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The Coat Hanger 

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


Jeremy Podeswa


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




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
James Cromwell ... Dr. Arthur Arden
Jessica Lange ... Sister Jude Martin
Ian McShane ... Leigh Emerson
Frances Conroy ... Shachath
Fredric Lehne ... Frank McCann
Barbara Tarbuck ... Mother Superior Claudia
Brooke Smith ... Dr. Gardner
Mary-Pat Green ... Nun #1
Cyd Strittmatter ... Nun #2


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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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


The opening scene shows Dylan McDermott's character (Johnny Morgan), seeing a therapist for impulse control. In season 1 he played a psychiatrist himself. See more »


Monsignor Howard incorrectly makes the sign of the cross. In the Roman Catholic tradition, the hand crosses from the left to right shoulder. He crossed from right to left. See more »


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 Theme
Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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another strong episode
19 January 2021 | by jackDee-56565See all my reviews

This was another well done episode, its weird that the second of half of asylums have better episode when its not focusing on main arcs, loiked the episode although all the so called heroes had gotten very unlikable kit due to his stupidity, Lana because in the flashforward is a complete villain and hate her which is really bad writing on rms part

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Release Date:

12 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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