American Horror Story: Asylum "The Coat Hanger" Review: She's Back!! (PHOTO RECAP)

American Horror Story S02E09: "The Coat Hanger"

Um, okay. Hello. That was a GREAT EPISODE, am I right? Yes I am right, no need to answer that question, it was extremely rhetorical. No really, "The Coat Hanger" was just about as good an episode of TV as you can get without being a series finale or a standalone episode featuring Vincent D'Onofrio pinned under a subway train. (Homicide reference, deal w/it.) It seems like every week I enthuse about yet another element that makes American Horror Story one of the most forward-thinking and best shows on television, but this week's events brought to mind yet another great thing about it: This show is basically surprise-proof. When so many current serials base entire seasons around the reveal of a single secret, AHS is so multi-faceted and all-encompassing that the big reveals barely even matter. Think about Season 1: Did it matter that we'd all guessed early on that Violet was a ghost? No, it didn't. Surprise or not, the reveal was still emotional and satisfying, not to mention we were plenty distracted by all the other ghost drama. And now in Season 2 we've had a series of reveals up to and including one that you guys called weeks ago: The modern day bloody face is not only Dr. Thredson's son, but he's played by Dylan McDermott! I did not recognize his voice from the 911 call a few weeks back, but you guys did, and even after you pointed it out, I still felt surprised and pleased by this week's reveal that he is indeed our resident slasher. So yeah, it's a huge compliment to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for devising such a twisty, ridiculous show that the mysteries are just plain beside the point. The main surprise continues to simply just be this show's trashy audacity, and "The Coat Hanger" found new and gross (and wonderful) ways to keep us gasping. Let's talk about it!

We began in the office of a therapist/hypnotist played by national treasure Brooke Smith, perhaps forever known as the girl in the well from Silence of the Lambs, but more importantly the star of the sincerely excellent and prescient movie Series 7: The Contenders (seriously, seek it out). And look who her new patient was!

Hipster Dylan McDermott! Nice to see you, fella! We could tell by his faux mullet that he was not right in the head, but especially when he started reminiscing about skinning animals as a child. It wasn't long before he was more or less just straight-up admitting that he's a serial killer.

And not only a serial killer, but Bloody Face! His father was Dr. Thredson (who apparently would become widely known as a killer after the events of 1964). So, yeah, this episode didn't even mess around with creating a mystery about who his mother was either:

Poor Lana! I guess that's what all the vomiting was about in the previous episode. (Again, you guys called this one.) For a demon-possessed nun, Sister Mary Eunice seemed pretty stoked about Lana's pregnancy, but that probably had to do with the fact that she could sense the baby would be a serial killer. Needless to say, Lana was looking into other options.

Yup, per the episode's title, the coat hanger would come into play but for arguably its second most popular use.

Whiplash alert:

Yeah, this was one of the crazier things about this episode: It straight-up skipped to a pretty major thing. Last week left off with Sister Jude stabbing that evil Santa ostensibly to death with a letter opener, but this week she woke up restrained to a bed in the mental ward!

You'd be forgiven if you worried you'd accidentally skipped an episode, but not so: Through a series of incredibly far-fetched events, the entire asylum had conspired to frame Judy for that one security guard's murder.

In flashbacks we saw all the asylum heavies (even Mother Superior) testify against Sister Jude to some dude sitting behind a desk. They all agreed that Sister Jude had gone on a rampage and had killed the security guard (when actually Sister Eunice had) and then unfairly stabbed Santa dude in the neck for no reason. Obviously certain of these people were straight-up lying, but the grossest person was the Monsignor who seemed weirdly sympathetic toward Santa dude and took every word he said at face value. He even allowed Santa dude to come in and kiss Sister Jude on the forehead!

Haha, Ian McShane is the best. His character is totally loathsome, but let's be real, he's kind of hilarious.

