With two more episodes left in season 2 of "American Horror Story," last night's episode 2.11, Spilt Milk, killed off its killer, Bloody Face, aka Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto). Technically, Lana (Sarah Paulson) killed him, and even sweeter than that scene - when he saw her leaving Briarcliff in a cab holding up his taped confession whilst giving him the finger.
Also sweet when Jude (Jessica Lange) called the Monsignor (Joseph Fiennes) on the carpet in front of other asylum inmates. Finally, some vindication for the women so poorly mistreated by these monsters.
Show creator Ryan Murphy promised some happy endings by season's end, but it seems like they already occurred, prematurely. The Mother Superior (Barbara Tarbuck) effected not only Lana's release, but also Kit's (Evan Peters), since he was cleared of all allegations when Lana gave Thredson's confession to authorities.
To bring off Grace's (Lizzie Brocheré) release and the return of their baby to them, Kit used his wiles, threatening the Monsignor with exposing more Briarcliff secrets. There still remain a couple wrenches in that plot, though - that Alma (Britne Oldford) survives and has Kit's other baby. Which means either the aliens duped Grace or she lied. And the aliens evidently have a still-unknown stake in Kit's progeny.
That leaves only Jude, of Asylum's main characters, still imprisoned in Briarcliff. In the trailer for next week's episode 2.12, Continuum, the Monsignor says he's going to get her out too, although the Dark Angel (Frances Conroy) may have other plans for her.
Bloody Face, Senior, may be dead, but since Lana didn't go through with aborting his baby, Bloody Face, Junior (Dylan McDermott), lives on in the present day plot. The scene which inspired the episode title Spilt Milk (eerily reminiscent of "Beloved"), made even Murphy uncomfortable, according to an Entertainment Weekly article published today. Junior admits to the prostitute he suckles that he has mommy issues, and the Continuum trailer indicates these will crescendo next week as he attempts to make contact with Lana.
And what of the clues about season 3? "I Put a Spell on You" on the jukebox in episode 2.10 and then "Love Potion #9" in episode 2.11 sure seemed to indicate a gypsy witch theme, a la "Drag Me to Hell." However, Murphy told EW (in today's article) that the clues in episodes 2.10 and 2.11 were both "very brief," which means entire songs hardly qualify. He also said there will be a "really big clue" next week. Which keeps fans guessing ... at least one week more.