American Horror Story: Asylum "Spilt Milk" Review: No More Trauma (PHOTO RECAP)

American Horror Story S02E11 "Spilt Milk"

This week's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum featured the theme from Candyman. NEED I SAY MORE? That music immediately put this episode into the "A" grade category right there. It's no secret that this series has been heavy on references, homages, and straight-up rip-offs all along, but initially that was to its detriment in my opinion. I remember being like, "Nice horror mixtape, Ryan Murphy, too bad nothing is original enough for future generations to pay homage to." But as we all know Season 1 sorted itself out into something much more original, and that spirit of originality positively courses through this season. Sure, we're still dealing with a pastiche of elements, but Asylum has felt so singular and refreshing that even its co-opting of Phillip Glass' famous Candyman score felt wholly new. "Spilt Milk" also marked this season's second outing from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who oversaw the similarly stunning "I am Anne Frank pt. 2" and last season's "Birth." No really, several times throughout this episode my jaw-dropped at just how fantastic everything looked, those swooping camera movements, the clever angles (like that overhead shot that made the asylum's driveway look like devil horns). How is this show ON TELEVISION? What a treat this episode was! Oh and plus some major sh*t went down. MAJOR. Not bad for an antepenultimate episode.

Let's talk about it!

So first Bloody Face Jr. got real high and invited over a lactating hooker.

Typical psychopathic stoner-with-munchies type stuff. I'm the same way with Taco Bell cheese nachos.

Meanwhile in the '60s, Dr. Thredson was pretending to be Oprah or whatever by reuniting Kit with Grace and the baby. But ALSO like Oprah, he wanted to be the only diva in the room so he had Pepper sent to the bathtub room. (Turns out Pepper doesn't actually have super powers, it's up to the aliens to slap scalpels out of peoples' hands and at the moment the aliens were probably taking a bathroom break or watching The Wire and couldn't intervene here.) Just kidding about those Oprah jokes though, because with all the unsolicited advice on raising that baby, Dr. Thredson was really just being more like Dr. Spock. Because Star Trek. (Someone has already thought of this joke haven't they? Sorrybye)

So yeah, at this point Kit's very strong paternal feelings subsided for a second so that he could ask Grace about the time she got shot to death and went up in a UFO and came back 9 months pregnant. Grace said something about time working differently "up there" but the reality was that the aliens jammed a full grown baby UP IN HER BUSINESS.

I mean, yeah. Then Grace tried to claim that the aliens were super chill, but I'm sorry, chill beings don't jam watermelon-sized egg sacs into French women, you know?

Also, even though Kit was super stoked to have Grace back and he loved her all kinds, he was still curious about what happened to the OTHER lady that he loved so much before he loved Grace so much: his wife!

Grace had some bad news for him, based on something she saw while floating around naked in a dark ocean of goo.

If the naked butt on this floating lady was any indication, Kit's ex wife was D-E-D DEAD.

At this point the Monsignor came in with a band of baby snatchers and took the baby away!

It seemed that ever since the Monsignor had murdered Sister Eunice, he'd gotten to be way more of a dick than usual? (Did the demon go in him? The Angel of Death geisha claimed she was taking "both" of Eunice's souls, but did she make a mistake?) I'm just saying, the Monsignor was extra-mean and terrible in this episode. Anyway, Kit was not very excited about this turn of events.

In more positive news, ol Judy's last-minute plea for Mother Superior to free Lana from the asylum ended up paying off big time!

Not only did Mother Superior arrange for Lana's freedom, she also hooked her up with a huge folder FULL of scoops! All the scoops Lana had ever dreamed of, in one manila folder! As it turned out, Mother Superior did not love Briarcliff very much and wanted it annihilated completely. Mother Superior was one superior motha!

I liked the part when Lana promised Judy she'd come back for her. Call me a soft touch, but Lana's ability to forgive & forget is one of the most touching aspects of this whole plotline. I mean, fortunately this would be a hypothetical situation (so far) but if anybody ever tricked ME into getting electroshock therapy, I'm not sure I'd get over it so soon. Like, MAYBE I'd eventually come around, but whoever did it to me better be prepared to have bleach thrown on their jeans AT LEAST.

So then the Candyman theme kicked in (which is THE BEST and that movie is THE BEST ALSO) and we got this amazing split-screen scene in which Lana (in plainclothes) had to slip by Dr. Thredson on the stairway. At first Kit saw that she had the recorded confession in her purse and he momentarily considered ratting her out in exchange for visitation rights with his baby, but instead he distracted Thredson and helped Lana escape. Such a good scene, and the splitscreen meant it had TWICE the tension. Sorry to keep bringing this up, but this show is frequently the most dazzling thing on television, filmmaking wise. Do they give Oscars for TV? Maybe they should. Think about it, Mr. Oscar. R.I.P. Life of Pi.

