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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.

Director:

David Semel

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Quinto ... Dr. Oliver Thredson
Joseph Fiennes ... Monsignor Timothy Howard
Sarah Paulson ... Lana Winters
Evan Peters ... Kit Walker
Lily Rabe ... Sister Mary Eunice McKee
Lizzie Brocheré ... Grace Bertrand (credit only)
James Cromwell ... Dr. Arthur Arden
Jessica Lange ... Sister Jude Martin
Chloë Sevigny ... Shelley
Jenna Dewan ... Teresa Morrison (as Jenna Dewan Tatum)
Mark Consuelos ... Spivey
Mark Margolis ... Sam Goodman
Amy Farrington ... Mrs. Reynolds
Nikki Hahn ... Jenny Reynolds
Bob Bancroft ... Harry Kirkland
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

The 911 system was not conceived until 1967 and officially implemented in 1968. This season of the show is set in 1964. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

American Horror Story Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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