American Horror Story: Season 2, Episode 10

The Name Game (2 Jan. 2013)

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The Monsignor confronts the Devil. Arden's experiments reach a shocking conclusion. Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit.

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Monsignor Howard is recovering from his wounds but Sister Mary Eunice continues to torment him. He decides there is only one way out for all of them. Sister Mary Eunice also has plans for Sister Jude, now known as Judy Martin - an extra powerful dose of electro-shock treatment which severely affects her memory in a particularly bizarre way. Dr. Thredson is hired as a staff doctor but Lana manages to stay one step ahead of him. Dr. Arden and Sister Mary Eunice share a destiny. Written by garykmcd

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Before the episode aired, Ryan Murphy announced that the episode would have a clue to the next season. The clue was revealed to be the song Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) played, named I Put a Spell on You (revealing the next season to be Coven). See more »

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As Sister Mary Eunice is falling from the stairwell in the atrium, her legs change positions between shots. See more »

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Dr. Arthur Arden: It's a farce. Finita la commedia.
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American Horror Story: Asylum The Name Game
3 January 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Grace is alive but Arden is not the one to tell Kit that she is alive. When Arden wants to test on the pregnant Grace he is told by an alien possessed Pepper that he cannot harm her because he will be punished by the aliens who study him. Monsignor was not killed when the dark angel visited him she told him he still had the mission to kill the devil inside of Mary. Mary's is still running the asylum and now to taunt Jude has bought a jukebox for the inmates. Oliver is now free and sits down with Lana and Kit even though he cannot kill either of them because of Lana's baby and Kit being a wanted man. Mary decides to finally punish Jude by using electric shock therapy with a much bigger shock then should be given to someone. When Mary looks after Timothy again he try's to pray the devil out of her but the devil in Mary is too strong and wins by taking away his virginity even when he wanted to stop. After her therapy Jude walks into the main hall and everyone sees that she has changed by the way she moves around the room. Jude walks to the jukebox and plays "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis and breaks into a dream sequence where Jude leads the whole room in song and dance. While feeding the monsters outside Arden seems jealous of walking in on Mary and Timothy, she notices his pity so he ends the experiments by killing all these monsters.When Timothy trusts in Jude for help dealing with Mary she simply says to kill Mary. When Mary comes to visit Timothy looking for help with killing Mary she makes fun of him but when Mary is able to break the devil's pull Timothy throws Mary killing her and the devil that took her over. Thredson uses Grace being alive as a way to find the tape but when he goes looking for the tape Lana has found the tape and now holds the power over him. Jude still confused is able to talk to her high Sister ending with trying to help set Lana free. The episode does end with Arden letting Mary burn but he goes along with her to burn. This episode would seem like a finale because the amount of characters they let die. I don't know where the show will go because the most interesting plots ended the the more boring ones continued. Lily Rabe over passed Jessica in the episode but since she is gone I expect Lange to hopefully rule the show again.

EPISODE GRADE: B (MVP: Lily Rabe)


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