American Horror Story: Asylum "Tricks and Treats" Review: The Demon and the Tramp (PHOTO RECAP)

American Horror Story S02E02: "Tricks and Treats"

OH. So this is just how it's going to be with this show, isn't it, Ryan Murphy? The first episode of each season of American Horror Story will be a messy, barely coherent dare to the audience to get out while we can, and then Episode 2 hooks us permanently. Because I AM HOOKED NOW. Any reservations I had over last week's season premiere were assuaged and then some with "Tricks or Treats." In fact, I feel just plum foolish for having had doubts in the first place. To be fair, I was judging this show based on the idea that it's divided into episodes when in fact it's really just one big episode and the first 42 minutes or so were merely a "coming attractions" montage. I see this now. By throwing tons of elements and characters at us in the premiere, everything that followed now seems focused, compelling, and thoughtful by comparison. It turns out that instant immersion was necessary in order to be this engaged so soon. No seriously, I'm impressed, but more than that, I'm excited. I needed this!

Yeah, "Tricks or Treats" was pretty great in my book. (My book is mostly just doodles and Mr. Pibb stains, but still.) Here are the things that happened in it!

As though to verify my suspicion that "Episode" 1 was merely a prelude, this one picked up seconds after last week's, with Channing Tatum's wife running away from the dude who looked like he'd tried to force his head into a keyhole.

After trying to save her one-armed husband for a second, she ended up locking herself behind that same barricaded door through which her husband had lost his arm in the first place, and then she proceeded to stand there and witness her husband's repeated stabbing!

Things were off to a great start for these two. Just another perfect honeymoon destination.

Meanwhile in 1964, a secret cabal of lesbians had gathered to cheer up the one who had sold out her own girlfriend. That's when someone began knocking on the door in a sinister manner. Who could it be??

TRICK OR TREAT? Honestly, trick-or-treating is sketchy enough, but doing it the day before Halloween is just plain weird. Scram you kids!

Anyway, after Lana's "roommate" declared that she intended to figure out a way to spring Lana from the nuthouse, she comforted herself by getting real high and taking a shower. But she made the mistake of playing an ironically cheerful oldie on the record player, which is basically a written invitation for a boogeyman slasher to drop by.

Bye, Lana's roommate! But in addition to being very scary, this moment was also significant for a few reasons: (1) This means Kit is likely not Bloody Face. I mean, I'm not a detective, this is true, but I still think that Kit probably is not Bloody Face. Also (2) there may be a connection between Bloody Face and the asylum. I realize they are on the same show and most plotlines on shows are connected somehow, but hear me out. Was Bloody Face somehow protecting the reputation of the asylum? Obviously he (or she!) is a nightmarish murderer, but we now officially have a mystery on our hands!

The next morning all the patients had an impromptu room inspection. For her part, Pepper realized the error of her ways in hoarding loaves of bread under her pillow. They attract

LOL Pepper, girl you crazy.

When Sister Jude discovered Lana had been writing notes about her experience on scraps of paper, Lana got all boastful about how she intended to blow the lid off this story, notes or not!

This scene was really disturbing, I'm not going to lie. Everyone watching this was like, "No me gusta." The scariest part was how easy it was for Sister Jude to decide to permanently damage someone's brain—all she had to do was exchange a few hateful barbs with Dr. Arden and suddenly they were teaming up to zap Lana all kinds. But for a split second it looked like Sister Jude was kind of ashamed of herself. She was knowingly administering this treatment to someone who didn't need it, all to protect the asylum from muckrakers so that the monsignor's career could take off and she could become Mrs. Pope alongside him. Sister Jude horny for popery!

Oh here's a new character! Zachary Quinto as Dr. Thredson, court-appointed psychiatrist. Rather than just being another mid-'60s bigot and nutjob, he was actually super mellow and empathetic. So obviously he and Sister Jude were immediate enemies. He was only there to evaluate Kit and to determine whether Kit should be locked away in an asylum or put on trial and potentially executed.

