American Horror Story Freak Show After Show Episode 8 “Blood Bath”

Welcome to the American Horror Story: Freak Show Season 4 Episode 8 “Blood Bath”! Ma Petite’s bloody dress is found in the woods, along with some bones of unknown origin, and the troupe assumes that she has been mauled and eaten by a wild animal. However, Ethel has other suspicions and accuses Elsa of killing Ma Petite for stealing her thunder. As the relationship between the two comes to a crashing halt, Ethel shoots Elsa in one of her legs, only for Ethel to be taken aback by the revelation that Elsa has fake legs. A flashback reveals that Elsa was carried from the aftermath of the snuff movie to a doctor (Danny Huston) who crafted the legs for her and reminded Elsa that she was beautiful no matter what. While Ethel prepares to shoot Elsa in the head for lying to her and betraying her, Elsa throws a knife into Ethel’s head, killing her. With the help of Stanley, Elsa constructs a suicide for Ethel in which Ethel crashes her car into a tree with a chain around her neck, decapitating her. The troupe believes this story and they mourn Ethel while Jimmy falls into a pit of despair and casts Maggie away. In response, he falls into the arms of a new recruit of the troupe, a morbidly obese woman with the stage name Ima Wiggles. After Ethel’s burial, and sick of being treated badly, Amazon Eve, Desiree, Penny, and Legless Suzi plan revenge on Penny’s father by sneaking into his house, knocking him unconscious and bringing him to Dell’s caravan. They tar and feather Penny’s father and prepare to mutilate and kill him. Maggie hears his screams and begs them not go through with it. Penny lets her father go and banishes him from her life. Meanwhile, Dora’s daughter Regina pays the Mott household a visit to investigate her mother’s disappearance and refuses to leave without seeing her. Gloria, already under stress by talking to a therapist about anxiety over Dandy, lies to Regina. Dandy is tricked by Gloria into visiting the therapist, only to become enraged when he realizes what is going on and that his mother thinks he should be institutionalized. Upon returning to the house, Dandy shoots Gloria in the head and bathes in her blood.

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@JennessaRose Fan Show Network presents the American Horror Story Freak Show After Show. Tune in each week, live or on demand, for review and conversation about American Horror Story. American Horror Story: Freak Show is the fourth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. Previous seasons of American Horror Story: American Horror Story: Murder House, American Horror Story: Asylum, and American Horror Story: Coven have all featured the same actors including the Emmy Award Winner Jessica Lange, who has won Emmy’s for her outstanding performance each season on AHS. This season is set in 1952 Jupiter, Florida, telling the story of one of the last remaining freak shows in America, and their struggle for survival. The series was created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, but before AHS, Ryan Murphy made headlines through the hit FOX high school musical dramedy, Glee, and FX’s Nip/Tuck. Co-Creator and fellow producer, Brad Falchuk has worked with Murphy for years including on Glee & Nip/Tuck. American Horror Story is described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a desperate set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own “beginning, middle, and end.” Returning cast members from previous seasons are: Jessica Lange (Tootsie) as Elsa Mars, Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Jimmy Darling, Denis O’Hare (Milk) as Stanley, Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Gloria Mott, Sarah Paulson as Bette / Dot Tattler (Mud), Naomi Grossman (#Rip) as Pepper, Kathy Bates (Misery) as Ethel Darling, Emma Roberts (Scream 4) as Maggie Esmeralda, Angela Bassett (Malcolm X) as Desiree Dupree, and Michael Chiklis (The Shield) as Dell Toledo. If you’re a fan of the Emmy award winning series American Horror Story then tune in each week for the live after show. #AHSAS




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