Season Review-American Horror Story: Asylum (Season 2)

by whifferrack | created - 31 Aug 2012 | updated - 24 Jan 2013 | Public

Overall: 8.5-great

-Analysis to come

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1. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Welcome to Briarcliff (2012)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

After a life-changing experience, a young man is admitted into a notorious insane asylum, while a local reporter is determined to get the full story.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,829

7-good

2. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Tricks and Treats (2012)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,147

8-great

3. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Nor'easter (2012)

TV-MA | 41 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A group of patients plan an escape from the asylum during a violent storm.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,968

8-great

4. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: I Am Anne Frank: Part 1 (2012)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,870

8.5-great

5. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: I Am Anne Frank: Part 2 (2012)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sister Jude digs up dirt on Arden. Kit makes a surprising confession. Bloody Face is unmasked.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,247

9-amazing

6. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: The Origins of Monstrosity (2012)

TV-MA | 41 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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

Director: David Semel | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,680

9-amazing

7. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Dark Cousin (2012)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel has descended on Briarcliff. Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,687

8-great

8. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Unholy Night (2012)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A murderous Santa wrecks havoc on the asylum. Sister Jude faces off with the Devil. Arden has a shocking encounter in the Death Chute.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,825

8.5-great

9. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: The Coat Hanger (2012)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,609

8.5-great

10. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: The Name Game (2013)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,687

8.5-great

11. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Spilt Milk (2013)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Grace brings Kit devastating news about the aliens' experiments on Alma. Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor. The Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,662

8-great

12. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Continuum (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude's chance of release from Briarcliff. Grace's obsession with the aliens turns violent.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 2,623

6.5-okay

13. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Madness Ends (2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Johnny sets out to complete his father's work. Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,487

8.5-great