'American Horror Story: Asylum' episode 13 finale recap: 'Madness Ends' closes the book on Briarcliff

After enduring a season full of torture, rape, murder and all around depravity, both the characters and the audience were treated to a graceful denouement in the grand finale of "American Horror Story: Asylum." Who expected the final chapter to be this ... sweet?Aside from one key act of violence, "Madness Ends" was largely a simple and restrained hour devoted to closing the book on Lana Winters, Kit Walker and Sister Jude. And there's no question that this finale clarified that "Asylum" was first and foremost Lana's story.It's Lana's television interview, tied to her pending Kennedy Center Honor, that catches us up to the present day. We learn that after Kit paid her a visit and let her know that Jude was still alive, Lana finally did return to Briarcliff and filmed a documentary expose that finally shut the hell hole down. She also chased down Monsignor (now Cardinal) Howard and threatened to expose...



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