I could give more detail, but this is a PG review.
Dr. Arden’s filthy mouth
Sister Mary Eunice may have been the most colorful with her use of naughty words, but Dr. Arden won on quantity.
First impressions painted Dr. Arden as an obsessed scientist with a penchant for deranged experiments. But now he’s been revealed as a perverted nut-job who often uses one word (whore) as a descriptive for all women. It’s become the top word in his vocabulary.
He’s clearly had women issues in his life. His initial reaction to hearing a girl use profanity is always to slap her. That’s never a good way to win admiration.
His abuse against women at Briarcliff Manor is becoming more frequent each week. Put this guy in a speed-date setting and you have 20 cases of battery in a matter of minutes.
Dr. Arden paints the angel statue with lipstick, calls it a whore, and smashes it. In this episode alone, he called Shelley, Sister Mary Eunice and the statue whores.
And he’s not the one with the profanity problem…
The Great Escape
Sister Jude decides to have movie night to deter patients from trying to escape during the storm.
Drunken nuns make for bad babysitters.
Upset about the newspaper incident and the dead girl calling her, Sister Jude ends her 15 years of sobriety. Season One was akin to the Sixth Sense because the family saw dead people, and now in Season Two, Sister Jude hears dead people. I think she could use a psychiatrist not named Oliver Thredson.
As an introduction for movie night, we get this inspiring speech from Sister Jude:
“Don’t be afraid of the dark. At the end…of a storm…is a golden sky and the bright silver song of a lock. Walk on through the wind. Walk on through the rain. Though your dreams may be tossed, walk on.”
It’s not quite “Win one for the Gipper!” but it does turn a few heads.
Shelley enlists Grace in an escape plan, and the two are joined by Kit and Lana. Kit forgives Lana for ratting him out the last time. I guess his backside has healed from those 40 lashes.
Shelley uses her female talents to distract Carl, the guard, so the others can escape. The escape fails for all involved.
Kit, Lana and Grace run into creatures that Sister Mary Eunice has been feeding in the woods. They are scared off and go running inside. There really is no safe-haven in or around the asylum.
Shelley is captured and nearly raped by Dr. Arden, but not before realizing something small about his manhood. I knew he was overcompensating for something.
Dr. Arden turns Shelley into his next experiment by knocking her unconscious and cutting her legs off.