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Tricks and Treats



Critic Consensus: AHS: Asylum's characters become more fully formed in an episode that refuses to contain its gleeful insanity and wandering plot.

Episode Info

Lana plans an escape from Briarcliff, and enlists Grace's help. Meanwhile, Bloody Face's court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr Thredson, arrives... and finds himself involved in an exorcism that goes terribly wrong.


Jessica Lange
as Sister Jude, Sister Jude Martin
Sarah Paulson
as Lana Winters
Evan Peters
as Kit Walker
Lily Rabe
as Sister Mary Eunice, Sister Mary Eunice McKee
Zachary Quinto
as Dr. Oliver Thredson
James Cromwell
as Dr. Arthur Arden
Joseph Fiennes
as Monsignor Timothy Howard
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Critic reviews for Tricks and Treats

The first episode of each season of American Horror Story will be a messy, barely coherent dare to the audience to get out while we can, and then Episode 2 hooks us permanently. Because I AM HOOKED NOW.

August 15, 2016 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Asylum has already provided an exorcism plot that was better than every film about exorcism released this year.

August 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The characters are more fully formed than the family at the center of last season's hijinks, which makes for a far more interesting story - but also a far more dark and disturbing one, as evidenced by "Tricks and Treats."

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 4.1/5 | Full Review…

Even though the exorcism story felt like yet another horror genre blast out of nowhere, it actually fits the best if you consider all the supernatural stuff that American Horror Story has established so far.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

Spankings! Nuns having sex! Bondage! Lots of fun for fetishists this week. Very fitting for Halloween.

August 16, 2016 | Full Review…

We begin this episode much the way I wish every episode of every television show would begin: with Adam Levine being stabbed.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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