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Magical Thinking 

A traveling salesman named Chester convinces Elsa to hire him as a magician for the show. The twins set their sights on the newcomer, while Dell and Eve help Jimmy escape.

Director:

Michael Goi

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler
Evan Peters ... Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis ... Dell Toledo
Frances Conroy ... Gloria Mott (credit only)
Denis O'Hare ... Richard Spencer / Stanley
Emma Roberts ... Maggie Esmerelda
Finn Wittrock ... Dandy Mott
Angela Bassett ... Desiree Dupree
Kathy Bates ... Ethel Darling (credit only)
Jessica Lange ... Elsa Mars
Neil Patrick Harris ... Chester Creb
Angela Sarafyan ... Alice
Jamie Brewer ... Marjorie
Chrissy Metz ... Ima 'Barbara' Wiggles
Erika Ervin ... Amazon Eve
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Storyline

After Dot's has her heart is broken by Jimmy, the twins decide the time has come for them to find a lover. They take an immediate interest in a new arrival, traveling salesman Chester, who also fancies himself a magician and a ventriloquist. Elsa takes him on as a bookkeeper but it's clear that Chester has serious problems, especially with his ventriloquist's doll which seems to have a life of his own. When Dandy learns that Chester and the twins are lovers, he pays the young man a visit. Jimmy meanwhile takes Stanley up on his offer but pays a far higher price than he expected. Desiree and Maggie return from the museum and Dell now has to face the consequences of his actions. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The musical theme played throughout Season 4 (Freak Show) is taken from the opening notes of the song "Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath. It is played an octave or two higher and on violins, however. It is also played during the ending credit sequence of each episode. See more »

Goofs

Dot and Bette's body while rubbing Chester's shoulders is noticeably narrower than usual. See more »

Connections

References Freaks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

I Follow My Heart
(uncredited)
Performed by Peter Mann
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