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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

Special Guest Stars
Chloƫ SevignyChloƫ Sevigny
As Shelley

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

Co-Guest Stars
Michael DuisenbergMichael Duisenberg
As Male Uniform
Tara HoltTara Holt
As Laura
Betty MurphyBetty Murphy
As Sally (Sally Starnes)
Adrian QuinonezAdrian Quinonez
As Uni Cop
Cheyenne WilburCheyenne Wilbur
As Professor
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)
James CromwellJames Cromwell
As Dr. Arthur Arden


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)
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