Finally- a Ryan Murphy show featuring a musical number that I can tolerate. I was right- the mere absence of Lea Michele makes breaking out into song and dance seemingly tolerable, but we’ll get to that.
Please make this stop, Ryan Murphy.
Before the winter break, Dr Arden had convinced Kit to allow him to bring Kit to the brink of death to see if the aliens would reappear in some divine intervention and save Kit. This episode starts with Dr Arden reviving Kit just in time to save him from a serious case of oxygen deprivation to the brain. This is the episode where Dr Arden develops a conscience apparently. It almost makes all of those deaths as a Nazi doctor redeemable- wait, no it doesn’t. Are we honestly supposed to feel sorry for Dr Arden now? I haven’t had this much disdain for a German since I was tricked into getting my seats scotch guarded in a used Volkswagen I purchased.
Dr Arden lies to Kit about what occurred while Kit was “dead”- as he mentions nothing about seeing a fully pregnant Grace or a suddenly coherent and overly protective Pepper. Nor does he mention that the aliens will do whatever to prevent any harm to Grace and the baby, who we are led to believe is Kit’s baby. He even leaves out the overly explanatory exposition where Pepper tells Dr Arden that while she may look like a freak, she is otherwise sane and not guilty of any crimes. We’re 10 episodes in at this point and its time to re-write all of the characters make them sympathetic and look less like they’ve undergone multiple rounds of plastic surgery.
I have a feeling TBS is going to try to the same thing with the characters from “Cougar Town” when it debuts next week, but there is no amount of sympathy that can save Courtney Cox or Christa Miller from looking like plastic surgery train wrecks.
We also quickly learn that Monsignor Timothy survived being crucified but was now nearly helpless due to his injuries. Sister Mary Eunice is by his side, and vows to speed along his recovery. She was unaware that the Angel of Death informed the Monsignor, though, that Mary Eunice was indeed harboring the devil. This information could have been much more useful about six episodes ago. The Angel of Death assures the Monsignor that God will aid in ridding Mary Eunice of her possession, as he just needs to harness his strength. I’m not all that religious, but I imagine this is much like using the Force, and like most “Star Wars” fans, the Monsignor is undoubtedly a virgin too.
“I’m always about two episodes too late to the party”
Also, seeing as the Angel of Death was married to Dr Arden in a parallel universe (“Six Feet Under”), I feel like her time could have been better spent stopping atrocities at Briarcliff, rather than making out with dead people. Necrophilia is one of those few quirks that no one finds sexy, unless you’re in a Tom Petty video.