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Who Is The Next 'American Horror Story' Supreme?

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It all comes down to this. American Horror Story's most cohesive, stylish and fabulous season ends tonight.  As has become the norm on Horror Story, the finale is bound to have a sizable body count. But in addition to who makes it out alive, viewers are just as eager to know the answer to one very important question:

Who is the next Supreme?

We've known for a while that Jessica Lange's chic Head Witch In Charge, Fiona, was at the end of her reign, but the list of her potential replacements seemed to grow each week (no matter how many times she tried to kill them). We'll find out who's going to lead the coven tonight when four students at Miss Robichaux's Academy For Exceptional Young Ladies attempt to perform the requisite Seven Wonders, but that doesn't stop us from speculating.

See our breakdown of potential Supremes, from least likely to most likely, and share yours, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Nan (Jamie Brewer)
Our Take: You guys, Nan is dead. She's really dead. Not only is she dead, but she's also in Papa Legba's clutches. He seems like the kind of guy who doesn't let souls go too easily. Yes, people love Nan, but, seriously, she's really dead. Drop it.
Why We Might Be Wrong: Because even when a character should absolutely, positively be dead on this show, they find a way to bring them back.

 

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Madison (Emma Roberts)
Our Take: Though Madison became one of our favorite characters this season (which is saying something in the company of Lange's Fiona, Kathy Bates' LaLaurie and Angela Bassett's Laveau), she just hasn't had the development for this to make sense. In terms of story, how does Madison grow by, once again, getting to be the star?
Why We Might Be Wrong: Madison's already manifested a few of the Seven Wonders, and her once cavalier attitude has been focused into a ruthless determination. She's certainly a fitting replacement for Fiona's brand of self-absorbed Supreme.

 

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Misty (Lily Rabe)
Our Take: Misty Day's story has always been about finding her community. She's found that community in the coven, regardless of who is in charge. Her story comes to a satisfying end even if she just moves her shawl collection full-time into Miss Robichaux's.
Why We Might Be Wrong: Misty's also been historically underestimated. She's not just some swamp rat. If she were to become the next Supreme, it would certainly show all the haters (*cough*Madison*cough*) how wrong they were about her.

 

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Zoe (Taissa Farmiga)
Our Take: This may be personal bias, but Zoe has been consistently the flattest, least interesting character on this show. Her story has been more about Kyle than the coven, so we anticipate her finale will be more about her undead love.
Why We Might Be Wrong: In the very beginning, we were introduced to Zoe as a -- if not the -- central character to the story. We've also had several instances where it's been hinted that there's something bigger in store for Zoe (like when she fended off a yard full of Voodoo zombies).

 

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Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe)
Our Take: Queenie's growth has largely been wrapped up in her relationships with LaLaurie and Laveau. Now that they're gone, it feels like Queenie had her chance to get closure in last week's episode.
Why We Might Be Wrong: The penultimate episode of this season certainly strongly suggested Queenie could be the next Supreme. Like Misty, Queenie has been undervalued and suffered low self-esteem. If she were to become the new Supreme, it would prove both Laveau and LaLaurie wrong about her ability to be accepted as a Salem witch, and she would unify the coven with the Voodoo sect.

 

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Cordelia (Sarah Paulson)
Our Take: Before this season started, Ryan Murphy said Coven was all about mothers and daughters. Who better to take the mantle than the daughter Fiona routinely criticized for being so weak?
Why We Might Be Wrong: There's been almost no indication that Cordelia is even in the running for the next Supreme. We haven't seen her perform any of the Seven Wonders, and she has shown no interest in assuming the role.

 

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Myrtle (Frances Conroy)
Our Take: Hear us out! Isn't it just a little strange that Cordelia lost her second sight when Myrtle gave her the new eyeballs? And she was a little too eager to get Zoe out of Miss Robichaux's with those bus tickets. Also, while we learned it wasn't Myrtle who threw acid in Cordelia's face, she was in town plotting to do something to step out of Fiona's shadow.
Why We Might Be Wrong: It's almost too good to be true.

