American Gothic (2016)/Season One

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Season One
American Gothic (2016)
Season Premiere June 22, 2016
Season Finale September 7, 2016
Episode Count 13

Season One of American Gothic premiered on June 22, 2016.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
1 1 Arrangement in Grey and Black Corinne Brinkerhoff Matt Shakman June 22, 2016 3.434M 0.7% 101
A prominent Boston family reels in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. After 14 years, the case of "The Silver Bells Killer" is reopened and the Hawthorne family find themselves wondering if one of their own could be behind the grisly killings that rocked the city of Boston. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
2 2 Jack-in-the-Pulpit Corinne Brinkerhoff Greg Beeman June 29, 2016 5.581M 0.7% 102
After tragedy strikes the Hawthorne family, Cam, Tessa and Alison seek an explanation for the silver bells they found in the shed, while Garrett plans an explosive public announcement about a family secret. Also, the police investigation into the "Silver Bells Killer" sends Brady on a macabre quest for DNA, and a shocking new suspect emerges.
3 3 Nighthawks Meredith Averill David Straiton July 6, 2016 3.082M 0.6% 103
As police begin to focus on the Hawthorne family's possible connection to the "Silver Bells Killer," Cam attempts to erase his past while Garrett reconnects with his. Also, Alison's campaign seeks the support of local professional football player Stephen Gostkowski, but the endorsement is complicated by the risky actions of one of her siblings.
4 4 Christina's World Lawrence Broch P.J Pesce July 13, 2016 2.766M 0.5% 104
A death on the Hawthorne property gives Detective Brady a solid lead on the "Silver Bells Killer" ("SBK") case. Also, Garrett gives in to temptation and pursues Christina Morales, the daughter of the first "SBK" victim, and Alison finds an unlikely ally to help fend off a lawsuit that could derail her campaign.
5 5 The Artist in His Museum Lauren MacKenzie &
Andrew Gettens
Hanelle Culpepper July 20, 2016 2.439M 0.6% 105
Cam's hallucinations make him question his own participation in a gruesome crime. Also, Madeline receives a cryptic message and leaves town to confront the sender.
6 6 The Chess Players Allen MacDonald Ed Ornelas July 27, 2016 2.355M 0.5% 106
When the Hawthornes are publicly implicated in the SBK case and forced to hole up in the house to avoid media scrutiny, they quickly begin to turn on one another. Also, Garrett lures Christina to the woods for a camping trip that takes a dangerous turn.
7 7 The Gross Clinic Aaron Fullerton Steph Green August 3, 2016 2.509M 0.5% 107
A major revelation about the Silver Bells murders turns everyone's world in the Hawthorne family upside-down: Christina loses trust in Garrett, Alison's mayoral campaign sinks, Cam's sobriety is tested, and Tessa witnesses disturbing new behavior in Jack. Also, Brady is worried that the new information about Silver Bells isn't exactly what it seems to be.
8 8 Kindred Spirits Deidre Shaw Lexi Alexander August 10, 2016 2.376M 0.4% 108
While Cam is in rehab, Jack is lured into a dangerous adventure by a new friend, Sadie. Also, Garrett and Alison work to silence a local reporter who is harassing the Hawthornes, and Brady makes a bizarre breakthrough in the Silver Bells Killer case.
9 9 The Oxbow Lawrence Broch Doug Aarniokoski August 17, 2016 2.374M 0.4% 109
Key Hawthorne family secrets are revealed when Garrett is forced to reflect on his 14 years of solitude in the woods. Also, Alison turns the screws on a local reporter, with shocking results.
10 10 The Veteran in a New Field Aaron Fullerton David Barrett August 24, 2016 2.567M 0.5% 110
The city is in a panic after the SBK's accomplice strikes again. As Alison enlists Brady's help to clear her name and find the real culprit, Tessa suspects that Madeline knows more than she's letting on and Cam is forced to make a decision about Sophie's custody of Jack.
11 11 Freedom From Fear Andrew Gettens &
Lauren MacKenzie
Jet Wilkinson August 31, 2016 2.507M 0.5% 111
After Hawthorne family members catch each other lying about the past, they are forced to revisit a fateful night in 2002.
12 12 Madame X Allen MacDonald &
Lauren Goodman
Ed Ornelas September 7, 2016 2.547M 0.5% 112
With a killer taunting them, the Hawthornes look to the police for assistance, but Brady needs Garrett's help to solve the case. Alison prepares for the election and is rocked by a shocking discovery about her family and the unexpected return of an old friend.
13 13 Whistler's Mother Corinne Brinkerhoff &
Aaron Fullerton
Greg Beeman September 7, 2016 2.547M 0.5% 113
As the family gathers for Election Day, they attempt to identify the killer in their midst, but one of them won't make it out alive.