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The Name Game



Critic Consensus: The action-filled "The Name Game" raises questions, offers closure to a couple of wicked characters, and climaxes with a shocking scene.

Episode Info

The Monsignor resolves to help Sister Mary Eunice battle the Devil within, while the now-powerless Jude is punished severely by the possessed nun. As Dr Arden brings his experiments to a shocking end, Lana and Kit find themselves at Thredson's mercy once more.


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 The Name Game

Just when you think American Horror Story: Asylum can't possibly get more Baroque, it shimmies up a gilded spire and tosses a zillion putti at your head until you beg for mercy.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This episode raised so many questions!

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

What a fun episode; a strong and memorable return after the holiday hiatus, and one that was fairly tightly scripted, all things considered (like that this is American Horror Story).

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

For all its conflicts, 'The Name Game' isn't nearly as crazy as some episodes that have come before it, but mainly that's because it's still picking up the pieces after the Lee Emerson (Ian McShane) holiday disaster at Briarcliff.

August 30, 2016 | Full Review…

I feel like we should work "The Name Game" from final scene to first scene since the entire episode just kept getting crazier and crazier!

August 29, 2016 | Full Review…

I will say this is one episode that demands your full attention, even as it skips over more details than I would have liked.

August 29, 2016 | Full Review…

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