What would American Horror Story: Coven be without at least one witch getting burned at the stake? Luckily, Ryan Murphy & Co. are well aware that the two go hand-in-hand, and the promo below features a popular AHS alumna meeting her death as she is burned alive.
But let’s start from the beginning of the sneak peek, shall we?
The 31-second clip starts with various shots of blood and screaming (natch) before Taissa Farmiga’s Zoe dubiously declares, “Apparently I’m a witch.” With that revelation, Zoe is sent to Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, which is run by Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) and aims to teach young witches how to protect themselves in order to stop the recent surge in the destruction of their kind.
Luckily, the girls — Zoe, Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), and Madison (Emma Roberts) — have a worthy, albeit terrifying, teacher in Cordelia’s mother Fiona (Jessica Lange).
Fiona is a fierce as she should be, telling the ladies, “The only thing you have to be afraid of is me.” Yet in between calling the girls “idiots” and flinging them against a wall with an effortless flick of her wrist, Fiona also teaches them tough but important lessons.
“You girls need to learn to fight. When witches don’t fight, we burn,” she declares bluntly.Which brings us back to our opening question: Just who is burning at the stake? If you examine the clip closely around the 0.24 second mark, you can see Lily Rabe’s character being tortured and set aflame. RIP, girl.Check out the entire sneak peek below and tell us your thoughts!