Wednesday, December 19, 2012

American Horror Story: Asylum - The Coat Hanger

Oops, I blew the shocking reveal of this episode.  No wait, Derbil McDillet did that on twitter a couple of weeks ago.  I guess he just said he was the *modern day* Bloody Face and not necessarily his son, but whatevs.  I'm getting ahead of myself.

Most shows have their midseason finale be the Christmas episode.  You know, the Christmas themed episode, which is the last one they air before Christmas.  Well, American Horror Story is not most shows.  They had their Christmas episode last week, and yet still aired a new episode this week, and yet, it's still not Christmas.  Sounds about right.

Basically, the episode starts out with Derbil going to a psychiatrist.  It's funny because last season his character WAS a psychiatrist.  For some reason, someone made the choice that this character is going to have like 3 rattails.  I guess one rattail wasn't over the top enough.

Derbil has gone to a therapist who advertises in a pennysaver about weight loss solutions.  He has compulsions, and reveals that he was a foster child, and was bounced around because he had some compulsions.  For some reason the therapist automatically assumes he's talking about masturbation, but I don't know why because he said nothing of the sort.  He was actually talking about skinning animals. Anyway, he reveals that he did some research and he's the son of Bloody Face, which I guess leads me to believe that Thredson gets what's coming to him eventually.  He also admits to having skinned Sexy Leo's wife.

In 1964, Lana finds out that she is pregnant as a result of the rape.  Lana is horrified, but decides to use that information to get Thredson to admit to the horrible crimes he committed.  When Lana tells Thredson she is pregnant, he is very "remorseful" and claims that this will change everything for him, and he admits to all his crimes while Kit secretly tapes him.  At this point Lana confesses, and they show, that she aborted the fetus with a coat hanger!!! I didn't watch that part.

This could be a good time to point out that everyone who MADE ME watch this show this season, despite all my protestations has lost interest and stopped watching.  And yet, here I am.

Jude has been admitted to Briarcliff now, as a patient.  She stands accused of killing Frank and attempting to murder Leigh.  I don't know why in this universe people who kill people go to an asylum instead of jail, but there you have it.

Meanwhile, Arden has a theory that the aliens are studying Kit and that's why they took Alma and Grace right after Kit slept with them.  Now I'm wondering, since the police never found Alma's body and no one knew Kit was married to Alma, how does she get lumped into this Bloody Face stuff to the point where Kit is even accused?  Like Wendy also went missing, but her body wasn't found and it's not like people are saying Wendy is one of the victims.  This does not make sense.

Anyways, Arden's plan is to nearly kill Kit, because he believes the aliens won't let him die.  That will lure them down.

Jude speaks with Lana and vows to make some changes to Briarcliff.  Real rich that she decided that once she's a mental patient and no longer in charge.

Sister Mary Eunice realizes that Lana tried to abort the fetus, but informs Lana that she was unsuccessful and she is carrying a boy.

Father Timothy is baptizing Leigh, and you just know something bad is about to happen.  And then this happens:

No sir.  Help ME.

At the end, another one of Derbil's therapist's patients comes in, because she had an overeating crisis, only to discover that Derbil killed the therapist.  It's the perfect crime because there's no record of him being there because she probably doesn't keep a schedule or anything of her patients.

And that's it.  Now a break until after Christmas.  Good luck resolving all these plotlines in the next 4 episodes Murph!

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Mob Mistress said...

I can't. I am so sorry you're still watching.

Anonymous said...

American horror story is my favorite show, I don't care what anyone has to say about it

Mob Mistress said...

I am glad to know someone is enjoying season 2.

Mama Mia said...

Maybe it will pay off! But there's always like one scene per episode that is too much for me.