October 25th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
[Editor's Note: If you don't want to know what happened on the most recent episode of "American Horror Story: Asylum," stop reading now.]
Zachary Quinto finally showed up in Wednesday night's episode of "American Horror Story: Asylum," and he got to play something of a good guy for a change.
But first, the show wasted no time delivering the scares, as we picked up exactly where we left off, with Teresa in the present day being chased down by Bloody Face in the asylum.
She ran back to the one-armed Leo (Adam Levine), and finally got away from Bloody Face by going behind the same door where he had earlier placed his arm. She watched in terror as Bloody Face repeatedly stabbed Leo ...
... And cut to 1964. It was Halloween night and Wendy, Lana's girlfriend, was worried about what became of her. The next scene was extremely creepy as she wandered down her hallway late at night, eventually running into Bloody Face.
Back at the asylum, Lana was confronted by Sister Jude, who found some of the notes she had taken for her story. Lana was then subjected to electro-shock therapy so she would no longer remember the things she had discovered about the asylum. Later on, Lana formed a friendship/flirtation with one of the other female patients.
Meanwhile, we were introduced to Quinto's character, Dr. Oliver Thredson, a psychiatrist who - like Dr. Arden - often butted heads with Sister Jude over how to treat patients.
After meeting with Kit, who continued to swear that he and his wife had been abducted by aliens, his next patient was a young farm boy whose parents believed him to be possessed.
Over Dr. Thredson's objections, two priests - including Monsignor Howard - arrived to perform an exorcism.
The demon ended up killing the older priest, and when Sister Jude was left with him, he reminded her of her past, singing in a nightclub and, eventually, being involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident before she became a nun.
The boy eventually died, but not before Sister Mary Eunice was possessed. The next time she spoke with Dr. Arden, let's just say she was not herself. Earlier, she had been offered an apple by Dr. Arden (get it? Like in the Bible? Like I said, none too subtle, this show).
Dr. Arden had his own secrets. He has apparently been hiring prostitutes and getting them to dress up like Sister Mary Eunice. When a prostitute finds disturbing photos of what apparently happened to some of his previous "visitors," she made a quick getaway. Is Dr. Arden the real killer? (Somehow, I doubt it's Kit.)
Also, while the exorcism was taking place, the power went out and Kit and Lana's new friend tried to escape the asylum. Lana ended up ratting them out (that's not gonna earn you fans among the Evan Peters devotees, Lana), and later Sister Jude made her choose their method of punishment.
Kit put 100 percent of the rap on himself and received 40 lashes ... and that's it until next week.
The show is still better than last season, but again the obviousness of the show's subtext - and Jessica Lange's bad Massachusetts accent - aren't what I would call my favorite.
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