American Horror Story: Apocalypse has been taking viewers on a wild ride — one that inspires a lot of questions, while only answering a few. But on the bright side, the most recent episodes of the eighth season featured the highly anticipated return of the witches from Coven! We've been waiting to see how the witches would fit into this dystopian chaos, and each episode reveals more connections among the seasons. But there's one Coven character missing from the Apocalypse lineup that we couldn't help but wonder about: Marie Laveau.
Although Angela Bassett's voodoo priestess does technically die at the end of Coven, we all know a little death never stops a character from popping back up in one of Ryan Murphy's stories. After all, there are witches, warlocks, and the Antichrist; a resurrection is child's play. Due to Bassett being hard at work on Murphy's 9-1-1 series on Fox, it was assumed we won't be seeing Marie serve up her special brand of magic in Apocalypse anytime soon. Bassett herself admitted that she was disappointed as much as anyone else by Marie's absence in the current season.
"I have [Apocalypse] on my DVR, but I haven't seen any of it just yet," Bassett told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. "But I mean, come on. Where's Marie Laveau? I'm even a little bit in my feelings that Marie didn't come back."
In a surprising turn of events, it appears that the Voodoo Queen may make an Apocalypse appearance after all. Reddit user Ozymandiyaass pointed out a startling clue that suggests we may be seeing not one, but two more familiar faces this season. In a photo posted by an AHS crew member, several people hang around a cage with the caption "Wrap!" For those wondering what the big deal is, that particular cage is one we've seen from Marie and Madame Delphine LaLaurie's (played by Kathy Bates) personal hell. There are a lot of ways and reasons we could be seeing the two again — maybe Papa Legba gets another soul for Marie to torture, or someone manages to bring the two back from hell — but that's only if we're adding up the clues correctly and they do make a reappearance.
We can't lie, while we appreciate that Bassett is kicking ass in a more realistic way as 9-1-1's Athena Grant (a firm but fair LAPD patrol sergeant), we would love seeing Marie tell Michael Langdon where he can stick his satanic mess.