Attention: This post contains spoilers for "AHS: Apocalypse" episode 7, “Traitor.”
It’s getting a little crowded on "AHS: Apocalypse." Nevermind the various timelines and the converging storylines of seasons past -- with multiple roles being played by the same actors, it’s hard to tell who exactly is in charge.
First, we thought it was Ms. Venable and her "Hunger Games"-style rule in the underground bunker. Then, antichrist Michael Langdon claimed seniority. Soon, Supreme Cordelia Goode entered the bunker to assert her power. But did you know there’s also a Voodoo Queen, possibly a new Supreme aside from Michael, not to mention all those warlocks trying to overthrow the witches? Oh, and next week we’re going to Satan camp to meet those in charge of all things Lucifer. Phew, can one of you please take over because we’re just swirling in leaders here, folks.
As Cordelia’s powers are getting weaker and Mallory’s are getting stronger, things certainly seem to be shaking out with the witches, and pretty amicably at that. And, oh look, they just burned the two head warlocks at the stake (plus the satanic bishop and foster mother of Michael), so three more down. How Dinah Stevens, the reigning Voodoo Queen, plays into this remains to be seen, with the power of Papa Legba, a Haitian god, behind her. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of them, though.
I stand by the prediction that it will come down to archangel/savior, Mallory, versus antichrist, Michael. Mallory is definitely more than just the new supreme. Can’t Mallory do that cute little trick where she brings people back from the dead? Do you think she could do that with, oh, 7.5 billion or so people?
We still need to get back to the current post-apocalyptic timeline before the battle royale commences. The past few episodes have been filling in backstory, which is good because we had so many questions. But we still don’t know how Coco, Mallory and Bubbles had their memories wiped and assumed the lives of everyday L.A. people. But after that, it’s time to sort out this HR mess and pick a boss, once and for all. Our money is on Mallory.
Next week: We get treated to Satan sleep-away camp and cult leader Sandra Bernhard while Billy Eichner and Evan Peters seem to be channeling the hairstyles of Lloyd and Harry from “Dumb and Dumber.”