Edward Mordrake is still on the hunt for a new freak to add to his collection on the other side and at the moment he has his eyes, all four of them (get it I made a two-headed man joke), on Elsa. The freakshow leader recalls the tale of how she lost her legs while working as a prostitute in Germany. She never allowed men touch her but she was involved in the more adventurous acts such as S&M. These things come back to bite her in the behind when a group of customers tie her to the bed and film as they saw her legs off. Just as Mordrake is prepared to take Elsa with him, and she is ready to go, he hears music and takes off to find a different freak.
Meanwhile Jimmy and Maggie have a run in with Twisty the Clown when Jimmy sees one of the clown’s captives trying to escape and decides to help her. In probably the creepiest clown act ever, Dandy and Twisty have Maggie in a box and the rest of the captives being forced to watch as Dandy attempts to saw Maggie in half. Jimmy, using his lobster hands, is able to cut the rope binding him and he knocks Dandy out and rescues Maggie. However, when he tells the other captives to run, Twisty gets mad and knocks Jimmy unconscious while Dandy takes after Maggie.
As Twisty is about to kill Jimmy he sees the same green fog that Elsa saw as Mordrake entered her tent. And in one of the most bizarre moments of my life, as Twisty told his story to Edward, I actually felt bad for the killer clown. Turns out the clown wasn’t always so disfigured or murderous he was actually a wonderful man who loved children. The rest of freaks in the show with him were jealous and told him that the children claimed he did bad things to them and that the cops were now after him. Twisty tries to kill himself by putting a gun in his mouth but fails. In retaliation for all the pain he’d been caused he began his killing spree all the while trying to keep the children entertained. However, since he showed no remorse for the murders Mordrake decides he is the right soul to take.
With Twisty gone, thanks to Jimmy, the townspeople come to the Freakshow to thank their savior and stay for a sold out show, which is all Elsa’s ever wanted. But it doesn’t end on a good note, of course, Dandy using the clowns mask kills his maid and I foresee a new psycho killer has been born.