We’re still in the past for this episode of American Horror Story Apocalypse. And we’re still seeing Cordelia and Michael play this strange game of back and forth. Just when we think one of them has the upper hand, we find out that the other was a step ahead the whole time. 

Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Goode in American Horror Story Apocalypse

We start with Cordelia in the grip of a horrific vision. The academy has been destroyed, overrun by radioactive zombies. They attack her, chewing on her flesh and ripping her to pieces.

When she wakes, she says to everyone’s surprise that Michael can attempt the Seven Wonders. 

After the witches head home, John Henry has a vision of what Michael is. He flees, trying to get to Cordelia in time to warn her. But someone’s waiting on the roads for him. Ms. Meade is at a gas station, and she cuts poor John Henry down before he can reach Cordelia.

And so the Seven Wonders goes on. Michael excels at every test until they reach the end. Rather than simply stepping into the afterlife and returning, as Cordelia herself did, she asks him to go into hell and bring back one last witch, Misty Day.

The warlocks are furious. No other Supreme has ever had to raise the dead. But Michael insists that he can do it. He is, after all, the son of Satan. He can pretty much walk into Hell and take whoever he wants. And, that’s exactly what he does. 

Back at the academy, we’re introduced to a very different Coco than we’ve seen so far. She’s a witch, but not what I’d call an impressive one. She can tell if food has gluten in it. And that’s about it.

Billy Porter as Beyond in American Horror Story Apocalypse.

But she has such a sweet personality, that it’s hard to fault her. She and Mallory become fast friends. This is fun because Mallory is powerful enough to literally turn back time.

Yeah, I’m sure that’s going to come up.

Cordelia asks Madison to do some digging into Michael’s history. She sends her to his childhood home. When one of the warlocks, Beyond, overhears, he insists on going with her. 

And where is Cordelia sending them? In her own words, back to where it all began. 

We’re going back to the Murder House

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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