American Horror Story: Season 2, Episode 9

The Coat Hanger (12 Dec. 2012)

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The Monsignor takes on an unlikely convert. Lana secures a new piece of evidence that can exonerate Kit. Arden witnesses a miraculous return.

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Lana learns that she is pregnant and desperately wants to rid herself of the child. Sister Mary Eunice has other plans. Lana also tries to convince Kit that they must kill Thredson, who they've locked away. Monsignor Howard visits Sister Jude who is now an asylum inmate after her attack on Lee Emerson. Everything seems to line up against her but the Monsignor wonders if he is somehow at fault for her breakdown. Emerson has apparently had a religious conversion but he has a surprise for the Monsignor. Dr. Arden tries to make sense of his close encounter and finds some evidence to prove it really happened. He convinces Kit to the next step in his investigation but something quite unexpected happens. In the present day, a new Bloody Face appears. Written by garykmcd

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When Sister Mary Eunice says "The bad news is, the rabbit died," she is referring to an early form of pregnancy test known as the rabbit test or the Aschheim-Zondek test. Developed in 1927, the test - originally performed on mice - involved injecting a woman's urine into a mouse or rabbit and later observing the changes in the animal's reproductive organs during its autopsy. While all animals involved in this testing would need to be killed in order for the examination to take place, the misconception that the animal would only die if injected with a pregnant woman's urine led to the usage of the phrase "the rabbit died" as a euphemism for a positive pregnancy test. See more »

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Sister Jude Martin: Make it tight, Frank.
Leigh Emerson: Make it tight. I like it tight. Just ask Sister Chastity.
Sister Jude Martin: I'll deal with Sister Chastity.
Leigh Emerson: You might start by picking a new name for her.
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American Horror Story: Asylum The Coat Hanger
12 December 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A therapist meets with a new client who seems strange especially for her. After listening to some things he says she thinks she cannot happen. She thinks he should turn himself in but he wants to be a doctor. It is then revealed that this strange man is the son of bloody face (Dr. Thredson). Back in the Asylum Lana sees Mary at her highest power. We then learn that Lana is pregnant and has been for some time. Mary tells her it is fine that she gives birth in the asylum. Jude wakes up strapped to a bed with the Monsignor walking over her. Everyone lied about the murder and that it was Jude who went crazy and murdered everyone. Jude now joins the inmates of Briacliff like the people she once watched over. Monsignor and Mary talk in Jude's old office and she wants to make him the pope like he wanted to be. The old nuns try to keep Jude calm happy that they are in charge of her. Jude is then apologized to and we get a flashback to Jude with Jude and Lee. Then back to normal time where she accepts his apology. Lana now wants to kill Oliver but Kit thinks he should be kept alive so he can get free from the murder. Lana tells Oliver she is having his baby then pulling out the wire hanger she would use to have an abortion. He then says he will be honest so she gets him to tell her the truth about picking the murdered women. Lana gets the confession from Oliver also telling him that she had the miscarriage. When Kit goes to hide the tape Dr. Arden comes out of no where leading the two to share a drink and smoke in his office. The Monsignor finds Lee in the church so he gives him a christening but he ends up killing him the water. Lana is left alone in her room she she decides to finally get rid of Oliver using her wires but somehow Oliver was set free. She goes looking for him but finds out Mary let Oliver go also she knows the baby is sill alive and a boy. The therapist is killed by blood face's son. Jude walks into the hall and when everyone stares at her she walks over to Lana for a light. Jude agrees to help to help Lana get out but also making some of her own changes to the establishment. Kit puts his trust into Dr. Arden to bring him back to life. We then find out that Grace is pregnant with an alien baby and Pepper knows all about it. Also The dark angel took the Monsignor with her to death. Great episode and all of these actors are stunning.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: Sarah Paulson)


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