American Horror Story: Apocalypse - 2 Ups & 5 Downs From ‘Fire And Reign’

A problematic penultimate episode makes saving the world an impossible task.

American Horror Story Apocalypse Ups Downs Ep 9

Contains spoilers from American Horror Story Season 8, Episode 9.

Michael Langdon dominated last week's episode of American Horror Story: Apocalypse, as the Anti-Christ came to terms with who he is, and what his destiny entails. By the time the credits rolled around, he set about his mission to end the world.

While Sojourn dealt with the beginnings of the end of the world, Fire and Reign focuses on the Coven's plan to prevent it from happening in the first place, as Cordelia, Myrtle and the other witches of Miss Robichaux's Academy take centre stage once more.

While Michael is doing everything he can to initiate the apocalypse, his main goal is to dispose of the witches for what they did to his beloved Miss Mead (the real one, not the robot). In fact, the conflict between the Anti-Christ and the witches is very much the driving force behind this instalment, and it provides for some wonderful moments throughout.

However, while there is a lot to like and appreciate about American Horror Story: Apocalypse's penultimate episode, it's not without its faults. And unfortunately, there are quite a few.


Stephen Patterson is an experienced writer and reviewer. He's also a TV addict.