American Horror Story

Season 1 Episode 12

Afterbirth

27
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 21, 2011 on FX
8.3
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In the aftermath of family tragedy, Ben tries to take his child out of the Murder House. Meanwhile, Violet and Vivien accustom themselves to their new living arrangements, and Constance raises a child as her own.

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  • watch this

    8.5
    watch this

  • Um, so what was that?

    6.0
    Ok, so I've just caught this last episode and I am uber dissatisfied. I am not sure why the writers went in this direction, it felt like a bunch of sketches left over from previous episodes all tied into one episode.
  • After Birth

    10
    [Possible Spoilers]

    The season finale of American Horror Story, is just PERFECT! They died all, but they will live happily forever, because as I said, they'll live in that house - in their house! The son of Rubber Man (Tate) and Vivien finally birth, but he's a demon. When a son of a spirit and a normal person birthed, is the end of the world... It will not more continuation, because the story of the family Harmon is closed! Is just perfect, I can't understand the bad reviews, because Afterbirth is so cute... The season 2 will begin in October, 2012 (so much time, but whatever) You have to see this episode, because is beautiful!moreless
  • Leaves you wanting more.....

    10
    So I just watched the finale of AHS and loved it. I think this has been one of the best so far. Of course you could tell where it was leading to in regards to the Harmon family from 2 episodes ago but its still nice to see you guessed right.

    I throughly enjoyed this episode, so much was packed into it including Christmas for some strange reason but hey, I still liked it.

    It left me wanting more which is the point of a finale. Season two will be more interesting with the introduction of more characters and hopefly a showdown between the 'good' & 'bad' ghosts. Can't wait for more ...moreless
  • Confusing and disappointing...

    5.0
    I don't think I was expecting to see anything like this as the last episode of the first season. It makes me kind of a worried what the second season is going to be about, because frankly speaking I see the story repeating itself and I don't want to sound like a prophecy, but it might be the end of the American Horror Story. I was thrilled by the whole show and after each episode I was eagerly waiting for the next one. "Afterbirth" made me feel confused and disappointed...moreless
Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

Detective Granger

Guest Star

Anthony Ruivivar

Anthony Ruivivar

Miguel Ramos

Guest Star

Lisa Vidal

Lisa Vidal

Stacey Ramos

Guest Star

Celia Finkelstein

Celia Finkelstein

Gladys

Recurring Role

Kate Mara

Kate Mara

Hayden McClaine

Recurring Role

Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy

Moira O'Hara

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Vivien: Moira, would you make me a cup of tea, please?
      Moira: No. Your denial is impressive. You're a ghost, Mrs. Harmon. I don't take orders from ghosts.

    • Ben: What about Violet?
      Violet: What about Violet? I'm a teenage girl. Not exactly a cakewalk.
      Ben: Violet. What kind of father have I been? You weren't eating, you weren't going to school. You were already gone. I didn't get it.
      Violet: I shut you out. I was afraid it would break you.
      Ben: I've missed you so much.
      Violet: I was never getting into Harvard. But I saved you a shitload of money.
      Ben: Yeah, you did.

    • Marcy: Miguel. What an exotic name. I must confess to a fascination for all things south of the border.
      Miguel: Actually, my family's from Spain.
      Marcy: All the better. I find European Hispanics vastly superior.

    • Constance: He's mine.
      Hayden: Over my dead body.
      Constance: We're well past that.

    • Gabriel: Who are you?
      Violet: A ghost of my former self.

    • Violet: Are you sure you want to be alone? They say this house is haunted.
      Gabriel: You're kind of twisted, aren't you?
      Violet: You don't know the half of it.

    • Tate: You told me to go away.
      Violet: Yeah... but I never said good-bye.

    • Vivien: Some other poor family's just going to move in here. Suckers who will have no idea what they're in for.
      Ben: And we know exactly what to do.

    • Moira: I would have made a good mother, if I hadn't been such a little tramp. Forgive me. There's nothing worse than a self-pitying old maid.

    • Constance: Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I was destined for great things. I was going to be somebody. Person of significance. Star of the silver screen, I once thought. But... my dreams became nightmares. Instead of laurels, funeral wreaths. Instead of glory, heh, bitter disappointment. Cruel afflictions. Now I understand. Tragedy was preparing me for something greater. every loss that came before was a lesson. I was being prepared. Now I know for what. This child... a remarkable boy. Destined for greatness. In need of a remarkable mother. Someone forged in the fires of adversity, who can guide him. With--with firmness. With love.

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