This moment was the best and was instantly legendary: Dr. Thredson realized that Lana had just walked out the building and when he ran out to see her, this is what he saw:

AHAHAHA LANA YOU GO. When you think about it, flipping the bird is easily one of the silliest gestures we can perform, but sometimes it's really just perfect. This was one of those times.

But even though Lana was freshly busted out of Briarcliff and with a full bucket of scoops at her disposal, she wasted no time in hopping in the shower, visiting a salon, and then hiding out in Dr. Thredson's living room with a loaded gun.

I mean *I* might've taken a few weeks off just to kind of recover a bit but THAT'S why I'm not getting all the scoops, I guess.

Look at that shadow! Anyway, at this point Dr. Thredson was clearly trying to distract Lana before the police arrived, so he told her about all the times he sexually violated her dead ex-gf.

(Was this Clea Duvall's favorite day of filming or what? It must be every established actress' dream to play a nude corpse being violated by a psychopath. It can't ALL be But I'm a Cheerleader, girl! I hope you got your full day rate!)

Oh, and if that wasn't disturbing enough, we also got present-day flashbacks involving Bloody Face Jr. suckling on tig ol' bitties and also attacking the owner of said tig ol' bitties. Bad times all around.

So yeah, then the cops arrived and Dr. Thredson started boasting that he would probably not get in that much trouble for being Bloody Face, he'd just get to go chill in Briarcliff like Kit had done. But that idea was NOT acceptable to Lana.

She shot his head off! It was AMAZING. I know, I know, violence in entertainment and all that. But we can make an exception for this dude right? If anyone on TV deserved to have their brains splattered all over a 60's modern wet bar, it was him. BYE MANIAC.

In what I'm hoping was a big shout-out to Phantasm, Lana paid her respects to her ex-gf's grave in a super stark-looking mortuary. I half-expected the Tall Man to jump out and throw a metallic orb at her, but Lana was walking with such conviction that I'm sure she would've HANDLED IT AND HIM. And then outside her car was swarmed by paparazzi and like a true BAMF she rolled down her window and told them to all read her book. BOOM.

So this made me laugh: Apparently just as notable as surviving an unjust incarceration in the world's worst asylum was being a lesbian. Haha, never forget that among all of this season's biggest nightmare scenarios, right up there at the top was just being a woman or a gay in the '60s. Ugh, the '60s. So anyway, yeah, here was the Monsignor reading all of his bad press.

Despite Lana's series of small victories, Judy wasn't having the best time. Sure, she and the Monsignor had bonded over their plan to murder Sister Eunice, but those Kumbaya-esque times were over and the Monsignor was back to being THE WORST. Fortunately before he had her dragged off and thrown into solitary confinement, she told him off REAL GOOD. Testify, Judy!

Oh, and Kit was released. I'd forgotten that the entire reason he was in the asylum was because people thought he was Bloody Face. But now they knew Dr. Thredson had been him all along, so his release was as simple as that. Well, not THAT simple, seeing as he still needed to get Grace and his baby back. Fortunately he had a pretty clever plan!

Yeah, in exchange for not corroborating Lana's story, Kit got the Monsignor to allow a convicted axe murderer to go free. Technically she had been killed and therefore was off-the-grid, paperwork wise. But still. Typical Monsignor decision.

So then there they were, America's most adorable pair of occasionally murderous alien abductees, moving back into Kit's home ready to live out their happily ever afters.

But that's when Kit realized SOMEBODY WAS IN HIS BEDROOM.

It was his ex-wife! NOT dead and NOT butt-naked. Plus with a baby! Oh, those crafty aliens. So yeah, Kit was no longer a handsome widower looking to settle down with his new baby mama. He was now an unintentional bigamist poised to raise a whole new generation of genetically modified mini-Kits! (Or mini-Bloody Faces? Haha just sayin'!)

Meanwhile Lana was pretty much ready to back-alley abort her potentially unholy spawn, but a last minute montage of all the carnage she'd experienced at Briarcliff made her change her mind about it.

And you know what? I bought it. It didn't seem TOO crazy to believe she'd change her mind about keeping Thredson's baby. Like I said, she had a capacity for random acts of empathy that nicely complemented her occasional bouts of badassery. ("I am tough, but I am no cookie.")

I loved the brief glimpses into Lana's notes that she supplied to detectives, but it bummed me out to see that she didn't know Shelly's last name. Poor Shelly! Not even in death would she be fully respected.

