American Horror Story

Season 2 Episode 1

Welcome To Briarcliff

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 2012 on FX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Shelley: Do you think I'm full of shame and regret for what I've done now, Sister? You could shave me bald as a cue ball and I'd still be the hottest tamale in this joint.

    • Sister Jude: Shelley was brought to us having been given the preposterous diagnosis by a psychiatrist comparing her to a wood nymph.
      Lana: You mean a nymphomaniac?

    • Sister Jude: Mental illness is the fashionable explanation for sin.

    • Sister Jude: This is not a meat locker. Here, you will repent for your crimes to the only judge that matters: the Almighty God.
      Kit: There is no God. Not a God who would create the things I saw.
      Sister Jude: Your story about little green men? That won't do here.
      Kit: They weren't human. They were monsters.
      Sister Jude: All monsters are human. You're a monster.

    • Arden: When the monsignor brought me out of retirement to run Briarcliff's medical unit, we made a gentleman's agreement.
      Sister Jude: Curious, since only one of you is a gentleman.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Sister Jude: You've seen Song of Bernadette?
      Referencing the 1943 movie based on the life of Saint Bernadette Soubirous, and based on a 1941 novel by Franz Werfel. Bernadette who saw visions of a holy lady while a young girl at Lourdes.