Warning: SPOILER ALERT with the Mother of all spoilers too.
Happy New Year Freaktards! I’m experiencing a holiday hangover after spending over two weeks with three generations of my big fat ethnic family. They have exhausted me, and I have been fighting the cold from hell. I’ve been sick for days now. I am foggy headed, I lost my voice, I smell like vapor rub, and my torso is very sore from all the steady coughing. I’m so ill that I have an excused absence from TT’s radiator chain. Though I’m in bed, I was still able to stalk some places for some spoilers for y’all, but I can only muster enough strength to share them without any creative flare.
The synopsis for AHS:FreakShow “Magical Thinking”: Elsa prepares for her move to Hollywood. The Twins grow enamored with a traveling salesman. Dell plots Jimmy’s escape from police custody.
The last scene we saw before the winter break was Elsa on the cover of a 1958 Time magazine as a bona fide TV star, so we know she does make it in Hollywood. In present Freak Show time Elsa is preparing for her move to Hollywood, thus needing a new owner for The Freak Show. He is played by Neil Patrick Harris in his AHS debut as Chester, a traveling salesman. He claims to be a magician, but he may be nothing more than a demented ventriloquist who has an unhealthy & bizarre relationship with his dummy that he claims “relaxes him.”
The fabulous Jamie Brewer, an AHS veteran & fan favorite, returns to guest star as a live personification of his dummy. But is she real? Or is she his imaginary friend? Or a hallucination? Or something supernatural? Her role looks wickedly maniacal as she seems to laugh as Chester performs the saw-a-person-in-half trick when it goes terribly wrong, and he ends up gruesomely splattered with blood. Is this a flashback? A fantasy sequence? Who did he saw in half? I’ve seen a spoiler photo of the woman lying in the box, but I can’t determine who it is.
I have seen several other spoiler photos posted on a spoiler themed site that are taken directly from tonight’s episode. I cannot show these because the Ryan Murphy Mafia is already trying to kill me with The Sickness, but I will describe exactly what I saw. I may be right or wrong, but I will explain what I think is happening:
A picture of Dot on her back with a male figure over her, and her mouth is wide open either in sexual pleasure or pain or BOTH. Kinda like the look from a virgin who is getting penetrated for the first time. I’m pretty sure the man is Chester because he is wearing a red shirt, and from the promo we know that he is obsessed with the Twins. Plus in the last episode the Twins have developed a more positive attitude about embracing life together and are eager to have sex.
A picture of Jimmy in a hospital gown on a bed, and his face looks bruised. Remember he’s in jail on murder charges so it could be the jail infirmary. Remember in the last episode we saw lobster hands at the Morbidity Museum? Maybe this scene is related to that if Stanley convinced Jimmy to cut off & sell his hands to pay for his defense lawyer. Also his father, Dell, is thinking up a plan to help Jimmy escape from police custody. Maybe his transfer to the infirmary is part of Dell’s plan to help his son escape.
A picture of Desiree aiming a gun at Dell in her trailor. After I typed out my theory, I checked back to the spoiler site & they updated and posted the mother of all spoilers, a 15 second video. So I had to delete my half-wrong theory, but NOW WE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS…. AND OH MY FUCKING GOD!!! Warning, major spoiler here: Desiree is pointing a gun at Dell with the intent of killing him. He’s crying and he confesses that he killed Ma Petite, but then SOMEONE ELSE shoots him in the head. I won’t tell you who killed Dell to at least keep something a surprise, but ohhhh it’s sweet justice for Ma Petite because the Dingo did not eat the baby. That’s a reference that our Australian Freaktard Micheal should smile at.
I came across another picture on the official AHS Instagram account that was just posted yesterday. I don’t know if it’s a spoiler for tonight’s episode or just a promo picture, but I have never seen it before. It’s a picture of Twisty’s shadow lurking behind a circus tent with the caption “one more day”. Does that mean he’s coming back in tonight’s episode? Or does it mean one more day till AHS returns to TV?
Ryan Murphy has said that Twisty & Mordrake will be back one more time this season. If anything, I expected them to be in the final episode, but who knows. SIDEBAR: If you look at Elsa’s TIME magazine cover, it is dated July 1958 and tells us her show is on Friday nights. Halloween is on a Friday night in 1958. That would be a reasonable time to expect Mordrake & his death entourage with Twisty. Don’t forget the Mordrake superstition about freaks performing on Halloween night. I don’t think this will happen tonight, but since I’m jacked up on sizzurp I might be over analyzing that Twisty picture.
Watch episode 11 of AHS:FreakShow titled “Magical Thinking” tonight at 10 ET. It is 65 minutes long so set extra time on the dvr. Expect lots of magic metaphors because Neil Patrick Harris is a practicing magician in real life, and Ryan Murphy created this character & rewrote this episode just for NPH.
I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow (Thurs), and I don’t think I can do a recap this week, so discuss this episode and everything AHS below. I plan to steadily bomb the comments section with all my thoughts. You can stalk me on twitter like I do the cold medicine isle @Urethra_F