Pepper's mugshot was amazing, obviously.

True to her word (but after admittedly taking her sweet time), Lana returned to Briarcliff with a court order demanding to see Judy. Unfortunately the Monsignor was still being a total dick and seemed to relish delivering some bad news:

He claimed she was DEAD!

And a fake flashback seemed to confirm it! But we are wise to this show's ways and after Lana departed (crestfallen) we tracked over to some weird, grimy nook of the asylum where Judy was being held:

Aw, poor Judy. Very upsetting! Stay strong, girl.

Time continued to leap forward, and the episode ended shortly after Lana gave birth. After making it clear that she didn't want to see the child at all and it should be given to the adoptive parents straight away, Lana was chagrined to learn that the baby wouldn't drink formula and would she please breastfeed it? She reluctantly agreed to, in the most dramatic way possible:

Haha, classic Lana.

So the episode began and ended with breastfeeding imagery and has now narrowed its plotlines down to Judy's plight and also the present-day Bloody Face scenario. In my opinion this show really wants us to believe that Dylan McDermott is the offspring of Lana and Thredson, but is that TOO obvious? And isn't it sort of outrageous to suggest that breastfeeding or lackthereof could turn someone into a psychopath? Personally I'm hoping that it's all misdirection and it's actually one of the Kit's alien babies that ends up being Bloody Face, thus tying those two plotlines together. I'm not sure how that would work, exactly, but I guess I'm crossing my fingers for a twist.

Even if we don't get a significant twist, though, I am really enjoying how well this show has been wrapping up its disparate plotlines. Very satisfying so far! At the beginning of this season it was very reasonable to fear that Asylum had bitten off more than it could chew, but over the past few episodes it's scored touchdown after touchdown (football reference). TWO episodes to go! Very excited, you guys. Love this show so much.

BYE.


QUESTIONS:

... Do you have any good Bloody Face theories?

... Hold on, did they leave Pepper in the asylum??

... Is the demon inside the Monsignor or is he just a dick?

... Isn't Candyman so good?

 

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First things first. Jill Marie Jones...DAAAAAAMMMMNNN!!!

Second, I totally thought Bloody Face Jr based his identity on newpaper articles and was in fact Kit and Grace baby cause no way Lana carries that kid to term, right? I figure it would be a nice little gotcha from a show that likes it's gotcha moments.

That is until the shot of Kit and Grace came home with baby in tow.

"Meanwhile Lana was pretty much ready to back-alley abort her potentially unholy spawn, but a last minute montage of all the carnage she'd experienced at Briarcliff made her change her mind about it."


Yup. I was all prepped for the fake out, but wound up faking myself out. Looking at things now, ya...I buy it and I don't think there's any misdirection coming.
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Stupid question- what happened to the scary creatures living in the woods behind Briarcliff? Am I forgetting somthing?
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Arden shot them
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So cool episode!!! Love it!!
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Pretty obvious Sister Mary Eunice got the Monsignor pregnant.
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LOL
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i wonder wat season 3 will be about, there was a clue in this episode some people been saying it might be about witches or in a prison, since Lana's character in season 1 mentioned a house, asylum, and a prison when she was a psychic
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Candy Man is freakin' awesome! I got chills as soon as I heard the music.
The Monseigneur is a total (demon-free) douche.
The writers have wrapped up (almost) all the loose ends a little TOO well. what the heck are they gonna do for the last two episodes? Will end with demon offspring again? Will that be AHS recurring theme? Maybe they link it back to the horror house some how.
Can't wait to see what Kit has been doing - did he embrace the Mormon lifestyle or did he kick Grace to the kerb for being a lying Biyatch?
I'm hoping that the aliens rescued Pepper.
I really love this show - I'm normally the first person to complain when I think the writers have been smoking crack, but somehow this show has managed to introduce THE MOST ridiculous storylines and get away with it??? Total respect. WTF are they going to do for season 3?
Does anyone else miss demon Sister Eunice? She was fantastic! seriously - Lily Rabe should get an emmy nod at the very least. And I would love to see demon Sister Eunice as the first female president. She would be awesome - Jukeboxes all round!!!
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no more aliens?
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I'm glad they actually resolved something in this show. I honestly thought Lana was going to stay in that asylum forever. As much as I want Jude to succeed and win, its a horror story so I'm not expecting a happy ending. I just hope that Lana was able to live a nice life after her time in Briarcliff and died peacefully before his serial killer son started killing. Like I said, its a horror story but I just want one character to have a nice happy ending. Can't wait for the last episode. I honestly have no idea what to expect.
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As always, these recaps are just about as good as the actual episode. In response to your inquiry for theories, I don't think it's entirely irrelevant that Bloody Face Jr. chose a black prostitute to suckle on (grossest sentence I've ever written bt dubs). Especially since they showed Lana's baby being breast-fed, I feel like it's not him. I feel like it's possible that BFJ is Kit/Alma's son and Kit somehow has the tables turned on him (again) so that he's remember publicly as Bloody Face.

