Another year, another season of American Horror Story. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk hit us with the season of the witch this time around, dropping us smack into present day (with the occasional off-set period scene like back in Murder House (or the exact opposite of Asylum if it’s the only one you’ve seen)). Young Zoe Benson (Taissa Farmiga) has just killed her boyfriend by some freak accident while losing her virginity. It’s a laughable scene, but it’s American Horror Story – what isn’t laughable?
Turns out it’s witchcraft. “The blood, all that blood,” Zoe recites in the deadest voice physically possible on the way to her new boarding school. Is she down because she killed her boyfriend while fucking? Is she down because she’s moving to a new school? Or is it just Farmiga phoning it the hell in after realizing that she subjected herself to another season of writing that ends with everyone around her dying? We’ll have to wait and see, but I’d put my money on Farmiga just giving up.