Obligatory ***Slightly-NSFW & SPOILER*** warning: If you didn't watch Wednesday night's episode of American Horror Story then STOP reading right now!
Wednesday's episode of Freak Show gave us a whole ton of flashbacks and back story, and we actually really enjoyed it!
And even if we didn't love it, we're still addicted, so let's get straight to that recap!
The episode started off with Pepper (Naomi Grossman) finding her fellow pinhead Salty (Christopher Neiman) dead, and the audience seeing that it was, yet again, the work of Stanley (Denis O'Hare).
Pepper, understandably, couldn't deal with the loss of her pertner in crime, so she freaked out pretty hard in front of Desiree (Angela Bassett).
When Desiree confronted Elsa (Jessica Lange) about the outburst, we found out via flashback that Pepper was given away by her sister, married Salty, and adopted Ma Petite (Jyoti Amge).
We then got a look at Desiree's new act, while also learning how Maggie (Emma Roberts) and Stanley got together as convicts.
Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson) gave Maggie money to get Jimmy (Evan Peters) a lawyer, but before she could be of any help, she found out that Stanley had sold his lobster hands to the museum!
Now, with all of her family dead, Elsa brought Pepper back to her sisters, but that's when things got even crazier.
We flashforwarded to AHS: Asylum times and learned that Pepper was framed for killing her nephew and that her evil sister was just as bad as ever and sent her to the crazy house for nothing!
While we totally feel terrible for Pepper, it was really awesome to see Lily Rabe again!
Plus, we're a little skeptical about Jimmy really losing his hands, because we didn't see it happen, and we totally got the feeling that Stanley was trying to get into Jimmy's pants, not his digits.
Freak Show won't be back to finish off its season until Jan. 7, 2015, but we're actually back into this season and are excited to see how it ends.
Plus, Neil Patrick Harris is finally showing up!
Until next time!
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