But anyway, back to how awful the Monsignor is: While he was busy sniffing some of Sister Jude's sexy underwear, Sister Eunice came in and immediately got up on his jock, future Pope-wise:

So yeah, I don't mean to shock you guys, but I'm thinking the Monsignor is kind of corrupt? I don't know. Maybe what he's doing is par for the course in certain diocese. But yeah, he's a bad Monsignor in my book.

Meanwhile Lana paid Dr. Thredson a visit in the weird supply closet jail she'd set up. (By the way, can we talk about how easy it is for these inmates to come and go from their cells? Those doors don't lock? In this episode, at least twice, Lana—a woman who legit escaped from this joint only weeks earlier—pretended to lie down in bed and then immediately got up and walked the hallway with a weapon in hand. Going out on a limb here once again: Briarcliff does not have the best security.)

Anyway, Lana and Kit decided that they needed Dr. Thredson to ADMIT to his crimes so that Kit could be fully exonerated. And Lana knew just the way: She'd tell him she was pregnant and then hold the child's life hostage by the tip of an unfurled coat hanger.

And he did so! Thredson wanted that baby alive so badly (maybe he had a sense that it would grow up to resemble Dylan McDermott?) that he immediately owned up to his lady-skinning shenanigans. (Notably he did not discuss Alma, the crime for which Kit was originally nabbed, but whatever). The confession was recorded!

But just when Kit was riding high with this temporary victory, he had an interesting run-in with Dr. Arden:

As it turned out, Dr. Arden had become a full believer in the existence of aliens, and always a mad scientist at heart, he decided he wanted to conjure them by harming Kit. (Which, oh yeah, they did tend to show up whenever Kit was in danger.) Kit, for his part, was surprisingly down.

To be clear, he was agreeing to let Dr. Arden "almost murder" him. So, you know. A reasonable favor.

Meanwhile over in the baptismal pool, the bad Santa dude was having a full-blown conversion to Christianity. Or, at least, that's what the Monsignor THOUGHT.

I am not going to lie, but I really enjoyed watching the Monsignor get almost-drowned here. Very satisfying!

At this point Lana decided that she'd gotten what she needed from Thredson, so the only thing left was to kill him with the same coat hanger she'd used on her own uterus. Because did I mention she gave herself a coat hanger abortion in this episode? No? Is that a notable thing on television these days? Anyway, yeah. This was the first televised coat hanger abortion since that one very special episode of Seventh Heaven. (Oh, Lucy!)

But anyway, she went back to kill him with the coat hanger and he was GONE!

Lana then started rampaging up and down the hallways trying to finger the culprit and she settled on the most reasonable one: Sister Eunice must've helped Thredson escape!

But that's when the demon nun got up in Lana's face and told her that she is bad at coat hanger abortion and her baby was still alive.

Oh, and she also said that it would be a boy, just in case you were wondering if the Dylan McDermott connection was still in question. Speaking of whom!

A new patient came in to become hypnotized into not eating a bucket of fried chicken in one sitting, but instead discovered that her therapist had been extremely murdered by an aging hipster.

Look, this might be a tangent, but don't you find it kind of sad when a child follows so closely in their father's footsteps? Like, cool way to spend your life being a copycat. If someday my son tells me he wants to photorecap teen supernatural soaps I'm going to slap the laptop right out of his hands.

Anyway, then my favorite moment of the entire episode happened: Judy the Tramp (formerly Sister Jude) made her first appearance in the common room and immediately set about apologizing to Lana for destroying her life in untold ways.

It was actually sort of amusing how Lana could barely even work up the righteous anger to put Judy in her place. Instead she just sort of smoked a cigarette while pining away for another coat hanger. But that's when Judy started making promises, promises that were so thrilling I got goosebumps (not to mention a sense for what the final battle of the season will be).

