DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
BEN’S right: having the police come to your house on Halloween would make it harder to sell. Having that girl who was bludgeoned to death with a shovel and buried in concrete in the backyard with a gazebo as her headstone turn up at the front door probably wouldn’t help either. That was her at the end of last week’s episode, just standing there on the step looking pale when Ben (Dylan Mcdermott) opened the door. Hayden: the 21-year-old that he got caught by his wife Vivien — and I’m quoting her here—‘‘pile-driving’’ in their bed. Hayden, of course, fell pregnant, and after an interval so did Vivien. But if you’ve been watching American Horror Story — and if not, what’s wrong with you — you’d know that Vivien’s baby is more Rosemary’s Baby than Ben’s baby.
Violet, their daughter, was about to be grabbed by the gimp who lives in the attic when things were winding up last week. I imagine he’s the one who impregnated Violet’s mother, but you just don’t know with this house. Is he dangerous or nothing to worry about? Hard to know for sure, but the way the nurse fainted when she saw Vivien’s scan last week wasn’t encouraging.
It’s always a problem when the people you’ve murdered don’t die. Ben thought he’d dealt with Hayden and here she is. Now he’s got what he thinks are neighbourhood kids smashing the Halloween pumpkins. Carefully placed by Chad and Patrick, the dead couple who used to own the house, and were mistaken by Ben and Vivien as the pair sent by Marcy the real estate agent to fluff the rooms so they can sell the murder house. That’s what it’s called on the Eternal Darkness Tour: ‘‘ Murder House’’. Don’t know if Marcy should mention that in the ads. American Horror Story, Eleven, 9.30pm
Caught: Ben (Dylan Mcdermott).