Thursday, October 23, 2014
Photo: It's all over the net, but I got it from http://verumfabula.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/the-curious-case-of-edward-mondrake/
Some quick thoughts about this good episode:
--Michael Chiklis's Strongman (aka--Dell Toledo) never got around to telling his wife he was sorry to hear she was dying.
--Very nice opening with Ethel and her doctor. I would imagine that alcohol would've killed a lot of carnival workers / "freaks" back in the day.
--Speaking of alcohol, the commercials pushing it during this episode: Coors, Yuengling, Jack Daniels, Sam Adams. I think there were more. That's just off the top of my head.
--Emma Roberts' fortune teller will end up actually being able to tell the future. That's my prophecy, if you will.
--Sarah Paulson's Bette and Dot wouldn't have shared the same dream. They have two heads and therefore two brains. Of course, that's where the dreams are. But it's nice symmetry to make it that way, anyway, especially if it's a nice dream for one and a nightmare for the other. If the operation does happen, the one to survive will be the one who thought it was a nightmare, naturally. And she'll act like she's the other one.
--Why is everyone talking about salaries and jobs? And raises? No customers = no money.
--Jessica Lange's (second) song montage was like a bad 80s video: people walking around aimlessly in a thick mist for no reason at all.
--How did Elsa Mars summon Edward Mordrake? The story, as told by Kathy Bates, was that a performance on Halloween will produce him. But Elsa Mars didn't perform--she practiced. (Again, no customers.) A rehearsal is not a performance. At least, not from what I recall from my Philosophy of Art class, anyway. Doesn't a performance mandate an audience?
--Why couldn't Kathy Bates's Ethel Darling just shave very, very often? I'm just sayin'.
### The remaining portion of this entry can be found on my American Horror Story Freak Show blog. Thanks for reading. Incidentally, which character on the show do you find the creepiest?