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Dark Cousin



Critic Consensus: Forgoing the regular camp, "Dark Cousin" makes some poignant historical references while serving up a hefty dose of creep and gore.

Episode Info

A terrifying being is summoned - one that even the possessed Sister Mary Eunice is scared of. As Kit and Lana resort to desperate measures, a despairing Sister Jude finds she can no longer run from her past.


Jessica Lange
as Sister Jude, Sister Jude Martin
Sarah Paulson
as Lana Winters
Evan Peters
as Kit Walker
Lily Rabe
as Sister Mary Eunice, Sister Mary Eunice McKee
Zachary Quinto
as Dr. Oliver Thredson
James Cromwell
as Dr. Arthur Arden
Joseph Fiennes
as Monsignor Timothy Howard
Frances Conroy
as Moira, Woman
Mark Margolis
as Sam Goodman
Debra Christofferson
as Patricia Stone
Lily Knight
as Sister Felicity
Don Stark
as Joe Engle
Jennifer Holland
as Nurse Blackwell
Erin Allin O'Reilly
as Nurse Fuller
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Critic reviews for Dark Cousin

WHAT a show it was this week. "Dark Cousin" was immediately one of my favorite ever episodes of AHS the second that guest-star Frances Conroy appeared onscreen as a goth geisha and unfurled her feathered wings. YES.

August 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It looks like after giving viewers a bit of history, American Horror Story: Asylum is getting back on track with the stories at hand.

August 15, 2016 | Full Review…

"Dark Cousin" was an odd episode of American Horror Story: Asylum - and not in the normal American Horror Story freaky, scary or horrific way. It felt like a transitional hour that moved characters from one place to another.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 4.4/5 | Full Review…

"Dark Cousin" had some pretty interesting connective tissue, but it faltered under some wicked moments of lunacy.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

The angel of death is beautiful and sympathetic this episode.

August 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Well, I guess it can't be rainbows and colostrum every week. This episode skipped a lot of the usual camp fun in favor of some goth shenanigans and serious carnage.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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