American Horror Story: Asylum

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Aired: Season 2 (Asylum) aired October 17th, 2012–January 23rd, 2013 on FX
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Network: FX
Series Creator(s): Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk

Cast:

Jessica Lange … as Sister Jude Martin
Sarah Paulson … as Lana Winters
Zachary Quinto … as Dr. Oliver Thredson
Evan Peters … as Kit Walker
Lizzie Brocheré … as Grace Bertrand
James Cromwell … as Dr. Arthur Arden
Joseph Fiennes … as Monsignor Timothy Howard
Lily Rabe … as Sister Mary Eunice McKee
Chloë Sevigny … as Shelley (recurring guest)
Naomi Grossman … as Pepper
Clea DuVall … as Wendy Peyser
Dylan McDermott … as Johnny Morgan
Jenna Dewan-Tatum … as Teresa Morrison
Adam Levine … as Leo Morrison
Frances Conroy … as Shachath: The Angel of Death
Ian McShane … as Leigh Emerson
Franka Potente … as Anne Frank / Charlotte Brown

Status: Season 2 complete and out on DVD and VOD.

Overview
Memorable Shelley Quotations
Said of American Horror Story: Asylum
American Horror Story: Asylum Series Trivia
Critical Reception
American Horror Story: Asylum Online


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Overview

American Horror Story is an American horror anthology series from FX. The series features a new story and characters each season, but often with returning actors. American Horror Story: Asylum is the title of the show’s second season.

From American Horror Story Wiki:

In a New England sanitarium, presided by ministers of faith and science, the innocent and the mad run from greater dangers and their own pasts. Bookended by modern day explorations of the ruins, a darker mystery lies in wait for victims.

Chloë Sevigny appears in Asylum in a recurring role as Shelley, a nymphomaniac patient at the Briarcliff mental hospital.

List of Episodes:

Chloë Sevigny appears in the following episodes of American Horror Story: Asylum:

Season 2/”Asylum” (October 17th 2012–January 23rd, 2013)

Episode 2.01 “Welcome to Briarcliff”
Episode 2.02 “Tricks and Treats”
Episode 2.03 “Nor’easter”
Episode 2.04 “I Am Anne Frank: Part 1”
Episode 2.05 “I Am Anne Frank: Part 2”
Episode 2.06 “The Origins of Monstrosity”
Episode 2.07 “Dark Cousin”
Episode 2.08 “Unholy Night”
Episode 2.09 “The Coat Hanger”
Episode 2.10 “The Name Game”
Episode 2.11 “Spilt Milk”
Episode 2.12 “Continuum”
Episode 2.13 “Madness Ends”


Memorable Shelley Quotations

From episode 2.01 “Welcome to Briarcliff”:

Shelley: “You think I’m full of shame and regret for what I’ve done now, Sister? You could shave me bald as a cue ball and I’ll still be the hottest tamale in this joint!”

Shelley: [grabbing at Kit’s bruised behind] “Oooh! Sister Jude is on the warpath!”
Kit: “Hey, stop it!”
Shelley: “I can’t make the welts go away, but I can make you forget you have ’em.”
Kit: “The nurse already gave me a salve.”
Shelley: “A salve can’t cure you like I can. You need a session in the hydrotheraphy room with me. I speak French… and Greek.”

Shelley: “He’s mine. He’s mine!”

Lana: “I’m sorry about your hair. Is this where they’re keeping the maniac?”
Shelley: “Which one?”
Lana: “Kit Walker.”
Shelley: “No, he misbehaved. They took him to solitary, he’ll have to play with himself for a while.”

From episode 2.02 “Tricks and Treats”:

Shelley: “Hey, Sister! I have a cucumber in my room… but not because I was hungry.”

