Critic Consensus: Not even a pitch-perfect reference to Omen III could keep Apocalypse's penultimate episode from succumbing to the franchise's penchant for uneven pacing and meandering character arcs.
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While the episode did not return all of the season's luster, which had been sucked dry during the last episode, it was an intriguing and captivating take on revenge, time travel and the ultimate forms of magic.
And so now, all the pieces are in place for next week's season finale, except for any explanation whatsoever of Timothy and Emily's role in all of this.
Speaking of me being over something, I also think it is lazy writing, and has been repeated far too much over the course of this entire series, that at the end of the series the only way to get rid of everyone is a mass death.
It seems unlikely that all of this season's loose ends will get tied up in any satisfying way-but then again, what else did any of us expect?
The eighth season of the FX horror anthology laid the groundwork for a swirling theory to materialize in the finale...
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