YES! Sister Jude's redemption arc begins! Imagine this lady at full strength finally putting all the villains in their places. Guys this season's endgame just got insanely compelling. I also loved how Judy proved that she meant business:

Yup, she destroyed that annoying French record! (Which, of course, was originally HER choice of music.) So yeah, hypocrisy or not, it was seriously excellent seeing this former monster go all repentant and militant against her new circumstances. Chills.

Then Kit took his shirt off and let Dr. Arden stab him in the heart with a syringe.

AND THEN HE DIED! Aw poor fella. He'll def be back, but did it worry anybody else that Dr. Arden ended the episode without remembering to revive him with injection #2? Get your head in the game, Dr. Arden. Save our dreamboat!

Oh, but here's why Dr. Arden was distracted: His theory was correct! The second Kit died, the alien strobe light started blinking and suddenly the asylum had visitors.

Well, returnees, more like.

PEPPER CAME BACK! And she brought a medical miracle with her!

GRACE! YOU PREGNANT, GIRL! So yeah, just to recap, the aliens abducted Grace's dead body and brought her back to life and put a baby in her. All because Kit effed her in the kitchen that one time. (Aliens got a major crush on Kit, which, fair enough.) But also apparently the night of the Nor'eastern, the aliens had abducted Pepper! And they turned her into a well-spoken (!) midwife to pregnant undead axe murderers with French accents. Holy moly, what an awesome way to tie together these plotlines. I love this show so much. PEPPER IS BACK.

So the evil Santa dude did not completely drown the Monsignor. No, he also dressed him up in a Jesus diaper and nailed him to a cross. But after a janitor failed to help him down, the Monsignor was forced to ask for help from the only other visitor in the room:

GET HIM GIRL! Spread those wings and touch or kiss him all over! Hate the Monsignor so much.

[SPOILER: The scenes from next week revealed that he lives. Oh well. That just means there's more opportunity for him to be murdered again.]

Yeah, as you can probably surmise, I sincerely loved this episode of television. Things are happening, and they're happening in even more surprising and satisfying ways than I dared dream.

WELCOME BACK PEPPER!!


QUESTIONS:

... Is it worth sleeping with Kit if it means you will be abducted by aliens?

... With whom do you most want to Judy tussle?

... Do you like Dylan McDermott's look in this episode?

... What exactly is in Grace's tummy?

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"We began in the office of a therapist/hypnotist played by national treasure Brooke Smith"

LOTS of natural treasures in this series, huh?

"By the way, can we talk about how easy it is for these inmates to come and go from their cells? Those doors don't lock?"

Again with you and your silly questions

"Then Kit took his shirt off and let Dr. Arden stab him in the heart with a syringe."

Back to back episodes with referrences to Pulp Fiction can't be a bad thing, right?
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I'm loving this show so much, and these photo recaps are HILARIOUS. Mind if I tumbl them with a link back?

Anyhoo, some FYI:

It bugs me a bit that Hollywood keeps pretending like you have to stab the sternum (breastbone) to get to the heart. They do this in that overdose scene from Pulp Fiction too. I guess it gives dramatic effect to have to stab someone to get to the heart, but really, it's more accurate to count to the 4th or 5th rib to the left of the breastbone.

Also, most Catholic nuns totally drop their original name when taking the vow, which is why they are always named after saints and holy virgins. So I was surprised that in flashbacks, Sister Mary Eunice was already Mary Eunice, and they didn't change Jude to Sister Mary Judith or something.
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the best is Bloody Face Jr asking the therapist if she thought it was to late for him to go to medical school.
Loved that.