I'm not sure how that worked. Shouldn't Kit get a trial anyway? I don't understand the legal system, especially not the legal system of 1964. They still used guillotines back then, right? And trials involved holding a white hot coal in the palm of your hand during the equinox? I don't know. But the thing to know about this exchange was that the alleged body of Kit's wife had been found headless and skinless, so Kit still firmly believed his wife was up in a spaceship. Which sounds crazy, sure, but not as crazy as the fact that in 1964 they had no way of knowing the identity of a dead body.

Anyway, this episode should've been titled "James Cromwell's Character Is a Mega Creep" because he was a mega creep the whole time and in so many different ways! Last week he just seemed like a crabby mad scientist, but this week he was a straight-up MONSTER. After the casual, explanation-free usage of electroshock therapy on a healthy woman, he then flirted with Sister Eunice big time by FORCING her to eat a caramel apple he'd brought for her in a decorative tin!

I can't be the only one who expected a razor blade in that apple, right? Like Lana said later, I've come to expect the worst.

Anyway, after Dr. Thredson hassled Sister Jude about how terrible her asylum was, he forcibly intervened in one of her newest cases: two parents concerned that their teenage son was behaving strangely.

In a flashback we learned that he'd been caught red-handed (because blood) eating the heart of the family's prized heifer. This was clearly demonic possession behavior in my opinion. First of all, the whole cow-heart-eating thing, but also the contact lenses. Plus the kid was played by Young Dexter, so that didn't help his case either. By the way, don't you love how bad demons are at passing for humans? You'd think they wouldn't want to be noticed so easily, but demons just can't help themselves! Instead of behaving rationally for a few decades and then, I don't know, running for president so they can start pressing all the red buttons, they just immediately start spider-walking and eating livestock and talking all kinds of sh*t on everybody. Cool it, demons!

The best part was after the parents described what was obviously 100 percent a demonic possession situation, Sister Jude immediately started gloating over Dr. Thredson's initial skepticism. Take that, you empathetic rational thinker!

So anyway, yeah. They took a look at the kid and he was still all possessed and whatnot.

Meanwhile Lana was still recovering from her electroshock therapy (her head continued to painfully buzz with electricity afterward, a feeling I can relate to anytime I watch a Twilight film), but she had the wherewithal to strike up an escape alliance with Grace while they were enjoying some bare butt action in the bathtub room.

Grace REALLY wanted to bring Kit with them, but Lana put her foot down. In her opinion, it was completely plausible that a majority of the asylum's inmates were wrongfully committed, but Kit was DEFINITELY a murderer and needed to stay put. (Nobody had yet found out that Bloody Face was still out there.)

I think right now my favorite character is Shelley, not only because Chloe Sevigny is a national treasure, and not only because she brags about stealing cucumbers for inappropriate reasons, but in this episode Shelley gave a pretty terrific speech. First she came onto Dr. Arden in order to get a few minutes of sunlight, but when he called her a whoo-er and turned his back on her, she gave this surprisingly articulate monologue about how she'd been locked up because her openly philandering husband caught her in bed with two Navy guys, plus society, and hypocrisy, and women's rights, etc. It was equal parts over-the-top and compelling! I love Shelley, you guys, but I'm concerned that she won't be sticking around too long since Sevigny is only listed as a "guest star." Who knows!

Oh, okay! So, the priest arrives for an exorcism and he's in A WHEELCHAIR. The SECOND I saw that, I was like, "Oh he is only in a wheelchair so that he can fly out of it and/or roll down the stairs." Only half of my wish came true:

Hahahaha. Oh man almighty. Stay away from demons, wheelchair priests!

I don't know about you, but I liked this hooker so much. She was already sympathetic for having Dr. Arden for a john, but then he kept hassling her about fine wine and Chopin and not talking about men's junk too much.

Quiet, you big creep! Team Hooker Lady.

Back at the exorcism, the demon had moved into the "personal trash talk" phase of the ordeal, sending everyone running from the room by dealing out white hot TRUTH. This continued when Sister Jude attempted to take over, and BOY did we get an earful about her!

That's right, before she was Sister Jude, she was Judy, a common floozy! And just an all-around good time, basically.

I loved that they didn't use the 'young face' CGI on Jessica Lange like they did in Season 1. That face shows up in my nightmares to this day. But also, was the implication that Sister Jude had only become a nun like six weeks prior? Anyway, this was probably the reason:

That's right, Judy had hit rock bottom after murdering a little girl with her Edsel, and it was the kind of guilt that could only be erased by turning into the world's meanest nun. That explains everything!

