American Horror Story s12e02 Episode Script


- [DETECTIVE] That's your husband.
- [ANNA] I don't understand.
[DETECTIVE] Ran out for
dog food at 11:02 p.m.,
came back 17 minutes
later. No one else till us.
Your girl did not enter or
exit the building tonight.
Maybe she was hiding
in the building. I mean,
- did you check the
- Checked the stairwells,
the basements. Nothing.
- Mr. Alcott
- Harding.
- Sorry.
- [DEX] That's okay.
Happens all the time.
It's the price I pay
for being married to
such an amazing woman.
Can you tell us what happened
from your perspective?
[DEX] Uh, we were in
bed. My wife was asleep.
I was reading. And then
Oz, he started whining.
I realized we hadn't
given him his dinner.
We'd had a big day.
So, uh, I saw we were out of dog food
and went out to get some.
Couldn't find my hat, put on my wife's.
- Nice color on you.
- Ha. Yeah, thanks.
So, after I got the dog food,
came back, Anna was
on the phone with 911,
that mess was all over the floor,
that shit on the mirror
[DETECTIVE] So you didn't see anything
or anyone suspicious, Mr. Harding?
Not at all. [SIGHS]
Sorry, sweetheart.
Your wife showed us the,
uh, torn-up embryo scans.
Do not share that with anyone
outside of this investigation.
Everything you share with us
will be strictly confidential,
- ma'am.
- [DEX] Yeah, I think we can trust them, sweetie.
Now, I know this sounds crazy,
but do you think anyone you know
could have, you know
maybe thought it was funny,
to pull a prank on you?
- A prank?
- Absolutely not.
Just asking because your
dog didn't bark at all
at the intruder, right?
One last thing, can you remind me
how you got that lipstick
all over your hands?
It-it was It was a blur.
Is it possible that
some medication you're on
could've caused you to
think you saw something?
What? Why would you ask me that?
Uh, we noticed this box of
progesterone suppositories
on the counter over there.
[DEX] My wife is not making this up.
Okay. Just asking.
[DETECTIVE] When we're done
with the photos and prints,
- you can get cleaned up.
- [DEX] Yep, thank you, Detectives.
[ALL] Surprise!
You got a Gotham Award nomination.
This means your Oscar nom
is basically in the bag.
All right, come on,
everyone. Selfie time.
- Okay.
- Gorgina.
- Okay, I'm sending this to you.
Put this on the Gram, pronto.
I am trying to get off Instagram.
You literally can't.
I have this-this stalker situation.
Girl, that means you're hot.
Hey, can I talk to you?
Okay, so what happened to you
the other night was fucked.
- Thank you.
- But I need you to get it together.
Do you know how hard my
staff has worked for you?
How many hours we've spent
campaigning for this nomination?
How many blowjobs
were collectively given
for you to even be considered?
I mean, Derek's jaw may never recover.
But he knows how crucial
these Gotham Award are
for your entire life trajectory.
And you just stand there like
If your face looks like
a fucking cat's asshole
every minute of the day,
no one's gonna want to
watch it win an Oscar.
So let me know now if there's
no joy in this job for you,
I can help you fill out an
application to work at Costco.
Siobhan, I-I am so sorry
Let me ask you something.
Do you think Jamie Lee Curtis
liked walking those red carpets?
Do you think she thought it was fun
to get asked all these inane questions
about being a nepo baby? No.
No one likes it.
But do you want to know why she did it?
Because she wanted that Oscar.
We are shifting your
entire attitude right now.
- And your regimen.
- Okay.
For the next five months, you
are not an actress anymore.
You are an athlete.
And your sport,
campaigning for a fucking Oscar.
Gothams, Globes, BAFTAs,
SAG Awards, Oscars,
take a little vaycay, the end.
Otherwise, what in the
literal hell are we doing here?
- In the meantime
Take this.
And take these. I'll get more.
Is all of this safe for pregnancy?
Would I ever do anything to hurt you?
Thank you for saving me from myself.
I mean, I'm trying.
Together, we're gonna give
you the life of your dreams.
[CORA] Riverside
Fertility, this is Cora.
- Oh, Cora, hi.
- Hi, Anna.
- How did you know it was me?
- Any update on your stalker?
How did you know about that?
Anna, you told me.
When we spoke yesterday?
You called to ask about
which brand of pregnancy test
- Dr. Hill recommends
- Right.
Let me see if Dr. Hill's available.
