Friday, 14 July 2017

American Horror Story — Series 2: Asylum — Episodes 7, 8 and 9: Dark Cousin, Unholy Night and The Coat Hanger.

13th July, 2017

You know … I’m due back to work, tomorrow.


I’m looking forward to it.

Company, the chance of earning some money … 

Yeah … 

Not much money: although that might improve.

IF I get through the extra training!

At any rate?

At any rate, I’ve had today off.

So … ?

Right now, I’ve got synthpop classic, The Age of Plastic on in the back ground.

And I’ve just seen three more episodes of American Horror Story’s second series, Asylum.

And yes … it’s still beguiling: and introducing some new characters.


Episode 7  — Dark Cousin — opens by introducing us to a young Afro-American inmate: one who commits suicide, and who’s soul is carried away by the Angel of Death (Frances Conroy.)

Over the course of the episode?

Grace (Lizzie Brocheré), amonst others, wants to die: and tells the sympathetic Angel so.

Only for The Angel to be blocked: by Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe).   It seems Sister Mary is like the Angel of Death.

Except fallen.

Episode 8  — Unholy Night — opens in 1962: showing us a man called Leigh Emerson (Ian McShane), starting a shooting spree: dressed as Santa.

Moves to 1963: where, held at Briercliff he goes on another rampage.

And moves on, again: showing us Sister Mary organising another Xmas party for the inmates.

Including Emerson.

She has plans: that include making sure Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) is put out of the way.

Episode 9  — The Coat Hanger — Lana (Sarah Paulson) has a discussion with Sister Mary Eunice: who knows Lana is pregnant after being raped by Dr Thredson.

Which give Lana and Kit an edge.   They have Dr Thredson (Zachary Quinto) held hostage: and force him to confess to being Bloody Face.


Meanwhile, Dr Arden (James Cromwell) has found uncanny footprints in the grounds of the Asylum: footprints that convince him Kit (Tate Peters) was telling the truth about being kidnapped by aliens.

The only way Arden feels he and Kit can get definite proof?

Is for Kit to die … 


Now … ?


Still good.

Although the story line seems to be wandering, JUST a little, it IS keeping things interesting: by introducing a few more characters.

Frances Conroy as the Angel, by the way?   Is an entertainingly Goth, but also very sympathetic take on the idea.   Not quite Terry Pratchett’s sympathetic take on the Grim Reaper: but certainly interesting.


I still want more.

This series is very moreish.

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