Critic Consensus: Jessica Lange continues to reign in all of her relentless glory, even if "Hagsploitation" feels a little like episodic déjà vu.
Critic reviews for Hagsploitation
An episode like this one seems to serve only as a reminder of the ways in which it doesn't work.
Between the horrors of the Baby Jane shoot, Joan's Oscar-night stunt, and her and Bette's natural antipathy, you would think that the last thing either of them would ever do would be team up again. But desperate times call for desperate measures.
In what will probably be one of the most enduring images from this season of Feud, Joan - glittering with diamonds in a blood-red gown and elbow-length gloves - bursts into the theater from the rear, feebly brandishing an axe.
The sheer irony comes from what happens behind the scenes, where mockery and disrespect are how these women thrive. It is never not cutthroat.
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