— The second season's tagline.

The second and final season of cable drama Witches of East End premiered on July 6, 2014 after it had been renewed on November 22, 2013. Averaging an audience of 1,133 million viewers every week, the season ended on October 5, 2014 with a total of thirteen episodes aired. The series was cancelled on November 4, 2014, making the second season the last of the series.


Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s New York Times best-selling novel, the series centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya (Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Boston) discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna (Ormond) and Aunt Wendy (Amick), they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.

This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger (Cooke) arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope (Virginia Madsen), Killian (DiTomasso) and Dash’s (Winter) warlock powers return.


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Recurring castEdit

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Image Title Airdate Number Ratings
Still2x104 A Moveable Beast July 6, 2014 #201 1,12 millions (0,5)
All the Beauchamp witches have trouble remembering exactly what happened after the portal opened and fear a mystical presence crossed over to their world. Victor helps Joanna fight what seems to be a losing battle with her argentum poisoning. Ingrid develops a dangerous sleep walking habit while Freya has visions of Killian in danger.

Still2x215 The Son Also Rises July 13, 2014 #202 1,50 millions (0,6)
Joanna is thrilled with Frederick’s (Christian Cooke) return, while Wendy remains suspicious of his behavior. Killian discovers he has a lot in common with new love Eva and Dash reluctantly deals with his blackmailer.

Still2x309 The Old Man and the Key July 20, 2014 #203 1,314 millions (0,5)
Ingrid prepares to move out while Freya tracks down Killian. Dash discovers the identity of his blackmailer and plans revenge. Wendy and Joanna follow Frederick to figure out what his motives are since reconnecting with the family.

Still2x406 The Brothers' Grimoire July 27, 2014 #204 1,1 millions (0,5)
Wendy and Tommy (Ignacio Serricchio) have a disastrous series of meetings. Old friends of Frederick’s from Asgard make an unwelcome visit to Fair Haven. Dash and Killian receive their inheritance which yields interesting results.

Still2x518 Boogie Knights Aug. 10, 2014 #205 0.964 million (0,4)
Freya relives one of her past lives with Killian. Dash does a spell at work without realizing the consequences. Joanna seeks the help of an old friend, Alex. Wendy and Freddie work together to try and stop the Mandragora while Ingrid’s bond with it grows stronger.

Still2x606 When a Mandragora
Loves a Woman
Aug. 17, 2014 #206 1,146 millions (0,5)
Joanna and Alex must put their past aside and focus on finding the Mandragora. Freya asks Dash to help save Ingrid. Skeptical of Freddie’s loyalty, Wendy is wary of his actions.

Still2x707 Art of Darkness Aug. 24, 2014 #207 1,017 millions (0,5)
Tarkoff (James Marsters), an old friend of the family’s, pays a visit to Joanna and Freddie. Wendy, Freya, Ingrid and Dash attend an art gala where Wendy encounters someone from her past. Killian has doubts about his feelings for Eva (Bianca Lawson).

Still2x806 Sex, Lies, and Birthday Cake Sept. 7, 2014 #208 1,078 millions (0,4)
Freya and Frederick celebrate a milestone birthday while Tarkoff puts pressure on Frederick. Ingrid and Dash grow closer and Tommy gets a surprise from Wendy. Meanwhile, Joanna faces one of her worst fears.

Still2x906 Smells Like King Spirit Sept. 14, 2014 #209 1,204 millions (0,5)
Tarkoff seeks revenge against Frederick and Freya confronts Killian. Meanwhile, Ingrid gives Dash an ultimatum and Wendy and Tommy's relationship proves dangerous. Joanna tries to protect her family.

Still2x1002 The Fall of the
House of Beauchamp
Sept. 21, 2014 #210 1,239 millions (0,5)
Joanna is devastated by Tarkoff's actions. Dash's secrets begin to be revealed. Wendy and Joanna reconnect with their father.

Still2x1113 Poe Way Out Sept. 28, 2014 #211 0,882 million (0,4)
Joanna, Freya and Wendy revisit one of their past lives. Dash's one-night stand is revealed and Ingrid tries to bond with her grandfather.

