American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4) - Official discussion thread

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smackababy

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I am actually disappointed the clown had such an awful backstory. And more so in what happened to him. =( Easily, the best character on the show.
 

BrokenVisage

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Best episode of the season and probably tops any episode of Coven as well, didn't even need the twins to be in it.
 

mcurphy

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Not a terrible episode this week, but I miss Twisty!

Dandy and his mom are my favorite scenes now. Those two are great! And it looks like it will be getting even better if Dandy gets this new play toy from the last scene.
 

smackababy

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I am still upset about the clown's backstory. I just wish he was plain psycho and not some mongoloid simpleton.
 

Wingznut

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We got confused regarding the storyline of the most recent couple introduced, who sell dead freaks to the museum... Were the Twins and Illustrated Seal being in a tank a flash forward? A fantasy? Do we know?
 

mcurphy

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We got confused regarding the storyline of the most recent couple introduced, who sell dead freaks to the museum... Were the Twins and Illustrated Seal being in a tank a flash forward? A fantasy? Do we know?

I took it as a fantasy (day dream) the guy was having...it is what he is hoping for, though none of it has happened.
 

smackababy

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We got confused regarding the storyline of the most recent couple introduced, who sell dead freaks to the museum... Were the Twins and Illustrated Seal being in a tank a flash forward? A fantasy? Do we know?

It was him fantasizing about them. He hasn't been able to do any of that yet. The seal was still at the camp and the twins were dropped off at Dandy's.
 

Wingznut

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It was him fantasizing about them. He hasn't been able to do any of that yet. The seal was still at the camp and the twins were dropped off at Dandy's.
Yeah... I just wasn't sure if it was daydreaming or a flash forward. Including the cupcake scenes, that was a lot of screen time for a daydream.
 

Imp

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Damn....................

LILY RABE back as a nun! And that is Pepper from season 2. Didn't know the seasons were supposed to be connected -- show people commentary. That means the devil was born in season 1...

Jessica Lange is amazing. Sarah Paulson seems underutilized.
 

Elixer

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This season is just too out there, and the ratings seem to back that up.
Episode 1 was 6.13, last was 2.99.

Final episodes are:
11 "Magical Thinking" January 7, 2015
12 "Show Stoppers" January 14, 2015
13 "Curtain Call" January 21, 2015
 
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BrokenVisage

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Not feeling the season overall after the 4th episode, but man, that last episode (Orphans) was awesome and crazy sad, was definitely smelling onions or something multiple times. If there's any justice in the world they'll work in a "Pepper's Revenge" twist somewhere in the last 2 episodes, but this show really doesn't play like that.
 

Elixer

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So... next episode is finale.

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This season has just been too out there, but, looks like they got some nice revenge...
 

Imp

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Ya...

Emma Roberts got hers too.

And this season has pretty much been Lobster Claw's coming of age story.
 

OutHouse

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This season is just too out there, and the ratings seem to back that up.
Episode 1 was 6.13, last was 2.99.

Final episodes are:
11 "Magical Thinking" January 7, 2015
12 "Show Stoppers" January 14, 2015
13 "Curtain Call" January 21, 2015

I lost interest when they killed Twisty.
 

smackababy

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I haven't seen the last couple episodes (after Christmas break) and have been meaning to pick them up on the DVR. Can't say I am entirely enthralled by this season, especially after what they did with that crazy ass clown.
 

smackababy

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So, caught up last night and wow
they are killing off everyone!
I was particularly impressed with how well they represented 'pin heads' in the episode 'Orphans' and the struggle of Pepper's life. Sad how that turned out, but a nice throwback, with some foreshadowing!
 

Elixer

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Talk about cleaning house... :eek:
I sure wasn't expecting that in the first 15 mins...
 

Imp

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Can't say I felt justice was served. Ending was nice.

Wonder if Jessica Lange will come back next season or not.
 

smackababy

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Can't say I was overly impressed by this season. It was okay, but after the novelty of freaks wore off, it just didn't have enough. I mean, the ending... wtf?