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"Chapter 5" provides a satisfyingly scary conclusion to Roanoke's first story arc -- and sets up a quick change of course.
Perhaps the most interesting sequence... [was] when Mott's ghost leads the Millers to the pig farm where they had previously found those cute little feral boys suckling at the teat of a giant pig (you, of course, will remember this image).
I don't much care about beating this drum every week, but the writers have done nothing with the format and it's more than worn out its welcome. The good news? The format might be done, as of this episode!
But more interesting than theepisode itself is the previews for next week, which as promised shows a bit of different flavor.
Episode 5, thankfully, is the start of American Horror Story's delivery with season 6; its descent into madness. A whole bunch of things happen in this episode, to the point that it all sort of flashes by in one wild scream.
I had no idea I wanted to see Evan Peters dressed in 19th-century garb and making out with a sexy young male slave until it was actually happening on my television screen, and then that was all that I ever wanted in my entire life.
"Chapter 5" doesn't waste time before giving us the first big revelation of the week.
Edward ripping himself out of his blanket encasing was a great, subtle callback to the mattress monster of American Horror Story Season 5.
On Wednesday night, Ryan Murphy finally unleashed one of American Horror Story's most precious commodities: Evan Peters. The perennial favorite's appearance has been long anticipated this season, and it did not disappoint.
Previous gripes aside, "Chapter Five" managed to wrap up the story at hand in a mostly satisfying way, by welcoming back some familiar faces in new characters.
This episode felt deceptively like a season finale.
As much as everyone was anticipating the return of Peters, let's take a moment to acknowledge the real MVP here...Doris Kearns Goodwin?
The transition to the hotel makes a nice transition for whatever the showrunners have planned for the sixth episode.