Hey, one more thing, um
That woman, Ms. Preecher?
Ugh. That old bag.
Don't worry about her. She's harmless.
They're just a kook
who thinks IVF is murder
and drops off crazy
pamphlets every week.
I think she's following me.
I doubt she even has the mental
competence for that, honestly.
You don't think she's the one
who broke into your apartment, do you?
It-It's probably nothing,
never mind. [CHUCKLES]
- Anna
are you all right?
- Can I just talk to Dr. Hill please?
- [HILL] No, no, no, no, no, don't
- [CORA] One moment.
- [HILL] Jesus.
Hello, Anna, hi. How are you feeling?
Hi, Dr. Hill, I, um
- I just vomited, so
- Ah.
And you're wondering if that's
a good sign for implantation.
- Now, could be.
We ask that you hold off
on taking your pregnancy
test until 14 days
from the embryo transfer.
You have 11 to go.
- [DEX] Hey.
- Fuck.
- [GASPS] I am so sorry.
I-I didn't mean to.
Hey, it's okay, I know that
slicing guys' faces open
is your love language.
- Let me go get some Neosporin.
- Wait, wait, wait, wait.
Take this with you.
It hasn't been two weeks yet.
I want to say, no matter what happens,
I love you.
And I am in this with
you no matter what.
- Oh, my God.
- [LAUGHS] We did it.
We did it. We did it.
[DEX] We did it.
Why is she calling you?
[DEX] We're talking about a
pop-up show in the Hamptons.
We've been playing phone tag.
Do you mind?
Hey, Shaw.
Now, look, see? That's
your gestational sac.
Yolk sac.
And that is your
Say it with me. Ah, come on.
Fetal pole.
- Fetal pole.
And if we look closely
we can see
the heartbeat. [LAUGHS]
It's a cutie, if I don't say so myself.
Okay, now, a little bit of pressure.
Okay? And
- Dr. Hill, thank you so much.
- [HILL] Yeah.
[DEX] What can we do to, um
- ensure that
- [HILL] Ah, yes.
The perennial question.
"How can we make sure this, uh, sticks?"
Um Thank you.
As much as I would love to tell
you that there's a secret recipe
for success in anything in life,
there isn't.
Eat well. Stay healthy.
Exercise, moderately.
And most of all, and I
know that your career is,
you know, super important to you,
but please avoid
any kind of stress.
At all.
[SIOBHAN] Oh, my God.
This is gonna transform
our whole campaign.
I'm mood boarding Catherine Zeta-Jones'
2003 award season looks ASAP.
We love a beautiful
bump draped in couture.
I'm so fucking happy for you.
I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you.
- Right, now,
are you ready for what
I'm about to show you?
Do you have smelling salts on hand?
All right, I have other options,
but if you don't love this,
I'm going to commit literal murder-sui.
- Okay.
- I have a connection
at the Paper Bag Princess
in West Hollywood
- Wait, seriously?
- Obviously.
You're welcome.
It looks just like the dress
Madonna wore at the 1991 Oscars.
That's weird, except it isn't.
Because this is that exact dress.
Literally put it on.
Do I have to, like,
pray or something before?
No, just do not rip it.
Okay. I'm, like, sopping wet.
- And these.
- Ooh.
- Okay.
- I mean
Can we please go in your room?
- You have to see this.
- Fuck it.
- Okay.
Why didn't you clean it off?
I tried, it wouldn't come off.
[SIGHS] Whatever.
Look at you.
Sooner or later you're gonna be mine ♪
Sooner or later you're gonna be fine ♪
Baby, it's time that you face it ♪
I always get my man ♪
What the fuck?
amazing, Anna, you look amazing.
I'm sorry to do this here,
I'm just such a big fan.
I wouldn't be here without Summer Day.
And that's so sweet, thank you.
Congrats on your nomination, too.
Oh, I can't believe we're
even in the same category.
It's like pinch fat
little nine-year-old me.
Where's your dress from? So cute.
Oh, it's-it's archival.
Madonna wore it to the 1991 Oscars.
Oh, I'll have to YouTube it,
I wasn't born yet. [LAUGHS]
Ladies, can we get a photo
of the two of you together?
Oh, sure.
Look at this.
The two generations collide.
- Well, I don't want to hold you up.
- Okay, sure. Bye.
Please, Babette, over here.
Now, Dex, don't take
this the wrong way, but
how do yours wife keep getting hotter?
- The real question is,
how do you keep trivializing
the work she does
by focusing only on her looks?
