Critic Consensus: "The Dead" throws outlandish preposterousness at the wall, not the oddest of which is monstrous Franken-sex, and it sticks -- with extra stickiness.
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Critic reviews for The Dead
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.
Tonight's episode mainly paired most of the main cast in teams of two to varying degrees of entertainment.
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.
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.
"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.
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