The coolest thing that happened during the exorcism was that all the power went out in the building. Even though it was 1964, all the cell doors were apparently locked via electricity? I don't know. But they all suddenly opened in a downright haunting shot of patients slowly exiting their cells into the asylum's red-lit hallways. The image legit gave me chills.

That's when Lana and Grace decided it was their chance to bolt for the underground tunnel. Unfortunately Kit wanted to come with and Lana was NOT about to let a supposed murderer loose into the world.

Yeah, Lana opted NOT to escape and instead just ratted out Grace and Kit for trying to. Harsh! But also, understandable? This conflict was a seriously clever bit of writing and internally consistent for each character. Lana might want to escape, but she legitimately felt that Kit was a serial killer and prioritized society's safety over her own. Sympathetic! But also misguided! (This episode gave us reason to believe that he was not Bloody Face.) So yeah, credit where credit's due: Good writing. Grace was not as happy about it though.

This was going to make naked bathtub hour a lot more awkward in the future.

So at this point the possessed boy sneezed out a demon and then died. Fortunately there was someone in the room who immediately caught the bug.

Sister Eunice! It was strange that nobody in the room immediately suspected that the demon had leapt out of the boy and into Sister Eunice. That's like demonic possession 101, guys. Ugh, you can't even get f*cked-up sh*t right!

Speaking of effed-up S., Dr. Arden forced his hooker friend to dress up like Sister Eunice, which, um. Yuck? Anyway, while she was taking off her makeup, she found his keepsake box filled with some VERY sexy photos:

It should go without saying that he immediately busted into the room and basically tried to rape her. Fortunately, she did what any crafty hooker would do:

Good job, girl! So if we hadn't already suspected that Dr. Arden was Bloody Face, those bondage and mutilation photos might've confirmed it? But also, the next morning he told Sister Eunice that the human body is basically just cogs and sprockets with a detachment that screamed "I'm a serial killer."

For her part, Sister Eunice was looking GOOD. And yeah, totally demon possessed. At one point she whipped her sheets away and a nearby crucifix trembled. Overall though, BETTER JOB, demon. Just try not to go eating cow hearts and growling in Latin.

As a reward for having ratted out her fellow cell mates, Lana was given a "treat" by Sister Jude. The treat was that she got to pick out a cane and then witness the caning of Kit and Grace.

Because Kit is a good guy, he claimed that Grace hadn't done anything and that he'd take her lashes too. Poor Kit!

Even Lana was like, "Ugh, Mondays." Not a good time for her or anybody.

"Tricks and Treats" was just better all around for me. The characters made more sense, were more compelling, and the stories gelled in a really great way. Let's talk theories: So, to me it seems TOO obvious that Dr. Arden is Bloody Face. That's why I think it's probably not him. I think it's the Monsignor and Dr. Arden is just his callous assistant (remember, the Monsignor is the one who lured Dr. Arden out of retirement to work at Briarcliff). In my opinion the Monsignor murders women and takes their bodyparts and Dr. Arden assembles them together to create his creatures. Also, Bloody Face doesn't choose victims at random; he murders people to benefit the asylum. Lana's girlfriend, to keep her quiet. Framing Kit in order to throw people off his scent. (Admittedly this theory doesn't work since Bloody Face is still active, but oh well.) So yeah, much like S1's mystery as to the identity of Rubber Man, it looks like the identity of Bloody Face (and WHY he's still operating in present day) will be the tantalizing puzzle we'll get to piece together this season. LOVE IT.

OK BYE SEE YOU.


QUESTIONS:

... Who is Bloody Face?

... What is Dr. Arden's deal?

... Are you mad at Lana?

... Should demons do a better job of playing it cool?

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"The first episode of each season of American Horror Story will be a messy, barely coherent dare to the audience to get out while we can, and then Episode 2 hooks us permanently."

It took until the 4th episode last season for me to buy in. This season, only two. This was very well done.

"Even though it was 1964, all the cell doors were apparently locked via electricity? I don't know."

