'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' surprises us with a resurrection, probable new Supreme and Nan in 'Traitor'
This episode, 'Traitor,' dealt with all Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) had to do on her way to stopping Michael, the anti-Christ
'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' released the episode 'Traitor' that smells of betrayal. In the last episode 'Return to Murder House,' we saw Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts) and Behold Chablis (Billy Porter) buy the Murder House on behalf of the Coven and interact with the spirits of Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange), Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott) and Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton), to know about Michael Langdon's (Cody Fern) past. They figured Michael is very powerful and have to take some extreme measures to stop him from becoming the Alpha, which is the warlock equivalent of the Supremes.
This episode, 'Traitor,' dealt with all Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) had to do on her way to stop Michael, the antiChrist. In order to do so, Cordelia approached Dinah Stevens (Adina Porter), who is now the voo-doo queen, to get much-needed help from Papa Legba (Lance Reddick). Papa Legba is the gatekeeper of the spirit world and collects souls by any means possible, making bargains with mortals and was also seen in 'American Horror Story: Coven'. However, the deal that Papa Legba offered did not sit well with Cordelia and he denied helping her.
To our surprise, Nan (Jamie Brewer) also made an appearance with Papa Legba. Nan was sacrificed by Fiona Goode (Jessica Lange) and Marie Laveau ( Angela Bassett) in season 3 to Papa Legba and is now his helper.
Meanwhile, Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) appealed to Bubbles McGee (Joan Collins), who was summoned by the Coven, to help and find out what the Warlocks were up to. Which Bubbles did, and things did not end up well for Ariel Augustus (Jon Jon Briones) and Baldwin Pennypacker (BD Wong). Cordelia realized the next Supreme could be one of her girls, possibly Mallory (Billie Lourd), who had the power to heal people and bring them to life.
Cordelia, with the help of her girls and probable Supreme, Mallory, resurrected John Henry Moore (Cheyenne Jackson), who was literally burnt to ashes by warlocks Ariel and Baldwin, and Ms. Mead (Kathy Bates). This happened right after everyone was celebrating the announcement of Michael becoming Alpha and John sensed the evil in Michael and wanted to intimate Cordelia about it. The resurrection was the most epic part of today's episode, followed closely by the burning of Ariel, Baldwin, and Ms. Mead to ashes at the hands of the resurrected John.
Their deaths came in time as Ariel and Baldwin had plagiarized a spell of one of the Salem witches to kill all men who inhaled a powder. Unfortunately, she died before she could ever use it. These men changed the gender in the powder and were planning on using it on the witches instead.
Every time we think the show cannot get any more exciting, Ryan Murphy proves us wrong. In this very episode, we saw the return of Papa Legba, the resurrection of John, our probable Supreme in Mallory and the deaths of Ariel, Baldwin and Ms. Meade. We also saw the ritual Cordelia performed to bring back Myrtle to garner support in this fight at any cost. One thing we can say with utmost certainty is that Michael will not be very happy after knowing of the death of his troops and Ms. Meade, in particular.
In the next episode we might see the much-awaited confrontation between Cordelia and Michael, where he might show his true self to the witches and Cordelia. Cordelia will require all her magic to save herself from Michael, especially after he has lost many of his people.
However, the return of John has not only provided Cordelia and the witches with an ally but has opened the path for the new Supreme, Mallory. Also, we think Papa Legba will have more to offer Cordelia as he would not have returned for nothing. And, the most interesting part of this negotiation between Cordelia and Papa Legba would be, what Cordelia is willing to sacrifice for the safety of the Coven and, of course, the world.
Apart from the above, the girls are learning about their powers and as they successfully helped Cordelia bring a man back to life, it is safe to say there is more to their powers than we are aware of. With Cordelia becoming weak with every passing moment, it is vital for her to have allies and who better than ditched warlocks like John. It will be gripping to see what role John plays in the upcoming episodes when the Coven fights Michael. There are only 10 episodes of the Apocalypse, and we're just three episodes away from seeing how things shape for Cordelia and the Coven.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse's next episode will be out October 31 on FX.