If this episode could be replicated twelve times, American Horror Story: Freak Show would’ve been a miniseries to reckon with.
Dandy – “You’re no better than the Roosevelts.”
Gloria – “How dare you say that name in this house.”
The peak into Amazon Eve’s trailer was enlightening. Apparently she has several dozen pairs of shoes and yet she wears THE SAME THING every week. UGH.
Dandy – “I liked Dora better.”
Gloria – “Hindsight is 20/20, dear.”
To disguise Dora’s death and hide her body, Gloria decides to lay a bed of narcissus daffodils in her garden. It doesn’t escape me that the flower decided upon was called narcissus, considering Dandy’s mental state. I doubt there’s a strain of lily called sociopathy.
So he went out on the rampage. Killing, kidnapping, imprisoning. But all in the effort of stealing back the children and making them happy. So of course, the tragedy that is Twisty the Clown could not elude Mordrake’s vile visage, and the demon wept for Twisty to join their afterlife freak show. Cue Michael Scott.
Who is Mordrake going to kill? He mentions that his vile visage is looking for, “A pure freak, corrupted of flesh, befouled of soul.” The most interesting development would be if it were one of our leading freaks, but it would also derail the season pretty early on if it were someone we know well.
So, of course, someone named “Strong Man” is going to be met with a lot of estrogen-fueled flack. Here he comes, taking control, telling everyone what to do, punching people, introducing MATINEES! How dare he.
We got off to an alright start with this premiere. It lacked the excitement of premieres past, but I’m thinking that this season may crescendo rather than fizzle out.
If Mad Men is the filet mignon of television, American Horror Story is a big, juicy double bacon cheese burger.