After last week's intriguing part one of "I am Anne Frank" that set up many questions, "American Horror Story: Asylum" returned with the second half that finally included the reveal of the real "Bloody Face." For those wondering, yes, the episode also included more on Dr. Arden. So what happened? Read on to find out.
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The real Bloody FaceDo you also deserve a pat on the back for this one? Last time around, the assumption was made that it was quite possible that Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto, triumphantly returning to his creepy roots) could be Bloody Face. After all, he was the last one to see Wendy (Clea Duvall) alive. After taping Kit's (Evan Peters) "confession," it was clear that there was a lot more than meets the eye. Boy was there, from the eerie lamp shades to the mint bowl, it was quite clear that Lana (Sarah Paulson) walked right in to Bloody Faces's lair.
Though it was slightly telegraphed, the reveal of Thredson as Bloody Face was still shocking. The only complaint was the elaborate lab he appeared to have in his basement (complete with a trap door). Yes, it is a television show, but something like that couldn't be hidden for too long, right?
Arden or GrouperAnne Frank (Franka Potente) drags a bleeding Dr. Arden to Sister Jude's (Jessica Lange) office, but instead finds Sister Eunice (Lily Rabe, still a scene-stealer). She wants the good Sister to see what he has in his office, but thanks to the possessed Eunice, Shelley (Chloe Sevigny) is nowhere to be found. However, what they do find is Anne's husband, who reveals her true name and origins. He claims that after she had her baby, Charlotte (her supposed real name) became obsessed with Anne Frank. She gets taken away, only to return for a "procedure" that Dr. Arden claims with turn her into a new woman.
This was a gripping end to a fascinating character (at least for now), one whose story also took many intriguing stylistic flourishes. Too bad she was "fixed," since it appears Charlotte may have been right.
Grace sees AlmaKit may have been spared from sterilization, but not so much for Grace (Lizzie Brochere). While waiting for the procedure, a familiar white light comes into her room, and suddenly Grace is whisked away and in the presence of Kit's supposed late wife Alma. Was this a dream? We won't know for sure yet, but it doesn't look like this information will help Kit anyway now that the police have him.
The not-so-good sisterAfter the revelation of Anne's true identity, Sister Jude knows her time is up. She calls off the Nazi hunter she employed earlier, and after a rather creepy, yet touching, story about her mom, goes off to the civilian world for some distractions. Jessica Lange played this to perfection, though given that the previews showed her back in her habit, we know this indiscretion won't last long.
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