‘American Horror Story: Coven': [Spoiler] Should Have Stayed Dead

Thu, November 14, 2013 10:47am EST by 2 Comments
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Posted at 8:24 AM on November 15, 2013  

The thing is not “they kill a character and then Misty goes around and revives everyone”. Of course a death is shocking due to our conception of it. But since Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Frances Conroy are in the main credits, we all knew they were not dead forever. There was no real shock value there and Ryan Murphy knew that.

Even in other seasons there were a lot of dead characters who then appeared again. It happened with the main characters in season 1 (and more other characters throughout the season) because of the haunted house. I guess that was an important point of that season -that the house was inhabited with the ghosts of the people who died there- so we didn’t notice that overuse of killing. But all that killing was to enrich the plot. I think the conception of death in that season was “the death sometimes is not the end”.

In season 2 we found another two characters who died but were revived by the aliens. I’m talking about Grace and Alma. I suppose the conception here was “the death is the end (it is said by Grace), but there are extraterrestial beings who can change that”. In season 3 is almost the same: “the death is the end, but magic can change that”.

Well, I’m missing the point. To sum up, we have to consider it part of the plot, not a free-divine-resurgence. Some chapters were bloody boring, but chapters 5 and 6 were terrific. So I hope the best is yet to come, and I’m sure both Madison and Myrtle will contribute to that. I love AHS not because of the horror (it doesn’t scare me), but for that intrincated and twisting plot.

Ps. I also think Kyle is better off dead though.

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Posted at 3:34 AM on November 15, 2013  

I agree with you completely. Misty has become a crutch… someone dying no longer causes a gasp. They’ll be back sooner or later.

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