Season 3 (2013-14)
Number of Episodes: 13
Intro: Season 3 of American Horror Story tells the secret history of witches and witchcraft in America. Over three hundred years have passed since the turbulent days of Salem and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe, who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona, the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.
Original Air Dates: October 9, 2013 - January 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX
Episode #: 1
Summary: A young girl, Zoe, is shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo.
Episode #: 2
Title: "Boy Parts"
Summary: Fiona helps Zoe and Madison deal with a horrible tragedy. Delphine LaLaurie struggles to adjust to modern life. Cordelia faces a dark decision about her family.
Episode #: 3
Title: "The Replacements"
Summary: Fiona takes on an unlikely protégé. A guilt-ridden Zoe tries to give Kyle his old life back. Madison has a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey, a new neighbor.
Episode #: 4
Title: "Fearful Pranks Ensue"
Summary: Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau. The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the Academy with disturbing allegations.
Episode #: 5
Title: "Burn, Witch, Burn!"
Summary: Besieged by Marie Laveau's army, Zoe unleashes a new power. Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the Coven. Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts.
Episode #: 6
Title: "The Axeman Cometh"
Summary: Zoe, Queenie and Nana manage to connect witha dark spirit contained within the Academy, which results in a surprising exchange between two forces. Cordelia comes upon a life-changing realization while developing her new power.
Episode #: 7
Title: "The Dead"
Summary: Fiona discovers that she may be able to make use of the love affair she has found herself in. Queenie begins to question her place amongst the coven after spending a night out with LaLaurie. Cordelia makes a decision about her mother.
Episode #: 8
Title: "The Sacred Taking"
Summary: Cordelia and the girls try to stop Fiona, while Marie puts an end to her rivalry with Delphine.
Episode #: 9
Summary: After learning who blinded Cordelia, Fiona tries to seek an alliance with Marie. Meanwhile, Nan learns something startling about Luke's past.
Episode #: 10
Title: "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks"
Summary: When Stevie Nicks visits the school, Fiona recruits her to help locate the next Supreme. Meanwhile, Madison tries to eliminate her rival and Cordelia learns the truth about Hank's true allegiances.
Episode #: 11
Title: "Protect the Coven"
Summary: While her mother allies with Marie against The Corporation, Cordelia must make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her students.
Episode #: 12
Title: "Go to Hell"
Summary: After Marie's disappearance, Queenie seeks out her new mentor. Meanwhile, the girls manifest new powers as Fiona's reign comes to an end, and Cordelia foresees disaster for the Coven.
Episode #: 13
Title: "The Seven Wonders"
Summary: Things come to a head as the New Supreme rises to replace Fiona.