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"The Seven Wonders"
American Horror Story episode
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 13
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Written by Douglas Petrie
Featured music
Production code3ATS13
Original air dateJanuary 29, 2014 (2014-01-29)
Running time48 minutes
Guest appearances
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"The Seven Wonders" is the thirteenth and final episode of the third season of the anthology television series American Horror Story, which premiered on January 29, 2014, on the cable network FX. The episode was written by Douglas Petrie and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. [1]

In the episode, the remaining witches compete to perform the Seven Wonders in order to find out who is the next Supreme. After the new Supreme rises, the Coven goes public with their powers. Stevie Nicks guest stars as herself at the beginning of the episode, singing "Seven Wonders" as the girls prepare.


Zoe, Madison, Misty, and Queenie undergo trials of the Seven Wonders, each of them successfully performing telekinesis and mind control. Reaching the trial of astral projection, Zoe, Madison, and Queenie travel to and from their personal hell, but Misty's spirit is trapped there and her body turns to ashes. During the trial of teleportation, Zoe accidentally kills herself with Queenie failing to revive her and Madison refusing to do so, instead passing the trial of resurrection by bringing a dead fly back to life.

Upset that Madison may be the next Supreme, Myrtle convinces Cordelia to attempt the Seven Wonders. Cordelia passes all trials and upon reviving Zoe, she is crowned the new Supreme.

Frustrated, Madison threatens to expose the Coven to the public, but she is murdered by Kyle for refusing to resurrect Zoe. Cordelia, however, decides to go public with the existence of the witches anyway, drawing hundreds of girls to Miss Robichaux's. Zoe and Queenie form a new council while Myrtle insists to be burned at stake again for her crimes, to which Cordelia tearfully agrees.

Fiona, who had feigned her death, confronts Cordelia only to die in her arms and waking up in hell shared with the Axeman. Cordelia, Zoe, Queenie and Kyle welcome new students at Miss Robichaux's.


Rotten Tomatoes reports a 62% approval rating, based on 13 reviews. The critical consensus reads, ""The Seven Wonders" doesn't quite deliver the payoff viewers might have hoped for, but it does curb the season's downward slope with a decently entertaining and visually impressive finale." [2] Matt Fowler from IGN gave the episode a rating of 8.0, adding, "There were still a few head-scratching moments, but essentially "The Seven Wonders" put a bow on the season – with the few remaining villains getting their just desserts." [3] Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club rated the episode a C−, stating, "It seemed beyond the writers on Coven, who revealed in "The Seven Wonders" that they were similarly incapable of getting us interested in the actual end games of all of these characters." [4]

The episode received a 2.2 18–49 ratings share and was watched by 4.24 million viewers in its original American broadcast, a marked increase from the previous episode. [5] This episode had the most viewers of any finale in the entire series.


  1. ^ "(#313) "The Seven Wonders"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Seven Wonders – American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 13". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Fowler, Matt (January 29, 2014). "Either Crown Me or Kiss My Ass". IGN. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  4. ^ VanDerWerff, Emily (January 29, 2014). "American Horror Story: "The Seven Wonders"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 30, 2014). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night + 'American Horror Story', NBA Basketball, 'Wahlburgers' & More". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2014.

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