Thursday, October 30, 2014

GLOSS CONVENTION - IT Direct Dolls

Every year, there isn't only the convention collection, but IT Direct dolls that can only be purchased at convention.  Sometimes they are more sought after than convention collection dolls, or even centerpieces.  I picked up most of them (only one's for me though), so got some in-box images.

Afterhours Hanne:

ITBEs Zing and Jolt:


Dial "V" For Victoire:

Afterhours Hanne is the one that I got for myself.  She's sooooooo pretty!!!!

GLOSS CONVENTION - Convention Collection: First Looks!

Well, I woke up early today to a flurry of excitement.  I felt on pins and needles, waiting for the collection to be shown.  Especially since I'd pre-ordered the convention collection, I was hoping that they wouldn't be duds.  But, everything is FABULOUS!  The one downside is that there's an issue with customs, so not all the dolls are there available for purchase.  The entire Color Infusion Line, Grandoise Natalia, Nightshade Kyori, and Wild Thing Poppy are the dolls affected.  Nobody's gotten an answer as to what's going to happen, but there's going to be an announcement tonight at the first dinner.  I will post information when we find out about the centerpiece and gift doll (if there is a gift doll).

I just have to say that the customs thing worries me, since I purchased the entire Color Infusion package for someone else, and it would SUCK DONKEY DICK if I had to have it shipped to me, and then ship this giant-ass heavy box back to the person who bought it, or pay customs on a doll or two that I already paid Florida taxes on.

I don't have any images right now of the OOAK dolls (ALL of whom are fab!), or the contest dolls, but I should have those together tomorrow at some point.

Here are a few images of the convention collection:

Nocturnal Glow Veronique:

Grandoise Natalia:

Nightshade Kyori:

Cold Shoulder Eugenia:

Adorned Vanessa:

Dark Moon Poppy:


La Ville Lumiere Simonetta (and IT Direct doll Dial "V" For Veronique):



Adorned is definitely my fave of the bunch, but they're all lovely.  I can't wait to actually see Grandoise Natalia - if she shows up before convention's end.  Cold Shoulder Eugenia and Nightshade Kyori look like other versions that I have, so I am probably going to give them up, but keep the outfits.  Definitely no dud, though.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GLOSS CONVENTION - Early Registration

So, the convention has begun before the convention has begun!!!  Today they were doing an Early Registration, to help cut down on the Registration line, which is always really brutal.  My proxy went down and got our packages today.  My proxy is actually her husband, but she'll be doing most of the work... :p

I can take images through Skype of the stuff, so here's some images of the Registration Eden that was in our package.  She's really cute!





She comes with a pair of cute gold shoes.  I'm not sure if she's an ITBE or what.  Guess I'll find out when Integrity sends out an official email.  I'll also, of course, update here.  I love her outfit, too.  I may paint freckles on mine.  I dig freckles on dolls.

We also got a pair of booties from Azone, also gold.  I'm thinking metallics are going to be a theme:


Yes, that's my disgustingly ugly mug in the bottom right hand corner.  I'm half laying down in the images (on the couch with the laptop in my lap), so it looks like I have about 15 chins instead of 2.  I take such bad pictures. :(

There were also tickets for each of the dolls available for the convention collection. (Nocturnal Glow Veronique, Grandoise Natalia, Nightshade Kyori, Cold Shoulder Eugenia, Adorned Vanessa, Dark Moon Poppy, La Ville Lumiere Simonetta), and tickets since I pre-ordered the convention collection, and the Color Infusion Style Lab (for someone else).  And, then there were the IT Direct tickets.  We haven't seen what these dolls look like, but this is what's going to be available:
Afterhours Hanne (FR16 - I will probably be getting this one)
Wild Thing Poppy Parker
Dial V For Victoire
ITBE Zing
ITBE Jolt
ITBE Oomph

Curious about those ITBEs.... just gotta be patient.  I'm TERRIBLE at that!!

There was also a nice tumbler in there, and of course the badge info.  Me and my proxy giggled about how huge the badge is, and how it can be used as a purse afterwards, since it's got lots of compartments.  You could live in the woods for a few days with just your tumbler and a badge with snacks in it.