 

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Fiona (Jessica Lange)
Our Take: We're not sure if Ryan Murphy agrees, but we believe if you see a vision of the future, usually any attempts to avoid that outcome only ensures that it happens. Don't be surprised if the last we see of Coven is a very alive Fiona snatching that necklace right back off Cordelia's cold, dead neck. Plus, you think that Axeman could really take her? Witch, please.
Why We Might Be Wrong: As amazing as she may be, there is the chance we might actually have to say goodbye to Fiona, for good.

What do you think? Who is your pick for the next Supreme?

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  1. All my money is on Fiona. No way she is dead per last episode but does she have a plan to take the crown back? I hope she does!

    Posted by: Rob | Jan 29, 2014 1:19:26 PM


  2. It'll be some sort of twist...it's going to be Stevie Nicks

    Posted by: Duff | Jan 29, 2014 1:28:20 PM


  3. Maybe Fiona IS alive but has no desire to be supreme. Perhaps the vision of her ripping the necklace was incomplete - she might be giving it to the next supreme! 1....2....3... Ahhhhh?

    Posted by: Scotty | Jan 29, 2014 1:30:24 PM


  4. I don't believe Fiona is actually dead. I think she used her mind control power to convince AxMan that he killed her, just to lull the girls into doing the Seven Wonders. She'll be back. (And I think Cordelia is the next Supreme.)

    Posted by: ChicagoR | Jan 29, 2014 1:31:58 PM


  5. I wish it were Nan, but agree she's really, most sincerely dead.

    My money's on Cordelia.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Jan 29, 2014 1:32:48 PM


  6. I wasn't even thinking of Myrtle as an option ! Hmmm. That would be delicious but I'm still wondering if Cordelia can pull it out

    Posted by: Chris | Jan 29, 2014 1:35:23 PM


  7. I've suspected for a while that the whole coven, acting together, will be the next Supreme.

    Posted by: TonyG | Jan 29, 2014 1:37:35 PM


  8. I'm thinking either Queenie or Zoe, possibly Misty Day, after all she came back from the dead twice and also revived Myrtle when she was just a pile of burning charcoal briquettes.

    Posted by: Rich | Jan 29, 2014 1:40:45 PM


  9. I can't believe people actually care about who is the next Supreme. It is the least interesting plotline of this season, and per usual, Ryan Murphy turned what was a great premise into a lazy, poorly written, hacky mess.

    What this season should have been about, and many times seemed to be, was the battle between the united witches and the witch-hunting corporation. But it felt like the writers had no idea what to do with that, so they simply gave up and dismantled the witch hunters with a silly, pat ending. It turns out the witch hunters, like the Christian neighbors next door, were completely inconsequential to the entire season.

    And having the Axe Man kill Fiona (did her powers suddenly escape her?) was the ultimate anti-climax given she's been terrorizing the other witches all season.

    Ryan Murphy is his own worst enemy.

    Posted by: crispy | Jan 29, 2014 1:42:07 PM


  10. Worst season.

    Posted by: unruly | Jan 29, 2014 1:46:17 PM


  11. Here's the thing: Myrtle conceded long ago that though Fiona is a horrible person, Miss Goode is far more powerful than Myrtle will ever be. She's never made a play to become Supreme, even when it came to the Sacred Taking, where she very well could have anointed herself instead of one of the other girls.

    Each of the girls have shown multiple abilities with regard to the Seven Wonders, but none have yet demonstrated more than three each.

    At least Zoe, Misty and Queenie have been studying.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jan 29, 2014 1:46:46 PM


  12. I think they all are Supremes. That the witches have evolved to share the power not one who has all the power who leads. Each of them has exhibited one of the tests. Don't forget when Zoe stopped the undead Laveau said "there is real power in that house now." Papa was impressed Queenie could get to the afterlife, Madison has done TK, Pryo, Transmission, Misty has resurrected herself. Seems like they all are very powerful.

