A killer unmasked on 'American Horror Story'
November 15th, 2012
10:32 AM ET

A killer unmasked on 'American Horror Story'

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the November 14 episode of FX's "American Horror Story: Asylum."]

I went into Wednesday night's episode of "American Horror Story: Asylum" thinking that we would see some resolution to the "Anne Frank" story arc, and possibly learn the truth about Dr. Arden.

Instead, this installment delivered a lot more than we bargained for.

Indeed, we found out that "Anne" was actually a woman named Charlotte with post-partum psychosis, and who had become obsessed with the Holocaust.

After leaving the asylum with Charlotte in tow, her husband soon returned, and Dr. Arden - eager for revenge against her - immediately suggested a lobotomy.

As the episode ended, we saw a photo of Dr. Arden in the "new and improved" Charlotte's house - a photo where he stood behind Adolf Hitler.

But all of this merely scratched the surface.

We also learned that Sister Mary Eunice helped Dr. Arden by sending Shelley out into the woods with the rest of his "monsters." Though it wasn't long before Shelley was discovered by some schoolchildren.

Things got even weirder, as Kit - after forgiving Grace and all but professing his love for her - was released from solitary, and Grace was visited by an alien (after having a vision of Kit's wife Alma with the alien).

As for Sister Jude, she actually acted somewhat sympathetic this week, such as when she helped Charlotte. Once she learned that Dr. Thredson made good on his promise to leave the asylum with Lana, she believed that her career at the asylum was over and that the two would expose what went on there. She returned to her old ways, going to a bar and sleeping with the first man to speak to her.

Things seemed too good to be true for Lana, as she made a successful escape with Dr. Thredson. But the moment Lana was offered a drink, I got a bad feeling. Suddenly, she noticed that Dr. Thredson's lamp seemed to be made of skin, and his mints came out of a bowl made out of bones.

As she went to the bathroom, she was cornered in a room full of sharp instruments and Dr. Thredson told her about his furniture-making hobby - right before she fell through a trap door.

She awoke lying next to her dead girlfriend, Wendy, and by that point I had put it together that he would soon be wearing the mask of Bloody Face. Which is exactly what happened. Twist!

Bravo to executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. I never saw it coming,  even if Zachary Quinto has already played a serial killer on "Heroes." Excellent performance yet again by Quinto, as well. I was pretty sure our killer was Kit or Dr. Arden.

Now my question is, where does the season go from here, with so many secrets revealed? The only major plot thread left seems to be the alien.

Were you surprised as well by the big reveal? What's your alien theory? Share your thoughts on video or comment below.

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  23. Christie

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