November 29th, 2012
12:15 PM ET
[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the November 28 episode of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum."]
Add one more horror element to the growing list on "American Horror Story: Asylum." Once you have the devil, it would make sense for Death to show up.
In the very first scene of Wednesday's episode, we encountered her: she is quite literally a dark angel, with wings and everything.
She made her presence known pretty quickly, and Sister Mary Eunice, a.k.a. Satan, was having none of it. At one point the real Mary Eunice cried out to be released, but it would seem that's not in Death's job description.
Others came close to making use of her services, like Sister Jude, who was at the end of her rope after discovering Mr. Goodman's body, and Mary Eunice's shocking reminder left at the scene of the girl Jude hit with a car years ago.
She was spotted in a coffee shop talking to herself (it was in fact Death) and two servers remarked that she belonged at Briarcliff – a very "Twilight Zone" moment.
Jude visited the parents of the girl she hit, only to discover that the girl was very much alive. But the parents would still give anything to find out who was responsible for the accident.
Death also visited Lana, who was not yet ready for her. She still had the will to escape from Bloody Face and did, only to end up in the car of another psycho. When Death showed up once more, it was for him, as he shot himself.
And Lana awoke back at Briarcliff. (No happy endings here, folks.) She told Mary Eunice the truth about Dr. Thredson. Of course, Mary Eunice wasn't about to do anything about it. She's in charge now at the asylum, as she reminded Dr. Arden, plus the devil is a fan of Bloody Face's work.
Death returned once more, after Grace miraculously recovered from the damage seemingly done by aliens. Kit, now on the run after killing his own attorney, came for her, but not before they were caught by a nun. One of Dr. Arden's beasties got in on the brawl. Kit killed the creature, meanwhile, security shot at Kit and Grace took the bullet. Death claimed one more character this week.
I'm not sure if Death was a one episode gimmick, but I would guess she will tangle with Sister Mary Eunice before it's all over. And one has to wonder where Dr. Thredson will turn up next. I'm somewhat less interested in the fates of Kit or Jude, but we'll see how it plays out.
All in all, a pretty solid episode from fan favorite writer Tim Minear ("Firefly," "Angel"). What did you think? Share your video response or comment below.
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