*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Joan Collins. The return of the Coven witches. Angela Bassett’s surprise reprisal of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Kathy Bates as a motherly satanic priestess. While there were *so* many things to love about American Horror Story’s eighth season, Apocalypse, I couldn’t help but see past the bloody theatrics and feel like one of Michael’s early animal kills devoid of its guts—empty.
With all of the confusing timelines and actors like Sarah Paulson playing so many different characters (three in total), this past AHS season feels diluted and scatterbrained. I think it's clear from the recent press about the show that the finale was too predictable, the crossover elements a little disappointing, the frayed ending only half tied-up. And I have to wonder: Will season nine be able to bring its A game?
One of my biggest qualms with Apocalypse was its all-too-predictable finale. Of course Cordelia has to kill herself in order to make way for the next Supreme. Of course Michael gets killed by the witches thanks to Mallory's time traveling abilities (and by a hit-and-run, no less). And of course the apocalypse from episode one is reversed so that our favorite witches live on.