Chapter 9
American Horror Story Roanoke

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Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Chapter 9" gruesomely dismisses more characters while presenting the welcome return of another American Horror Story veteran and preparing viewers for a twisty finale.

Episode Info

The FX limited series, American Horror Story, returns for a sixth installment. -- (C) FX

Critic Reviews for Chapter 9

If there's one thing the back half of Roanoke has made abundantly clear: If you actively seek fame, you will be killed in the worst way possible.

Nov 10, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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It's a weird thing to say about American Horror Story, but I just don't think there is enough plot this year.

Nov 10, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"Chapter 9" is a solid episode of American Horror Story's most meaningful and consistent season -- and by "solid," I mean strongly told, startling, and filled with slithering entrails and smoking corpses.

Nov 10, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

We were promised one survivor would emerge from the trenches of the horror house at Roanoke, and lo, that person has been revealed in tonight's penultimate chapter of American Horror Story: Roanoke. It's...not who you thought it would be.

Nov 10, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It looks like Murphy might not be done burning down the pillars of modern culture yet-and cable news is next on the chopping block.

Nov 10, 2016 | Full Review…

As expected -- not every member of this quartet made it out of this week's episode alive.

Nov 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Lee's survival makes next week's episode far more interesting than I expected. After all, it was only last week that she confessed to having killed her husband, and the whole reason this Return to Roanoke project exists was to make that confession happen.

Nov 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Even if the reenactress' exaggeration hadn't done the trick, what happened next undoubtedly would have gotten the message across to Dylan that the variety of s- he was in was the deep sort.

Nov 10, 2016 | Full Review…

With only one episode left, it was about time we finally saw the highly anticipated appearence of another AHS vet, Taissa Farmiga (Murder House, Coven).

Nov 10, 2016 | Full Review…

I predicted that Lee would end up being the sole survivor of the second part of this season of American Horror Story, and that - as a suspected murderer already -... Well, I was somewhat right!

Nov 10, 2016 | Full Review…

"Chapter 9" was one of the better installments this year. Adding the new characters was a good way to up the body count, but I can't wait to find out how the whole thing ends.

Nov 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This episode pretty much takes everything grisly that has happened (so far) in Season 6 and threw it into the bonfire of one fiery, delirious, and downright ghastly ritual sacrifice that makes Freddie Krueger look like Santa Claus.

Nov 10, 2016 | Full Review…