She literally saved your film.
And that is why all of Hollywood
is utterly terrified of this woman.
But how is everything, though?
I heard there was a stalking situation?
- I'm so sorry.
- No.
Really? I I'm sorry,
I-I heard that [CHUCKLES]
- Did you tell him that?
- I barely know this asshole.
Well, it's fine. Of course, I just heard
that the Andy Cohen
interview had to be pulled.
I really don't want to
get into that. [CHUCKLES]
Of course, I'm so sorry.
I'm I'm fine.
Don't fucking placate me.
Sorry. Excuse me. [CHUCKLES]
Oh, my God! You're Anna Victoria Alcott!
Oh, I-I'm so sorry to interrupt,
but I just I-I love you.
- Oh.
Thank you. Thank you so much.
Sorry that my palms are so slippery.
I wish I could say it's
water, but it's sweat.
Uh, it's-it's nice to meet you.
[FAN] Do you mind if
I ask you a question?
How are you feeling? I
mean, you must be so nervous.
- I'm fine.
- Oh, you don't look like it.
I'm sorry. I always say
the wrong thing. [LAUGHS]
Oh, we have the same shoes!
Twinsies! [LAUGHS]
Do you mind if I take a picture?
I'm sorry, I Excuse me.
- Are you Oh.
- Oh, God.
Get away from my baby!
[P.A.] Ms. Alcott, are
you in here by chance?
Don't come in here, please!
[P.A.] I'm sorry.
Uh, your category is
about to be announced.
I'm sorry. [SIGHS]
Inés Mariano, Sugar and Spice.
- Ready? You look amazing.
Thank you.
Anna Victoria Alcott, The Auteur.
Good luck.
You, too.
Babette Eno, Daddy, Do You Love Me?
[DEX] Hey.
Everything okay?
Just makeup emergency.
Okay, you got this.
And the Gotham Award for
Outstanding Lead Performance
in a Motion Picture goes to
Anna Victoria Alcott, The Auteur.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
Thank you so much.
This is, um
Honey, are you okay? Are you all right?
- Um
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
[MUFFLED] You okay? You all right?
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
Don't go in there!
[PARAMEDIC] Ms. Alcott. Ms.
Alcott? Can you hear my voice?
She's awake.
Ms. Alcott, can you follow my finger?
Where am I?
We're in a vestibule outside
the bathroom at Cipriani.
You were here for the Gotham Awards.
- The women's bathroom?
- Yes.
Can you follow my finger?
Ma'am, I need you to lie down.
- Where is she?
- Anna, Anna.
- What?
- The woman who was in the bathroom.
Who? Who, sweetheart? Anna?
There-there wasn't a woman
who was lying right there
on the on the ground?
Honey, what are you talking about, babe?
- I'm going to give her a sedative.
- No, I
This will help you, Ms. Alcott.
- What the fuck?! I'm
- It's okay.
I'm pregnant! I don't Dex!
- It's okay, honey. They know.
- Tell him!
- Hey, it's okay.
- I don't I don't I don't want anything.
need you to cooperate.
What the fuck?! I don't want anything!
- No, no, no, no! Stop it!
- Hey.
- No!
- [DEX] It's okay, it's okay.
- You're safe. It's okay.
[PARAMEDIC] Here you go.
- [ANNA] Please.
- [DEX] You're safe, sweetheart.
[MUFFLED] It's gonna be okay.
Rock-a-bye baby ♪
On the tree top ♪
When the wind blows ♪
The cradle will rock. ♪
Shh. You're okay.
You're okay.
What happened?
You were dehydrated and exhausted.
- You had an episode.
- Is the baby okay?
- The baby's okay.
The paramedics did tests,
and everything looks great.
You just really need
to rest and drink water.
Did they find anything?
In the bathroom?
The paramedics said
you must have been hallucinating.
It can happen, with all
the stress you're under.
I blew it. My Oscar chances.
- Don't. Don't.
The news cycle has a
seven-second memory.
- This is
- There's no such thing as bad press.
- What am I gonna do?
- We are going to pull a "Wilde" card,
as in Olivia Wilde.
Don't mention what happened
- and wait till everyone forgets
- What?
slash lowkey gaslight
the people that do ask
and make them think
that they're the problem
because, you know, sexism.
Look, I'm giving you license to chill.
Take it.
[MAN] You still look beautiful!
[MAN] Are you embarrassed, Anna?
Mom's weekend place is right off here.
