‘American Horror Story,’ Season 1 Finale, ‘Afterbirth’: TV Recap

The real climax of this season happened last week in "Birth," when Vivien joined the murder house’s collection of ghosts after the apocalyptic delivery of her twins. We were led to believe that one was stillborn, but the other, healthier one went straight into the care of crazy Constance as Ben was left to sort out his life all alone, as Vivien and Violet settle into eternity among the house’s ephemeral residents.

This week’s installment, the season finale, is more of a denouement, in which most of the loose ends of this season are tied up while the table is set for season two. The episode opens "nine months ago" in Boston during the aftermath of Vivien’s discovery of Ben’s infidelity with Hayden. Ben is really hot to move to California, especially because of this great old house he’s found in the listings. And it’s a bargain to boot! Maybe it’s haunted, he quips (oh, if only you knew, Dr. Harmon…), but it’s perfect for them to put their lives–and family–back together. Read More...


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