Critic Consensus: "The Axeman Cometh" drops the exciting new Axeman character and his interesting mythology into the mix, taking the focus away from the main storyline with insanely fun results.
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Critic reviews for The Axeman Cometh
We realized with this episode just how much time has been spent on ambience and quips and how little has been spent on storytelling or even envelope-pushing.
It's gruesome business, but it fits perfectly into Coven's twisted version of New Orleans.
Though not a lot happened in total this week, we did get Madison back and learned the truth about Hank, which definitely is going to have a great affect on things going forward.
Not the strongest episode of the season, but enough fun and crazy stuff to keep me thoroughly entertained and excited for the next installment. This show rocks.
American Horror Story, you so crazy! I say that with love, by the way. So much happened in this episode, much of it entirely batcrap insane, that it took a while to digest it all. It was like going to a Vegas buffet of all-you-can-eat mucho nutso.
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