Stanley convinces an imprisoned Jimmy that the only way to pay for a lawyer is to sever one of his hands and sell it. He concocts a plan to smuggle Jimmy out of the prison using his Viking prostitute, who poses as an EMT. After Stanley puts him under, Jimmy awakens to find not one, but both of his hands have been removed. Dell visits him in the hospital and realizes Stanley double crossed Jimmy. The two make a plan to buy the Freak Show from Elsa once she leaves for Hollywood. Bette and Dot set out to find someone to deflower them, when they run across traveling salesman, Chester (Neil Patrick Harris). Chester dreams of performing his magic in front of an audience, along with his Dummy named Marjorie (Jamie Brewer). Chester also reveals that after fighting in Normandy, he had a metal plate implanted in his skull; which causes him to hallucinate Marjorie as being alive. Elsa agrees to let him perform, but only if he balances the books in return. After Chester asks for them to accompany him in his magic act, Bette and Dot seduce Chester and sleep with him. Dell reveals to Elsa what happened to Jimmy and Elsa pleads with him to get Jimmy out of there. Eve suggests teaming up to save Jimmy. As the cops are transporting Jimmy back to prison, Eve throws a brick through the windshield and she and Dell kill both officers, rescuing Jimmy in the process. Dandy hires a private investigator to follow the twins and soon learns of their transgression with Chester. He confronts Chester after Marjorie goes missing, revealing that he knows what Chester did in his past. A flashback reveals that Chester's wife Lucy had an affair with a woman named Alice (Angela Sarafyan), and, in a jealous rage, he murdered the two, believing that Marjorie committed the murders. Dandy tells Chester where Marjorie is and once finding her, she tells Chester that he needs to kill the twins. Maggie tells Elsa she needs to show her something, revealing Ma Petite's true fate. Desiree pulls a gun on Dell in his caravan, demanding to know who he's killed. Once Dell confesses his crime of smothering Ma Petite, Elsa shoots him in the head from behind.

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American Horror Story Season 4 - Freak Show

# Title Air Date
American Horror Story
4:1 Monsters Among Us Oct 8, 2014
4:2 Massacres and Matinees Oct 15, 2014
4:3 Edward Mondrake (Part 1) Oct 22, 2014
4:4 Edward Mondrake (Part 2) Oct 29, 2014
4:5 Pink Cupcakes Nov 5, 2014
4:6 Bullseye Nov 12, 2014
4:7 Test of Strength Nov 19, 2014
4:8 Blood Bath Dec 3, 2014
4:9 Tupperrware Party Massacre Dec 10, 2014
4:10 Orphans Dec 17, 2014
4:11 Magical Thinking Jan 7, 2015
4:12 Show Stoppers Jan 14, 2015
4:13 Curtain Call Jan 21, 2015

 

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