'American Horror Story: Asylum' Recap: 'Dark Cousin'
Kit meets with the public defender, explaining that although he technically admitted to all those killings on tape, he didn’t really mean those things. He tells the defender that Dr. Thredson made him say everything, but the man is not convinced. The public defender insists it may be possible for them to make a defense by confusing the jury. Kit, frustrated, tells the defender that he should ask Grace to testify. The man says nobody will believe a patient in a mental institution, not to mention it was the same mental institution he was in. Kit becomes frantic when he learns that Grace is really sick. Eventually, he hits the officer over the head with a heavy desk object and sprints out.
There is a flashback to Sam Goodman lying on the bathroom floor of his motel room, with Sister Jude frantically hovering over him. We now see that Sister Mary attacked him with shards of glass from the bathroom mirror. Jude dials 911, but it’s too late – the Angel of Death has already appeared over Mr. Goodman’s body. She turns around to see that the television is displaying the world “murderer,” along with an article about the death of the little girl she hit with her car.
We also encounter another flashback, where we learn a bit more about Jude’s past. She gets a visit from her boss after she missed another singing gig at her local club. He passes her an envelope of money to hold her over, because she’s “out of hand.” He knows she’s been slipping up, or drinking too heavily to function, for “a long time.” As he walks out, she throws herself on to him for one more chance. He denies Jude, telling her that she smells of vodka and a detective is looking to speak with her in regards to a little girl who was hit by a car. Jude immediately packs up her things and gets out of town, like a bat out of hell. As Jude listens to the radio, she hears the search is still on for the hit and run of the little girl. She drinks up a storm as she’s driving and wakes up the next morning with her car in a tree, outside of what looks like Briarcliff. As she snaps out of her flashback, Judy gets a call in Mr. Goodman’s room from Sister Mary. Sister Mary asks: “What have you done?” Sister Jude repeats the question back at her. Sister Mary advises Jude to run while she still can. Before she hangs up, Sister Mary tells her she’s left a care package for her in the apartment, consisting of a bottle of booze and a razorblade.
Jude arrives at a diner. When she goes to the bathroom, she has a vision that she slices her arm with the razorblade, causing her to bleed out. After that vision, she goes back to her booth to find the Angel of Death waiting for her. Jude blows her off, telling her she has jumped the gun again. Jude recounts her past marriage – her husband gave her syphilis but blamed her, which later took away her option for kids, but put the blame on her. She asks why she didn’t die back then. The Angel of Death: “You were young and still had hope.” And as for the other night, when she hit the child in the blue jacket with her car: “God had a plan for you.” Jude insists she’s ready for death, but needs to do one last thing first. We see the diner waitresses looking over at Jude, clearly labeling her as crazy: “Poor lady. Maybe we can call Briarcliff, who may be able to give her a bed for the night.”
Sister Jude goes to visit the family of the little girl she hit with her car. The parents seem a little confused in regards to her relationship to their daughter, Missy. As Judy starts to apologize and plans to confess in regards to the car accident, another woman walks in, who we learn is Missy Stone. All these years Judy thought the girl was dead, but now she’s relieved – and shocked – to know that Missy survived.
Back at Briarcliff, we see Lana in her room as Sister Mary enters, telling her Sister Jude is no longer here. Mary continues to boast that she’s in charge now. Lana reveals that Thredson is Bloody Face and Kit is innocent. Mary believes these declarations are a result of her traumatic car accident and advises her to get back into bed. Mary tells Lana that she believes her. Lana insists Mary has to go to the police for her, informing her all the evidence is located in Dr. Thredson’s basement. After leaving Lana’s room, Mary tells Frank Lana’s claims. Frank tells Lana that Kit attacked an officer and he’s now on the run.
Grace is hanging out in the basement when a nun discovers her, telling her that she must leave when she finishes her cleaning. Kit enters the room, telling Grace: “Actually, you have to go now.” The two hug and Kit tells Grace that he couldn’t let her die here. The nun comes back in the room and calls for help after she sees Kit’s on the premises. Some type of creature appears, attacking the nun. Kit eventually kills this creature but as Frank walks in, he sees Kit hovering over the creature’s body. He automatically assumes that Kit is responsible for this. Frank attempts to shoot Kit, but Grace jumps to take the bullet for him. The Angel of Death appears over Grace’s body. Grace then tells the Angel of Death “she’s ready” and now she’s “free.”
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