*I must apologize once again in my delay in getting this written. I’d promise it won’t happen again, but it probably will, so I make no promises! Enjoy!*
Prior to his death and a sloppy Frankensteined amalgamation of boy parts, Kyle was a fairly intelligent guy who wanted to make a difference in the world. Chained up like the monster he’s become, he remembers back to hanging with his frat brothers as they all got tattoos while he did not and notices that the lovely tattoo now on his arm belonged to his frat brother, not him. As he searches his body, he finds more tattoos and is frustrated at what that could possibly mean on top of losing the cognition he once had. Seeing his frustration and concerned about what he’s done (you know that whole matricide thing), Zoe comes up with a permanent solution to their problems and approaches Kyle with a gun as she tries to reason with him about her resolve. Suddenly Kyle grabs the gun from her, but rather than shoot her, he aims the gun at his head and just as he’s about to pull the trigger, Zoe stops him realizing in those final moments that she really doesn’t want him to die. She takes him to her room, removes his bonds and attempts to teach him how to communicate. He starts to work out what she wants, but ultimately realizes that he’s stupid, a mere fraction of the man he was.
As Zoe attempts to work with broken Kyle, Madison who has been frustrated over her inability to feel anything since being revived enters the room and continues having some memory problems as she has no idea who Kyle is. Zoe explains Madison’s involvement in bringing him back, but Madison focuses in on one thing: Kyle is the living, walking dead like her. After Cordelia summons Zoe, Madison stays to watch over him and the two find a connection in their similar not quite living status. When Zoe meets with Cordelia, Cordelia informs her about a few things. Firstly, she is aware of Zoe’s emerging power, which is a pretty strong indication that she is the new Supreme, though that has yet to be seen. Secondly, she is in grave danger due to this possibility, because a new powerful enemy has risen from the shadows and will do anything she can to stop the new Supreme from sapping her energy and life and taking her place. Cordelia warns Zoe to watch out for Fiona and informs her of her determination to not only stop her mother, but to kill her for good. Shocked with this new information Zoe returns to her room and walks in on her almost boy toy playing with her formerly dead roommate. Without saying a word she leaves the two of them to their playtime and seeks out her prisoner, Spalding, to find out more information about Madison’s murder. After finding his enchanted tongue amongst Myrtle’s other hidden goodies (the Ouija board as well as photographs and whatnot), she performs a powerful spell to replace Spalding’s still enchanted tongue and proceeds to question the man about Madison’s murder.
Unable to lie due to the enchantment, Spalding has no choice but to tell her Fiona killed Madison. He yells it out and repeats his beloved’s name as often as he can, but much to his surprise as well as mine, Zoe stops him from talking for good as she plunges a knife into his chest and watches the life drain from Spalding’s body as he takes his final breath and expires. Returning to her room to clean up from the murder, she is surprised by Madison as she confronts Zoe about what she had walked in on earlier. Zoe wants to just pass it off and let Madison have her boy toy, but Madison has another plan. While Kyle has helped Madison to feel as nothing else has, she refuses to give him up, but she is willing to share. She leads Zoe out to the bedroom where a calm and somewhat more composed Kyle sits on the bed and they ask her to join them in a ménage à trios because sex is apparently a cure-all for the troubled.
Also having sex to help forget her problems, Fiona has gone home with the Axeman and enjoyed the evening though she had attempted to resist him for a bit in the beginning. She wakes the next morning and as she gets ready to leave, he confesses that he has been watching over her since she was eight years old, initially loving her like a daughter, but as she grew up, he came to love her as a man. That seems a bit incesty to me, and that wooing shtick didn’t work well for Fiona either as he used the bane to her existence to represent how well he knows her: watching her grow old. Anybody watching the show knows full well that her age is the one thing she hates the most about herself, so after hearing how he’s watched her grow old, she abruptly ends their romance and leaves. The following night, however, as Fiona finds more of her hair in her hand rather than on her head, she returns to him seeking comfort in the arms of the homicidal maniac former ghost.
Meanwhile, Queenie and Delphine bond a bit over some fast food, which Delphine finds absolutely delicious. Ultimately retaining her racism, she applies it to Queenie’s witch sisters as she warns Queenie that the girls will never accept her as one of their own because she’s black. Honestly, the girls have been too much into their own thing to notice, but if they truly weren’t going to accept her it would probably be something more weight-related as Queenie had begun to note than race-related. None of them seemed all that racist to me.. but what do I know. Anyway, Queenie takes this to heart and seeks out the only powerful black woman she knows and talks to Marie Laveau. Marie also plays the race card with Queenie and offers her a deal: If she brings LaLaurie as payment, Queenie can join her ranks and the voodoo doll can live in the house of voodoo where she belongs. Furthermore, if she mixes her witch with their voodoo, she’ll be more powerful than a Supreme, which seems to be pretty appealing to Queenie.
Queenie, however, has come to like LaLaurie and is reluctant to do as Marie has suggested. When she returns to the school, she tells Delphine that if they are going to be true friends they have to show each other their ugly and asks her what the worst thing she ever did was. Delphine confesses that she has one regret. Really. Just the one. Apparently, Delphine’s husband, who if you remember she was planning on killing so wasn’t all that interested in anyway, played around a bit with one of her slave girls. This resulted in a sweet, little baby boy. LaLaurie, of course, couldn’t have an abomination like that possibly laying claim to her fortune, so that night as she prepared her beauty regimen, she explained to the new mother what the secret ingredient was: newly born infant blood. The mother was so distraught with this news that she ended up taking her own life…and that was the worst thing Delphine had ever done. She attempts to justify her actions as a product of the times, but I somehow think she took her actions a bit far even considering the racism present in slavery.
Realizing the monster that LaLaurie really and truly is, Queenie takes her to a salon and delivers her right into the hands of Marie Laveau. LaLaurie has become rather naïve with the times and trusting of Queenie so she didn’t expect a thing. She was betrayed to the full extent of the word and the look on her face said it all. I felt sorry for the poor, old bitch. Thanks, again, Kathy Bates for making me have feels for a monster like LaLaurie! With LaLaurie back in her hands, Marie cages her like the monster she is and then invites Queenie to cut her, which she happily does, leaving Marie with her own beauty regimen…of LaLaurie’s fresh blood. Revenge is sweet, but seriously these people know how to take it to the next level! I’m glad I’ll never cross their paths!