American Horror Story: Apocalypse Episode 5 Reviews

Ziwe Fumudoh
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
October 11, 2018

I should note that the metaphor of Ariel's determination to see his guy in power even if it means aligning with the devil, all at the threat of humanity is... not lost on me. Well played, Ryan Murphy, well played.

Kat Rosenfield
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
October 11, 2018

Flash cut to one breathtaking shot of the Murder House (that sound you hear is every hardcore AHS fan in the universe, squealing in ecstatic unison).

Full Review | Original Score: B
Jackie Strause
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
October 11, 2018

The Roanoke Easter egg leaves only three cycles left for Apocalypse to cross over with: Asylum, Freak Show and Cult.

Molly Horan
AV Club
Top Critic
October 11, 2018

It's a welcome relief from the heaviness of the season so far, and more of a tonal callback than any of the witchy resurrections.

Kenneth Broome
Black Nerd Problems
November 19, 2018

Coven fans will get a bit of a warm feeling seeing that they brought back the old movie picture frames to explain the coven's history.

Stephanie Archer
Film Inquiry
November 1, 2018

Carefully crafting within the episode through deconstructed time, "Boy Wonder" is the episode American Horror Story: Coven fans have been waiting for, setting up the perfect return for Murder House.

Amanda Steele
Culturess
October 11, 2018

Thanks to these flashbacks, we know more about Michael Langdon's evil nature and Cordelia's budding plan to defeat him.

Andy Swift
TV Line
October 11, 2018

American Horror Story: Apocalypse's brewing battle of the hexes -- sorry, sexes -- reached new heights.

Yana Grebenyuk
TV Fanatic
October 11, 2018

"Boy Wonder" written by John J. Gray set up the final wheels that when in motion let the Coven transcend back to American Horror Story Season 1: Murder House seamlessly.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alyse Wax
Syfy Wire
October 11, 2018

Respectable levels of gore.

Laura Bradley
Vanity Fair
October 11, 2018

Even for a season all about intertwined references, this week went above and beyond when it came to fan service - but its campy tone ensured that everything landed just right.

Sesali Bowen
Refinery29
October 11, 2018

It's still unclear who will ultimately end up on top, but things are starting to get real for the witches, warlocks, and demons alike in Boy Wonder.

Ron Hogan
Den of Geek
October 11, 2018

The dialog pushes through a lot of exposition, but it's done efficiently and in an entertaining fashion. Certainly, there's more gender politics involved this week, but it works.