By Tim Stack
Updated November 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM EST
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[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LATEST EPISODE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM]

Last night’s episode, titled “The Origins of Monstrosity,” delivered some major surprises for AHS fans, notably the return—at least in audio—of original castmember Dylan McDermott. Now, the actor didn’t physically show his face but it was definitely his voice heard teasing homicide detectives in the modern day Briarcliff storyline and it appears that McDermott is the Bloody Face of the present; the final moments of the episode revealed that, while Adam Levine’s Leo is definitely dead, McDermott’s Bloody Face has kidnapped Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s Teresa. McDermott’s role in this latest installment of AHS has been cloaked in secrecy so a major role like Bloody Face would make sense.

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, we won’t have our usual Ryan Murphy post Q&A but our AHS: Asylum post-mortems will return next week (Jeff Jensen still recapped last night’s episode so don’t fret). But here are the major developments of tonight’s episode and things that EW will definitely discuss with Murphy next week:

  • Aside from the modern Bloody Face info, we learned that old school Bloody Face, aka Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto), has some really bad mommy issues and has been murdering as a result; he also had chosen Lana (Sarah Paulson) specifically because he overheard her express sympathy for Kit (Evan Peters) when he was first arrested for the Bloody Face murders.
  • Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) murdered Sister Jude’s private investigator who was looking into the Nazi past of Dr. Arden (James Cromwell); Jude (Jessica Lange) found the detective near death but was able to hear him say he was killed by one of her nuns.
  • Shelley (Chloe Sevigny) was given last rites/strangled by the Monsignor (Joseph Fiennes), who has known all along about Arden’s “experiments”
  • Spivey (Mark Consuelos) appears to be the latest victim of Arden’s mutations

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY, (from left): Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, 'Home Invasion', (Se

American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 9
rating
  • TV-MA
creator
  • Ryan Murphy
network
  • FX
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