When American Horror Story chose New Orleans as the setting for the 3rd season, they decided to go balls-out Southern Gothic. From slave-torturing immortal bitches to a coven of misfit belles trying to control their powers and wanton desires.
Now that the dust has settled and we've had a few days to process the final episode of American Horror Story: Asylum, we can finally step back, shake off that vague dirty feeling, and ask ourselves: What exactly just happened here?
Compared to last season's finale, this year's seemed relatively low-key and subtle ... However, and although it wasn't nearly are great as the first season's, this finale was surprisingly heartfelt and satisfying.
There aren't enough words to convey what Jessica Lange brought to this season of "Asylum"; she didn't just bring Sister Jude to life, she gave the entire season a center of gravity and undeniable life force.
Going into the episode, I had already known it was going to be split up between the different storylines and I was completely for that. But the way it was written threw off the pacing of the episode and it just ended up a pretty big let down.
"Spilt Milk" isn't a perfect hour by any means. However, the showdown between Lana and Thresdon was remarkably shot and definitely cringe-worthy, and the whole noir feel gave the episode an artistic boost.