MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW
“Freak Show’s” really sped up these last two episodes. We finally got to see Douche Clown in all his killing glory, we learned Dell’s secret(which wasn’t that big of secret if you read these reviews, cuz I called that shit last week), we find out that Desiree is just like all the other girls except for you know the boob thing, also Gabourey Sidibe shows up as the daughter of sassy maid and it’s awesome. Also Matt Bomer showed up, and apparently this is a big deal, but I’ve somehow neglected to see “Magic Mike”, and “Glee”(save for a few of the Brittana episodes in Season Two), and “White Collar” so I didn’t really get it.
It was nice that the show kind of saved itself from some unfortunate implications by revealing that Desiree doesn’t have a penis. I mean the implications are still unfortunate but less so. I loved how she’s just like “yeah I was about to fuck your son/my stepson then my vag started bleeding. Eh”, she’s definitely one my favorite characters this season and it’s nice to see that people might be getting more informed about intersex people with this and “Faking It”. Ethel is a real trooper too, Kathy Bates has kind of been killing it this season.
I’m still pretty underwhelmed with Elsa, the character just seems so familiar if you’ve seen the show before. It’s every character Jessica Lange has played since Season One rolled up into German David Bowie singing fem dom freak show owning package. It’s the same fame hungry, controlling, and conniving super bitch that Lange has played since “Murder House”. Not to say that she doesn’t do it well, but it would be nice to see Jessica Lange get to flex her skills.
Douche Clown is still a clown, still a douche, and still not the best actor but his story has become more tolerable since he became more involved with the overall storyline. I have a feeling that Matt Bomer’s character is still alive and has some freak powers, god how funny/horrible would it be if he just became a talking head like Delphine last season. Oh my god, let’s not give the writers any ideas. Dell’s going to have to have one fucked up backstory if the writers think anyone is going to like him, I mean how big of a cunt is he? Like even with his boyfriend who he’s supposed to love he acts like a cunt, and that last scene with Doctor Spaceman (idk what his real name is so lets just call him Doctor Spaceman after “30 Rock”).
I’m not particularly invested in Evan Peter’s and Emma Robert’s characters or their romance this year, though if it means we get an Emma Robert’s sex scene then sure, let’s go there. I think I’m one of the few people who really loved the fakeout kill of the twins, like how fuck up was that? I felt like I was watching Lana getting kidnapped again, and the image of the rotting dead head of Dot was the scariest thing this season hands down. I even jumped a little. Plus there’s no way I’d have wanted them to kill of Bette and Dot this early, I love Sarah Paulson too much.
Overall, this episode was really good. Somehow in spite of my general hatred of most of the characters, I’m really starting to dig this season. Definitely needs more Pepper and Gabourey Sidibe.
GRADE: A- 90%