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Protect the Coven 

Fiona and Laveau have a deadly face off with The Corporation. Cordelia makes a desperate sacrifice to protect the Coven.

Director:

Bradley Buecker

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Cordelia Foxx
Taissa Farmiga ... Zoe Benson
Frances Conroy ... Myrtle Snow
Evan Peters ... Kyle Spencer
Lily Rabe ... Misty Day (credit only)
Emma Roberts ... Madison Montgomery
Denis O'Hare ... Spalding
Kathy Bates ... Madame Delphine LaLaurie
Jessica Lange ... Fiona Goode
Angela Bassett ... Marie Laveau
Danny Huston ... The Axeman
Gabourey Sidibe ... Queenie
Michael Cristofer ... Harrison Renard
Mike Colter ... David
Martin Bats Bradford ... George (as Martin Bradford)
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Storyline

Fiona and Laveau have a deadly face off with The Corporation. Cordelia makes a desperate sacrifice to protect the Coven.

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook (Spanish)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original 720p 60fps release)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the boardroom scene where Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) and Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) meet with the Corporation, Fiona mentions that it took less effort to take down the company than it takes to mix herself a Rob Roy. Jessica Lange starred opposite Liam Neeson in Rob Roy (1995). See more »

Goofs

Fiona orders a martini, "filthy." The martini she receives has olives which normally comes with a dirty martini, but is visibly not "filthy." See more »

Quotes

Madame Delphine LaLaurie: Butler. I've done what you asked.
Spalding: You got it?
Madame Delphine LaLaurie: Paid a king's ransom for it, too.
Spalding: Oh. Whoa. An authentic 1895 Armand Marseille Dream Baby. You're sure this is the original gown?
Madame Delphine LaLaurie: There's a certificate of authenticity in there somewhere.
Spalding: This was a very limited run, you know. Dieter Hoffbonner designed the gowns himself.
Madame Delphine LaLaurie: Grown man, taking pleasure in a doll baby. It's unsavory. All right, I did my part. Now before somebody notices that half the silver's gone missing, you give me what you promised ...
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Connections

References Rob Roy (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

American Horror Story Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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Quick review for an episode that seemed to go by too quick
21 January 2014 | by AustinStarSee all my reviews

That's right! If you are an fan of the show, this season probably has not been your favorite. However, in this episode, the story seems to emerge from this season's standard of being a raw version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." This season has been mostly fallen into a Sci-Fi/Drama until now.

Tonight, with the episode: "Protect the Coven," The premise of the entire series seems to emerge in one of the most unsettling episodes of the season.

If this is a sign of things to come, for the next two episodes, it may all pay off with the series returning to its roots.

LOVED THIS ONE! Blood, Guts, Gore, Catalysts, hooks, this episode is DEFINITELY worth watching, over several others in this season.


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