Thursday, October 24, 2013

American Horror Story Coven: Incest, Threesomes, and True Love

Well. I wanted angst and American Horror Story delivered. 

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The Kyle storyline started tame enough with Misty and Kyle cuddling in her swamp shack. Misty was rambling on about her one and only topic of conversation, Stevie Nicks, and Kyle was a captive audience. It was all very zen. Misty talked about finding one's tribe which definitely seems to be her THING. I might be going out on a limb here, but Misty should consider joining Fleetwood Mac. Then Zoe came in and Kyle's eyes went straight to her. Aww.

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Misty was actually pretty happy to see Zoe too. She needed someone else around in order to use Kyle for show-and-tell. Misty ripped open his shirt to display what a great job she'd done covering his seams. And she had done a great job. Congratulations, Misty. Your reward is abandonment.

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Kyle doesn't seem super thrilled with Misty's paws all over him. Perhaps he was reminded of someone else's creepster paws. Maybe it's happening off screen, but I still feel like the logical thing to do is to test his cognition somehow. They do a lot of talking at him but they don't seem to pay a ton of attention to his reactions. Also -- kudos to Evan Peters for having reactions without making Kyle un-FrankenKyle.

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Either way, he seems happiest when looking at Zoe. They're all cute and glowy and blonde. And he wants to play with her hair. Again -- missed opportunity, Zoe. I would have played with his hair right back. It's a good thing his face was so undamaged and his hair so un-singed in the big fiery explosion.

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Misty really wants them all to stick together and have a big happy three-way. But Zoe has other plans. After a brief meeting with Kyle's mom during which she confessed that she'd been considering suicide, do-gooder Zoe makes the decision that Kyle should be returned to her. Zoe just pawns this boy off on crazy after crazy. Why not keep him for yourself, Zoe?!

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Misty really doesn't want them to leave. But with an angry grunt and swing of his arm, Kyle chooses Zoe over Misty. And Misty is left alone. Again. Is there some reason Misty can't go hang out at the school with the other witches? She's pretty and blonde -- she'd fit RIGHT in. And then she'd have a tribe. And a shower.

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But Zoe doesn't care about Misty. She takes Kyle home and leaves him standing on his mother's front porch. She couldn't even walk him in? Like... come up with a lie, girl! You don't just leave broken boys on front porches. Especially when they clearly prefer you to all other people.

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So Kyle takes a shower and his mother creepily takes note of the fact that he's not actually Kyle from the neck down.

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Then the big reveal: Kyle's mom is... gross. There's incest. Need I say more?

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I did NOT see this one coming. It's angsty, that's for sure. Kyle cries while his mom... well. Just fill in the ellipsis for yourself. Anytime you see ellipsis just think "gross." The interesting thing is that Kyle must understand what's going on to a degree. He wouldn't cry otherwise. So he's in there. I couldn't help but wonder what pre-death Kyle must have really been like. Clearly he had a screwed up home life, and yet he was a saintly frat-boy with southern charm up the wazoo.

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In general, I enjoy the angst that incest causes. I was a big proponent of the Jimmy Darmody freak-show on Boardwalk Empire. But my concern here is that this is actually going to be irrelevant to Kyle's current state. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there's some awesome arc to come involving Zoe's inability to have sex without killing and Kyle's presumably damaged psyche. But I think we should all manage our expectations.

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Anyway. Kyle's mom once again freaks out about his not-Kyle body and then she too rips his shirt open. Then he looses it. He's had his shirt ruined for the last time! He screams and bashes her skull in. His one word seems to be "no" which is a good word for him to have full use of. I think that'll be helpful in terms of all the torso exposing ladies in his life.

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Then Zoe stops by for dinner and learns, much to her dismay, that Kyle once again needs a shower.

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And so ends another week of American Horror Story: Mommy Issues. See you next week!

4 comments:

  1. Your AHS posts make my day. Love the Kyle-Zoe(-Misty) storyline.

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  2. No Kyle last week or this week :(

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  3. The lack of Kyle on the show sucks. MORE KYLE!!

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  4. Hopefully we'll get more Kyle now that he's at the house. ::fingers crossed::

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