American Gothic

Season 1 Episode 7

Strong Arm of the Law

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 03, 1995 on CBS

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  • lucus has his hands filled with some people from out of town

    this is a good episode where we see buck gets a run for his money. a group of men come to trinty to try and take over the town. at first buck does nothing about it. calab is in the back of his car when he ask lucus are you going to do something about them. when he tell calab he is calab says they have it coming. so he runs them out of town not before making them crash there care where he hand caffs one of them to the car which is leaking gas and gives him a knife and has to choose will he cut of his arm to get free. but its too late it blows up.
  • In what is regarded by many as the defining episode of the series, evil begets mega-evil when Lucas Buck's darkest side is unleashed in a homicidal wave of sadistic, yet coolly calculated fury after four northern ne're-do-wells scam the citizens of Trinit

    Michigan cons Lowell and Boone Stokes arrive in Trinity with the intention of extorting money from vulnerable locals. Caleb spies through a porch window as the seamy pair, along with their dastardly yet decidely more handsome cohorts, suave but obsessive Earl McKeever (a rapist), and the non-eponymous Just Eddie (a claustrophobic lush), trigger the heart attack-induced bathtub drowning death of Trinity resident Will Hawkins. When Lucas's ability to quash the crime spree is questioned, satanic vengeance unfolds. Particularly chilling is the punishment meted out to Just Eddie, whose character evokes sympathy as he is forced to confront his greatest fear.