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Series American Horror Story
Season 1, Episode 11
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Air date December 14th, 2011
Writers Tim Minear
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Producers Alexis Martin Woodall; Chip Vucelich; Tim Minear; Jessica Sharzer; Bradley Buecker; James Wong; Jennifer Salt; Dante Di Loreto; Brad Falchuk; Ryan Murphy
Starring Dylan McDermott; Connie Britton; Evan Peters; Taissa Farmiga; Denis O'Hare; Jessica Lange
Episode guide
"Smoldering Children"

"Birth" is the eleventh episode of season one of the anthology series American Horror Story. The episode was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Tim Minear. The episode first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011.


Principal Cast

Guest Stars


Notes & Trivia

  • Production code number: 1ATS10.
  • Denis O'Hare is credited, but does not make an appearance in this episode.
  • Actor Sancho Martin is uncredited for his participation in this episode.
  • Actress Julia Silverman is uncredited for her participation in this episode.
  • This is the final appearance of Vivien Harmon as a living person; dies in this episode.
  • This is the first and only appearance of Steven Anderson as Doctor Marchesi.



  • Chad Warwick: Are you telling me that Norman Bates, Jr. is the baby daddy?


  • Violet Harmon: I used to think you were like me. You were attracted to the darkness, but Tate, you are the darkness.


  • Ben Harmon: Breathe, Vivien! I need you to breathe!




  • Tate Langdon: Seriously, though, are you ready for all this? I mean, you never struck me as the diapers and midnight feedings type.
  • Patrick: Maybe you should have taken a few minutes to get to know me before you stuck a fireplace poker up my ass.
  • Tate Langdon: Fair enough.

See also

External Links


  1. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.

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