Sunday, January 18, 2015

Psychopath Sunday: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Obviously this contains spoilers for American Horror Story: FreakShow Episode Twelve "Show Stopper!"

Well, I give kudos to American Horror Story: FreakShow writers for tantalizing us with the idea that they might actually be exploring the story arc of frustrated-actor-obsessed-with-the-twins Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock) taking over the FreakShow for the final episode. He may be a horrifying boss, we have yet to see, but not any worse than the lovely lady from whom he purchased the show.

Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) is a frustrated actress who only wanted to be a star. Due to a series of horrifying life events, she became a reluctant star for deviants with specific appetites. She discovered a sense of belonging as she created the freakshow, collecting her monsters, quelling her sexual cravings, and most importantly, being the headliner in her own Freak Show. A con artist plants the seed in her head that she could be big on TV so after offing a few of her loved ones, she's off to Hollywood to make it big. She knows exactly what will happen if she sells the show to Dandy. She knows he loves the twins. She knows he's a psychopath. She's one too so she figures the show will be what it will be.

All Dandy Mott ever wanted to be was a star.

But it was hard to be a man-child with a domineering mom who put the kibosh on any aspirations he had towards going to Hollywood to be an actor.

Bet she's sorry now.

Dandy finds his muse in a serial killer clown and inserts himself as his eager protégée. When Twisty meets his demise, Dandy carries on the killer clown mantle for a while, but grows bored, as psychopaths do. Through a series of events, he eventually finds himself the owner of the very FreakShow that had turned him down for a chance to belong. He now not only gets to belong, he's in control.

I can't wait to see what happens next!

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