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Though the final impact is slight and the episode feels unnecessary, "Chapter 10" ends Roanoake on an entertainingly unique note.
I admire the effort in trying to do something different with the format; it just turned out to be a huge misfire.
This year, American Horror Story has been as big and as loud as ever. But its final, somber note, is the one that hits hardest. In the end, it really was all about Flora.
Instead of rushing to the finish, Roanoke just limped through this last episode, giving us a coda to Lee's life rather than a satisfying or meaningful conclusion.
Love it or hate it, Roanoke was one hell of an entertaining ride from its surprise mic-drop start to tonight's grand finale.
Each individual element is well-crafted. But the overall effect of "Chapter 10" is slight, if only because it's so familiar despite a crop of new characters.
This season, for all its medium-sized failings, still managed to keep things tight, even in the season finale.
It's about time somebody burned that damn house to the ground.
Instead of just being the Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson) special as many fans anticipated, the Roanoke finale switched up the format every few minutes.
The finale unfortunately fell into the same traps and was ultimately too clever for its own good, making it a disappointing ending to what would have otherwise been a very solid season.
While American Horror Story season 6 was a horror coaster that shot to extremes of shock and gore, the finale was a Roanoke nightmare. Why this episode even had to happen remains an unsolved mystery.
It was a deeply unsettling end to the strangest season of American Horror Story yet. While Roanoke (and all its various incarnations) wasn't everyone's cup of tea, I found it legitimately creepy, often quite scary, and, in the end, incredibly moving.
American Horror Story, Roanoke served up a welcome blast from the past, allowing Sarah Paulson to exchange the late Audrey's English accent for the 1970s-era Barbara Walters hairdo favored by Asylum survivor Lana Winters.