The Axeman Cometh

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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.

Episode Info

Set in both modern day and the 1830s, this season centres on a coven of witches who relocated from Salem to New Orleans before the Salem witch trials.

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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.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's gruesome business, but it fits perfectly into Coven's twisted version of New Orleans.

Aug 10, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 2, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 26, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 26, 2016 | Full Review…

It's so convenient when a historical serial killer's real-life purple prose is just as over-the-top and divaish as everything else on American Horror Story: Coven.

Jul 19, 2016 | Full Review…

The look of delight, flattery, self-doubt, and passion on Fiona's face - just after a clump of her hair falls out - is as good as anything that Jessica Lange has done this season.

Jul 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Definitely the least eventful episode of the season so far. But that doesn't mean it was boring. No, in addition to setting up the season's various storytelling dominos, this episode kept us very entertained with BEAUTY and FLAIR and BUTTS.

Jul 19, 2016 | Full Review…

The addition of the Axeman worked well, and I especially liked that he immediately went after Fiona, rather than going after the other witches.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…

In this week's episode of American Horror Story: Coven, memorably titled "The Axeman Cometh," an elegantly interlocking series of plot turns suggests a major character's undoing.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…