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So by (somewhat) popular demand, I’m making a post analyzing the clues we were given for Asylum before the season aired. Like I did in the Coven Clue Analysis, I’m going to go through each teaser and figure out what it hinted at in the season. And again, this is all my personal interpretation, if you find anything else please let me know! (Also there were a shit ton of Asylum teasers, so I apologize in advance for the length of this post).
Special Delivery (0:00-0:20)
Our first look at the “White Nun”, as we see her dumping buckets of body parts in the woods. Looking back now it’s evident that the White Nun (who appears in almost half of the teasers) is Sister Mary Eunice, and this represents her feeding Dr. Arden’s creatures.
Blue Coat (0:20-0:40)
We see a Black Nun (who likely represents Sister Jude) praying in a cubicle as the White Nun hangs a blue coat on the wall. Clearly the blue coat is a reference to the little girl in blue who Jude ran over, and so this signifies Sister Mary Eunice haunting Jude with her past. You’ll notice that the coat’s arms extend outward when the White Nun sits down, almost resembling a crucifix.
We’ve seen the hydrotherapy room many times, most notably when Lana and Grace were in there in “Tricks and Treats”. The woman probably represents Lana, since she appears to be submerged in milk (“baby needs colostrum…”). The zipper of the bath also vaguely resembles a certain female body part (hint: vagina), and that could refer to Lana birthing the son of Bloody Face.
White Rose (0:55-1:05)
I think this is another allusion to Mary Eunice. On the outside she seems beautiful and pure (the flower), but on the inside she is dangerous and demonic (the psycho girl that we are zoomed into). Plus I can’t help but think of SME’s line about “rosebud tits.”
Another SME reference! The “stairway to heaven” is blatantly obvious, as we have the innocent Mary Eunice trying to climb up it, while the crazed demon inside her is descending the other way. This girl climbing up the stairs backwards is an homage to The Exorcist, yet another clue that a possession takes place.
Glass Prison (1:20-1:30)
This is kind of tricky. Based on the noises the creature makes, I’m assuming it’s one of Arden’s raspers, but who knows. The glass prison may also just be a metaphor for the institution, or for how sanity is transparent?
Red Rave (1:30-1:45)
We see a rave of inmates/raspers as a bucket full of guts is passed along. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.
White Rave (1:45-2:00)
My personal fav, this time the White Nun is crowd surfing (note, also in a crucifix position). This likely symbolizes Mary Eunice being “carried” away from her purity by the corruption of the asylum.
A patient being fed a pill by a figure probably meant to be Arden. Shows the use of medicine on the inmates.
Another tricky one. I’ve seen people think this has to do with the alien abductions, but the red dress leads me to believe this woman represents Mary Eunice again. The bandages remind me of the ones the Monsignor wore on his hands after being crucified, so perhaps this shows Mary Eunice’s end at the hands of Timothy Howard?
The fork throws me off here, because one might think that symbolizes cannibalism, but we don’t see that in Asylum, unless you’re talking about the raspers. The skin makes me think of Bloody Face… maybe a knife would have been a better utensil to use.
Que Sera Sera (2:40-3:35)
Quick rundown: Leo is holding a camera since he’s on his haunted honeymoon tour; his other arm is obscured by Teresa (and one of his arms was cut off by Johnny). Mary Eunice is surrounded by the buckets of body parts that she must feed to the raspers. Kit is covered in welts from Jude’s beatings, and Grace is comforting him. Shelley is sex on sex with a side of sex. Lana’s writing on her arm to try to remember the truth, while Wendy lovingly looks at her. Thredson tries to control a patient similar to Jed Potter when he was being exorcised. The Monsignor and Dr. Arden sit on opposite sides of the bed, signifying the opposition of science and religion, and also their secret agreement to continue Arden’s experiments on the patients. Lastly Sister Jude looks like a BAMF. Also notice that Thredson and Mary Eunice are in patient beds, even though they were staff, which was probably the earliest indication that they would be Bloody Face and possessed, respectively.
The only thing I could think of is Bloody Face stitching together different skins to make his lamps and mask.
Help Us (3:45-4:00)
We have the White Nun and the Black Nun on opposite sides of the room, symbolizing Mary Eunice and Jude’s power struggle. The patient is forced in between the two.
I like to think this represents Sister Jude as she descends into insanity. Also another tie to the “stairway to heaven” with the opposite of an “elevator to hell”.
Clearly this is a hint at Sister Jude’s red slip. Need I say more?
Not much to make of this one. I immediately think of the first time we meet Pepper, as she’s spinning around outside. The fact that it takes place in the woods makes me also think of the raspers.
This is another great one, and another hint at SME. The cracking sound makes me think of the statue of the Virgin Mary, which was smashed to pieces by Arden. It also alludes to the hard exterior that Mary Eunice has as she hides her real self beneath it. If you look closely the nun is also wearing lipstick… Ravish Me Red, perhaps?
This hints at both the aliens’ experiments on their abductees, as well as Arden’s experiments in his lab.
The Woods (5:05-5:15)
Dr. Arden’s raspers hiding out in the woods outside Briarcliff.
Another allusion to the “stairway to heaven”, this time we see Jude walking up and confronting some patients on the stairs.
Another one of my favorites! The White Nun emerges from a sea of hands briefly before being forced down by them again. This represents those few moments when the innocent Mary Eunice would pop out and beg for a release, before the Devil would take over. I always thought the “awakening” meant Sister Mary Eunice would be revived, but that was just wishful thinking after her death.
The White Nun knocking on a door, which probably represents the solitary cells. I instantly think of the scene when Sister Mary Eunice comes to free Kit but insists Grace must still undergo sterilization.
Last but not least, our very first introduction to Bloody Face. We see the skin and leather hanging on the wall behind him, along with some of his equipment. If you look closely you can see some of the teeth from his mask. And if you listen closely you can hear a radio broadcasting the weather report, similar to the one Arden was listening to during the nor'easter.