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Smoldering Children 

In 1994, Larry gets burned. In the present, Ben begins to understand what happened to cause Vivien's institutionalization. Constance is questioned by the police in Travis' death. Violet learns something about herself that she doesn't know.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Dr. Ben Harmon
Connie Britton ... Vivien Harmon
Evan Peters ... Tate Langdon
Taissa Farmiga ... Violet Harmon
Jessica Lange ... Constance Langdon
Denis O'Hare ... Larry Harvey
Charles S. Dutton ... Detective Granger
Michael Graziadei ... Travis Wanderly
Jamie Brewer ... Adelaide 'Addy' Langdon
Rebecca Wisocky ... Lorraine Harvey
W. Earl Brown ... Phil Critter
Malaya Rivera Drew ... Detective Barrios
Derek Richardson ... Harry Goodman
Gregory Sporleder ... Peter McCormick
Sam Kinsey ... Beau
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Storyline

In a flashback, the origins of Louis' burn are revealed. Ben visits Vivien in the psych ward and admits to her that he now believes she was raped. The police interview Constance over Travis' death. She has little to tell them - other than she didn't do it - but her history of accidental deaths leave the police highly suspicious. She's off the hook when someone unexpected confesses to the crime. Ben is still upset with Violet for missing so much school and they agree that a new school has to be found. Tate has something to show her however. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

(at around 8 mins) As Constance reviews the crime scene pictures of Travis, his eyes are open in one picture and closed in the other. Even though it is not unheard of for someone at the crime scene to close the eyes of a deceased individual it would not be done in the midst of the crime scene photos being taken. See more »

Quotes

Tate Langdon: Hi. I'm Tate. I'm dead. wanna hook up?
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Performed by Gossling
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A Better One
2 January 2014 | by artpfSee all my reviews

Things get even nuttier. More over the top stuff that defies description. We learn how burn man got burns.

The funny part is, for a family that is nearly bankrupt and a doctor who has no patients, they don't seem to have much problem paying the bills.

This is actually one of the better episodes, but that's not saying all that much.

We find out who else is dead. OK My goodness this is one full house. Scary stuff in the crawl spaces and flies all over the place.

I really wish the writing was better.


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