“American Horror Story” will continue to spook fans during Season 4 of the hit FX series with episode 7, “Test of Strength” -- an installment set to focus around Dell (Michael Chiklis) and his temperamental ways. (Surprise, surprise). According to the synopsis for Wednesday's episode, the women of the freak show will “rally against” the strong man after “his latest act of violence.”
Although it’s still unknown who will be facing the wrath of Dell, we have a few theories of who might be playing the unfortunate role of his punching bag. As we’ve previously reported, the strong man is currently at odds with his former lovers, Desiree (Angela Bassett) and Ethel (Kathy Bates).
In the “Freak Show” episode “Pink Cupcakes,” Desiree told Dell she was leaving him once she found out at a doctor’s appointment that she was all woman and could start a family. Ethel warned Desiree that if she was to have children with Dell, they could turn out mutated like Jimmy (Evan Peters.) As it turned out, it was Dell’s father who passed the claws down to her son. Because of this revelation -- and the poor treatment bestowed upon her -- Desiree packed up her bags from Dell’s trailer and moved into Ethel’s.
The promo photos for “Test of Strength” makes it look as though the girl power will continue. But are they any match for Dell’s strongman accessory? He’ll be sporting a giant hammer throughout episode 7 that looks like it would be mighty painful to get on Dell's bad side.
Check out the images from episode 7 below and see if you can spot any clues before “American Horror Story: Freak Show” airs Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10 p.m. EST.