So this week’s American Horror Story is as weird as ever. We have a Franken-Kyle revived by Zoe and Madison, Fiona chases her dreams of immortality, and we learn that Cordelia can’t have children–the natural way anyway. Curious to see what is happening in the coven in episode two of American Horror Story: Coven? Come find out! Josh provides this week’s recap while both Josh and Violet provide commentary!
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American Horror Story Episode 2: Boy Parts Recap Overview
Need a quick American Horror Story episode recap of Episode 2, titled Boy Parts? Here is a summary of events for the episode. Each event is linked to the more detailed American Horror Story episode recap for Boy Parts if you need more information!
- A witch named Misty Day murders some alligator hunters. Meanwhile, Cordelia gathers the coven for the “morning gathering”
- Some cops come by the coven asking about the bus that Madison flipped, Zoe flips, but Fiona saves the day. Later, Madison wants to build a boy Frankenstein-style
- Cordelia can’t have children naturally, so she resorts to the dark arts after her husband presses. Fiona learns a bit of LaLaurie‘s past, and wants her immortality
- Fiona searches out the witch that cursed LaLaurie, Nan lets LaLaurie free from her bonds, and Cordelia and her husband perform the ritual
- Zoe tries to take Franken-Kyle somewhere, and Misty Day decides to help her.
American Horror Story episode Recap: Boy Parts, the Details
A New Animal Rights Witch Enacts Some Revenge
The episode begins with two rednecks killing an alligator, with plans to skin it. Misty Day, the witch burned at the stake last episode, wanders into their camp, and she seems a bit out of it. She seems to be a bit of a animal advocate, as she has one of the alligators come alive and chomp one guys arm, while the other gets his head eaten.
Meanwhile, back at the coven, Cordelia is waking up the students for the “morning gathering”. Madison and Zoe discuss Kyle, and Madison says he is guilty by association. Fiona has Madame LaLaurie held in her room still. Fiona is interrupted by Cordelia for the morning gathering.
There is a bit of a flashback for the young witch Queenie. She is working at a fast food restaurant, and deals with a irate customer in her own way. Since this made the newspaper, that’s how Cordelia found her.
A Rude Interruption To the Morning Gathering
The meeting is interrupted by some cops, that stop by checking on the death of the students on the bus. The cop wonders if someone messed with the bus. The cops then bring up the dead boy in the hospital that causes Zoe to go over the edge and admit to everything. Fiona walks in, and she takes care of the situation. She seems to mind control the cops, and while one attempts resistance, they both eventually forget the conversation they had. Cordelia protests, but eventually allows it. Fiona also forces them to turn over any evidence.
While in another room, Madison and Zoe argue about the bus incident, and Zoe’s breakdown, when Fiona comes in, and reams Zoe particularly hard about being a rat. Fiona then warns them that the only thing they have to fear is her.
Madison and Zoe then decide to visit the morgue containing the bodies of the boys that died in the bus crash. Madison then decides it is time to play Frankenstein, and builds a new boyfriend for Zoe. The boys are in pieces, and Madison takes the “best” parts of the boys to make the “perfect boyfriend”.
Cordelia Turns to Magic To Have a Baby
Meanwhile, Cordelia is at an OBGYN trying to have a baby. Her husband is irate when the news comes back that she is not doing well. Her husband asks to talk alone with his wife, and he says she should use magic, but she doesn’t want to proceed that way.
Fiona has returned to LaLaurie. It has been 180 years since she has been alive. We learn her immortality came from a potion. In a flashback, Marie Laveau has a posse with her, and they have hung LaLaurie’s family. Laveau then takes LaLaurie, and they bury her in a coffin for her to live eternally.
Back in the present, Zoe and Madison assemble their man, and they begin the ritual. Upon completion, nothing happens. They decide to leave, but Zoe goes back for her phone–so she says. Madison is outside, when a car pulls up, and she takes off, ditching Zoe. Zoe talks to the head of Kyle, and gives it a kiss. A man enters the morgue, and cautiously searches the building. He finds the body on the slab, and then Zoe. Kyle rises from his death, and pummels the man, and Zoe tries to calm him.
