An exorcist is summoned to Briarcliff to help save a troubled farm boy. Sister Jude's darkest secret is revealed.



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Wendy Peyser (as Clea Duvall)
Cynthia Potter


A new doctor, Oliver Thredson, arrives at Briarcliff assigned by the courts to examine and report on Kit Walker. He's appalled by conditions he finds there and the fact that they still use electroshock to treat homosexuality. His view of how medicine is practiced is seemingly confirmed when a new patient arrives and Monsignor Howard decides that an exorcism is called for. In flashbacks, some of Sister Jude's life prior to becoming a nun is revealed. Meanwhile, Lana continues to be a threat and Sister Jude convinces Dr. Arden to give her shock therapy in the hopes it will affect her memory. Lana makes a plan to escape with her new friend Grace but it doesn't go as planned. Also, Dr. Arden engages the services of a prostitute but she can't quite seem to meet his requirements. Written by garykmcd

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24 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Two actors in this episode also have ties to another television series dealing with the paranormal. Fredric Lehne (Frank McCann) previously starred on the television series Supernatural, as the Yellow Eyed Demon, Azazel. Clea DuVall (Wendy Peyser) previously starred in the movie Ten Inch Hero with Supernatural star Jensen Ackles. See more »


Under canon law, an exorcism could not have taken place the same day as Jed's admittance. See more »


Jed Potter: Tell me... about the little girl in blue, Judy. The young girl, the innocent. And you so drunk, you couldn't find your way home.
[Devilish laughter]
Missy Stone: You never even bothered to get out of the car.
Jed Potter: You are a murderer, Judy. You're a murderer! Murderer! Murderer!
Sister Jude Martin: Shut up! You shut up! Shut up! Liar!
[Slaps Jed multiple times across the face]
Jed Potter: Yeah, hit me harder!
Sister Jude Martin: No!
Monsignor Timothy Howard: Don't listen to him!
Jed Potter: That's right, Father. Protect your whore. It's you she thinks of when she touches herself at night.
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Horror supermarket: delicious!
28 October 2012 | by (Conflans-en-Jarnisy) – See all my reviews

What a pleasure! What a pleasure to watch a show with a plot which is so much fun! Scenarists must have been giggling like little girls as they wrote it. Imagine that: Little Riding Hood becomes Snowhite, Shock Corridor meets The Exorcist. And Doctor Moreau hires a hooker. Add just a nuance of Halloween, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre and you have the best horrific show you can imagine. So good, in fact, that horror movies may have to find new ways to scare people in the future. AHS is the sum of it all. A no brainer punch in the belly. A real treat. This second episode of season two owes a 10. At the very least. For a little hour, you will laugh, you will frown, you will simply be perfectly entertained. What can you ask for more? This episode is a classic. Don't miss it; American TV has rarely been so good and daring. How do you spell "masterpiece"?

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