‘Coven’ co-creator Ryan Murphy talked to EW about recent developments and what’s in store for AHS: Coven in 2014
American Horror Story Coven 3×10 Promo “The Magical Charms of Stevie Nicks” (HD) VIDEO
Episode 3.10 – American Horror Story Coven ’The Magical Charms of Stevie Nicks’ episode description
(Airs January 8, 10:00pm e/p)
Fiona attempts to out the new Supreme with a visit from Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame. Cordelia learns the truth about Hank and the Witch Hunters. Madison tries to eliminate her competition for the Supremacy.
Written by James Wong; directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
EW: “Head” is the mid-season finale.What can you say about the final four episodes of Coven (which resumes on January 8th)?
RM: The last four episodes (ask the questions): Can Marie (Angela Bassett) and Fiona (Jessica Lange) beat these witch hunters that have been after their groups for centuries? Who’s going to be the next Supreme? Who’s Kyle going to choose in terms of the witches? What’s going to happen to LaLaurie and what’s going to happen to the friendship between Queenie and LaLaurie? So those are the driving forces (as Coven draws to a close).
RM:… historically, around episode 9 or 10 we do… start to kill everybody off. This year is harder because there are characters who have the ability to bring people back to life.
EW: Episode 9 was a pretty abrupt switch for Myrtle (Frances Conroy). Is that because she was burned?
RM: I think it’s three things.
1. If you have a faith…and suddenly that faith is revealed to you to be hollow and untrue and everything you stood for is revealed to be a lie.
2. And, all those women (witches) and Quentin betrayed her…
3. Then, there’s also the thing that she said in the previous episode– that she’s seen the dark side in the flames. She’s come out of that more of a psychopath in Dior.
EW: It seems like Cordelia and Misty are building a bond in this episode–will that continue?
RM: Yes. Coming back from the (three-week) break we’re writing about … that all these girls have been friends and then it’s announced that the Seven Wonders are coming up, which is the test you take to become the new Supreme. The friendships become a little more competitive and… hard to maintain for some of them.
EW: So now that Hank is dead, I’m assuming his father will be pissed?
RM: Oh yeah. One of the points we’ve’ve been writing to and driving to is that if the voodoos and the Salems would only unite they could probably be unstoppable. Now they’re up against the biggest enemy– which is The Corporation.
EW: Will the final four episodes be about the voodoos and the Salems teaming up?
RM:Yes. That’s one of the things. Marie and Fiona must join forces to beat this enemy. They have different ways and approaches about what they think they should do.
EW: My big question is What happens to LaLaurie’s head? It’s just sittin’ upstairs on that table.
RM: That’s the big mystery… I was obsessed with the idea that after the big shootout, the cops would go upstairs and there would be Kathy Bates’ head! So what happens if that would happen? That is a definite plot point that we need to resolve.
EW: Kyle finally seems normal. What can you say about that?
RM: I think Fiona’s kept him slow enough for her purposes and I love that she has made him sort of the Coven’s human Frankenstein attack dog.