American Horror Story: Apocalypse Season 8, Episode 9 'Fire and Reign': The Antichrist Amps Up (PREVIEW)

In last week's episode of FX's American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) had everything in place to put him down for good after taking out two warlock-traitor lackeys and his "Lady Macbeth" Mead (Kathy Bates). And then she blinked, reaching out her hand in good faith (some interesting irony there) to Michael "Do You Remember I'm The Antichrist?" Langdon (Cody Fern) to offer him a path to redemption (which you can see for yourselves again below). Her offer was not well received – and then she let him walk away.

As you can see from the preview below for the penultimate episode of FX's American Horror Story: Apocalypse, 'Fire and Reign,' Langdon's building up his forces to take this battle global – with help from "Mead v2.0." All of which begs the question: What can Cordelia, the Coven, and the forces at her side do to stop an apocalypse we know happens?


Here's a look back at Bleeding Cool's review of last week's 'Sojourn;' and in this essential scene from that episode, Michael isn't taking his losses very well – and he's going to make Cordelia…her Coven…and every witch and warlock that stands against him burn:

Here's a friendly little flashback to the "simplier times" of the first season of American Horror Story – the one that started it all:

Sarah PaulsonJessica LangeEmma 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) serve as new cast members for the season.

Now get your scorecards out to see how everyone matches up, AHS fans! Rabe appeared in the Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Hotel, and Roanoke seasons, while Sidibe appeared in Coven, Freak Show, and Hotel. Farmiga appeared in Murder House, Coven, and RoanokeAHS mainstay Conroy has appeared in six seasons: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Roanoke, and Cult. Nicks appeared as the White Witch during Coven.

Meanwhile… Paulson's Billie Dean Howard appeared in Murder House, and her Cordelia Foxx appeared in Coven. Peters played ghostly teen Tate Langdon in Murder House and fraternity president Kyle Spencer in Coven. Lange's Constance Langdon appeared in Murder House, while Bates and Roberts joined the franchise during Coven as Madame Delphine LaLaurie and Madison Montgomery, respectively.

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And then we have new characters… Paulson as Ms. Wilhemina Venable, Peters as Mr. Gallant, Bates as Ms. Miriam Mead, Grossman as Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, Lourd as Mallory, and Porter as Dinah Stevens.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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