American Horror Story - Freak Show, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: A deeper look into the sad story of Pepper makes "Orphans" one of the more heartfelt episodes of Freak Show.

Episode Info

The death of a Freak sparks troubling behavior in Pepper. Elsa reveals the history of the Freak Show. Desiree grows suspicious of Maggie. (C) FX

Critic reviews for Orphans

Now Freak Show-which originally had more of that Coven-style celebration of "otherness"-has boomeranged back into the dour and joyless air of Briarcliff.

January 20, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's the best episode of the season so far. By a lot.

January 21, 2015 | Full Review…

With "Orphans", as it sometimes has in the past, American Horror Story zeroes in on the rarely seen sincere side of its characters, and the results are oddly affecting.

January 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The Pepper stuff didn't add anything to the main carny chaos. It just made the episode a bit better than it would have been.

January 21, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"Orphans" presents the strongest profile of a character that I can remember on the show and the result is a touching, beautiful look at one of AHS's side characters-one who is so much more than we thought.

January 20, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Sadly, there wasn't as much death as there was a lot of talk in Freak Show's fall finale, but there was enough intriguing bits to make us impatient for new episodes in 2015.

January 21, 2015 | Full Review…

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