Critic Consensus: "The Origins of Monstrosity" is not as engrossing as its predecessor, yet several plot machinations serve to fill in the gaps.
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as Kit Walker
as Sister Mary Eunice, Sister Mary Eunice McKee
as Dr. Oliver Thredson
as Dr. Arthur Arden
as Monsignor Timothy Howard
as Sam Goodman
as Mrs. Reynolds
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Critic reviews for The Origins of Monstrosity
Despite the amazing set up it was given from last week, The Origins of Monstrosity doesn't quite live up to the preceding episode. That's not to say it's a bad episode, especially since I've yet to see a bad outing from this series.
In "The Origins of Monstrosity," we find out that both are most likely true with Little Jenny and Oliver supporting the two differing cases. We can't forget the third option of evil: being possessed by the devil.
"The Origins of Monstrosity" seemed to be more about filling in the gaps and delivering information. Which is fine and noble. There were definitely cracks that needed caulking.
Even in a good, but not great, episode of American Horror Story, there's some interesting content to be mined, and some clever plot machinations at work.
Thredson tells Sarah Paulson he wants her to be his new mother. ("GET IN LINE!" - everyone.) She eventually plays along to avoid being murdered, and he delivers the dialogue of the Episode/Decade: "Baby needs colostrum."
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