"American Horror Story: Asylum" is starting to wind down. With a small handful of episodes remaining in the season two run of the popular horror television show, it is time for the fate of many of its characters to be revealed. Zap2it.com spoke to actress Lily Rabe on Jan. 8 about the demise of her character, Sister Mary Eunice.
Sister Mary Eunice was one of the season's more interesting characters, a good nun who ended up possessed by a maleficent demon. Her end came when Monsignor Howard threw her over the balcony after she regained temporary control of her body and asked to be freed. After she fell to her death, the Angel of Death took her spirit and demon, freeing her.
Rabe said in the interview that it was obvious from early on that her character would not have a happy ending, but said the resolution to her death was interesting because it was an assisted suicide, and the nun gave up her life to destroy the demon. Her death also helped eliminate one of the most evil characters on the show in Dr. Arden, who committed suicide because of her death.
"We felt like Ryan [Murphy] gave us a beautiful Shakespearean ending," Rabe said. "It seemed like the perfect end to their very bizarre and complicated and dark love story of sorts."
Rabe also said that the biggest challenge for her was some of the murders her character committed, saying that being the actual one doing the killing was very difficult.
"To play the darkside or underbelly of someone, their shadow taking over, is really about knowing who that person is before that event had taken place," Rabe said. "It was more about figuring out who she really was through and through."
"American Horror Story" airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on FX.
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.