Dark Cousin
American Horror Story Asylum

90%

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Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

Forgoing the regular camp, "Dark Cousin" makes some poignant historical references while serving up a hefty dose of creep and gore.

Episode Info

A terrifying being is summoned - one that even the possessed Sister Mary Eunice is scared of. As Kit and Lana resort to desperate measures, a despairing Sister Jude finds she can no longer run from her past.

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Critic Reviews for Dark Cousin

The angel of death is beautiful and sympathetic this episode.

Aug 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Well, I guess it can't be rainbows and colostrum every week. This episode skipped a lot of the usual camp fun in favor of some goth shenanigans and serious carnage.

Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"Dark Cousin" never once made explicit reference to the sociopolitical strife of mid-sixties America... Still, the history was there in the subtext, and its concerns were dramatized.

Aug 9, 2016 | Full Review…

An episode that's a little all over the place but at least seems intent on moving forward, instead of confirming stuff we already know (as last episode did).

Aug 8, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

WHAT a show it was this week. "Dark Cousin" was immediately one of my favorite ever episodes of AHS the second that guest-star Frances Conroy appeared onscreen as a goth geisha and unfurled her feathered wings. YES.

Aug 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It looks like after giving viewers a bit of history, American Horror Story: Asylum is getting back on track with the stories at hand.

Aug 15, 2016 | Full Review…

"Dark Cousin" was an odd episode of American Horror Story: Asylum - and not in the normal American Horror Story freaky, scary or horrific way. It felt like a transitional hour that moved characters from one place to another.

Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

"Dark Cousin" had some pretty interesting connective tissue, but it faltered under some wicked moments of lunacy.

Aug 9, 2016 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

Asylum appears to be setting up for a huge conflict between the forces of good and evil. Flawed good and evil, but evil anyway.

Aug 8, 2016 | Full Review…

I may be crazy, but tonight's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum might just be the best yet. It was pulpy, it was soapy, it was creepy and gory; everything you want this show to be!

Aug 8, 2016 | Full Review…