American Gothic

American Gothic

1995 - 1996, Drama
A sheriff wields his power as a weapon against the residents of a Southern community.

Episode Guide

  • American Gothic - Strangler (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:


    Lucas (Gary Cole) calls upon the ghost of the Boston Strangler (Gareth Williams) to visit Merlyn (Sarah Paulson).

  • American Gothic - Echo of Your Last Goodbye (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Echo of Your Last Goodbye

    Ben's date turns out to be an incarnation of Merlyn who attempts to convince him of her mother's death; Caleb confronts a school bully.

  • American Gothic - Ring of Fire (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Ring of Fire

    Gail learns of her mother's affair and her own abuse by her father as Lucas allows her dreams and visions to recount the past.

  • American Gothic - Potato Boy (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Potato Boy

    Selena tries to help Caleb with his schoolwork, which bothers Lucas; Ben visits the psychiatrist who is later blackmailed by Lucas.

  • American Gothic - Requiem (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    Lucas returns from the grave and confronts his son, Caleb, in a violent showdown for control of the town.

  • American Gothic - The Buck Stops Here (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Buck Stops Here

    When Sheriff Buck (Gary Cole) is discovered murdered, Caleb and Ben Healy (Lucas Black, Nick Searcy) jockey for control of the town.

  • American Gothic - Triangle (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:


    Gail (Paige Turco) learns she is pregnant with Lucas' (Gary Cole) baby and has a dream that the baby is actually a devil.

  • American Gothic - Learning to Crawl (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Learning to Crawl

    When Caleb dies after being electrocuted, Lucas uses his powers to resurrect him, beginning a journey that will help Caleb realize his own powers.

  • American Gothic - To Hell and Back (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    To Hell and Back

    Dr. Crower relives the accident that killed his family; Mr. Emmett comes out only at night to dig in his garden.

  • American Gothic - The Beast Within (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Beast Within

    Ben Healy's brother, who has escaped from a military mental institution with a time bomb sewed into his stomach, holds the sheriff and three others hostage.

  • American Gothic - Dr. Death Takes a Holiday (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Dr. Death Takes a Holiday

    An elderly woman with a secret about Lucas' past tries to murder him, but when her attempt fails she brings Dr. Matt into the circle.

  • American Gothic - The Plague Sower (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Plague Sower

    A new doctor arrives in Trinity in the midst of an outbreak of a disease causing uncontrollable bleeding and sending residents into a state of panic.

  • American Gothic - Inhumanitas (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:


    The local church serves as the battleground when Merlyn and Lucas face off in an all-out war for Caleb's soul.

  • American Gothic - Resurrector (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    Sheriff Buck becomes the target of revenge after he refuses to help a radio talk show host get on television; Caleb wants to mark Merlyn's passing.

  • American Gothic - Rebirth (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Merlyn (Sarah Paulson) finds a way to live again and reunite with Caleb (Lucas Black) at a high cost to those around her. With Gary Cole and Paige Turco.

  • American Gothic - Strong Arm of the Law (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Strong Arm of the Law

    Sheriff Buck finds his authority challenged by four men who move to Trinity and decide to take over the town.

  • American Gothic - Meet the Beetles (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Meet the Beetles

    Caleb uncovers a skeleton; Gail discovers the uses of flesh-eating beetles; Selena gains a new admirer.

  • American Gothic - Dead to the World (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Dead to the World

    Gail (Paige Turco) accuses Sheriff Buck (Gary Cole) of having a hand in the death of his former girlfriend.

  • American Gothic - Damned if You Don't (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Damned if You Don't

    Carter Bowen finds his life spinning out of control after he refuses to return a favor he owes Sheriff Buck.

  • American Gothic - Eye of the Beholder (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Eye of the Beholder

    Sheriff Buck takes steps to gain custody of Caleb; Dr. Trulane notices a change in his bride; Merlyn's spirit guides Caleb.

  • American Gothic - A Tree Grows in Trinity (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    A Tree Grows in Trinity

    Eluding Sheriff Buck, Caleb finds a tortured prisoner with Selena; Crower questions the coroner's loyalty.

  • American Gothic - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Tormented by a demonic force, the sheriff (Gary Cole) of a rural Southern town rules without law or conscience; with Jake Weber; Paige Turco; Nick Searcy.