Fire and Reign
American Horror Story Apocalypse

53%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

Not even a pitch-perfect reference to Omen III could keep Apocalypse's penultimate episode from succumbing to the franchise's penchant for uneven pacing and meandering character arcs.

Episode Info

Lamenting the state of society, Mutt and Jeff set their sights on a brighter future. Meanwhile, an emboldened Michael plummets the Coven into their darkest hour, forcing them to gamble their hopes on the abilities of one witch.

Cast

Emilia Ares
as Anastasia

Critic Reviews for Fire and Reign

The eighth season of the FX horror anthology laid the groundwork for a swirling theory to materialize in the finale...

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Not gonna lie, this is a fairly disappointing explanation for how the world ends. Not with a bang, but with a bowl cut.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

If you're going to sentence humanity to death, you should at least come out of it with five seasons and a movie.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

And once again, really, time travel?

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It seems unlikely that all of this season's loose ends will get tied up in any satisfying way-but then again, what else did any of us expect?

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The scenes with Mutt (Billy Eichner) and Jeff (Evan Peters) are broad, but they're a funny exaggeration of tech bro culture.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

And so now, all the pieces are in place for next week's season finale, except for any explanation whatsoever of Timothy and Emily's role in all of this.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

While the episode did not return all of the season's luster, which had been sucked dry during the last episode, it was an intriguing and captivating take on revenge, time travel and the ultimate forms of magic.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Speaking of me being over something, I also think it is lazy writing, and has been repeated far too much over the course of this entire series, that at the end of the series the only way to get rid of everyone is a mass death.

Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

I have never seen The Omen III: The Final Conflict, but I hear terrible things about it. I love that Michael came up with his idea to destroy the world... by watching a sub-standard horror film from the 1980s.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode got the season as a whole back on track almost seamlessly. Nothing felt out of place, with the plot flowing simply into the final chapter of this story.

Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 4.6/5 | Full Review…

You'd think Fire and Reign would've at least been the standard 48 minutes. Instead, we're given a much shorter episode - one that depicts only the events that we already knew, therefore feeling rather pointless.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…