American Horror Story: Freak Show “Gods and Monsters” Episode 3

American Horror Story: Freak Show “Gods and Monsters” Episode 3

Dot and Bette

Well the show is definitely getting more interesting.  I still am not into the Siamese twins characters Dot and Bette.  They should be very interesting, considering they have two heads.  However, the character remains pretty boring.  Nothing against Sarah Paulston, I just don’t like those characters.  What do you think?  The other characters are becoming more interesting.  I love Ethyl Darling, she is an awesome character.   Her son Jimmy Darling is a good character too.  Dell is starting to become interesting as we learn more about him, and I can’t imagine all the secrets “triple tits” (as Ethyl calls her) is hiding.

Dell and Ethyl

I really hope they find some way to save Ethyl from liver sclerosis.  Though I suppose since they change the theme of the show each season, she’ll probably die at the end of the season.  Kathy Bates does an amazing job playing this character.   Dell seems to be a gay man, but doesn’t want to admit it.  First we see his wife (a hermaphrodite) having sex with a gay man to try and help him become straight.  He wanted to have a wife and children, but he wasn’t able to…finish the job.  Dell tells Elsa that he is very happy with his wife’s extra bits.  He is very aggressive, seemingly trying to prove that he is a man.  Then this week we find out that he can’t get it up even with a hermaphrodite.

Esmeralda

Emma Roberts is scheming with some guy to get the bodies of the severely deformed, or freaks as they call them.  They can make a great deal of money off of them by selling them to a museum.  I’m sure if you’re reading this, you saw the show last night.  I can’t figure out who this guy is to her.  At first I thought maybe he was her father, until Thor showed up.  It’s not impossible for a gay man to have a child, but it seemed less likely that he was her father after that.  She didn’t seem all to excited about having anything to do with killing these people, but there she is, an accessory to murder (or going to be).

Elsa

That brings us to the completely self absorbed Elsa.  Clearly Elsa really only cares about herself and becoming famous.  It makes it very easy for people like Esmeralda to con her.  She is really annoying, but I think she’s supposed to be annoying.

Twisty

I thought he was going for that little girl.  I was really surprised when he took her older brother instead, and didn’t hurt the little girl at all.  I should say I was pleasantly surprised.  Not that taking any kid is a good thing, but she was pretty young and already terrified of clowns.  At least we found out that Dandy isn’t completely useless, he did make his own clown costume.  It’s interesting that after he and Dora professed their mutual hatred of one another, he still couldn’t kill her.  However, he has killed and tortured animals and at least one girl that we know of.  As much as I love Twisty the clown, I had a different favorite last night.

 

 

Edward Mordrake

Edward Mordrake was preceded by a green mist, you’ve gotta love any character that makes that kind of an entrance.  He was summoned by Elsa performing on Halloween.  Now he’s looking for someone to kill that apparently has done horrible things.  Luckily, we know it’s not Ethyl.  The question is, who will it be?  My first thoughts were either Dell or Elsa.  We know Dell has killed, and Elsa is so self centered that it wouldn’t be shocking if he was after her.  Then I remembered that Jimmy had killed that cop, I’m hoping it’s not him.  He is at least an interesting character.  Then I remembered why he killed the cop.  Bette and Dot killed their mother, and Dot wants to kill her sister.  He could be after them.  He could be after Esmeralda, since she is plotting to help some guy kill the freaks.  Whoever it is he is after, I get the feeling we are going to get to know all these characters deepest and darkest secrets before he’s done.

,  Wax creation of the real Edward Mordrake

Edward Mordrake was a real man, with a face on the back of his head.  As they said on the show, he was heir to a wealthy family and handsome if one only looked at him from the front.

“He claimed that “the other” would speak to him, especially at night, gibbering and laughing. The Other’s personality often seemed diametrically opposed to whatever Edward was doing. When Edward wept, the Other would laugh. When Edward was happy, it would mutter and sneer. Mordrake claimed it would whisper evil suggestions to him that no one could ever hear.
The challenge of living with such extreme deformity would be daunting to even the stoutest soul. But to share your skull with a malevolent “twin” would put one’s sanity to the ultimate test. Mordrake fought against not only the shocked reactions of normal persons but against the evil he felt inhabited his very body. It was a draining and ultimately unwinnable fight. The Mordrake story ends with “Poor Edward” committing suicide to escape The Other and its whispering. Most accounts put his age at 23 when he ended his own life.” 
Dr. Abner Mality (unknown). WORMWOOD FILES : “Poor Edward…the Curse of Mordrake”. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.wormwoodchronicles.net/wormwood-files/mordrake-edward. [Last Accessed 10/23/2014].
So as far as we know, he was not in a freak show and didn’t kill anyone other than himself (and his second face that taunted him).  Whatever the real story, the character on American Horror Story: Freak Show promises to be interesting to say the least.  I’m very excited about this character, though it seems once he and his dead freak show troop figure out who they are taking, he will disappear again.

 

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