BUT, the first time they introduced BFJ, he specifically mentions his father having medical training (in therapy), implying Thredson and not a mechanic like Kit. So, I'm all kinds of confused. Excited to see the last two episodes though!
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2 more episodes to go before AHS ends. Loving all the revelations! Also, hilarious recap!
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I swear, reading these reviews has become part of watching the show. another hilarious recap.
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AHS:A 10/10 for style and artistic result (7/10 for story since i don't really like plots mixing many genres but that's just me)
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Fantastic and hilarious recap once again. Can't wait to see what happens next!
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I still don't really get how the whole demon storyline fits into the picture here...
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Maybe you'll get answers, maybe you don't, but keep in mind that especially this season of AHS is more about characters and style and less about story. So were demon story (or mutant story for that matter) significant and necessary? It really doesn't matter since the producers gave you the characterization they wanted
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Lurv, lurv, lurv this recap meme!! I think one of the bloody face killers is an Arden patient that got loose somehow. The Monsignor IS being a DICK and I don't think he's possessed by the devil. If he was, why not just kill Sister Jude instead of housing her in a pit?

Can't wait for the Kit/Grace/Alma/Alien family reunion to see the final endgame. Ryan Murphy based these characters on a interracial couple from the 60's that said they were kidnapped, probed and interviewed by aliens!

Visually and a fast forward plot made this episode #1 in my book! Only 2 more weeks to go?? Sadness.
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I think something's up with Grace... I mean, she sure seems all blasé about dying, being abducted, being returned and giving birth. That whole bit about how great "they" (the aliens) are... And did anyone else notice, as Kit and Grace were walking toward Kit's house and he told her he would buy her a horse, she initially acted confused, like she didn't know what he meant? That seemed odd to me- the whole wanting a horse thing was a big deal according to the backstory she gave to Kit. Maybe the aliens didn't get all her memories loaded properly? Personally, I think the idea that someone you love turns out to be someone or something else is pretty terrifying! And, why did she lie to him about Alma?? Maybe Alma and her kid are legit and Grace and her kid are aliens? Why are the aliens fixated on Kit's lady friends?

Will we ever hear from Anne Frank again? What was the point of that storyline (other than to provide two fantastic hours of television- especially part 2)? She advanced the story of Arden, nee Gruber, being a former Nazi doctor (i.e. evil) but what of it? We know he was doing some f'd up experiments, with the tacit permission of the Monsignor, but what was the point of them and how did Father Timothy think they'd help him get to Rome? He sure seemed very interested in the idea of the aliens and his feelings seemed a little hurt when Pepper told him that the aliens made fun of him.

I understand that we may never get resolution to some of the plot lines (like, what ever happened to the little girl that liked to murder playmates and family members with knives? Did the lobotomized Anne Frank stay all weird Stepford Wives-like forever?) but it would be cool if there could be at least some tying up of loose ends. Love the show no matter what, though.

As for present day, my guess is there is a real live person who is a murderer at Briarcliff AND something paranormal or superhuman that's likely one of Arden's leftover experiments.
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The first 4-5 episodes or so, I was thinking that this is wonderfully bizarre, and pretty good. My comment to the first episode said that "it had everything but boobs". But lately I've found it impossible to care about anything that happens. Since I've watched this far, I guess I'll watch until the end of the season, but if the show got cancelled today and they pulled the remaining episodes, I wouldn't care.
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I patiently wait for your reviews after each episode, they are just great!

Anyway, I am not sure if they are going for the plot twist that Johnny is not Lana's son. While it would be fun, I'm not really sure it would make much sense, as others here have stated. He did say his last name was Thredson, which means he had done his research.
Also, in the promo for the next episode we see that there is a chance that Lana turned out to be a major bitch, so we will have to wait and see.
But there is a chance he is Grace's and Kit's son. For some reason, Grace has been really weird after her time with the little green (but not green) men.
Whatever the case is, I believe we will get some twists about Johnny and about Kit and Grace.

If I understood correctly, Lana showed the pictures of missing patients to the police. If that is true, then Pepper is missing, too.