Shelley: “I saw you flirting with our lady of perpetual virginity. Wanna see my candy apple?”
Dr. Arden: “Get your filthy hands off me..!”
Shelley: “C’mon, Doc, bend me over a bread rack, pound me into shape.”
Dr. Arden: “You’re a dirty little slut with a poisonous tongue.”
[Dr. Arden tries to leave, but Shelley blocks his way.]
Shelley: [suddenly pleading] “I just wanna go outside for 15 minutes, in the sun, please. I just wanna feel the sun on my skin. I’ll do anything.”
Dr. Arden: “No. Whores get nothing.”
Shelley: “Men like sex, no one calls them whores! I hate that word, it’s so ugly!! I’m into pleasure. Ever since I was five years old and I slipped my fingers inside for the very first time, I could do it all day. My mother made me wear mittens to bed.”
Dr. Arden: “Because you’re a little slut.”
Shelley: “No. Because she didn’t understand me. So I ran away from home, met some jazz musicians, real free thinkers. I fell in love with the bass player. Big mistake. As soon as he put a ring on my finger, I was his property. He could screw every Betty in town and I had to stay home and scrub his dirty drawers. So come Fleet Week, he gets home and finds me in bed with two Navy guys, and I told him, ‘It’s not for self but for country.’ He decked me flat out, threw me in the car, and locked me in the nuthouse. And the sickest part is? They let him!… Because I like sex. That’s my crime.”
Dr. Arden: “Am I supposed to be moved by that pathetic tale of woe?”
Shelley: “Please. I’m just asking for five minutes in the sun. A little fresh air…”
[Dr. Arden grabs Shelley by the hair.]
Dr. Arden: “You make me sick. Whore.”
[Dr. Arden leaves. Shelley sobs.]

From episode 2.03 “Nor’easter”:

Shelley: “I saw you guys conspiring upstairs, plotting your next escape.”
Grace: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Shelley: [turning to Pepper listening in] “Are we talking to you??”
Shelley: [turning to Grace] “I can help. I’m smart. Smarter than that stuck-up bitch reporter. Come on, Grace, I gotta get out of here.”
Grace: “Why? So you can screw more guys?”
Shelley: “You think as a little girl I dreamed I’d waste my life away in the bug house? I wanna go to Paris, France. They’re 20 years ahead of us! Here I’m a freak! There I’d be celebrated. Haven’t you read Delta of Venus? Anaïs Nin embraced her sexuality without apology. You’re from there, you must know what I’m talking about.”
Grace: “We left when I was nine, but my mother insisted we speak French at home.”
Shelley: “I’m gonna get out of here, with or without you. We could help each other. Please?”

[Kit, Grace and Shelley are trying escape from the asylum through the basement.]
Shelley: “Oh, we picked a hell of a night for it.”
Kit: “Yeah. It’s good. Perfect, in fact. The storm will cover our tracks. All we have to do is go through those doors, through the staff lounge and into the boiler room.”
Shelley: “And that’ll take us where? Narnia?”

Kit: “Shit. Carl’s out there.”
Grace: “What are we gonna do?”
Kit: “Whatever we have to. We may not get another chance. We’re going through that door.”
Shelley: “You’re not taking down Carl. He’s a Marine, he fought in Korea. I’ll make sure you get through the door, just… just try and wait for me.”
Grace: “Wait for you?”
Shelley: “If you can’t, if I don’t make it out, make sure you write the story that blows the doors off this place. Don’t forget about me.”

Carl: “Shelley, what are you doing out here?”
Shelley: “I got bored.”
Carl: “Yeah, you’re always bored. You need to be in that movie with the others. Go on.”
Shelley: “I’ve already seen it. The Christians get eaten.”
[Shelley begins to seduce Carl.]
Shelley: “I’d rather be eating something else…”
Carl: “Shelley, I don’t have time. The Mexican’s missing. Jude’s out here looking, too.”
Shelley: “Did you check the hydrotherapy room?”
Carl: “What?”
Shelley: “Come on, Carl. I’ll help you look. You never know where she might be hiding.”
Carl: “Shit, Shelley.”

Shelley: “I think I’m gonna vomit.”
Dr. Arden: “Go ahead. We can play doctor right here.”
Shelley: [realizing Dr. Arden wants sex] “No, I’m not in the mood.”
Dr. Arden: “You’re always in the mood. I must be the only guy in here who hasn’t had you yet.”
Shelley: “That’s not true. What’s more, I’m the one who does the choosing.”
Dr. Arden: “Not tonight. Turn around and spread your cheeks.”
Shelley: “I thought I repulsed you.”
Dr. Arden: “Any port in a storm. Now bend over!”
Shelley: “No! [sobbing] I don’t want to! I wanna go back to the movie.”
Dr. Arden: “Oh…”
[Shelley tries to escape, but Dr. Arden catches her and forces her on the table.]
Shelley: “No…! No! No! Help! No! Rape!”
Dr. Arden: “Rape. That’s rich, coming from you.”

