Death is still the best use of Kim Basinger’s acting abilities
Further, this episode continued to advance the storyline that Briarcliff has the worst H.R. department known to man, as it is revealed that Dr Thredson aka Bloody Face had been hired for a full time position. Seriously, a serial murder, a nun possessed by the Devil, a former nun who drunkenly ran over a young girl and an ex-Nazi doctor. Worst H.R. department ever. I’m starting to think that the Catholic Church may be lax on running background checks on their employees.
Not to worry, though, as Dr Thredson assured Lana that while she was “plucky”, he had no interest in harming her as long as she was bearing his child. He was also willing to extend her contract for an additional year too- but in the position of wet nurse. While I’m sure baby formula has improved vastly since the 1960s, I don’t know how much breast feeding it would take to stop a child from turning into a serial killer. Dr Thredson also makes it clear that while Kit is a wanted fugitive, Thredson has limited options for turning him in, as he would essentially expose himself as Bloody Face if he did so.
1964- when “plucky” was still a euphemism for lesbian
Sister Mary Eunice in the meantime, returns to the Monsignor’s chamber to inform him that she is aware that he is planning on killing her and just to show that there are no hard feelings, she has sex with him. Okay, so there’s one hard feeling and the Monsignor lasts surprisingly long for someone who has seemingly never had sex or masturbated before. He relents only because he is a man, after all, and Sister Mary Eunice is very persuasive when she can harness all of the dark forces. That last sentence is actually a word by word of something I once read on a divorce petition. She still kept the house. That’s another story for another day, though.
It took longer to pose for this picture than the actual act of love making
Dr Arden walks in post coitus (all 27 seconds of it) and feels obviously betrayed by Sister Mary Eunice. He must have thought the Devil was monogamous. It’s a common mistake.
Why can’t I just find a normal girlfriend who doesn’t seduce priests?
Oh yeah, and Sister Jude aka Judy Martin is still a patient too. Dr Arden and Sister Mary Eunice plan to stomp out her insolence with high doses of electroshock therapy.
Just to irritate Sister Jude’s music sensibilities, Sister Mary Eunice has dipped into the rainy day fund (later renamed sexual abuse victim fund) and purchased a used jukebox full of classic songs of yore, as jukeboxes tend to be. I take offense to this, though, as it is 1964, so just how used could that jukebox even be? Was there even jukebox technology before the Kennedy administration? I’m pretty sure used jukeboxes were the sort of thing President Eisenhower referenced in his farewell speech when he spoke of the dangers of the military industrial complex.