|First broadcast||October 16, 2013|
|Directed by||Michael Rymer|
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. 
In the Louisiana bayou, two Cajun poachers return with their catch, a dead alligator. Misty Day appears wandering into their camp, horrified with all the hung alligators. She resurrects their catches, killing them both.
In the Academy, Cordelia tells everyone to prepare for morning gathering. Zoe is still upset over Kyle's death and obsessively searches him all over the internet, and Madison unsincerely apologizes, saying that Kyle would have died anyway if he tried sleeping with Zoe and her Black Widow powers. Meanwhile, Fiona is holding Delphine LaLaurie hostage trying to find out what is keeping her alive, but Delphine's fear of present technology makes her an uncooperative hostage.
During the morning gathering, Queenie recalls her life in Detroit working in a chicken restaurant, and uses her powers to burn an unruly customer's arm, which was what eventually lead to Cordelia finding her, and also tells the girls that she is the heir to the slave witch Tituba, the first to be accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Two police detectives come in to question Zoe and Madison, who were seen during the party, but while Madison calmly denies being involved with their deaths, Zoe panics and breaks down when they point out the similarly odd deaths of Archie right after she was seen visiting him and her deceased boyfriend and begins babbling about Madison's gang rape as well as their identity as witches that allowed Madison to flip the bus. Fiona intervenes by enchanting the police with mind control, and nearly kills a convulsing detective who tries to resist her control, and tells them to never investigate on the bus again. Fiona angrily berates them for leaving a trail that would lead suspicion back to them, and is harder on Zoe, who not only visited Archie's hospital room, but also tried to reveal their secret while under pressure. She reminds them that even the weakest (Zoe) among them are better than the strongest of them, and the only thing the girls have to fear is her.
Madison and Zoe break into the morgue, with Madison wanting to thank Zoe for her support when she was gang raped. She stole a spell of Cordelia's, and plans to bring Kyle back to life, and when they find all the frat brothers dismembered, plans to build the "perfect boyfriend" using the best parts of each boy. They manage to stitch up "the perfect boyfriend" with Kyle's head, and perform the ritual, but Kyle's body remains lifeless and Madison goes back to the car, leaving Zoe behind when she sees a car entering the morgue. Zoe kisses Kyle good bye, apologizing for making him involved with witches but hides when a man enters. Elsewhere, Misty senses that she is not alone. The driver finds Zoe hiding, but before he can react, he is beaten and killed by Kyle. They flee the morgue with a lot of difficulty, with Kyle seizing uncontrollably and mute, and while Zoe is driving, Misty sits up from the back seat and offers help. They drive to Misty's cabin in the bayou, where Misty uses a poultice to fix Kyle's scars - the same poultice she used to cure herself after she resurrected herself after being burned alive. She offers to take care of Kyle until he is healed.
Cordelia and her husband Hank visit a fertility doctor for an ultrasound and consultation. Despite efforts to improve her fertility through medical means, there has been no change and the doctor suggests IVF. Hank wants her to use her powers to help them, but creating life with powers is considered dark magic and she does not want to use her powers for self-serving reasons like her mother does. He tells her that using dark magic is not self-serving, but will help them start a family of their own. Later, she brews a potion and performs a sex ritual with Hank using dark magic.
Fiona tries again with Delphine, who is shocked that nearly 180 years had passed. She recalls that the faux love potion was actually a vial of immortality, and after waking up after passing out, found Marie Laveau outside her home with a mob of black slaves and her family members hanged, and orders the slaves to lock Delphine in her sealed coffin and bury her. Later, Fiona visits a ghetto hair salon, where a youthful Marie appears to serve her. Both women know each other for their titles. They debate on the origin of their powers, with Marie saying it originated from African priestesses who turned into slaves, while Fiona says that slaves are too dumb to be witches. Fiona subtly threatens to expose Marie, and says that she wants immortality like Marie and Delphine, but Marie laughs at her and calls her body guards. Fiona manages to leave when she sets Marie's shop on fire.
Back in the Academy, Nan is annoyed by Delphine's loud thoughts, and sets her free so she may leave. Queenie runs into Delphine, who insults her at which Queenie fights back. Angered by the impertinence of an apparent slave, Delphine knocks her unconscious with a candlestick to the head.
That night, after her staff leaves her salon, Marie goes to her voodoo room, where she tells the Minotaur that Delphine is back, unchaining him and telling him they have business to attend to. On the streets of New Orleans, Fiona manages to find Delphine outside her old home, which has been turned to a macabre museum. Delphine says she does not care what others think of her, and is still mourning over the deaths of her daughters, whom she loved very much, and wishes to die. Fiona sympathizes, feeling the same way about Cordelia, but warns Delphine to never try and run again or she will be re-buried.
- Queenie: "I grew up on white girl shit, like Charmed and Sabrina the Teenage Cracker."
- Fiona Goode to Marie Laveau: "Maybe in another century, you could have two shit-hole salons."
- Nan to Delphine LaLaurie: "You think too loud!"
- Zoe Benson to Madison Montgomery: "Did we just marry the Devil? 'Cause I don't know if I'm down with that."
- Marie Laveau to Fiona Goode: "And what's your wish, witch?"
- Marie Laveau to Fiona Goode: "The hammer wants the nail's magic."
- Madison Montgomery to Queenie: "Is this where we all sing Kum-Bah-Yah?"
- Frances Conroy (Myrtle Snow) is credited but does not appear.
- Entertainment Weekly's InsideTV: Ryan Murphy talks the latest episode 'Boy Parts' and Stevie Nicks' influence on 'Coven' (2013-10-17).
- Entertainment Weekly's InsideTV: Lily Rabe talks returning to 'Coven' as a Stevie Nicks-obsessed witch (2013-10-17).
- Does Zoe have a special affinity for necromancy?
- Can Misty teleport or fast travel?
- Will Stevie Nicks join the coven?
- Has Bastien truly become a minotaur?
- Is Delphine a sick witch or just a wicked bitch?
- "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks (Misty confronts poachers)
- "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac (Misty's cabin)