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AHS: Asylum's characters become more fully formed in an episode that refuses to contain its gleeful insanity and wandering plot.
Episode two really does dig deep into this season's ongoing storyline and mythology, while also offering up some of the ol' crazy... to keep those who loved that about season one watching.
Spankings! Nuns having sex! Bondage! Lots of fun for fetishists this week. Very fitting for Halloween.
We begin this episode much the way I wish every episode of every television show would begin: with Adam Levine being stabbed.
Twilight in The Asylum, and a devil is on the loose.
Even though the exorcism story felt like yet another horror genre blast out of nowhere, it actually fits the best if you consider all the supernatural stuff that American Horror Story has established so far.
The first episode of each season of American Horror Story will be a messy, barely coherent dare to the audience to get out while we can, and then Episode 2 hooks us permanently. Because I AM HOOKED NOW.
Last night's episode was fun and kept us guessing, but we did get the whiff of plain old mess a couple of times throughout.
American Horror Story: Asylum has already provided an exorcism plot that was better than every film about exorcism released this year.
The characters are more fully formed than the family at the center of last season's hijinks, which makes for a far more interesting story - but also a far more dark and disturbing one, as evidenced by "Tricks and Treats."
Some of the mystique is gone now that the veil has been pulled away. However, I still have faith in the creative team in front and behind the camera so we'll have to see how the rest of this season shakes out.
While American Horror Story: Asylum... seems to be unwilling to break from its tradition of gleeful insanity with this week's impressive collection of bits and pieces mashed into a television show.