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American Horror Story: Fearful Pranks Ensue

On Halloween, Marie prepares to make the next attack in her war against the Coven, and the Council visits the school to investigate the disappearance of Madison, Fiona's successor. Meanwhile, Zoe tries to get through to a resurrected Kyle, and Hank gets up to no good while he's out of town.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: 3ATS04
Airdate: Wednesday October 30th, 2013

Director: Mike Uppendahl
Writer: Jennifer Salt

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Nov 04, 2013
UK (FOX) Nov 19, 2013

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (8 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Angela Bassett
As Marie Laveau
Gabourey Sidibe
As Queenie

Guest Stars
Josh Hamilton
As Hank Foxx
Alex Breckenridge
As Kaylee (as Alexandra Breckenridge)
Christine Ebersole
As Anna Leigh Leighton
Jamie Brewer
As Nan
Alexander Dreymon
As Luke Ramsey
Riley Voelkel
As Young Fiona
Leslie Jordan
As Quentin Fleming
Robin Bartlett
As Cecily Pembroke
Michelle Page
As Young Myrtle Snow

Co-Guest Stars
Ameer Baraka
As Minotaur
Lucas Falick
As Stunt Zombie #1
Raykim Goslar
As Stunt Zombie #2
Dana Michelle Gourrier
As Chantal (as Dana Gourrier)
Raeden Greer
As Pauline LaLaurie
Ritchie Montgomery
As Stunt Zombie #3
Brian Oerly
As Clifton
Ashlynn Ross
As Marie Jeanne LaLaurie
Jennifer Lynn Warren
As Borquita LaLaurie
Michael P. Cahill
As Bartholomew
Leslie Castey
As Lanchester (as Leslie Castay)
Rhonda Dents
As Janet
Tyson Ford
As Henry
Erica Michelle
As Roberta
Tonea Stewart
As Old Cora
Main Cast
Sarah Paulson
As Lana Winters (S2) / Cordelia Foxx (S3)
Evan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3)
Emma Roberts
As Madison Montgomery
Denis O'Hare
As Larry Harvey (S1) / Spalding (S3)
Taissa Farmiga
As Violet Harmon (S1) / Zoe Benson (S3)
Frances Conroy
As Myrtle Snow
Kathy Bates
As Madame Delphine LaLaurie
Jessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3)


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Episode Quotes
Fiona: Oh, Spalding, I must confess... I've always enjoyed our little talks together. Particularly since you lost your tongue. It makes you seem... wiser somehow. More thoughtful.

Fiona: This girl was attacked... near to death while you slept.
Cordelia: By who?
Fiona: Not who... by what! Some minion of Hell, of the...
Cordelia: Summoned by who? Not one of our girls...?
Fiona: Oh, Christ! Your girls couldn't pull a rabbit out of a hat!

Fiona: Who's the baddest witch in town?

Delphine: I don't know how to thank you for saving my life.
Queenie: I guess I'll just have to work on that then, huh?

Kaylee: I think Halloween gives people permission to be what they really want to be.

Fiona: Oh, Myrtle Snow. Look at you. Developing a sense of style when no one was paying attention.

Queenie: Madison Montgomery is a stone-cold bitch who loves hard drinking, big dicks, and trouble. If she's dead, it's probably 'cause she got wasted and offered the Grim Reaper a hand job or something.

Myrtle: The Council reminds you, no witch has been tried, convicted, and burned at the stake since 1926. And on a personal note, I'd like to add, I've got a book of matches in my pocket, Fiona, and I'm just dying to light this fire.

Cultural References
Kaylee: You got an online girlfriend in every port, 007.

007 is the code number of author Ian Fleming's James Bond, the British secret agent with a "license to kill."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Executive ProducerBrad Falchuk  |  Dante DiLoreto  |  Tim Minear  |  Ryan Murphy  |  Bradley Buecker  |  James Wong (1)  |  Jennifer Salt
Co-Executive ProducerJessica Sharzer  |  Douglas Petrie  |  Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
ProducerAlexis Martin  |  Joe Incaprera
Co-ProducerJames Williams (2)
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorStewart Schill
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson  |  Meagan Lewis
Unit Production ManagerJoe Incaprera
First Assistant DirectorEric Henriquez
Second Assistant DirectorDiane Calhoun
Staff WriterJohn J. Gray
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerLou Eyrich
Key GripKenny King
Camera OperatorAndrea Rossotto  |  James Reid (3)
Set DesignerAdele Plauche
Set DecoratorEllen Brill
Location ManagerVirginia McCollam
Transportation CoordinatorRandy Kinyon
Property MasterBeau Harrison  |  Luci Leary
Construction CoordinatorJerry Henery
Production Sound MixerBruce Litecky
Script SupervisorChristine Lalande
Production CoordinatorChris D. Menke
Script CoordinatorCrystal Liu
Post Production SupervisorTodd Nenninger
Supervising Sound EditorGary Megregian
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
GafferJohn M. Magallon
Director of PhotographyMichael Goi
Stunt CoordinatorJim Henry (1)
Art DirectorAndrew Murdock
ChoreographerMark Steger
Key Makeup ArtistKim Ayers
Main Title ThemeCesar Davila-irizarry  |  Charlie Clouser
Production AccountantScott Cohn
ScoreJames S. Levine
Department Head HairMonte C. Haught
Casting AssociateEric Souliere
Department Head Make-upEryn Krueger Mekash
Post Production AssistantKen Ramos
Assistant To The ProducerDevon Quinn  |  Matt Solik  |  Jessica Meyer  |  Sara Stelwagen
Special Effects CoordinatorEric Roberts (2)
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
Prosthetic EffectsMike Mekash
Producers' CoordinatorJennifer Wright (1)
Warning: American Horror Story season 3 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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