Monday, December 31, 2012

American Horror Story: Kit Walker Catch Up

Good Monday to you all! 2012 is winding down extremely fast - and I'm afraid I've let December completely slip away from me. I can't believe the holidays are pretty much over! Today, on this last day of the year, I've got a massive, pic heavy, American Horror Story post. It's time to play Kit Walker catch up. Kit Walker catsup is my favorite brand of catsup!

Evan Peters as Kit Walker on American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E05 I Am Ann Frank Part 2
Kit thought that was a dumb joke. I'm sorry, Kit. Please don't judge me. 

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So when I last looked in on poor, tortured, Mr. Walker, things in AHS land were vastly different. We didn't know who Bloody Face was (at least - not officially. I think we all smelled the rotten stench coming off creepster Dr. Thredson), Grace and Kit were both alive and in Briarcliff, and Sister Jude was running the show. Oh how things can change in five episodes...

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Yeah, five is a lot. Of course things have changed. Let's pick up where I left off, shall we? Kit got a reprisal from the planned sterilization, presumably because of his weepy chat with Sister Jude. Grace wasn't so lucky. Except, before The Devil and The Mad Scientist could get their hands on her womb, the aliens showed up and whisked her away.

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When next Kit saw her, she was a bloody mess with some vocal chord issues. But she did manage to whisper-scream that Alma's alive. It just so happens that at that exact moment, the coppers show up to arrest Kit for killing Alma.

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Which was weird, right? He had already been arrested for killing Alma. Except now they have a recording of him saying he did it. So the cops get to have him rather than the mental institution. I guess.

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Anywho, Kit doesn't put together that Thredson did all this stuff intentionally. The canted angle of the shot below means that Kit is confused and afraid. I think that's one of my biggest peeves with this season. They're using the direction to convey things the actors should get to convey. I'm incredibly weary of the screeching door noises and ridiculous camera angles. We get it. People are getting mind fucked left and right. Let us actually SEE them.

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Kit getting out of Briarcliff means a brief costume change! Huzzah! Something new and interesting to screencap. I was totally bored with Kit alone in a dark cell wearing that blue shirt. I'm guessing they're bored of it too. Hence the decision to shoot him and Grace from every angle imaginable.

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Kit starts getting legit freaked that he's going to be sent to the electric chair. Sure. That would suck. This is also the episode that Frances Conroy came back. The angel of death thing was a pretty cool idea. Even if they used her a little inconsistently. Her conversation with Jude was one of the best scenes of the season.

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But back to Kit. He smashes his attorney's face (that was his attorney, right?) and escapes into the night! (It was probably day...)

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And then makes the stupidest decision ever and goes back to Briarcliff. Like, COME ON. I know Kit's a shining beacon of moral righteousness, but seriously!? His brilliant plan is to sneak in, find Grace, and sneak out again? Yeah - because sneaking out worked so well the last three times they tried.

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So shocker, it doesn't work. Grace is shot and killed. Which is pretty much the worst outcome possible. And Kit is apprehended and once again locked up in Briarcliff.

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Now that they've got him, they dope him up and just... keep him. Forever. I suppose. But doped up Kit gets to have some dreams that mean more variation in screencap land. So fine. We get to see some nice Kit/Alma stuff and it's adorable. Maybe Alma will be okay and this will all have a happy ending.

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Alma morphs into Grace and Kit's equally happy to see her. How soon he forgets Alma!

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They also have some cute, pregnant, dance moments.

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And then we rejoin Kit in Briarcliff.

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Lana is also back at Briarcliff because she's got, possibly, the worst luck in the history of characters. She rightfully feels really terrible for how certain she was that Kit was Bloody Face. I'm glad she feels guilty - she totally sucked back in those earlier episodes.

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Evan Peters Sarah Paulson Lana Winters Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Lana AHS Asylum S02E08 Unholy Night
And Kit, in all his adorable flawlessness, asks her if Thredson hurt her. Aww. I actually really enjoy the Kit/Lana team. They're an interesting dynamic. They're the two least crazy people on the show - including all the people running Briarcliff - and they're the most tortured by the writers. To see them team up in the quest for justice is fun. They've got a goal, they've got a plan, they've got a way in which to be proactive. I can dig it.

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And how cute was it when Kit asked her if she was really there? Aww.

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They decide they've got to get Thredson. And as Kit says roughly a dozen times, Thredson is the only thing standing between him and the electric chair. So Kit doesn't want to outright kill him.

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They DO find him, beat him unconscious, and hide him behind some mattresses. Which... stunningly, works for a bit.

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Then they hatch a plan to use some Veritaserum (or whatever) to get him to confess.

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And again, stunningly, it works. I mean, okay. Whatever. Lana goes in wearing a wire (Kit stands outside the door with a 60s style recorder) and they get the confession. Then Kit goes to hide it.

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More canted angles! Yay!

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This time, we're canted because the OTHER crazy doctor has shown up and wants to chat with Kit.

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He points out that the aliens show up and abduct the ladies that Kit has just hooked up with. So he believes they're really studying Kit.

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His doctor logic leads him to think that killing Kit will bring the aliens back. And he really wants to meet the aliens. I have a few problems with this plan. First - why wouldn't the aliens be listening? If I were an alien who needed to make sure Kit didn't die, I'd keep an eye on him. And I'd know the crazy doctor isn't planning to let him stay dead. But more importantly, why doesn't the doctor just give Kit a woman to sleep with? Then the aliens will come down and take her.

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That's what Kit should be saying. Like - hey! How about rather than me die, I just get to have sex? Seems like a better option. But no. Kit's like, sure, kill me. Because I'm Jesus.

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Evan Peters shirtless Kit Walker American Horror Story Season Two Asylum Evan Peters Kit Walker AHS Asylum S02E09 The Coat Hanger Kit Arden death
Dr. Arden kills him.
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It looks painful. I feel like Evan Peters may have strained a neck muscle.
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And that's it. That's where we left Kit. There was also the tiny little matter of Grace returning nine months pregnant. With Pepper of all people. Did Kit secretly sleep with Pepper too? And now that Grace is back and not dead anymore, where's Alma? And if Grace had like a four day pregnancy, Alma should have had her baby oodles ago. Is there a baby Kit up in alien land? And why did they send Grace back? All this (or none of it...) will be answered when AHS returns in January for the last few episodes of the season. Am I looking forward to it? Eh... not really.

I miss Tate.

2 comments:

  1. I don't understand why so many people are in love with Tate and the 2nd season. I'm not saying it wasn't good or anything. I just enjoyed this season far more. I guess I got sick of all the teenagery "I'm so depressed. I'm misunderstood. Oh look, I've met someone just like me and now we can be all angsty together and sob every episode". I can understand how Evan was more interesting the first time around, but then again, Tate was actually insane. There's a lot of leg room for that lol. Overall, I liked the story and characters more this season.

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    1. Personally - as I think this blog might indicate :) - I really enjoy attractive, weepy, angsty, boys. And crazy and/or dangerous also sort of helps. So Tate was kind of perfect that way.

      I'll admit - there was a lot that season two did better than season one. I think it benefitted from better planning which allowed for tighter arcs. And I think Lana was probably the best character. But as far as dear Evan Peters goes, Tate > Kit.

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