Question: is monsignor mentally subnormal? because I'm starting to question his executive function. Did he or did he not witness Ian McSanta assaulting the guard in front of everyone? Does he or does he not know that Eunice is a demon? If he lives, will he go on to recognise the gross error of his ways and team up with kit, lange and co? Or is he just flat out evil, but in a priestly hypocritical acolyte-molesting way?
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I love Lily Rabe!! I started watching AHS because of Jessica Lange but now I'm in love with Lily Rabe. I can't bear scenes that she's not in.
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I'll always remember Brooke Smith as Dr. Hahn on Grey's Anatomy, but anyway; LOVED this episode. 1. Kit is pretty hot, so maybe.
2. Want Judy to fight Pepper, then of course Nun Devil
3. No.
4. A beautiful Alma looking baby?
Coat Hanger scene, very eww
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I don't think it made any sense at all for Kit to be like,"Sure, it's cool if you kill me, Dr. Arden." He just had Thredson's confession in his hands. Why would he want to go effing around with his life when he has proof that he's innocent?
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AWMG?

"If someday my son tells me he wants to photorecap teen supernatural soaps I'm going to slap the laptop right out of his hands." --- Price Peterson 2012

This made my day! XD
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You think Pepper was abducted? I'm kind of under the impression that Pepper is an alien with a human disguise. We'll see.
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... Is it worth sleeping with Kit if it means you will be abducted by aliens?

...YES
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I don't get why everyone is going on about McDermott's hair/look. It's possible my perspective is skewed toward West Coast norms, but to me he just looks like every generically styled 30-something I see. It's not even particularly hipster, as lately those types always have some portion of their head shaved and other parts long, his is just a plain old fashion mullet.
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I clicked the link by mistake, noticed the author was Price P. and aware of his talent for photo recaps, decided to check it out even though i've never watched a single minute of AHS.

holy fuck, this show is cray.

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This show restarts every season it seems, so you only have to watch this season to catch up with this storyline. Then you can watch the other storyline in season 1 if you wish - they're not related.
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If you have never watched it, you should start about, right now. :)
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damn, Sister Jude - I liked that 45 rpm
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You know, I did too. I despised it for so long. But after I looked up the words, I loved it. I sing it (in English) all the time.
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No, it didn't bother me that Arden left Kit without giving him injection #2. At least it didn't bother me in a show-continuity kind of way. Arden didn't really care about keeping Kit alive, all he cared about was getting the aliens to come back and he knew he succeeded. That's what I was saying to myself when he was telling Kit what he wanted to do....I kept thinking "Don't trust him...he has no reason to bring you back to life, dude."

So, I love how the show is really making all these crazy monster plots work together. At the beginning of the season it felt like overkill and nothing was really working on my psyche because the multiple monsters were overload. But looking back at s1 in its entirety, I think AHS seeks to mortify the viewer with just what they are willing to put on television, not so much the actual horror elements of the story. This is less of a horror experience and more of a batshit-crazy-good-hour of TV. s1 was freaky until you figured out enough of what was going on, and then it was more about the characters than horror. s2 is following that formula, but there's so many more plot avenues this time around. The murder house really just had one thing going on, even though in the early episodes there were a lot of questions, it was all ultimately one story, one thing (the house making ghosts of dead people). s2 just has so many different things happening that the intricate coming together of all the facets has a chance to make a much better overall story, where many things intersect and collide.

I already love Dylan McDermott's character, for however much screen time he winds up getting. I really liked how his character was extremely up-front and almost kinda like "duh....YEAH" about his serial-killer-ness. He was more perturbed about not being able to live up to his dad than about his disorder. Seems he wanted therapy more for dad-issues than killer-issues. THAT is how I imagine a real serial killer would be. Completely unaware that others would see them as batshit crazy and seeking help for something else entirely that concerns them more, because they don't see their biggest problem as a problem.
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Since Arden's theory about the aliens saving Kitt was proven true, Arden's not worried about Kitt dying.

But maybe since Arden removed the skitter from Kitt earlier on, Kitt's not as invincible as he would be with the skitter? Just theorizing, still want answers on the skitter.
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Frances Conroy is so beautiful as the Angel of Death. Love the Classy Goth look on her! I thought it was sad that the woman who survived Buffalo Bill in "Silence of the Lambs" fell victim to Bloody Face jr in this episode. I mean, not even the real Bloody Face, who knew what he was doing, but the lazy one who didn't get the medical training.

