American Horror Story: Birth (12/14/11)

american horror story birth

I know it’s a little late in the season to start writing about “American Horror Story”, but I’ve been so compelled by this show recently that I felt I needed to discuss things here, or at least ask questions. I didn’t want to make multiple posts on the subject, but I do have one question that I’m not sure of the answer. Maybe I just missed it when they explained it or maybe it’s just not one of the rules of the house and I just assumed it was, but I need something cleared up.

Does your body have to remain in the house or at least on the property in order for your ghost to be stuck there? Or do you just have to have died in the house/on the property for your ghost to be stuck there? I only ask this because with Moira it seems like she is stuck there until someone discovers her body, which is now buried under the gazebo, but with Patrick (?), Constance’s boyfriend, it seems like he’s stuck there even though his body was dismembered and dumped a few towns over. Same with “The Black Dahlia”, Mena Suvari, who was murdered, cut up and disposed of elsewhere. I guess this would probably also ring true for Tate, since we see him get shot by the police and I would assume the body made it to the morgue and had a proper burial… I guess I just don’t understand Moira’s situation then? She wants to cross over to the other side, but it seems like she can’t until her body is discovered. Is it just because maybe she’s the only one that really wants to cross over and hasn’t had a proper burial? Hayden is also buried under the gazebo and knows she’s dead, but doesn’t seem to have any desire to cross over yet, so I’m not sure how this all works. Help me out here, maybe I have this completely wrong, just looking for a better explanation than I can come up with in my head.

In the meantime, here’s the synopsis for tonight’s episode along with the preview. I’ll be back with a recap.

Birth

Vivien has her baby; Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of it’s ghosts once and for all.