American Gothic: Season 1, Episode 17

Learning to Crawl (4 Jul. 1996)

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Sheriff Buck takes Caleb on a fishing trip in a neighboring town, but they encounter the kidnappers of a corporate mogul. One, Ted (guest star Ted Raimi), has shot the kidnappee, but he's ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Ted Parker
Deputy Floyd
Cody Parker
Regan Forman ...
Jeri McIntyre
Amy Dawn Anderson ...


Sheriff Buck takes Caleb on a fishing trip in a neighboring town, but they encounter the kidnappers of a corporate mogul. One, Ted (guest star Ted Raimi), has shot the kidnappee, but he's quickly subdued by the sheriff before his two partners menace the cabin from outside. Selena comes to the cabin, having been led to believe by Lucas that her new boyfriend Dr. Peale is there, and Gail and Dr. Peale soon follow, afraid that something is continuing on with the sheriff and Selena. Written by Billie Rae Bates

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Evil Raises
19 November 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Caleb is working cleaning the sheriff's office when he is accidentally electrocuted. He is near-death with Merlyn, but Sheriff Lucas Buck brings him back to life. Meanwhile in the countryside nearby Trinity, three kidnappers abduct a CEO of the tobacco industry named Rolston. One of them, Ted Parker, stays with the man in an old hut while the two others go to collect the ransom. When Rolston decides to leave the hut, the jittery Ted shots him on the back. Lucas takes Caleb to a fishing party but they stumble with Ted and the deadly wounded Rolston in the hut. Lucas controls the situation and convinces Ted to take Rolston to the hospital. But Ted partners Cody, who is his brother, and his wife Jeri return and Lucas and Caleb are trapped in the cabin with Ted and Rolston that dies. The situation gets more complicated when Selena comes to the hut expecting to find Dr. Billy Peale. Now Sheriff Buck will teach Caleb lessons about evilness.

"Learning to Crawl" is one of the creepiest episodes of "American Gothic". Caleb becomes closer to Lucas and has a lesson of evilness, developing evil power. Let's see how Caleb will be affected in the future by these lessons. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Learning to Crawl"

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