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Open House 

Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer. Constance and Larry work against her efforts.


Tim Hunter


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




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
Jessica Lange ... Constance Langdon
Frances Conroy ... Moira O'Hara
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Young Moira O'Hara
Lily Rabe ... Nora Montgomery
Matt Ross ... Dr. Charles Montgomery
Christine Estabrook ... Marcy
David Anthony Higgins ... Stan
Amir Arison ... Joe Escandarian
Eve Gordon ... Dr. Hall
Rebecca Wisocky ... Lorraine Harvey


Vivien and the real estate agent Marcy may have someone interested in the house but Vivien insists on being completely honest about the history of murders there. The buyer doesn't seem to be bothered by it all and on his second visit, Moira goes to special lengths to make sure he likes it there. Larry also shows up posing as a buyer and gets a tour. Ben makes it clear that he's not welcome at the house. When Larry learns that the prospective buyer plans to tear the house down, he and Constance set out to make sure it doesn't happen. Meanwhile, Ben and Vivien are concerned about Violet who now never leaves the house and barely eats. She's spending time with Tate who teaches her how to get rid of the ghosts around them. A photo of Nora Montgomery shocks Vivien. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

16 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


On the tour, they pass through the house where O.J. Simpson's wife was murdered. Ryan Murphy, creator of the series, is also the creator of American Crime Story (2016), an anthology series in which his first season deals with those crimes. See more »


Before Larry lights the fireplace in the library, you can see the pilot light under the fake wood in the middle. See more »


Nora Montgomery: I was wrong about you, Charles. You are a genius.
Charles Montgomery: How long I've waited to hear you say that. All I wanted was to prove myself.
Nora Montgomery: How on earth did you do it?
Charles Montgomery: I used the beating heart from one of our girls.
Nora Montgomery: Amazing.
Charles Montgomery: Nora? Where's the baby?
Nora Montgomery: I thought he was hungry. I tried to nurse him, but... it wasn't milk he was craving. We're damned, Charles. Because of what we did to those girls. Those poor, innocent girls... and their babies. That thing upstairs- it's not human. I tried to kill it.
Charles Montgomery: ...
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References Queer Eye (2003) See more »


American Horror Story Theme
Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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Another great episode
15 September 2019 | by patitapatasSee all my reviews

American horror story murder house is one of the best seasons. All the episodes are great except the last one. This episode is very interesting and with good story line

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