Halloween is over on Season 4 of “American Horror Story” … but that doesn’t mean that the spooks and scares will slow down. FX has released the episode 5 synopsis of “Freak Show” and it teases possibly the most frightening plot to date.
“American Horror Story” viewers will remember that Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch) was killed by urban legend Edward Mordrake (Wes Bentley) in the Halloween-themed episode 4. The frightening clown had managed to murder five people and kidnap a couple of more during his short stint on the mini-series. The townsfolk of Jupiter were overjoyed when Jimmy Darling (Evan Peters) was able to stop Twisty and free his prisoners – but what they didn’t realize is that Twisty inspired a new killer in town, Dandy (Finn Wittrock). Episode 4 of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” concluded with Twisty’s protégé cutting the throat of Dora (Patti LaBelle), Dandy’s family’s longtime maid.
According to the synopsis for episode 5, “Pink Cupcakes,” the murder and terror will continue … from a couple of different characters. Fans can look forward to seeing Stanley (Denis O’Hare) and Maggie (Emma Roberts) work together to con the freaks and profit from them. But Stanley and Maggie don’t want their money – they want “freak” body parts. The synopsis teases that Stanley, who is pretending to be a big Hollywood talent scout, will hatch a plan with Maggie to “murder the Freaks.” But will Maggie have a change of heart after spending time with Jimmy in episode 4?
Meanwhile, Gloria (Francis Conroy) will discover Dandy’s “gruesome new hobby.” Being the doting mother that she is, Gloria will hide the evidence of Dora’s murder. But only time will tell if she has to cover up any more of Dandy’s mess …
Finally, episode 5 of “American Horror Story” will explore more of Desiree’s (Angela Bassett) backstory. The three-breasted hermaphrodite will experience a “health scare” during “Pink Cupcakes” … and that health scare will reveal that “Desiree may not be the oddity she once thought.”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” episode 5 will air on FX on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 10 p.m. EDT.