Tonight’s Freak Show is what fans have been eagerly waiting for, an episode with extra Pepper! It is the midseason finale before the holiday break that will connect Season 4 with Season 2 of the series. Besides the return of fan favorite Pepper (Naomi Grossman), Sister Mary Eunice also returns to AHS with the fabulous Lily Rabe reprising the character by visiting the Freak Show. #Halleloo
Here is some back story for those of you Freaktards unfamiliar with Sister Mary & Pepper. Sister Mary was a nun working at the Briarcliff Asylum, an institution for the criminally insane. Pepper was also introduced during Season 2 as a Briarcliff patient born with microcephaly, a rare neurological condition that causes a person’s head to be smaller than normal for their age. #PinHead
Pepper wasn’t institutionalized because of her microcephaly. She was locked up because she was wrongly accused & convicted of drowning her sister’s baby and cutting off its ears. After an encounter with extraterrestrials, Pepper developed intellectual improvements and revealed that her sister’s husband killed the baby & explained, “That’s what happens to freaks. We get blamed for everything.” This also has been thematic in ‘Freak Show.’
Asylum was set in the 1960’s, and Freak Show takes place in the 1950’s. So what we see with Pepper in Freak Show happened prior to her being locked up in Asylum. Details involving Sister Mary’s visit to the Freak Show have been kept a secret even though the script for this episode was stolen from the set leading to an FBI investigation. Tonight’s episode will explain why Pepper left the Freak Show with Sister Mary to end up at the Asylum. #The411
The official synopsis for episode 10 titled “Orphans” is: The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper. Elsa reveals the history of the Freak Show. Desiree grows suspicious of Maggie.
Which freak dies? In the promo trailer Pepper can be seen screaming over Salty, her husband. Up until this point, their relationship hasn’t been explained on the show, but Naomi Grossman has said in interviews that Salty is Pepper’s husband. Salty did not have a huge role except for being scene filler & looking adorable; but I hope we learn more their relationship to better understand Pepper. Oooh baby baby. Push it real good! Sorry I can’t get that song out of my head. #SaltNPepa
Watch tonight on FX at 10 ET, and this episode is supersized at 77 minutes long so set extra time on your dvr. This will be an important episode in terms of story development. AHS:FreakShow will return after the holidays on January 7. #Christmahanakwanzika
I’m living the real American Horror Story with family visiting from out of town for Christmas, so I can’t promise a recap this week, but I will try to do it later because I.LOVE.PEPPER. So go ahead and share all your thoughts about tonight’s episode & anything AHS below.
Happy Holidays to all of you Freaktards & the HFIC, Tamara. I appreciate y’all for reading my long ass recaps & the great discussions.
You can stalk me on twitter like Sister Mary coming for Pepper at @Urethra_F