Two murders, one that was pointless and the other very important to the rest of the season. The opening was very strong with the confrontation between Elsa and Ethel.
Author Amanda Gilmore
I was wrong, I’m not afraid to admit it. I truly thought Saul wasn’t going to be an important character in this season; but as the middle of the season comes it seems he is the central point. Everything that happens to Saul is going to effect the entire CIA and especially Carrie.
The first half of this episode was slow but it kicked into high gear for the second half. I’m not sure how I’m feeling about Stanley and Maggie’s plot line about killing the freaks to make money off of their remains.
A very good episode. From opening to close I was enthralled. The entire episode played out to foreshadow the rest of the season.
This episode played out as a love letter that turned into Twisty the Clown’s eulogy. Twisty, it seems, has come and gone from the show. And he was given an amazing send off. Twisty will probably be the most missed character on television this season because of the fear he gave to the audience.
It’s rare an episode in a season comes along where I don’t wish something was left out. But in this episode I really don’t wish anything was left out because everything was important and entertaining at the same time.
This episode flowed from scene to scene effortlessly with two character dialogues that were all equally gripping. There are too many scenes I loved this episode so I am going to focus on those knockouts.
This episode is far better than last week in that it finally gives us something interesting on the Freak Show premises.
“No freak performs on Halloween,” says Ethel (Kathy Bates). She warns of a man named Edward Mordrake (Wes Bentley) who will come and kill all the freaks that do. It was the first interesting storyline to happen in the freak show plot this season.
Definitely not as shocking or compelling as the first episode, but still satisfying.