And the monsignor is just being a dick. Is as Judy says, his ambition is stronger than anything else. He is in charge of everything now and his autocracy is going unrivaled.
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I'm thinking Pepper's picture was in there, because she had been missing at one time.
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Yeah, that could be the case.
But it still means that Pepper's whereabouts at the moment are a mystery.
I just hope that they aren't gonna be done with her without any closure for her character...
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BE MY VICTIM.
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The only thing NOT making sense was Kit being released. I could be totally wrong and shoot me in my foot but didn't Kit kill a police man to escape? Or at least put him in a coma?
Besides, it was a truly masterful visual composing by this Gomez-Rejon. And aren't ALIENS just the best? I bet they giggled like school-girls when they saw Kit's face coming home. Ha!
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Kit just hit the guy in the head and escaped from the police station.
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It certainly looked like he killed that guy, so I agree that it didn't make sense to release him.
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The Monsignor is just a dick...I have had the impression since the very beginning that he is a dick who is willing to do whatever it takes to make his dreams of being pope come true, including throwing his most loyal followers under the bus (or off a stairwell, as the case may be) if they become inconvenient to him and his ambitions.
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I just want to note how amazing the scene between Jude and The Monsignor was, I may sound like a broken record but Jessica Lange needs to win ALL the awards! She never ceases to amaze me!
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1. Okay, my theory is that Johnny is none of the children that we now know. Bear with me a second..his story was true to a point. He did grow up in foster care and had those twisted serial killer tendencies but was able to suppress them. When he was in prison for a crime that I doubt the child of Lana and Oliver would actually commit, I presume this child would be smarter than Johnny appears, he did want to find out who he really was. His research matched the info that he had about himself with the time that Lana would have given birth and since Oliver was clearly the father, Johnny matched his impulses with what Oliver was. I don't know who Johnny really is, but I think that the final portion of this season will be the take down of him by, a grown up son of Oliver and Lana, Thomas and Alma's child. I just don't think he is Thomas and while I am a little confused about Johnny having stories about his mother but then telling stories when we met him about growing up in foster care, does this mean Lana raised him for awhile and something happened or his he just telling a version of the story that differs for each audience?

2. I know, I had that thought too, or at least the thought was okay, so now they just need to get Jude out and they should be fine...but wait, what happened to Pepper? Especially when she had been with Grace for so long, you think Grace would have told her the trick to getting loose. Oh...um...I don't know if I trust this Grace.

3. Just being a dick. He looked around, Arden is gone, Jude is otherwise occupied, finally there is no one stronger around than him and he is exercising his...well...

4. Tee hee.

I also loved the lighting of the confrontation between Oliver and Lana.
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Price, when mentioning Dr Thredson, (or any other future character Zachary Quinto plays) would you please refer to him as "Sylar." It just seems more appropriate.
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seriously. dude will forever be Sylar. I just cant help it. He just always looks like Sylar, even moreso I thought this season with his glasses.
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My people and me do the same for years. "hey, Sylar plays the new Spock!" or "It's good that Sylar is in both seasons of AHS" and stuff.
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I'm sorry, but ZQ is way to awesome as an actor to be defined by just that role! So I do not approve of this! He does need to step away from this psychopaths roles, but I read an interview of his, and he is well aware of this!
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Johnny (“Dylan McDermott”) is NOT the son of Lana and Leather face Theory:

I think the fact that we witnessed Lana give into letting her child breast feed may be a hint to the fact that her child may not be the new leather face. Grace also said that Kits true lover (Alma pictured at the end of the episode) didn’t survive when she was recollecting her experiences (probably because she wants Kit for herself). So my prediction is that Grace gets jealous and kills Kits true wife for real and hides the body because shes already supposed to be dead (possibly the baby as well). Kit then gets upset and refuses to love grace so grace refuses to love her baby. Grace then sabotages kit and makes the public once again think that Kit was the true Bloody face( seeing that there are now 2 separate recordings of people claiming to be bloody face it is easy to use another plot twist) and the unloved child witnesses it and that is why he hates his mother and has such a tortured demeanor.