Stay tuned for more updates.  I'll probably do a couple of posts tomorrow.

Face Off 07x15 - One Knight Only

SPOILERS

So, here we are - the finale.  And my horse, Dina, is still in the running.  That hasn't happened since I started trying to pick the winner.  We start off right where we ended last week - on the reveal stage.  McKenzie tells them that they'll be starting where they began - life vs. death.  They will each have to choose one medieval style heraldry, and use it to inspire their design of one good knight, and one evil knight.  They also get help.  I totally expected to see all of the old contestants come out, but only 3 do, which is a little odd.  So, they're only getting one person to help them this time?  Drew chooses George, Cig chooses Sasha, and Dina gets Stella.  It seems like she 'wound up' with Stella, but Stella is awesome, and Dina and Stella worked together once before - on the WILDLY successful winged monkey from the Wizard Of Wonderland challenge.

So, then there's another twist - they do get two people to work with.  Out comes Season 2 champ Rayce, Season 3 champ Nicole, and Season 6 champ Rashaad.  So, it kind of is in theme with the Judge Match episode, and also in theme with next season, which I'll discuss briefly at the end of this post.  The past champs were pre-selected, so Dina has Nicole, Rayce goes to Drew's team, and Cig has Rashaad (which is a good one, since with knights, you're going to need to fabricate some sort of armor and Rashaad is an AMAZING fabricator).

Dina chooses her coat-of-arms first, and goes for one with an octopus and a crown.  Drew chooses one that has a stag head, and Cig chooses one that has gargoyle-like creatures on it.  They're told to go get some rest and prepare for the first day.  They choose their models (who are stunt performers), and get to work.  Dina wants to go a crustacean route, and have her light knight with armor made of sea creatures.  Her concept is that the crab was brought back to life by the electricity of an electric eel, and the light knight was given powers by a mermaid to fight this dark crab.  Cig decides to have his light and dark knight both be the same race, that turn into evil gargoyles when they die.  Drew makes both his light and dark knight stag creatures, a good and evil force that are at war with each other in the woodlands.

When Mr. Westmore comes around (wearing the Westmore crest on his blazer - which is cool), he's concerned about Dina's concept.  Her crest has an octopus VERY prominently, and there's no octopus in sight in her makeup.  He pretty much says 'change it now', and it throws her for a loop.  Nicole sees that she's out of sorts now, so kind of takes charge in offering a suggestion that instead of eels having brought the dark crab knight to life, it's an octopus that's embedded in his brain, so the octopus will be there without having to change *everything*.

Mr. Westmore is also concerned about Cig's light knight, in that his face looks kind of snarly, and very similar to his dark knight.  Yes, they're of the same race, but the good knight shouldn't look evil. The armor is in good hands, and Rashaad is working on that.  Cig decides to go really minimal and have a human face with silicone.

Mr. Westmore likes the way that Drew's is going quite a bit, and can see the deer anatomy in the face.  The dark knight looks zombified, so you can tell that they're of the same world, but they are different tribes.

Dina is using her cake decorating skills to the max in this challenge.  She's using piping bags for texturizing the starfish chest piece, and the cowl and chin of the crab.  The starfish looks REAL.

On Day 2, it's molding and cowl finishing for pretty much all the teams.  They want to get pre-painting done.  With one hour to go, Dina wants to get both her cowl molds open, but doesn't know that she can get it done.  They open the death knight's cowl and power wash it.  Dina's unsure, and then Rayce, George, and Drew come out with her light knight cowl and help them clean it out.  That's what this show is all about - making sure that people win and lose fairly, not because of mold issues.  You don't see that kind of shit in other reality shows, where everyone acts shitty to each other all the time.  (hugs Face Off)

On Day 3, there's still lots of work to do.  Dina's team is working hardcore on the armor.  Well... all the teams are.  I think Rashaad is in the best place right now, since he's as much the Fabrication King as Roy is.  Drew's kind of unsure about the paint that Rayce is doing on the death knight, because he's really worried about it getting muddy.  Hold up, Drew.  Don't shit your pants.  Rayce has won this before, and all his paint jobs have been fantastic.  Trust in Rayce.

