8.8/10
3,482
7 user 13 critic

Orphans 

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.

Director:

Bradley Buecker

Writers:

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

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

References Freaks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

My American Home
(uncredited)
Performed by Don McDermott
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

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!


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed