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American Horror Story S03E03: "The Replacements"


Waking up is a daily tragedy we all must suffer, but at least each morning brings the opportunity to be surprised by what the world has in store for us. Usually we can expect to experience the usual things: a normal commute, an overflowing inbox, a hastily consumed enchilada, two perhaps three Facebook "likes" from people we haven't seen since middle school. You know, the usual everyday stuff. But occasionally the universe likes to surprise us with something really special. Your office crush personally informs you there's cake in the break room. You hit every green light on your way home. Gabourey Sidibe masturbates in front of a minotaur. You know, just those out-of-nowhere surprises that make getting out of bed really worth it. Personally, when I got out of bed yesterday morning I did NOT expect that by day's end I would have seen Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur. To be fair, that possibility was never exactly OFF the table, sure. Part of me has always known that someday I'd see Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur. I remember when I first heard that Gabourey Sidibe would be guest-starring on American Horror Story this season and then I saw a minotaur in the ads and I thought to myself, "Hm, this certainly increases the possibility of seeing Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur. But it's still very unlikely." It's not that I'm a pessimist, I'm just a realist, you know? But the universe is funny like that. The second you think you probably won't ever see Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur, boom. It happens. So here we are. October 24, 2013, the day after we all saw Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur. We did it. The main lesson here? Never say never, especially if it is in regard to seeing Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur. Because life finds a way. (Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park)

American Horror Story is the most punk-rock series on television. It may be an expensive show populated by superstars, written and produced by millionaires, and aired on one of the biggest cable networks owned by one of the largest media corporations in the world. Yet it is F*CKED. UP. How are any of these people getting away with this stuff? Rhetorical question because I don't care. I am so glad they are, because this show is something special. You know, it can be very easy to dismiss a TV series as a product to be mass consumed, disposed of, and forgotten. But not this! No, not this show. "The Replacements" made me sick to my stomach. Just absolutely nauseated at multiple points in multiple storylines. Like the incest part. Or the part with Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur (which definitely ended up being a careful-what-you-wish-for scenario for me). The straight throat-slashing of one of my favorite characters. The most disgusting voodoo ritual I've seen since last Thanksgiving. And oh God, so much fish-eye lens. NO MORE FISH-EYE LENSES EVER PLS GOING 2 VOM. "The Replacements" was a truly deranged hour of television and I could not be more grateful. I feel so alive!

Okay, it's time to process what we've seen.

So, first off, you could tell by the sideways tracking shots that this was another installment directed by in-house visionary Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. I still think he's one of the best directors working in any medium at the moment, but I will admit this episode made me sliiiightly seasick. And again, jeez with the fish-eye. Anyway, we began with Fiona having trouble sleeping, so she decided to eat tons of medicine and drink alcohol and reminisce about the time she was a completely different actress back in the '70s.

Well, young Fiona still hadn't developed a taste for theatrical line readings, but she was definitely ruthless. I mean, look at what she did to the previous Supreme: 

This was all to set up the idea that Supremes' powers develop when they come of age, and it strips the previous Supreme of her powers AND health. So rather than wait for the inevitable, Fiona just got proactive about the whole thing. And then, I guess, cut out the butler's tongue. As you do.

Then there was this weird voiceover of Fiona talking about how much she loved seducing dudes in bars, but it soon became clear that maybe those days were behind her because she was just forlornly dipping an olive into her martini looking sad/horny. So the next thing we knew she was at a plastic surgeon's office with the best interior decor 2013 had to offer and she was watching, by request, a video of an actual plastic surgery.

Basically this lady was just very bummed about losing all her powers and dying soon. #whitecroneprobs

This was a bummer (in multiple ways, it would turn out): Dead Reconstituted Hunk/Golem Kyle had a mother, and she was this woman. Obviously upset about her son's death, which is every mother's right, and dealing with it by tearing into his weed stash and occasionally attempting suicide. Oh, and she was played by Mare Winningham, a lady who has won TWO Emmys. And here she was, with a terrible labret piercing and a side braid. Sad times.

For some reason Zoe had felt it necessary to go visit her, and all of this led to what has easily been Zoe's worst decision to date: Deciding that this grieving woman needed to spend quality time with her FrankenSon. Zoe!!

NEW NEIGHBOR ALERT! A family of devout Christians moved in next door to the coven and the hunky son had quite an effect on the ladies.

Meanwhile this scene made me laugh: Madame LaLaurie was openly sobbing after discovering that we currently have a black president and Fiona was totally rubbing it in.

Haha this line reading of "LIES!" should get Kathy Bates tons of Emmys. This was a truly legendary hiss! Anyway, at this point Fiona shoved a maid's uniform in the LaLaurie's face and it was VERY satisfying to see her get her socioeconomic comeuppance.

Nothing like some pre-lunch sex talk with the girls! Nan was bragging about getting so much action and Queenie said she was saving herself for the right mythological beast. So that's just an update on their sex lives if you were curious. (You were curious.) 

SO MUCH FISH-EYE. Anyway, this particular interaction was as unpleasantly racist as you'd expect, but I was still laughing so much.

Madame LaLaurie threw Queenie's sandwich against the wall and Queenie nearly back-handed her! 

Then Fiona ran into the room and declared that Madame LaLaurie was now Queenie's slave. And finished by saying how much she hates a racist. Haha this show.

So then Misty Day (LOL) was singing more Stevie Nicks tunes to a visibly over-it Kyle. But their reverie was interrupted when Zoe showed up to Zoe around.

Wasn't it so creepy when the two ladies were basically molesting Kyle's now sorta-healed body? He didn't seem to be appreciating it, especially not when Zoe started leading him out of the swamp shack and Misty Day stopped him and begged him to stay.

Hmm WHAT would make him uncomfortable about an overly mothering woman? I guess we'll never know.

Oh, and how crazy was it when Misty Day started spinning around while openly sobbing? Remember when she seemed like a normal witch who could heal things and now she's a full-blown crazyperson? That's just Misty Day doing Misty Day.

Nan and Madison were feeling proactive so they decided to go next door and give the new hunk a dang cake.

He had his clothes on this time, but he made up for it by being a kindly gentleman who was unflappable in the face of Madison's aggressive hussiness. Unfortunately, then his Bible-thumping mother ran into the room and cake-blocked them!

But, you know, never cross a telepathic sass monster. Next thing we knew, knives were flying across the room and the drapes were going up in flames.

Which, oh hey! Madison had more than one witch talent now. Wonder what that could mean?

Ugh, then Zoe drove a clearly distressed Kyle to his mother's house. At this point he was throwing off major Edward Scissorhands vibes and I was into it. But, it's like, you don't have to be a flesh-golem body language specialist to know that he REALLY didn't want to be there:

Poor bby.

Meanwhile back at the white house, Fiona's mid-afternoon booze-and-pills session (lunch) was interrupted by the new neighbor, who was NOT happy about having her house torched via witchcraft.

This was how Fiona discovered that Madison's powers were growing. And we immediately knew something was brewing between them. A rivalry perhaps? Oh I'm sure it'll end up fine, don't worry.

Ummm... This whole next part, you guys. I apologize ahead of time.

So, first of all, Kyle was just trying to take a shower to wipe off the stink of embalming fluid or whatever and then his mom ran in and inspected his new body and junk. I guess this confirmed that the girls had indeed given him a dick, but still. What a weird moment between a mother and son. I couldn't imagine anything weirder ever happening between—

WHOOPS.

DOUBLE WHOOPS! 

So uh. Yeah. Kyle's mom was a molester. THANKS FOR THIS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY. We really, really needed to see an incestuous, nonconsensual handjob on our TV screens. Just a good viewing experience right there, not horrifying at all. Just kidding, this was very awful. Big congrats to Ender's Game for getting the highly sought-after post-incestuous-nonconsensual-handjob ad placement! Can't wait to think about this scene as I'm watching Harrison Ford shout at outer space.

Anyway, speaking of gross things that hurt our brains, that whole disgusting snake ritual from last week didn't even work! Cordelia's reproductive system was still busted as hell, so she'd resorted to visiting Marie Laveau in her back-room chill station to ask for a favor.

Haha the best was that the whole time Marie Laveau was sitting on THAT throne with her feet resting on THAT alligator skull, she was just casually playing on her iPad.

Anyway, the discussion turned to some kind of illicit voodoo ritual that will guaranteed knock a woman uppp. We even got to see the ceremony in sort of a hypothetical flashforward or whatever and it honestly looked like a bachelorette party I once attended.

Oh and check out Marie Laveau's STANK FACE!!

