"See we all have choices to make. And if people are torn, it's only because they're listening to the wrong voice. A voice that would lead them astray, seduce them with hope. Even turn a son against a father. An age old battle between good and evil. Care to place your bets?"
"Rebirth" is the eighth episode of the supernatural drama series American Gothic and the eighth episode of the series overall. It was directed by James Frawley with a script written by Victor Bumbalo. It first aired on CBS on Friday, January 3rd, 1996 at 10:00 pm. In this episode, Merlyn Temple steals the soul of an unborn baby so that she can experience life again. However, doing so threatens the baby's life and younger brother Caleb has to convince her to return it.
Fans of the sitcom series That '70s Show may recognize actor Danny Masterson. He played the role of Steven Hyde. Masterson also played Doctor Alex Connors in the "Vanguard" episode of The Dead Zone, which was based on a novel by author Stephen King. This is Masterson's first work in the horror genre. He also played a vampire character named Nightshade in Dracula 2000.
Actress Sara Wood is credited as Sara Lynn Moore in this episode. This is her second appearance on the series in the role of Carol Russell. She previously appeared in "Strong Arm of the Law". Her next appearance is in "Potato Boy".
Actress Deborah Winstead, who plays a nurse, is credited as Deborah K. Winstead in this episode. This is her only appearance on the series and her only work in the horror genre.
This is actress Lanelle Markgraf's only appearance on the series and her only work in the horror genre.
This is actress Kelly Mizell's only appearance on the series and her only work in the horror genre.