Critic Consensus: Ryan Murphy goes full Ryan Murphy in "Apocalypse Then," barreling past two convoluted episodes of multiverse building to deliver a satisfying, batsh--t finale that lives up to its namesake.
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Critic reviews for Apocalypse Then
As frustratingly dull as the previous two episodes had been, this episode blew them out of the water, culminating in a mind-blowingconclusion with AHS style.
Despite all of the delicious spectacle and heavy lifting by American treasure Sarah Paulson playing multiple characters, the episode capped off season that ultimately felt a little disposable.
The one thing I cannot get past is how Smart Sis Emily and Timothy created the Antichrist.
Episodes eight and nine of this season were lackluster at best, giving us very little plot development in abbreviated installments. But number 10, "Apocalypse Then" more than made up for it.
In an attempt to explore the storyline and keeping the audience hooked with familiar faces, it instead ended up doing the exact opposite. The plot suffered and the characters themselves left their assumed endgame.
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