American Horror Story Season 3 Episode 7 Review – Spoilers Episode 8 “The Sacred Taking”

American Horror Story Season 3 Episode 7 Review - Spoilers Episode 8 "The Sacred Taking"

On episode 7 of AMERICAN HORROR STORY called, “The Dead,” we open up in a tattoo parlor where Kyle is with all his frat buddies pre-wreck they are are getting tattoos. Kyle is singing a along to Toto. One of his frat buddies mocks him for it. Kyle isn’t and fazed continues to hackle with his buddies while he throws back a beer. One of the frat boys got “beginning and end” in Chinese. Kyle opts out of getting one. Kyle is telling them all how he wants to be a Engineer. He says he has one life and he doesn’t want to waste it. Awwwwww. He looks at a friends tattoo of a four leaf clover. Cut to Kyle now looking at his four leaf clover tattoo and crying while chained up. Kyle starts smacking himself on the head. He bends down and pulls up his pants and see his other newly acquired tattoo “beginning and end”. Kyle realizes he is made up of his dead friends body parts. Zoe walks in,she has a gun behind her back.

Madison is sitting on the stairs smoking a cigarette. You hear a VoiceOver of her talking. “I am a Millennia. Generation Y. Born between AIDS and 9/11 give or take. They call us the global generation. We are known for our entitlement and narcissism. Some say its because we are the generation where every kid gets a trophy just for showing up. Others think it’s because social media allows us to post every time we fart or have a sandwich for all the world to see. But it seems that our one defining trait is a numbness to the world. An indifference to suffering. (She is walking down the hall with a candelabra.) I know I did anything I could to not feel. Sex, drugs, booze. Just take away the pain, take away my mother and my asshole father, and the press, and all the boys I loved who wouldn’t love me back. (She is going through Fiona’s drawers taking out the pills.) Hell I was gang raped, two days later I was back in class like nothing ever happened. (She is downing the pills with alcohol.) I mean that must have hurt like hell right? Most people never get over stuff like that, and I was like lets go for Jamba Juice. (She throws the glass at the fireplace.) I would give everything I had or will ever have just to feel pain again. To hurt. Thank God for minor league Fiona and her her herb garden. One advantage to being dead is you don’t have to sweat warning labels. (She is in Fiona’s room downing stuff.) There was this one brown liquid that I thought made my nipples tingle for a second but I think it was psychosomatic because I polished off the rest of the bottle and I didn’t feel shit. I tried every eye of newt and wing of fly until I found something that made me not look like Marilyn Manson anymore. (She is opening jars and eating stuff.) And this is the rub of all this isn’t it? I can’t feel shit. (She is trying to burn her hand with a lighter.) I can’t feel anything. We think that pain is the worst feeling. It isn’t. How can anything be worse than this eternal silence inside of me? (She is in the kitchen pigging out.) I used to not eat for days or eat like crazy and stick my fingers down my throat, now no matter now much I binge I can’t feel this hole inside me. I can’t take it anymore I think I’m going bat shit. I need to do something. (She is headed back up the stairs.) I realize that was really long but it was also really profound. We all feel that way from time to time.

Zoe still has the gun hidden behind her back. Kyle is still crying. Zoe is trying to explain that she is going to kill him because she should have left him dead. She brings up the fact he killed his mother. Kyle grabs the gun and puts it to his chest to do the deed himself. Even incoherent and brought back from the dead he is still quicker on the jump,than she is. Zoe grabs it and it goes off and hits the glass ceiling. Kyle is distraught and starts crying. Zoe holds him and tells him she doesn’t want him to die. She starts crying.

Queenie is in the kitchen looking for something to eat. She can’t find anything. Madison beat her to it. LaLaurie comes down and expresses her disappointment, she was hungry as well. They next end up at a fast food place. LaLaurie trips out on the intercom system at the drive through. Queenie tells her to calm down. They are in the car eating during a storm, having a bonding moment of sorts. LaLaurie inadvertently offends her, she doesn’t mean to but she does.

Cordelia is asleep when her phone rings, she breaks a glass answering it. It’s Hank he tells her he misses her. Cordelia tells him to go to bed and hangs up. Hank tells a dead line that he will see her soon. He is in a hotel room floor and he is surrounded by guns and bullets.

Cordelia comes out of her room calling for LaLaurie. Madison hides. She hears a door creek. Cordelia tells them she can hear them. She turns and almost takes a nose dive down the stairs but Madison grabs her. Cordelia gets a flash and it’s of her mother killing Madison. Cordelia says Fiona.

Speaking of Fiona she is with the Axeman in his dingy apartment. She is clearly taken with him and I get the feeling he is with her as well. He turns on some music and pours her some bourbon. Guess he did learn a few things while being trapped in that house. They chit chat, he lights her cigarette. There is a picture of a black man on his wall he calls him the prince of the keys. Fiona goes in the bathroom to freshen up. She fusses with her hair and some of it comes out. She walks out. Inside the tub hidden by the shower curtain is the prince of the keys…dead. Which is perplexing unless he somehow has the ability to live in the past. Or maybe he is just stuck in certain points in it.

Fiona is downing another bourbon. She starts kissing him. When some of her hair comes out she wants to high tail it. The Axeman wants her to stay. The talk about her bitch self and how she destroys anything and everything she touches. He talks about love. She goes to leave. Then he says the magic word “Sex”. Which is exactly what they have.

Next day Zoe has Kyle in her room trying to teach him to communicate using flash cards. He gets upset. Zoe tells him he isn’t stupid. He gets super frustrated. Madison waltzes in and ask who he is. Zoe takes her for a stroll down the you killed a bus full of frat boys memory lane. Madison tells Zoe that Cordelia wants to see her, well not see her that’s impossible but she does want to talk. Madison tells her she will watch Kyle while she is gone. It’s so weird how Madison is there like her death never even happened and meanwhile Kyle is in limbo town. Madison sits down next to Kyle. She tries to talk to him. He trips out. She talks about how they both were dead and that they both feel the same way. They hug each other and cry.

Queenie goes to Laveau’s. Laveau tells her she is surprised it took her this long to come and see her. Queenie wants to know if she is going to be doing some voo doo with some fish heads she has. Laveau tells her on Sunday she is making gumbo. Queenie tells her she has never had gumbo. Laveau tells her she isn’t surprised. Queenie tells her it isn’t because of her color the other girls don’t like her. Laveau tells her the same thing LaLaurie did which is that is in fact that is the very reason why. Laveau starts complaining about LaLaurie. Queenie tells her that she is her slave. Laveau thinks that is to good for her. Laveau tells Queenie if she brings her LaLaurie she can stay there with her. Queenie tells her she never said she wanted to stay with her. Laveau tells her a voo doo doll belongs in a voo doo house. Queenie ask her what she is going to do with LaLaurie if she brings her to her. Laveau tells her not to worry about that and to get home before it’s dark. Queenie walks away. Laveau watches with a nasty look on her face.

Cordelia is with Zoe. Cordelia tells Zoe that not only did she bring the Axeman, she also got rid of him. Cordelia tells her she is one “hot shit witch”. I love the new and improved bad ass Cordelia. She tells Zoe power like that does not go unnoticed around there and that she has a bulls eye on her back. Cordelia is pouring whiskey in her tea. Guess she does have a little Fiona in her. Cordelia tells her their biggest enemy is locked and loaded, pretty sure that’s Hank, and looking at Zoe. Zoe thinks she means Laveau. Cordelia tells her she means Fiona. Zoe says Fiona is on their side. Cordelia tells her Fiona is on her own side. Cordelia tells her if Fiona thinks she is the next Supreme she will slit Zoe’s throat just like she did Madison’s. Zoe tells her nobody knows who killed Madison. Cordelia tells her she knows and that her mother killed Madison because she thought she was the next Supreme. So if Fiona thinks Zoe is next she is in fact next. Zoe says holy shit, stands up, picks up the flask and takes a swig. Cordelia tells Zoe Fiona is fading and that makes her even more dangerous. Zoe wants to know what they need to do. Cordelia tells Zoe it’s simple they are going to kill her mother, kill her once, kill her good, kill her dead. By us I assume she means the girls, she will probably just touch one and see what went down. Zoe walks back to her room and catches Madison and Kyle hugging with her clothes off and his pants down. You think Madison would have thought to lock the door. Zoe shuts the door shocked.

Fiona is getting dressed from her wild rumpus with the Axeman. Fiona knows about the dead body in the tub after all. He tries to convince her to stay anyway. He spills how he knows everything about her. He has been watching her since she was eight years old. Cue a flashback of when she was little and some girl at the school was bullying her. The Axeman made a cabinet full of dishes fall on her. She ask him why he helped her, and who he is, what he is. He tells her at first he just wanted to protect her but eventually he fell in love with her. Fiona tells her she doesn’t believe in ghost. He kisses her. She slaps him. She is pissed. She tells him to go haunt someone else’s life. She slams the door on her way out.

Spalding wakes up with a gasp. He is tied to the bed. Zoe ask him how he feels. Spalding tells her he feels just fine. Then looks surprised that he can talk. Zoe walks towards him with a box. Spaldomgs tongue is back in his mouth. Zoe tells him she found it the other day when she was playing in the closet. Zoe knows he has to tell the truth. Zoe tells him Myrtle Snow wants with enough to fix it, but that she isn’t Myrtle. Zoe wants the truth. She ask if he killed Madison. Spalding says he didn’t. She makes him satellites who did. Fiona did it. Zoe tells him he is done talking, she stabs him in the heart and kills him.

LaLaurie is in the kitchen cutting up a ham. Queenie comes in and ask her what the worst thing is she ever did. At first LaLaurie doesn’t want to tell her, but then she caves. The worst thing she ever did was kill one of her female slaves babies. Queenie looks thunderstruck. LaLaurie tells her she hopes that her and Queenie can be friends. Not if Laveau has anything to do with it.

Fiona is in her bathroom popping pills and more hair comes out. She plugs up a razor and goes to shave her head, but realizes just in time that she is far to vain for that and puts it down.

Zoe is taking a long hot shower. All the better to wash Spaldings blood off with my dear. Madison walks in on her. Madison makes it clear she is not giving up Kyle, and Zoe doesn’t have to either. Madison takes her by the hand and leads her into the bedroom. Madison and Kyle both put their hands out to her. Her towel drops and the three way games begin.

Fiona is back with the Axeman.

LaLaurie and Queenie are walking. Queenie tricks her into going to Laveau’s with the promise of a new hair do. LaLaurie tells Queenie she doesn’t know what she will do to her. Queenie tells her that she does and that is why she brought her and that LaLaurie is a dumb bitch. Some men grab LaLaurie and she fights them and screams. LaLaurie is in a cage and Laveau ask Queenie if she would like to make the first cut. Queenie tells her she would love to and then does it.

Laveau has a bowl of LaLaurie’s blood and she brushes it on her face. When she is done applying it she says one word “Beautiful”.


If you want a sneak peek video & synopsis of the next episode of American Horror Story, “The Sacred Taking” which airs on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10 PM EST on FX check out the preview of episode 7 below!

“Cordelia rallies the girls in the fight to stop Fiona; a dangerous new enemy puts Misty in the cross hairs; the rivalry between Marie Laveau and Delphine comes to a head.”