Shhh...don't ask silly questions

"Lana opted NOT to escape and instead just ratted out Grace and Kit for trying to. Harsh! But also, understandable? This conflict was a seriously clever bit of writing and internally consistent for each character. Lana might want to escape, but she legitimately felt that Kit was a serial killer and prioritized society's safety over her own. Sympathetic! But also misguided!"

Not sure I've both admired and hated a character so much at the same time. Giving up her freedom from a wrongful incarceration if it meant freeing a serial killer, even through he isn't. That's conviction right there.

"For her part, Sister Eunice was looking GOOD. And yeah, totally demon possessed."

I already LOVE Evil Sister Eunice ❤❤❤
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I thought the resent day BF was a ghost?
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Was ready to check out until this episode. That demon (devil?) was the same one as the one in the Exorcist. So. Well. Done.
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of course you loved the hooker, that's Jenny Wade (The Good Guys) and she's awesome, and smoking hot.

but she probably won't last long and I'll be surprised if we see her in the next episode.



btw: F-U Fox for cancelling The Good Guys!
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Demons. Whether it be this show or Supernatural they're about as subtle as a brick through a window....
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If the bloody face is an alive person, I don't think it could be Dr. Arden. He was old already at '64... maybe the monsignor makes more sense, even so, he would be kinda old too...
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The first episode didn't do much for me, but boy did the second episode. Such an improvement. It's quite amazing to see the 180 it pulled last week. This episode is actually probably one of my favorite episodes of the year. It all just worked insanely well. I was spellbound. What more can I say? Completely agreed with Price.
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I may be looking into this too much, but nobody got the forbidden fruit reference of the apple?
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look two comments down
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haha that frankenstein mask on the kid, was used in the season one halloween episode
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Loved the foreshadowing of the possession of Sister Eunice when she was tempted by Dr. Arden to take a bite from the caramel apple. At first I thought she would go the way of Snowwhite. But no original sin it was and the demon entered.
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Demons for presidents!!! I love you, Price...
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I think Bloody Face is someone Dr.Arden created. Maybe he did some bad treatment to a very crazy patience an it happened to end like that.
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I'd like to make shallow superficial comment here. Just loved Grace's nude scene. Is it me or is that the longest and most closeup bare butt shot on this show, or anywhere else on extended cable? Very sexy, not one but two shots of Grace's beautiful ass, one a rather lingering shot from Lana's POV to remind us that Lana likes girls.
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idk, but I think I've seen enough rear ends.
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your review is spot on! This episode was so much better than the first one. i think that the monsignor and Dr are both Bloody Face. I can not wait till the possessed nun starts wreaking havoc. Also after decades of psychological and mental abuse, I think Kit will eventually become the BF of present day because ther is no way that the doc and monsignor r still goin strong in 2012. I still cant get into the alien story, its just so lame...
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IDK, they say Kit's 24 in '64, so he would be 72 now... don't think he's the current BF, just sayin' all that stabbing is hard work, ya know.
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I LOVE YOU PRICE!!!I just had to get that off my chest!

LOVED the episode!This season so far has been creepier and scarier than the entire first season.I ADORE Lange,Rabe,Sevigny,Cromwell,Peters and pretty much the rest of the cast!I have high hopes for the rest of the season.

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Just caught last weeks episode and this weeks last night, so I'm a little late to this seasons party. The first episode had me asking who spiked my drink; it was crazy overloaded with information about characters, history, and plot lines. I almost wondered if I wanted to watch ep 2, but I'm glad I did. It's nice that we aren't starting over slowly getting to know the characters and we can move forward with a really good plot.
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Does anyone else think the people in the asylum are crazy because Sister Jude plays that stupid Dominique song nonstop? Maybe that's what drove the Bloody Face killer over the edge.
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I enjoyed watching the first season, but I could barely get through (actually I fell asleep through it) the second episode of season two.
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I remember reading something saying that there was nothing supernatural about the asylum. That it was all about the horrors of the mind, but I think that is only true for the 1964 time period.

Every ghost story has some type of messed up backstory behind it and I think thats what 1964 is.

My theory is that 1964 is the messed up backstory to the present day ghost story of Bloody Face and maybe others?
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I also think present day Bloody Face is not a real person, but a ghost, or demon, or something to that effect.
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Awesome episode, the writers and actors really make the characters real! I look forward to more episodes!

