Welcome back to Bleeding Cool's weekly review of FX's American Horror Story: Apocalypse, where this week we're doing double-duty on Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's popular horror anthology series by reviewing episode 4 'Could It Be…Satan?' and episode 5 'Boy Wonder' as a special "double feature."
After getting Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe) out of the Hotel Cortez alive (Hotel alert!) and Madison (Emma Roberts) out of her own personal retail hell, Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) proved himself worthy of the fast-track to becoming the first male Supreme – or "Alpha." Big problem: Supreme Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) realizes Langdon's power comes from something ancient and truly evil – more than even the combined powers of the witches and warlocks can contain. To learn his true potential and to have time to formulate a plan, Cordelia will administer The Test of The Seven Wonders – but even with the help from some very unexpected places, have they already lost the battle before it's ever begun?
SPOILER WARNINGS: I'll be covering some themes and takeaways involving major and minor plot points from the episode, so just keep that in mind. Definitely not looking for pitchforks and torches outside my apartment.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse s08e04 'Could It Be … Satan?': Written by Tim Minear; Directed by Sheree Folkson
American Horror Story: Apocalypse s08e05 'Boy Wonder': Written by John J. Gray; Directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Here's a look at the official trailer for this season's Murder House/Coven crossover:
Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, and Stevie Nicks have returned to Murphy's horrific universe. Joan Collins (Dynasty), Cody Fern (House of Cards), Ashley Santos (We All Fall Down), and Kyle Allen (The Path) are new cast members for the season.