January 3rd, 2013
01:02 PM ET
[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the January 2 episode of FX's " American Horror Story: Asylum."]
It's been a few weeks since we were last at the asylum, but Wednesday night's episode picked up right where we left off, with Dr. Arden discovering a pregnant - and very much alive - Grace as Kit was sent to the brink of death.
Pepper told the doctor quite clearly that she was Grace's guardian, and he would not be allowed to experiment on her as the aliens were protecting her.
When he revived Kit, Dr. Arden told him that nothing had happened while he was out.
Arden and Sister Mary Eunice were still thick as thieves, plotting to give Judy electro-shock therapy.
This led to one of the strangest scenes ever on this show, as a shocked Judy imagined a rollicking musical number with the inmates, Lana and Kit set to "The Name Game." Even if you're not on "Glee," Ryan Murphy makes you sing - and sing she did to one of the senior nuns about what was really going on in the asylum.
Speaking of Lana and Kit, they came face-to-face with Thredson, who told them he had been hired by Mary Eunice, who is quite good at untying people. He told Lana he would keep her alive - for a while at least - as the mother of his child.
Monsignor Howard, whom we most recently saw crucified, was spared by Death, who confirmed his belief that Mary Eunice was the devil and urged him to stop her.
After the Monsignor tried to exorcise her, Mary Eunice seduced him and Arden walked in on them. And so, the Arden-Mary Eunice partnership was over.
When Mary Eunice tried to mend things with Arden, he shot all of his freaks in front of her and nearly committed suicide. She realized he was of no more use to her and set her sights on the Monsignor.
When she tempted the Monsignor with the possibility of becoming the pope, he responded by throwing her off a balcony. Death arrived to take Mary Eunice and the devil.
As Arden incinerated Mary Eunice's body, he joined her on the gurney and appeared to meet his end as well.
Let's acknowledge the great over-the-top performance from Lily Rabe, but frankly I'm glad to spend more time with Lana and Kit on this show. And it was long past time for Arden to go.
We're now down to the Kit, Lana and Judy plot threads with only three episodes left. Plus, we still don't know what's really going on with those aliens.
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