[Shelley sees Dr. Arden’s penis and starts laughing.]
Dr. Arden: “Don’t you dare laugh at me.”
Shelley: [still laughing] “What happened?”
Dr. Arden: “Shut up!”
Shelley: “Did you have an accident? I mean, you’re seven feet tall, I thought you’d be hung like…”
Dr. Arden: “Shut up!!!!”
[Dr. Arden knocks Shelley unconscious.]

From episode 2.04 “I Am Anne Frank: Part 1”:

Shelley: “Am I gonna die?”
Dr. Arden: “Not exactly. As a matter of fact, after this you’ll probably live forever.”

Shelley: “Kill me!”


Said of American Horror Story: Asylum

Select quotations regarding the show from Chloë Sevigny and her co-workers:

On why and how she got involved:
“It was more watching the first season. I talked to Ryan [Murphy], and I hadn’t seen the show. He was like, ‘Would you do the show? I can’t show you any scripts, but I can tell you a bit about the character.’ There was this feminist statement that he wanted to make with this character, about how women were persecuted back then, and throughout time, when they were promiscuous. That was all appealing, but really, it was watching the first season and seeing how much thought went into it. I also spoke to a lot of people who were in the first season. My friend, Matt Ross, was in the first season, as the jealous doctor who had lived in the house. He told me about Ryan, and how he was there for every decision and every hair clip. His eye was on everything. So, I knew I was going to work with someone who would really take care of me and was going to be on top of every decision. It was like eye candy, watching it. It was just amazing!”
Collider.com interview, October 2012

Describing Shelley:
“I think Shelley is good. She was very promiscuous in her life. Her husband didn’t like how sexual she was, so he had her locked away. […] I think she’s just really into men –. Maybe she gets off on the tease.”
B the Site interview, October 2012

Her thoughts on Season 1:
“I loved the first season. I gotta say, the ending was a little disappointing. How do you wrap something like that up? It should’ve combusted, like Carrie’s house. But man, what great eye candy. It was so fun and so freakin’ scary.”
TVGuide.com interview, July 2012

On taking on another sexually-charged role:
“It’s a great show — what am I going to say? I’m not going to do it because it’s another sexually provocative thing? I’m going to turn down good work because of that? I can’t!”
TVGuide.com interview, July 2012

On filming the hair shaving scene and working with Jessica Lange:
“Oh, it was amazing! I’m so in awe of that woman. She has this really commanding presence. She’s very still, yet very commanding and very sexy. It’s a really powerful thing to be able to have. Just being around her and being in that scene with Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Jessica just made me feel so powerful, as a woman and as an actress. It was just very palpable. That pretty fun. And Jessica really shaved my head. She was rubbing my head with her nails, and I was like, ‘Oh, you can touch me, all day long!'”
Collider.com interview, October 2012

On filming the fight scene with James Cromwell:
“Rehearsing that may have taken longer than actually shooting it. Blocking it all was a lot of work. I think it took about five hours to shoot. We rehearsed for a while, and there was a lot of conversation — a lot of back and forth. We talked a lot with the stunt coordinator while James was swinging that huge thing at me. There was a lot of jumping back, because it seemed like he was coming far too close. There was a lot of getting it right with the camera angles and all that too. […] for last night’s scene, I was inspired by James. I had to match his intensity. I would just kind of blend into the background if I didn’t go head to head with him, so I had to ramp it up for that.”
HuffPost TV interview, November 2012

On the challenges she faced filming with prosthetics:
“The prosthetic pieces that they put on made it impossible to straighten my legs. I had to be wheeled around in a wheelchair… that was probably the most challenging part, feeling helpless in that way.”
TVGuide.com interview, November 2012

On wishing she’d had a bigger role:
“I wish my part was bigger. That was my first response, but then I let go of my ego and accepted what happens to me and find the joy in that.”
TVGuide.com interview, November 2012

On whether or not she’d be up for a third season:
“Oh, my god, I hope so! Ryan teased that, and I was like, ‘Don’t tease me, unless you’re going to come through on your promise!’ I want to come back and work with this cast again, or at least some of them. It’s a great gig. What actress wouldn’t want to do it? It’s so much fun! You get to be in this heightened environment. It’s a dream.”
Collider.com interview, October 2012

Writer and series creator Ryan Murphy on Chloë and how she reacted to the fate of her character:
“I can’t speak for Chloë but she’s a good-to-go actress. It was a very challenging thing to do the prosthetics. I think she was challenged by it. In the next couple episodes, what happens to her is very… Chloë does an amazingly brilliant acting job at it. I really love her performance.”
EW.com interview, October 2012


American Horror Story: Asylum Series Trivia

• Chloë Sevigny was approached for the role of Shelley. She did not audition for the part.