Sister Jude said the demon was hiding behind Sister Mary Eunice's purity, using it as a shield. Since Sister Jude doesn't have that same purity, I wonder if she's going to lure the demon into herself, then try to dispose of it in some way. Or better yet, she should lure it into Santa Claus, then figure out a way to finish them both off.
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Loved this episode. And love you, Price. These recaps are the best content on TV.COM.
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I just cut my hair to match Dylan McDermott's. I'm such a slave to trends!
Awesome episode of a fantastic, no, fantastathetic season and PEPPERISBACK! At some point I was thinking(wishing) that some time in the future they have to make a dark TV-show starring Ian McShane, Ray Wise and Jessica Lange. Of course some young, hip people too but with those three as leads.
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i like how you said "scene from next week" when the show doesn't come back until the 2nd :'(
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I haven't seen any episode of this season other than the the first, but I have read and greatly enjoyed all of the recaps so far. Already it seems Ryan Murphy has upped the insanity by 300% if not more. Last season seems like Winnie the Pooh or some other children's story compared to this one. He's taking full advantage of the M rating and pulling out all the stops.
That's quite admirable in itself. A new story each season allows Murphy to avoid this show from falling apart after the first season or so like his other shows. Returning cast members in new roles give a sense of familiarity while at the same time add to the all the batshit insane weirdness going on. After the season is over I may not be able to resist watching it anymore.
On another note: Dylan McDermott is 50?! Is he a vampire? Is he drinking virgin blood?
Whatever his secret is, I want the same thing he's having and lots of it.
Of all weird thing happening on this show that is the weirdest.
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Dylan is 51. Not tanning/burning, smoking, excessive drinking, carb-bloating, and not scrunching up your face all the time gives people many more years before they start to show signs of age. Also not having bad plastic surgeries helps prevent looking like a puppet-freak.
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I agree with everything you say. I have really enjoyed seeing last year's cast in new roles that highlight their talents. I only wish they could have found a place for poor Adelaide.
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She may be back if not this season then the next. The season is not yet over so who knows what will happen. With this show, as long as it's shocking, surprising, disgusting, disturbing, gross etc. LITERALLY anything goes. No need to stuff this season with every actor who appeared previously. They are always welcome, but I'll wait until Murphy has an idea what to do with them before they show up again. Wouldn't want their appearance to be a waste of time and their talent. Adelaide's end was supposed to be tragic. She had a chance to live on as a ghost, and we all hoped she would, but it was too late. At least her death gave Jessica Lange some good opportunities to show off her acting skills some more. That's always good.
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Hey, Price! Loved this recap! And now I will answer your questions!

1) That depends, do I have to get abducted by aliens because I did the sex with Kit, or do I have to have sex with Kit in order to get abducted?

2) I want Judy to put the smack-down on Sister Demon the most. Don't get me wrong, the demon is one of my favorite characters, but lately she's been down right snooty.

3) I feel very indifferent about the fact Dylan McDermott looks like a hipster lumberjack.

4) KIT'S OFFSPRING!!!

Also, I have a theory, what if Pepper wasn't abducted, what if she WAS AN ALIEN! Think about it, when Kit was sent to Briarcliff, they decided to send someone under cover as a patient so they could keep an eye on him. Who would suspect anyone as fine and as charming as Pepper? Plus remember when she went to go to the bathroom in Nor'easter? (PEPPER PEE!) Sister Jude didn't run into the alien until AFTER that happened. So when she went to the bathroom, she turned into a slimy alien and went looking for the spider chip from Kit's neck. And I think that the aliens "scooped all of Grace's lady parts out" because Kit knocked her up. And they wanted the fetus for themselves. And they only took Grace's corpse so ANOTHER alien would be able to look like her! Because the Grace we saw in the last episode was just way to mellow about all that. Not to mention the angel of death already took Grace's spirit away. But ya, whatever.

