EW talked to Ryan Murphy about all the twists and turns as well as a preview of next week’s AHS: Coven!
American Horror Story Season 3 Episode 3 Promo/Preview “The Replacements” (VIDEO)
American Horror Story – Episode 3.03 – The Replacements – Synopsis
1971: Fiona takes her place as the Supreme by means most foul… and Spalding has seen it all.
Today: An aging and fading Fiona reluctantly visits a plastic surgeon. Meanwhile, Zoe visits with Kyle’s grieving mother to offer her comfort, while the high-strung, churchgoing, hellfire-preaching Joan Ramsey (Patti LuPone) and her handsome son Luke move in next door to the Academy. Elsewhere, the racist Madame LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) is devastated at the thought that a black man has become President of the United States. Fiona humbles her by making the once noble and haughty lady serve as the Academy’s new maid, and when conflict arises between LaLaurie and Queenie, Fiona forces her to serve as Queenie’s personal slave. Meanwhile, out in the swamp, the still-mute Franken-Kyle’s scars are healing quickly, and an unfortunate love triangle begins to develop. Another triangle begins to develop when both Madison and Nan pay Luke a visit, but the meeting goes badly when Joan enters the conversation. As both Cordelia and Fiona receive distressing news from their doctors, Zoe engineers an unwise homecoming. An increasingly desperate Cordelia turns to Marie Laveau for help, while Fiona recognizes something of her own history in Madison and takes to personally mentoring the girl, in her own blunt way. While outside the Academy, a bestial figure stirs in the shadows…
American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy talks the latest episode ‘Boy Parts’ and Stevie Nicks’ influence on ‘Coven’
The second episode of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story: Coven was chock-full of plot developments, including the resurrection of seemingly dead Misty (Lily Rabe) and Kyle (Evan Peters) and the reveal that modern-day Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) has kept alive her minotaur lover!
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I love that Misty Day, Played by Lily Rabe, is a big Stevie Nicks groupie.
Don’t miss Lily’s interview in EW!
RYAN MURPHY: She is obsessed with Stevie Nicks because I am obsessed with Stevie Nicks…
When we got to this witch idea, I thought, if you’re Misty and you have grown up alone and you don’t know any other witches, there’s one witch you probably would know and that’s Stevie Nicks. So I called Stevie Nicks… She’s not a witch, but she has an attraction to those mystical creatures… she and Lindsay Buckingham are working on a special sort of redo of a song they did about a witch.
EW: Will (Misty Day) leave the swamp and start hanging with the Miss Robichaux women?
MURPHY: Well, both. She loves her damp swamp shack; she doesn’t want to live in this world (because) this world is too hard for her. But we’re playing with a witch hunter idea …and at one point (she) is discovered (so)… at a certain point (Misty) has to adapt or die.
MURPHY: (Zoe (Taissa Farmiga) and Franken-Kyle’s (Evan Peters) romance is doomed, but I think it is oddly more hopeful….I loved the creation myth of him… And I just love that he becomes this monster who is only in love and can protect one person, his creator.
EW: Will Kyle (ever) seem normal again?…
MURPHY: … The next episode has an insane Kyle/Evan story. He’s such a great actor, and I love what he does physically… It’s really hard to not speak for a (TV role)…because television shows are pretty much all about dialogue. The question is: Can he be rehabilitated?… or is he always going to be a monster…or is he going to…be a combination of both?
In the next episode, (Kyle) says his first word and then he pretty much stays in that mode for a while.
EW: Will we meet Franken-Kyle’s mother?
MURPHY: Oh yes. The next episode. That is a great, great part. I went after Mare Winningham...I want her to join the American Horror Story family…I’ve always loved her work.
I wrote this part with the writers. She did it as a favor and she’s quite spectacular in it, I think. She’s some 9th District white trash. Mare Winningham really knocks it out of the park and has to do some incredible things.
EW: …Will Cordelia’s fertility struggles… be another dark pregnancy?
That is dealt with and put to bed in the next episode. We’ve done that a few years in a row. I thought, Let’s give that a break. I don’t love the baby storyline for Cordelia so much as I love the struggle…we came across this insane, fucked up spell that people do…and it’s not cheap… (even) if you go to Angela’s voodoo queen… It’s a lot of money.
EW: The reveal at the end is that not only is Marie immortal, but she’s made her minotaur boyfriend immortal too.
Oh, yes. Well that’s the myth of Marie Laveau…There is a shrine to her, but it’s always rumored that she never died. They never found out what happened to Delphine LaLaurie, either. They never found out what happened to The Axeman who comes in episode 7…
EW: Is the Minotaur sort of this season’s Rubberman or Bloody Face?
MURPHY: Yes, he is….I think Marie Laveau keeps him in that backroom and has great sex with him and takes him out to do her bidding… I think he was near death and she gave him some of the immortal tears…
The Axeman is played by Danny Huston. He’s also a love interest for Fiona, right?
Yes… I’m really interested in that idea of finding love in your second act. Then the question is, What do you do if you’re a witch and a serial killer? How do you make that work? It’s hard. It’s a lot of fucked-up baggage!
Read the entire interview at EW HERE!