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Curtain Call 

Dandy prepares for his debut performance. The Tattlers contemplate marriage, while in Hollywood, Elsa discovers she's further from love than ever before.

Director:

Bradley Buecker

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler
Evan Peters ... Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis ... Dell Toledo (credit only)
Frances Conroy ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
Denis O'Hare ... Stanley (credit only)
Emma Roberts ... Maggie Esmerelda (credit only)
Finn Wittrock ... Dandy Mott
Angela Bassett ... Desiree Dupree
Kathy Bates ... Ethel Darling
Jessica Lange ... Elsa Mars
Danny Huston ... Massimo Dolcefino
Wes Bentley ... Edward Mordrake
John Carroll Lynch ... Twisty the Clown
Grace Gummer ... Penny
Malcolm-Jamal Warner ... Angus T. Jefferson
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Storyline

Dandy oversteps the mark as the new owner of the freak show and most of the company, all fed up with his antics, quit. His response is exactly what you would expect: he goes out and kills everyone in sight. Some survive however and plan their own unique revenge on the erstwhile showman. Meanwhile, Elsa arrives in Los Angeles but doesn't quite get the reception she had hoped for. She perseveres however and soon realizes her dream. Happiness however proves to be elusive. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling in AHS: Freakshow. His character is based on the real life "Lobster Boy," Grady Stiles Jr.. See more »

Goofs

When Elsa waits in the studio you can clearly see when she is standing up that her legs are not prosthetic, her ankle moves and etc.. See more »

Quotes

[last words]
Dandy Mott: I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!
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Connections

References All That Jazz (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Many Times
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Performed by Peter Sivo Band
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The Curtain Call Review
21 January 2015 | by nycfilmchatSee all my reviews

Hey Film Yorkers!

My review will only be on this episode. The season was not that great. I loved the first couple episodes until twisty died. I think from that episode and on it was dry expect with the episodes that have great connection (If you seen this season you will understand what I mean). But they really ended this season good. It was symbolic and I found this season finale to be better than season two. Season three is a tough call. I think season three ended good but it was predicable when this season wasn't. I'm just sad this is Jessica Lange's last season. I just hope they bring somebody like Anjelica Huston. Overall this episode was personally one of my favorites from this season.


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