4.01 – Monsters Among Us (October 8, 2014)
Directed by: Ryan Murphy • Written by: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
After their mother’s murder, conjoined twins Bette and Dot are hired by struggling freak show owner Elsa Mars.
4.02 – Massacres and Matinees (October 15, 2014)
Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon • Written by: Tim Minear
With a killer on the loose, police impose a curfew on Jupiter. Elsa hires a strongman, unaware of his dark past with Ethel.
4.03 – Edward Mordrake: Part 1 (October 22, 2014)
Directed by: Michael Uppendahl • Written by: James Wong
Elsa defies superstition to rehearse on Halloween, summoning the spirit of Edward Mordrake and his ghostly band of freaks.
4.04 – Edward Mordrake: Part 2 (October 29, 2014)
Directed by: Howard Deutch • Written by: Jennifer Salt
Mordrake hunts for a freak soul to add to his ghost troupe. Jimmy and Maggie have a run-in with Twisty the clown.
4.05 – Pink Cupcakes (November 5, 2014)
Directed by: Michael Uppendahl • Written by: Jessica Sharzer
Stanley makes a plan to abduct and kill the Tattlers. However, Elsa has her own plan for getting rid of the sisters. Meanwhile, Dandy selects his first victim.
4.06 – Bullseye (November 12, 2014)
Directed by: Howard Deutch • Written by: John J. Gray
Elsa prepares for her television show by bringing out a new act. Meanwhile, Paul pursues romance and the twins settle in to their new home.
4.07 – Test of Strength (November 19, 2014)
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway • Written by: Crystal Liu
After Dell attacks one of their own, the women of the camp plan revenge. Stanley tries to blackmail one of the freaks, and Penny confronts her father.
4.08 – Blood Bath (December 3, 2014)
Directed by: Bradley Buecker • Written by: Ryan Murphy
The freaks mourn the death of one of their own, while Elsa welcomes a new performer. Penny and her new friends get revenge on her father.
4.09 – Tupperware Party Massacre (December 10, 2014)
Directed by: Loni Peristere • Written by: Brad Falchuk
Jimmy wallows in self-pity, and Dandy sets out to destroy the man who deprived him of the twins. Meanwhile, Desiree meets an old flame, and Elsa and Stanley track the Tattlers.
4.10 – Orphans (December 17, 2014)
Directed by: Bradley Buecker • Written by: James Wong
A death at the camp causes Elsa to seek out a new home for Pepper. Meanwhile, Desiree has enough of Dell’s failure as a husband, and Stanley lends Jimmy a hand.
4.11 – Magical Thinking (January 7, 2015)
Directed by: Michael Goi • Written by: Jennifer Salt
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.
4.12 – Show Stoppers (January 14, 2015)
Directed by: Loni Peristere • Written by: Jessica Sharzer
The freaks exact poetic justice after learning of Stanley’s sins. Maggie tries to make amends with Jimmy, and Dandy tells the Tattlers some troubling information about Chester.
4.13 – Curtain Call (January 21, 2015)
Directed by: Bradley Buecker • Written by: John J. Gray
Dandy prepares for his debut performance. The Tattlers contemplate marriage, while in Hollywood, Elsa discovers she’s further from love than ever before.