I have never in my life seen a stank face as fierce as this one. Stank Face 2 THE MAX. There is no outdoing this stank face. This was it. The Platonic Ideal of stank face.

Uh, so it should go without saying that this entire ritual was absolutely disgusting. It involved a jar of semen being placed in a campfire and tons of chanting and also a baby goat being slaughtered over a writhing Cordelia. But I DID love the part where Marie Laveau had to lie down and sleep for four days and four nights afterward. Who among us wouldn't enjoy that?


But just when it looked like Cordelia was about to write a check for $50k and start changing into her goat-blood-resistant undergarments, Marie Laveau laughed in her damn face!

Yeah, no, Marie Laveau was NOT about to help out any family members of Fiona, especially not after Fiona had thrown shade all around the salon and set all the wigs on fire. Needless to say, Cordelia was VERY bummed and VERY sad.

Meanwhile Madison and Fiona were enjoying a brunch in which they began to bond over their shared powers. One of which was making a redheaded man walk directly into traffic and I did NOT appreciate that. For the first time ever I found this show to be crossing the line, race-wise, I am starting an e-petition to have it canceled. SORRY

But yeah, Fiona was up to something. Still though, she did seem genuinely remorseful at having been such a terrible mother up to that point, so it WAS slightly believable that she'd actually enjoy being a mentor to her successor. But let's be real, Fiona was definitely up to something.

So then this dude showed up and interrupted Queenie's dinner.

At this point a frightened Madame LaLaurie hastily explained that she was 180 years old and had perpetuated countless unspeakable atrocities on African-American peoples, including creating the angry minotaur on the patio. It's to Queenie's credit that she flew into a rage about LaLaurie's crimes, but that kind of rational behavior quickly went away when she decided to go outside and lure the minotaur into a toolshed so that she could masturbate at him.

The idea being, I guess, that as a human voodoo doll she could make his vagina tingle? Check your facts, Queenie, not all minotaurs have vaginas. But she was also muttering something about how he'd been deprived of love, just as she had and I guess that made her horny? I don't know! I honestly don't know what would compel someone to learn of the existence of a minotaur and then four minutes later decide to SEX UP that minotaur. I mean, yeah, that minotaur definitely works out, but still. 

None of this scene made any sense whatsoever but there is no denying it was sexy AS H*CK.

But then WHOOPS! That minotaur grabbed Queenie! What was he doing to her? Something terrible? We may never know, because this episode was already onto the next terrible thing it wanted to show us.

Hoo boy. This plotline. I'll keep it brief: Kyle's mom started grinding on him and then he finally uttered his first words of English since his resurrection:

Then he grabbed a soccer trophy and really presented her the award, if you will.

Then Zoe arrived and discovered her body.

Then she was spooked when a bloody Kyle stepped out of the shadows. Which, fair enough. 

In my opinion this plan did not work out as well as Zoe had expected. Maybe it was a bad plan all along? Maybe Zoe should stop having ideas in general? I don't know, who am I to say? At least Kyle will no longer be mouth-attacked by his own mother or be on the receiving end of nonconsensual incest handjobs. There's always a silver lining. 

Meanwhile Fiona and Madison were enjoying a night out on the town.

Haha what a cool, low-key way to spend some quality time with a famous, underage addict! Also if it wasn't fresh in your memory, a quick flash in this scene served to remind us that Fiona saw a younger version of herself in Madison. Which was either a good thing or a bad thing, who knew?

This whole climax was straight-up incredible. It's a testament to how well-written this scene was been that I truly did not know which way it would go. I sincerely believed all of Fiona's speech about passing the baton, her regrets in life, and how she was dying of cancer. (Which I guess explained the pills and also why her plastic surgeon refused to operate on her.) I mean this was just The Jessica Lange Show at this point, she was doing her thing and it was incredibly moving and just next-level compelling. And again, so well-written that it could have gone either way and still felt inevitable.

Then! She whipped out a dagger and tried to get Madison to murder her, as she had done to her own supreme, right then and there. Obviously Madison did not seem very interested in doing this.

And boom! In the blink of an eye during their minor tussle, Madison's throat had been slashed and Fiona looked aghast as she tried to block Madison's wounds with her hands. It was actually very upsetting!  

But seeing as the power of resurrection is one of the main witch powers (like Misty Day), it stands to reason that the future supreme would probably be in the process of developing that power, right? Also let's be real, Emma Roberts is listed in the main titles. (Gabourey Sidibe, on the other hand, is not. You in danger girl!)

