Dr. Arden manages to survive Anne Frank holding him at gunpoint, and thanks to both the intervention of Devil Eunice (who disposes of the Shelley Thing ... um, right near a schoolyard full of children) and the next-day arrival of Anne's husband, a regular ol' American guy looking for his regular ol' American wife who's been suffering from post-partum. By this time, Sister Jude has already sought out the services of a, for lack of a better term, Nazi hunter (played by Mark "Tio Salamanca" Margolis), but now it looks like Arden's in the clear and Sister Jude is about to be shitcanned.
Meanwhile, Dr. Thredson is all of a sudden acting HELLA sketchy and not really bothering to conceal it, starting with his bright idea that Kit should record a confession of the murders he's been accused of. You know, for therapeutic purposes. He then shows basically no concern for Grace and her impending sterilization (more on her in a second) nor for Not Anne Frank, whose husband brings her back the next day because she tried to kill her baby. I'm surprised it's taken us to Episode 5 to get a frontal lobotomy, but that's the treatment Arden carries out on our Not Anne.
So Grace. Before she can be sterilized (and really, Sister Jude's got enough shit to deal with), she is visited in her cell by a certain blinding white light, and before she knows it, she's on an glowy operating table with a pregnant belly and meeting Alma, who apparently lives on the spaceship. And who also seems pretty cool about meeting the lady who just boned her husband. Next time we see Grace, she's in the common room, bleeding out of her nethers like she's had a miscarriage and croaking to Kit that his wife is alive ... just as Kit is hauled away on murder charges thanks to the confession that Dr. Thredson submitted to them.
Right. Thredson. He tells Lana he's taking her out of Briarcliff tonight, and so he does, and back to his Very '70s Pad for the night. You know, so she doesn't get caught. While there, he pours her a glass of wine and offers her a mint out of his skullcap-shaped bowl, while Lana admires his lampshade that has nipples on it. By the time she wanders into his "workshop," she doesn't really have a lot of time to avoid the TRAP-DOOR down into his shiny modern kill-floor, where she is reunited with (the frozen corpse of) Wendy. Meet your Bloody Face, everybody.
Oh, and a despondent Sister Jude changes into her civvies and slaps on six coats of red lip for a trip to the bahhh and a one-night stand.
I neglected to mention this last week, but we've now gone two weeks without checking in with our modern-day friends. I guess this means Adam Levine and Mrs. Channing Tatum are not only merely dead but really most sincerely dead. But we've still got the Cult of Bloody Face to deal with, right? Anyway.
We open on Sister Jude in her travel kerchief, driving somewhere in the inky black of night. She arrives at a shadowy apartment building and enters the apartment of one Sam Goodman, played by Mark Margolis, familiar for any number of characters but most recently for playing Tio Salamanca on Breaking Bad. This meeting is very clandestine on both sides. Goodman does his work in secret, it seems, while Sister Jude is having this meeting unbeknownst to Monsignor Howard, having been sent by Mother Claudia. Goodman accepts no payment -- he does this for non-monetary reasons. She asks him if he lost someone in the camps, and he pulls up his sleeve to reveal his tattoo: "Everyone," he says. He lost everyone. She hands Goodman a file on Arden, tells him about the possible "Hans Grouper" alias, and that he might have been an SS doctor. The file is thin, just a home address, which might even be a lie. Goodman says it probably is. He explains Operation Paperclip to her and says Arden may well have been given a brand new identity by the U.S. government. The camera is really working in this scene, roving over the room at the maps and head shots on the walls, peering into the mirror. He asks if she has ever seen him without a shirt on, which we both find pretty gross. Goodman says an upper-arm tattoo of his blood type was the mark that Allied soldiers put on SS officers. She asks if she should look for it, but Goodman says no. (Too bad; that would've been a howler of a scene.) If Arden really is a Nazi, Goodman says, the last thing you want to do is corner him.
Speaking of! Anne Frank chases a bleeding-from-the-leg Arden into Sister Jude's office, but only Devil Eunice is there, probably planning another pair of cracked glasses of something. Anne wants to prove to Sister Jude that Arden is who she says he is -- a monster. "You should see what he has in his lab," Anne says. At this, Arden fixes Eunice with a look and orders her to go. Anne, gun still to the back of Arden's head, says she can wait a few more minutes, after waiting all these years. Bad idea, since Frank is now behind her with a gun to HER head. Fun's over.