Spoilers for American Horror Story: Apocalypse and Coven lie forward.
Hell to the sure. The most recent installment of American Horror Story: Apocalypse featured a horny blood tub, a world-ending Billy Eichner, and lastly some witches.
The long-awaited return of Season three’s Coven got here inside the episode’s previous couple of minutes when Cordelia Foxx, Myrtle Snow, and Madison Montgomery made an look at Outpost Three’s puke-covered Halloween soirée/mass homicide.
Loyal AHS followers misplaced their minds for this primary main crossover plot level and the reappearance of three beloved characters—whereas new viewers had been left fully at the hours of darkness. (Take a look at GameSpot’s recap or stream Coven on Netflix in the event you’re the latter.)
No matter your witchy cannon data, this scene was tremendous complicated and raised quite a lot of questions for the place Apocalypse may be headed. Here is a refresher on what went down.
“Shock, bitch. I wager you thought you’d seen the final of me.”
Accompanied by The Rolling Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow,” the trio sweeps in via a haze of radiation, trying as enchanting as ever. “Discover our sisters,” Cordelia calls for. The just lately deceased and under no circumstances Coven-related Mallory, Coco, and Dinah are quickly resurrected. In shock, Mallory removes her immediately blurry glasses.
Then comes the enduring line from Madison to Mallory. “Shock, bitch. I wager you thought you’d seen the final of me.” Finish episode.
To say this scene difficult the issues of Apocalypse is an enormous understatement. Fortunately, the web is stuffed with tremendous sleuth followers able to crack the case on AHS’s newest weird plot flip and predict a course again to sanity.
Listed here are the highest fan theories on what went down throughout that resurrection, how Mallory is aware of Madison, and the place our favourite Salem-descendants are taking this season.
A bunch of Coven witches simply got here again… however not those you suppose.
If Dinah, Mallory, and Coco are The Coven’s sisters, clearly, they’re witches. However, is it attainable they are not the witches we expect?
Season three made it further clear that what’s useless within the AHS-verse would not have to remain useless. (Enter Misty Day resurrecting of us left and proper.)
Naturally, that might imply that as an alternative of bringing again Dinah, Mallory, and Coco, Cordelia truly resurrected the souls of Season three witches within the physique’s of Season eight characters. Mallory’s earlier episode description of feeling like she has somebody “trapped” within her might have foreshadowed this growth.
Tons of viewers agree that reincarnation is the very best clarification for Madison’s “Shock, bitch” line to Mallory—she stated the identical factor to Jessica Lange’s character in Season three following her personal return from the useless. Nevertheless, there’s tons of disagreement on who could possibly be inhabiting which physique. Is it Fiona Goode? Queenie? Nan? Misty? Zoe?
No matter who’s who, I am simply hoping this physique takeover principle is appropriate as a result of Coco would not get to be a witch. I merely will not enable it.
Might Mallory be the following Supreme?
If the physique takeover principle is appropriate, Mallory slowly taking off her glasses à la She’s All That makes full sense. (None of her attainable physique dwellers wore glasses.)
But when the reincarnation principle is flawed, then this eyewear second might point out Mallory is definitely the following Supreme aka head chief of The Coven. One of many indicators that the following Supreme is rising is glowing well being, like 20/20 imaginative and prescient. To not point out, she was in a position to battle the supposed antichrist successfully, albeit briefly, earlier within the episode.
Or possibly Mallory’s an angel?
A couple of followers are speculating that Mallory is one thing much more highly effective than a witch. Within the battle of fine vs. evil, we have the satan operating round (extra on that later)… so why not an excellent highly effective good man to battle him? Like an archangel maybe?
Except for Frances Conroy’s temporary stint because the Angel of Dying in Asylum, this may take American Horror Story into fully new and intimidating territory. However it will additionally clarify Cordelia saying, “Mallory, we want your assist” within the Episode four promo. I imply, they added robots so I suppose angels are attainable.
Word: Calling Mallory by her actual title might not completely low cost the possession principle… nevertheless it does point out that if she is inhabited by somebody or one thing else they’re residing alongside one another.
Or does Madison know Mallory from Scream Queens?
Let’s throw all of that out and go along with the enjoyable choice!
That is in all probability the least believable principle on the market, however actually one of many extra entertaining ones. Emma Roberts and Billie Lourd starred in Ryan Murphy’s different terrifying sequence Scream Queens for 2 seasons. And Roberts performed primarily the identical character in each reveals. That means, the “Shock, bitch” might have come from Scream Queens’ Chanel #1 as an alternative of Madison.
Personally, whereas I agree this principle is technically viable, I extremely doubt (and do not actually hope) that it is true. It could needlessly complicate the sequence and add a complete lot of pointless plot factors to suppose via.
That being stated, a double crossover might convey Jamie Lee Curtis to AHS. And Emma Roberts was seen onset in a really Scream Queens outfit… By no means thoughts, I am in.
Or did Mallory was Madison’s private assistant?
Each Mallory and Madison labored in Hollywood. It is smart that their paths might have crossed in a completely real-world sense. However this principle is cheap, logical, and completely boring… and AHS is something however!
Now, a principle that they are cleaning soap opera fashion long-lost sisters?! That I am into.
Michael is not the satan and the bunker is mainly Hogwarts
Michael Langdon positively hasn’t been superior this season, however followers are beginning to surprise if he is truly the satan. I imply, that is an enormous declare: being the satan. To date, Michael has been a homicidal a-hole at greatest.
Within the newest episode, Michael requested for steerage from his “father” on a number of events. This could possibly be referencing (A) Tate from Homicide Home, his canonical father (B) the precise satan (C) another being we have not been launched to but. Regardless of the reply on that, all choices point out that Michael could also be much less highly effective than initially anticipated.
And that is the place the warlock principle begins popping up. For the reason that premiere of Apocalypse, throughout which a college for boys was talked about, followers have puzzled if Michael was one of many warlocks talked about in Season three and not likely the antichrist. This may put his battle in opposition to The Coven on a fair taking part in area and clarify his connection to the bunker.
The promo for Episode four confirmed us what seems to be flashbacks of Michael within the alleged warlock faculty. Subsequent week might formally affirm this principle, however we can’t know till then.
(The one factor that is sure? Devil or not, followers are tremendous into this man. It is… quite a bit.)
The Coven is The Cooperative and so they’re right here to cease the apocalypse
Proper when it will make sense for The Cooperative to point out up and deal with the mass homicide that occurred at its outpost we get… witches? They usually’re fully unscathed by nuclear fallout? Virtually like they have been in The Cooperative’s “sanctuary?” Very suspicious.
This principle has been buzzing round since Episode 1, however the closest we have gotten to any affirmation is Cordelia and Myrtle’s sound bites from Episode four’s promo. They clearly suppose they’ll spearhead the saving of Earth and seem to have the assets to take action. Plus, they need everybody to assist put it aside collectively. To help each other. To work as a crew. To cooperate.
Seeing as there has acquired to be extra insanity headed our method (specifically, that “enormous factor that occurs in Episode 5”), here is hoping we get some affirmation on these theories subsequent week. In any other case this could possibly be a really bumpy and really complicated trip.