Now that the identity of Bloody Face (past and Present) have been revealed, American Horror Story decided to treat us to the story of how they came to be. In “The Coat Hanger,” we get confirmation that Lana is pregnant. In case all the vomiting last week didn’t clue you in. We also learn that the pregnancy was unwanted, and that “Mr. Morgan’s” existence was due to a botched abortion.
In the wrap around story, Bloody Face 2.0 (Dylan McDermott) visits a psychiatrist who specializes in hypnotherapy to get his homicidal tendencies hypnotized away. Not forever mind you, but just long enough for him to attend medical school like his father so he can become better at skinning his victims. I guess this idea didn’t go over well with the doctor since we later see her dead, and slashed to ribbons.
“I find post-hypnotic suggestion to be one of the most powerful tools in the psychiatrist’s arsenal.”
I loved the show’s nod to other genre film/series in this episode. First by having Bloody Face 2.0 call himself “Mr. Morgan,” a la Dexter’s Dexter Morgan. I also loved how the doctor was played by the same actress who played Buffalo Bill’s captive in Silence of the Lambs. (More…)