Show Stoppers
American Horror Story Freak Show

50%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

In a rapid rush to tie up its myriad of loose ends, "Show Stoppers" leaves almost nothing for the season finale.

Episode Info

Maggie tries to prove her loyalty to Jimmy. Meanwhile, the Twins receive troubling information about Chester.

Critic Reviews for Show Stoppers

A lot of weird s--- happened and ten percent of it made any sense whatsoever. That's when you KNOW American Horror Story has hit it's stride again.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For once, we're able to see this freak show as a community, rather than as a collection of isolated players alternately selected for tag-team set pieces.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

For the penultimate episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show there's a whole lot of new things happening. It makes us feel like we've got about half of the season left to go rather than just one more hour next week.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

This is one of my (many) problems with Freak Show: that no one faces any sort of serious consequences for their actions, and when consequences do come, they are totally random.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In hindsight, a better title for this season would've been American Horror Story: Emma Roberts' Intestines.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The most shocking thing about American Horror Story: Freak Show is how enthusiastically it squanders its potential.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

"Show Stoppers" actually worked as a decent season ender in its own right. You could actually quit watching Freak Show after tonight and be okay, I'd imagine.

Jan 21, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

What an episode! At least one big death, a reenactment of Tod Browning's Freaks, and more amazing Angela Bassett moments than any of us possibly deserved! No complaints here. Let's talk about it!

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Can we get a toast to American Horror Story: Freak Show? After a seemingly aimless middle part of the season, it does, in fact, seem like the show is on track to go out strong, as dubious as that prospect seemed going into the brief hiatus.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Remember when Twisty the nightmare clown was the scariest thing on this show? Ah, the good old days. Welcome to "Show Stoppers."

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The hour hits as many beats as it can, eliminating threads instead of ending or resolving them.

Jan 21, 2015 | Full Review…

"Show Stoppers" goes to some compelling places for the final episode, but it also gives Freak Show the problematic rushed feeling that every other season has suffered from.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: 6.6/10 | Full Review…