Another week of madness in the nuthouse as American Horror Story: Asylum serves up an exorcism, just in time for Halloween.
Let’s bitch it out…Here we go, stream of consciousness style!
- Right off of where we left last week: Mrs. Channing Tatum vs Bloody Face. Oh honey, leave Adam Levine behind and RUN. He’s dead.
- Oh…Bloody Face just got him. Guess now he really is…
- Lesbian congregation. Bad girlfriend Wendy (Clea Duvall) cries: “I don’t have any candy!” That’s kind of a hilarious line delivery there, Clea.
- Wishin’, and hopin’ I love this song! Which obviously means something terrible is going to happen (very A Clockwork Orange). Oh…bye Wendy. Man, Bloody Face is getting a workout in this eppy.
- Cellblock confiscation. Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) makes fun of Lana (Sarah Paulson) and her cooking articles. Don’t belittle her articles – they’re all she has now that her girlfriend betrayed her!
- I think being kidnapped and given electroshock therapy is pretty much every sane’s person nightmare. I like that Arden (James Cromwell) forces Sister Jude to participate. Seems only fair.
- God, that French lullaby again. (Editor’s Note: Wasn’t this same song on an episode of The Simpsons? 3×23 ‘Samantha…ne pas de boys…”)
- Hey Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto)! Kit calls him a “head shagger”. Kit’s convinced that his wife Elma isn’t dead. Thredson diagnoses him with acute clinical insanity.
- Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) is bribed with a candy apple. Don’t take sweets from scary old men, dearie. Let’s face it, only the candy coating is any good. The apple always sucks.
- Nice scorch marks, Lana. I like the visual/aural effects to symbolize her electroshock therapy after-effects.
- Oops, Thredson has observed all sorts of bad stuff. Sister Jude puts him in his place.
- Like the visual representation of Thredson in the foreground and Jude in the background – two conflicting perspectives. Jed (Devon Graye), a possessed boy, ripped open the belly and ate heart of cow. Enter stereotypes from the exorcism genre.
- Huzaah for bum nudity. Guess this week it’s Grace’s (Lizzie Brocheré) turn! Ladies doing it for themselves, but Kit’s not welcome to escape with them.
- Shelley (Chloë Sevigny) to Arden: “I saw you flirting with our lady of perpetual virginity.” Ha ha – good one. But in reality, Shelley’s just not that interesting
- Not sure they really used terms like “slut” back in the early 60s, and yet Shelley uses the term “drawers”
- Just let Shelley see sunlight, goddamit!
- Oh my gawd that damn lullaby!
- Arden is posing as “Stanley,” huh? This prostitute is going to bite it for sure. Nothing says creepy like carving a roast and talking about serial killers.
- Possession victim Jed is working some decent special effects – tossing the crippled priest around like a ragdoll. “It drives you crazy doesn’t it? To be the smartest person in the room with no real power because of that smelly clam between your legs?” That sh*t is nasty!
- Flashback to Sister Jude’s slutty days: fellating 53 men? Running over little girls? Somebody clearly deserves to be in that habit. I love how now Sister Jude is smacking the crap out of Jed.
- Lana tattles to keep Kit inside Briarcliff. Everybody’s going to regret that move. Geez, police brutality there as they beat the crap out of Kit. Lana, I don’t think you and Grace are going to be besties anymore.
- Jed’s dead, the cross behind the bed falls and Mary Eunice faints. These are probably not good things to happen sequentially.
- Oh dear, Arden’s going to kill this nice prostitute because he’s pretending she’s Sister Jude. Thank goodness she’s got some fight in her! Wait, he didn’t want to kill her – he wanted to sleep with her because she reminds him of Mary Eunice. That makes more sense. Gross sense, but sense nonetheless
- Bodies as cogs and sprockets, huh, Arden? That explains why you’re experimenting on people.
- So we’re all in agreement that Mary Eunice is totes possessed, right?
- Ah yes, there’s the male nudity courtesy of Kit. 40 lashes seems really severe for trying to escape, though. Oh Sister Jude – you big meanie!
What did you think of the second episode? Enjoy the exorcism (a little predictable, huh)? Like the flashback to dirtier times for Sister Jude? Think anyone’s going to like Lana now that she’s a big tattle-tell? Hit the comments below
American Horror Story: Asylum airs Wednesdays at 10pm on FX