American Horror Story

"American Horror Story: Asylum" characters Lana Winters and Kassie. (November 8, 2012)

Briarcliff has a new patient and she claims to be the infamous Anne Frank who died during the Holocaust. Only she didn’t die, she says. She continued her life in America so her martyr status would open the world’s eyes to the injustices occurring in Germany.

Now she’s in Boston beating up anti-Semites.

The woman does have a mark on her arm to prove she was held in a concentration camp. So she may be being honest, or she just knows a good tattoo artist.

With so many asylum patients claiming they didn’t kill their families and fabricating false stories (more on that later), it’s hard to tell who is telling the truth.

For Anne Frank, Briarcliff Manor may be an upgrade to Auschwitz, but it’s a dangerous place with Dr. Arden running around.

The patient claiming to be Anne Frank outs Dr. Arden as a former Nazi. She says he would flip a coin to determine which girls to “treat” in Auschwitz. Then he would bring them back to camp poisoned.

Sounds like the lovable, great humanitarian Dr. Arden that we’ve come to know.

Adding to the evidence of Arden’s criminal activity, the call girl he nearly killed reports him to the authorities.

The poor doctor has to take time away from dismembering Shelley to defend his reputation to two homicide detectives.

“This is utter hogwash,” Arden says before walking away. “I have no idea what I’m even being accused of.”

That response seems to satisfy the detectives, who were probably in a rush to get back to their homes in time to catch the newest episode of “Bewitched.”

No need to check the forest full of man-eating zombies or the store room hiding a patient who looks as if her face were dipped in acid.

Speaking of which, Shelly’s days as our favorite nymphomaniac are numbered.

Nobody in the asylum seems to care where she is, or even notices she’s missing. Every time Dr. Arden touches her, she becomes less human.

“Am I gonna die?” Shelley asks the doctor.

“Not exactly,” says Arden. “As a matter of fact, after this, you’ll probably live forever.”

Inside man
Dr. Arden being a Nazi isn’t surprising, but it comes as a revelation for Sister Jude, who confronts Monsignor Timothy Howard about Dr. Arden’s possible Nazi involvement.

Sister Jude finally has something other than hatred to pit against Arden, but the monsignor doesn’t bite on the nun’s attempt to rid her asylum of the doctor.

“Sister, this obsession with Dr. Arden has to stop…You’d rather see Nazi war criminals in our midst than look in the mirror,” Howard says, pointing out her drunken incident during movie night.

Sister Jude leaves the room and we find out that Howard and Arden are in cahoots.