"Holes"
Series American Horror Story: Cult
Season 7, Episode 5
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Air date October 3rd, 2017
Writers Crystal Liu
Director Maggie Kiley
Producers Crystal Liu; Adam Penn; Eryn Krueger Mekash; Lou Eyrich; John J. Gray; Robert M. Williams, Jr.; Bradley Buecker; Alexis Martin Woodall; James Wong; Tim Minear; Brad Falchuk; Ryan Murphy; Todd Nenninger; Karen Romero
Starring Sarah Paulson; Evan Peters; Cheyenne Jackson; Billie Lourd; Alison Pill
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"Holes" is the fifth episode of season seven of the horror anthology series American Horror Story, and the seventy-eighth episode of the series overall. It is the fifth chapter in the season-long story-arc called "Cult". The episode was directed by Maggie Kiley with a script written by Crystal Liu. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2017.

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  • American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It is a seasonal anthology series that takes place within a shared continuity. Though each season is a self-contained storyline, the show recycles many of the same actors in different roles from season to season.
  • This episode is rated TV-MA. It contains strong language and scenes of graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • This episode is production code number 7ATS05.
  • This episode had a viewership of 2.199 million people upon its initial broadcast, which is 0.073 greater than the viewership of the previous episode. It rated 1.07% in the 18-49 viewing demographic.
  • Actor Billy Eichner is given a "Special Guest Star" credit in this episode.

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  • Oz Mayfair-Richards asks his mothers for permission to watch Guardians of the Galaxy. This is a 2014 sci-fi/superhero film based on characters featured in comic books by Marvel Comics.
  • A man wearing bondage gear is referred to as The Gimp. This is a reference to the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction by director Quentin Tarantino, which featured a gimp character who would anally rape captives.
  • Beverly Hope makes reference to A Clockwork Orange. This is a 1971 film based on a novel by Anthony Burgess and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It stars Malcolm McDowell who plays an unrepentant criminal who is psychologically stripped of his sense of free will.

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