Obligatory ***SPOILER*** warning: If you didn't watch Wednesday night's episode of American Horror Story then STOP reading right now!
Wednesday night saw yet another episode of American Horror Story, and… not a whole lot happened.
While we're glad that Paul (Mat Fraser,) Penny (Grace Gummer,) and Ma Petite (Jyoti Amge) got more screen time, the episode just felt a little tame.
This season has definitely established itself as the least scary, and Bullseye didn't do a lot to change that.
But if you haven't seen the episode and want to know what you missed, then you're in luck, because we've got a recap for you!
The episode started off… by giving the viewers a look into the apparent romance between Paul and Elsa (Jessica Lange,) which we did not expect! Mat is a really great actor, so it was awesome to see him have an episode dedicated to himself.
But, as it turns out, Elsa is just a fling because he's actually in love with candy striper Grace!
Outside of the freak's compound, Dot and Bette (Sarah Paulson) are still stuck with Dandy (Finn Wittrock,) but Dot doesn't really seem to mind. They get along so well, in act, that Dandy actually starts to develop feelings for the nicer sister!
Since Dandy doesn't want the sisters leaving his mansion, he decides to go into town to buy them whatever goods they need, and that's where he runs into Paul, who's buying perfume for Grace. Paul can't help but notice that Dandy is buying two of everything, and deduces that the girls didn't run away, and were actually sold to the Mott's by Elsa!
In yet another dream sequence, Maggie (Emma Roberts) is shown drowning Ma Petite in order to protect Jimmy (Evan Peters) from Stanley (Denis O'Hare.) But, since this doesn't really happen, we'll just have to see if Maggie actually goes through with killing the ever-loving Ma.
Back at the circus, Paul tries to warn Jimmy about Elsa. But things turn sour when she hears wind of the rumors going around, and challenges Paul to test his loyalty to by getting on a spinning wheel and having knives thrown at him! Jealous over his love for Grace, Elsa intentionally stabs Paul right in the stomach, and doesn't even call paramedics to help him out! Cold.
While everyone worries over Paul, Maggie takes Ma Petitie to a barn to kill her… but chickens out and befriends her instead. We're glad that Maggie didn't go full-on evil, but it would be nice for something to actually happen for once!
The episode ends in a cliffhanger where Dot and Bette run away from Dandy just as Jimmy arrives at the mansion, leaving us to wonder if our favorite lobster boy is going to meet his end in next week's episode.
We may not have loved the episode, but we're still liking Freak Show as a whole, and we cannot wait to see if any of our favorites die in the next episode!
As always, check back next Wednesday to get another GIF recap of AHS.
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