I think it might be the Monsignor

Dr. Arden is like Dr. Moreau

No

Yes they should, but I'm ok that they don't or else we'd be ruled by them...
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I like I like I like :) but well it could be more scary ;)



It surprised me that people are thinking about who "bloody face" is because I'm not there yet. Sigh.. I think I need to watch the episodes again
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1. Well, so I was discussing the fact of Kit not being Bloody Face because you know BF killed someone when Kit was clearly incarcerated and then the horrible thought popped into my head...there are always partners. And that, sadly because I almost want Kit just to be the total innocent victim to all of this as it would be nice to just have a total innocent in one of these iterations, seems to have more credence when you figure the BF that is in present day is not the same person as in 1964 (unless Wendy really needs to work on her cardio because she can't outrun a 72 year old, which is how old Kit would be and it seems all the other characters are at least Kit's age or older). So, I am totally not sure. I would be all for the Monsignor for 1964 BF and heck, maybe he impregnates Sister Jude or one of the other patients and you get present day BF. I am not thinking ghosts (and in fact, I kind of kept waiting for the demon storyline to be treated like the horrible way exorcisms go in real life and it turns out the patient was suffering from a real mental illness), I think this is just a show about the horrible things people to do each other.



2. I think he is who we want to be BF so back because he is just nasty, but I think he might otherwise be evil. I heard a theory that might have some validity, that he was a Nazi of the Dr. Mengle variety and the things in the woods are just the outcome of his experiments.



3. I am conflicted about Lana...I totally get and understand what she did, but I think I might have pressed Grace a little bit more about why she things Kit is innocent and then, heck, the reason she came here in the first place, talk to Kit and then, hello, you are a journalist, try and drop your prejudices and preconceptions and figure it out. I mean, you might have gotten to a point where you then go to Grace...listen, I agree, he couldn't have killed anyone, but he really, really, really believes aliens took him and his wife, he might actually need help that escaping wouldn't get him (yes, this place is not good for him either, but hell, try and talk to the new doctor)



4. Ha ha.
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I love AHS. I love Jessica Lange. I love Lily Rabe.

... I also think that Dr Arden is too obvious, and there has to be a connection between Bloody Face and the asylum, but he's not the "Creature", right? Wonder how this "Creature" looks like.

... To create something evil,powerful and eternal - probably inspired by the twisted ideas of the oh-so-good-monsignore

... YES. She will rue her decision. Oh she will.(crazy giggling)

... EXACTLY thought the same, they should to do the most logical and effective thing, but then - they're demons and maybe because of the inner strength of the host's they just can't but to behave like being 13. That might be the explanation why the demon now plays it cool 'cause it doesn't have to fight constantly for Eunice is so weak.
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Same here. Last episode was a mess, this one was really really good.
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Loved this episode! But I loved the 1st one as well. And I like 2nd season more than the 1st. I love the 60-s, the asylum - that's really scary! Ghosts from s1 - not so much.

Real people are much scarier than supernatural creatures, because they walk among us and one day they can do all those awful things.
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Still not good as seson one but..hey..what is.. This episode was definitely better but I cant forget about that stupid awkward UFO thing..if these possessions turn out to be some UFO spiders..Im done with this show.
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I still think the UFO thing is a rationalization in Kit's mind to something horrible that happened to his wife that I bet he witnessed (like those three thugs from the very first 1964 scene who were hassling Kit maybe drove up with a truck to flood the house with lights, one guy came in and held Kit down and they brutalized Alma in front of him but maybe they were also wearing Roswell type masks, so his mind put that all together)



I kept waiting for the demon storyline to fall apart.
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and one more thing

-Price Peterson for President
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As soon as the show ended I thought twin peaks!!!!! (not ever having witnessed a possession the divill regularly likes to jump from body to body)

But this does not help with the whole bloody face storyline....unless of course there are 2 killers



I believe Kit is innocent.....the producers/writers owe it to Evan Peters after the 1st series

I therefore think its any of the below:

Dr Thredson

Dr Arden (bit too obvi)

the monsignour (but he seems a wimp-maybe to much of a wimp hrmm red herring methinks)

or could be a woman , but which one ?

