A pair of conjoined twins are founded wounded at the scene of a brutal murder. Freak show owner Elsa Marks, desperate for a headliner act, whisks them away before the police realize that the twins may be the murderer. Meanwhile, a killer clown stalks the town of Jupiter where Elsa has established her show.
Elsa takes on performers Dell Toldeo and his wife Desiree Dupree, and puts Dell in charge of the show's security. Jimmy continues to push for the townspeople to accept him and his fellow freaks, and Dot reveals an unexpected talent that eclipses Bette's dreams of stardom. Meanwhile, Dandy makes a new friend.
Elsa defies superstition to rehearse on Halloween, summoning the spirit of Edward Mordrake and his ghostly band of freaks. While Edward seeks another soul to add to his coterie, Ethel discovers that she's dying, and Jimmy befriends a fortune teller who has arrived at the camp.
Twisty and Dandy take two more victims and perform a show. Meanwhile Edward demands to know the sins of Elsa and her performers so that he can find the one he will take for his own.
Stanley smooth-talks Elsa while planning to abduct and kill the Tattlers so he can sell their bodies to a museum. However, Elsa has her own plan for getting rid of the sisters so that she can command the spotlight. Meanwhile, Dandy picks out his first victim, and Desiree gets some encouraging medical news.
Elsa prepares for her new television show by bringing the Wheel out of storage. Meanwhile, Paul pursues romance and the Tattlers settle in to their new abode.
After Dell attacks one of their own, the women of the camp plan revenge. Meanwhile, Stanley blackmails someone into helping him kill a freak, and Penny confronts her father.
In the aftermath of Ma Petite's death, another member of the troupe loses their life and Elsa welcomes a new performer to the show. Meanwhile, Desiree, Suzie, and Eve vow to help Penny get revenge on her father for disfiguring her. And Gloria makes a decision concerning Dandy.
While Jimmy wallows in self-pity, Dandy sets out to destroy the man who deprived him of the Tattlers. Meanwhile, Desiree meets an old flame, Dell contemplates suicide, and Elsa and Stanley find the twins.
A death at the camp causes Elsa to seek out a new home for Pepper. Meanwhile, Desiree has enough of Dell's failure as a husband and seeks out Angus, and Stanley lends an imprisoned Jimmy a hand.
Elsa prepares for her move to Hollywood. The Twins grow enamored with a traveling salesman. Dell plots Jimmy's escape from police custody.