All 22 episodes of the dark, supernatural small-town television drama. In Trinity, South Carolina, no one is quite who or what they seem. Everyone seems willing to follow the orders of the sinister Sheriff Lucas Buck (Gary Cole), who is becoming increasingly interested in young Caleb Temple (Lucas Black). Caleb doesn't know that Sheriff Buck is actually his father, and that he has dark designs for his son's future. Fortunately, Caleb is protected by the spirit of his dead sister, Merlyn (Sarah Paulson). In this series, Caleb discovers an abandoned house in the woods, where a man is being tortured, and Merlyn borrows the spirit of an unborn child so she can appear to Caleb. When Caleb learns more about his powers, he heads towards a confrontation with Sheriff Buck and Gail (Paige Turco). Episodes are: 'Pilot'; 'A Tree Grows in Trinity'; 'Eye of the Beholder'; 'Damned If You Don't'; 'Dead to the World'; 'Meet the Beetles'; 'Strong Arm of the Law'; 'Rebirth'; 'Resurrector'; 'Inhumanitas'; 'The Plague Sower'; 'Doctor Death Takes a Holiday'; 'The Beast Within'; 'To Hell and Back'; 'Learning to Crawl'; 'Triangle'; 'The Buck Stops Here (Part 1)'; 'Requiem (Part 2)'; 'Potato Boy'; 'Ring of Fire'; 'Echo of Your Last Goodbye'; and 'Strangler'.
In some ways reminiscent of David Lynch's Twin Peaks
, this eerie drama series concentrated on the dark and often disturbing truths hidden beneath the surface of a small American town. Set in Trinity, South Carolina, American Gothic
succeeded in its one-season run to intrigue viewers with its mysterious storylines and macabre undertones. Gary Cole heads up the cast as Sheriff Lucas Buck, Trinity's knight in shining armor. Much of the plot revolves around Buck's attempts to get closer to his illegitimate young son, Caleb Temple (Lucas Black), who has always been told that his father was a man named Gage. Inspiring the curiosity of the local doctor and other neighbours, Caleb and the sheriff become the talk of the town. The sleepy community get even more stirred up when Caleb's cousin Gail comes to town with the goal of protecting the boy. And, to complicate things, someone else also has Caleb's best interests in mind: his dead sister Merlyn, now an angel.