The Dead
American Horror Story Coven

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Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

"The Dead" throws outlandish preposterousness at the wall, not the oddest of which is monstrous Franken-sex, and it sticks -- with extra stickiness.

Episode Info

Queenie develops doubts about LaLaurie. Meanwhile, Fiona becomes involved in a dangerous love affair.

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Critic Reviews for The Dead

"It wasn't only a different time. It was a different world," LaLaurie pleads with Queenie. It is a testament to Kathy Bates' phenomenal acting skills that her statement holds any emotional or narrative water whatsoever, because come on.

Jul 20, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode was written by co-creator Brad Falchuk, and he injected it with his usual mixture of humor, awe, and dark, dark tomfoolery.

Jul 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Dead" offers a bleak corrective to any potentially incoherent, pandering dissonances of the past.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Loved the MMB/Marie/Queenie stuff, loved the Zoe/Spalding stuff... liked the Fiona having sex with Axeman a whole lot less. Fun episode, but not the best. The show however, still is.

Jul 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Lange is a great talent who gets all the best material -- it's as if the writers expend all their creative energy on fleshing out Fiona and, exhausted, hand out whatever dribs and drabs they can to the rest of the characters.

Jul 26, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode smelled VERY weird, you guys. I know it is TV and therefore shouldn't smell but I definitely had to put eucalyptus rub under my nostrils like in Silence of the Lambs. But "The Dead" was also a VERY good episode.

Jul 19, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a great twist that works in more ways than one.

Aug 10, 2016 | Full Review…

We're in it for the long haul because we know it's going to surprise us. And besides, there hasn't been a season of this show yet where the writing didn't disappoint, especially around the middle of the season.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

I gotta hand it to American Horror Story: Coven -- it really knows how to keep viewers guessing.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode mainly paired most of the main cast in teams of two to varying degrees of entertainment.

Aug 2, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What the show is getting at with the rest of its subplots is only now becoming apparent, so there's still a chance something will come of what Murphy and Falchuk are getting at with the overarching premise of the season.

Jul 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Maimings, killings, three-way zombie sex. This week's Coven will never be accused of not super-sizing the crazy.

Jul 6, 2016 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…