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The freaks exact poetic justice after learning of Stanley's sins. Maggie tries to make amends with Jimmy, and Dandy tells the Tattlers some troubling information about Chester.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Darling
Dell Toledo (credit only)
Gloria Mott (credit only)
Richard Spencer / Stanley
Dandy Mott
Ethel Darling
Elsa Mars
Massimo Dolcefino
Lillian Hemmings


At Elsa's farewell party, it's revealed that Chester is the new owner of the freak show. Stanley pays the price for his deception and the murders that he had committed. He's soon a member of the freak show in his own right. Elsa visits Jimmy to tell him of Dell's death and that an old friend of hers is coming to help him with his lack of hands. Maggie volunteers to be Chester's assistant only to find that his magic saw act doesn't quite go as planned. Dandy shows the twins what his detective learned about Chester's past. When the twins warn Elsa that the freaks are plotting to kill her, she runs off. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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14 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Elsa (Jessica Lange) tells the freaks they are going to watch a movie as a celebration and Legless Suzi (Rose Siggins) says "Not 'Sign of the Cross' again." In "Asylum", Sister Jude (also played by Jessica Lange) has the asylum patients watch The Sign of the Cross (1932) to distract them from a storm. See more »


After Dandy hands Paul the papers explaining that he owns the freak show now, Toulouse (the Dwarf man) trips over a nearby bench and you can tell he's about to laugh but he stifles it to keep the shot going. See more »


References Freaks (1932) See more »


American Horror Story Theme
Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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Compelling TV
21 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

As with the first episode I watched of "American Horror Story" there was several things going on in this episode, that I didn't understand. previous plots came to an end as I was watching people been murdered and tortured with very little reason as to what they actually done (if anything) to deserve such treatment. I only watched the previous episode as a TV spot revealed the always brilliant Neil Patrick Harris had a guest spot, and since that episode ended with his travelling salesman/ventriloquist/wannabe magician purchasing the freak show, I tuned in again to the next episode.

Plot In A Paragraph: Dandy gives the Twins his information about Chester, who continues to unravel. The Freaks enforce their harsh code of justice.

The Chester (Neil Patrick Harris) storyline was easy enough to follow, as he is a new character, but I was a bit lost at times, and I'm not sure how the what Elsa did in her last scene will play out, in relation to her deal with Chester. However it certainly is compelling TV that I intend to check out from the beginning sometime soon.

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