Edward Mordrake, Pt. 2
American Horror Story Freak Show

82%

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

"Edward Mordrake Pt. 2" was a nice change-up from the first three episodes, giving more reasons to care about Freak Show's characters.

Episode Info

Conclusion. Jimmy and Maggie have a run-in with the Twisted Clown. Meanwhile, Elsa recalls her days in Germany.

Cast

Critic Reviews for Edward Mordrake, Pt. 2

It was an episode filled with stories; an episode that in many ways was all about storytelling.

Jun 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Freak Show, by dropping a few characters, losing the obligatory song, and tightening its belt, got good this week.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

"Edward Mordrake: Part 2" is all about backstory, making it something of a welcome departure from the first three episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

This is "Asylum" on steroids, and there's none of the camp of "Coven" to cut the darkness.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

I must say, this episode went into some decidedly unexpected places, and I'm not just talking about that insanity in Berlin.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

"Edward Mordrake, Pt. 2" was extremely disgusting and horrifying, yet it still managed to serve as a tribute to Murphy's ability to mix empathy with outrageousness. What insane acrobatics this show performs!

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Not only is it a nice change of pace to finally get to see some of the secondary characters get their moment in the spotlight, but it's also a welcome addition to have flashbacks tell their stories.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

I should've known it was nothing but an origin story.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mordrake's method for collecting involves requiring all applicants to reveal their life story, which doubles as a nice way to get to know our characters.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

"Edward Mordrake (Part 2)" finds Freak Show wallowing in the sort of dull, meaningless outlandishness that usually sets in right around the halfway mark of any given season of American Horror Story.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Alright, I have to give it to American Horror Story because this is the episode where it finally got good.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…