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American Horror Story: Murder House

Ben gets an unexpected visitor and loses something valuable. Meanwhile, Vivien learns more about the house, and Moira begs Constance for release from the house.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 1ATS02
Airdate: Wednesday October 19th, 2011


Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jan 16, 2012

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (15 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Kate MaraKate Mara
As Hayden McClaine
Recurring

Guest Stars
Frances ConroyFrances Conroy
As Moira O'Hara (Old)
Recurring
Alex BreckenridgeAlex Breckenridge
As Moira O'Hara (Young) (as Alexandra Breckenridge)
Recurring
Lily RabeLily Rabe
As Nora Montgomery
Recurring
Matt RossMatt Ross
As Dr. Charles Montgomery
Recurring
Christine EstabrookChristine Estabrook
As Marcy
Recurring
Geoffrey RivasGeoffrey Rivas
As Detective Jack Colquitt
Recurring
Eve GordonEve Gordon
As Dr. Hall
Recurring
David Anthony HigginsDavid Anthony Higgins
As Stan the Tour Guide
Recurring
Eric CloseEric Close
As Hugo Langdon
Recurring
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Sally Freeman

Co-Guest Stars
Abbie CobbAbbie Cobb
As Dorothy Hudson
James GaudiosoJames Gaudioso
As Sal (Sal Mineo)
Roz WittRoz Witt
As Daphne
Main Cast
Evan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3) / Jimmy Darling (S4)
Denis O'Hare
As Larry Harvey (S1) / Spalding (S3) / Stanley (S4)
Jessica Lange
As Constance Langdon (S1) / Sister Jude (S2) / Fiona Goode (S3) / Elsa Mars (S4)
Connie Britton
As Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott
As Ben Harmon
Taissa Farmiga
As Violet Harmon (S1) / Zoe Benson (S3)

Recap

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Episode Notes
Co-executive producer James Wong indulges his humor by yet again using the name Jack Colquitt for a character in an episode he works on. "Jack Colquitt" was a fictional character created by the Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files in "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man," Major Jack Colquitt was also a character in the Space: Above and Beyond episode "Who Monitors the Birds?" Wong wrote both episodes.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Carina RoundFor Everything a ReasonMoira is buried a second time


Episode Quotes
Moira O'Hara (Old): I don't want to be here anymore! I'm frightened! I miss my mother!
Constance: You think I want to stay in this world of death and rot and regret? Try to find some dignity in the situation. Move on, missy.
Moira O'Hara (Old): I can't. I want to, but I can't.
Constance: Every time I find my heart breaking just a sliver for you, I suddenly remember. You made this mess for yourself. And I also remember every time I see that ghostly eye, that I was and continue to be a hell of a shot.

Moira O'Hara (Old): I'm not not naive to the ways of men. Their need to objectify, conquer. They see what they want to see. Women, however, see into the soul of a person.

Ben: Okay. But if you ever want to talk to somebody...
Violet: Dad...
Ben: I mean, not me. You know, I'm way too expensive.

Ben: I didn't do anything. You heard it on the tape. She did it to herself.
Detective Jack Colquitt: Right. It's not a crime to be an asshole.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk
Executive ProducerRyan Murphy  |  Brad Falchuk  |  Dante DiLoreto
Co-Executive ProducerJennifer Salt  |  James Wong (1)  |  Bradley Buecker
Supervising ProducerJessica Sharzer
ProducerAlexis Martin  |  Chip Vucelich
Consulting ProducerTim Minear
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorBradley Buecker  |  Micky Blythe
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorJill Maxcy
Second Assistant DirectorFrank Tignini
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerChrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Camera OperatorCraig Cockerill  |  Stephen Collins (2)
Set DesignerKenneth Larson
Set DecoratorEllen Brill
Location ManagerJohn Agoglia
Transportation CoordinatorThomas A. Gordon (1)
Property MasterRandy Gunter
Construction CoordinatorAnthony Lattanzio
Production Sound MixerSean Rush
Script SupervisorJoanne Small
Production CoordinatorEric Kovtun
Script CoordinatorCrystal Liu
Assistant EditorMisha Tenenbaum
Post Production SupervisorAshley Contino
Supervising Sound EditorGreg Megregian
Re-Recording MixerJoe Earle  |  Doug Andham
GafferJarred Waldron
Director of PhotographyJohn B. Aronson
Stunt CoordinatorTim A. Davison
Production SupervisorJames Williams (2)
Main Title ThemeCharlie Clouser  |  Cesar Davila-Irizarry
Production AccountantScott Cohn
ScoreJames S. Levine
Department Head HairMonte C. Haught
Casting AssociateEric Souliere
Department Head Make-upEryn Krueger Mekash
Assistant To The Executive ProducerSara Stelwagen  |  Alex P. Creasia  |  Jessica Meyer
Special Effects CoordinatorSteve Galich
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
 
Warning: American Horror Story season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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