Critic 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.
Critic reviews for Edward Mordrake, Pt. 2
It was an episode filled with stories; an episode that in many ways was all about storytelling.
Freak Show, by dropping a few characters, losing the obligatory song, and tightening its belt, got good this week.
"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.
This is "Asylum" on steroids, and there's none of the camp of "Coven" to cut the darkness.
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.
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