“American Horror Story” recap (3.6): Something Is Rotten in New Orleans

Over at Marie Laveau’s who should darken the doorstep but Lumberjack Dave, who has apparently been in Laveau’s service all this time.  He is a registered witch-hunter, who has worked to thin the ranks of the coven for years.  This is a nice little twist, and it reveals that he seduced and murdered that red-haired woman not just because he is a bearded toothed monster, but because she was a witch.

AHS6.9AND because he is a bearded monster.

But Marie is done with half-assed measures.  She requests the heads of every member of the coven on a pike by, say, tomorrow.

AHS6.10I use antlers in all of my decorating.  And skulls.  All parts, really.

Witch hunter or not, this is even more of a suicide mission than the time that fake wizard sent Dorothy Gale after poor, misunderstood Elphaba.  I look forward to whatever entertaining and amusing way he dies.

Back at Miss Robichaux’s, Cordelia is taking a richly deserved mental health day.  Just locking herself in her room with a few of her mom’s pills, stripping down to her underwear, and shutting out all the problems of teenage witches.  All alone.  Except for the ghost of that axe-murderer.


The Axeman is anxious to cash in on Zoe’s promise to release him from Miss Robichaux’s, which is understandable,  given how many renditions of “My Heart Will Go On” he must have been subjected to over the years.  So he goes around scaring the shit out of Cordelia, which actually confused me a lot.  Like, he’s going afar Cordelia because she’s the only one who can see him, but then she can’t see him because she’s blind?  And he’s trying to regain corporeal form, but he seems pretty damn corporeal when he’s slamming his axe into shit.  I don’t know; someone explain it to me in the comment section.

Anyway, Zoe and the girls use magic to do what they think is a spell to destroy the Axeman, but which in fact releases him, to go be a horrible music snob out in the world.

AHS6.12This guy is going to love Pitchfork.

Once free he makes a beeline for Fiona, armed with a martini. And hey, if I’d been invisible and trapped in a house with Jessica Lange that long, that is probably what I would do too.

So how do y’all feel about Madison returning to the mix?  Whether or not you liked her, you gotta love the fact that her Teen Choice Awards were the only details she could clearly recall from her life.

See you next week.

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