    Posted by: Glen | Jan 29, 2014 1:55:22 PM


  13. I've never been clear on why someone becomes the Supreme. Is it because they have the power inherently, or is "Supreme" some sort of force that moves from generation to generation, choosing the next "host" on its own?

    Posted by: Rob Tisinai | Jan 29, 2014 1:59:44 PM


  14. Yup-Supreme job sharing is so 21'st Century

    Posted by: slippy | Jan 29, 2014 2:05:23 PM


  15. That foreshadowing is indicative of the Witch Hunters coming back and exterminating the Coven. Since Fiona feigned her death, she returns too late to stop the carnage. The pulling of the talisman off Delia could be symbolic for one of two reasons: Fiona is, indeed, the Last Supreme but it's a title in name only as she has no one left to reign over, including her own daughter. OR the Witch Hunters are still there after the massacre and they force Fiona to surrender the Talisman. Upon that, they either kill her, too or she enacts her final wonder of pyromania to join the rest of the Coven in the Netherworld where she is just one of many Supremes.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Jan 29, 2014 2:07:05 PM


  16. Leslie Jordan?

    Posted by: les | Jan 29, 2014 2:10:01 PM


  17. This is the gay Super Bowl.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jan 29, 2014 2:27:15 PM


  18. I choose Kyle. A male witch/warlock is overdue, and missing from the picture.

    Posted by: the righteous sword | Jan 29, 2014 2:27:38 PM


  19. I vote for Stevie Nicks.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jan 29, 2014 2:59:16 PM


  20. I'm thinking there will be a finale with many twists and turns (I hope) where after the test of the Seven Wonders, we see person after person, who seems to be the new Supreme, only to have this person killed by someone they thought they could trust. I'll be watching to see who survives.

    Posted by: Howard B | Jan 29, 2014 3:20:24 PM


  21. I'm thinking there will be a finale with many twists and turns (I hope) where after the test of the Seven Wonders, we see person after person, who seems to be the new Supreme, only to have this person killed by someone they thought they could trust. I'll be watching to see who survives.

    Posted by: Howard B | Jan 29, 2014 3:20:24 PM


  22. Hahaha, Gay Superbowl. Brilliant. I love the season, thought it's my least favorite of the three so far. The story is too change-a-minute, with so many dead-ends and forget-that's. But it's insane FUN with such a great cast.

    If the story were any less haphazard, my money would be on Zoe for the next Supreme, as that's been telegraphed from the opening. But this is NOT typical storytelling, so she's probably destined to just be Most Boring.


    And IF not Zoe, it could be anyone - so I'm hoping it's Myrtle Snow, just because that would be so completely Rad.

    Posted by: Zlick | Jan 29, 2014 3:27:04 PM


  23. This is an awful show. Woman with long flowing hair, check. Women wearing short shorts, check. Woman trying to look sultry for the camera, check. Gross....

    Spare us this American Horror Story trash.

    Posted by: jason | Jan 29, 2014 3:27:21 PM


  24. I'm curious about what the job of Supreme actually entails. We've been told all season that Fiona has been a terrible Supreme and shirked most of her duties, but what exactly ARE those duties? We've never seen anyone assume any sort of administrative role in the coven and, even though Cordelia is supposed to be headmistress of the "school," we've never seen her actually teaching anything. And what of the council that, at one point, consisted of Robin Barlett, Leslie Jordan, and Frances Conroy? What exactly is their role and how do they fit into the coven's org chart? The coven must have money...there's never been any mention of how these witches actually live...but, if so, someone's got to be balancing the books, etc., right? It's great that these ladies are witches, but they still have to exist in our modern Muggle world, right? Who's paying for all of Fiona's fabulous clothes and jewelry? I wish the show had been a bit more forthcoming about the responsibilties AND privledges that come with this job that everyone seems to want and which has been the defining plot of the season.

    Posted by: Jere | Jan 29, 2014 3:28:17 PM


  25. What happened to Zoe's Mother? Is she required to never have contact with her daughter again?

    Posted by: Mawm | Jan 29, 2014 3:41:44 PM


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