By Meryl Gottlieb| firstname.lastname@example.org| @buzzlightmeryl
American Horror Story airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX
American Horror Story keeps getting better and better, as the plot gets darker and more sadistic.
I can factually say that Dylan McDermott is on crack, for the opening scene of tonight’s episode shows him lighting up a crack pipe and playing hostess to a hooker, with whom he has a wonderfully awkward conversation about breast milk.
Back in the ‘60s, Kit (Evan Peters) visits his baby, whom Grace (Lizzie Brocheré) has named Thomas, in the common room. With a strong desire to be a good father, Kit asks Grace to marry him, and she says yes. For some reason, I actually am ok with this. They are all just too cute together.
He also asks Grace to tell him what she remembers from her alien abduction. Here’s the gist: the aliens PUT the baby inside of her, and Alma is dead.
On a lighter note, she tells Kit that their baby is special, that “people will listen to him.” Normally, I would put some sort of snarky comment here, but I’m too interested to see the future of this baby and what he will become since last season I was robbed of the opportunity to see the future of Tate and Vivien’s demon child.
However, the Monsignor (Joseph Fiennes) and company take Thomas and put him in an orphanage since his parents are in an asylum. Not cool.
Mother Claudia (Barbara Tarbuck) prepares Lana (Sarah Paulson) to escape, which includes handing over her patient file so that Briarcliff can be shut down. Lana has another thing to take with her: the tapes, which she hid in a sack of flour. Before she leaves, Lana thanks Jude (Jessica Lange) and tells her she will get her out.
Thredson (Zachary Quinto) sees Lana in the cab just before she leaves – a moment in which she holds the tapes up to the car window and gives him the middle finger. BAMF.
And in this moment, Lana Winters has become one my favorite characters. The bravery, the wit, the cleverness – all qualities that make a phenomenal character.
When Thredson enters his house, Lana is already there. The police already have the tapes, and she has a gun. The scene that ensues is simply electrifying. Thredson’s clear insanity and Lana’s intensity create entertainment that thrills and chills.
Lana insists Thredson tell her about what he did to Wendy (Clea DuVall), and it is repulsive. He kept her body intact and used it to practice having sex so he would be ready for Lana. Whenever Lana escaped, he burned what he could then disposed of the rest of the dismembered body.
In the present, Johnny Morgan/ wannabe psychopath (Dylan McDermott) drinks the prostitute’s breast milk and reveals he has a fixation on his mother, whom he detests; she is the reason he wants to do “bad things.” The prostitute tries to calm him, but Johnny chokes her.
I’m super tired of his character. His crappy acting could have been condensed to one episode and we all could have been spared.
Back in Thredson’s house, police lights fill the room, as the tension grows thicker. Thredson knows he is crazy, which will save his life, for he will simply be institutionalized or put in prison. Lana replies that prison is too good for him and shoots him in the head.
I’m a bit disappointed. I love Zachary Quinto and his insanity; it was thrilling to watch each week.
At Wendy’s mausoleum, Lana tells friends of her plans to move to New York as they mourn. The friends blame Sister Jude for Wendy’s fate, but Lana blames the story. Paparazzi arrive, pestering Lana about the story and her homosexuality, but she only says, “Read my book.” BAMF.
To the dismay of the Monsignor, the newspapers are filled with headlines about Briarcliff and the truth about Bloody Face.
The Monsignor visits Jude in the common room. She reminds him of his loss of virtue at the devil’s hand and the irony it possesses. The sass sustained the electroshock therapy! Thank goodness. Jude admits that she once adored him but now has total clarity and can see the truth. She is no longer blinded by their once shared dream to go to Rome and the desire to help others in very misguided ways.
Kit is being released on account of Lana’s story. He sees the Monsignor about releasing Grace as well. Technically, it is just her body because Arden had filed her death certificate. Oh, and the fact that he is threatening to talk with reporters about Briarcliff.
Kit takes Grace and Thomas to his house, but he finds that Alma (Britne Oldford) is there with a baby! What on earth. Answers are needed now!
Lana goes to an abortionist, and I am filled with anxiety. As the doctor prepares, flashbacks remind us of all the horror Lana went through. She decides to not have an abortion because she does not want any more deaths. All the feels are happening right now.
Lana has the police’ help in getting Jude out, but when they get to Briarcliff, the Monsignor informs them that Jude hung herself.
Instantly, I do not believe it, and I’m right. Those monsters just locked her up.
After giving birth, Lana does not want to see her child. But, he is allergic to formula and a nurse insists on breast-feeding. Lana concedes and the baby calms.
I just want answers to everything, and, thankfully, they will come soon for there are only two more episodes left in this season.
Let’s just hope Dylan McDermott dies, Jude triumphs, and Lana doesn’t do anything to ruin her running as current favorite character.