In 1994, Larry gets burned. In the present, Ben begins to understand what happened to cause Vivien's institutionalization. Constance is questioned by the police in Travis' death. Violet learns something about herself that she doesn't know.



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In a flashback, the origins of Louis' burn are revealed. Ben visits Vivien in the psych ward and admits to her that he now believes she was raped. The police interview Constance over Travis' death. She has little to tell them - other than she didn't do it - but her history of accidental deaths leave the police highly suspicious. She's off the hook when someone unexpected confesses to the crime. Ben is still upset with Violet for missing so much school and they agree that a new school has to be found. Tate has something to show her however. Written by garykmcd

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At the opening scene of Constance's family dinner, Larry takes a piece of bread and some vegetables into his plate. However later when Tate stands up, Larry's plate is empty. See more »


Constance Langdon: Now, who wants to say grace?
Tate Langdon: Oh, Mother, may I?
Larry Harvey: Oh, of course, son. I was hoping you would choose to become a part of this family.
Tate Langdon: Dear God, thank you for the salty pig meat we are about to eat, along with the rest of the indigestible swill. And thank you for our new charade of our family. My father ran away when I was only six. If I'd have known any better, I would have joined him. And, also... because she's been trying to get back into this house ever since she lost it, Lord, a big thank you ...
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Violet and the Murder House
16 April 2017 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ben visits Vivien and apologizes to her telling that now she knows that she told the truth. Then he is pressed by a school representative since Violet missed classes for sixteen days. Ben discusses the problem with Violet and explains that he will be summoned in court if she continues to be a truant. Violet promises to go on the next day. Tate dresses the rubber suit and attacks Ben that succeeds to remove his mask. However he faints and Tate meets Violet in the attic. He decides to disclose a tragic secret to Violet and takes her to see a corpse.

"Smoldering Children" is another episode where the population of ghosts in the murder house increases. The disappearance of the exterminator Phil does not have consequences. Larry turning himself in for the murder of Travis is quite silly. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Smoldering Children"

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