Who is “the biggest freak of them all”?
Read on for our recap of the Season Finale of American Horror Story Freak Show, “Curtain Call”.
The Freak Show is now in the hands of Dandy, who’s already acting like a real diva, and he’s quite disappointed to learn that they haven’t sold a single ticket, yet. He thinks the audience is bored, and that they need a new type of freak. But the freaks can’t already bear to have Dandy as boss anymore, and they tell him they’re leaving.
Dandy, furious, starts to kill the freaks, one by one.
Desiree manages to escape him, thanks to Eve who gets shot, while Dot and Bette are held captive inside their tent.
When Jimmy comes back to the camp, he finds the dead bodies of all his friends inside the main tent. He only finds Desiree still alive.
Bette agrees to marry Dandy. One night, they drug him. With the help of the only survivors Jimmy and Desiree, they put him inside Houdini’s famous escape tank. Dandy eventually dies, drowned.
Meanwhile, Elsa is trying to meet Mr. Gable, the president of the World Broadcasting Network, but with no success after several attempts.
Until finally, she gets what she wants: becoming a Hollywood star.
Years after the events at the Freak Show, Elsa has married Michael Beck, her manager (Junior Vice President of Casting at the World Broadcasting Network, and a German). Elsa has now even a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Elsa is now rich and famous, and an unhappy diva.
She meets Massimo, she asks him to run away together, so they can finally live their love. But Massimo has bad news. He has a disease, and he has only one month left to live.
To add bad news to bad news, Mr. Gable tells Elsa that a journalist will publish an article about those “movies” Elsa shot in Germany when she was young, including the one where she “lost” her legs. Plus, the same journalist found out about the Freak Show. Gable also tells her that the freaks are now all dead.
Despite what she initially said, Elsa agrees to perform for an Halloween Show.
During Elsa’s performance, we see Desiree, happily married with two kids.
Jimmy and the twins live together, Bette and Dot are pregnant.
We all know what happens, when a freak performs on Halloween… And finally, we meet Edward Mordrake once again, ready to bring a dead freak. Elsa is ready to die, telling Edward that she is the biggest freak of all. Edward stabs her, but says that her place is not with him and the other freaks.
Next, we see Elsa inside the tent of the FReak Show. She is welcomed by Ma Petite. She sees all the freaks that have died. She meets Ethel again, who doesn’t seem to be angry with her at all. She tells her she has to perform. And so she does, and will do, for the rest of the eternity. Stars never pay…