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That title now belongs to Dr. Oliver Thredson, who is finally revealed as Bloody Face.
Ryan Murphy did a great job hiding the identity of Bloody Face to this point. Thredson seemed to be the most genuinely humane person working in the asylum, which isn't saying much considering its run by former Nazis, other killers and a promiscuous nun who hit a young girl while driving drunk.
So how did we come to find out that Dr. Thredson is doing his best impression of Buffalo Bill? (Aside from the cross-dressing and nipple rings ... I hope)
Thredson promises to help Lana escape Briarcliff and he does just that. But where he takes her is much worse. The pair arrives at Thredson's home and as Lana converses with Thredson, she begins to notice his furniture is made out of an odd material. Things get even weirder when he passes her a mint bowl made out of a skull.
My first thought would be to take the mint since Lana probably hadn't had access to a toothbrush in days. Instead, she excuses herself to the restroom and stumbles upon a secret room.
Thredson finds her there and tells her some sobering details about his furniture collection.
"I see you found my little ... hobby," he says.
"You make furniture?" asks Lana.
"Lamps mainly. I make the shades myself."
"What kind of material do you use?" Lana asks while trembling.
"Skin," Thredson replies before he flips a switch opening a trap floor panel.
There Lana sees her dead lover and Thredson urges her to share a kiss with the body.
"She's been on ice for a while. Normally by now, I would of removed the skin and head. Don't worry," he continues. "She won't bite. I took her teeth."
We know Thredson killed Kit's wife, Alma, and at least three others. But Thredson didn't just take Kit's freedom. He may have taken Kit's life by sending him to the electric chair.
Before he frees Lana from the asylum, Thredson covers his tracks by fooling Kit into giving a confession about the murders.
He tells Kit that he will tell the courts Kit is insane if Kit gives a practice confession and is sincere. Kit may not be insane or a killer, but he is gullible.
Thredson turns that confession in to the authorities and they later come to the asylum to arrest Kit.
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