"Protect the Coven"
Series American Horror Story: Coven
Season 3, Episode 11
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Air date January 15th, 2014
Writers Jennifer Salt
Director Bradley Buecker
Producers Joseph Incaprera; Alexis Martin Woodall; Douglas Petrie; Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; Jessica Sharzer; Bradley Buecker; James Wong; Jennifer Salt; Tim Minear; Dante Di Loreto; Brad Falchuk; Ryan Murphy; James Williams
Starring Sarah Paulson; Taissa Farmiga; Frances Conroy; Evan Peters; Lily Rabe; Emma Roberts; Denis O'Hare; Kathy Bates; Jessica Lange
Episode guide
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"Go to Hell"

"Protect the Coven" is the eleventh episode of season three of the horror-themed television series American Horror Story and the thirty-sixth episode of the series overall. It is chapter eleven in the "Coven" storyline. The episode was directed by Bradley Buecker and written by Jennifer Salt. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 10:00 pm.

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  • Myrtle Snow: The harvester ant is one of the most venomous creatures in the world, along with Fiona.


  • Myrtle Snow: Oh, Madison, you are the worst kind of Hollywood cliché: a bobble-head with crotchless panties!
  • Madison Montgomery: And you're a dried-up old Hot Pocket, but I don't judge.



  • Myrtle Snow: Ah, figs, ah, figs. Mother Nature's brown diamonds. In the fall, the rotting leaves smell like an Olympian's ejaculate.


  • Delphine LaLaurie: Although my mother's maiden name was Lovable, she did not pass that quality on to me, her daughter. I suppose I was an unhappy child. Not very nice, either. I kept to myself, communing with rodents and small animals. Cutting parts off to see how they'd fare, or if they'd die.


  • Spalding: I care about this coven. About preserving the ancient line of Salem. Everything is at risk because Fiona has become confused, reckless. She's forgotten that Marie Laveau has been and always will be her sworn enemy. Marie Laveau must die.
  • Delphine LaLaurie: She can't die. The bitch is immortal.
  • Spalding: By magic. And by magic, she can be undone.


  • Marie Laveau: Damn, Delphine. You know, girl, you may be rotten to the core, but you do make a sweet French '75.
  • Delphine LaLaurie: Thank you, ma'am.
  • Marie Laveau Leave it! And get out. Only thing that could ruin this moment is to have to look at your fugly face.
  • Delphine LaLaurie: I'll leave when I'm finished.
  • Marie Laveau: Oh, You will obey me, servant.
  • Delphine LaLaurie: I told you. I'm not finished. But you are. [stabs Marie in the chest]
  • Marie Laveau Stupid cow! Thinking you could... kill me!
  • Delphine LaLaurie: Yeah, the m-magic takes time to work. Your fate is sealed!
  • Marie Laveau: Oh, you stupid rube! That ain't magic. It's a antihistamine! And the only thing I'm allergic to is you! Damn you!

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  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.

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