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American Horror Story: I Am Anne Frank (1)

A patient claiming to be Anne Frank is committed to Briarcliff. Meanwhile, Word of Arden's assault on a prostitute gets out, but Sister Jude is more interested in the fact that he has Nazi memorabilia... and Anne claims that she saw Arden Auschwitz. Also, Thredson offers to get Lana out if she consents to be killed, and Kit discovers the truth about Grace.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x4
Production Number: 2ATS04
Airdate: Wednesday November 07th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Nov 20, 2012
AU (Eleven) Feb 11, 2013
NZ (FOUR) Jul 28, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Chloë SevignyChloë Sevigny
As Shelley

Guest Stars
Fredric LehneFredric Lehne
As Frank McCann
Britne OldfordBritne Oldford
As Alma
Joe EgenderJoe Egender
As Billy
Barbara TarbuckBarbara Tarbuck
As Sister Claudia
Matthew John ArmstrongMatthew John Armstrong
As Detective Byers
Joel McKinnon MillerJoel McKinnon Miller
As Detective Connors
Franka PotenteFranka Potente
As Anne Frank

Co-Guest Stars
John Cromwell (1)John Cromwell (1)
As Young Arden
Casey WymanCasey Wyman
As Daniel
James J. CollinsJames J. Collins
As Grace's Father
Bella DayneBella Dayne
As Patsy
Katherine HerzerKatherine Herzer
As Young Anne Frank
Joe HowardJoe Howard
As Speaker
Main Cast
Sarah PaulsonSarah Paulson
As Lana Winters (S2) / Cordelia Foxx (S3) / Bette and Dot Tattler (S4) / Hypodermic Sally (S5)
Evan PetersEvan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3) / Jimmy Darling (S4) / James March (S5)
Jessica LangeJessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3) / Elsa Mars (S4)
Zachary QuintoZachary Quinto
As Dr. Oliver Thredson
Joseph FiennesJoseph Fiennes
As Monsignor Timothy Howard
Lily RabeLily Rabe
As Sister Mary Eunice (S2) / Misty Day (S3)
Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
As Grace Bertrand
James CromwellJames Cromwell
As Dr. Arthur Arden


Frank brings in the newest patient, who was dropped off at the sanitarium with no identification. He takes Sister Jude to the patient's cell and the nun asks what her name is. She gets no answer and points out that the patient caused a disturbance when someone at the bar where she was made an anti-Semitic joke. The patient says that she broke a bottle and cut them, and Sister Jude asks if she lost someone during the war. When the patient simply whistles, Sister Jude says that they'll start treatment in the morning...

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Episode Quotes
Sister Jude: So, Anne Frank, is it? What a relief it will be to millions of schoolchildren to know you survived.

Kit: Dr. Thredson, he... he said some things that are starting to make sense.
Grace: Well, if you were crazy, they wouldn't make sense to you. Self-doubt is a sure sign of sanity.
Kit: Wait, you're confusing me. If... you're saying that if I'm crazy, then I wouldn't believe Dr. Threadson, but if I'm sane, then my crazy stories would be true?
Grace: I have no idea what you just said.

Cultural References
Lana: Something there is that doesn't love a wall.

The line is from Robert Frost's 1914 poem, "Mending Wall."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Falchuk  |  Ryan Murphy
Executive ProducerDante DiLoreto  |  Ryan Murphy  |  Tim Minear  |  Brad Falchuk
Co-Executive ProducerJessica Sharzer  |  Bradley Buecker  |  Jennifer Salt  |  James Wong (1)
ProducerAlexis Martin  |  Chip Vucelich
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorStewart Schill
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorCarol Green
Second Assistant DirectorFrank Tignini
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerLou Eyrich
Key GripKenny King
Camera OperatorCharles Schner  |  James Reid (3)
Set DesignerPhilip Dagort
Set DecoratorEllen Brill
Location ManagerJohn Agoglia
Transportation CoordinatorThomas A. Gordon (1)
Property MasterScott Bauer
Construction CoordinatorTed Wilson (2)
Production Sound MixerSean Rush
Script SupervisorGabi Endicott
Production CoordinatorEric Kovtun
Script CoordinatorCrystal Liu
Assistant EditorLaurie Thomson
Supervising Sound EditorGary Megregian
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
GafferJohn M. Magallon
Director of PhotographyMichael Goi
Stunt CoordinatorTim A. Davison
Production SupervisorJames Williams (2)
Art DirectorAndrew Murdock
Assistant Production CoordinatorMatt Woodall
Key Makeup ArtistKim Ayers
Art Department CoordinatorKrystal Pertsch
Main Title ThemeCesar Davila-Irizarry  |  Charlie Clouser
Production AccountantScott Cohn
ScoreJames S. Levine
Department Head HairMonte C. Haught
Casting AssociateEric Souliere
Key HairstylistNatalie Driscoll
Department Head Make-upEryn Krueger Mekash
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDevon Quinn  |  Sara Stelwagen  |  Jessica Meyer
Special Effects CoordinatorSteve Galich
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
Assistant To The Line ProducerJennifer Wright (1)
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