American Gothic 1 Season 1995
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1. American Gothic In the premiere episode, the mysterious death of Merlyn Temple, a traumatized young girl, sets off a series of events that leaves some townspeople questioning the motives of their charming sheriff, the last person to see her alive. Dr.
2. A Tree Grows in Trinity Fleeing deep into the woods from Sheriff Lucas Buck, young Caleb takes refuge in an eerie, abandoned hunting lodge and is terrified when he discovers a dying man who has been tortured and is being held prisoner there. The spirit of Caleb's dead sister, Merlyn, encourages him to help the pathetic man, one of Sheriff Buck's enemies, who has been kept prisoner by Selena Coombs.
3. Eye of the Beholder Sheriff Buck calls in a favor from the local judge who is overseeing Caleb's custody hearing, hoping to ensure his favored status, but he doesn't stop there. A beautiful mirror given as a wedding gift to Crower's co-worker, Dan Trulane, begins to have a strange effect on Dan's new bride.
4. Damned If You Don't Carter Bowen panics when Sheriff Buck wants his teenage daughter to work for him as payback for an old favor. When he refuses, his life begins to unravel. After his wife is mysteriously injured and Buck sends a lecherous former acquaintance to taunt his naive daughter, Carter realizes he is in over his head.
5. Dead to the World Gail may have pushed Sheriff Buck too far when she accuses him of foul play in the death of his former girlfriend, who was with him just before her car mysteriously drove off a bridge.
6. Meet the Beetles When Jack Drey, a South Carolina state police lieutenant, throws his weight around in the investigation of the disappearance of his adulterous brother-in-law, Hack Weller, Sheriff Buck becomes wary. Drey suspects that Weller's obsession with Selena might have driven a vicious Buck to kill him.
7. Strong Arm of the Law Sheriff Lucas Buck gets revenge in his own chilling fashion on four men who move to Trinity and set off a crime wave. The four Northerners, who move into Mrs. Russell's boarding house where Caleb and Dr. Crower live, intend to set up their own protection racket.
8. Rebirth Gail's friend Kristy is about to give birth to a baby girl after suffering two miscarriages. Merlyn observes Kristy's happiness and grows angry over the fact that she has missed out on life. Then she discovers that she can borrow the spirit of Kristy's unborn child and reappears as Halle. She meets a motorcycle-riding young man and has her first experience with love.
9. Resurrector Radio talk show host Mel Kirby approaches Lucas for help in bringing his show to television. When Lucas refuses Mel and his co-anchor wife, Mel vows to ruin Lucas. Meanwhile, a depressed Caleb decides he wants to give Merlyn a second funeral - by throwing a party for the dead.
10. Inhumanitas Lucas may have corrupted the local priest, Father Tilden, and he may be able to take his revenge on townspeople who cross his path, but not even he can control the seemingly miraculous activities of the dead Merlyn in her role as gothic avenging angel, determined to make Lucas answer for his many crimes.
11. The Plague Sower A sudden, mysterious bleeding illness quickly spreads through Trinity, causing death and devastation, as well as the arrival of a new doctor. As the townspeople fall victim to the plague, Matt suffers a breakdown and Lucas turns to Dr. Peele for help. After a romantic encounter with Lucas, Gail is suddenly stricken.
12. Doctor Death Takes a Holiday Dr. Matt decides to re-investigate the murder of Merlyn. He also is curious when a woman checks into the hospital as Mrs. Smith. Matt soon discovers that the woman is Lucas Buck's mother and is dying because she has a brain tumor. She begins to tell Matt all about the evil of Lucas and how she wants to kill him. Matt becomes even more obsessed with destroying Lucas than ever before.
13. To Hell and Back Dr. Matt struggles with his alcoholism and the death of his family. Lucas tries to push him over the edge by offering him a drink and forcing the bizarre memories of his wife and daughter. Eventually, Lucas tries to have Dr. Matt relieved of his duties at the hospital. Caleb is bothered by his strange neighbor, Mr. Emmett.
