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The “Curtain Call” has come down on Freak Show, and not with a bang unfortunately, but with a whimper. Even though this finale did not come close to the other American Horror Story spectacular endings, there were some good moments, so let’s get started. After hanging a new banner featuring Dandy’s new singing act, he’s upset they’ve not sold any tickets....

We begin the second-to-last episode with greasy Stanley arriving at the farewell dinner to celebrate Elsa’s move to Hollywood. Elsa toasts Chester for taking over her carnival of curiosities, but asks him to leave so the original family may have a few  moments alone. This should have been Stanley’s cue to leave seeing as he’s not family. Elsa toasts Stanley...

Finally! Freak Show is back – and with new blood. We return to Stanley visiting Jimmy in jail, telling Jimmy that if he would allow Stanley to cut off just one hand, it would fetch enough money to hire a lawyer. Stanley strikes a low blow reminding Jimmy of what happened to Meep when he was behind bars. Jimmy agrees and drinks the ipecac that Stanley provides, causing him to throw up. When Jimmy...

This week’s episode was both the most disjointed and yet connected show of the season so far. On the one lobster hand, Jimmy’s arrest for killing the women of the Tupperware party was barely covered, and on the other hand, we see how the dots connect from Asylum to Freak Show – so let’s get started. The show opens with the passing of Pepper’s soulmate,...

We begin this episode in Maggie Esmerelda’s tent. Finally she is reading the fortune of someone! And this someone is Dandy. He tells Maggie he’s been a bad, bad boy. As she gazes into her crystal ball, we see that he has killed the Avon lady, decapitated her, and sewn her head onto his mother’s body, creating his own personal, Bette and Dot. Maggie tells Dandy he can relax, his past indiscretions will be forgotten, and although there is a dark cloud (could they be more obvious) on the horizon, the rain will soon pass. Cut to a...

It was a dandy time on this week’s episode of Freak Show, and after a two-week break for the Thanksgiving holidays, we were treated to 2 ½ murders, so let’s get started with the fun! Gloria is on a couch, smoking and kvetching to her psychiatrist about the anxiety she feels over Dandy. She doesn’t want to commit him, though the doc does. A flashback is shown...

The theme of tonight’s episode is hope kills. Others may swing the blade or pull the trigger, but it is the distorted sense of hope that puts many on this path – namely Jimmy. He is blessed/cursed with the highest hope. He marches into Dandy’s house, ready to rescue Bette and Dot, only they don’t exactly want to be rescued. Definitely not Bette. She’s grown...

This week’s episode of Freak Show is about love, betrayal and secrets, and with this group, there are plenty of secrets. But Elsa prefers to categorize it as fate, destiny, and luck. Without these, we are all just spinning on a wheel. They type of wheel that has someone strapped to it while Elsa throws knives. Ethel tells Elsa she is worried about the twins. At...

We are back at the Morbidity Museum to introduce the newest exhibit to the patrons of exquisite modern mutations. Mr. Spencer and Esmeralda are there. The curtains are pulled to display Seal Boy from waist up in a tank of formaldehyde. We soon learn that it’s just a fantasy for Mr. Spencer. He’s in his hotel room with Esmeralda. She tells him that she won’t...

The green mist is still flowing among the tents, searching for the truth. Edward Mordrake visits Half-woman and Seal-man. As a child, her legs were amputated and her parents abandoned her in a basket. Her sin was killing a man because she was jealous of his legs. Seal-boy wanted to be famous, but found the world hated him, only not as much as he soon hated himself. He got tattoos all over his body, but stopped at his face due to vanity. He wanted to save his handsome face. Edward tells them they were not the reason he was summoned to...