Still2x1204 Box to the Future Oct. 5, 2014 #212 1,14 millions (0,5)
The two-hour Witches of East End Season finale takes the Beauchamps back in time to the 1840s where Freya encounters Edgar Allan Poe and Joanna is ensnared by a dangerous admirer. Killian does the unthinkable and risks his life for his one true love. The season comes to a shocking and tragic end when the Beauchamps lose one of their own.

Still2x1303 For Whom the Spell Tolls Oct. 5, 2014 #213 1,032 millions (0,4)
The two-hour Witches of East End Season finale takes the Beauchamps back in time to the 1840s where Freya encounters Edgar Allan Poe and Joanna is ensnared by a dangerous admirer. Killian does the unthinkable and risks his life for his one true love. The season comes to a shocking and tragic end when the Beauchamps lose one of their own.


Narrative arcsEdit

  • The Portal arc (Episode 1-6) : this arc focuses on the consequences of the opening of the Portal to Asgard by Ingrid and Mike at the end of the first season: the Mandragora and Frederick passing through, the Zurka twins coming to East Haven and the memories of the Beauchamps' runaway.
  • The Return arc (Episode 7-10) : this arc focuses on Tarkoff's arrival in East Haven to precipitate the King's return with the help of Frederick, revealing in the meantime what they had planned from the beginning.
  • The Gathering arc (Episode 11-13) : this final arc of the second season deals with the aftermath of the King's return and his secret plans for war as well as Joanna's travel in time to stop him. The arc also focuses on Killian's desire to end his and Freya's tragic cycle.




  • The main cast of the first season will be returning in 2014 for the second season; actors that will not be returning include Freddie Prinze Jr[1], as he had accepted the role mainly because of Mädchen Amick.
  • April 26, 2014: Ignacio Serrichio reveals on his twitter account that he will guest as Tommy Cole.


It was announced by Eric Winter on his Twitter account that filming would begin in April 2014.[8] After a month spent in the writers' room (with special appearances of Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick[9], Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum[10]), shooting for the promotional material began on April 4, 2014 - and a first promotional video was uncovered on Sunday April 20, during Devious Maids's premiere.

Shooting the season premiere began on April 22, 2014.[11] The team began shooting the second episode on May 2, 2014. [12] Melissa De La Cruz announced via twitter that Debbie Allen would be directing an episode of the series, and on June 7, Eric Winter posted a picture to Instagram of the some of the cast, including Jenna Dewan, Daniel di Tomasso and himself rehearsing for dancing scenes. This episode directed by Allen will include flashbacks to the seventies. On June 10, it was revealed via Twitter that episode 6, written by Akela Cooper, woule be directed by Joe Dante.[13]





  • The second season is much darker than the previous one, and the series shifted from a soap-opera tone to more of a horror show, while retaining its lightness occasionaly. The budget of the series has also drastically increased and production efforts have been made, especially on special effects, CGI, etc.
  • The ratings for the second season are considerably lower than the first one because the series is aired as a summer show.
    • Poe Way Out is, so far, the least watched episode of the season, having only been viewed by 882,000 people live. But the return of the broadcast series of national networks may have brought in many viewers.
  • The season finale will air as a two-hour long, two-episode night on October 5, 2014, with Box to the Future being followed by For Whom the Spell Tolls.[14]
  • Witches of East End was cancelled on November 4, 2014, that is one month after its second season finale.[15]

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Joanna BeauchampIngrid BeauchampFreya BeauchampWendy Beauchamp
Killian GardinerDash GardinerFrederick Beauchamp (S2)
Season 1
PilotMarilyn Fenwick, R.I.P.Today I am a WitchA few good talismenElectric Avenue
Potentia NoctisUnburiedSnake EyesA Parching ImbuedOh, What a World!
Season 2
A Moveable BeastThe Son Also RisesThe Old Man and the KeyThe Brothers' GrimoireBoogie Knights
When a Mandragora Loves a WomanArt of DarknessSex, Lies, and Birthday CakeSmells Like King Spirit
The Fall of the House of BeauchampPoe Way OutBox to the FutureFor Whom the Spell Tolls
East HavenFair HavenBeauchamp ManorBent ElbowEast End Public LibraryAsgard
WitchesBeauchamp GrimoireSpellsMagicGhostsBent Elbow
Beauchamp Family novels · Lifetime · DVD box-set: Season 1