Wednesday, December 10, 2014

American Horror Story, Season 4, Episode 3

This episode begins with a guy called Stanley(Denis O'Hare) and a girl called Maggie(Emma Roberts) who are at a morbidity museum and they find out that if they can bring a freak in dead, they will get lots of money. They make a plan to set out for Elsa's freakshow to get themselves a freak. Meanwhile, it is Halloween and the freaks are telling stories about an Englishman called Edward Mordrake. Apparently, he was a freak who had a face on the back of his head. It was evil, trying to corrupt him. He tried to get rid of it, but he couldn't. He joined a freakshow and then killed everyone and himself on Halloween. The freaks don't perform because if they do, he will come for them.


Ethel is at the doctor and he tells her that she is very sick. Her liver is not good and she has not long left to live. Maggie turns up at the freak show and she wants a job. She pretends that she is a fortune teller and manages to fool Elsa into hiring her. She has the name Esmeralda. She calls Stanley to tell him that she is in the show and he is happy as he wants a freak. Ethel tells Dell not to reveal that he is Jimmy's dad and that she hasn't long left to live.Dot and Bette are singing when Elsa decides to take over and she sings her own song. This summons Mordrake(Wes Bentley)and he appears at the freakshow. He talks to Ethel about her sad life and she thinks that he will take her soul, but he doesn't. Meanwhile, Dandy is prancing around dressed as a clown and he threatens the housekeeper, Dora(Patti LaBelle) who thinks that he is an idiot. He heads off to Twisty's hideout and torments the two children he has held captive. Twisty arrives with another boy.

This was a good episode and it introduces some new characters. I don't like Elsa singing modern songs as it doesn't fit with the rest of the show. This is one flaw about the show, but it's only a small thing.


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