Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett rumored to reprise 'Coven' characters in 'American Horror Story Apocalypse'
Kathy Bates starred as blood thirsty Madame Delphine and Angela Bassett starred as voodoo empress Marie Laveau in the third season, 'American Horror Story: Coven'.
'American Horror Story: Apocalypse', the 'AHS: Murder House' and 'AHS: Coven' crossover has been full of twists. After the surprising and bittersweet 'Hotel' crossover, it looks like Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk may be gearing up for a couple more. The creators have been known to not put all their cards on the table ever, and it won't be too much of a shock if they bring back some additional characters from 'Coven' this season. After the short and sweet Pepper (Naomi Grossman) and Nan (Jamie Brewer) cameo, anything is possible. After all, no one ever really dies in 'American Horror Story'.
Rumor has it that two characters from 'Coven' may indeed make a comeback, although there have been no official announcements about that yet. One of them was a major voodoo queen and the other, a Victorian housewife obsessed with blood - yep, if the rumors are true, Madame Delphine LaLaurie and Marie Laveau will be making a comeback sometime this season. The characters were portrayed in 'Coven' by Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett respectively. Theories had predicted much earlier that the witches would definitely bring back some of their dead sisters, and Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) would meet with Papa Legba (Lance Reddick). Papa Legba did come back for the last episode, 'Traitor', although Cordelia refused to take his deal, triggering the inevitable apocalypse.
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This season, Kathy Bates is already portraying two characters, those of Marian Mead the robot and the real Mead, Michael Langdon's (Cody Fern) foster mum. Both her characters are very different from each other - one of them is a thoughtless android who will blindly follow instructions and the other a satan worshipper who really shaped Langdon's adolescence. If Delphine does come back for this season, it would have to be in the flashbacks, when Cordelia is prepping the girls for what is to come. Her character arc was very steep in 'Coven' - she went from being a ruthless, racist, obsessive monster of a lady to someone who understood the value of loyalty and friendship. She will perhaps return as the way we left her, hopefully.
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Angela Bassett, on the other hand, hasn't featured in this season so far. In a recent interview, she said that she hasn't watched the season at all, teasing, "Where is Marie Laveau?" At the time, it seemed like she may have been clueless, but after the recent developments in the plot, her comeback makes sense. We all know Dinah Stevens (Adina Porter) is a good voodoo practitioner but is she as great as Marie? Nope. Marie had a connection with Papa the way no one in the show had and there was a reason she was the queen of the faction. Since Papa's arc has already been introduced to this plot, Marie's entry could be a way that Cordelia seeks to help from the faction. Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) and Marie could make wonders happen and we know it.
Michael Langdon is the anti-Christ so he cannot be easy to defeat. We already know that the end of the world does happen but out of all the survivors, the majority turn out to be witches and a voodoo practitioner. While Cordelia ensured the safety of the witches, who ensured the safety of Dinah? The clues do point to the fact that Marie was definitely involved in the protection spells and the plan.
Our hopes are high and hopefully, Ryan Murphy will not disappoint. Fingers crossed!
'American Horror Story' airs every Wednesday at 10 pm on FX.