The tunnel proves that any of the inmates could have gotten out and killed Lana's girlfriend.

Killer Bob (from twin peaks) lol

I liked the first series because the clues were there.

I am hoping that its the same for this series and like last time the big reveal appears to be fairly early on if you are atuned

But none of this makes sense when you know bloody face is alive and well in the present also

tis an enigma indeed

But heres to the ride in finding out





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meh... really disliked that episode. pretty boring. way over the top and no suspense whatsoever. come on, AHS... aliens and demons, really? I feel that this is "horror" for people who thought that The Ring was a really really scary movie.
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Anyone else think, just for a second, that the girl that was run over was the same actress that played Lange's daughter in season 1?

Or am i just being weird?
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That's exactly what I thought, but this was prior to the time of Constance's hit and run
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After seeing Dr Creepy Cromwell's photos, my theory that alien-chip was Bloody Face skittering from body to body is wrong.
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My theory; the bloody-face attack in the present day was a set-up by Adam Levine to get his wife hot and heavy. It'll turn out the arm getting ripped out was fake as were the stab wounds. Then, when Adam Levine says "tah-dah" in like episode 5 or something and they're both laughing about it, then some real monster will jump out and kill them both.
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THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!
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This was good, but I don't get why several people are saying that it was much better than last week. I think they were about the same. That episode had everything but boobs, and there were no boobs in this one either.
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This is one of the best reviews I've ever read of anything ever.
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1. I doubt Bloody Face is Dr. Adren. I mean, why go into the community when you can get your sadism kick for free at the asylum with little risk?



2. Nut job sadist.



3. I screamed at the tv. But I get why she did it too. I'm still feeling overall sympathetic and the guilt trip should be epic.



4. I'm pretty sure that Romney may be a demon, but yeah, most need a chill pill.
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I saw so many posteriors in this episode I fully expected to see Price re-use the Warning Screen picture from last episode that said Butts on it. LOL
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Also, "mossy bank". Words that will haunt me.
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this episode was so much better than the premiere
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I don't think that Lana really believes that Kit is Bloody Face, at all. I think that if she really believed it, she would be a lot more terrified around him than she is. I mean, like you said, she doesn't seem to have a problem believing that everyone else is innocent. Even Grace supposedly killed her whole family, but Lana's seems cool with it. It seems like she's kind of into Grace, which is pretty evident when she's staring at her ass longingly in the hotbath room, and since she's obviously over her "roommate" (do we even know her name?) for committing her and all, she probably just wants a companion with her when she escapes. I think her real problem with Kit is that she's all jelly that he and Grace are besties and doesn't want him moving in on her new woman. I don't know if this really had that much to do with her concern over society's safety. She pretty much seems like a woman who's only concerned with number one.
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"sneezed up a demon" lol
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I'll be honest, I disliked the opener in almost every way, but I loved this episode in almost every way. This episode was leaps and bounds better than the last one, I hope it can stay this good and maintain this level of excitement the whole season.
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I'm so glad you're doing photo recaps for this, too. I looooove your TVD photo recaps almost as much as the show itself.



The comment about the French inmate's eyes made me think about the close-ups on Bloody Face... these are the same eyes, non? A bit of a stretch (presumably she can't get out of the asylum) but they do look similar.
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uh no.
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Still not watching it. But I am reading the review because Price does a good review. If Aliens and the Demons start to battle each other, then I might actually have to watch this. Because that would actually be original.
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I knew you wouldn't resist commenting despite not watching. You should comment every week based on Price's photo recap. I know it will be the usual "this is so stupid" or "this is ripping off [insert movie]" or "this is stupid" or "this has every cliche in the book" or "this should be on NBC," type comments, but still. It wouldn't be a tv.com recap without the angry commentary of Mate at the bottom.
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And here I thought the hope of aliens vs demons was supportive. It is bold to throw so much into a season of a show whose preceding season left so many unanswered questions and a vast amount of gaping plot holes that you could have driven a Mack truck through.



And hey, I like and support many shows reviewed on tv.com. Person of interest, suburgatory, justified, many of to USA shows, Castle, Happy Endings etc. It is just that my negative reviews are more memorable. The only shows I really hate are, in order: New Girl, AHS, and Covert Affairs.



