American Horror Story Coven



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

"Head" churns out terrific dialogue and a series of surprising plot twists, even as the sheer number of narrative arcs and political themes induce a certain amount of viewer fatigue.

Episode Info

Fiona eyes an alliance with Marie Laveau. Later, Cordelia's attacker is revealed; and Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke's past.

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
Patti LuPone
Joan Ramsey
Michael Cristofer
Harrison Renard
Leslie Jordan
Quentin Fleming
Robin Bartlett
Cecily Pembroke
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 Head

This week's episode of American Horror Story: Coven steers the series into unexpected and retrospectively logical narrative and thematic directions.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…

I know I say this basically every week, but I am always stunned by the caliber of camp Ryan Murphy manages to achieve. The last five minutes of this episode was pure insane trash.

Jul 20, 2016 | Full Review…

This war is getting real, queens. Grab your coffee, guns, and pillows, 'cause this is one bumpy broom.

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

[The episode] that took the whole simmering racial/sexual subtext of the season and turned it into explosive text.

Jul 6, 2016 | Full Review…

I look at the episode and the season as a whole, and I'm just exhausted by it, and not in a good way. I'm glad Coven has finally knitted all of its storylines together, but it's long past the point where I might care about it.

Jul 6, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

This would have been so much more interesting if it had unfolded just a little more organically, rather than the fits and starts of a typical Murphy joint.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps the worst part of this episode, and definitely one of the more deplorable aspects of this season in general, is the continued botching of their race material.

Aug 2, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There were some satisfying twists and turns.

Jul 26, 2016 | Full Review…

It never ceases to shock me how much this season has crammed into each episode, but I like it. Keep shocking me, show. Keep making me cry. Keep making me feel things in general. And above all else, keep giving us the gift of Angela Bassett.

Jul 19, 2016 | Full Review…

As ever, some great dialogue throughout.

Jul 12, 2016 | Full Review…

While the role that Hank has played was nominal at best, it raises an interesting question about the permanence of such things in the world that Coven has created.

Jul 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The Hank storyline and his unexpected, violent turn on Laveau was very well done. The rest of "Head" felt undercooked though.

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