With Fiona struggling to cope with the effects of her medication, the rest of the coven undertake a ritual known as the "sacred taking" to prepare for the next supreme. However Fiona must take her own life if the ritual is to be a success.

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Fearing for their lives, Misty and a resurrected Myrtle arrive at the coven. While Fiona's away, the group performs a ritual of protection, led by Cordelia. They all decide that, no matter who is to be the next Supreme, Fiona must die. Myrtle later gives Fiona a choice: death by suicide or be burned at the stake. Feeling more ill, Fiona chooses to take sleeping pills. Before she dies, a ghostly Spalding convinces her that they were both murdered. She vomits out the pills, swearing to avenge them both. After an assassination attempt on the witches, Fiona and Cordelia make peace, but an unmarked package arrives from Marie, containing Delphine's head with its eyes still blinking. Written by FX

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Fiona: I'm starting to look less Samantha and more Endora every day. Referencing the 1964-1972 ABC TV series starring Elizabeth Montgomery as a witch, Samantha, who marries a mortal man, Darrin Stephens. She vows to forsake her powers and live life as a mortal woman, but is usually called upon to cast spells, usually to cope with her magic-wielding relatives who disapprove of the marriage. Samantha's mother is Endora, a meddling older witch who disapproves of her husband and makes her feelings clear at every opportunity. See more »

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When Luke is being taken into the ambulance after the shooting, Misty Day is facing the door. Then Fiona enters and the camera changes view, when the camera does this Misty is facing the mirror and acts surprised to see Fiona even though she just saw her walk in. See more »

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Madison Montgomery: I just love this room, especially the walk-in closet. I need that. And my Warhol Mao would look great... on this wall.
[laughs]
Fiona Goode: Madison?
Madison Montgomery: Surprise, bitch. I bet you thought you'd seen the last of me. How soon can you have all of your stuff out of here? I really need my own room. Oh, and that bed. I can't wait to break it in. God knows it's not getting any action from you, Grandma.
Fiona Goode: What are you? Who brought you back?
Madison Montgomery: Are you deaf? I'm the next Supreme. I brought myself back. Looks like you've got ...
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Piano Sonata in B-Flat, D. 960: II. Andante Sostenuto
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Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Seymour Lipkin
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Betrayal in the coven, strangely, only strengthens the dysfunctional family as the war draws closer.
14 December 2013 | by (http://www.amari-sali.blogspot.com/) – See all my reviews

Something I may always find strange about the American Horror Story series is that they use and abuse Jessica Lange to the point where when it seems like her character's time is over, you are almost thankful. Not because she is horrible in any sense, hell she was one of the few good things about last season, but in Coven, I was at the point where when they pulled a "will she or won't she?" I felt at peace with letting Fiona go. But, with 5 episodes left, perhaps I was naïve to think they would really kill her off and let the rise of the next supreme happen so quickly.

Which is a topic of interest for the episode: Who will be the next supreme when Fiona does die? Currently, Myrtle has thrown her hat behind Misty since she has the powers of resurrection, which seemingly is a grander spell than many of the 7 wonders, which I still think haven't been detailed. But, while everyone stares at Misty, there is someone that seemingly is being ignored: Nan. As you have seen, the actress who plays Nan disappears off this show without a mention or even a shadow to the point she is almost as ghostly as the axe man. However, it should be noted that while our eyes are pointed at Misty, Nan's powers are developing. She uses telekinesis to open the door to Luke's home as he suffers at the hands of his mother, and there of course is the argument that whatever Madison did at Luke's home, maybe it was Nan's doing. Either way, I have a theory I'd like to share.

With Queenie on the side of Marie, and Nan still on the side of the coven, perhaps these two can be the ones who ultimately re-initiate peace between the two sides. In the beginning of the episode Zoe tries to get Queenie to return, but she isn't willing to. Madison, naturally, doesn't help the situation which only ends up pushing Queenie farther from the coven, and leaving them with a warning. However, based on previous episodes, Nan and Queenie had a decent relationship. Though not bosom buddies, if you compare how Queenie was with everyone else, at least the two could be in the same room and maybe have cordial conversation. After all, it feels almost like fate for Marie to fall and one thing which hasn't fully been spoken about when it comes to voodoo is sacrifice, and with Marie having done many powerful spells, and the announcement of Lance Reddick as a "voodoo Satan" it seems she maybe soon paying the piper.

Overall though, I must say that while the show's second act thus far is good, I want something truly major to happen. At the end of the episode they try to do this, but strangely it feels anti-climactic and not that satisfying. Still though, it is hard to deny this show as entertaining, it is just that even with Queenie's betrayal, Cordelia's plan being foiled and Fiona having a renewed interest in the coven, a serious jump- start is needed.


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