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The Sacred Taking 

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Cordelia Foxx
... Zoe Benson
... Myrtle Snow
... Kyle Spencer
... Misty Day
... Madison Montgomery
... Spalding
... Madame Delphine LaLaurie
... Fiona Goode
... Marie Laveau
... The Axeman
... Queenie
... Joan Ramsey
... Hank Foxx
... Nan


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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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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4 December 2013 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frances Conroy (Myrtle Snow) and Kathy Bates (Madame Delphine LaLaurie) worked together previously on Six Feet Under (2001), Conroy as part of the main cast, and Bates as director and later guest cast. See more »


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 »


Fiona Goode: Spalding, you don't understand. I am finally... trying to do... something decent... something noble for the coven.
Spalding: Hmm. Horseshit! You're making a martyr of yourself by giving up. You've been tricked. You've allowed a pack of lesser witches to buffalo you into this ignominious end. I won't permit it.
Fiona Goode: I don't understand.
Spalding: They've been running a number on you.
Fiona Goode: Huh?
Spalding: Madison Montgomery is not the next Supreme. She didn't conquer death. She was brought back by some dirty little... swamp witch. ...
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References Bewitched (1964) See more »


LaLa LaLa Song
Written by James S. Levine
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