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Season 1  "Afterbirth"  1x12

Aired 8 years ago - Dec 21, 2011

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, Constance raises Tate's child as her own and a new family buys the house.

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unspeakable tragedy.
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There are forces in that house that mean to do this child grave harm.
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Where is he?
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I want to nurse him so badly.
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It's all going to work out.
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Vivien, if I may...
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So enough with the drama and the tragedy.
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I shut you out.
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[ Baby Fusses ]
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Now we have all the time in the world.
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Apparently he's got the skateboard surgically attached to his body.
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He hung himself from the second-story balcony.
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[ Marcy ] Personally, I haven't. I live alone.
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I-I slipped. Where-Where's Mom?
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but as you may imagine, returning to that house is difficult for me.
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You stupid son of a bitch.
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- I've come to fetch my grandson. - Oh, you think so?
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You know what they say. Cold hands, warm heart.
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Well, I'm not into sharing.
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Uh-huh.
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But many of us are innocent, kind, blameless victims at the hands of another.
Recap of American Horror Story Season 1 Episode 12 (S01E12) - 26
Recap of American Horror Story Season 1 Episode 12 (S01E12) - 27
The freaky chick from before?
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[ Sobbing ]
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I don't know, turn around or something?
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[ Sobbing ]
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You have no idea how long I've been wanting to do that.
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- Not him. - Then what do you want?
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Yep, and the worst kind. You're charismatic and compelling and a pathological liar.
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You can only forgive someone for what they've done to you directly.
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What could you possibly want from me now?
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[ Crying Stops ] ♪ Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird♪
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I'm not entirely sure I have the patience to be a mother.
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I knew she couldn't handle him.
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I was gonna ask you if you wanted to be his godmother.
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You're not getting back into her.
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No, he was the, um, child of distant cousins on my mother's side.
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It's true, isn't it? [ Laughs ]
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Tragedy was preparing me...

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unspeakable tragedy.
#2
Recap of American Horror Story Season 1 Episode 12 (S01E12) - 3
There are forces in that house that mean to do this child grave harm.
#3
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Where is he?
#4
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I want to nurse him so badly.
#5
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It's all going to work out.
#6
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Vivien, if I may...
#7
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So enough with the drama and the tragedy.
#10
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I shut you out.
#11
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[ Baby Fusses ]
#12
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Now we have all the time in the world.
#13
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Apparently he's got the skateboard surgically attached to his body.
#14
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He hung himself from the second-story balcony.
#15
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[ Marcy ] Personally, I haven't. I live alone.
#16
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I-I slipped. Where-Where's Mom?
#17
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but as you may imagine, returning to that house is difficult for me.
#18
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You stupid son of a bitch.
#19
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- I've come to fetch my grandson. - Oh, you think so?
#20
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You know what they say. Cold hands, warm heart.
#22
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Well, I'm not into sharing.
#23
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Uh-huh.
#24
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But many of us are innocent, kind, blameless victims at the hands of another.
#25
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The freaky chick from before?
#27
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[ Sobbing ]
#28
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I don't know, turn around or something?
#30
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[ Sobbing ]
#31
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You have no idea how long I've been wanting to do that.
#32
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- Not him. - Then what do you want?
#33
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Yep, and the worst kind. You're charismatic and compelling and a pathological liar.
#36
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You can only forgive someone for what they've done to you directly.
#37
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What could you possibly want from me now?
#38
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[ Crying Stops ] ♪ Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird♪
#42
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I'm not entirely sure I have the patience to be a mother.
#43
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I knew she couldn't handle him.
#44
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I was gonna ask you if you wanted to be his godmother.
#45
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You're not getting back into her.
#47
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No, he was the, um, child of distant cousins on my mother's side.
#48
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It's true, isn't it? [ Laughs ]
#49
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Tragedy was preparing me...
#50