American Horror Story recap: 'Orphans'

December 18, 2014 7:33 AM

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"The death of a beloved monster is always a sore one, but never a surprise," says Jessica Lange's Elsa at the beginning of American Horror Story: Freak Show's fall finale. In reality, the line should read the death of any character on American Horror Story, as it's never a surprise, but then we'd be entering some real meta craziness, and we have much more time for that later in the episode. Sadly there wasn't as much death as there was a lot of talk in Freak Show's fall finale, but there was enough intriguing bits to get impatient for new episodes in the new year.

As I am filling in for you regular AHS recapper, Darren, I hope you'll all appreciate with me how very Batman-like "Orphans" was with its freak show origin stories, one of which involves the sale of Ma Petite in exchange for three cases Dr. Pepper. Who would have thought my fellow Indians would love...

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