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American Horror Story: The Origins of Monstrosity

A mother abandons her daughter at Briarcliff over Sister Jude's objections, and the child soon finds a friend in Mary Eunice. Meanwhile, Monsignor Howard discovers what Dr. Arden has been up to, and Lana finds out about Bloody Face's origins.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 2ATS06
Airdate: Wednesday November 21st, 2012

Director: David Semel
Writer: Ryan Murphy

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Feb 25, 2013
NZ (FOUR) Aug 11, 2014

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (7 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Chloë Sevigny
As Shelley

Guest Stars
Jenna Dewan
As Teresa Morrison (as Jenna Dewan Tatum)
Mark Consuelos
As Spivey
Mark Margolis
As Sam Goodman
Kasey Mahaffy
As Father James
Amy Farrington
As Miss Reynolds
Nikki Hahn
As Jenny Reynolds
Bob Bancroft
As Harry Kirkland
Eugene Byrd
As Grayson's Partner
David Gianopoulos
As Detective John Grayson

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Duisenberg
As Male Uniform
Tara Holt
As Laura
Betty Murphy
As Sally (Sally Starnes)
Adrian Quinonez
As Uni Cop
Cheyenne Wilbur
As Professor
Main Cast
Zachary Quinto
As Dr. Oliver Thredson
Joseph Fiennes
As Monsignor Timothy Howard
Sarah Paulson
As Lana Winters (S2) / Cordelia Foxx (S3)
Evan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3)
Lily Rabe
As Sister Mary Eunice (S2) / Misty Day (S3)
James Cromwell
As Dr. Arthur Arden
Jessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3)


The Present..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lesley GoreYou Don't Own MeSister Mary Eunice dances

Episode Quotes
Thredson: You can scream all you want, no one will hear you. Obviously the basement is soundproof. Believe me, girls with bigger sets of lungs than yours have tried before.

Thredson: A mother's touch. Skin to skin contact. That's what I was craving, that's what I was missing. My whole life. But she smelled of formaldehyde. And her skin, even after I removed it, was cold. And stiff.

Howard: I thought all TB patients had been cleared out.
Dr. Arden: These are the incurables. Those whose tuberculosis was too far advanced for any of the new miracle drugs to have an effect.
Howard: God bless them.
Dr. Arden: Well, He hasn't yet.

Dr. Arden: Another mess to clean up, Mr. Spivey? You seem to have mistaken the broom closet for the playground where you used to expose yourself to innocent little boys and girls.
Spivey: No, never the boys, Doc. I had my standards.

Jenny Reynolds: She thinks I killed Josie.
Sister Mary Eunice: Did you?
Jenny Reynolds: No.
Sister Mary Eunice: Did so.
Jenny Reynolds: How do you know?
Sister Mary Eunice: I know everything. I'm the Devil.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Executive ProducerDante DiLoreto  |  Tim Minear  |  Brad Falchuk  |  Ryan Murphy
Co-Executive ProducerBradley Buecker  |  James Wong (1)  |  Jennifer Salt  |  Jessica Sharzer
ProducerChip Vucelich  |  Alexis Martin
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorFabienne Bouville
CastingEric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Robert J. Ulrich
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorMichael Amundson  |  Carol 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 CoordinatorAnthony Lattanzio
Production Sound MixerSean Rush
Script SupervisorGabi Endicott
Production CoordinatorEric Kovtun
Script CoordinatorCrystal Liu
Assistant EditorSarah C. Reeves
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 ProducerJessica Meyer  |  Sara Stelwagen  |  Devon Quinn
Special Effects CoordinatorSteve Galich
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
Assistant To The Line ProducerJennifer Wright (1)
Warning: American Horror Story season 2 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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