American Horror Story Asylum: Lily Rabe on Sister Mary Eunice’s Pivotal Episode, “The Name Game” (Especially The Last Two Acts Of The Episode)

I think it was perfect in its own crazy way. It was very true to the show. That was a very intense scene to shoot also. That was harder for me than the wires. I would do that any day over going into an incinerator, let me tell you.  –Lily Rabe

Thanks for being patient with the “Ten (insert adjective indicating how awesome, scary, and fucked-up the episode was here)  Things We Learned From American Horror Story Asylum, Episode Ten, ‘The Name Game’- Spoiler Alert!” usual post AHSA wrap-up/review/recap. Hope to have it up within the next 24 hours!

I was literally up all night (until I conked out around 10AM) writing after the show Wednesday, which might have worked out better if I hadn’t been up all night writing the night before as well. Need to stop keeping the sleep cycle of a vampire crack whore,  here. NOT complaining, I had fun, nice to be up all night  and have it actually be voluntary. Gonna repeat this next sentiment in its own post, but we got THREE TIMES more traffic–starting Wednesday AM– (in the 24-period the episode aired in) than we did on our absolute busiest day of 2012. Horror Boom is still racking up the hits, and I want to thank EVERYONE for their support. Would we have gotten even half that much traffic if American Horror Story Asylum hadn’t been back from their holiday break? No! Of course not. Thanks again from both of us.

We also think Lily Rabe should at least get an Emmy nod for best supporting actress (along with Jessica Lange winning Best Actress) for her work this season. She nailed it EVERY time. Hope Ryan Murphy casts her in another great role in “Chapter” (AKA Season) Three.

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While We Work On Reviewing/Recapping Episode 10 of American Horror Story Asylum, “The Name Game”, Read Our Insane, NSFW Notes For Comic Relief (Spoilers!)

That… just… fucking …wow. We here at Horror Boom were so stunned (mostly by finding out the real reason the writers had Sister Jude refer to that spiral staircase in the main lobby of Briarcliff  as “The Staircase to Heaven)” while taking notes on The Name Game (Episode 10, aired January 2nd at 10:00 PM on FX), that they didn’t come out looking too organized.  Usually we’ll start by getting out our comically thick notebook and writing down the title of the episode, then under that, a list of 1-10 “Things We Learned” to fill in. This time it came out looking like the things Mrs. Horror Boom kept loudly telling the TV. Well, it was a toss-up whether I spent more of my time watching Episode Ten with A. my jaw agape (not unlike our cats do when they see a jumbo-sized bird out on the deck and just sit there indoors, ten feet away, wide-eyed and frozen like statues,  so dazzled they keep  forgetting to close their mouths) or B. exclaiming profanities loudly enough everyone in the house can hear.

So since that episode was just the slightest bit dark (other than the choreographed go-go dance and song number to, gee, what was the song again …The Name Game, which was hilarious and sure kept things interesting) with what, two BIG character deaths and something like five Raspers  executed suddenly but efficiently by Dr. Nazi, we could use a giggle. So we took photos of my four pages of notes, and you may notice that my composure slipped just the tiniest bit…

Here’s #1 still starting out by taking notes i s traditional manner:

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then it escalates FAST. P2 of notes:


Then I seriously forgot I was supposed to take notes, but did it on autopilot or something…


“Oh no oh no oh no” = Thredson pulling the reel, wrapped in a blanket, from the secret hiding space, “oh YES!” = “I don’t want to ruin it for you, but Spot jumps.”

and finally, when Dr.Nazi says goodbye and closes the door behind them…

How I managed to cheer and write at the same time, I still have no idea!

How I managed to cheer and write at the same time, I still have no idea!