All Ryan Murphy shows get a little wonky in the middle. He has a lot of great ideas and usually by the end they’ve all together, but generally right around this point it’s a bit of a mess. Sadly, Coven is no exception. The episode was uneven, but there were some highlights.
Not so much…
- Zoe continues to be lame.
Can we just be done with Zoe? I mean I know no one dies on this show, but can we just kill her in some permanent way or she needs to become the Supreme and be a total badass. Something needs to happen. Right now she just bores me.
- Patti Lupone is the worst.
Not a huge Patti Lupone fan. My wife was unable to understand Sweeney Todd the first time we saw it due to her unintelligible singing, and I have yet to forgive her. But really I don’t think any actress could have pulled off that incredibly awkward scene. I mean what is Ryan Murphy trying to say about single mothers? (I’m sure he’s not trying to say anything it just seems weird that both single mothers abuse their sons, sexually or emotionally.)
- Misty finally joins the Coven!
Even though Lily Rabe’s accent makes me want to stab my inner ears with a sharpened candy cane (seriously has she never met a Cajun person?!) I enjoy Misty Day and am happy to get her out of the swamp and interacting with people other than Zoe.
- Fiona’s Attempted Murder
I liked how this was handled, perfectly playing on all Fiona’s worst fears and deepest desires, but what I really loved was how Fiona was practically glowing with pride that her daughter witched up and started to become the badass we all know she is meant to be.
- Patti LuPone dying
I giggled. I know that makes me a bad person. I also yelled at the TV when they brought her back. Boo!
- Head in a Box
I guess this was kind of spoiled on the cover of Entertainment Weekly a couple of weeks ago, but still a fun reveal.