"Is there anything more wonderful than the promise of a new child... or more heartbreaking when that promise is broken?"
Constance Langdon
"Home Invasion"
Series American Horror Story
Season 1, Episode 2
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Air date October 12th, 2011
Writers Ryan Murphy; Brad Falchuk
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
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"Home Invasion" is the second episode of season one of the supernatural thriller series American Horror Story and the second episode of the series overall. It was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by series creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. It first aired on the FX Network on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. In this episode, Ben Harmon begins treating a new patient named Bianca Forest, who tells him of her nightmares of being cut in half in an elevator. Ben then gets called away to an impromptu trip to Boston, when he learns that the student he once had an affair with is pregnant. That night, Bianca and her friends, who are a bunch of murder groupies, break into the Harmon's home and terrorize Vivien and Violet. The terrified women receive some unlikely and unexpected aid from not only Tate Langdon, but from Constance Langdon's culinary skills as well.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Actress Jacqueline Buda is uncredited for her participation in this episode.

Chronology[edit | edit source]

  • The flashback scene where Franklin murders the sorority house girls takes place in 1968.
  • The remaining events from this episode take place in mid-late October, 2011.

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Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Ben Harmon: What do you want?
  • Larry Harvey: Well.. more than anything, I guess, to be on the stage. You know what stopped me? Fear of what my family would say. But... now that they're, well, you know, dead, and, uh, I have terminal brain cancer, I figure... maybe I should just go for it, you know? Chase that dream. What about you? What dream are you chasing? Or should I say, what dream is chasing you?



  • Vivien Harmon: Well, I appreciate it. I'm not usually much of a cupcake girl myself...
  • Constance Langdon: Oh! They're not for you. At your age? You might as well just Krazy Glue a stick of butter to your ass.

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