American Horror Story

Season 2 Episode 4

I Am Anne Frank (1)

48
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 07, 2012 on FX
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8.7
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    American Horror Story: Asylum "I Am Anne Frank (Part 1)" Review: Making a Murderbaby (PHOTO RECAP)

    No stranger to audacity, this week's episode of American Horror Story: Asylum upped the crazy-ante by introducing a new character named Anne Frank. Yes, that Anne Frank.

  • Episode Summary

    While Kit learns the real reason that Grace is in Briarcliff, Arden must cope with a patient who claims to be Anne Frank... and can reveal his twisted past.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Pining for Lily Rabe

      10
      I loved the compassionate scene between Kit and Sis Jude! Needless to say, Jessica Lange is a born actor. The woman is brilliant.

      I wish Sister Mary had made more of an appearance in this episode. Lily Rabe is so great to watch.

      As for Evan Peters, I never liked him much but this episode has him growing on me now.
    • I Am Anne Frank (1)

      9.0
      I Am Anne Frank (1) was a superb and very entertaining episode of American Horror Story Asylum. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of action, character development, plot progression, horrors, and intrigues. I liked the story lines and how they played out. It was nice to see more background through flash backs for a few characters. There was some action and suspense near the end and I am left wanting to know what happens next! I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Kit is innocent, right?

      8.5
      So all this new info on Kit comes out and has him convinced that maybe he did kill all those girls. But if he did kill them then where did the chip in his neck come from? He has to be innocent, right?
    • Dr. Mengele Kevorkian

      9.5
      Somehow I think the shrink has something up his sleeve.. found his 'treatment' kind of unsettling. I wonder what he's up to with Lana (and really, couldn't they give her a scrunchy or something, puking like that will all her hair in her face).

      Anyway, I liked Anne Frank, she kicked ass. Wonder if she's going to put a bullet in Shelly's head. The thing with Kit is, you will think he's innocent and boom, they hit you in the face with some information that shocks us. That's why i like AHS anyway.

      About the doc, he's obviously based on dr. Mengele, from showing interest in twins and girls.moreless
    • A.H.S.A.

      9.0
      Great episode, alot of questions were answered, i dont think Kit killed all those women, but maybe i'm wrong. Grace murdered her entire family, not sure if i believe Dr: Oliver Thurston.

      Dr: Arden is a Nazi war criminal & Monsignor Howard knows all about it & possibly knows alot more than he's letting on & poor Shelley. Cant wait for Part 2.
    Zachary Quinto

    Zachary Quinto

    Dr. Oliver Thredson

    Joseph Fiennes

    Joseph Fiennes

    Monsignor Timothy Howard

    Sarah Paulson

    Sarah Paulson

    Lana Winters

    Evan Peters

    Evan Peters

    Kit Walker

    Lily Rabe

    Lily Rabe

    Sister Mary Eunice McKee

    Lizzie Brochere

    Lizzie Brochere

    Grace Bertrand

    Joe Egender

    Joe Egender

    Billy

    Guest Star

    Matthew John Armstrong

    Matthew John Armstrong

    Detective Byers

    Guest Star

    Joel McKinnon Miller

    Joel McKinnon Miller

    Detective Connors

    Guest Star

    Fredric Lehne

    Fredric Lehne

    Frank McCann

    Recurring Role

    Britne Oldford

    Britne Oldford

    Alma Walker

    Recurring Role

    Barbara Tarbuck

    Barbara Tarbuck

    Mother Superior Claudia

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Anne: (voiceover) 15th of November, 1964. Dear Kitty. This relentlessly cheerful tune never stops playing. The walls are closing in. We can hardly breathe. It's Amsterdam all over again. But there are eyes everywhere. These eyes of madness and disease. These people are resigned to die here. We were never resigned. We always held onto a shred of hope.

      • Sister Jude: So, Anne Frank, is it? What a relief it will be to millions of schoolchildren to know you survived.

      • Sister Jude: You didn't see anything because you weren't there.
        Anne: (showing her Auschwitz tattoo) I know where I came from, Sister. Can you say the same about your Dr. Arden?

      • Kit: Dr. Thredson, he... he said some things that are starting to make sense.
        Grace: Well, if you were crazy, they wouldn't make sense to you. Self-doubt is a sure sign of sanity.
        Kit: Wait, you're confusing me. If... you're saying that if I'm crazy, then I wouldn't believe Dr. Threadson, but if I'm sane, then my crazy stories would be true?
        Grace: I have no idea what you just said.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Lana: Something there is that doesn't love a wall.
        Referencing Robert Frost's poem "Mending Wall," written 1914, published in his second collection of poetry, North of Boston. The poem looks at two neighbors who constantly rebuild the wall dividing their lands each spring as it is worn down, and one of them questioning the reason why.

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