The Dead
American Horror Story Coven



Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

"The Dead" throws outlandish preposterousness at the wall, not the oddest of which is monstrous Franken-sex, and it sticks -- with extra stickiness.

Episode Info

Queenie develops doubts about LaLaurie. Meanwhile, Fiona becomes involved in a dangerous love affair.

Cast & Crew

Jessica Lange
Fiona Goode
Kathy Bates
Madame Delphine LaLaurie
Sarah Paulson
Cordelia Foxx
Evan Peters
Kyle Spencer
Taissa Farmiga
Zoe Benson
Lily Rabe
Misty Day
Emma Roberts
Madison Montgomery
Angela Bassett
Marie Laveau
Danny Huston
The Axeman
Riley Voelkel
Fiona Goode (Young)
Tenaj Jackson
Scott Jefferson
Louis LaLaurie
Ryan Murphy
Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk
Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto
Executive Producer
Tim Minear
Executive Producer
James Wong
Executive Producer
Jennifer Salt
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Dead

"It wasn't only a different time. It was a different world," LaLaurie pleads with Queenie. It is a testament to Kathy Bates' phenomenal acting skills that her statement holds any emotional or narrative water whatsoever, because come on.

Jul 20, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode was written by co-creator Brad Falchuk, and he injected it with his usual mixture of humor, awe, and dark, dark tomfoolery.

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

"The Dead" offers a bleak corrective to any potentially incoherent, pandering dissonances of the past.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…

We're in it for the long haul because we know it's going to surprise us. And besides, there hasn't been a season of this show yet where the writing didn't disappoint, especially around the middle of the season.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a great twist that works in more ways than one.

Aug 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode mainly paired most of the main cast in teams of two to varying degrees of entertainment.

Aug 2, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Loved the MMB/Marie/Queenie stuff, loved the Zoe/Spalding stuff... liked the Fiona having sex with Axeman a whole lot less. Fun episode, but not the best. The show however, still is.

Jul 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Lange is a great talent who gets all the best material -- it's as if the writers expend all their creative energy on fleshing out Fiona and, exhausted, hand out whatever dribs and drabs they can to the rest of the characters.

Jul 26, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode smelled VERY weird, you guys. I know it is TV and therefore shouldn't smell but I definitely had to put eucalyptus rub under my nostrils like in Silence of the Lambs. But "The Dead" was also a VERY good episode.

Jul 19, 2016 | Full Review…

I gotta hand it to American Horror Story: Coven -- it really knows how to keep viewers guessing.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…

What the show is getting at with the rest of its subplots is only now becoming apparent, so there's still a chance something will come of what Murphy and Falchuk are getting at with the overarching premise of the season.

Jul 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Maimings, killings, three-way zombie sex. This week's Coven will never be accused of not super-sizing the crazy.

Jul 6, 2016 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…