepiness/weirdness it has. It is beginning to feel like movies like Hostel, which I do not particularly enjoy. But I will keep watching for the sake of the website, and in hopes that it pays off in the end!
Scenes from American Horror Story: Coven, Season 3 Episode 8: The Sacred Taking
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