Can't wait till the next recap!


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Good point about the death angel taking Grace's spirit already. Really complicates the plot of exactly what the aliens wanted with dead-Grace and what's in her tummy if not Kit's (extremely fast-growing) baby.
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I am whole heartedly hoping that you are right that Pepper is an alien.
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Great theory... It makes senses, plus, it makes the Aliens storyline much more appealing...
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I love your recaps!

So another evil child... That's how the last season ended! LOL and the only person alive was Jessica Lange at the end. Price I didn't guess Violet was a ghost (dumb me!) but I fell off my bed when I saw it.
Alma is in that belly! There I said it, I would have written this twisted way lol.
Dylan McDermott looks good amazing whatever it does... I just loved his doctor face when she realized she was going to die with such a bad hair day!
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Maybe Grace's baby would grow up to take down Bloody Face Jr.

Scariest Santa award goes to Ian McShane.
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Oh man you never fail to entertain. I love your recaps so much. (wants to photorecap teen supernatural soaps) and the smiling little light bulb..ROFLOL...I about pissed on myself...you are so great!!!!! Reading your stuff just makes my day...and YAY!!!!! Pepper is back.
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Alright PEPPER!!!!! :D ... R.I.P "Dominique", you will surely be missed! (can't they revive it? Nothing stays dead for long in this show anyway :p) Awesome episode by the way, can't wait for January!
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Every time I see Brooke Smith I just think of that awful, awful Erica Hahn. Sorry. Can't.
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I wonder how he was supposed to get the father on the cross like that and attache him to it and everything by himself. When crucifixions were done way back when the cross would be on the ground when they hammered them in, so how did one man hold him up and hammer him in all by himself?
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Maybe Sister Demon helped him with her demonic super powers
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I suppose that's a possibility, I just hope they address it and don't just expect us to suspend disbelief.
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Apparently he has Psycho-Santa powers.
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Very good! Maybe the evil reindeer flew him up there and helped him.
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Im not watching episodes anymore.....(will watch later) but ...I just love reading price's recaps!!! :D
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- Absolutely not, no man is worth getting abducted by aliens for
- I want Sister Jude to exorcise the demon out of Mary Eunice! That would be the epitome of coolness
- I don't mind Dylan McDermott in any episode whatever the way he looks
- Alien antichrist baby?
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That's a cool theory, imagine that they end the whole show with another antichrist baby lol
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Oh and... kudos to the maniac for crucifying the monsignor! Too bad he'll live though, I hope we enjoy seeing him killed in a more bloody and painful way in the future. I hate that guy
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Kudos to casting manager. They got Brooke Smith, the woman abducted in Silence of the Lambs by a women-killer that skinned his victims and wore the skin and cast her as the victim of the son of a a women-killer that skinned his victims and wore the skin
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This was an odd episode. But Demon Eunice is the greatest. I love her evil arse.

As for some of the weirder/lamer things.

If Jude had that apparatus on her head it would have been screwed into her skull and there would have been marks. And it doesn't come off in an hour.

The monsignor, it has been proven, time and again. That stakes to the hands would rip out. It can't bear the wait. Also how exactly is that supposed to kill him enough to make the angel of death appear. He wasn't even bleeding that much.

Kit. Wasn't this a plot for a mini series on SiFi when it made good movies about a family linked to aliens where aliens would protect them when the members of that family were in danger. Great series by the way. I think it was called Taken. Not to be confused with the liam niessen movie where he kills a bunch of people.

Pepper is either an alien or they fixed her.

Questions.
Um no.

More her versus eunice. Because the devil always wins and Jude is still a horrible person that deserves every bit of it.

No.

