American Horror Story: Freak Show 4×04 – Edward Mordrake (Part 2) – Recap
Edward Mordrake continues his visit to the Freak Show, in this new episode of American Horror Horror Story: Freak Show.
Read our recap of the new episode, “Edward Mordrake” (Part 2).
Edward keeps on questioning the freaks, asking for their deepest shame, looking for the one he will finally add to his companions.
Lastly, he visits Elsa, who’s still believing he is an agent who’s gonna help her becoming a star.
So you can imagine her surprise, when Edward calls her an ignorant, who “bolsters herself with contempt for others”, a freak, like all the others. Edward commands Elsa to tell him about her darkest hour.
While Jimmy and Esmeralda are going back to the camp, they see the girl who’s been kidnapped by Twisty the clown trying to run away from him for the second time, but he manages to take her back. They decide to follow Twisty, Jimmy wants to try to help the girl.
They follow Twisty until his bus, and, seeing the other kidnapped kids, they realize they’ve found the killer the police is looking for. Unfortunately, they don’t know there’s another clown nearby, Dandy, who hits both of them.
We relive Elsa’s story, back in the Germany on 1932. Elsa used to be a sadistic dominatrix, putting up shows for people. One unfortunate day, she was drugged, and her legs were cut off, by a client looking for some extra fun. All of that was filmed, and became a very popular movie.
After Elsa is done with her story, Edward’s evil face tells him that Elsa is the one. Elsa implores him to kill her, and to take her with him. But suddenly, Edward hears music playing and he stops.
Jimmy and Esmeralda manage to free the kids kidnapped by Twisty and Dandy, and while Jimmy is taken by Twisty, Dandy tries to stop Esmeralda who managed to run away.
But, Twisty gets a visitor, Edward, who asks him to tell him his story. Twisty used to be the children’s favorite clown, back in 1943. He used to be a good man, very naive. The circus’ freaks, who were jealous of his success, make him run away from their camp, making him believe the police was looking for him, accusing him to be a child molester. Everyone started to believe it was the truth, and he couldn’t find a job anymore. Desperate, he tries to shoot himself, not succeeding, surviving but defaced. And that’s when he started to kidnap the children, to have their attention back. His story impresses Edward’s evil face so much, that he decides that Twisty is the one he wants.
When Dandy is back to Twisty’s bus, he finds his body, and his mask…. welcome to the new Twisty the clown.
The population of Jupiter goes to camp, to thank Jimmy for killing Twisty. They in fact believe that he’s the hero who saved them from the killer, thanks to what Esmeralda tells to the police. They bring food for the rest of the freaks, too. They shake hands and talk. Elsa invites everyone to see the Show.
And finally, a “talent scount” arrives to the Freak Show, as Elsa has always dreamt. But only we know, that the man is not a real talent scout, but Esmeralda’s accomplice.
Back home, Dandy finds his first victim, his maid.