What Happened At The End Of American Horror Story Season 4.

As if “American Horror Story: Asylum” wasn’t enough of a tease, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” hit them over the head with a carnival mallet.

Twins Dot and Bette Tattler (both portrayed by Sarah Paulson) represent another of the show’s favourite themes: hope and despair, fear and desire, love and hatred, disgust and intrigue, pride and shame. And yet, for every statement that “Freak Show” makes, it asks the viewer a far more subtly worded follow-up.

Dot and Bette, Jimmy Darling (Evan Peters), and Desiree Dupree have a happy ending in the season finale of “Freak Show” (Angela Bassett). It’s a costly resolution, but one that gives viewers a stronger sense of satisfaction for the foursome’s continually terrible situation.

It would be difficult to appreciate Dot’s cynicism and suspicion without first experiencing Bette’s innocence and naiveté. Similarly, the idea of Desiree finding love and acceptance, or of Jimmy and Dot finally getting married, would be hollow if not for the devastation that preceded these happy endings.

But more crucially, like in every season of “AHS,” no one gets to ride off into the sunset without a little blood on their paw. So during their deadly, dramatic revenge on mass-murdering millionaire Dandy Mott, all four characters briefly enter a moral grey area (where Ryan Murphy loves to let his characters dwell).

In his portrayal of entitled, selfish, and psychopath Dandy Mott, Finn Wittrock created an iconic “AHS” bad guy. Still, it’s not his murderous inclinations that Murphy wants viewers to be afraid of, but rather the mind and intentions behind them.

“Ownership” is a big deal to Dandy. People and objects don’t interact with him; he owns them. Paul (Mat Fraser) tells him he doesn’t hold the freak show cast, and he responds by slaughtering them. It’s not fear or pain that causes him to respond the way he does when Bette shoots him across his huge dining table, but affront: “That’s mine! “

Dandy’s over-the-top outrage and entitlement aren’t what disgusts us the most; it’s how he acts as a funhouse mirror of our capitalist society. For example, during the scene where Jimmy tells Dandy that he’s going to die, he does so in front of the television audience.

We’re not asked to examine Dandy’s attitude to this reality, but our own. “AHS: Freak Show” concludes with a powerful message: Death is inevitable, no matter how much we attempt to fight it off by accumulating belongings, experiences, retweets, and Instagram likes.


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