“American Horror Story: Asylum” returns tonight, Nov. 14 with the conclusion of the two-part episode, “I Am Anne Frank Part 2.”
There is still a lot of speculation circling about the identity of this season’s serial killer aka Bloody Face. On Nov. 12 AHS Co-Creator Ryan Murphy tweeted that Bloody Face’s identity will be revealed this week.
A little over two hours ago, Murphy tweeted this message about tonight’s episode:
“Tonight’s American Horror Story is the best one we have ever done. Guess who Bloody Face is?”
Twitter followers’ responses include Monsignor Timothy (Joseph Fiennes), the doctor (unspecified if Arden or Thredson) and Zachary Quinto (Dr. Thredson).
Earlier today (Nov. 14) “EW” dropped the following hint about the sadistic killer:
“All we can say without totally ruining the American Horror Story surprise is that Bloody Face’s reveal is intertwined with another central storyline. And when you find out what he or she has planned for their new victim, you will probably never stop shuddering.”
Well, that’s not hard to imagine, because most of us have probably never stopped shuddering since the first five minutes of the show featuring Adam Levine’s character Leo getting his arm ripped off by the present day killer (or so we think).
Speaking of Leo, in episode 3, “Nor’easter,” he is stabbed repeatedly and then shot by a Bloody Face copycat. However, during another “EW” interview earlier this month, Ryan Murphy wouldn’t confirm that the newlyweds are indeed dead. He said, “I’m not saying they’re dead. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”
But during Adam Levine’s Nov. 12 visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Levine told Ellen that Leo had his arm ripped off, he was stabbed and shot a bunch of times, but he’s dead now. Then he looked to the audience to emphasize that his character is dead, not him.
Did Levine let something slip? He sounded pretty convincing that Leo is no longer among the living…
As previously reported, the present day Briarcliff storyline should wrap up completely in the last episode.
As for tonight’s huge reveal, among the many very compelling arguments for Bloody Face’s identity. However, this one posted by idigitialtimes.com, makes a lot of logical sense:
“We believe that Dr. Oliver Thredson underwent a similar ex-gay conversion at some point in his professional career (unlike the other characters on the show, he is the only one who is overdeveloped and undersexed– we know virtually nothing about his sex life while knowing everything about everyone else’s), repressing his sexual desires and proclivities in favor of, well, being able to function as a respectable member of pre-sexual revolution 60s society.
Just as he believed guilt to be Kit’s trigger, leading him to lash out and destroy the things he grew to loathe, so, too, is guilt and rage Dr. Thredson’s trigger. A man who was forced through harrowing and dangerous treatments to feel sexually attracted to the opposite sex now lashes out against them, destroying the things that constitute their identity (heads, skin, etc.).”
In last week’s Examiner review, the question is also posed why Thredson told Lana that Kit might be innocent, but then grills him about facing the truth about what he’s done.
It seems more than probable, at this point, that Thredson is our mystery maniac. He did seem pretty animated while describing those murders to Kit (Evan Peters). Is the quiet man hiding a huge amount of pent up rage? Not to stereotype, but, the quiet ones often do…
There’s also a Tumblr theory that suggests returning AHS season one guest star Eric Stonestreet may be returning this season as the killer. Other suggestions have been Grace (Lizzie Brochere) and even Alma (Britne Oldford).
Alma would be really interesting, because we haven’t really ever seen her body. And, according to “Eonline,” Alma returns tonight as well – and is coming for Grace.
Does she know Grace slept with her husband, so now she’s out for blood (literally)?
Whoever it is, we find out tonight and then next week in episode 6, “The Origins of Monstrosity,” we’ll find out how Bloody Face came to be. (Incidentally, next week’s episode is written by Ryan Murphy).
Oh, and we’d better brace ourselves for tonight, if Bloody Face is coming out to play, it’s going to be one terrifying ride…
“American Horror Story: Asylum” airs Wednesdays at 10 PM EST on FX.