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Hayden conspires with Tate and Nora to drive Vivien insane and take the unborn twins for herself. Meanwhile, Violet must choose whether to support her mother or not, while the full story of the deaths of Chad and Patrick, and the origin of Rubber Man, are revealed.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 1ATS07
Airdate: Wednesday November 23rd, 2011

Director: Miguel Arteta
Writer: Ryan Murphy

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Feb 20, 2012

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (12 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Kate Mara
As Hayden McClaine
Zachary Quinto
As Chad Warwick

Guest Stars
Frances Conroy
As Moira O'Hara (Old)
Lily Rabe
As Nora Montgomery
Teddy Sears
As Patrick
Christine Estabrook
As Marcy
Azura Skye
As Fiona
Kyle Davis
As Dallas
Eric Close
As Hugo Langdon
Morris Chestnut
As Luke

Co-Guest Stars
Tom Jourden
As Officer Crawford
Main Cast
Connie Britton
As Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott
As Ben Harmon
Evan Peters
As Tate Langdon (S1) / Kit Walker (S2) / Kyle Spencer (S3)
Taissa Farmiga
As Violet Harmon (S1) / Zoe Benson (S3)


Six Months Ago..

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Episode Quotes
Marcy: Oh lord. Moira, how about a calming cup of tea for Mrs. Harmon?
Vivien: Don't patronize me, Marcy. In fact, there is someone who wants my husband, who wants my life.
Marcy: You know, cousin Helen went paranoid when she was pregnant with her second. She imagined the stuffed animals in the nursery dancing to some dreadful African drumbeat. She thought they were enacting voodoo on her. We got her hormones straightened out, and she was right back on the happy track in no time.

Peggy: Look, Pat's obviously got some interests that he doesn't feel free sharing with you.
Chad Warwick: Ugh!
Peggy: Now, if you don't want to end up sharing him, then you need to make a preemptive strike.
Chad Warwick: What do you mean?
Peggy: I mean you have to fight. Pat's a great guy, Chad, worth fighting for. And if that means you have to fight with a cat-o'-nine-tails and some titty clamps, then brother, you better gear up.

Chad Warwick: Why are you being such an asshole? This turns you on. I know it does.
Patrick: Seriously, Chad, depressing sex is even more depressing when you try so hard.

Marcy: I wasn't here when he came back to visit. Did you tell him your ghost story? Maybe he laughed and you bit the man's head off.
Vivien: Excuse me, Marcy. I'm not crazy, I'm just pregnant.

Moira O'Hara: You want them to find you?
Tate: I'm open to suggestions.
Moira O'Hara: I think you should get over your compulsive need to please the ladies of this house.
Tate: I think I have mommy issues. You know a good therapist?

Cultural References
Patrick: Take it off, so we can watch Rachel Zoe without me without me worrying about you passing off.

The Rachel Zoe Project is a Bravo reality series about fashionista Rachel Zoe and her personal and professional life.

Hayden McClaine: "Adieu, nightingale. Thy plaintive anthem fades."

"Ode to a Nightingale" is a poem by John Keats, written in May 1819 and first published in Annals of the Fine Arts in July of that year.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Falchuk  |  Ryan Murphy
Executive ProducerBrad Falchuk  |  Dante DiLoreto  |  Ryan Murphy
Co-Executive ProducerJames Wong (1)  |  Jennifer Salt  |  Bradley Buecker
Supervising ProducerJessica Sharzer
ProducerChip Vucelich  |  Alexis Martin
Consulting ProducerTim Minear
Production DesignerMark Worthington
EditorFabienne Bouville
CastingRobert J. Ulrich  |  Eric Dawson  |  Carol Kritzer
Unit Production ManagerChip Vucelich
First Assistant DirectorMichael Amundson
Second Assistant DirectorJeremy Reisig  |  Frank Tignini
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorP.J. Bloom
Costume DesignerChrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Camera OperatorStephen Collins (2)  |  James Reid (3)
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
Assistant EditorMisha Tenenbaum
Post Production SupervisorAshley Contino
Supervising Sound EditorGreg Megregian
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
GafferJarred Waldron
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 ProducerJessica Meyer  |  Sara Stelwagen  |  Alex P. Creasia
Special Effects CoordinatorSteve Galich
Special Effects Make-upChristien Tinsley
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