There are only two episodes left of “American Horror Story: Asylum” and we’ve got five teasers for this week’s episode, “Continuum.”
Written by Ryan Murphy and directed by Craig Zisk, the episode follows-up on the dramatic events of last week’s “Spilt Milk” which saw Lana (Sarah Paulson) put Thredson (Zachary Quinto) down for good and Monsignor Howard (Joseph Fiennes) lock Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) away in solitary, and claim to Lana that Jude killed herself. Meanwhile, Kit (Evan Peters) proposed to Grace (Lizzie Brochere) only to discover that his wife, Alma (Britne Oldford), might not be dead after all.
Here are five moderately spoiler-y teasers for this week’s penultimate installment:
1) The time jumping continues
“Continuum” is broken up into four segments that quickly move the storyline through the rest of the ’60s: The Kit-centric story is set in 1967, Jude-centric in 1968 and Lana-centric in 1969. Then there’s a creepy capper that returns us to Dylan McDermott’s Johnny Morgan.
2) Get ready for an eyeful of Evan Peters’ tighty-whities
Peters has had his share of nude scenes on “Asylum” but he has to play several key scenes in “Continuum” in his underwear. And some of the time he’s splattered in blood. Just another day at the office.
3) Briarcliff has some new inmates
One character we already know and one who’s simply a familiar face wind up in Briarcliff, and Sister Jude is especially upset about one of them.
4) Lana’s blasts from the past
By the time we catch up with Lana in 1969, something has changed. But she’s still haunted by faces from her past, and if you pay attention to the episode’s guest credits you’ll have an idea of who one of them is.
5) There’s a “really big clue” to Season 3
At least that’s what Murphy told Entertainment Weekly last week. But we’ve seen the episode and honestly, your guess is as good as ours.
One bonus tease: The Grass Roots’ 1967 hit “Let’s Live for Today” plays an important role in the episode. Watch a video of a classic Grass Roots performance below: