American Horror Story Season 12 Episode 1 Premiere “Multiply Thy Pain”

Anna and Dexter in American Horror Story Season 12 Episode 1 Premiere

American Horror Story Season 12 Episode 1 Premiere “Multiply Thy Pain.” After multiple failed attempts of IVF, actress Anna Victoria Alcott wants nothing more than to start a family. As the buzz around her recent film grows, she fears that something may be targeting her – and her pursuit of motherhood. Here’s what you missed!

Air Date & Time: Broadcasts on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 10 pm ET on FX and streams the next day on Hulu.

How To Watch American Horror Story Online

You can watch American Horror Story on FX

[mc4wp_form id=1651]

American Horror Story Season 12 Episode 1 Premiere Recap “Multiply Thy Pain”

In “American Horror Story: Delicate,” actress Anna Victoria Alcott grapples with the challenges of IVF and a burgeoning fear that an unknown entity targets her amidst her pursuit of motherhood. As anticipation for her latest film swells, so do her concerns.

Warning… Spoilers below!

On the American Horror Story Season 12 Episode 1 Premiere, Anna was awakened by a dark hooded intruder in bed with her. She called the police and noticed her embryo photo ripped in half and covered in blood. Then she gripped her stomach, hands covered in blood, and screamed…


One week earlier, Anna’s hubby, Dexter (portrayed by Matt Czuchry), urged her to meet him at the fertility clinic. Before entering, she spotted a creepy woman gazing at an eery bird’s nest with an open egg that appeared to be filled with human insides. This was Anna’s third time taking the procedure.

Since hiring a new publicist, Siobhan Corbyn (portrayed by Kim Kardashian), Anna is now an A-list celebrity. Siobhan, too, tried fertility procedures, but they didn’t take. Siobhan championed Anna’s journey while booking her for late-night television.

That evening, Anna found a gray hair and pulled it, yet it strung along for a few feet (similar to pulling a spider’s web.) Anna also wrestled with the fact that her husband was a widower; his former wife, Adeline, died, and she would be brought up in conversations among friends. Anna was worried Dexter was still in love with his former wife.

Anna’s doctor called with an embryo transfer date but pushed it to the next day since her Andy Cohen interview conflicted. That evening, while researching Adeline, she noticed her fertility appointment was moved. Chalking it to a hack attempt, she changed her password and rescheduled with the doctor.

While at her interview, she noticed an old woman in black with a purse labeled “Preech.” Anna continued to have visions of the older woman, but she wasn’t there…

She joined her hubby’s art showcase and gazed into a mesmerizing piece of art. Meeting the artist, Sonia Shawcross (portrayed by Annabelle Dexter-Jones), revealed to be the creepy woman staring at the bird’s nest in front of her building.

The next morning, she was given a picture of her embryos and then inseminated. We flash forward to Anna chasing the hooded intruder from her home. Her hands were covered in red lipstick rather than blood (a shade Sonia commented on.) Then she revealed a calendar notification that said, “Look in the mirror.”

When Anna looked in the mirror, the phrase, “Don’t Do It Anna!” was written in lipstick

What did you think of this episode? Let us know in the comments!

“Multiply Thy Pain”

In the riveting premiere of “American Horror Story” Season 12, Anna faces a spine-chilling wake-up call from a mysterious intruder, leading to a macabre discovery of her embryo photo drenched in blood. A trip down memory lane reveals Anna’s whirlwind week, from an eerie encounter outside a fertility clinic to her rising stardom aided by her new publicist, Siobhan. But it’s not all red carpets; Anna grapples with her husband’s shadowy past and a perplexing artist, Sonia, with a knack for appearing at the most unsettling moments. The climax? Anna’s chilling discovery that her bloody hands are just smeared lipstick, and a mirrored warning that sends chills down her spine.

Rating: 4.1 out of 5

What did you think of the American Horror Story Season 12 Episode 1 Premiere? Let’s talk about American Horror Story in the comments below! Missed any of the episodes? Catch up with our recaps!

AHS Season 12 Cast

  • Emma Roberts as Anna Victoria Alcott
  • Cara Delevingne as Ivy
  • Matt Czuchry as Dexter Harding
  • Kim Kardashian as Siobhan Corbyn
  • Annabelle Dexter-Jones as Sonia Shawcross/Adeline
  • Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as Nicolette
  • Maaz Ali as Kamal

Guest Cast

  • Julie White as Preecher
  • Denis O’Hare as Dr. Andrew Hill
  • Andy Cohen as himself

Catch a new episode each week on FX, check out listings dates below. Stay right here, stay mixed for more American Horror Story Season 12 Episode 2, it’s awards season, and Anna is primed to be a major player in contention!


American Horror Story Season 12 Release Date, Cast, Trailer & Spoilers

American Horror Story: Delicate Episode Release Dates

Season Episode Title Air Date
12 7 “Ave Hestia” November 1, 2023
12 6 “Opening Night” October 25, 2023
12 5 “Preech” October 18, 2023
12 4 Vanishing Twin October 11, 2023
12 3 When The Bough Breaks October 4, 2023
12 2 “Rockabye” September 27, 2023
12 1 Multiply Thy Pain” American Horror Story: Delicate Season Premiere September 20, 2023

Photo credit: FX

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top