I’ll admit that I put off watching American Horror Story this week. My husband has been out of town, and I’ve been too scared to watch it alone. But I finally worked up the nerve to watch it today (in the middle of the afternoon…in broad daylight) and I plan on canceling it out with lots of cheery cartoons before I go to bed.
Episode 2 started out with a flashback of a murder that occured in the house in the 60′s. A man with an apparent hatred for nurses tricked his way in to the house by pretending to be injured. He then drowned one girl and forced the other to dress up as a nurse, after which he stabbed her. Lots of times. Yuck.
Tate continues to seek counseling from Ben. Besides the fact that he is a ghost person (seriously, Ben is a psychiatrist, why can’t the man recognize a fake person when he sees one?), he is also trying to bait Ben, telling him fantasies he has about Ben’s teenage daughter. Ben tries to get rid of him.
Ben has another problem patient, a new girl who is obsessed with the fact that Ben lives in the “Murder House”. Obviously, Ben is a really crappy therapist because his patients consists of ghosts and whack jobs.
Ben receives a call from his former mistress/student, informing him that she is pregnant. Ben agrees to fly down to go with her to “take care of it”. His wife Viv is currently pregnant as well and concerned because she isn’t throwing up. Because of her last miscarriage, she’s a nervous wreck. Obviously, Ben’s ex-fling having a healthy baby is the last thing he thinks he needs if he’s going to keep his family intact.
Crazy Constance next door bakes up some cupcakes with Ipecac Syrup and spit. The Ipecac is supposed to make people vomit violently, so whether she is doing this for Viv’s benefit or not remains unclear. She takes them next door saying their for Violet. But Viv eats half of one and seems fine.
While Ben is out of town with his crazy ex-lovah, the crazy patient who was obsessed with the “Murder House” returns with two friends. Her goal is to reenact the crime from the 60′s, and kill both Viv and Violet. The plan is almost successful, but one of the girls eats Violet’s cupcake and blows hurl biscuits all over the place. Then Tate shows up (perfectly normal for people to just appear in your house) and helps by whacking the bad people with an axe.
Ben checks his cell phone while waiting at the clinic and sees that he’s missed 13 calls from his wife. Like any reasonably intelligent man, he realizes that missing more than 2 calls from your wife equals swift and certain death, so he rushes home, leaving his ex-lovah without an explanation.
Tate, Constance, and the half young/half old with a weird glass eye maid stand over the dead bodies of the intruders, deciding that they must get rid of the bodies in order for Ben to continue seeing Tate as a patient.
A few things:
Constance is a cougar. And when you get up in her grill while she’s up to her cougar business, she will lock you in a room full of mirrors. So be warned.
Ben is not only a cheater, but a major wuss. Seriously, the man hears his security alarm go off and waits on his wife to come downstairs with a bat.
Violet has befriended the former mean girl who Tate attacked last week. The girl is sporting deep facial scratches and her hair is turning white from fear.
Who eats homemade cupcakes from a weird loony neighbor? Apparently Viv. Because you know, people who are pregnant should just eat anything from ANYONE, no big deal.
This episode was definitely scary, but on the plus side, the black bodysuit didn’t make an appearance. Thank goodness because that thing scares the crap out of me.
You can catch American Horror Story on Wednesdays at 10 ET on FX.