• According to Chloë, her favorite scene to shoot was her first scene on the show in the season opener, “because I was in the room with three amazing actresses — Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, and Sarah Paulson — for the first time. While we were shooting the show, we all got to hang out all day.”

• Chloë actually shaved her head for the show, when Jessica Lange’s Sister Jude shaves off a part of Shelley’s hair in her first scene in the season premiere. “I actually had that hair cut about 10 years ago. For the show, it was either that or have to wear a prosthetic hair piece. [laughs] But now that I’m over 30 years old, it’s not as cute as it used to be.”

• For Shelley’s transformation on the show, Chloë had four hours of prosthetic make-up put on her.

• According to Chloë, her character was actually inspired by a “maniac” in the 1963 movie Shock Corridor. “One of my lines in the first episode is pulled from that movie.”

• Chloë Sevigny was billed “Special Guest Star” throughout her six-episode run.

• Many of the actors from Season 1, such as Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson and Zachary Quinto, returned to the show for its second season in all-new roles. Chloë Sevigny, meanwhile was a newcomer to the show in Season 2 alongside Lizzie Brocheré, Joseph Fiennes, James Cromwell and Adam Levine among others.

• In March 2015, it was announced Chloë Sevigny would be returning to the series for American Horror Story: Hotel (Season 5) as a series regular.


Critical Reception

American Horror Story: Asylum was another ratings hit for FX and generally well-received by critics and viewers alike. Many fans were pleased to see so many S1 actors return in new roles, and critics lauded the new season especially for its greater focus, genuinely scary moments, slick execution and unapologetic outrageousness.

Rating: Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10 with c. 157,500 user votes counted
Rating: MetaCritic: 65/100 metascore, “Generally favorable reviews”
Rating: Rotten Tomatoes: 77% positive reviews (“Certified Fresh”)

Excerpts from professional reviews:

“… two episodes in, this new Horror Story is nearly as depraved, unapologetically over the top and engrossing as the first season was. […] For spoiler reasons, this reviewer is loath to say much more about what transpires in the first two Asylum episodes. Many of the themes threaded through the last season — men’s disrespect of women, kinky sex, sugary-sweet oldies tunes that foreshadow violent acts — also return in full force, as does Lange’s capacity to elevate cheesy dialogue to an over-enunciated art form. […] By shifting American Horror Story to a new place and time, its writers are clearly telling us that history and its monstrosities often repeat themselves. Darkness lurks within every man and woman, whether they reside in a Gothic home in 2011 that has a beastly baby in the basement or a ’60s-era mental hospital where all those crosses on the wall seemingly bring little salvation. American Horror Story, in its original and Asylum format, is a reminder that people have always and will always do bad things to one another. And we — the sick-in-the-head, twisted basic-cable voyeurs — will always want to sit back and watch.”
– Jen Chaney, The Washington Post

“Confession of a lifelong horror fan: The first season of FX’s American Horror Story left me cold, more appalled than terrified at the overindulgent mishmash of psychosexual poppycock ensnaring unpleasant characters–. […] Lange is equally terrific in the second season, subtitled Asylum, and I’m happy to report she’s hardly alone. Because the best thing about last year’s show is that the slate has been wiped clean for the sequel. […] And judging from the disturbingly surreal opening chapters — I’ve seen two — Asylum delivers a much more evocative nightmare gallery without losing any of the franchise’s provocative, look-ma-I’m-screaming bravado. […] Somehow, this everything-but-the-kitchen-abattoir approach rarely feels as campy or as forced as last year’s haunted-house hijinks. Maybe that’s because a madhouse is just a scarier place by nature, and unlike last season, we understand why most of the people inside don’t just pack up and leave when things get hairy. But Murphy and Falchuk have also created a more sympathetic group of characters, especially among the more restless inmates trapped in Briarcliff against their will (including returning players Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson, both more palatable this season than last). Beyond the shocks inherent in slasher-style horror and (in the second episode) a violent exorcism, this story features an intriguing ongoing clash between faith and science, played out in Sister Jude’s frequent battles with the clinic’s imperious doctor (James Cromwell), who appears to be doing unsanctioned medical experiments on the helpless prisoners.”
– Matt Roush, TV Guide

