Wendy Peyser, American Horror Story: Asylum
Wendy Peyser (Clea DuVall). On Season 2 of the anthology series, American Horror Story:Asylum, Wendy Peyser was the live-in girlfriend of journalist Lana Winters and a third grade teacher. Despite having a closeted relationship, they loved and respect each other. After being blackmailed by Sister Jude from the Briarcliff mental asylum, Wendy reluctantly signed a statement claiming that Lana was mentally ill, and having her committed. Though she initially refused, Wendly succumbed to her fear of being outed and choose her career over Lana.
Later, it was revealed that Wendy had been captured by the serial killer Bloody Face, and Lana only learned of her fate when she finally escaped the asylum. Wendy’s unconscious and frozen body was seen lying on the floor in the middle of Thredson’s workshop, and he revealed that he took out her teeth and added them to the Bloody Face mask. Wendy also appeared in a flashback when Thredson explains he had intercourse with Wendy’s corpse until he was able to climax. After hearing about Lana’s escape and before their confrontation, Thredson dismembered and disposed of the body to hide evidence.
After Lana wrote a tell-all book and became famous, Wendy appeared again as a hallucination at Lana’s book signing, angered at Lana’s whitewash about their relationship in her book. Wendy was only referred to as Lana’s “roommate”, and she complained she was made to seem asexual and irrelevant.
- 5 episodes. Recurring (in 3 of the episodes she is dead and appears in flashbacks/hallucinations)
Female love interests:
- Lana Winters (Sarah Paulson, lesbian, main cast)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
Male love interests:
- Dr. Oliver Thredson (Zachary Quinto, main cast, 13 episodes, forced/rape)
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? Yes (forced/rape)
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.