Oh, but if you had any doubts about whether Fiona had planned this all along, they were erased when she gleefully wiped her hands with the butler's hankie, sat down, and started throwing around an Olympic-level amount of shade. First by saying that they'd have to bury Madison deep so that the drugs in her system wouldn't poison the lawn, AND THEN the most epic one-liner kiss-off in TV history: "This coven doesn't need a new supreme. It needs a new rug." *smokes cigarette*

I MEAN. Yes my stomach was all tied up in knots from this episode, but moments like this are what will make this show so legendary to future generations. It will make the aliens really fear us when they decide whether or not to invade. And WE are the lucky generation to experience it in real-time. Not an exaggeration, American Horror Story is a masterpiece.

"The Replacements" was disgusting and horrible and it made me ill. I loved "The Replacements."

BYE


QUESTIONS:

... Will Madison be ticked about what Fiona did?

... Should everyone just leave Kyle alone for a little while?

... Have you ever made a stank face on the level of Marie Laveau's?

... How has YOUR life been changed since witnessing Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur?


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 11/16/2016

Season 6 : Episode 10

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If there's an award for the number of times "masturbate" can be used in an article not appearing in Penthouse Forum, this has got to be a nominee

#whitecroneprobs

LMAO

"Madame LaLaurie was openly sobbing after discovering that we currently have a black president and Fiona was totally rubbing it in."

FANTASTIC! This scene had me smiling from beginning to end.

"Oh, and how crazy was it when Misty Day started spinning around while openly sobbing?"

Best Wonder Woman spin...ever?


"Ugh, then Zoe drove a clearly distressed Kyle to his mother's house."

In addition to being a terrible idea...is she still driving the stolen morgue attendant's car???

"Haha the best was that the whole time Marie Laveau was sitting on THAT throne with her feet resting on THAT alligator skull, she was just casually playing on her iPad."

I can't decide which was better, the visual of Laveau sitting on a throne that's WAY cooler than the Iron Thrown...or...the fantastic nod of appreciation to Live and Let Die. Marie, voodoo priestess, in New Orleans, playing Solitaire...that's good stuff.

"This coven doesn't need a new supreme. It needs a new rug."

❤ Jessica Lange ❤
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Price, you're effin hilarious, man!!! I always look forward to these AHS photo recaps. Priceless!! Keep them coming!!!

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When I finished watching this with my friends I said to them this show is f*cked up. i'm honoured that the great Mr Peterson used the exact same words.
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Just one correction, Madison doesn't have telepathy, she has telekinesis.
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Pointing that out just changes SO MUCH about this review! How enlightening...
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No need for beeing an asshole -_- I was just making a correction, loved the way the rest of the review was written.
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Damn you AHS: I thought I found the perfect reading chair, with the GoT throne. But after seeing the tricked-out voodoo chair with alligator footstool (to rest my Gators), I've reconsidered! (heading to eBay, because I doubt World Market would be so bold to stock this--)
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um... ahs used to be scary, like really get-under-your-blanket scary... now it kinda just pervy...
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I don't even watch the show but I find these pictures with the description so funny!
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Holy crap on a stick that was exhausting. I literally have no idea what to do with myself after that rollercoaster of insanity.
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I going to miss Madison and best part of the episode was Madame LaLaurie crying at the fact Obama is President
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I bet that when Evan Peters read the sceipt of the scene where Zoe found him all bloody after killing his mom, he was thinking 'what? another scene with blood splatter all over me again?' *remembered he had similar expression in AHS2 after taking the axe from his African American wife Alma*
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Hank was out of town on business and Cordelia asks Marie Laveau when's the next full moon? I hope it wasn't in a few days with that whole 2 ounces of "baby gravy" in a mason jar for the voodoo ritual
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Didn't you get the ritual was hypothetical and didn't actually happen?
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yes, I know voodoo ritual didn't actually happen but she still asked when the next full moon was ? and that did happen and Hank was out of town when she asked
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Oh, ok, got it. :)

And yeah, you do make a point haha
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Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur... that was disgusting !!!

I don't like what's going on with Kyle, how awful !!!

"I vote for him, twice" I love Fiona :)
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So far we've only seen these people having powers. But overall, the benefits of that power have been:

* Madison is able to exact vengeance on guys who drugged and gang raped her.

