January 17th, 2013
10:07 AM ET
Wednesday night's "American Horror Story: Asylum" focused on the four remaining central characters: Kit, Judy, Lana and Johnny.
The story was moved forward to 1967, as Kit lived a polygamist lifestyle with the two mothers of his children, Alma and Grace.
While Alma wanted to live in the present with her family, Grace was constantly sketching images of the aliens, obsessing over them.
One night, the aliens seemingly returned (but turned out to be headlights). Soon afterward, Alma confronted Grace over her obsessions, and reminded her that she had been married to Kit before any of this happened.
And so that night, axe murderer Grace was killed with an axe by Alma, who was later sent to Briarcliff.
We caught up with Judy, now going by the name Betty Drake in 1968. Her closest confidante was Pepper, and her new roommate looked exactly like Death.
Judy was hopeful that Monsignor Howard - now a cardinal - would live up to his word and set her free. But after she attacked her roommate, it was revealed that she was imagining Death and Pepper this whole time. Pepper had been dead for more than two years, and the Monsignor never promised her freedom.
Moving forward to 1969, Lana was a famous author, having told the true story of her time in the asylum. But it wasn't exactly true, and she imagined the ghost of Thredson reminding her of that fact.
Kit visited her at a book signing and told her the story of how Alma died in the asylum, which led to his discovering the very-much-alive Judy there. As Judy was the last living person, he suggested freeing her, but Lana refused (even though Judy was responsible for her freedom).
In the present day, Johnny threatened a book store owner to gain possession of one of the last remaining copies of his mother's book. After telling her how he would find his mother and kill her, she handed over the book.
So we're headed for a big confrontation in next week's finale, and I have a feeling that Kit won't give up in trying to save Judy.
It was interesting to see where these characters ended up years later, and I'm curious to see how it will all tie together. (Though it looks like the aliens may be one of those things that just goes unexplained.)
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