The second season of American Horror Story wrapped up tonight with the finale aptly titled "Madness Ends". Last week the writers took us on a trip through three different story lines of Kit, Lana, and Jude. This week, we’re shown the season wrap-up primarily though Lana’s memories.
At this point in the present time, Lana is a famous reporter. She’s moved from print and made her mark on the industry through broadcast television. She’s made quite a name for herself, and people want to know the true story of Lana Winters. It turns out that Lana did return to Briarcliff. As her story begins, we get to see things through flashbacks – Lana and her camera and sound guy walking the tunnels of Briarcliff and right through the backdoor.
To say the play has gone to hell is putting it extremely mildly. Lana has her camera man shoot footage of the filth and sadness that covers the Briarcliff halls. There are too many patients and not enough staff to keep them clean, fed, and well cared for. Since the state took over the institution, it’s been overrun, and no one cares. Enter Lana who blows the whistle on the entire place.