Genetically engineered hybrid alien baby.
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I think the death angel comes to people who WANT to die, and are ready. The monsignor didn't have to be mortally wounded, merely so sick of it all that he's just wants it all over with. Granted, not nearly as much has happened to him as the other characters, but then again, he strikes me as the fragile type. I don't think he could put up with as much as the other characters. He probably figures his pope dreams went out the window when it gets out a guy who he was baptizing crucified him, so now he thinks life isn't worth living.
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I've noticed every time someone wakes up unexpectedly at Briarcliff, he has that thing attached to his head. I think it's for shock value.
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Probably.
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In crucifixion you don't die from bleeding but from asfixiation. After a while your limbs can't wold your body weight and you fell causing the rib cage to press your lungs and you die because you cannot breathe.
It is a very painful and most importantly slow death so when they wanted to spare someone the broke his limbs in order to cause the asfixiation come faster (in some movies, especially about Christ, they show soldiers breaking his arms and legs. Actually that would be an act of mercy)


ps. Taken was a great mini-series. Wasn't Dakota Fanning in that show?
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Christ's legs weren't broken because He was already dead. But you're right about it's being a torturous form of asfixiation. I know Dakota Fanning was in a mini series taken, not sure about the show.
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its, not it's. I'm such a spaz sometimes.
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Proper crucifixion yes. When it is below the wrist where the carpal bones and the tendons and ligaments connection to your ulna radial bone can bear the weight. Sticking them in the palm the weight of a person's upper body would rip through the skin.
I know if it just a nit picky point that bothers me.

I believe Dakota Fanning was in that series. It was a great series. I really wish SyFy would go back to that rather than the cheesy B movies. I like B movies, but Taken was fantastic. I wonder if it is on netlflix.
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Not so sure about the skin not carrying the weight.
Some Native Americans had this ritual where they where hanged from two hooks pierced through skin and some flesh just above the nipples. Not a myth and it seemed to work surprisingly often. But then again they wanted it to last...
Hmm, as a good crucifier I would tie AND nail.
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Sometimes they just tied the hands and feet to the cross, they didn't nailed them at all since it wasn't needed (as we agreed, the death came from asfixiation). The nails probably are for the wow factor in movies, lol
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That is true. However, Jesus was nailed to the cross according to the Bible.
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I'd forgotten about Taken! Yes, it was pretty darn good and yes, it was Dakota Fanning.
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IDK if it's true, but I heard once that in this position, the bones from the cage rib make holes on the lungs because of the weight and such, so you die of asfixiation...
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After a previous, disappointing episode "The Coat Hanger" was like an apology. AHS:A I forgive you.

Here are my thoughts:

1. It was great to see Monsignor as Jesus wanna be. Spoiler: Shame it won't last. He so deserves to die.

2. Grace is alive! I'm so happy! I guess she joined that alien pregnancy pact after all.

3. Poor Lana - her life is one big torment and disappointment since she entered the Asylum. She was abused, tortured, raped and now she failed to abort Sylar's spawn. Come on people! Give Sarah Paulson the Emmy award already!

4. Hello, Brooke Smith. Nice to see you again. I liked your character in Grey's Anatomy. However, I'm glad they fired you, cause you were replaced, by amazing Jessica Capshaw.

5. I'm a bit disappointed. I though Sylar and Lana will have a daughter. Well, at least their son is played by Dylan McDermott. I loved him in the first season of AHS.

6. Job opportunity - Sister Demon can now leave Asylum and start to work as an ultrasound scanner.

7. (Ex-)Sister Jude murdered Dominique. That was horrible. I loved that song!

Questions:

1. Totally! Aliens are the best!

2. Sister Demon obviously.

3. Yes, I did.

4. An alien-human hybrid (it has green acid in veins). I think Dana Scally could teach Grace a lot about alien pregnancy. I miss X-files so much!

