Edward Mordrake, Pt. 1
American Horror Story Freak Show

73%

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

Though stagnant at times, "Edward Mordrake, Pt. 1" gets into the Halloween spirit introducing new characters including the first supernatural element of the season.

Episode Info

Part 1 of 2. Jimmy is captivated by a woman claiming to be a fortuneteller. Meanwhile, Ethel receives surprising news.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Edward Mordrake, Pt. 1

"Edward Mordrake, Part 1" is a pivotal episode for Freak Show, because it marks the first supernatural intrusions of the season.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ethel and Elsa are the big reasons to see "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)", but there are a lot of other engaging strands of incident and stylistic detail.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

That seems to be the problem with this season so far: There is nothing to unify it and push the action forward.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As opposed to last week, the new characters ushered in during "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)" are more well-rounded and generally more interesting, which makes for a fun episode.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

It's Halloween in Florida, which means clowns and clowns and clowns. It's also that very special time of year when people who've lived rough lives somehow discover a new low.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

I'd rather be watching this than half the crap I see on TV, so more power to Murphy for letting his freak flag fly.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

This season can rightly be characterized as "Creepy Glee," what with all the musical numbers.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

American Horror Story gets into the spooky spirit this week with the start of its annual Halloween two-parter.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

Halloween is obviously a time for telling spooky stories about ghosts and goblins, and for its part, American Horror Story: Freak Show wants to take part in the tradition.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

American Horror Story's gotten too long-winded for its own good. The pace is sluggish and a lot of the fear and urgency is quickly draining from the series.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

This episode was both super long and seemingly uneventful.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…