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American Horror Story Season 2

American Horror Story Season 2


No one is safe behind the gates of the Briarcliff Mental Institution, which is home to everything from Nazis and serial killers to mutants and aliens. Dr. Arden performs odd experiments on the facility's patients while disturbed nun Sister Jude governs with an iron grip in a place of healing that is everything but.

air date

October. 17,2012

production companies

20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Productions, 20th Television

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American Horror Story Season 2 Episode Guide

Welcome to Briarcliff

S2 E1 Welcome to Briarcliff

Oct. 17,2012

Terrifying evils blur the boundaries between reality and insanity at the Briarcliff Manor.

Tricks and Treats

S2 E2 Tricks and Treats

Oct. 24,2012

An exorcist is called to Briarcliff to help save a troubled farm boy; Sister Jude's darkest secret is revealed.


S2 E3 Nor'easter

Oct. 31,2012

A violent storm allows a group of patients to plan a daring escape; Sister Jude is haunted by her past.

I Am Anne Frank (1)

S2 E4 I Am Anne Frank (1)

Nov. 07,2012

A new patient exposes Arden's past; Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.

I Am Anne Frank (2)

S2 E5 I Am Anne Frank (2)

Nov. 14,2012

Sister Jude employs a renowned Nazi hunter to gather evidence against Arden; Kit makes a surprising confession; Bloody Face is unmasked.

The Origins of Monstrosity

S2 E6 The Origins of Monstrosity

Nov. 21,2012

A mysterious little girl is abandoned at Briarcliff; the Monsignor makes a Faustian pact with Dr. Arden; the origin of Bloody Face is revealed.

Dark Cousin

S2 E7 Dark Cousin

Nov. 28,2012

Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel at Briarcliff; Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.

Unholy Night

S2 E8 Unholy Night

Dec. 05,2012

A murderous Santa wreaks havoc on Briarcliff; Sister Jude faces off with the devil; Arden has a shocking encounter in the death chute.

The Coat Hanger

S2 E9 The Coat Hanger

Dec. 12,2012

The Monsignor takes an unlikely convert under his wing; Lana secures a new piece of evidence that can exonerate Kit; Dr. Arden witnesses a miraculous return.

The Name Game

S2 E10 The Name Game

Jan. 02,2013

The Monsignor confronts the Devil. Dr. Arden’s experiments reach a shocking conclusion. Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit.

Spilt Milk

S2 E11 Spilt Milk

Jan. 09,2013

Grace tells Kit devastating news about the aliens' experiments on Alma; Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor; the Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.


S2 E12 Continuum

Jan. 16,2013

A deadly new inmate threatens Sister Jude's chance of release; Grace's obsession with the aliens turns violent.

Madness Ends

S2 E13 Madness Ends

Jan. 23,2013

Johnny sets out to complete his father's work; Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.

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Cast of American Horror Story Season 2

Russell Tovey

Patrick Read

Joe Mantello

Gino Barelli

Billie Lourd

Hannah Wells

Denis O'Hare


Charlie Carver

Adam Carpenter

Leslie Grossman

Barbara Read

Sandra Bernhard


Isaac Powell

Theo Graves

Zachary Quinto


Patti LuPone

Kathy Pizazz