American Gothic: Season 1, Episode 5

Dead to the World (13 Oct. 1995)

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Gail accuses Sheriff Buck of foul play when she learns that her childhood friend Holly Gallagher, who was Sheriff Buck's girlfriend, was with her just before she mysteriously drove her car ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Joy Flood
Christopher Fennell ...
Boone Mackenzie (as Chris Fennell)
Holly Gallagher
Benji Healy
Linda Pierce ...
Janice Gallagher
Scott Schumacher ...
Rachel Seidman-Lockamy ...


Gail accuses Sheriff Buck of foul play when she learns that her childhood friend Holly Gallagher, who was Sheriff Buck's girlfriend, was with her just before she mysteriously drove her car off a bridge. As Lucas takes Gail for a ride to demonstrate for her where and how this happened, he takes her by surprise with a kiss. Caleb goes up against his friend Boone in an archery competition, and Deputy Ben must deal with the abusive behavior of his ex-wife's current husband. Written by Billie Rae Bates

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Drama | Horror | Thriller




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13 October 1995 (USA)  »

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When the car, which has been in the river for over a decade, is pulling out, it's dirty and muddy. When the door is open, out gushes crystal-clear water, instead of the muddy water one would expect from this river. See more »


Sheriff Lucas Buck: I'm afraid you're under arrest.
Holly Gallager: On what charge?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Stealing my heart.
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Another Dark Episode
1 September 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Gail visits her former friend Holly and her mother Janice Gallagher shows her perfect bedroom and tells that she died in a car accident but her body was never retrieved. Gail decides to investigate and she pulls the car out of the river with a tow truck and finds that there is no corpse inside. Further she notes that Holly was not driving the car. Her further investigation shows that Holly was dating the Sheriff Lucas Buck and Gail connects the dots. Meanwhile Buck tries to corrupt the friendship of Caleb with Boone in a bow and arch contest.

"Dead to the World" is another dark episode of "American Gothic". The poor nurse paid her price for being seduced by the evil and omnipresent sheriff. Caleb once again is tempted by the evil but he still resists in the end. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Dead to the World"

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