TL;DR Johnny is not the son of Lana but the son of Grace who Kit spurns by choosing Alma over Grace….
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Ryan Murphy said that Lana breast-feeding was suppose to be upsetting because the viewer is "seeing something Johnny believed he never had." I'm still thinking he's Lana's son unless Ryan is just trying to misdirect us.
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IF Johnny (Bloodyface II: The Mullet's Wrath) is in fact NOT Lana's son, your version is sound and solid.
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That's a good theory, but it can't work, because Johnny told the smoking cessation therapist that his real last name was Thredson and that he had found his birth records with his real parents' names in "The Coat Hanger." Unless the show can explain the confusion, I don't think he's meant to be anyone BUT Lana's baby.
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Also didn't Johnny say that his mother never loved him or his father? That there was only one person she loved? If his mother is Lana then the person she loved was her dead gf (unless he meant she only loved herself, which I think is also a possibility). I think if he is Grace's baby that may also work because, yes, she probably loves Kit in her psycho way, but I think that is likely more close to obsession. Unless she is an alien clone....
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Or he could have just read Lana's book.
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I hope that they resolve the babies' plot, last season the baby was very important but we were never told why. And what was the deal with the Pope's box anyway?
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I'm kind of sad Thredson is DEAD! He was my favorite! And he was insanely awesome!
But now I'm starting to think Lana actually kept the baby, and present day Bloody Face is not Thredson Jr. It's WAAAAAY to obvious!
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"Split Milk" was another fantastic episode. Let's face it AHS:A is a masterpiece.

Here are my thoughts:

1. Lana finally showed Sylar a finger and offed him. This won't fix what he did to Lana but at least Sylar won't hurt another woman ever again. Justice has been served.
2. Till this episode I thought Lana suffered more then anyone else in the show. Now, I'm not so sure about it. The idea of fully grown embryo "transfer" makes my legs close tight. Poor Grace.
3. The nurse who guilted Lana into breast-feeding the little monster should be fired.
4. Monsignor is evil. Did Sister Demon corrupt him or he was like that all the time?
5. I'm wondering what will Kit do now that Alma is back? I hope he won't abandon Grace.

Questions:
1. I still think Bloody Face Jr. is Lana and Sylar's son.
2. I think they said she disappeared.
3. He's a dick.
4. That's one of the scariest movies I've ever seen (and I saw it when I was 12). There is no way I would say "Candyman" 5 times in front of a mirror. Tony Todd still frightens me.
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While I do agree on the point that this episode was superbly shot and edited, especially mind-blowing the split-screen scene(s), I cannot help but to feel like they are dragging this poor thing out. After the downfalls of Eunice the Beauty and Arden the Beast, I struggle with this show. Sure it is beautiful and compelling, but the remaining storylines seem to have become less of horror and more of faux-mystery. I just hope the writers have something up their sleeves for the last two episode, something unexpected, something more than just the Fall of the House of Briarcliff. That said, I personally couldn't care less for this whole Grace DOA/DAA With an Alien Baby and Alma Alive With Baby plot. It's got 'disaster' writ all over it and not the kind of disaster I'd enjoy thoroughly.

Prove me wrong, Brad!
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Lana & Thredson are both dark haired, while Kit & Grace are both blonds, so I'm thinking psychopath-killler is Lana & Thredson's child, since it's pretty rare for a child to be opposite coloring of two matching parents. Plus his mommy-issues revolving around breast-feeding echo what this episode hinted at: Lana's parenting-instincts over-ruled her repulsion of her rape-child, but just barely, so she was probably ice-queen mother glaring at the son of her rapist.

Could Sister Eunice's demon jumped into Lana's belly? I don't remember the scenes well enough to decide if that might be possible. I'm just guessing a new vessel has to be somewhat close at transfer time.
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Wow, this episode was just incredible. Like you Price, I was blown away by how amazing some of these scenes were. I'd like to give a really special shout out to that one that went back and forth between Lana and Thredson, and Boody Face Jr. and Momma Milk. The camera-work alone was crazy cool. Anyway, on to the questions.

1. I honestly think, at this point, that Lana's baby has to be Bloody Face Jr. Obviously, there's the fact that he says he's Thredson's son, and as far as we know Thredson didn't have any other children before raping Lana (it also looks like she was the first living woman that he had sex with). I don't think Blood Face Jr. is mistaken with his father's identity, because he grew up with urges to do what his father did, before he knew who his father was. Now, there could be a twist that Lana's baby dies, and it turns out that Thredson had another child, but this is very unlikely, as he would have had to do it sometime after having sex with Lana, and that just doesn't make sense. So the only way that Lana's baby isn't Bloody Face Jr. is if, and here comes my theory (which I don't really believe is true), the aliens will resurrect Thredson, like they did with Grace, and experiment with him. This doesn't make too much sense (for instance they allowed him to die, when they wouldn't do the same with Kit), but it seems like the twist they would do if they did one.

2. Yes they did. And what's more, I somehow recall someone saying she was dead. I'm not really sue if that happened or it was just me, but it could be that she died a little while ago before they jumped around time-wise at the end of last episode. Or I just misheard it. But regardless, she never escaped.

