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Dandy prepares for his debut performance. The Tattlers contemplate marriage, while in Hollywood, Elsa discovers she's further from love than ever before.

Director:

Bradley Buecker

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler
Evan Peters ... Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis ... Dell Toledo (credit only)
Frances Conroy ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
Denis O'Hare ... Stanley (credit only)
Emma Roberts ... Maggie Esmerelda (credit only)
Finn Wittrock ... Dandy Mott
Angela Bassett ... Desiree Dupree
Kathy Bates ... Ethel Darling
Jessica Lange ... Elsa Mars
Danny Huston ... Massimo Dolcefino
Wes Bentley ... Edward Mordrake
John Carroll Lynch ... Twisty the Clown
Grace Gummer ... Penny
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Angus T. Jefferson
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Storyline

Dandy oversteps the mark as the new owner of the freak show and most of the company, all fed up with his antics, quit. His response is exactly what you would expect: he goes out and kills everyone in sight. Some survive however and plan their own unique revenge on the erstwhile showman. Meanwhile, Elsa arrives in Los Angeles but doesn't quite get the reception she had hoped for. She perseveres however and soon realizes her dream. Happiness however proves to be elusive. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Frances Conroy (Gloria Mott) and Kathy Bates (Ethel Darling) worked together previously on Six Feet Under (2001), Conroy as part of the main cast, and Bates as director and later guest cast. See more »

Goofs

When Jimmy closes Amazon Eve's eyes, you can see his claw segment move. However, they are supposed to be wooden hands, and so his claw segments would not be able to move. See more »

Quotes

[last words]
Dandy Mott: I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
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Connections

References The Sign of the Cross (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Ookey Ook
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Performed by The Penguins
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The Curtain Call Review
21 January 2015 | by nycfilmchatSee all my reviews

Hey Film Yorkers!

My review will only be on this episode. The season was not that great. I loved the first couple episodes until twisty died. I think from that episode and on it was dry expect with the episodes that have great connection (If you seen this season you will understand what I mean). But they really ended this season good. It was symbolic and I found this season finale to be better than season two. Season three is a tough call. I think season three ended good but it was predicable when this season wasn't. I'm just sad this is Jessica Lange's last season. I just hope they bring somebody like Anjelica Huston. Overall this episode was personally one of my favorites from this season.


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