The Ryan Murphy-penned "The Sacred Taking" was not only a return to our regular schedules, it was a return to the delirious, genius heights we've come to expect from this nü-classic.
The most shocking twist of "Reigning Pain in New Orleans" was just how fully formed this show has become. FINALLY.
This week on The Originals: Klaus beat everybody up! Also Elijah zapped fancy movies into Hayley's brain. Typical New Orleans stuff.
Bonnie got a haircut! Stefan broke a shot glass! Jeremy lost his shirt! All that, plus a new Big Bad situation made this a (MOSTLY) terrific episode.
Oh hello, zombie three-way. This week's episode of American Horror Story: Coven was highly sexy and very disgusting!
Jeremy made a sandwich and also multiple people from ancient times tried to commit suicide with varying levels of success!
The Axeman cameth! He was not very nice. Also a character came back to life and another character ran around naked and destroyed stereo equipment. Just another day in New Orleans.
Just in time to validate its full-season pickup, The Originals is officially GOOD now.
Katherine & Caroline teamed up! Other stuff happened too, which was fine. But also Katherine & Caroline teamed up!
This show is 100 percent perfect.
It's time to forget what we expected this show to be and simply embrace what it actually IS. In that spirit, here are the ten best things that happened this week!
Hearts, necks, homes, and brains: ALL were broken this week!
It was only a matter of time before zombies made an official appearance on American Horror Story! But even without them "Fearful Pranks Ensue" would've been terrific.
This week's episode saw a return to the exposition-heavy campfire tale format. But it mostly worked this time! Mostly.
Stefan forgot everything! Bonnie came out of the closet! Jeremy did push-ups! "For Whom the Bell Tolls" was also a good episode for anybody nostalgic for 2009.