'American Horror Story Apocalypse' weekly review: Surprise, surprise! Look who's here, it's the coven!
'Forbidden Fruit' met every expectation that we had and although all the episodes so far have been pretty stellar, this last one may just be the best.
'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' is seeing such ups and downs, we may just get sick - like everyone did in Outpost 3 before they died. Yes - everyone, excluding the robot is pretty dead.
So 'Forbidden Fruit' met every expectation that we had and although all the episodes so far have been pretty stellar, this last one may just be the best so far. It was shocking, it was twisted, it had too many interconnected stories and most of all we finally met our beloved coven. Cordelia has her eyes back and she's super powerful and Madison Montgomery made quite the entrance. This episode takes us into Michael Langdon's character on a much deeper level, to the point where we know that he may not be the all-powerful - there's someone else just as fierce as he is and she is here in the Outpost with him.
First, let's catch up. Venable decides to host an All Hallows party for the residents of Outpost 3 after they receive an unknown shipment of red juicy apples. She assumes that it was a part of Michael's plan to lure the residents to the Sanctuary and decides to take matters into her own hands. The schemer that she is, she decides to inject snake venom into the apples to kill all the residents and leaving none for Michael to take with him. Meade gets hold of one of the many snakes that are slithering in the Outpost and draws all the poison out.
At the party, Venable announces that it was their "treat" after the hardship of the jellos. She tells them pretty confidently to enjoy the day like it was their last. Little does she know, that it would be her day to die too. Mikey declines the invite and the two women decide to kill the party goers and then move on to his chambers. What she doesn't know is that this was Michael's plan all along - he had sent over the apples, he had known that she would tempt the residents with the forbidden fruit and he knew that she would come for him next. It's never a good idea to mess with Mikey, Venable.
Poor Venable doesn't know that Meade too was never programmed to obey her - she was actually designed to obey Michael Langdon. He tells her (with his mind, of course) to shoot Vens and she does - right on the chest. Oops! All that girl talk for nothing!
Meanwhile, our 'Coven' heroes - Cordelia, Madison, and Myrtle Snow barge into the Outpost to look for their three members who we assume are people from the clan from season 3. Cordelia wakes them up as Madison goes on to wake Mallory.
Mallory emerges as a very important character in this episode. She's the one who scared the wits out of Mikey without even knowing it. She claims she feels like someone was trying to "claw out" of her and we can only imagine who that might be - Fiona Goode maybe? There's also the case of Mikey getting very emotional about Meade - was she modeled after his granny, Constance?
So now that the 'Coven' crossover has finally happened, we have to wait and see if 'Murder House' comes in the next episode - although highly unlikely since the sixth episode has been titled 'Return to Murder House'. The characters that were brought to life were Emily, Mallory, and Dinah - which begs the question, who are these witches? Expect too many throwbacks ahead!
We are three episodes down, seven more to go. 'American Horror Story' airs every Wednesday at 10 pm on FX.