American Horror Story Asylum



Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

Penultimate episode "Continuum" forces wrap-ups of too many open-ended arcs, though it still manages to entertain by throwing more wrenches into the mix.

Episode Info

Grace has developed a worrying obsession with the aliens, and it threatens Kit's newfound chance at a happy ending when things turn violent. Meanwhile, a deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude's chance of release from Briarcliff.


Jessica Lange
as Sister Jude
Sarah Paulson
as Lana Winters
Evan Peters
as Kit Walker
Lily Rabe
as Sister Mary Eunice
Zachary Quinto
as Dr. Oliver Thredson
James Cromwell
as Dr. Arthur Arden
Joseph Fiennes
as Monsignor Timothy Howard
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Critic Reviews for Continuum

I'm totally flummoxed and disappointed by certain aspects of last night's episode, namely the fact that Kit Walker (Evan Peters) had the unbelievable bad luck to cohabitate with two ax murderers. Ax murdering is not contagious: It is not the flu.

Aug 30, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I didn't dislike the episode (or the aliens!) -- I just found it a surprising change of pace.

Aug 30, 2016 | Full Review…

So ended the story's sixties-set narrative. Bummer.

Aug 26, 2016 | Full Review…

This wasn't my favorite episode. It didn't go full-bore insane, and it was falling all over itself to try to get things wrapped up for the finale, which meant flashing forward, then back, then forward, then back again.

Aug 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Kind of a skimpy penultimate episode so let's hope for an amazing finale.

Aug 23, 2016 | Full Review…

We're coming into the home stretch, and Ryan Murphy is putting the pedal to the metal! Full throttle!

Aug 30, 2016 | Full Review…

Say what you will about AHS, it's not a show that spins its wheels. It moves and expects you to keep moving with it.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This was one of your typical ducks-in-a-row-before-you-shoot-them-down penultimate episodes.

Aug 29, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

"Continuum" took the show in an entirely new direction with an entirely new, very well-done shift in style thanks to director Craig Zisk.

Aug 29, 2016 | Full Review…

If the idea is to constantly pull the rug out from under us, then the show is over-achieving.

Aug 26, 2016 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

Johnny's monologue about his mother was one of the top moments of the season. It was crazy, but so grounded in reality. I could watch Dylan McDermott give that little diatribe over and over again.

Aug 23, 2016 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

For a lead in to the (hopefully) amazing finale, Continuum is all over the place, giving some closure to the stories we've followed all season on American Horror Story: Asylum, but still leaving a ton of questions open.

Aug 23, 2016 | Full Review…