'American Horror Story' crackles with Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, some thoughts
By April MacIntyre Nov 17, 2011, 6:09 GMT
The two lionesses - Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy - are firing on all pistons. Lange is brilliant as Constance and my God, what bad luck this woman had with children
How amazing was tonight's episode of American Horror Story on FX?
The two lionesses - Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy - are firing on all pistons. Lange is brilliant as Constance and my God, what bad luck this woman had with her children.
Her poor Bo, a disfigured simple child chained to the attic bed, and her beautiful perfect son Tate, a stone cold killer. And Addie, poor sweet Addie, no longer with us.
Well, the Harmons, specifically Vivien and her post-murder tour to get all the dirt on their awful Victorian home, are in motivated seller mode and have finally found a serious buyer.
A horny Armenian house flipper.
Meanwhile, we learn Larry (Denis O'Hare) had a thang with Constance and left his family for her, almost. That fire business...
Joe Escandarian (Amir Arison) was hot for the house, and for young sexy Moira (Alexandra Breckenridge) who teased and ultimately lured him to his death.
Who orchestrated this? Our Southern steel magnolia no less.
Constance (Jessica Lange) finds out that Joe will be leveling the entire house and she won't be able to see her children if this happens. She tries to talk him out of buying the home, but he sends her packing rudely. Southern women don't mess around. Constance hatches a deadly scheme with Moira and Larry. It worked.
Constance and Moira are the series' well-oiled machine of mutual hate and respect. These ladies complete each other and give us viewers fabulous over-40 actresses to savor- I love that. Lange and Conroy are Emmy worthy in their respective roles.
Then we learn our Vivien (Connie Britton) is going to have twins. Rubber man baby will be a sight to behold. Will the two babies be good and evil? We will see.
Also Vivien's new crush, the security man played by Morris Chestnut, looks to be heating up.
Now I wonder something; is Tate maneuvering Violet to somehow be murdered in the house so she is trapped with him for eternity? Tate (Evan Peters) was a murderer when he was alive, but he is calm in the presence of Violet (Taissa Farmiga).
The tales Tate tells Violet of Dr. Charles (Matt Ross) get extra freaky, as we find out this episode that Charles was a Dr. Frankenstein and somehow stitched his dismembered murdered baby back to life with a still-beating heart of an aborted baby. Yuck. The "child" gnaws off the breast practically of his horrified mother Nora (Lily Rabe), who kills her husband with a shot to the head, then herself.
Episode 10 is called "The Birth," and I cannot wait. Did you like this episode? Talk back!