At the end of Day 3, they all go back to the house (including the past champs who must be staying there, too), and they come in to see their families.  Dina nearly collapses, and everyone's so excited and surprised.  Dina's mom and boyfriend are there, as are Cig's mom and girlfriend, and Drew's parents.

Application Day is happening on set at the Grand Arena, which is a huge equestrian center.  They'll be doing a medieval type thing in the arena, including a joust and sword fight.  During application day, they also have to worry about accouterments going awry during the stunts.  Drew is especially concerned with this because of the antlers on his helms.  Dina's having issues with the arm and leg pieces not wanting to stick on the model, even with slathering the dude in glue.  So, they decide to reinforce it with rope and add moss to cover the edges.  She also decides to scrap the fish skeleton chest piece for the dark knight.  Drew also accidentally starts painting some pieces of his light knight's armor the wrong color, but it's still wet so he can wipe it off easily.

When we get onstage, the judges are sitting in big thrones, overlooking the arena like something out of Game Of Thrones - or your local renaissance faire.  Lois is actually dressed up for the part - she looks like a medieval queen.  Her cloak is even velvet, and it's got the piping on the bodice that's time accurate.  I JUST FELL SO MUCH MORE IN LOVE WITH HER THAN I ALREADY WAS.

So, here are the final looks:

Cig's Light Knight:

Cig's Dark Knight:


Cig's definitely got a better Death Knight than a Life Knight.  His Dark Knight is actually the most powerful image-wise out of all of them.  Rashaad KILLED the armor - it looks great.  I don't understand the approach to the White Knight, though.  Like, why is his skintone so red?  It's not blood.  And it looked WAY more red on TV than it does in this picture.  Cig and minimal makeups don't really seem to go well together.


Dina's Light Knight:


Dina's Dark Knight:


I'm kind of conflicted on her Light Knight.  The face could have been more attractive, but I love love love the armor, and the collar piece.  The Dark Knight is FABULOUS, though.  Look at all that pebbling and detailing.  Dina should be kissing her piping bag right about now.  I'm surprised that Drew and Cig didn't try that trick themselves, since it works SO DAMN WELL.


Drew's Light Knight:


Drew's Dark Knight:


Very cohesive.  Drew's is my fave of the White Knights.  I find the face on the Dark Knight to be a bit wide, and the hair on the chest/beard is distracting.  I don't even know if I should call it a beard, because it doesn't look like a beard.  Like... at all.

The sword fight is pretty epic, and Cig's Dark Knight, which is the most menacing, is (almost) the last one standing.  Him and Drew's Light Knight are the ones that are left to fight, but they die together.  I think it's my fave finale thus far.  I pick Dina to win, as I've picked her all season, but it's a tough call, and I definitely wasn't sure that she would.

But she does!  Yayyyyyyy Dina!  Yayyyyy my ability to pick a winner for once!

So, remember when I said that Rayce, Nicole, and Rashaad showing up not only matched the Judge Match episode, but kind of went with the theme for next year?  Well, that's because next season (which starts in January) will have past champs as mentors for their selected contestants.  I don't know if this means that Mr. Westmore isn't going to be around next season or not, but Laura (winner of Season 5), Rayce (winner of Season 2), and Anthony (winner of Season 4, and the one who taught Dina makeup) will be the mentors.  I guess they'll have the same 'students' all season and coach them - kind of like the set-up of The Voice.  Should be interesting.  See all you Face off Fans in January!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2 DAYS! (Phyllis Redressed)

Two days until convention OFFICIALLY starts, but my proxy is going to be doing early registration, so I'll be able to see some of the stuff tomorrow, and I'll definitely post about it!




