American Horror Story recap: 'Edward Mordrake, Part 1'

October 23, 2014 7:37 AM

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The American Morbidity Museum is having a tough year. People aren't shelling out cash anymore for the corpse bits of malformed human beings; they have The Ed Sullivan Show now. An excellent time for the arrival of Dr. Mansfield and his associate Ms. Rothschild. Dr. Mansfield has a double degree from Harvard University: One degree in Cock and another in Bull, to judge by the wares he's peddling. That Baby Sasquatch is just a fetal goat with the jawbone of a cat; any appraiser worth his salt could tell that. But the proprietor of the museum can recognize sharpies, especially when those sharpies are the latest variations of Denis O'Hare and Emma Roberts, who are required by law to play People Who Aren't What They Seem on American Horror Story. If they can furnish some freaks, the museum can furnish some cash for them. They pay top dollar for conjoined livers. Imagine what they'd pay for conjoined bodies.

It's Halloween in Florida, which means clowns and clowns and clowns. It's also that very special time of year when people who've lived rough lives somehow discover a new low. Poor Ethel the Bearded Lady has been dry for years–but all that time on the bottle has left her with cirrhosis of the liver. ...

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