Speaking of solitary, that's where Kit's been for some reason. But not for long, as the orderly brings him a change of clothes and his release papers. With the truth about Ollie Thredson public knowledge, Kit's been cleared of all charges and is being granted release. The scumbag orderly gives Kit the news report about Thredson and Lana ("the lezzie blew his head off") and how reporters are all over the place, "trying to sniff out the corruption at Briarcliff." Kit looks gobsmacked and unable to process the idea of freedom. After signing his papers and looking like he's thinking REALLY hard (aw, Kit), he asks to see the Monsignor.
The visual storytelling on this show is absolutely hilarious. It's a total kitchen-sink approach -- already in this episode we've seen canted angles, fish-eye lenses, saturated art direction, bird's-eye view, extreme close-ups, POV angles and that's all I can remember off the top of my head. This scene gets all German expressionistic on our asses, filmed in Monsignor Howard's office that's lit only by a fireplace and filmed from an extreme low angle, so Howard and Kit's shadows tower above them to the ceiling. Just because they haven't tried that one yet. Oh, and if you worried that Monsignor Howard was going to take a break from being an insufferable twat just because it's after office hours, you're in luck, because he just now TOOK CREDIT for being a part of Kit's liberation. No "Sorry about all that solitary confinement and how we let a Nazi war criminal loose in these walls to experiment on you and took your baby away from you and probably scarred you for life with the abhorrent conditions here." Just a smug "You're welcome." Kit hardly thinks justice has been done, however, and he demands that his son be returned to him. Howard blithely rationalizes that with Kit just being released and "Miss Bertrand" still a patient here, that's hardly an ideal living situation. Kit says the easy solution to that is to let Grace go, too. Kit's deal is simple: release Grace and arrange for them to take their son home and Kit won't speak to the press about the horrors he's witnessed. Howard still thinks he can play the "my hands are tied" card, since he can't exactly release an axe murderess back into the community. But Kit's got him there, too, since Grace died and all. Arden filled out her death certificate and everything. So Howard can just pretend that Grace is still dead, she walks and no one's the wiser. Hey, and she won't even have to pay taxes! Win-win-win! Since this plan involves Monsignor Howard doing his very favorite thing -- nothing -- it would seem like an ideal plan.