American Gothic

Season 1 Episode 18


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 11, 1996 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Caleb: Lucas?
      Lucas: It's alright son.
      Caleb: What happened?
      Lucas: You fell.
      Caleb: Where's Merli?
      Lucas: Gone.
      Caleb: Gone where?
      Lucas: I believe she's part of you now. There had to be a sacrifice, Caleb. One of us had to go... and it wasn't going to be me.

    • Lucas: You listen to me boy. I know what you're feeling. Believe me I live with the rage everyday of my life. It's part of who we are; it's what we feed on. And one day the world will know your power. But not yet, Caleb. As soon as I'm healed, the hunger that's driving you will disappear and you'll be as you were. And when it's your time, I'll gladly step aside. But I'm not ready to do that yet. And you're not ready to make me.

    • Merlyn: Well, at least you're alive. And since I helped bring you back, you're going to do the same for Caleb.
      Lucas: Are you suggesting that we had a deal.
      Merlyn: Yes.
      Lucas: News to me.
      Merlyn: Look I don't have time for your games, Lucas. Gail is pregnant with your child.
      Lucas: So? That's just a little insurance policy, case the boy don't go my way. An heir and a spare.
      Merlyn: The heir is about to eliminate the competition.

    • Gail: What's happened to you?
      Caleb: I guess I've seen my potential. And I ain't willing to share it. You can't have no baby, Gail.

    • Merlyn: What's happened with my brother?
      (Lucas is alive in his coffin)
      Lucas: Notice a little change have you? Now why don't you help me out of here and I'll explain everything over a cup of java?
      Merlyn: I want you to die.
      Lucas: You may get your wish, Merli-ann. But what you seem to have forgotten is that Caleb will just pick up the sword. If he hasn't already.
      Merlyn: His behaviour is changing.
      Lucas: And I'm only sick. Imagine how charming he'll be after I suffocate. Get me out Merli. I get healthy and Caleb will turn around. But if I die, you'll see a monster in that child like you've never known before.

    • Caleb: I smell a ghost.
      Merlyn: You don't have to be this way. You have a choice.
      Caleb: I think I smell a sermon too.
      Merlyn: I'm your sister, Caleb. I'm just as big a part of you as Lucas is.
      Caleb: You are nothing but ashes. I'm tired of your preaching. I'm tired of your white dress and I don't want to see you no more. So why don't you just go somewhere and decompose.
      Merlyn: Caleb, what are you doing?
      Caleb: Taking what's mine. And if you just try to stop me, you might die twice.

    • Ben: Show some respect. Lucas Buck was a better man than you'll ever be. He helped out a lot of people in this town.
      Gravedigger: Yeah, he sure threw a lot of business my way.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Lucas Buck: Well, if it ain't the Hardy Boys.

      This is a reference to creator Shaun Cassidy's acting gig on the television series The Hardy Boys.