American Gothic

Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 03, 1996 on CBS
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Merlyn uses an unborn child's spirit to bring herself back to life.

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  • merlin falls in love

    merlin falls in love so she steals the life of a unborn baby so she can come alive. she spends most of her time with this boy from out of town. calab knows that some thing is wrong. lucus in the mean time show the new boy who he is really dateing. he takes him to the funeral yard where he makes he dig up a grave. there he finds the body of merlin. the babys life is in dangar and lucus and merlin have a face off. where she saves the life of the baby but dissappears for a while. will she be backmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Merlyn: You don't understand me either Lucas. I mean people thought I was stupid cause of the way I acted, but I wasn't. I just saw too much.
      Lucas: I know.
      Merlyn: And I know what you're trying to do now. You want me to choose to live.
      Lucas: There's nothing wrong with that.
      Merlyn: Except the baby dies! And then I commit the ultimate sin. And Caleb turns against me? And then you finally won. Well I'm not going to let that happen.

    • Merlyn: So, what did you do to him?
      Lucas: Who Ray? I left him down by your grave. Crying like a baby.
      Merlyn: Go ahead, come on. It's your big chance... murder me again, Lucas. Such tenderness... a mercy killing. Isn't that what you told your deputy?
      Lucas: You'd had a miserable life.
      Merlyn: Oh, I know I did. But I'm not going to let you ruin that for me again.
      Lucas: You don't understand me Merli-ann, I'm not going to hurt you. I want you to live. You deserve it. This could be the first day of the rest of your life.

    • Caleb: Don't you like it where you are?
      Merlyn: It's okay.
      Caleb: Well, what's it like?
      Merlyn: You'll find out someday.
      Caleb: No tell me, Merli. Tell me.
      Merlyn: It's kinda like you're underwater and you can't touch anything. There's no pain, but there's no feeling either. You just float through everything.
      Caleb: Merli?
      Merlyn: I wanna hold something! I wanna be held!

    • Merlyn: It's not fair!
      Caleb: What's not fair?
      Merlyn: How only some people get to be happy.
      Caleb: That's just the way it is.
      Merlyn: Well it shouldn't be!

    • Lucas: See we all have choices to make. And if people are torn, it's only because they're listening to the wrong voice. A voice that would lead them astray, seduce them with hope. Even turn a son against a father. An age old battle between good and evil... care to place your bets?

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode is the only episode with a different intro. Instead of the usual instrumental music it mixes scenes containing dialogue with a narrative of Lucas Buck (Gary Cole) explaining the "goings on" in Trinity.