The Best Episodes of American Horror Story

Madness Ends

#1 - Madness Ends 8.41

Season 2 - Episode 13

Johnny sets out to complete his father's work; Lana leads the charge to finally shut down Briarcliff.

Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
The Name Game

#2 - The Name Game 8.26

Season 2 - Episode 10

The Monsignor confronts the Devil; Dr. Arden’s experiments reach a shocking conclusion; Dr. Thredson facilitates a surprising reunion for Kit.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
I Am Anne Frank (Part 2)

#3 - I Am Anne Frank (Part 2) 8.24

Season 2 - Episode 5

Sister Jude employs a renowned Nazi hunter to gather evidence against Arden; Kit makes a surprising confession; Bloody Face is unmasked.

Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Burn, Witch. Burn!

#4 - Burn, Witch. Burn! 8.20

Season 3 - Episode 5

Besieged by Marie Laveau's army, Zoe unleashes a new power; Fiona and Myrtle clash over control of the coven; Madame LaLaurie is confronted by old ghosts.

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Birth

#5 - Birth 8.19

Season 1 - Episode 11

Vivien gives birth. Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts for good.

Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Bitchcraft

#6 - Bitchcraft 8.16

Season 3 - Episode 1

A young girl discovers she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem; Fiona Goode returns to town.

Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Smoldering Children

#7 - Smoldering Children 8.16

Season 1 - Episode 10

Violet learns about the rules of the house. The truth about Larry's condition is explained. Constance is interrogated by the police.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
Head

#8 - Head 8.15

Season 3 - Episode 9

Cordelia’s attacker is revealed. Fiona looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau. Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke’s past.

Directors: Howard Deutch
Fearful Pranks Ensue

#9 - Fearful Pranks Ensue 8.12

Season 3 - Episode 4

Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau; the Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the academy with disturbing allegations.

Directors: Michael Uppendahl
The Coat Hanger

#10 - The Coat Hanger 8.12

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Monsignor takes an unlikely convert under his wing; Lana secures a new piece of evidence that can exonerate Kit; Dr. Arden witnesses a miraculous return.

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Spilt Milk

#11 - Spilt Milk 8.11

Season 2 - Episode 11

Grace tells Kit devastating news about Alma; Dr. Thredson receives an unexpected visitor; the Monsignor goes to extreme lengths to silence Jude.

Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Afterbirth

#12 - Afterbirth 8.09

Season 1 - Episode 12

In the aftermath of family tragedy, Ben tries to take his child out of the Murder House. Meanwhile, Violet and Vivien accustom themselves to their new living arrangements, Constance raises Tate's child as her own and a new family buys the house.

Directors: Bradley Buecker
I Am Anne Frank (Part 1)

#13 - I Am Anne Frank (Part 1) 8.07

Season 2 - Episode 4

A new patient exposes Arden's past; Kit learns why Grace was admitted to Briarcliff.

Directors: Michael Uppendahl
Tricks and Treats

#14 - Tricks and Treats 8.05

Season 2 - Episode 2

An exorcist is called to Briarcliff to help save a troubled farm boy; Sister Jude's darkest secret is revealed.

Directors: Bradley Buecker
Dark Cousin

#15 - Dark Cousin 8.05

Season 2 - Episode 7

Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel at Briarcliff; Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.

Directors: Michael Rymer
The Origins of Monstrosity

#16 - The Origins of Monstrosity 8.05

Season 2 - Episode 6

A mysterious little girl is abandoned at Briarcliff; the Monsignor makes a Faustian pact with Dr. Arden; the origin of Bloody Face is revealed.

Directors: David Semel
Halloween (Part 1)

#17 - Halloween (Part 1) 8.05

Season 1 - Episode 4

The line between the living and the dead blurs on Halloween. Two of the house's previous residents give the Harmons decorating advice.

Directors: David Semel
Orphans

#18 - Orphans 8.04

Season 4 - Episode 10

The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper; Elsa reveals the history of the Freak Show; Desiree grows suspicious of Maggie.

Directors: Bradley Buecker
Spooky Little Girl

#19 - Spooky Little Girl 8.03

Season 1 - Episode 9

One of history's most famous murder victims pays the house a visit. Constance discovers more of Tate's bad behavior.

Directors: John Scott
Edward Mordrake (Part 2)

#20 - Edward Mordrake (Part 2) 8.03

Season 4 - Episode 4

Edward Mordrake continues his search for a Freak to add to his ghostly coterie; Elsa tells the grisly story of her days in Germany; Jimmy and Maggie have a run-in with the Twisted Clown.

Directors: Howard Deutch
Unholy Night

#21 - Unholy Night 8.02

Season 2 - Episode 8

A murderous Santa wreaks havoc on Briarcliff; Sister Jude faces off with the devil; Arden has a shocking encounter in the death chute.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
Nor'easter

#22 - Nor'easter 8.02

Season 2 - Episode 3

A violent storm allows a group of patients to plan a daring escape; Sister Jude is haunted by her past.

Directors: Michael Uppendahl
Boy Parts

#23 - Boy Parts 8.02

Season 3 - Episode 2

Fiona helps Zoe and Madison deal with a horrible tragedy; Delphine LaLaurie struggles to adjust to modern life; Cordelia faces a dark decision about her family.

Directors: Michael Rymer
The Replacements

#24 - The Replacements 8.02

Season 3 - Episode 3

Fiona takes on an unlikely protégé; a guilt-ridden Zoe tries to give Kyle his old life back; Madison has a fiery exchange with Joan Ramsey.

Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Go to Hell

#25 - Go to Hell 8.01

Season 3 - Episode 12

Cordelia's latest vision puts the coven's future in question; the girls manifest powerful new gifts; Queenie's search for Marie Laveau leads her to hell and back.

Directors: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon