‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ episode 12 review: How has Lana changed?

American Horror Story: AsylumFor the penultimate episode of “American Horror Story: Asylum,” we saw a story that was told over the course of years rather than minutes. There were a few people who managed to get out of Briarcliff alive, but who’s to say that these people were suddenly allowed to have a happy ending?

As a matter of fact, the one thing that we really learned from this episode more so than anything else is that no matter how hard you really try, there is no way that you can ultimately escape this establishment for good.

Kit’s story – Who knew that this show has been transitioning into “American Sister Wives”? The guy seriously thought for whatever reason he could live with the mothers of his children and have there be no problems at all with it. Well, that didn’t last long. Instead, he ended up watching one woman kill the other woman in Grace … and somehow, he has ended up alone yet again after Alma was shipped off to Briarcliff, and she later died, as well.

Jude’s story – This has turned into quite a tragic story for Jude, as well. Jessica Lange’s character was of course still alive under a fake name, and she was slowly and surely rotting away inside of a cell, losing her mind even more as the days passed. The Monsignor is now a Cardinal, and his promise to get her out was worth absolutely nothing.

Lana’s story – So much for Lana the intrepid reporter, right? Instead, she has grown to become an egomaniac who has found a niche and great success capitalizing on her own pain. It wasn’t until Kit told her that Sister Jude was still locked in the asylum that she even realized that she was still alive. However, it still was not like she seemed interested in doing anything about it.

The episode ended by jumping forward to the present, where we learned that Lana’s son is now on a desperate kick to meet his mother, and will do just about anything he can to meet her. Anything. We still don’t really care for this present story at all, so hopefully it is building towards a conclusion that justifies Adam Levine, the nasty scene with the prostitute last week, and all of the time spent on it.

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