Pilot Bostonians Ben and Vivien Harmon and their teen daughter, Violet, move into a haunted LA. mansion. Ben and Vivien are seeking a fresh start following a miscarriage and marital infidelity, and they got the 1920s Victorian-style house for a song. But the previous occupants died in a murder-suicide, and that's only sign number 1 that something's amiss.
Home Invasion Vivien and Violet get caught in a dangerous situation strangely similar to one from the house's past. Meanwhile, Ben returns to Boston to put an end to a dark chapter in his life. But first, he sees a patient who has nightmares about being cut in half. He also refuses to treat Tate anymore because of the teen's feelings for Violet.
Murder House After deciding to sell the house, Vivien learns about its first residents. Meanwhile, Ben's visitor causes him to unravel even more; and Constance and Moira's histories are revealed.
Halloween, Part 1 It's Halloween, and the line between the living and the dead blurs at the mansion, where two previous residents offer the Harmons advice. One suggestion: get rid of the gazebo in the back. Meanwhile, Tate fills Violet in on some of the house's history; and Addy decides that she wants to go to the Harmons' Halloween party as "a pretty girl."
Halloween, Part 2 Before Halloween night is over, Tate comes face-to-face with his past, and Ben and Vivien are haunted by a new houseguest. Vivien also has an unpleasant encounter with Chad. And Ben has it out with Larry Harvey in front of the gazebo.
Piggy, Piggy Constance enlists Violet's help in dealing with Tate while Ben helps a new patient confront his fears.
Open House Moira persuades a prospective buyer to make an offer, but Constance and Larry try to undermine her efforts. Meanwhile, Vivien and Luke grow closer.
Rubber Man The identity of the man in the rubber suit is revealed.
Spooky Little Girl The Black Dahlia, a famous Hollywood murder victim from the 1940s, visits the house. Meanwhile, Constance discovers more of Tate's bad behavior.
Smoldering Children Violet learns about the rules of the house; the explanation for Larry's condition emerges; and Constance is questioned by police.
Birth Vivien has her baby; Tate and Violet attempt to rid the house of some of its ghosts once and for all.
Afterbirth Constance schemes to raise Tate's baby as her own.