14. The Beast Within Artie, Ben Healy's brother, holds-up a local store in Trinity for a cheap watch. Ben and Lucas respond to the robbery and Ben accidentally shoots Artie. Artie, injured but still conscious, takes Lucas hostage. Lucas persuades Artie to go to the hospital to have the bullet removed and Artie insists that afterwards an ambulance takes him to the base by 11:00 p.m.
15. Learning to Crawl Lucas and Caleb forge a bond when facing matters of life and death. After Caleb is electrocuted and dies at the hospital, Lucas steps in and brings the boy back to life. The pair's celebratory fishing trip is interrupted when they encounter murderous kidnappers, who have abducted the head of a tobacco company.
16. Triangle Upon Gail's announcement, she faints in Lucas' office and is taken to the hospital where she is told that she is pregnant. She knows (and so does Lucas) that it is Lucas' child. Gail threatens to have an abortion and even attempts to kill herself because she knows that she is carrying the evil offspring of Lucas Buck.
17. The Buck Stops Here Yancy can't find certain files and believes Lucas has them. Billy and Selena go to Lucas' house to look for the missing files and end up making love in Lucas' bed. After their moments of passion, Billy continues the search for the files, but ends his search when Lucas suddenly returns home. Caleb is getting more enthralled with the notion of being Lucas Buck's son.
18. Requiem Merlyn discovers that Lucas is not dead when she goes to the grave to question Lucas about Caleb's behavior. Because Lucas is not dead, the full potential of his evil powers are not yet recognized. Billy discovers from medical tests that Lucas is not dead. He and Ben dig up the casket before Lucas suffocates. Lucas does not want anyone to know that he is still alive.
19. Potato Boy Selena reaches out to Caleb and tries to help him with his schoolwork. She begins to spend extra time with him which bothers Lucas. Selena also tries to reconcile with her father who is the reverend at the local church. Ben tries to sort out his animosity towards Lucas by visits to the psychiatrist, Dr. Perry.
20. Ring of Fire Through dreams and visions, Lucas allows Gail to learn bit by bit what happened to her parents. She learned that her father was abusing her and her mother was having an affair with Gage Temple, Caleb's father. Her father found out about the affair.
21. Echo of Your Last Goodbye She leads him to a house which turns out to be the place that Judith Temple used to help abandoned children. With Gail they discover drawings from the young children as well as several drawings of Lucas done with a great amount of love by Judith. Merlyn is trying to make Ben aware of the truth about her mother's death.
22. Strangler Lucas calls on the ghost of the Boston Strangler to come to Merlyn. Lucas leaves town to attend a convention and Albert De Salva (aka The Boston Strangler) decides to do more than just try to kill Merlyn.
|Genres||Drama, Thriller, Horror|
|Starring||Gary Cole, Lucas Black|
|Supporting actors||Paige Turco, Brenda Bakke, Sarah Paulson|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
I watched this back in the 1990s (think it was on channel 4), and thought it was a good series at the time. But re-watching it didn't really grab me like it did 1st time around. Read morePublished 5 days ago by stripyking
Excellent series. Exactly as I remember and definitely great value at less than a tenner.Published 11 days ago by alexander
The understated evil is what makes this programme so scary. Well worth a look if you like a good spine chiller!Published 29 days ago by J. Blackburn
Started watching this and got into it quickly and started to really enjoy it, and then it was the end of the series? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Purchasing Reviewer
amazing series first time round. loved it all over again. any goth/horror fans this is for you. gary cole is amazing. best box set ive seen in years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Carmack
Bought as a gift for someone who loves the show . They had it on DVD once and moved it got lost so they where very happy to get this DVD. Read morePublished 3 months ago by zanussi
Brilliant cult classic, really enjoyed this series with its dark underlying storyline linking each episode with their overlying new storyline. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Stevem
Shame about the episodes not being in order, but not really that much of a chew on to replace the disc every episode. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pinkkitty
Loved it on TV absolutely love the young Lucas Black and his southern accent can't wait to watch it againPublished 5 months ago by Miss Julie Ayling