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Piggy Piggy 

Ben sees a new patient who is terrified by the legend of a man who slaughters those who repeat a specific mantra into a mirror.


Michael Uppendahl


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Dr. Ben Harmon
Connie Britton ... Vivien Harmon
Evan Peters ... Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga ... Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare ... Larry Harvey (credit only)
Jessica Lange ... Constance Langdon
Eric Stonestreet ... Derrick
Frances Conroy ... Moira O'Hara
Matt Ross ... Dr. Charles Montgomery
Sarah Paulson ... Billie Dean Howard
Brando Eaton ... Kyle Greenwell
Ashley Rickards ... Chloe Stapleton
Alessandra Torresani ... Stephanie Boggs
Jordan David ... Kevin Gedman
Tom Gallop ... Mr. Carmichael


Ben is now living elsewhere but still meets patients in the house as they can't afford anything else. It doesn't sit well with Vivien who would like him to just go away. Ben's latest patient is someone who thinks he can conjure up an urban legend, a killer with the head of a pig. Vivien has an amnio and traces the technician who did her first ultra sound. She scoffs at what she hears. Moira tells Vivien what she thinks about her marriage and Vivien asks her to leave. Violet meanwhile learns of a massacre at her high school in 1994 and Tate's role in it. She also learns about Tate's mother. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Derrick's bathroom was also used on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Brandon & Brenda Walsh's jack-and-jill bathroom, however the second sink is not seen here. See more »


During therapy Derrick says, "I binge eat, I smoke like a fish. Lately it's gotten a lot worse." - either he flubbed the line or there was a decision not to steer the problem towards alcoholism by using the correct term "drinking like a fish". See more »


Tate: Something has changed in you. Towards me. You're distant, cold. I don't know what I've done, but I'll leave you alone from now on if that's what you want. Is that what you want? You know why I'd leave you alone? Because I care about your feelings more than mine. I love you. There I said it, not just on some chalkboard. I would never let anybody or anything hurt you. I've never felt that way about anyone.
Violet Harmon: Come here.
[Tate climbs into the bed]
Tate: I'm tired.
Violet Harmon: Me too.
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I, The Sun
by Lights On
[Playing on Violet's iPod when Tate has written 'I Love You' on her chalkboard]
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Tate did what?
30 December 2020 | by jackDee-56565See all my reviews

Another fantastic episode that showcases the sweet but clearing damaged and dark teenager Tate played wonderfully by Evan peters in this really well written episode that focused on Tate and what dark mistakes he's made , the acting was amazing and it was quite a dark episode with quite a few revelations

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Release Date:

9 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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