An exorcism gone awry on 'American Horror Story'
October 25th, 2012
10:32 AM ET

An exorcism gone awry on 'American Horror Story'

[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.

What did you think of this week's episode? Share your view on video or comment below.

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. LoZa

    I loved season 1. Season 2 is disappointing – wont be watching any longer. It's a pity as I waited eagerly for Season 2.

    November 6, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. gee--

    great words...i'm going to walk with that the rest of my life –

    October 26, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. roberta

    This is my first season and I'm entertained but kinda disappointed. I like scary but this is too over the top in terms of throwing in everything to see what sticks. Aliens, demonic possession? I think they over-reached. The story of the people in the asylum could carry the show.

    October 26, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. kyphi

    I agree about the alien aspect; much scarier if the evil remains "human". And since Lana knew about the tunnel, others could too – bloody face may very well be a character viewers have already met.

    October 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fallenhippo

    Here are 10 suggestions to help you develop and maintain a healthy self-image.
    Read them slowly. Meditate on them regularly.

    1. Hate your sin, but never hate yourself.
    2. Be quick to repent.
    3. When God gives you light, walk in it.
    4. Stop saying negative things about yourself. God loves you and it's wrong to hate what He loves. He has great plans for you, so you're in conflict with Him when you speak negatively concerning your future.
    5. Never be afraid to admit that you've made a mistake and don't always assume that when things go wrong, or always say, "It must be my fault."
    6. Don't meditate excessively on what you've done, right or wrong; both of these activities keep your mind on you! Center your thoughts on Christ.
    7. Take good care of yourself physically. Make the best of what God gave you to work with, but don't be obsessed with your appearance.
    8. Never stop learning, but don't allow your education to become a point of pride. God doesn't use you because of what's in your head: He uses you because of what's in your heart.
    9. Realize that your talents are a gift, not something you have manufactured yourself; never look down on people who can't do what you do.
    10. Don't despise your weaknesses; they keep you dependent on God.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. George

    WOOOOOO this is a genuine great show !

    I just hope they don't start focusing in the alien abduction x files cra-p. The first episode let on aliens were skinning people of something. Kind of dumb and lame.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Drinks?

    October 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. where is that other weenie from the show

    hiding in the background?

    October 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. James

    An exorcism gone awry is a slight understatement. I didn’t think the asylum could get more dangerous since it had science gone amok and vindictive religious figures handing out their brand of “treatment,” but now there’s a possessed nun on the loose! I can’t wait for next week’s episode, and I’ve already set a timer on my Hopper so I don’t miss out. The huge amount of hard drive space on my DVR helps me keep up with shows when I work nights at DISH. It’ll be interesting to see how much different Sister Mary will be in the next episode.

    October 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • dr. marcis welbie

      we're all out tonight...have fun playing with your hopper all night.

      October 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thank You

    Well Done American Horror

    October 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dmg

    I still like last years show better

    October 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. amanda

    i wish someone would have explained the american horror story a few years ago so i would have understood
    how the show better and the ratings could have remained stable.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sarah

    Last nights show was the stuff that make nightmares.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |

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