A new patient claiming to be Anne Frank exposes Arden's past. Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.



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A new arrival at Briarcliff Manor claims to be Anne Frank. She stabbed a man who made an anti-Semitic remark. When she sees Dr. Arden, she accuses him of being a doctor who worked at Auschwitz. Sister Jude is at first dismissive but soon begins to believe her. Arden gets help from a most unexpected source. Meanwhile, Kit tells Grace what Dr. Arden has been doing to him and she in turn tells him why she is in the hospital. She was accused of butchering her father and her stepmother after her stepsister accused her of the crime. Lana tells Dr. Thredson about their attempted escape and he offers to help her. She agrees to aversion therapy. Thredson also tells Kit that he sees no useful purpose in having him executed and is prepared to lie for him - provided he's prepared to face the truth. Written by garykmcd

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7 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Monsignor Timothy Howard: Sister, this obsession with Dr. Arden has to stop.
Sister Jude Martin: But there's mounting evidence that this man is a war criminal.
Monsignor Timothy Howard: Just a moment. Where are you getting this information?
Sister Jude Martin: There is a patient who survived the death camps. She remembers him.
Monsignor Timothy Howard: Which patient is this?
Sister Jude Martin: Her name is Anne.
Monsignor Timothy Howard: Anne who?
Sister Jude Martin: [sigh] Anne Frank. I know it- I know how it sounds, but you...
Monsignor Timothy Howard: No, I really don't think you do.
Sister Jude Martin: I saw a prison tattoo. She was in Auschwitz.
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American Horror Story I Am Anne Frank: Part 1
8 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A new patient comes to the Asylum and Jude cannot get through to her. In Arden's lab he gives Shelley something that will make her live forever legless. Kit comes back from Dr. Arden who was trying to find the weird thing that came from his neck. We see some back story to Grace and how she ended up in the Asylum. Her parents were killed by a man and no one believed her. Dr. Thredson calls Lana into her office talking about that night and how she does not belong in the Asylum. He tells her she has a week to try and get out if he helps her. Lana try's to help the new inmate and when she sees Dr. Arden she calls him a Nazi. She announce she is Anne Frank. Jude interviews Anne Frank about if she is the real one. Dr. Thredson tells Kit he has two opinions either die outside the asylum or spend his life in the asylum. Anne Frank tells about how she met Dr. Arden at Auschwitz. Dr. Thredson tells Kit what he did to all three women. While getting her medication Lana thinks about the story she could right after she leaves. Lana finally decides to get the help of Thredson to leave with the therapy. When Grace walks in on Kit banging on the dough really loud the two end up having sex on the table. Jude tells the Kit and Grace they will be punished by Solitary. Arden is being accused of rough housing a prostitute. The word Nazi is brought up and Jude becomes suspicious. Thredson starts his therapy with Lanatrying to make her repelled by women. Thredson starts more of his therapy making Lana look at a naked man and commenting on it. He then asks her while looking at him to touch herself. The therapy does not work for Lana so Thredson has to try something different. The Monsignor comes to the Asylum and Jude tells her about her worries of Arden. He then says it might be her drinking that may have affected her. Monsignor then calls Arden and it seems the two are working together. Jude talks to her mother Superior about her problems lately. The mother tells Jude to go on her own suspicions and not just listen to her Monsignor. Grace then tells Kit the truth about her killing her parents. In then turns out the real story was her father hurt her making her kill everyone in her family. Thredson tells Lana she will come with him when she leaves the hell hole. Arden takes Anne into the lab where she pulls a gun on him. When a door in opened Shelley is reveled almost turning into a beast like the others asking to be killed.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: James Cromewell)

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