I thought she was closer to the city.
No, she's in Bridgehampton.
I-I just didn't realize
we'd be so close to her.
She won't bother us here.
Oh, have you met your mother?
She loves you.
I know.
I'm sorry.
[TALIA] I'm just so
happy someone can use it.
Theo hates this house.
Says it's too big and that
the Hamptons are over.
Entitled bitch.
I think they're just resentful
about being a trophy spouse.
Well, I don't blame them.
I wouldn't want to be.
But that's why I'm the rich one.
Follow me.
This is Kamal.
He looks like a model
playing a security guard
but he actually is a security guard.
Don't worry, darling,
it's not sexual harassment.
I'm a lesbian.
And he'll be with you 24/7.
It's an honor to meet you both.
- I look forward to working with you.
- Yeah, good to meet you.
Uh, Talia, we don't need all this
Oh, shut up. Yes, you do.
No expense is too much for safety,
or even just peace of mind.
Also, he's got a really big gun.
[DEX] Do we ask Kamal to eat with us?
What's the protocol here?
[ANNA] I already did.
He said no.
- [DEX] Rude.
He can't hear us, can he?
You think the house is bugged?
Hey, Kamal.
How big is your gun?
It's just
so exposed.
- You don't like it?
- No, I-I do, it's just
It's kind of funny, we
came out here to hide,
only to be living in a house
literally made of glass.
- Well, you know what they say.
- Do not say it.
People who live in glass houses
I knew I couldn't stop you.
Why is Talia doing all this?
Eh, she loves us, babe.
And if you sold a startup at 29
and made enough money as a VC
that you could help your
friends in any way you wanted,
wouldn't you?
I think I need a sharper knife.
Everything okay?
Everything's fine.
Ms. Alcott. Can I help you?
I thought I heard something
coming from the basement.
We don't have any cameras down there.
Why don't we go look?
I don't see anything.
Thank you for checking, Kamal.
[WOMAN] Breathe in serenity.
Breathe out fear.
Breathe in the peace you seek
for you and your baby.
Breathe out any anxiety at all.
Are you having pain?
Yeah, just, um, just here.
Try this.
Does that help?
Just remember, if anything is wrong,
your body will tell you.
[KAMAL] Are you all right, Ms. Alcott?
I'm taking you to the hospital.
- [NURSE] Ms. Alcott, may I enter?
Yes. Yes, thank you.
My name is Ivy. It's nice to meet you.
How are you feeling?
Do I know you?
I don't think so.
Blood pressure is 121/80.
That's good. Temperature is normal.
Open your mouth, please.
- You look so familiar.
- I just transferred.
- Oh, from the city?
- Toronto.
I understand that you're pregnant?
- Yes.
- Congratulations.
How many weeks?
And it sounds like
you're experiencing some
lower back pain as
well as some bleeding?
- That's right.
- All right. I'm going to perform an ultrasound
- with your permission.
- Of course.
Feet in the stirrups, please.
You're gonna feel some pressure.
Can I see the screen?
One moment.
- Do you see a heartbeat?
- I need quiet in order to perform
the ultrasound, Ms. Alcott.
I'm going to find a doctor.
[SIOBHAN] Rock-a-bye baby ♪
On the tree top ♪
When the wind blows ♪
The cradle will rock ♪
When the bough breaks ♪
The cradle will fall ♪
And down will come baby ♪
[MAN] Ms. Alcott?
Cradle and all. ♪
Ms. Alcott?
Ms. Alcott, how are you feeling?
I lost the baby.
I'm so sorry.
- I know how painful this is.
- Where were you?
I'm so sorry so sorry, sweetheart.
I, um, I had my phone off
and I was taking a nap.
Do you know
- why?
- We don't.
But I can tell you
that most miscarriages
are the result of an
undetected abnormality.
It's not your fault.
Is there any way to know?
The sex?
- Anna.
- I want to know.
Your blood tests
indicated the presence of Y chromosome.
A boy.
I know this is incredibly hard,
but I need to take an ultrasound
to determine whether
there is any fetal tissue
- remaining in your uterus.
- I already had an ultrasound.
Dr. Hill sent your records over.
It looks like the last ultrasound
you had was three weeks ago.
No, I had one already here, earlier.
W-With Nurse
What did she look like?
Young, 30s.
- Brownish hair?
- [ECHOING] I'm going to find a doctor.
Ms. Alcott, this is a
small community hospital.
There's no nurse named Ivy here.
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