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The Origins of Monstrosity 

A mysterious little girl is abandoned at Briarcliff. The Monsignor makes a Faustian pact with Dr. Arden. The origin of Bloody Face is revealed.



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Grace Bertrand (credit only)
Mrs. Reynolds
Harry Kirkland


Monsignor Howard is called out to a local hospital to tend to the creature that was found in the schoolyard - and he obviously knows who she is. Sister Jude receives a call from Mr. Goodman confirming that Dr. Arden is a former Nazi who escaped at the end of the war. He needs just one more piece of evidence to make a final confirmation. Someone is out to protect the evil doctor however. Flashbacks reveal how he came to stay on at Briarcliff when it was taken over by the church. A woman is convinced her daughter is evil and desperately wants to leave her young daughter Jenny at Briarcliff. Bloody Face tells Lana about his childhood - and the plans he has for her. Written by garykmcd

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21 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Lizzie Brochere is credited but doesn't appear. Chloe Sevigny is credited as Special Guest Star. See more »


Dr. Arden quotes Matthew 7:3 to the Monsignor. The language of the verse is from the NIV version, which wasn't published until 1978. This scene takes place in 1964. See more »


Monsignor Timothy Howard: Jude was right about you. You're a monster.
Dr. Arthur Arden: Why do you look for the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own?
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Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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American Horror Story: Asylum The Origins of Monstrosity
21 November 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The police get a call from someone unknown and see all the people Blood face killed in the future. Back in the past a mother wants to leave her child in Briacliff but they do not take children. The mother thinks her child is evil but Jude can do nothing about it. Lana wakes up still hold hostage by by Dr. Thredson who will get away with the murders because Kit confessed to murdering his women. He tells her about his past and how it led to where she is. To try get him to be nicer she tells him she understands being alone. He tells her more of his past even telling her he saw his mother dead on a table well who it thought was his murder. He then explains he killed the women so he could feel a mother's touch by taking off all their skin. He finishes by calling her mother because she is the one. Jude gets a call from her man and he tells her Dr. Arden is actually the Nazi officer fake Anne Frank said he was. The little girl is left behind by her mother because he mother cannot take care of her. Monsignor is called in and he sees this new case is Shelley after Dr. Arden default with her. We then get a look back to see Arden meeting with Timothy. To keep his deal with Arden he kills Shelley. Timothy talks to Arthur about his trials going on. Arden shows Timothy another one his patients because he thinks he is doing the right thing. Arden warns him he is to keep the deal if he wants to keep Briacliff going. While cooking with the little girl Sister Mary tells her she is the devil and that she should go through with her evil. We then see a flashback to Mary after she had a prank pulled on her. Sister Mary tells the little girl that she is smarter then everyone else. Monsignor comes into Jude's office to tell her that she is going to go to another facility instead of Briacliff. Jude starts to pack as she leaves but she still has one more plan left in her. Kit calls Dr Thredson about him being in prison but Oliver wants to do nothing. Lana at the same time starts to cut through her chains. When Oliver gets back down to the room he sees that Lana tried to escape and makes her more attached to the bed. He then pulls out his mask and decides to end her. Sister Mary wears some of Jude's clothes, when she gets a call she pretends to be Sister Jude. When Jude goes to visit Mr. Goodman she sees that he was murdered while his phone continues to ring with no answer. Before he dies Mr. Goodman tells Jude it was a nun who killed him. Mary also tells Arden not to worry about anything because she took care of him. Right on top of Lana he tells her of how he met her. She calls him baby which makes him stop with the act. Back in the future the cops go around the nursing home looking for bodies but the bride is missing. WWeird episode but Lily Rabe is getting much better.


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