American Horror Story

Season 2 Episode 10

The Name Game

77
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 02, 2013 on FX
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8.9
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  • BAD MEDICINE

    American Horror Story: Asylum "The Name Game" Review: Dance the Pain Away (PHOTO RECAP)

    American Horror Story's first episode of 2013 was one of its best ever. For starters, there was a DANCE NUMBER.

  • Episode Summary

    While Arden concludes his experiments, Howard meets Mary Eunice's inner self and Kit has an unexpected reunion.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • BOOOO

      6.0
      Sister Mary Eunice cannot die! :(:(

      The show will suck monkey balls without her.

      She needs to come back SOMEHOW. Aliens resurrect her. The Devil brings her back.

      ANYTHING.

      It's only because the little song and dance number in the episode was so fantastic that I'm increasing my rating from 4.5 to 6.
    • Excellent Episode

      10
      What a completely surprising episode! Lange can sing:) I don't want to give spoilers (stop reading comments before watching the show~lol) but I can't believe the ending. I thought there was going to be some necrophilia (yuck) or demonic transfer but I was completely shocked at what happened.



      Season 2 has been awesome~much better then Season 1 (but I love both seasons). How can you beat angels, demons/satan, nazis, aliens, serial killers, and so much more all in this season....



      The hallucinated song and dance were spectacular and I am not even a glee fan~how wonderfully random



      Enjoy the showmoreless
    • The Name Game

      10
      The Name Game what's a perfect in very entertaining episode of American Horror Story. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character development and plot progression. it was fun to watch how the story unfolded and I like the drama intrigue and action. watching Jessica Lange in "The Name Game" scene was amazing and hilarious! I like how everything played out and I look forward to watching what happens in the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Don't do it again.

      4.0
      Why? It made absolutely no sense, completely took me out of the story. I wanted to watch AHS, not Glee!!! Don't do it again.
    • #210 'The Name Game'

      9.5
      Another great episode. The writers had a few excellent twists and turns in store for us for the first episode of 2013. It was only to be expected but we got even more than what we bargained for.



      Sister Mary Eunice (ehm, actually that Satan inside her) is spinning out of control and she does everything she can to make Jude's stay as a patient at Briarcliff as bad as possible. But that is apparently not enough for her. After raping (!!!) poor Monsignor Timothy who survived being assaulted and crucified by Mr. Emerson Killer Santa at the end of the last episode. He returned to the asylum to fight the Devil and free Mary Eunice's soul and he succeeded. She is finally dead (not gonna go into details, you need to watch this priceless and totally unexpected scene) and Dr. Arden decides to perform a cremation of her body. After abruptly ending his experiment (he shot all his creatures in the woods) and Mary Eunice's death he has nothing to loose and commits a suicide (another unexpected twist).



      Dr. Thredson surprisingly delivers Grace's baby (with Pepper's assistance) and shows it to shocked Kit. Meanwhile Lana saves a tape with his confession and threatens to use it if he ever hurts Kit or another patient at the facility (he was hired to work there full time). Jude tells Mother Superior that she's getting married to Monsignor, they're leaving to Rome together, he loves her cooking and killed Mary Eunice because she defiled him and tried to steal him away from her. I know, not the best things to say when you're a psychiatric patient. She also told her to help Lana Winters get out of the Briarcliff because she does not belong in there. But I think she was still weak and a little bit confused after those electroshocks they gave her even though she was telling the truth.



      Oh and did I mention that cute little 'Glee' moment with Jessica Lange singing 'The Name Game' and dancing with the rest of the patients? That was certainly not expected. [9.5/10]moreless
    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

    Mark Consuelos

    Mark Consuelos

    Spivey

    Guest Star

    Gloria Laino

    Gloria Laino

    The Mexican

    Guest Star

    Ezra Buzzington

    Ezra Buzzington

    Sedated Patient

    Guest Star

    Frances Conroy

    Frances Conroy

    The Dark Angel

    Recurring Role

    Barbara Tarbuck

    Barbara Tarbuck

    Mother Superior Claudia

    Recurring Role

    Naomi Grossman

    Naomi Grossman

    Pepper

    Recurring Role

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