* And maybe Fiona used her powers who become wealthy?

Mostly, it seems they have to hide from the populace, 'stick together', and not let anyone know they are witches or else they'll be killed horribly.

And apparently maybe a Supreme cannot have grandchildren.

Hmm. Girl power?

And Zoe has the most awful power ever. Why would a Supreme even want that power?

And one becomes a Supreme by unwittingly simply taking the power and lifeforce of the old Supreme. So it shows the natural process for a Supreme is once one gets old, one loses all of her powers and vitality and life and its all given to the young hot thang.

And nice that the new Supreme it seems is seemingly always the most attractive of the current witches. Beauty is another power!

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Amazing and an Amazing reivew once again price. The comment" Big congrats to Ender's Game for getting the highly sought-after post-incestuous-nonconsensual-handjob ad placement! Can't wait to think about this scene as I'm watching Harrison Ford shout at outer space." made me actually laugh out loud (may not be appropriate in an open concept office environment, fyi).
The queenie scene with the Minotaur left me a bit confused then again like Queenie said, everyone needs a bit of love. Jessica Lange continues to be amazing and Emma Roberts I've got a new found respect for you.

ps. Hot neighbours are always welcome preferably half naked. Also, perhaps if the hot neighbour owned the "internet" they would have known that they are moving next to a school for the "gifted" girls (AKA/murder house in New Orleans)..
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Seriously every time I watch AHS I swear I'm getting brain surgery. So messed up but I love it. I mean come on have you ever seen
1. Boiling Jizz... (unless u watch really messed up porno)
2.Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur...(again unless u watch really messed up porno)
Love this show Emma Roberts better be back like next episode i enjoy seeing her in her skimpy outfits!
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Just checked IMDB and it lists the following:

Emma Roberts

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Madison Montgomery (13 episodes, 2013-2014)

So it looks like Maddy will go the route of Kyle and Misty Day. Hopefully not w/ Kyle's Frankenstein's monster routine. The show is wonderfully spiraling into all kinds of tangents but even with everything that is happening, Emma's eye-candiness is still needed.
Ryan stated that this season was all about girl power and is it ever. No point in adding to the recap after Price's superlative review.
Looking forward to next week's show (and to Madison's resurrection).
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IMDB is pretty bad at getting these things right. They're also saying that Teen Wolf's mom will do at least five more episodes of The Walking Dead. Maybe they're doing it on purpose, so that the episode count won't be a spoiler.
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I have a feeling that Jessica's man-servant is going to have some voodoo done on Madison when he removes her body.
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Great recap it really summed up perfectly how both horribly disgusting and traumatising this show is as well as how amaze-balls it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Madison better be back next ep, <3 her!!!
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Yes, I agree that this season is not as depressing as the previous two, and might be the best season of AHS yet. All the characters are likable (like Scandal), and it's rare to find a show like that.

The whole Fiona/Madison thing is predictable, but I liked Madison and wished that she won't be killed that fast.

LaLaurie's LIES scene was the BEST! I laughed out loud. Queenie masturbating in front of a minotaur was unpredictable, LOL, Price! And I liked the chemistry between the new neighbor and Nan. But the boy's mother was creepy!

I'm not a fan of FISH-EYE scene, it made me dizzy.

I have one question though, is it possible that this generation has more than one 'potential' to be the next Supreme? Because when Zoe was taking Kyle away and Misty Day wouldn't let them, Zoe said something to Misty Day and then she just let them go... I was wondering if it was Zoe's second power.
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Awesome as usual. I don't have much to add but I liked how Jude was a little racist (at least to start with) last season and oppositely Fiona hates racism. Love those little seasonal parallels.
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GREAT recap as always Price. This is the first season of AHS that I watch, and I find it to be in certain scenes, disgusting. I'm interested in how the witch vs. voodoo coven storyline will play out though, so I'll stay for now. In addition, is it just me or is the show so far only focused on making the women scary/powerful/crazy? The male characters (so far) are so weak/stupid. Even FrankenKyle is brain-dead.

