Warning: Spoilers below
Well Freaktards I’m sad to say that the Freak Show ends tonight. Though last week’s episode had a season finale feel to it, we still need to find out the fate of Elsa, Dandy, & the rest of the freaks. First, I will quickly recap episode 12 before I ramble on about tonight’s finale.
Elsa sold the Freak Show to Chester in order to move forward with her plans to become a star in Hollywood, but her plans changed when she learned that her agent Stanley was actually a con artist. When the Freaks found out the truth about Stanley, they chased his big dick down for some vigilante justice by cutting off his arms & legs & dressing him like Meep 2.0 and encaged him in the chicken coop. Since Elsa saved the twins’ & gave them a new life, they warned her she had to leave immediately or risk getting tortured & killed by the freaks. Elsa couldn’t believe her beloved Freaks would turn on her; but she fled the Freak Show in fear for her life after Bette & Dot told her that the freaks know she killed Ethel. Needing money, Elsa sold the Freak Show again but this time to Dandy. After she got the cash, she drove off & fled to Hollywood.
They synopsis for tonight’s episode titled “Curtain Call”: The Freaks rebel against the new management. Dandy prepares for his debut performance. Elsa arrives in Hollywood.
I briefly saw a few spoiler photos & a short video clip from tonight’s episode; but by the time I went to my other room for my head phones and came back, the site had finally been shut down by the Ryan Murphy Mafia after providing spoilers for most of the season.
I saw a picture of Dandy in a tuxedo, and Bette & Dott in a wedding dress with a minister in front of a red curtain. It could belong to the Freak Show stage or the stage in his bedroom at the mansion. Is this reality or a fantasy sequence? Dandy has been obsessed with the Twins ever since he first saw them at the Freak Show. When they lived with him briefly he proposed to them, but they turned him down. Maybe they couldn’t refuse his proposal a second time considering that he now OWNS them.
I saw a short video clip of what looked like a Hollywood news report about Elsa. She was exiting a building wearing a black coat, black gloves & sunglasses, and flashy jewelry too looking all Hollywood glamorous. The audio was poor quality, so I sought my headphones only to return to the dreaded PAGE NOT FOUND message on my screen. I can’t believe I missed that clip by only seconds. Damn you Ryan Murphy.
I have read speculation that Elsa’s Hollywood storyline might connect another season with the Freak Show by ways of the infamous Black Dahlia murder case which was fictionalized for a storyline in season 1 of AHS:Murder House. Interestingly enough that real life murder involved an actress that was mutilated and cut in half. Remember what happened to Maggie last week? That could have been a nod to it.
How did Elsa get her own TV show in Hollywood? My theory is that it somehow involves her past life in Berlin as a dominatrix whore. Did Elsa blackmail her way to the top? Or does she whip some sense into a studio executive? In the promo trailer we see Elsa dominating a man on all fours wearing a rhinestone dog collar. The man looks like David Burtka, whose guest appearance for AHS was announced at the same time as his husband, Neil Patrick Harris.
I also saw a photo of Edward Mordrake with Twisty as part of his dead freak crew which is no surprise because Murphy said we’ll be seeing them one more time. In the pic Twisty has his regular clown face, not the deformed face, but he does appear rather sad & spooky. DUH he’s stuck with Evil Face for eternity.
Who actually summons Mordrake? It has to happen on a Halloween night. Will it be because of Dandy or Elsa? Which Freak will be added to Mordrake’s entourage of dead freaks? Though I would love to see it happen to Elsa while on live TV, I think it might be Dandy. Just like Twisty, Dandy is unable to feel any regret or remorse for his murderous ways, which is why he’d make the perfect candidate to join Mordrake & Evil Face in hellish eternity. Don’t ya think Dandy might be thrilled at the idea of becoming part of Mordrake’s freaky dead posse? Dandy has felt like a freak his whole life, and he feels most comfortable & normal when he is around them.
In an interview Finn Wittrock (Dandy) said that the finale ultimately will involve a showdown between Jimmy & Dandy. Who lives, who survives? Do the twins really marry Dandy? Will there be any more connections to other seasons revealed? Why is Desiree in a maid’s uniform at the mansion? Who does Dandy shoot with his gold gun? Will we hear Elsa warble a song one more time or will anyone of the Freaks perform another anachronistic song?
Watch AHS:FreakShow tonight on FX at 10 ET, and this last episode is 77 minutes long, so set extra time on your dvr. Of course I invite all of you Freaktards to join below in comments to praise, snark, & bitch about the finale. You can stalk me like Mordrake looking for his next freak at twitter @Urethra_F