After a two-week hiatus which left fans on edge with Kit's (Evan Peters) life hanging in the balance, "American Horror Story: Asylum," returns tonight on the FX network at 10 pm Eastern. While Peters' character Tate was negatively influenced by women last season, his character this season, Kit, has endangered himself for the second time by ill-fatedly trusting a male doctor. First, Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto) persuaded Kit to confess to crimes he hadn't committed, resulting in an almost certain death sentence. Then, in the last episode 2.9, Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) convinced Kit to allow Arden to kill him momentarily in order to induce the aliens' return, possibly giving Kit a chance to see his abducted wife Alma (Britne Oldford).
Of course Arden promised to revive Kit within the specified timeframe, but Arden got distracted when the aliens returned the formerly dead Grace (Lizzie Brocheré), now with child, and Pepper (Naomi Grossman). The show ended with Arden showing no urgency in bringing Kit back. And viewers know from Arden's history that he's willing to sacrifice human life to scientific pursuits and thus likely has no intention of resurrecting Kit. Of course, even if Kit DOES die on the table, that's not to say he won't return alive under alien influence, as Grace did. A synopsis of tonight's episode from TV Equals includes, "Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit," which certainly seems to confirm Kit's survival. Tonight's episode 2.10, entitled The Name Game, will undoubtedly reveal Kit's fate.
What else is on the plate? In the last episode, Leigh (Ian McShane) held the Monsignor (Joseph Fiennes) under water and then strung him up on a cross, after which the Angel of Death (Frances Conroy) visited. But the trailer for tonight's episode shows the Monsignor still very much alive. Evidently, he will become embroiled in the battle between Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) and the now defrocked and incarcerated Sister Jude (Jessica Lange). During this struggle, might the skeletons in the Monsignor's closet, which were referred to in episode 2.6, finally be exposed?
An article today on Starpulse listed eight vague reveals about The Name Game, as follows:
1. Grace has a protector. And it’s not who you would expect given the fact that they can speak.
2. Yet another person – besides Grace – who you thought was dead… isn’t.
3. Much to Lana’s horror, someone gets a full-time position at Briarcliff.
4. Someone loses their virginity.
5. There’s a musical interlude at one point that informs the name of the episode.
6. The Black Angel of Death visits someone else.
7. A father and son meet for the first time. And someone wants to get married.
8. Dr. Arden gives up.
From the above list, #2 likely refers to the Monsignor. #3 would be Dr. Thredson, no? #5 could refer to Kit and Alma's child, Kit and Grace's child, or Thredson and Lana's (Sarah Paulson) child, presumably Johnny Morgan (Dylan McDermott), the present day Bloody Face. Most of these teases are far too obscure to ensure accurate prediction. Could Kit's "surprising reunion" from the TV Equals synopsis refer to #7, the father and son meeting? Of course, a baby boy emerging from any one of the three women expecting could lead to the same.
Could the virgin referenced in #4 be Sister Mary Eunice, who had been a shining example of purity prior to becoming possessed by Satan in episode 2.2? And, if so, might she seduce the Monsignor in order to swing him to her side? Or possibly Dr. Arden, who, with this weakness of the flesh, "gives up" (as stated in #8 above)? Fans will have to tune in tonight for details.