As for your Qs: (1) Yup. (2) They should. But I doubt Zoe will. (3) Ahahaha no! (4) Not much. FFwd through that scene.
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Yeah I ffwd too.
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You missed the LOLs after Misty's name :)
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Man, what a voodoo queen. I simply loved that scene. If it wasnt for Angela Bassett and Jessica Lange this series wouldnt be half as good. Those ladies rock!
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this episode was awesome. It made me sit at the edge of my seat...
from the first minute till the last..so much to tell ..
Laurie a slave of Queeni, loved that part..Kathy Bates playes it so good!! Her reaction on Obama was award winning stuff!!
Kyle, poor kyle with his sick mother. i couldn't believe it, when she started to kiss him and jerk him off...gross and very creepy...
Most of all, loved Fiona through out the whole episode, she ruled it...beginning with the younger version, to see her in the end doing the same to Madison...Madison is gone, just like that...so horrible scene it was, but brilliantly done by Fiona...
Queenie is in big trouble, wonder how that will end...??
The neighbors...she is one crazy bible bitch...and has no idea who she is really dealing with, but loved her son..he was cute..with and withouth shirt!!
AMH...you have overdone yourself this season...just love it!!
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I was really thrown off by the minotaur scene... I was actually expecting some Nan-Queenie-LaLaurie girl on girl action.
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Wait, there's a minotaur?
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Misty has nice dancer's legs. But wearing spiked heels in a swamp cabin?

Fire starting isn't necessarily a new talent, it could also just be an aspect of telekinesis.

I think Fiona sincerely wanted to do right by her (supposed) successor. She just wasn't able to pull it off. Especially not after the bar scene reminded her so much of her younger self. The throat slashing was sort of a Freudian slip.
But maybe that's just me wanting Fiona (Jessica) to be good at heart.

All in all another terrific episode.
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I could see the incest coming the moment we saw Kyle on the porch looking at Zoe. At that moment I also expected him to kill her. I really don't get how stupid Zoe is though, for even bringing her dead son back to her. What a stupid thing to do.

Laveau is just horrible!

The minotaur-masturbation scene was disgusting and random... Just weird. What was the purpose of it? I didn't get it.

LOL@Fiona giving a moral lecture to LaLaurie about how much she hates racists. That's rich coming from a murderer...

I actually think the only decent people so far seem to be the new christian neighbours... but we'll see how twisted they've written their characters to be later on. I am hoping they won't though. It would actually be more original these days to let the christian characters be "good guys", since they usually portray them in such a negative way on TV lately. There are usually very few innocent characters in this series though, but it'd be nice for a change.
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I absolutely agree with you. I am so tired of the Christians always being hypocrites or down right evil on television and in movies. It shows Hollywood's bias against the Christian faith. As a Christian, myself, I find it a real turn off. I remember watching House once when he was talking to a woman who had once been fat. She said fat people were the last group left that it was okay to make fun of. House replied, "Don't forget Christians". Kind of said it all.
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This probably isn't the best place to look for enlightened portrayals. AHS is more committed to excess than grounded humanism. Plus crazy Christians are almost required in this genre as an antagonist for the witches.
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Usually the fun is at the expense of fanatics - just like the mother seems to be. Please don't make this out to be a 'Christian are so persecuted' issue becasue they simply aren't. Well not in any Western nations.
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gawd I'm going to miss Madison throwing her incredible bod around - sad to see her go so fast in this fantastic story
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Some scenes I watched like this:



Some like this:


when the incest started, I was beside myself & all like:


& by the time the credits flashed, I was smiling


American Horror Story, How do you rock so hard?

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Thanks for the screen shot of a scene I have avoided for 40 years (the Exorcist). Along with this weeks show, I now have a lot of images in my brain I wish I could unsee. Where do I go for a good brain wash?
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This was a pleasantly disturbing episode...I heard a suggestion where an amusement park would be a fun next season and I mean really at this point let Evan Peters play a totally remorseless bad guy (meaning you can't even feel for him as a boy in love like you sometimes did with Tate) or the hero nothing is going to happen to.

Zoe might actually be an idiot...it seems dangerously to me that her powers are growing too but are staying within her death wheelhouse.

I doubt Madison is dead but I did sort of wonder...wouldn't it be funny if Misty is next in line and Madison was just a witch who had multiple powers like Fiona's mentor was going on about before Fiona killed her.

