In this case, however, the statement comes back literally to bite him, as Misty closes and then reopens her eyes and somberly intones, "Not all dead." With that, one of the alligators hanging upside-down suddenly revivifies and bites the older guy's arm full force. The gun discharges, whereupon the younger guy tries to run, and there's a series of jump-cuts that make it a little hard to see, but I believe Misty also (with an awesomely mild expression) reanimates the alligator by the boat; in any case, the guy gets chomped right in his face and dragged unceremoniously into the water. The song kicks back up as Misty walks to the water's edge and catches a glimpse of the beast's image before it vanishes, and off her hint of a smile, we leave a cold open I expect to watch at least ten more times after I finish this recap.
At Miss Robichaux's Academy, Cordelia and her black bell-bottoms are bustling about administering wake-up knocks to the girls' bedroom doors, but the only witch to actually answer is Madison, undaunted by the fact she's only in bra and panties. Cordelia tells her she expects her downstairs in five minutes, getting this sunny reply: "Shall I come in this?" With all the sass Cordelia gets from these kids, I'm surprised she's so keen to have one of her own. Madison then tells Zoe to get over Kyle already, referring to the fact that Zoe is trolling Web pieces about his death and how he leaves behind a "legacy of stewardship," or as she explains it, "He spent his summers volunteering for the United Way!" And yet he surrounded himself with the frattiest, rapiest assholes on campus. College, how you do confound us. Madison thinks Kyle "would have happily taken a turn on me if he had the chance," and I'm guessing she doesn't know that Kyle was the one who pulled them all off her as she goes on that it's "guilt by association." Zoe still doesn't accept that, so Madison offers, for the sake of their getting along, that she's sorry she killed him. "But given your black-widow status, he was living on borrowed time anyways." That's a pretty solid line from someone who hasn't even had coffee yet.
Outside, Cordelia has been trying to get Fiona to open up, which she finally does. Cordelia, nose wrinkling, asks what that smell is, so Fiona makes up an excuse about some pungent herbs she got from a Chinese doctor. Cordelia tells Fiona that she's going to be going over house rules with the girls and that she'd like Fiona also to hear them, so Fiona promises to be down in a minute, although even when she's trying to get rid of Cordelia she can't restrain herself from offering that the upcoming lecture sounds "riveting," or "rivuh ting" as she pronounces it. Once she's closed the door, we see that she's got Madame LaLaurie, still in that same dress (and as such likely unbathed; hence the noisome odor) bound to a chair and gagged; Fiona address her as "Miss Pittypat" (hee) before telling her that if she screams, she'll put her right back in the ground. Madame LaLaurie, wide-eyed, nods her understanding – but as soon as Fiona removes the gag, Madame LaLaurie yells for help. Fiona, however, looks like she was expecting this as she cracks Madame LaLaurie across the face, shutting her up, before asking – as you might have expected was her reason for digging her up in the first place – how Madame LaLaurie is still alive after all these years.