American Horror Story

American Horror Story

Set in 1964, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM takes viewers into a Church-run haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude, a nun with a troubled past. Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner.
Set in 1964, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM takes viewers into a Church-run haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude, a nun with a troubled past. Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner.

Season 2 (13 episodes)

  • 1. Welcome to Briarcliff

    Original air date: 10/17/2012 Runtime: 45:54 min.

    Original air date: 10/17/2012 Runtime: 45:54 min. In 1964, the notorious serial killer Bloody Face is committed to the sanitarium Briarcliff Manor. Reporter Lana Walker arrives to interview the asylum's head nun, Sister Jude, but is secretly hoping for a story on Bloody Face. As Lana investigates, Sister Jude is in turn investigating Dr. Arthur Arden, head of the medical wing. As patients mysteriously vanish, Lana quickly finds herself in over her head.

  • 2. Tricks and Treats

    Original air date: 10/24/2012 Runtime: 43:50 min.

    Original air date: 10/24/2012 Runtime: 43:50 min. Lana plans an escape from Briarcliff, and enlists Grace's help. Meanwhile, Kit's court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. Oliver Thredson, arrives... and finds himself involved in an exorcism that goes terribly wrong.

  • 3. Nor'easter

    Original air date: 10/31/2012 Runtime: 41:22 min.

    Original air date: 10/31/2012 Runtime: 41:22 min. As a Nor'easter storm approaches, a strangely transformed Sister Mary Eunice sows discontent, and worse. As Dr. Arden's strange experiments on Kit continue, another escape attempt is hatched, and Dr. Thresdon makes a terrible discovery.

  • 4. I Am Anne Frank Part 1

    Original air date: 11/07/2012 Runtime: 40:22 min.

    Original air date: 11/07/2012 Runtime: 40:22 min. A woman is brought to Briarcliff who believes herself to be Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Meanwhile, Dr. Thredson offers to help both Lana and Kit, and detectives arrive at Briarcliff... but who are they investigating?

  • 5. I Am Anne Frank Part 2

    Original air date: 11/14/2012 Runtime: 42:29 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/2012 Runtime: 42:29 min. A man claiming to be Anne's husband arrives, calling her story into doubt. Meanwhile, Grace has a bizarre and terrifying experience during which she receives unexpected information, and Dr. Thredson attempts to help Lana escape Briarcliff.

  • 6. Origins of Monstrosity

    Original air date: 11/21/2012 Runtime: 40:56 min.

    Original air date: 11/21/2012 Runtime: 40:56 min. A sinister, murderous child is brought to Briarcliff. Meanwhile, Lana struggles to escape from her new predicament, we learn the history of Dr. Arden and Monsignor Timothy's collaboration, and we delve in to the childhoods of Dr. Thredson and Sister Mary Eunice.

  • 7. Dark Cousin

    Original air date: 11/28/2012 Runtime: 41:39 min.

    Original air date: 11/28/2012 Runtime: 41:39 min. A terrifying being is summoned... one that even the possessed Sister Mary Eunice is scared of. As Kit and Lana resort to desperate measures, a despairing Sister Jude finds she can no longer run from her past.

  • 8. Unholy Night

    Original air date: 12/05/2012 Runtime: 39:43 min.

    Original air date: 12/05/2012 Runtime: 39:43 min. A killer who dresses as Santa Claus is an inmate at Briarcliff. As Sister Mary Eunice organizes a Christmas party, Sister Jude returns to confront her... but Sister Mary Eunice thinks it's time for "Santa" to come out and play.

  • 9. The Coat Hanger

    Original air date: 12/12/2012 Runtime: 40:22 min.

    Original air date: 12/12/2012 Runtime: 40:22 min. Lana finds herself pregnant and desperate for an abortion. Meanwhile, Sister Jude is framed for murder, and Dr. Arden approaches Kit with a bizarre proposition.

  • 10. The Name Game

    Original air date: 01/02/2013 Runtime: 39:49 min.

    Original air date: 01/02/2013 Runtime: 39:49 min. The Monsignor resolves to help Sister Mary Eunice battle the Devil within, while the now-powerless Jude is punished severely by the possessed nun. As Dr. Arden brings his experiments to a shocking end, Lana and Kit find themselves at Thredson's mercy once more.

  • 11. Spilt Milk

    Original air date: 01/09/2013 Runtime: 45:41 min.

    Original air date: 01/09/2013 Runtime: 45:41 min. As Grace brings Kit devastating news about the aliens's experiments on Alma, Sister Claudia and Monsignor Timothy confer on how to make things right... but the Monsignor, still full of ambition, has other plans. The Sister's intervention changes everything... but happy endings may be hard to come by.

  • 12. Continuum

    Original air date: 01/16/2013 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 01/16/2013 Runtime: 43:29 min. Grace has developed a worrying obsession with the aliens, and it threatens Kit's newfound chance at a happy ending when things turn violent. Meanwhile, a deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude's chance of release from Briarcliff.

  • 13. Madness Ends

    Original air date: 01/23/2013 Runtime: 46:17 min.

    Original air date: 01/23/2013 Runtime: 46:17 min. Past and present collide, and everyone's secrets are exposed.