“Like a good scare? How about a bad scare? Or a thousand scares, good and bad and crazy? Season 2 of American Horror Story, subtitled Asylum, is for you. In a clever reconstruction, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have brought back some familiar players from Season 1 in an entirely new setting, an asylum for the criminally insane in the 1960s. […] Murphy and Falchuk leave no gravestone unturned, confronting us with every possible thing that goes bump in the night, plus exorcism, extraterrestrials, Nazis and a nymphomaniac played enthusiastically by Chloe Sevigny (Big Love).”
– Gail Bennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Awards & Nominations

American Horror Story: Asylum has received 21 awards and 60 award nominations. Full list

Won:

• American Film Institute Award (2013): Top Ten Television Program of 2012
• Art Directors Guild Award (2013): Excellence in Production Design: Television Movie or Miniseries (Max Worthington)
• Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013): Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries (Zachary Levi)
• Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013): Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries (Sarah Paulson)
• GLAAD Media Award (2013): Outstanding TV Movie or Miniseries
• Golden Reel Award (2013): Best Sound Editing: Short Form Sound Effects and Foley in Television
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries (Jessica Lange)
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Cinematography in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Editing in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Motion Picture or Miniseries
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Music in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best New Theme Song in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best New Titles Sequence in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Production Design in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Sound in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries (Zachary Quinto)
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries (Sarah Paulson)
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Visual Effects in a Non-Series
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (James Cromwell)

Nominated:

• Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013): Best Actress in a Miniseries/Movie (Jessica Lange)
• Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013): Best Movie/Miniseries
• Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013): Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries (James Cromwell)
• Critics’ Choice Television Award (2013): Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries (Lily Rabe)
• Directors Guild of America Award (2013): Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or Television Film (Michael Rymer)
• Golden Globe (2013): Best Actress — Miniseries or Television Film (Jessica Lange)
• IGN Award (2012): Best TV Actress (Jessica Lange)
• IGN Award (2012): Best TV Sci-Fi/Horror Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Costume Design in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Non-Series
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries (Evan Peters)
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries (James Cromwell)
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries (Lily Rabe)
• Online Film & Television Association Award (2013): Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie (for episode 2.01)
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie (for episode 2.05)
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Jessica Lange)
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Main Title Design
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Make-up for a Miniseries or Movie
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or Special
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Zachary Quinto)
• Primetime Emmy Award (2013): Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Sarah Paulson)
• Producers Guild of America Award (2013): Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television (Ryan Murphy & al.)
• Satellite Award (2012): Best Supporting Actor — Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (Evan Peters)
• Satellite Award (2012): Best Television Series — Genre
• Saturn Award (2013): Best Actress on Television (Sarah Paulson)
• Saturn Award (2013): Best Supporting Actress on Television (Jessica Lange)
• Saturn Award (2013): Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
• Screen Actors Guild Award (2013): Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Jessica Lange)
• Society of Camera Operators Award (2014): Camera Operator of the Year — Television (James Reid, SOC)
• Television Critics Association Award (2013): Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials

Chloë Sevigny Online

Please note that the opinions expressed below are all 100% our own, not those of Chloë Sevigny or anyone affiliated with either her or the rest of the cast or crew.

American Horror Story isn’t really my cup of tea, and to be honest I stopped watching as soon as Chloë Sevigny’s character exited. It’s not particularly the show’s fault, though — I’m just not a big fan of horror in general and AHS is often genuinely terrifying. That said, it is a well-written, ever-surprising and complex show with a pretty stellar cast overall, and I was actually quite surprised by how much I came to like many of the characters, including Chloë Sevigny’s Shelley, rather small though the role was. Though her character was promoted chiefly for her “nymphomania”, Shelley actually carries a real feminist message, e.g. when she blasts James Cromwell’s Dr. Arden for calling her a “whore” or when she bemoans being labeled a “freak” simply for liking sex (though she does like it a lot) — a crystal clear jab by Ryan Murphy at (among other things) the once-common practice of committing women to mental institutions on a variety of bogus diagnoses, one of the foremost of which was “female hysteria”. By the end of her arc, instead of dismissing her as the cardboard cut-out “whore” Arden brands her as, you see a real, sentient being in her whom you want to root for. And when [spoiler:] she doesn’t make it out of the asylum live, you at least hope her bullies get their comeuppances. -Admin

Our rating of the show: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Our rating of Chloë’s performance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


American Horror Story: Asylum Online

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