I have more excited gifs, but I'll need to save some for when the convention stuff is actually shown!  Things I'm hoping I'll see this year - a tanned Veronique, a Natalia with a boldly different hairstyle and color, a short-haired Agnes, a very dark-skinned Adele, a Loni that's not blonde, the return of Freja in FR:16, a convention exclusive Tulabelle that's dolled up for Halloween, the return of Rayna in hispanic skintone, something Erin 2.0, a brunette Giselle with brown eyes, a porcelain skintone Vanessa.

There's probably more, but really... I'd be happy with even a couple of those things (especially the Natalia one)

Anyway, here's Phyllis in my last countdown post.

Outfit:
Shirt, Leggings - Kolkmann Kreations
Belt - Fashion Royialty
Boots - Heat Seeker Natalia
Earrings - Olgaomi
Necklace - Unknown






Monday, October 27, 2014

Gotham 01x06 - Spirit Of The Goat

SPOILERS



We start with a flashback to ten years earlier, where an obviously totally balanced individual rants about being The Spirit Of The Goat.  He puts on a gimp mask, and goes to kidnap someone named Shelley.  We also see Harvey with his old partner, Dix, who is a total drunk (even more than Harvey is now).  It's the bizarro world where Harvey is Gordon, and Dix is Harvey.  I don't know if Dix was a minor character in Batman's world previously, but it makes me think of Picard's holodeck detective.

Milky (said Spirt Of The Goat), is underneath Dix on a pedestal where Shelley is chained in a white dress, dead.  A trap door is sprung, and Dix is seriously injured.  The Goat 'always comes back', according to Milky before he dies.  That's such a comic book line. Welcome to Gotham, past and present.  God, it looks so grimy and sleazy.  We're taken to a present day crime scene that's exactly like the Spirit Of The Goat.  The Spirit Of The CopyGoat.  Nygma keeps trying to tell Harvey riddles, but Harvey is never interested.  He's pissed because he's already solved this case, and he's pissed because he's on the clock before Gordon.

Gordon's not there because he's talking to Barbara about the issues they have with each other right now.  She still wants him to let her in, and to carry half his burden.  He's very hesitant because of how dangerous it is, but she doesn't care.  On the other side of that coin, Montoya is still digging around trying to get Gordon in jail.  I dig that she's doing her job, but she's really keen on seeing him in jail.  I mean, it's not like she'd benefit from it in a personal way or anything...

Back at the Goat scene, Harvey is pissed that this shit is happening again, but Gordon says that just means they should find the killer quick so the GCPD doesn't have to deal with it all.  They try to talk to the parents of Amanda Hastings.  They aren't any help since they're totally doped up by the present therapist who is treating Mr. Hastings who has a 'delicate' condition.  Harvey's apparently not a fan of shrinks.  (Is he really a fan of anything besides eating lunch?)

We see a glimpse into the world of Edward Nygma trying to flirt with the Records girl, and it goes really badly.  Kristine Kringle obviously doesn't find him amusing, and warns him not to mess anything up after he comments on the way the records room is organized.  In true OCD fashion of The Riddler, he's less worried about striking out HARDCORE with Miss Kringle than with how she organizes the records.  Later, she comes back to find him reorganizing, and she flips out.  She wonders why he's always coming down to bug her with his stupid riddles and if he wants her job.  He says he wants her, and then has to backpedal in the most adorkable way possible.  I don't get why she doesn't like him.  I think he's cute.  But I also have strange taste, to say the least.

We then stop off with Oswald going to visit his mother.  She's mad because he didn't come to see her, and keeps thinking it's because he was with some hussy.  He keeps insisting there was no woman (not totally true - I bet Oswald's mom would think Fish was a hussy), and says that he was bullied and hurt.  His mom is immediately sympathetic and tells her dear boy that they're only resentful of him, and he promises her that he's going to be a big name in Gotham.