But for you Nick, I will continue. I do really like Price's reviews. Sometimes I read his TVD reviews and I have never even seen that show.
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Don't forget The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy as shows you support on here. Price definitely has the most entertaining reviews on this site, but I think most of the writers on this site are awesome (except Louis Peitzman, I can't stand him. Seth Abramovitch sucked too.) By the way, I am supportive of the aliens vs. demons idea, and I would not put it past Ryan Murphy to do that. Definitely keep commenting, as I think it's interesting hearing from somebody who basically watches an episode through pictures. Just curious, have you ever watched Dexter?
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I don't really care much for SoA this season either, but TWD is great this year. As for Dexter if you get around to it, watch the first four seasons all the way. Then just watch the first episode of season 5 and the last episode of season 6. You won't miss shit on season 5 & 6. Season 7 is off to a great start.
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Did you read my last SOA review? It is speedily heading to a show that, I can't say I dislike, but I am so unbelievably disappointed in right now that I might as well hate it. My comments on this season pretty much tell the story. IT all went down hill when Clay wasn't killed. Writing and story is sloppy and predictable, characters are becoming caricatures etc.

And TWD I have had a love hate relationship with. But this season thus far is fantastic.

Given how much is currently in this season. I too could see aliens vs demons. Maybe even throw the predator in there for good measure.

I haven't watched Dexter, I was living out of the country for most of the series' run. But it is in my netflix cue, I hear good things, aside from last season.
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You hate Covert Affairs? It's not that bad. They cleaned it up a bit, getting rid of the sister, for instance plus made it a touch more serious and darker. Never really cared for Christopher Gorham as blind though - too unbelievable. For what it is, it's not too bad a show. Guilty pleasure, I guess. USA's Common Law was bad.



AHS is awful. It's partly a horror movie clip show remade for TV just to see what they can get away with censor-wise. How do you even begin to care about any of the characters to get involved in what's happening and/or why? That's probably where they get the "horror" aspect from. You almost have to admire the courage of the actors to be involved with it though considering what's required for them to do and say.
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I can't take Annie's dumb luck anymore. She is a horrible spy and the writers keep getting her out of situations, generally with help. And she keeps almost betraying her country and the Agency for guys. I watched the first half of the season and I just can't do it anymore. She by now, should have been burned.



I agree with you about AHS. It is a horror movie clip show. Apparently last nights clip was from nearly every exorcism movie ever made. Except I think the whole spitting a demon into another person came from Repossessed which if I remember correctly was a spoof movie.
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Wasn't Frances Conroy a perpetual guest star last season? Maybe the same will be true for Chloe Sevigny.



Hilarious recap, Price! Loving this season so far.
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I believe she was...heck, other than the Harmon family and technically Constance's family, wasn't the whole rest of the cast guest stars? Like, I don't think Zachary Quinto was in the main cast last year, nor was Lily Rabe. And while I think you could argue the overall importance of Quinto's role last year, Conroy and Rabe were very important to the overarching storyline.
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How great is this, I can go straight from listening to Totally Tubular to the American Horror Story photo recap. This truly is the golden age of tv(.com)
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1) um... IDK who bloody face is. Prob the aliens

2) Dr. Arden is like a rapist so... yeah

3) Lana pulled a bitchy move man. But its so her character.

4) man, the demons need to seriously take a chill pill
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Damn I love this show. It's first episodes are bat**** insane, but even those get me riled up. I watch these with a friend who didn't watch the 1st season and it's been great to see his reactions to stuff.

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all i got's to say is this episode did well when it came to terrifying / fully unnerving me. it was constantine x 10. bloody face exists 50 years later so it's either a copycat or supernatural / scientific marvel. I would kinda be surprised if they reveal bloody face this go around, or at least early on. i could see everything but bloody face being resolved in the end.

from last weeks episode it already felt like the writers had matured towards something more coherent and exciting. I think the reveals last season early on and throughout took a lot of bang out of the storytelling. and i think potentially the writers may feel the same. looking forward to this season either way!
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The gif. at the start of the freaky-as-all-hell smiling statue was actually far creepier than anything in the episode. Figures.
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I like the creepiness of the statue. :)
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