American Horror Story Review: In All Your Darkest Hours

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Will there be any witches left alive when the American Horror Story: Coven installment ends?

Though ... is dead really dead.

American Horror Story Season 3 Episode 10 brought two rivals together, but the Coven's casualties continued to mount. At the beginning of the season, Fiona and Marie Laveau were power hungry leaders over their innocent underlings. And as the weeks have passed, the girls at the Coven have fallen to the dark side.

Stevie Nicks Guest Stars

Fiona's never changed her goal. She wants to live and is willing to do and sacrifice anything or anyone for immortality. The truce with Marie Laveau provided Fiona the opportunity to get her new friend's secret. Though, I have to wonder if Marie truly wanted to help Fiona or curse her with the information.

Marie may be immortal, but she regretted the deal she made every day. She was young and too quick to agree to the unfavorable terms. Fiona's selfishness was never stronger than when she agreed to the immortality deal. She went in fully aware of what she would have to give up in order to get what she wanted. 

Fiona needs to pay for her sins before the end of the series. She needs to be Dead dead. I did crack a smile when she found out she didn't have a soul. She didn't really seem to care about that, except that it meant she would have to find another way to stay immortal.

She will probably end up happy with the Axeman on the other side, haunting the Academy. I'm not sure if her love for him will outweigh the torture of watching the Coven survive and move on without her. That is, if they don't all kill each other.

Who is the next Supreme? I liked the idea of Nan. She was the most confident of the bunch and wanted the power to do good. She would have been an outstanding Supreme and one that would have been good for the Coven. Even after she killed Luke's mother, she did have an innocence about her because it was a just death.

It was the innocence though that led to her death. In a way, Nan's death was honorable and she seemed okay with it. She was sacrificed to give Marie Laveau the baby that she lost due to her youthful arrogance and ignorance. Unless of course the police find the child and she's arrested. 

I'll miss Nan. 

Madison has become the anti-Nan. When she was brought back to life, it's as if she took on the aura of her killer. She's turned into a teenage Fiona and it's not a good look on her. Madison clearly was manipulating Misty in the cemetery, but I never saw the betrayal coming.

I don't think Misty is dead though. A knock on the head isn't enough to take her out. Without Nan around to "listen" for her, I'm not sure how anyone will find her. Unless, Misty really is the next Supreme. It would be awesome to see Madison's plan backfire on her and for Misty's powers to manifest themselves to save her own life. And, an act of that magnitude would give Misty the confidence she needs to be an effective Supreme and leader of the Coven.

I'm not sure what to make of Cordelia at this point. She was a good teacher and leader of the Academy, but after being betrayed by both her mother and her husband, she's just a mess. I wanted her to be stronger than that. I hope she's able to pull herself together. Maybe she will be the surprise Supreme. Her and crazy Myrtle were depressing to see.

Going into the last few episodes, it's going to be whirlwind. The Witch Hunters are coming to retaliate against Fiona and the Coven. She's on her last few days, unless she finds a way to save herself. And, the new Supreme will likely be revealed. How many more will die before the end?

The guest appearance of Stevie Nicks was a joy. With Misty's love of Stevie Nicks, it was the perfect addition to the story of this episode. I wasn't sure if it would be more of a stunt casting situation or a real integral role. I'm glad that it ended up being the latter. 

Nicks' closing song was touching and watching Fiona cry by herself almost (okay, not really) made me feel bad for her.

Who do you think will be the next Supreme?


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