CR. Michele K. Short/FX
CR. Michele K. Short/FX
Coven club, this meeting is now in session.
Confession: American Horror Story: Coven is just so wicked good that we are now convinced we're witches. Wait, before you call us crazy, just know we've concocted a pretty awesome brew of spoilers for you about tonight's episode "Boy Parts," as well as scoop on what's ahead. (Now will you indulge us in our witchy delusions?)
So what's next for Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) and Kyle (Evan Peters) now that he's, you know, dead? And is Lily Rabe's character going to return? Plus, who is the big bad of this season and what the heck is the Council?! We've got all the answers to your burning Coven questions, as well as juicy scoop from Ryan Murphy...
What's the deal with the Council?
The Council is a group of "very bizarre and funny" witches who are called upon to deal with any trouble within the community. "The big rule of the coven is if you are caught as a witch killing or harming another witch you are immediately taken out and burned," Murphy spills. "So, one or a couple of the witches are killed very early on or so we think, so the coven is basically a court." And if you're thinking the Council pops up after Fiona offs one of the girls, which Murphy says will happen in episode three, you get a gold star. And while Francis Conroy's outrageously stylish and funny character is not in "Boy Parts," she is the head of the Council and you can expect to learn her complicated past with Fiona via flashbacks.
Lily Rabe will be back, right?
Don't worry, you'll find out what happened to Misty Day in tonight's opening scene (and see her interact with one of the four students), as Murphy teases, "You know on this show just because you died on camera doesn't mean that you're dead, ever."
He also had a lot to say about his inspiration for the role of Misty. "I love her character, she is obsessed with Stevie Nicks. The season really is an allegory and a metaphor for any minority group in the country where you feel alone so she's a girl that has never known any other witches and all she's ever known is Stevie Nicks," he explains. "So I reached out to Stevie Nicks and asked her if we could use her music and she thought about it for a while and then she said, "Oh okay, since it's you, I'll do it." Lily has an amazing Stevie Nicks shawl twirl scene in episode three. It's really fun and great and we use I think eight Stevie Nicks songs this year, so that's our musical stuff that we do."
Are there male witches?
Yes, and you'll see one on the Council as Murphy says viewers will see a familiar face practicing magic. "One of them is a male witch played by Leslie Jordan, who I love," he says. "It turns out if Jessica Lange is your friend you can have a bestseller time and time again and again. It's fun in that way. We find out real life people who we say are witches. It's very fun and pop culture-y."
What's this season's version of the Rubber Man or Bloody Face?
Murphy reveals there are "two" big bads this season : "The Minotaur and the Axeman. Those are the two mythological villains this season." You will see one of them in tonight's hour.
Are both Zoe and Madison going to be interested in FrankenKyle?
Too soon to tell, though Murphy says Zoe and Kyle are AHS: Coven's version of Romeo and Juliet. "Zoe's in love with him and rehabilitates him, but of course she can't be with him because she'll kill him," he says, adding that Peters doesn't speak for seven episodes, so expect a lot of "body language and mime," with Murphy telling us he had the actor watch Bride of Frankenstein. (Bonus scoop: He'll meet another witch in "Boy Parts.")
American Horror Story: Coven airs tonight at 10 p.m. on FX.