"The Coat Hanger"
Series American Horror Story
Season 2, Episode 9
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Air date December 12th, 2012
Writers Jennifer Salt
Director Jeremy Podeswa
Producers Bradley Buecker; Dante Di Loreto; Mark Douglas; Brad Falchuk; Alexis Martin Woodall; Tim Minear; Ryan Murphy; Jennifer Salt; Jessica Sharzer; Chip Vucelich; James Wong
Starring Zachary Quinto; Joseph Fiennes; Sarah Paulson; Evan Peters; Lily Rabe; Lizzie Brocheré; James Cromwell; Jessica Lange
Episode guide
"Unholy Night"
"The Name Game"

"The Coat Hanger" is the ninth episode of season two of the American television series American Horror Story and the twenty-first episode of the series overall. It was directed by Jeremy Podeswa and written by Jennifer Salt. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm. In this episode, a man named Johnny Morgan visits a therapist and reveals that he is not only a serial killer, but the son of the infamous 1960s madman known as Bloody Face. Back in 1964, Lana Winters discovers that she is pregnant with Oliver Thredson's child, but refuses to entertain the notion of letting the psychopath's child survive. Meanwhile, Briarcliff Manor patient Leigh Emerson attacks Sister Jude, but she fends him off. Jude is framed for the murder of Frank McCann and stripped of her position. Doctor Arthur Arden wants to learn the secret behind the aliens and their connection to Kit Walker and convinces Kit to let him place him into a near death-like state, convinced that the threat to his life will spurn the extraterrestrials into making an appearance.

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  • Production code number: 2ATS09.
  • Final episode of 2012.
  • This is the second and final appearance of Leigh Emerson. He appeared last in "Unholy Night".

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