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Vivien gives birth. Violet learns who fathered one of her new siblings.

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Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Britton ... Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott ... Dr. Ben Harmon
Evan Peters ... Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga ... Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare ... Larry Harvey (credit only)
Jessica Lange ... Constance Langdon
Kate Mara ... Hayden McClaine
Zachary Quinto ... Chad Warwick
Frances Conroy ... Moira O'Hara (Old)
Lily Rabe ... Nora Montgomery
Matt Ross ... Dr. Charles Montgomery
Sarah Paulson ... Billie Dean Howard
Teddy Sears ... Patrick
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Dr. Marchesi
Rosa Salazar ... Maria
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Storyline

A flashback to 1984 shows young Tate's first encounter with ghosts in the basement. In the present day, Tate tells Nora Montgomery that she can't have one of Vivien's babies. Several of the ghosts have their eye on Vivien's twins and Constance faces off against Chad. She suggests that she keep her grandchild while he take Ben's child but Chad insists he wants both children. Violet tries a spell to get rid of some of the ghosts. After Ben collects her from the hospital, Vivien goes into labor at the house but only one child survives. Violet learns who fathered one of her mother's babies. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In each season, there is always a "hint" as to the subject of the next season, some more subtle than others. In the kitchen, Billie (Sarah Paulson) is telling Violet (Taissa Farmiga) on how they need to dislodge the spirits from the house. She tells Violet "The evil, it's a force, just like any other Violet. Pure physics. Real and powerful. Created by events. Events that unlock psychic energy into the environment where it is absorbed. Like the way a battery stores energy. You'll see it all the time in places like prisons or asylums. Negative energy feeds on traumatic pain." This is clearly a setup for season 2, AHS-Asylum. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene the camera pans over a stack of bills...both list Constance's address as 939 Berro Drive Los Angeles, CA. However, one lists the zip code as 90064 which would be near Santa Monica and the other lists it as 90060 which would put it right near Downtown L.A., if the street in question actually existed (it does not). See more »

Quotes

Violet Harmon: Tate? I haven't seen him in weeks!
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Connections

References Movie Macabre (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Suite No. 2 In D Minor, BMV 1008: Sarabande
by Antonio Meneses
[Vivian is playing the cello in her room]
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Another Bad One
2 January 2014 | by artpfSee all my reviews

There is no logic to this show and events that happen in previous shows are not continued correctly in subsequent episodes.

This one we see Tate's first encounter with the house.

Everybody is having a party.

Hard to believe there's room the house is so full.

Gay Spock is back.

And Lange wants them gone.

Eventually after unbearable exposition, the baby comes.

Big whoop.

I have to say that the writing sucks on this show.

I think we continue to watch it because it's so freaking cheesy and mindless.

Don'r expect to be frightened in the slightest.


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