Can anyone else imagine the down time on this set?
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Before my roommate and I started this episode, I actually said to her, "Wouldn't it be hilarious if Misty Day was the next supreme?" Great minds, I guess? :)
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Not sure who the next supreme will be. It'd be funny if it was nan. I think it may be zoe, just because, now we're thrown off, as it is being pointed toward madison, blatantly. The season started with zoe finding out she's a witch and by them saying that some withes can perform multiple poweers and not be supreme makes me think madison is?/was? a patsy. i think zoe. because misty is too old and queenie is too precious. i really hope they bring madison back. emma roberts is my fav. young actress and she's the hottest girl on the show. if there's one thing one must know about horror story, it's that the dead aren't necessarily gone! all ready this season misty and kyle have come back. and that was only the first two eps. "what's wrong? cat gotcha tongue?"
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You forget the line about the baby gravy.
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I thought it would be cool instead of Fiona finding the immortal spell it would the writers could have done a "Freaky Friday" and switch bodies. That way Fiona would look young again in Madison's body and Madison would be old. That thought came into my head before her throat was slit.
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wackiest episode yet and how to you kill a human vodoo doll?
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I was kind of disappointed that Madison got killed by Fiona because I feel like it could have been really compelling for Madison to become the new Supreme and learn how to handle it and try to overcome the guilt of killing Fiona. That said, I kind of saw it coming because AHS does seem to be The Jessica Lange Show, so I couldn't really see her getting killed off. I hope Madison comes back to life, but I'm not sure that she will because i saw she was listed as a recurring character somewhere, and not a regular.
That disappointment aside, I think that season 3 might be the best season yet. Everything else was so shocking and most of the characters are actually somewhat likable this season. And while the whole Kyle storyline is really squicky, I'm excited to see what happens because I seriously have no idea what they're going to do with him. I read in an interview that Ryan Murphy said he would probably go back to playing a "sobbing psychopath" but so far, Kyle just seems like a violent zombie, which would be cool too. I <3 this show! And the photo recaps somehow elevate it to an even higher level of awesomeness which I wouldn't have thought possible.
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When Precious started rubbin her lady garden, I went all: Aw hail naw! Shoo gurrl...wut da hail!?!?!? She was supposed to save herself for someone special :( Then again...hunky minotaur guy is somewhat special...I guess.
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so if queenie is listed in cast summary for ahs season 4 for only 3 episodes its safe to assume she is dead?
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and madison is listed for 13
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I <3 price. + the gif. Never has a word been delivered with so much passion. Kyle's "NO" is a close 2nd.
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Hahahaha this show!!! Epic :)) I LOVE IT. And your photo recaps are LOL... Its now my third favourite show (non comedy) after GoT and Lost...
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…No, I don't see why Madison would be mad/upset
…Everyone who isn't Zoe
…No
…Uhhhhh, pass
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Crazy show !!! and I can't wait for the next episode.
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I can't believe you didn't bring up Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur. I figured that would be a touching point (lol) in this review.
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It was good, but a bit predictable in parts-
*Fiona killing Madison
*Kyle killing mommy dearest
*Masturbating in front of a Minotaur
All predictable.
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Price, i guess your favourite sentence from now on is "Gabourey Sidibe masturbating in front of a minotaur".
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I literally peed a little at "We can't stop, we won't stop." Best recap yet, Price! And I read them alllll
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I like this show but I'm kind of fed up with the rape thing. What's up with this constant rape obsession? It seems like Ryan Murphy uses it as a plot device in every season.
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At the end of this episode, my friends and I had been in such an absolute trance, watching in amazement, that we, albeit consciously and in jest, gathered hands around a coffee table and began reciting spells in Latin. I love the way this series is shot- all of the off- centered angles, switching between tenses within a scene... the unbridled gore, brilliant acting, and character development.. they're giving the viewers what they want. There's nothing else like it on television.
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Evan Peters and AHS... wow
S01: sex as a ghost in a latex-suit
S02: probed by aliens; spanked by a nun (ok... and normal sex)
S03: molested from mother + whatever is coming


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I think the real question is how many times did Cordelia's fiancee ejaculate just to fill up that jar? There was a ton of "baby gravy" in that thing. Lol
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FACT/HIDDEN HORROR MOVIE REFERENCE: The Fish Eye

scene that you HATE so so much was actually used in MISERY...you know...THE MOVIE THAT WON KATHY BATES AN ACADEMY AWARD! It's a homage to the scene..well let me just show you dammit.
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FAIR ENOUGH. Misery also made me queasy.
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you have much knowledge... *bows down*
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