13 Episodes 2012 - 2013
The horror unfolds within the confines of an eerie insane asylum in the second season of this acclaimed thriller. Set in 1964 (with jumps to present day), the "Asylum" season digs into the dark pasts of the hospital's patients, doctors and administrators. Jessica Lange returns to the series as Sister Jude, a troubled nun who quickly finds herself at odds with the twisted Arthur Arden (James Cromwell), a doctor with a penchant for experimental procedures. Zachary Quinto is also back as Dr. Oliver Thredson, a psychiatrist, while Sarah Paulson plays journalist Lana Winters in her return. Other familiar faces include Evan Peters and Lily Rabe, while newcomers Lizzie Brocheré, Chloe Sevigny and Joseph Fiennes provide welcome additions to the talented cast.
Welcome to Briarcliff
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 60 mins
In the second-season premiere, the evils of Briarcliff Manor, a notorious insane asylum, are exposed.
Tricks and Treats
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 60 mins
An exorcist visits Briarcliff to help a troubled boy. Meanwhile, Sister Jude reveals a disturbing secret.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 60 mins
As a storm hits Briarcliff, several patients form a plan to escape the inclement weather.
I Am Anne Frank, Pt. 1
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 60 mins
Part 1 of 2. A patient exposes secrets about Arden. Meanwhile, Kit learns about Grace's past.
I Am Anne Frank, Pt. 2
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 60 mins
Conclusion. Sister Jude digs up dirt on Arden. Later, Kit makes a surprising confession; and Bloody Face is unmasked.
The Origins of Monstrosity
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 60 mins
A young girl is mysteriously abandoned at Briarcliff. Later, Bloody Face's past is revealed.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 60 mins
Sister Mary Eunice senses an evil presence at Briarcliff. Later, Kit attempts to reunite with Grace.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 60 mins
A person dressed as Santa Claus stirs trouble at Briarcliff; Arden has a surprising encounter.
The Coat Hanger
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 60 mins
Lana uncovers evidence that can exonerate Kit.
The Name Game
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 60 mins
Monsignor Howard confronts the Devil; Dr. Thredson arranges a reunion for Kit.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 60 mins
Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, Monsignor Howard attempts to silence Sister Jude.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 60 mins
A new inmate creates problems for Sister Jude. Meanwhile, Grace's alien obsession becomes violent.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 60 mins
Johnny aims to complete his father's work in the second-season finale. Meanwhile, Lana attempts to shut down Briarcliff.