Fiona’s Search, Cordelia’s Ritual
Fiona decides to get her hair done, in an African American salon, and we see Marie Laveau walk out. They have a conversation, and Laveau is very familiar with who Fiona is, and what she wants. Fiona then makes her demand for immortality. Laveau tries to get her out of the building, and Fiona decides to start some fires. She does leave though, warning her that they will meet again.
Back at the coven, Nan has visions that are bothering her. Queenie is concerned for her, and Nan complains about the “noise” in her head. Nan follows the voices, and finds LaLaurie, and lets her go so the voices stop.
Back home, Cordelia seems to have decided to embrace magic to get a baby. She begins the spell in their room, and her husband helps. They then begin making out, and they “get it on” as weird snakes come from an egg, and her eyes go dark. After they finish, things seem to mellow out.
Kyle Is Frankenstein…
Zoe has walked Kyle out, and they take the mortician’s car. Kyle seems to be out of control. In the back of the car, Misty Day appears, and begins directing Zoe where to go. She takes Zoe to her cabin, and provides some sort of healing paste for Kyle. Zoe is familiar with Misty Day. It seems Zoe’s magic has brought Misty back from wherever she was before, so Misty thinks. Zoe says she has to get going, and Misty says she will heal Kyle right up.
Laveau, meanwhile, seems to have a pet minotaur, which she releases. Fiona is walking down the street, and bumps into LaLaurie. LaLaurie is unhappy with her home being turned into a museum. LaLaurie wants Fiona to kill her if she can figure out a way, but Fiona decides to take her back home.
Josh’s Thoughts: American Horror Story, Season 3 Episode 2: Boy Parts
As usual, American Horror Story is weird. It’s hard to have a lot to say about this show because of how weird it is. You can’t really pin down a “good guy” as they all seem to have their badness going on in one way or another. The person I feel for the most right now is Kyle. Being brought back from the dead has to be rough. So far, we have no idea what state his mind is in, although we do know that he at least recognizes Zoe, as he does reach for her hand affectionately at times.
Fiona’s quest for immortality seems like it could lead to mortality, as Laveau doesn’t seem to be willing to help her, and it looks like she will be enlisting the help of her pet minotaur to deal with her.
I am creeped out by Cordelia’s baby-making ritual. Are we going to have some strange baby monster coming out of Cordelia? Will it be like Cordelia from Angel when she had a demon baby?! American Horror Story is one of those shows that I really will not have a good grasp of until the end, as you never know how you will get to the end.
Violets’s Thoughts on Season 3 Episode 2 of American Horror Story: Boy Parts
American Horror Story just keeps getting crazier. The episode starts out with a surprising revelation: Misty Day is still alive?? Random. Did not see that one coming. Although, in retrospect, I guess I should have. The explanation for her return makes sense, since she has the power of resurgence, why wouldn’t she be able to use it on herself? But why is she all of a sudden wearing dark makeup and look evil? She looked so sweet and innocent in the first episode, when she revived the bird. She was like Snow White. But I guess that’s what being burned at the stake will do to you — make you angry and change your image, along with your outlook on the world, so as not to get taken advantage of again.
The nerve of the cops to come in blaming the girls for the death of the frat boys kind of made me angry. A girl gets gang raped, and they think she’s able to retaliate that quickly after being roofied? And actually be coherent enough to know just what to do to make the bus crash? Okay, so it turns out they were mostly right in this situation, but a little sensitivity would have been nice. If Madison hadn’t been a witch, she probably would not have been able to physically recover as fast as she did, much less be able to actually do something to hurt the boys. Zoe cracked pretty easily, but she’s the one they had the most evidence on, and the cops did seem to know what they were talking about.
Cordelia’s scene was just plain creepy. I don’t know why she would go along with using dark magic, knowing that consequences come with using it. White magic is one thing, but who knows what could result from using dark magic. I don’t know why she would even consider risking the well-being of her child. It’s probably going to end up being evil.
We have a lot of interesting things to look forward to this season, such as what is going to become of Kyle, how will things play out between Fiona, LaLaurie, and Laveau, and how does Misty Day fit into all of this? There’s never any shortage of intrigue, creepiness, or weirdness on American Horror Story, and I say bring it on! And judging by the record ratings this season is setting for the FX network, many other people agree with me.
Scenes from American Horror Story, Episode 3, The Replacements
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