Let's Celebrate Dylan McDermott's Triumphant Return to "American Horror Story" with a Ben Harmon Appreciation Post
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Let's Celebrate Dylan McDermott's Triumphant Return to "American Horror Story" with a Ben Harmon Appreciation Post

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrities Are Better than You | December 11, 2012 | Comments ()


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It is upon us! He hath returned!

For those of you who watched "American Horror Story" last season, you were no doubt, as I was, completely enthralledembarrassedamused by Ben Harmon, the greatestworstbest character in the history of television, who reached amazingterriblefancy levels of awfulness at his chosen profession, fatherhood, husbandhood, affair-having and general common sense. But he had one very important skill: tearjerking.

With his return to the program tomorrow night, where he will presumably play (totally probable speculative spoiler alert) the product of this whole situation and the future/present (totally probable speculative spoiler alert) this whole situation.

But, for the moment, let's look back--not forward--at Ben Harmon. More like American Hero Story.

Oh, and needless to say, here be spoilers.

We love Ben Harmon because...

He's a caring and nurturing psychiatrist.

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He sees the bright side of having a dead daughter.

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In fact, he really is all about the silver linings of death.

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He's nothing if not observant.

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That's why he can't have a cupcake.

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No worries, Constance, he'll just have a banana.

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His towel-fighting skills are most impressive.

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But his mistress-murder-stopping skills are not.

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Call it tearjerking, call it crysturbating, whatever you want. Regardless, he goes through a lot of tissues.

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And, above all else, he makes fifty look GOOD.

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Welcome back, Benny.

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