“American Horror Story” returns on Nov. 21 with the all-new episode, “The Origins of Monstrosity.”
In the highly-anticipated follow up to last week’s Dr. Thredson (Zachary Quinto) as Bloody Face reveal, the serial killer’s past will be explored.
A couple of hours ago (Nov. 19), FX posted a behind-the-scenes look at last week’s chilling conclusion of the two-part episode, “I Am Anne Frank, Part 2″ on the AHS Asylum Facebook page.
Kit and Lana are both in potentially fatal predicaments at the hands of this cunning killer. Lana is literally trapped in Thredson’s lair and Kit is on the way to prison after making a false confession to Thredson’s crimes.
During the FX video clip Evan Peters discusses Kit’s relationship with Grace and his current state of confusion.
On Grace, he says, “I don’t know if Kit is falling for Grace. I’d say that Kit needs somebody in the situation and Grace, he seems to relate to. He seems to have some sort of connection with her.”
On Kit’s confusion over committing his alleged crimes, he says:
“I think that Kit does know that he’s innocent, deep down. I think that he’s just confused because all these people have been bombarding him with this idea, that yes, you killed all these people. You skinned these people and you’re a mass murderer and the idea of aliens sounds so insane. Why would that be the case, when everybody’s telling you differently. Now I’m going to jail and now I know what the truth is.”
The jury is still very much out on whether the aliens that have now been seen by Kit, Sister Jude, and most recently, Grace are even real, and heading into Wednesday’s episode, we don’t know what Kit’s fate will be. He could ultimately face wrongful death in the electric chair.
What is more horrifying than an innocent man being put to death while the real killer roams free to claim more innocent victims?
Lizzie Brochere addresses Grace’s alien encounter in the clip, saying:
“I get sterilized by aliens. Is it a dream, is it not a dream? What is it? That was very scary, because you have all these alien hands like coming into your mouth and coming in close to you and you’re like, naked on this table.”
AHS Co-Creator gave a really interesting and informative interview with “EW” on Nov. 15 and he was asked if Alma is pregnant by aliens.
Murphy replied, “I’m not saying. Who’s to say that’s even real?”
And then he was asked if Grace is pregnant with an alien baby.
Murphy replied, “I’m not saying that! I think it’s interesting the aliens come after Kit has sex with women. That’s a really good clue. People should look at that. There’s something about that.”
Hmm – that’s an interesting response.
Here’s a theory: The “alien encounters” are some sort of hallucinogenic response to some sort of mental trigger, that was induced by Thredson and/or Arden.
We’ve repeatedly seen patients stand in line and swallow little cups of meds. FX also released a teaser prior to the show’s season premiere of Grace kneeling and snapping her mouth open to reveal a little red pill on her tongue.
Is there a clue there?
Plus, it appears something was implanted in Kit’s neck. Does the device tap into Kit’s psyche when he has sex, to trigger the alien appearances?
We’ve never seen how Kit was originally taken in by the police.
Did Thredson stage the whole alien event that night, so that the police would come grab Kit after he killed Alma himself? If he implanted something or did something to make Kit think he saw aliens, Kit could also be deemed crazy enough to go to Briarcliff, where Thredson could work with him to ultimately get his taped confession.
It seems entirely plausible, but is, of course speculation…
Sister Jude saw the alien after getting drunk on the communion wine. Was it laced with the same kind of drug?
Grace saw the aliens/Alma during her surgery. She had to be on some kind of drugs while she was under the knife. Did surgery drugs induce the alien encounter?
Finally, according to an interview that Sarah Paulson did with “The Hollywood Reporter” on Nov. 14, Lana was not a random choice for Thredson. He picked her for a reason which has yet to be revealed.
It would also make sense, then, that he targeted Kit to take the fall for his crimes. Did he select him randomly, or was he also picked for a very specific reason?
In the aforementioned “EW” interview, Ryan Murphy also reveals that Thredson has “mommy issues” and they will be explored in this week’s episode.
Let’s think back to episode two, “Tricks and Treats,” and recall what the devil said to Thredson via Jed, the possessed farm boy, during the exorcism:
“Oliver! See what you’ve become! I’m glad I gave you up!”
Thredson recoils in horror and he’s also the one who administers the shot which ultimately puts the boy in cardiac arrest.
Here’s something else to think about:
It seems like the devil revealed that Thredson was given up as a child. If this is the case, did he grow up in an asylum-like orphanage? Is it possible that’s why he’s so concerned about the “inhumane” treatment and conditions at Briarcliff?
What if Thredson was given away as a baby, and finds out later that his mother had another child – who she raised and loved?
What if that other child is Kit? Are Kit and Thredson tied by blood — in more ways than one?
Maybe Thredson also suffered terribly at the orphanage or in the hands of an abusive foster family.
This would explain how his psychosis is directed at women and why he unleashes his rage on them – that, coupled perhaps with the previously noted theory, that Thredson is gay and was forced to convert, really makes a lot of psychotic sense…
Furthermore, if Kit is indeed Bloody Face’s brother, who better to take the blame for his crimes than the privileged child who stole Oliver Thredson’s mother’s love?
There are still so many questions! Hopefully, episode six’s Bloody Face backstory will give us some of the answers we’re looking for!
What do you think? Did Thredson pick Kit for a reason? Could they be brothers or related somehow? Feel free to share your theories in the comments below!
“American Horror Story: Asylum” airs Wednesdays at 10 PM EST on FX.