AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN “Head” Episode Review
American Horror Story: Coven keeps right on upping the stakes on this week’s episode, “Head.” Fiona (Jessica Lange) heads to the other side of town to deal with the package that showed up at her door last week (or in TV time just before this episode aired) courtesy of Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett), which as we know never goes the way she wants. Although this time she tries a different approach, going in peace, or at least as much as Fiona is capable of.
In light of the failed witch hunter attack, Fiona urges Laveau to consider an alliance. She tries to sell it as mutually beneficial to the both of the New Orleans witch communities, but ultimately her intention is only to save her own coven. Laveau, of course, has no reason to consent given that she is the one behind the attack.
Laveau is furious that Hank has screwed this up, yet it seems like he has a special knack for that. Come to find out, he’s part of a much larger witch hunting organization and has been planted inside the coven solely for the purpose of eliminating it. If you look at it from that perspective, he’s really doing a piss poor job. I’m sure that falling in love with your target isn’t part of his job description and would be highly frowned upon by his superiors.
At the conclusion of this episode of American Horror Story: Coven, Hank decides to stand on his own two feet. Heartbreak notwithstanding, he heads straight for the voodoo queen and her followers. The only saving grace to this tragedy (if you can even call it that), is Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) who has conveniently for Laveau recently switched sides. Even with a bullet in her gut, she manages to use her own brand of witchcraft to end the massacre which even in slow motion doesn’t seem to last that long.
Although I don’t think Queenie is the next Supreme, she is definitely someone you’d want on your team in a fight. Especially with the other young witches in the coven preoccupied with boys.
Do you think that the coven can pull it together in time for the next witch hunter attack? I surely hope so, but with numbers dwindling and loyalty wavering, it’s hard to tell. Let us know what you think in the comment section below!