I’m great with old ladies, as evidenced by this old lady shaw I’m wearing
Regardless, Kit brings Jude home and she becomes one of his family. Kit’s children, Thomas and Julia, are reluctant of her presence at first. In their defense, she was a crazy person who was running around their house in a bathrobe and swinging a broom around without abandon. Eventually, though, they learn to love her and Julia calls her “Nana”.
In all fairness, Jude taught the family some pretty sick dance moves, which in my book equates to free room and board and acceptance in whichever family takes you in. During one of Jude’s momentary relapses into crazy, the children take her outside and walk her deep into the woods. When she returned, she was healed, and it was confirmed that the children were creepy, alien beings that reassure you that everything will be alright in a precocious, child-like voice while secretly plotting to take over humanity.
The Beatles “Hey Jude” was not about this unkempt lady
Less than six months after being set free from Briarcliff, Jude develops an illness and slowly slips away, while Kit is by her side. Kit had told Lana that he rescued Jude from Briarcliff because his children needed him; and the only way he could be there is to forgive someone or something for his experience at Briarcliff. Jude was his forgiveness, and what does the bitch do? She goes and dies on him. Women. Pfft. That’s the third one who has bailed on Kit in as many years. Since it’s 1970 and homosexuality is still a choice, he should just choose to be gay.
Jude has finally found her peace, though. Even when she is visited by the Angel of Death this final time, she is ready to go, despite all the times in her life when she should have died and escaped death instead. It was a tremendous reversal of roles from season 1 when Kit ultimately saved Jude, and a far cry from her paddling his ass in the first episode of season 2. Between the adult breast feeding and the ass paddling, a licensed psychiatrist should help Ryan Murphy explore his own unresolved mommy issues.
Back at the interview, Lana is questioned about her role in ending the life of Cardinal Howard of New York. After exposing the atrocities at Briarcliff, Lana tracks down Cardinal Howard, the former Monsignor at the asylum, and asks him to answer for all his wrongs he committed while in charge. The Cardinal, obviously feeling guilty for being complicit in all the horrors, ultimately takes his own life by slitting his wrists. Certainly it was a fitting death for a man who was indirectly responsible for many deaths and a man whose ambitions far outweighed his desire to be a decent human being. Lana should really take note here.