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American Horror Story: Madness Ends

Johnny finally meets his biological mother, Lana, as she gives an interview on her career as an investigative reporter.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x13
Production Number: 2ATS13
Airdate: Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jan 29, 2013
AU (Eleven) Apr 29, 2013

Guest Stars
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Dark Angel
Camille ChenCamille Chen
As April

Co-Guest Stars
Mark D. EspinozaMark D. Espinoza
As Jorge
Meg WolfMeg Wolf
As Neo-Natal Nurse
Brady AllenBrady Allen
As Thomas
Callder GriffithCallder Griffith
As Older Thomas
Nolan GrossNolan Gross
As Young Johnny
Brady HenderBrady Hender
As Bully
Chandler KinneyChandler Kinney
As Older Julia
Sal LandiSal Landi
As Detective #2
Thyme LewisThyme Lewis
As Dante
Evan ParkeEvan Parke
As Detective #1
Rodney RowlandRodney Rowland
As Milo (as Rod Rowland)
Paul TeiPaul Tei
As Ted

Dylan McDermottDylan McDermott
As Johnny Morgan
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


Johnny breaks into the ruins of Briarcliff while listening to a talking book of his mother's book on his headphones. He hallucinates Lana in the hydrotherapy room, telling him that she was eager to give him up. Continuing on, Johnny imagines the staff and patients who were once there, including his father, Oliver Thredson. Thredson pats Johnny on the shoulder and says that he always loved him but Lana kept them apart...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Carole KingI Feel the Earth MoveKit visits Judy
Louis PrimaJump, Jive an' WailKit, Jude, and the children dance

Episode Quotes
Lana: You need something people, can see, visual simulation, and believe me, there is nothing more simulating than crazy people.

Lana: That man was a particular kind of liar, the kind who lies to himself about being a liar. He was so corrupt and deluded, he believed his own lies. Lies are like scars on your soul. They destroy you.

Sister Jude: But I do hope you know what you're in for. The loneliness, the heartbreak, the sacrifice you'll face as a woman with a dream on her own.
Lana: You don't have any idea what 'm capable of.
Sister Jude: Well, then. Look at you. Miss Lana Banana. Just remember. If you look in the face of evil, evil's going to look right back at you.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Executive ProducerTim Minear  |  Dante DiLoreto  |  Brad Falchuk  |  Ryan Murphy
Co-Executive ProducerJames Wong (1)  |  Jennifer Salt  |  Jessica Sharzer  |  Bradley Buecker
ProducerChip Vucelich  |  Alexis Martin
Associate ProducerMark Douglas (1)
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorStewart Schill
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Carol Kritzer  |  Eric Dawson
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorRon Rapiel
Second Assistant DirectorFrank Tignini
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerLou Eyrich
Key GripKenny King
Camera OperatorJames Reid (3)  |  Charles Schner
Set DesignerPhilip Dagort
Set DecoratorEllen Brill
Location ManagerJohn Agoglia
Transportation CoordinatorThomas A. Gordon (1)
Property MasterScott Bauer
Production Sound MixerSean Rush
Script SupervisorGabi Endicott
Production CoordinatorEric Kovtun
Script CoordinatorCrystal Liu
Assistant EditorLaurie Thomson
Supervising Sound EditorGary Megregian
Re-Recording MixerJoe Earle  |  Doug Andham
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
Post Production AssistantIan Mayberry
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDevon Quinn  |  Jessica Meyer  |  Sara Stelwagen
Special Effects CoordinatorSteve Galich
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
Assistant To The Line ProducerJennifer Wright (1)
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