"I know it will. This stuff is the shit. Literally. Louisiana swamp is full of Spanish moss and alligator dung. Amazing healing properties."
Misty to Zoe[src]

Misty Day was a character on American Horror Story. She first appears in the first episode of the story Coven. She is portrayed by starring cast member Lily Rabe.


Misty Day wandered into a church seminar one fateful day and stumbled upon a dead bird. As a lover of nature and all its creatures, she gently picks it up and, using her gift of resurgence, resurrects it. This draws the attention of the church goers who assume her powers are the work of the Devil. One evening, she is dragged through a field and burned at the stake by religious extremists. She was reported as missing, but the witches of New Orleans knew what actually happened, so she was presumed dead.[1]

With the help of her powers and mastery of swamp healing, she manages to recover from her "death". Another day, two alligator poachers find Misty near their kills. Infuriated when she openly speaks against their actions, they threaten her with a gun, only to be attacked and killed by the now resurrected alligators. Because of her assumed death at the stake, witches in New Orleans are rocked and divided about whether they should live life in hiding, or fight. When Zoe and Madison resurrect Kyle, she appears to help Zoe by treating Kyle with her gift and home-made healing balm.. Without a coven to call her own, she's gone into hiding in a shack in the woods. In a kind gesture to a new friend, she decides to look after the newly resurrected Kyle for Zoe, promising to get him back on his feet the best she can. Misty spends the day laying in bed with Kyle, listening and singing along to Stevie Nicks. Misty talks to Kyle about finding her own coven, saying that without a tribe she can call her own, she can't be at her best.[4]

Zoe arrives and Misty shows her Kyle's healed scars. Zoe then attempts to leave with Kyle, so as to return him to his mother, who is suicidal without her son. Misty, however, tries to convince Kyle to stay. Kyle violently refuses and leaves with Zoe, who promises to return for Misty; a promise Misty knows she will break.[5]

Some time later, she comes across the burnt corpse of Myrtle, now being eaten by dogs, and resurrects her.[6]

Misty waters her garden in the swamp, including Myrtle's body gestating in the mud. Kyle arrives, and she bathes him. He recoils when she tries to clean his intimate parts. Reliving his mother's abuse, he thrashes around, violently wrecking Misty's possessions. When he smashes her radio, Misty has had enough. Zoe arrives, and says she is taking them both out of there. Zoe tethers Kyle to the wall in Cordelia's greenhouse, while she urges Misty to do what she can for Madison. Reluctantly, Misty agrees, initially assuming that Madison is too far gone. With the power of both witches, Madison is restored, expelling parasites. The girls swear secrecy about Madison's return and Kyle. They want Misty to stay, but Misty detects bad vibes and wants to leave.[7]

Realizing someone was after her, Misty, along with the newly resurrected Myrtle, show up at the academy, seeking protection. There, Myrtle claims that only someone with as much power as Misty would be the new Supreme. Although initially anxious of bearing this new title, she takes part in the Sacred Taking, a ritual intended to have Fiona kill herself; thus, letting the new Supreme flourish. However, the scheme is ruined by the ghost of the recently murdered Spalding, who manages to convince a drugged Fiona to continue fighting. Misty is later seen sitting amongst the other witches, eager to learn the new Supreme's identity when she learns of Joan's shooting. At the scene of the crime, she is then approached by Fiona, who asks the young witch to demonstrate her powers by resurrecting the newly dead Joan. Misty complies, only to collapse shortly after resurrecting her.[8]

After that, Misty decides to stay in the academy, she and Cordelia are seen using a ritual on plants from the greenhouse, and it demonstrates her great affection for working with (or lead by) Cordelia.[9]

Misty Day is overwhelmed when presented to Stevie Nicks, who gives away her trademark shawl to Misty as a lucky charm for the Seven Wonders trial. After listening to her music, she goes along with Madison for a festival in a graveyard. Already at the cemetery, Madison challenges Misty that she is just as powerful as Misty. She proves this by bringing a man back to life at the cemetery. As Misty stands over the man's now empty casket, Madison bricks her in the head and buries her alive, stealing her shawl in the process.[2]

Cordelia and Queenie find the entombed Misty Day. Queenie uses her powers of resurgence to bring Misty back to life. At the Academy, Zoe and Kyle come back from Florida with Zoe claiming she is the next Supreme, because of the power of resurgence she discovers during her vacation with Kyle. Misty, Cordelia, and Queenie enter, and Misty violently attacks Madison. The Axeman, covered in blood, comes downstairs with his axe, screaming that the witches of the house need to pay for what they did. All of them use their powers to throw the Axeman's body backwards. Myrtle points to the blood, and Cordelia makes the claim that it is her mother's.[10]

The witches begin their trials with Telekinesis, and all four witches pass the trial. The next trial is Concilium, which is mind-control. Misty and Queenie succeed on each other. Madison, instead of demonstrating her power on Zoe, makes Kyle, now the new caretaker, drop his tray of beverages and walk over to Madison to kiss her. Zoe responds by making Kyle do the same thing. Furious, Madison makes him choke Zoe. The altercation is broken up by Cordelia, who flings Kyle across the room. For the next challenge, all four witches perform Descensum, travelling to a personal Hell, a sun-up deadline for their return. Queenie, Madison, and then Zoe return. Misty is in hell, reliving a horrific childhood memory from a science class on a loop. The time expires and Misty, unable to return from her Hell, disintegrates to ash as Cordelia holds her and sobs.[3]


Character NotesEdit

  • Misty was killed three times (burned at the stake, by asphyxiation and stuck in hell) at the season and resurrected four characters (herself, MyrtleMadisonJoan), two alligators and a bird. She also resurrected several frogs when she was stuck in hell, but it can be assumed that that happened to her in the past. 

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