Critic Consensus: The polished writing and creative direction turn "The Sacred Taking" into a more-than watchable transitional episode, speckled with touching, human moments.
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Critic reviews for The Sacred Taking
Things are starting to unravel a little too uncontrollably. Insane moments give this series color, and until now they've been a bit more subdued this season, but the fact that nobody can stay dead for long is starting to wear on the season.
The latest installment was not completely devoid of action, but it was noticeably lacking the urgency and pace of the last three episodes. Still, American Horror Story: Coven remains well worth the watch.
Not the most shocking note on which to end the episode, and, in fact, a little disappointing. If this is how we're going to see Kathy Bates for the rest of the season... I'm hoping that someone finds a way to put her out of her misery.
Once again, it is the most human moments on American Horror Story: Coven that really get me. Last night that would be the grueling effects of Fiona's terminal cancer and its treatment: vomiting, moaning, writhing in agony.
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