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A death at the camp causes Elsa to seek out a new home for Pepper. Meanwhile, Desiree has enough of Dell's failure as a husband, and Stanley lends Jimmy a hand.


Bradley Buecker


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler
Evan Peters ... Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis ... Dell Toledo
Frances Conroy ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
Denis O'Hare ... Richard Spencer / Stanley
Emma Roberts ... Maggie Esmerelda
Finn Wittrock ... Dandy Mott (credit only)
Angela Bassett ... Desiree Dupree
Kathy Bates ... Ethel Darling (credit only)
Jessica Lange ... Elsa Mars
Lily Rabe ... Sister Mary Eunice McKee
Celia Weston ... Lillian Hemmings
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Angus T. Jefferson
Naomi Grossman ... Pepper
Matthew Glave ... Larry Gayheart


Pepper is upset and nearly uncontrollable after Salty's death from a stroke. Elsa tells Desiree that Pepper was the first freak recruited after she had decided to open her own show. Pepper had been living in an orphanage which was more than happy to just let her leave. Soon after, Elsa acquired Ma Petite from a Maharajah in exchange for 3 cases of Dr. Pepper. Now, Elsa manages to convince Pepper's sister Rita to take the girl in. In a flash-forward to 1962, we learn where Pepper ends up. Desiree and her new friend Angus T. Jefferson go to Maggie for a reading but don't quite get what they want. Maggie tells Desiree a little too much about her relationship with Stanley and takes her on a little trip. In jail for the Tupperware murders, Jimmy gets a visit from Stanley who says he may have a solution to his predicament. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

17 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling in AHS: Freakshow. His character is based on the real life "Lobster Boy," Grady Stiles Jr.. See more »


(at around 26 mins) While talking to Maggie, Bette/Dot stands up and Dot's collarbone is clearly visible, minus Belle's head. See more »


Desiree Dupree: I wasn't born on a farm, but I know bullshit when I smell it, and that's a whole lot of bullshit.
Maggie Esmerelda: Go to Hell, triple tits.
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References Freaks (1932) See more »


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User Reviews

An amazing episode
22 December 2014 | by patrickfileSee all my reviews

Wow. Just wow. What an episode.

It's so deep. So charming, creepy and soul-full at the same time that I 'm not afraid to say to see its the best episode of the season.

I'm agree with the review saying i's 'too late', but that does NOT invalidate the rating of this episode.

Cinematic: 9/10.

Scrit: 9/10.

Acting: 10/10.

I love American Horror Story no matter if they have a regular season. You know what? Because a "regular season" it's way better than any "regular season" in any other TV series.

Can't wait for the ending and the next season!

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