Great episode, great recap - shame we have to wait till January for the next one :(
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Too bad Jude didn't murder Dominique in the murder house from season 1. Then the ghost of that record could play "Dominique-iNIQUE-inque...." forever.
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I agree. I miss both murder house and Connie "Satan's Mom" Britton this season.
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PEPPER FTW! She's smart now....
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And just to nitpick here, but what woman has a self-abortion attempt with a coat hanger and is not bleeding the next day still?
I'm referring to Lana's clean panties here as she showed them.
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I'm no expert on coat-hanger abortions, but I would guess the lack of continued blood was a sign that the abortion didn't work.
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I'll say it again -I think Kit is an alien and he just doesn't remember it...

Also, I think the aliens are experimenting with a human/alien hybrid and that's why they take all women who have sexy time with Kit.
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Is it weird the moment I opened the recap, I heard the damn French music in my head. Dylan Mcdermott looks like my dog Scruffy. In other words, he needs a damn haircut. God I love this show.
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Price... how do you not mention the complete change in voice from Pepper? That tells me she's either not the same as before, or was pretending before. Alien liaison = pepper? Anyone?
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He did mention it, he even put a parenthetical exclamation point by it. But so you don't have to scroll, here-- "And they turned her into a well-spoken (!) midwife to pregnant undead axe murderers with French accents."
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yiiihieeee Pepper! told u she's the master-brain behind it all :P
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I'm just gonns put this out there: Grace's stomach is filled with baby Dylan McDermott. Why? I don't know, just to add more twists?
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Except hairy Dylan said he researched his parents and his father is Thredson
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This is a pretty nifty idea :D And we might all be shocked when Lana actually gave birth to a baby girl
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No guarantee that means he took a DNA test, he could just have gotten the information that he got put up for adoption by someone in the asylum, and guessed his way from there.
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He only said his dad was Bloody Face. He might still think Kit is Bloody Face if Thredson was never outed.
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I want Monsignor to redeem himself, mostly because I think his villain status comes more from lacking a spine in conjunction with being gullible when people offer him praise. Point in case, he killed Shelly because he was equally afraid of Dr. Arden and losing his place as a respected head of Brairclif, but he was all torn up about it for a little while until he was reminded how much he had left himself open to blackmail.
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I agree. He has AOS, absence of spine.
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Before I get to questions...did anyone else have this thought..this angel of death is the most inept angel of death ever. Seriously, nameless black dude is the only guy who is still dead! Anyway...

1. Well, maybe if that whole zen think that Alma and it appears Grace has going on and they aren't mindless stepford wives...sure..

2. Sister Eunice... I think Dr. Arden (yes, I know he is a Nazi and horrible) but might actually be on a road of redemption of sorts himself so that won't be fun. I have a feeling she might be more useful in Lana's fight with Thredson (one of my irritations is that maybe Kit is dead and you got rid of someone who might be useful to the ladies both in probably being able to take on Thredson physically but who also might stop them from doing anything that crosses the line to evil themselves).

3. It was a little, how do poor white trash people dress, I know lets do that!

4. Well, I theorize it is technically Kit's baby. Now, I am not sure if Kit is a human being, he may be either an alien or an angel (this is a theory I am having boil in my brain but that isn't really clear yet). Or perhaps Grace wasn't quite dead yet (I don't actually know Arden's qualifications as a doctor) and perhaps Alma was being protected because of the babies she carried, but the aliens or whatever, wanted these children to be born on earth so Grace is actually carrying Kit and Alma's babies (I heard somewhere they were casting biracial twins).
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The guy in the car also died, and it's probably not her fault the aliens brought Grace back to life.
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Totally forgot about the guy in the car...so that is pretty much a 50/50 success rate at this point?
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Ugh, I accidentally flagged your comment. Defs did not mean to do that. Is anyone listening? Deflag, please!
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It happens...my computer sometimes seems to be finished loading and then like hiccups and everything has been moved to another place on the screen.
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I don't remember there being a coat-hanger abortion episode of 7th heaven.
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I'm pretty sure that was a joke.
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