3. No, the demon's not inside him. To be fair to him, he's just lost his chance to become Pope, so its understandable that he's a little grouchy. Also, most of the things he did in this episode that were "bad" were taking away the baby of an ax murderer and someone who they genuinely believed killed and skinned several women (and not in that order), to be raised by people who had done neither of these terrible things, and trying to not allow Kit to leave with his ax-murderer girlfriend. Now, that bit with keeping Jude locked away in some depressing cell and pretending she was dead, was bad, I'll grant that. He's still a dick, but not as big a one as a lot of people say.

4. Yes. Just yes. That's all I need to say.

Again, this was an incredible episode. It honestly feels like they just had their penultimate episode and finale, but no, those episodes have yet to air. Wow. This show.
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Ugh. I hated the Monsignor since episode 1. All his extreme sanctimony seemed so fake and forced. I hope Bloodyface Jr mistakes him for a woman and skins him alive!
Poor Jude. It was depressing to see her stashed away in that little hole. :(:(. Fingers crossed for her!
I gotta say the Kit-alien-Grace-baby storyline is rather boring. Grace especially, is boring. But that's just my opinion.
As for Lana, she finally caught a break! LOL Her constant failure to catch breaks was both heartbreaking and hilarious! Yay for her!! I only wish she'd gotten that baby aborted. Altho it would be interesting if that baby didn't turn out to be Dylan McDermott! lol...
I still MISS Sister Mary Eunice but...LOVE THIS SHOW.
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I wonder who's the mutant who bit off Adam Levine's arm back in episode one. After seeing Jude being confined in that room, I wondered if it is her but she's old to be still alive
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My theory is that Kits alien babies stop Blood Face Jr. in the present. I think that would be a coll sins of the father storyline or retribution for what his father did too theirs. Just a random thought.
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I actually thought the demon somehow got inside JUDE, and the Monsignor noticed during their chat and had some big plan to lock her in solitary to excorcise it out and save her.

But that's probably me being a romantic.
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I JUST wanna curse my throat out on how incredibly awesome this show has come to be! NO WORD OR IT!
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They definitely did leave Pepper in the asylum, and I'm pretty sure she wasn't on Lana's radar that much, so chances are she'll probably die in some short, tragic scene in one of the last two episodes.

I don't think the demon is inside the Monsignor, because when it entered Sister Mary Eunice we had her fainting just after the possessed kid's death to suggest that she had been possessed, but we didn't have that when Sister Mary Eunice died. I think the Monsignor has definitely been changed by getting to know the Devil in the biblical sense, and that's why he's such a dick now - he hates himself and he's trying to maintain control of the only thing he still can: Briarcliff.
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Fabulous review for an awesome show---I've been waiting for the review and it's just as excellent as I hoped.
This show keeps getting better and better--this season is amazing.

bloody face--lana & thredson's child or some delusional whack job who thinks he is their son

pepper--one of the mysteries of the show--where is she now? lol
wherever she is I hope she is alive and doing well

Monsignor--always has been a dick so why change now? I doubt losing his virginity to a demon made him less of a dick. The angel of death used plural-referring to eunice and the demon so I don't think the demon is in Monsignor

Candyman--excellent

This show pushes all boundaries and I'm surprised the **** thumpers aren't protesting it...
It has so many taboo and disturbing actions which is probably one of the many reasons I love it so much--unexpected, shocking and disturbing (probably offensive to non-horror fans but who cares about them:)

I can't gush enough about how surprised and thrilled I am about a show like this being on tv! I can't think of the word to describe it (fabulous 1st time a show like this has been on tv)---revolutionizing, iconic, groundbreaking, landmark~~something like that (it's late and I'm mind blanking on the word to best describe this "new" genre on tv (horror isn't new but a dynamic show like this on tv is new)
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forgot to say: great catch on the "big shout-out to Phantasm"! I'm going to stop now before everyone gets tired of me gushing over this fantastic show
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Who makes these dumb f'ing things? Is this literally the level of stupidity that the majority of the population is at now and is that who this is intended for? It's so stupid that I could barely understand the interpretations given of whatever is referenced here. This isn't even unthoughtful; it's like intentionally borderline retarded. 'm seeing these type of things here more and more lately and I'm just confused about this crap. Is it supposed to be funny or wtf?...
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Yes, it's supposed to be funny. You may have noticed all the jokes and comical statements. People (myself included) check every week for these recaps, because they're hysterical. If funny isn't your thing, go to another site for more serious recaps.
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Yeah, I guessed that it was supposed to be "funny". The problem is that rather than be funny, it's essentially like the recap of a total dumb f***. And yeah, I don't find that funny. Rather irritating actually and no, it's not a personal "preference"; that's the reality of the matter, and the fact that anybody finds this funny really speaks volumes of where society is heading... Of course, it's not the biggest clue but it plays hand-in-hand. You literally must have nothing going on in your head to enjoy this defective drivel.
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I ain't got no learnin'.
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The present day bloodyface can't be Kit's kid from his wife because we saw the baby had darkish skin, but he could be Grace and Kit's kid.
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I don't think Lana is going to free Jude. Had she not killed Thredson and had gone through with abortion. She could have lived the rest of her life knowing that he was locked up and his offspring was dead. But that isn't what happened. She killed him, so the anger directed at him doesn't stop there. And she did have the kid and that Nurse guilted her into feeding him so that brings back the anger. The thing with vengeance is that it sometimes isn't enough to be taken out on the person that it should be. Then she gets to thinking, "you know if it wasn't for that B@#ch Jude none of this would have happened. She is right where she belongs" Because there is no way she believes that Jude is dead. She knows the goings on at Briacliff and that they make their own rules. So my guess is she does nothing. Just a guess.

