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American Horror Story: Asylum
Topic Started: Sep 18 2012, 06:17 PM (5,374 Views)
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Bright Eyes
Jan 23 2013, 11:30 PM
Jan 23 2013, 11:02 PM
Best episode of American Horror Story ever! That was an epic finale.
Totally. Completely fucking awesome.
100% agree

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I don't think the alien story needed to be explained any further. What could have been done, Have the aliens sit down for an interview with Lana to explain their motives? LOL

In the 60's there were numerous UFO sitings in New England, so I assume this was just a way to incorporate those into the show set in New England during that time.
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Holy balls!! I thought it was AMAZING!! That episode was phenomenal!
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I didn't think American Horror Story could make me tear up. Loved the finale. Incredible acting by Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange. I'm going to miss this show.
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The only thing that was good about the finale was the Dylan McDermott and Sarah Paulson confrontation.

The rest was either unnecessary and at some points just didn't make sense. How does Kit just come and go freely from Briarcliff when no one was able to do so before? How does he sign out a comitted patient he's not even related to and one who's there to hide Church and medical scandals as Lana pointed out?
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Ryan Murphy teases 'American Horror Story' Season 3: Here's what you need to kno
By Terri Schwartz

"American Horror Story: Asylum" might be wrapping up in a matter of days, but showrunners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are already hard at work on Season 3. The series is set to air in the fall and it's already been announced that Jessica Lange is going to return, but beyond that only a handful of other details have been revealed.

While Murphy might not be ready to unveil what Season 3 is going to be about just yet, he did spoil some elements of the show during a Q&A session with reporters. He still hasn't pitched the season's story to FX yet, but he and the writers are getting to work on the new episodes starting Jan. 21. Here are some important things Murphy's already decided about the third installment of his hit FX horror miniseries:

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are officially returning
First off, Murphy confirmed that two recurring actors beyond Lange are coming back: Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. "I know who Sarah Paulson's playing. She does not," Murphy said. As for Peters, Murphy joked that "next year he'll probably go back to be a sobbing psychopath." They aren't the only two actors who will return, either. "I will say that for Season 3 we will have some actors from Season 1 who will return," Murphy said. "I like that idea and I know that those actors are interested in coming." Beyond that, some new people will be introduced as well.

Season 3 won't be about aliens
"I think I'm done with aliens," Murphy admitted when asked if that story arc is over entirely in "Asylum." That's not to say he didn't like that element of Season 2, though. "I thought the alien stuff was interesting because I always thought it was so metaphoric and like take it or leave it," he added. Still: "There will be no aliens [in Season 3]."

It will be funnier than Season 2
If you thought "Asylum" got a bit too dark, don't worry that Season 3 will go even darker. Murphy promised that the next 13 episodes of "American Horror Story" will have a lot more of Season 1's levity in them. "I really missed that kind of Jessica Lange as Constance stuff, and I know she missed it too," he said. Not only will it be funny, but Murphy also said Season 3 will be "more fun" than "Asylum."

It will take place in more than one city
It seems as though Season 3 won't be as stuck to its setting like Seasons 1 and 2 were. While Season 1 was tied to Murder House and Season 2 spent the majority of its time in Briarcliff, Murphy said that Season 3 will be set in "a mixture of several cities." As for what they are, your guess is as good as ours.

Though it is set in the modern day, it will also jump time periods
Murphy revealed that Season 3 will be set in the modern day and will be about another subject that he's "obsessed with." Still, it wouldn't be "American Horror Story" if it didn't flit between time periods, and Murphy said the style of jumping eras would be similar to how it was used in Season 1. "I love that," he said, teasing, "What Season 3 is about is more historical in nature."

Season 3 will be about "female power"
Though the show has had a split of male and female characters, "American Horror Story" has always seemed to have a woman at its core. In the first miniseries it was Connie Britton's Vivien Harmen and in "Asylum" it was Sarah Paulson's Lana Winters -- not to mention Lange's Constance Langdon and Sister Jude -- so expect Season 3 to follow that trend. "It's really about female power," Murphy said of this season's central subject. "We do have a great icon [like Bloody Face this season], and it's a woman."

Jessica Lange will have "the best designer gowns ever"
By the end of "Asylum," Lange was sick of wearing a nun's habit, and she made sure Murphy knew it. That's why she made Murphy promise to give her "the best designer gowns ever" in Season 3. "She's going to play a really glamorcat sort of lady," he said. As for whether "American Horror Story" will have another song-and-dance sequence like the one in "The Name Game," Murphy joked, "Always with her now."

Season 3's star-crossed lovers won't be restricted by age
Murphy has said that he wants Season 3 to have a "Romeo and Juliet"-style romance like Season 1 did with Tate and Violet, but that doesn't mean the Romeo role will automatically go to Evans again. In fact, Murphy joked it could be Lange who gets that storyline, so romance likely won't only be for the kids this time around. "What I meant by that is, yeah, there's going to be a definite return to a youth element, which I really liked in Season 1, but I liked the star-crossed lovers from different tracks thing," he said.

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is going to have a bigger role
If you are a fan of the direction in "I Am Anne Frank: Part 2," "Spilt Milk" and the upcoming "Asylum" finale "Madness Ends," then you're in luck. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is responsible for directing all of them, and Murphy said a deal has been signed for Gomez-Rejon to act as producer-director next season. That means Gomez-Rejon will helm every third episode in Season 3 and also work with the other directors to maintain a visual style. "He's going to be The Guy for Season 3," Murphy said.
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I liked the episode more than I probably should. I feel like I was entertained even though I was essentially denied a decent ending. The Lana/Johnny scenes were excellent, that was well done. The way Kit and Jude went out was lame. Its like Matt said - stuff happens, people die, the end. I guess season 1 was like this too in retrospect.

Best actor/actress of the season was Lilly Rabe for me. By a large margin.
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Streetcorner Philosopher

I avoid this thread to stay spoiler free (just in case) but I have to say- I loved that finale. Thought it was perfect, everything felt covered (though the alien kids had lame jobs, imho).

The attention to detail in the styling of the show was amazing, as was the old age make-up. The direction at points was overdone, but that's been a theme this season imho.

And the final final moments- blew me away.

I thought this season would suck, halfway through I didn't get it. I was so wrong.

I didn't think American Horror Story could make me tear up. Loved the finale. Incredible acting by Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange. I'm going to miss this show.

Same here. Sister Jude's death scene...amazing.
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I loved the finale too. Sarah Paulson was amazing! When she killed her son :0

I actually liked Jude's death. I thought it was kind of fitting. She passed on her terms.

The Alien stuff was my only negative. I wish we could have gotten a better conclusion with that.
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Okay, well, I tuned out for a few episodes and then back for the last few.

I hated this season. It was a really good finale though. Not the best episode ever though, IMO.

I don't understand how such a bad season could have a pretty good finale.

I hope season 3 is better.
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