To recap the last AHS episode, Marie was shown in a 1961 flashback as the owner of a salon. A child of one of her employees is brutally murdered, and his enrages Marie to the point where she unveils her powers to raise the dead and sends some zombies after the murderers. It served as a rather blunt form of foreshadowing of what Marie's capable of and what she would do by the episode's final act.
In present day, Fiona's end-of-life crisis is threatening to break the truce with Marie and starting to leave a trail of dead bodies. Shortly after offing Madison, Fiona kills the minotaur in the greenhouse and ships it off to Marie as basically a declaration of war. Cordelia isn't too thrilled that the minotaur attacked Queenie and blames Fiona, while Fiona is upset with her daughter for seeking help from Marie.
Back at Kyle's house, Zoe is stuck with Franken-Kyle and not sure what to do with him. She's having second thoughts about creating him at all and decides it might be best to take him out with rat poison and kill her creation before he can cause any trouble. Before Zoe can do the deed, Kyle has escape and run off to who knows where.
The big story is going at the school where the Council has convened due to Nan's inability to "hear" Madison anymore. It's obvious why; Fiona killed the young student. No one else knows that but they certainly suspect it. Turns out Fiona was also suspected in the disappearance of Anna Leigh 40 years ago, and she was basically bailed out by Spalding lopping off his own tongue so we wouldn't rat Fiona out.
What might be the beginning of the war is when Cordelia and her mom meet for drinks. Fiona tries to warn her daughter about Hank, while Cordelia wants mom to confess about killing Madison. Before any secrets can come out, Cordelia takes a bathroom break and gets acid tossed in her face as a result. The episode then ends with Marie's zombie army showing up at the school where Spalding, Delphine, Luke and Zoe are, including the zombie daugthers of Delphine.
The synopsis for tonight's new episode of FX's American Horror Story: Coven reads, "Besieged by Marie Laveau's army, Zoe unleashes a new power. Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the Coven. Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts."
American Horror Story: Coven episode 5 'Burn, Witch. Burn!' has a start time of 10pm EST / 7pm PST and will air on TV exclusively on FX Network. The cable channel offers a vod portal here at the official FX Networks website where subscribers to the cable channel can watch online free live streaming of every Coven episode shortly after they premiere over the air.