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Test of Strength 

After Dell attacks one of their own, the women of the camp plan revenge. Stanley tries to blackmail one of the freaks, and Penny confronts her father.

Director:

Anthony Hemingway

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Paulson ... Bette Tattler / Dot Tattler
Evan Peters ... Jimmy Darling
Michael Chiklis ... Dell Toledo
Frances Conroy ... Gloria Mott
Denis O'Hare ... Stanley / Richard Spencer
Emma Roberts ... Maggie Esmerelda
Finn Wittrock ... Dandy Mott
Angela Bassett ... Desiree Dupree
Kathy Bates ... Ethel Darling
Jessica Lange ... Elsa Mars
Celia Weston ... Lillian Hemmings
Grace Gummer ... Penny
Lee Tergesen ... Vince
Naomi Grossman ... Pepper
Jyoti Amge ... Ma Petite
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Storyline

Jimmy visits the twins and makes sure they're alright. Dot opts to leave after she realizes Dandy has read her diary and Bette reluctantly agrees. At the show Jimmy confronts Elsa about the twins but she gets help from an unexpected source. She also learns there is price to pay for that support. Dell goes on a rampage after he can't find Andy but Stanley blackmails him over his sexuality. He tells Dell that killing one of the freaks is the price for his silence. He makes a few false starts but eventually meets the price demanded. Desiree and Ethel find that the doctor has committed suicide and learn why. Paul is recovering from his wounds and being cared for by Penny. Her father is still against the relationship and gives his daughter a very special going away gift. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frances Conroy (Gloria Mott) and Kathy Bates (Ethel Darling) worked together previously on Six Feet Under (2001), Conroy as part of the main cast, and Bates as director and later guest cast. See more »

Goofs

Jimmy Darling sings "Come as You Are" in a rehearsal; the show is set in 1952, but Nirvana did not write "Come as You Are" until 1991. See more »

Quotes

Amazon Eve: [Dell's trying to kill her] Are you trying to get with me?
Dell Toledo: [after she beats the tar out of him] Okay, okay, uncle!
Amazon Eve: [throws him out of her trailer] Who's the strongman now?
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Connections

References Freaks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Loneliness Ends With Love
(uncredited)
Performed by Al Lerner & Margaret Whiting
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