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American Horror Story: Roanoke Episode 5 Reviews

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Emma Dibdin
Harper's Bazaar
September 29, 2017

This episode felt deceptively like a season finale.

Brian Moylan
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
October 13, 2016

I had no idea I wanted to see Evan Peters dressed in 19th-century garb and making out with a sexy young male slave until it was actually happening on my television screen, and then that was all that I ever wanted in my entire life.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Samantha Sofka
Nerdist
October 13, 2016

The transition to the hotel makes a nice transition for whatever the showrunners have planned for the sixth episode.

Tom Philip
Observer
Top Critic
October 13, 2016

Perhaps the most interesting sequence... [was] when Mott's ghost leads the Millers to the pig farm where they had previously found those cute little feral boys suckling at the teat of a giant pig (you, of course, will remember this image).

Laura Bradley
Vanity Fair
October 13, 2016

On Wednesday night, Ryan Murphy finally unleashed one of American Horror Story's most precious commodities: Evan Peters. The perennial favorite's appearance has been long anticipated this season, and it did not disappoint.

Jessica Schladebeck
New York Daily News
Top Critic
October 13, 2016

But more interesting than theepisode itself is the previews for next week, which as promised shows a bit of different flavor.

Stacey Ritzen
Uproxx
October 13, 2016

Previous gripes aside, "Chapter Five" managed to wrap up the story at hand in a mostly satisfying way, by welcoming back some familiar faces in new characters.

Jeff Stone
indieWire
Top Critic
October 13, 2016

I don't much care about beating this drum every week, but the writers have done nothing with the format and it's more than worn out its welcome. The good news? The format might be done, as of this episode!

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Caralynn Lippo
TV Fanatic
October 13, 2016

Edward ripping himself out of his blanket encasing was a great, subtle callback to the mattress monster of American Horror Story Season 5.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.25/5
Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
October 13, 2016

I appreciated the fact that the writers had enough good sense to wrap things up and end this particular storyline before it dragged on any further.

Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
Elizabeth Rayne
Den of Geek
October 13, 2016

Just when it seemed like American Horror Story was destined for an early grave, the same person (yours truly) who went on a rant thinking it was a monstrous montage of horror movie ripoffs now had to sleep with the light on.

Amanda Bell
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
October 13, 2016

Holy [bleep], this is getting bananas.

Emily L. Stephens
AV Club
Top Critic
October 13, 2016

This episode is another mess. Plenty happens, it's lavish and loud and well-performed, but none of it is particularly compelling.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Trammell
TV Equals
October 13, 2016

As much as everyone was anticipating the return of Peters, let's take a moment to acknowledge the real MVP here...Doris Kearns Goodwin?

Clarisse Loughrey
Independent (UK)
October 13, 2016

Episode 5, thankfully, is the start of American Horror Story's delivery with season 6; its descent into madness. A whole bunch of things happen in this episode, to the point that it all sort of flashes by in one wild scream.

Sadie Gennis
TV.com
October 13, 2016

"Chapter 5" doesn't waste time before giving us the first big revelation of the week.

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