Has everyone had time to rewatch this and actually sleep yet? If you haven’t, be prepared for spoiler city. Like everyone else last night, I was firmly glued to my television. It was a lot to absorb in one viewing. Feeling slightly refreshed, I think it’s time to tackle some of the questions.
WTF Kit Walker?
The harbinger of what appears to be alien contact manifested in electronic interference, a blinding bright light from the heavens, and Kit’s eventual anti-gravity ceiling moment. Kit watches in amazement as household objects float in midair until he eventually defies gravity and slams into the ceiling. When he comes to, he finds out his biracial wife, Alma, is believed to he dead, killed by his own hand. Clearly Kit loved his secret wife. Does anyone buy that this terror was inflicted by aliens that abducted Alma and probed poor Kit? When Dr. Arden examined Kit, he found a mysterious chip that suddenly grew legs and scampered off. Let me reiterate…WTF?
Maybe poor Kit has killed his wife and his brain is short circuiting in an attempt to block the horrendous crime from his memory. Any takers?
WTF Grace? She seems legit even though we don’t much about her. How long has she been at Briarcliff and why does she believe leaving is impossible? She claims to not be crazy just like Kit. Is this why she befriends the rumored Bloodyface killer and even offers him a few puffs of her cigarette? Even the name “Grace” seems like a loaded gun in the heavily religious themed premiere.
WTF Dr. Arden? Could this sadistic asshole actually be Bloodyface? He sure has the Monsignor on his side, giving him access to dispose of bodies any way he sees fit. Does his evil, and we know he’s evil, transcend the past and let him roam the now deserted Briarcliff as a supernatural killer much like the ghosts of the Harmon’s home had free rein?
What’s going on with the creatures he’s feeding at the outskirt of the woods? If we think back to the first season, we know Thaddeus Montgomery was a frankenbaby and then some. Is it possible that the good doctor is facilitating some kind of human/animal hybrid and that’s what his role at Briarclff actually is? He seemed truly surprised when he uncovered the alien insect chip from Kit’s neck. He also seemed to care less after the fact. The dude is bad news and then some.
WTF Common Room Song? What’s the deal with the eerily cheery song on repeat in the charming day room at Briarcliff? The 1963 tune “Dominique,” recorded by Jeanine Deckers is commonly known as “The Singing Nun”. Misdirection, continuity or meaningless? You decide. I would lose my shit listening to that on repeat. It would be like on a road trip where you have to listen to Creed exclusively.
WTF Sister Eunice? A nun with baggage? No way. The lovely blonde, Lily Rabe, has my sympathy. She obviously thinks she is serving Christ in her role as Sister Jude’s assistant. After a brutal chastising for allowing lesbian reporter, Lana, into the inner sanctum, Sister Eunice demands her superior punish her beyond anyone’s logical degree. She pushes her panties down and hands Sister Judith an industrial strength cane and demands her disappointment be addressed. I love the character, and expect her bleeding heart and desire to please to clash as the series moves forward.
Next week’s Halloween episode, Tricks and Treats, is going to showcase the true power of Satan himself. This can’t mean good news for the trapped inhabitants of the manor, but I’m sure it will shed light (or darkness) on the appropriate characters. I’m having a hard time believing this is really going to be about aliens. What are your WTF moments? Feel free to share.