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The finale offers a lukewarm conclusion to an uneven season of American Horror Story, but all of the stories of our cherished "freaks" eventually synced together into a relatively satisfying button ending.
This was just a very long epilogue.
The season finale of American Horror Story: Freak Show arrives with an overarching sense that the entire season can't be browbeaten into cohesion in the space of one episode. Of course it can't, but it's pretty fun to watch Ryan Murphy and company try.
In a rather fitting finale to a season of AHS that started out so promisingly and became increasingly devoid of anything worth watching.
I loved it so much; I was a mess during most of it. The massacre scene was absolutely terrifying and gut-wrenching, and those opening chords of "Heroes" will never not trigger extreme emotions in me.
Freak Show ends on [an] unexpected, optimistic note, where the darkness in the freaks' world is not gone.
So, this was about as good as could have been expected of an American Horror Story finale, I suppose, given the somewhat lackluster nature of the season as a whole
It's a warmhearted end to a twisted and bloody season. For the most part, it wraps up Freak Show neatly.
Yes, this was a bad end to a truly awful season, by far AHS's worst. The only thing I can think right now is how grateful I am that this stewpot of misery is over.
The finale manages to join together a season's worth of fragments, giving the whole a belated sense of coherence, even of resonance, that was too often missing from individual episodes.
There was something disingenuous at the core of this finale, I think.
"Curtain Call" kind of sums up how I feel about this entire season of American Horror Story. It's all been a whole lot of buildup, for a very pedestrian payoff. And, unfortunately, that's not what diehard (or even casual) fans of AHS want.
The dearth of creative energy throughout the run of Freak Show suggests the proverbial well has run dry. American Horror Story has become lethargic and monotonous.