In a season full of psychological terrors, this episode used the ferocity of nature to induce fear into the show’s characters.
The newly possessed Sister Mary Eunice foreshadowed what was to come. “There’s a storm coming Sister Jude…A big, fat storm.”
Luckily this episode aired after the arrival of superstorm Sandy so that viewers could watch the big, fat, fictional storm.
American Horror Story fans also were treated to a drunken Sister Jude and Sister Mary Eunice’s best impression of Shelley the nymphomaniac.
Last time we saw Sister Jude, she was slapping demon-Jed for revealing her past which included a drunk hit and run accident.
Now using the body of Sister Mary Eunice, the demon continued its torment of Sister Jude by bringing her a 1949 newspaper of the missing girl she killed.
“Where did this come from?” asks Sister Jude.
“The mailbox,” replies Sister Mary Eunice.
“No you ninny, I mean who brought it?”
“The mailman,” answers the demon nun.
Sister Jude’s first thought is to blame Dr. Oliver Thredson after he questions her practices.
“I’m a beacon of compassion,” she retaliates.
Next on the blame train is Dr. Arden.
“I see your game,” says Sister Jude. “You’re trying to drive me from my position so you can take over. First the newspaper and now the lipstick. It’s not going to work. Because you don’t know what you think you know.”
I think I know that the asylum is making Sister Jude as crazy as everyone else.
The other nun gone wild, Sister Mary Eunice, finds a patient who knows she’s controlled by Satan. You know how in some movies, the devil is scared off by a cross? Well, not here. The demon commits one of the more gruesome homicides on the show thus far, slashing the woman’s throat with a pair of scissors before stabbing her.
I’d hate to see what the demon version of Sister Mary Eunice would have done if the female patient read it scriptures or placed salt at its feet.
Sister Mary Eunice takes the dead patient and feeds her to the creatures in the woods. But she’s not done behaving badly. She has choice words for Dr. Arden.
“You know you called me in here so you could undress me with your eyes ... Put your mouth where you want to.”