As for the episode as a whole, it was good. Thanks for pointing out the music, it was bugging me.

And the stuff with BF jr was weird.

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I am not sure, he seems pretty sure that he is the son of Lana and Thredson. I tend to think that he is intelligent enough have done the research. If it was one of Kit's offspring I am not sure that goes with whatever the Aliens have planned. Whatever their plan happens to be. Which is still unknown a this point. And if they saved others, why wouldn't they save Eunice and Arden. The Angel of Death took Grace, and the Aliens brought her back. I wonder what else is they are up to. I want to see Angel of Death vs Aliens, vs Predator.

Pepper is still in the Asylum, or the Aliens yanked her back. Who knows.

I think he is just a giant Dbag now. He got his cherry popped and then realized nothing happened to him other than getting some from the devil. So he is free to do whatever he wants.

It is pretty Awesome.
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If Lana didn't kill Sylar she would have to live in fear for the rest of her life. He could always break away from prison/asylum and come for her.
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You do have a point but I am not sure, revenge is funny like that. If she would have killed him I think it would have been right after they got the tape of his confession. At the end it almost became a power battle between the two of them. Who was more intelligent to beat the other. When he came in, she was in a position of power, she liked it and he played her into shooting him. Because granted he probably would have gone to an Asylum, possibly Briarcliff, his personality wouldn't have done well there, he wouldn't have been able to take someone else constantly having control over his life. So he plays Lana into shooting him, giving himself that last bit of control.

Just an opinion.
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IMO Lana offed Sylar not in act of revenge, but self-preservation. Sylar had a gun within hand's reach. If she didn't shoot him he would have killed her.

Also I'm not buying the whole "Sylar plays Lana into shooting him". He had a gun. If he wanted to die he could shoot himself.
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He was way to egotistical to shoot himself. I mean he had the ego to walk back into Briarcliff even though demon/Eunice supported him. It took a huge ego to think he could play Lana and Kit off of each other to get the tape, continue to have Kit take the fall for the BF murders and have Lana continue to have his baby.
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Which do you prefer, this season or last season?
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You know very well that I absolutely thought last season was worthless. And it was. This season, for me, largely because of the character of demon eunice. The rest I can live without, but she made the season for me, literally, I doubt I would have kept watching if it wasn't for the character.
Yours?
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I think I prefer this season too, but I know that's not the general consensus. A lot of people refer to this season as nothing more than torture porn. That maybe the case, but if this season is torture porn, then what the fuck was last season?

(P.S. I find it more shocking that you find an episode good than the shocks of the episodes themselves. Next thing you know, you'll start warming up to New Girl.)
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Yea I don't think that will ever happen. Largely because I haven't liked Zooey in anything since Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and that only because that is really before she became annoying. But like I said, had their been no demon/Eunice and had Lily Rabe not done as great of a job as she did. I likely would have given up on it. (Even with Price's great reviews)
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The Monsignor's just a dick.
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Can you please review all my favorite series or...? Another great review! Thanks
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The Monsignor might be a bum-bum but doesn't he just have the prettiest eyelashes?
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Which is ironic considering the actor's real life brother Ralph Finnes played Voldemort, who had no hair to speak of in the movies.
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I think it was far more awkward the fact that he didn't have a nose. The lack of hair and the evil I could deal with... the nose? Nope one step too far for me.
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The no hair is so nobody can use any of his hair in polyjuice potion, but the nose I can't explain, I guess it didn't make it in the reincarnation process lol.
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Sounds terrible but I have a lot of spare time and I got to wondering about the fact that if Voldemort doesn't have a nose is he missing anything else... vital?
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Just wanted to take a moment to say how much I love the Fiennes brothers.
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