Open House
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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"Open House" wraps up the first half of the season and blazes a cringe-worthy path towards the finale.

Episode Info

Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer, but Constance and Larry try to undermine her efforts. Meanwhile, Vivien and Luke (Morris Chestnut) grow closer.

Cast & Crew

Dylan McDermott
Ben Harmon
Connie Britton
Vivien Harmon
Taissa Farmiga
Violet Harmon
Jessica Lange
Evan Peters
Tate Langdon
Denis O'Hare
Larry Harvey
Frances Conroy
Moira O'Hara
Lily Rabe
Nora Montgomery
Matt Ross
Charles Montgomery
Amir Arison
Joe Escandarian
Rebecca Wisocky
Lorraine Harvey
Sam Kinsey
Ryan Murphy
Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk
Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Open House

All in all, "Open House" is another average episode of what's becoming in my eyes, just an average series.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…

I don't know about you guys, but I love this show as though it were the deformed attic monster I asked my disfigured boyfriend to lust-murder.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Vivien recognized her as the woman who disappeared from her kitchen a few episodes ago. The epiphany left her chilled. I wonder if the photographs have more secrets to show us in future episodes.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…

If this episode has a plot-oh, who am I kidding? It doesn't-it revolves around the Harmons trying to unload their house.

Aug 2, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

We know this show is going to disappoint us because it's the creation of Ryan Murphy, who can't seem to sustain quality in his shows over time.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"Open House" shattered what remained of our ignorance of the resident via glorious illumination of the birth of the mansion and some of its inhabitants.

Aug 2, 2016 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

First of all, hearing Moira say that Constance killed her and buried her in the background is just...awesome.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Holy crap! As deaths go on this series, the fate that befell poor, chauvinistic Mr. Eskandarian was one of the more cringe-worthy.

Aug 2, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

It tied up more loose ends and is setting the stage for the season finale.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…

I like the balance American Horror Story has achieved between suspense, psychosexual horror, character drama, and conspiracy theory.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…

I really liked American Horror Story this week! It was a definite middle-season episode with plenty of plot resolution and very little forward motion, but that's exactly what the show needed at this juncture.

Aug 2, 2016 | Full Review…