It's time for the autopsy on Amanda Hastings.  Gordon and Bullock are present, and Harvey asks to check for an incision at the base of the skull.  It's there, and it has a penny in it, just like Harvey predicts.  It was never talked about in the papers, so a CopyGoat (Harvey even says it!  I totally didn't know that he was going to say that when I said it the first time!!!!!) wouldn't have known about it.  The captain suggests going to talk to Dix.  Harvey doesn't want to, but he doesn't have much choice.  They have to talk about if Dix told anyone about the penny.  Dix never told anyone, and when Harvey storms out, Dix warns Gordon about him.  That he's a loose cannon (duh), and that he thinks he's a white knight riding to the rescue.  (Really?  Gordon is as surprised as we are).  We then see Harvey talking to one of the nurses of the place that Dix is in about the monthly fee, and if Dix is getting the porno mags (she says 'awful' magazines, so it's totally porn).  Awww, Bullock's heart grew three sizes that day.

Cue the next horrible thing in Gotham - another socialite going missing.  Bruce is still in town, and Alfred wants him to leave but Bruce has work to do.  He also points out that the Goat would never take him, since he has nobody to be taken from.  Awwww. :(  So, the Goat goes after another socialite, a blonde who's pretty in that generic, rich girl kind of way. She's actually packing to leave town.  Too bad she wasn't a faster packer, because her and her maid both get a face full of chloroform.

Barbara goes to Montoya to beg her to have an open mind about Gordon, but Montoya's not hearing any of it.  She tells Barbara to get out of town, because a judge just issued a warrant for Gordon's arrest, and it's not going to be safe because the people that Gordon knows could get her killed.  She doesn't care, and wants to stay by Gordon's side.

Harvey's at the scene, and Gordon's looking at the guys who have keys to both buildings.  He brings Edward into it, and they find an employee who fits the bill, and who also may have called in sick.  Edward's grinning and drinking coffee from a cup with a question mark on it. (YESSS).  Turns out, the address for Raymond Earl is the place where Milky was killed before so it brings up unpleasant memories for Harvey.  They find Amber the socialite still alive.  The Goat is on one side of the foyer-like place, so Bullock goes after him, and Gordon gets Amber down.  Bullock and the Goat fight, and the Goat says his catchphrase again, which makes Bullock tell him to shut up.  They fall down a set of stairs together, and then Gordon comes to the rescue and kicks the guy's ass.  And then tells him he's under arrest while he's unconscious.  I'm pretty certain that doesn't constitute reading a suspect their Miranda rights.

At the Wayne house, they have an uninvited visitor.  But it's no goat - it's a cat.  Selina breaks into the house, and looks around Bruce's Bat Cave Jr., seeing his board 'o research.  She steals a silver box of some kind and ditches the place before Alfred can show up.

We then stop by at the Kapulput place, where Oswald is taking a bath (ooo), and it's in a deep-ass tub that I WANT SO DAMN BAD.  His mother wants to make sure that he's not doing anything dangerous, and he assures her that everything is okay, and that he found someone he can trust.  A policeman.  So, he thinks about Gordon when he's in the tub, does he?  I like this turn of events.  I like it a lot.

So, they have Raymond in shackles, but Harvey doesn't like it.  He doesn't like that Raymond and Milky both had no record beforehand, both were mentally ill, both did the penny thing, but they had no connection.  Gordon leaves, and Harvey sees him sitting there starting to get upset, clenching and unclenching his fist. "Holy Ghost On A Bicycle" is I think my fave line of the episode so far (take THAT "The Goat Always Comes Back"1), and is out of there in a flash.  Hmm, just like Mr. Hastings.  I guess he was right not to trust that shrink, right?  Harvey goes to visit her, and talks about hypnotism.  The clenching of the fist is a physical reaction to unpleasant thoughts.  She congratulates him on his smarts as he unravels the fact that she wants the rich to pay for eating Gotham alive with their greed.  She then has Mr. Hastings, who was in a session, attack Harvey and try to kill him as she calmly goes down the stairs.  Harvey knocks out the next 'Goat' though, and shoots her in the leg.

Gordon is also arrested in the meantime, before he can even tell Barbara the truth about Oswald.  If they show Oswald's picture on the news, I think the jig will be up, though.  As the Captain is WTF-ing Harvey about why he shot the psychiatrist, Gordon's brought in by the MCU on the charge of killing Oswald Cobblepot.  The Captain is pissed at the MCU for overstepping their bounds, and Harvey's also arrested as an accessory, since the witness that pegged Gordon also pegged Bullock.  Gordon insists that he didn't do it, both literally and as a subtext.  Then Oswald walks into the station and announces himself.  Well, I knew that the jig would be up somehow, but I really wasn't expecting it that way.  Everyone is slack-jawed, but not Bullock.  He says "you son of a bitch", so the jig is probably up in several ways.  Oh Oswald, you shit disturber, you...

American Horror Story: Freak Show - Ep. 2: Massacres And Matinees

SPOILERS




So, this is late.  It's because my DVR decided to become possessed, and taped something that just simply vanished.  I literally looked at the record light as I was on the Gamersledge podcast, and then the next morning when I went to find it, the episode wasn't there.  Like, what the serious FUCK?  Luckily, FX airs a repeat of the previous week's episode before the new one, so I was able to watch two of them together.

So, we'll start with Massacres And Matinees, where we see Dell Toledo and his hermaphrodite wife, Desiree, come to the show.  Turns out that he has a seriously bad temper, and a past with Ethel.  A past that includes him being Jimmy's father.  Too bad they REALLY got off on the wrong foot.  If it weren't for Twisty and Dandy, I'd say that Dell was the scariest on the show, but he's scary in a very different way - in that way that closed-minded, hot-tempered men are scary.  It's their way or the highway, and it doesn't matter who gets hurt in the process.  Like turning the head around on a gay boy in Chicago trying to 'cure' himself with Desiree and her three boobies and ding-a-ling.  So, they really have no choice but to come to Jupiter, since the carnie world is a small one, and world travels fast.

The Freak Show can only have matinees, according to Dell, who kind of takes over.  The town is dead because of the murders, but the toy store is staying open.  One of the men working there gets some coffee, and finds that his boss has gone missing while he was briefly out.  There's some WICKED toys in that store that would be worth a fortune nowadays.  There's a wind-up robot walking across the floor, and I totally want it because I love that old-school robot look.  Just... when you give it to me, I'll take it minus the streaks of blood it's trailing behind it, thanks.  The employee follows the blood trail, not even seeing Twisty hiding in plain sight behind him among statue clowns.  EWWWWW.  The boss's head is on a shelf, and it appears that the hapless employee is going to have the same fate.

Jimmy's still on his kick of getting the carnies out of the big top, and goes to the local diner.  All of the patrons are freaked out.  I get a kick out of the mother who says 'please leave, you're upsetting my daughter', about a kid who doesn't necessarily look THAT freaked out.  True, I'm not an expert (or a fan) of children, but I've seen kids who look way more upset.  She looked more curious, and it was the *mother* who was upset, and was using her daughter as a scapegoat.  Nice being 'normal' there, Mother Of The Year.  Jimmy makes a scene, and then a bigger scene is made by Dell as he's posting posters for the matinee shows.  Dell doesn't like that Jimmy is giving everyone a free show (and they can't have night shows because of the curfew), and he winds up beating him pretty severely outside the diner for all to see.  Irony much?

Speaking of the normal-looking people acting like total shitheads, Dandy.  He's the second scariest dude on this show, next to Twisty.  We see even more of his spoiled brat-ness at home, and how he drinks cognac out of a crystal baby bottle.  He also gets 'bored', which is code for 'sociopathic' and cruel to animals.  His maid turns out to be Patti LaBelle, and she's awesome.  She doesn't put up with Dandy's shit, and she knows that he's too chicken to move on his threats against her (at least right now).  His mother makes excuses for him, and he storms off.  He wants to be an actor, so he wants to join the Freak Show.  Jimmy says hell no, and that he'd give anything to be Dandy (you really wouldn't, Jimmy.  You have your own problems, but Dandy shouldn't be anyone's aspiration in life).  Dandy says that he knows all of the Cole Porter songs, which is hilarious, but he's still turned away.

To cheer Dandy up, his mother Gloria winds up just picking up some random clown she found on the side of the road as a present.  A: People are not gifts to give anybody, not even a spoiled brat.  B:  Especially if it's a clown  C:  ESPECIALLY if it's Twisty The Clown.  Like, HOW THE FUCK did Gloria let that thing in her car?  I hate all clowns, but I mean - COME ON - if you were going to let one clown in your car, it would not be THAT clown.  But, Twisty comes and doesn't even kill her.  He meets Dandy in an elaborate toy room with mini croquet, a puppet stage, a giant toy box, and other things.  Dandy puts on a lame-ass puppet show, which doesn't seem to impress Twisty much.  He then wants the clown to entertain him, and starts getting lippy.  HOW ARE YOU NOT PEEING YOUR PANTS IN A CORNER RIGHT NOW?  FUCK!  While Twisty's going through the toybox, Dandy looks in his juggling pin bag, and is horrified by something in there that's causing the big bloodstain on the bottom.  So, Twisty knocks Dandy on the back of the head and just leaves.  Too bad he didn't kill Dandy, because now that saddle-shoe wearing baby is following him.

Back to the tents - Jimmy wants Dell out.  Fair enough.  The dude did punch his face in.  Elsa thinks it's okay for now since they did sell tickets, but then Jimmy shows her the poster, and she's billed way on the bottom in small font.  "He must be dealt with."  You don't piss off Germans.  So, the matinee with Elsa not being the star goes off really well.  Meep the Geek gets some stage time, and the twins turn out to have talent - at least Dot does.  Bette, the one who WANTED to be a star, can't carry a tune with a bucket, but Dot sings Fiona Apple's 'Criminal' really well, and it causes the men in the audience to fawn over her.  She only really cares about Jimmy fawning over her, though.  Bette's humiliated, though.  Because nobody loved her, and she was just dead weight that couldn't even leave the spotlight.

The plan to get Dell out of the Freak Show was supposed to go off without a hitch - too bad the tables were turned.  The cops show up to the Freak Show asking about the dead cop, and Elsa and Jimmy play dumb, but there was an 'anonymous' tip about Dell's past and violent temper, and the police checked with Chicago.  They search his trailer where the police badge SHOULD have been, but it's not there.  Dell can barely contain himself as Elsa and Jimmy's plan falls apart, and the blame is placed on poor Meep.  I thought it would be on Jimmy, but this is so much crueler.  Meep's simpleminded and just a child, so he's terrified as the cops drag him off.  Dell silently stares down Jimmy as if to say 'this is what happens when you fuck with me'.  Awesome parenting.

Twisty goes to his trailer, and gives his prisoners the robot from the toy store.  When they're less than impressed, he pulls out the head of the toy store employee.  The girl from the picnic uses that chance to stab Twisty with a nail in a board.  Her and the boy run.  Too bad she runs right into Dandy, and thinks that because he looks normal, he'll help her.  Too bad.  He picks her up and brings her back to Twisty, who caught the boy.  Dandy admonishes Twisty for his captive skills, and says that they'll have to fix that.  Man, this is a match made in Hell.  Especially when as the two prisoners were escaping, the mask fell off of Twisty's mouth, and it's a burnt... maw.  As if Twisty couldn't get anymore horrifying.  Sheesh.

So, Meep is taken to the prison, and he's put in the cell with hardened men, and they think that he's the one doing it all, and the cops don't seem to really give a shit if he did.  Poor Meep is absolutely terrified, and the next morning, the cops come back, and just chuck a sack down on the ground like its garbage, but it's Meep's dead body.  We cut to credits with Jimmy screaming.  God, I think that was the most horrific thing to me in this episode - how the cops knew that Meep couldn't have been doing all these things, and even SAID IT THEMSELVES before they threw him to the wolves, but they just didn't care.  He was a physically and emotionally stunted child, and was brutally murdered for something he couldn't have even comprehended.  I don't approve of biting the heads off live animals for entertainment, but Jesus, it hit me right in the feels. :(  There were a LOT of hands dirty in Meep's fate (Jimmy, Dell, the cops, the prisoners, society), and none of them were Meep's.