WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! DON'T continue reading if you haven't watched episode 5, “Burn, Witch, Burn!”
“American Horror Story: Coven” continued to shock viewers with episode 5, “Burn, Witch, Burn!” The latest episode revealed a potential new supreme and game-changing power. But the upcoming sixth episode of season 3, is set to introduce the new “Rubber Man/ Bloody Face.”
For those who missed the first two seasons of the FX hit mini-series, each story had one main “big bad.” In the “L.A. Murder House,” season 1, the Harmons and other house residents were plagued by “Rubber Man,” a deranged teen (Evan Peters) who would dress up and terrorize or kill the residents. Season 2, “Asylum,” followed up with “Bloody Face,” a serial killer in the 60s who peeled the skin off his female victims and made a gruesome mask out of it.
Last month, “American Horror Story” co-creator Ryan Murphy told the Huffington Post that “Coven” would be getting “two big archvillains -- the Minotaur, which was introduced in the premiere episode, and the Axeman, a real serial killer who terrorized New Orleans in the early 1900s.
The Axeman hasn’t yet made an appearance on screen, but viewers will get to see him in the Wednesday, Nov. 13 episode, “The Axeman Cometh.”
According to a leaked synopsis, episode 6 will feature a flashback to 1919 when Axeman (“not truly a man, but a dread spirit”) was on a killing spree in New Orleans. The killer had one twist though -- he promised to “spare any house in which a jazz band is in full swing.” And while the Axeman was truly a dangerous killer, the young witches at Miss Robichaux’s at the time “plan to defy him.”
Meanwhile, in modern-day New Orleans, the remaining Miss Robichaux witches make a pact to look out for each other in the wake of Madison’s disappearance. The witches refuse to give up on their fallen sister Madison, and after a spirit board “finds” Zoe, the girls decide to use it to find Madison. They don’t find the sassy blonde (who's tucked away like a doll in Spalding’s room), but they do make contact with the Axeman, “whose spirit is trapped within the Academy’s walls.”
While Zoe wants to talk to the Axeman, Queenie breaks contact, knowing that the spirit board has the ability to release spirits. Meanwhile, Cordelia’s new power “brings on heartbreaking revelations;” Zoe, Kyle and Misty reunite; and Marie Laveau makes an alliance with “somebody unexpected.” And that somebody’s “secrets are darker than previously known.”
Episode 6 of “American Horror Story: Coven” will air on FX Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. ET. What do you think will happen in the next episode of season 3? Watch the promo video for “The Axeman Cometh” and let us know your thoughts below:
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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