- The Sacred Taking -
As Queenie decides her loyalties and delivers a warning, Fiona struggles against her ailing health and tries to figure out which of the girls the next Supreme might be. As Cordelia rallies the girls in the fight to stop Fiona, a panicked Misty Day arrives at the Academy, hunted by a dangerous but unknown new enemy... and accompanied by an unexpected ally. Convinced they've identified the next Supreme, Cordelia leads the girls in a rarely-performed ritual known as The Sacred Taking, which allows for the next Supreme's ascension. The only hitch: it involves the selfless suicide of the current Supreme. And so a plan is hatched to convince Fiona to give up hope. Back at Cornrow Alley, the rivalry between Marie Laveau and Madame LaLaurie comes to a head as Marie enacts her horrible vengeance. Meanwhile, Joan punishes Luke severely for his involvement with the girls, and Nan tries to come to his rescue, but the intervention of another party leads to tragedy. As alliances shift and a love triangle forms, the Coven becomes aware of a new danger.
- Head -
1991: A young Hank, out hunting with his father, has a traumatic experience.
Today: Fiona approaches Marie Laveau with a surprising proposition: an alliance between Marie's tribe and the Coven against a common enemy. However, Marie rebuffs her. Meanwhile, Hank reports to the high-powered CEO who has set him on his life's dark path – his father – and is shocked to learn the truth behind Cordelia's blinding. At the Academy, Myrtle has a reunion with Pembroke and Quentin, which does not go well for them, and also renders aid to Cordelia... who finds herself having to sternly broker a peace between Myrtle and Fiona. At the hospital, Nan defies Joan's wishes and visits Luke. Her clairvoyant gifts help her help both mother and son... until Luke reveals a disturbing truth from his family's past. At Cornrow City, Queenie undertakes to give Madame LaLaurie an education in black history. As Cordelia tutors Misty at the Academy, a terrified and regretful Hank returns to beg her forgiveness, but Cordelia sends him away. Marie has given Hank an ultimatum, and Hank, backed into a corner, takes extreme measures.