9 Times The "American Horror Story: Coven" Finale Borrowed From "Asylum"

Clearly, Sarah Paulson really likes being on the news. Warning: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!

Each season of FX’s anthology series American Horror Story stands on its own, but when the final episode of Coven, the third season, aired on Wednesday, it was hard not to notice the throwbacks to the Asylum finale last season. Lana Banana and ‘Delia and Sistah Jude and Fiona had more in common than we thought!

(Seriously though, SPOILER ALERT!)

1. The photo walls.

The Supreme portraits at Miss Robichaux’s in the Coven finale.

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Lana’s framed photos and artwork in the Asylum finale.

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2. The news segment.

Cordelia goes on the local news to talk about acceptance of witchcraft in the Coven finale.

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Lana does a 60 Minute-esque sit down about her life on the Asylum finale.

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3. So. Many. Shawls.

Zoe, Madison, Queenie, and Misty prepare to take on the Seven Wonders in their Stevie Nicks-inspired shawls in the Coven finale.

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Kit takes a walk with Lana in a seriously ’70s shawl in the Asylum finale.

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4. Jessica Lange’s character in a state of decomposition.

Cordelia hugs Fiona (for the first time) in her final moments in the Coven finale.

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Lana embraces a disturbed Jude and helps her out of Briarcliff in the Asylum finale.

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5. The but-this-is-what-really happened plot revealed via flashback.

In the Coven finale, Fiona tells Cordelia how she supplemented a memory in the Axeman’s mind that he killed her, though she really just doused him in goat’s blood.

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In the Asylum finale, Lana reveals that Jude wasn’t still at Briarcliff by the time she got there. And then also comes clean about the her son not having died, but that she gave him up for adoption.

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6. A very heated mother-child reunion.

After learning her mom is not actually dead, Cordelia hashes it out with Fiona at Miss Robichaux’s in the Coven finale.

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After realizing the son she hadn’t seen in decades snuck into her house, Lana and Johnny have a heated exchange in the Asylum finale.

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7. That ends in one life lost.

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8. The death bed.

Fiona wakes up in hell in the Coven finale.

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The bed at Kit’s house where Jude takes her final breaths in the Asylum finale.

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9. And the creepy country house.

The Axeman (and Papa Legba) in the background greet Fiona in her country house of hell in the Coven finale.

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Kit in his home before he’s abducted by aliens and dies in the Asylum finale.

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