The mind tends to wander when it’s unengaged, and while watching this week’s episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, titled “Tupperware Party Massacre,” you may be inclined to wonder throughout the typically atypical murder sequences and arbitrary character epiphanies how this series is written. Are a variety of outré buzzwords scribbled on flashcards, loaded into a canon, and then fired against the wall of an interior shooting range, with any cards that manage to land face up chosen as the center of any given week’s theoretical emphasis? Is each week’s episode the result of something planted in a time capsule that’s been purchased randomly by the show’s writers off of Craigslist? Readers have accused me of not getting the joke, of missing the gloriously queer anarchy of a series that subversively refuses to play by the three-act rules. But this is franchise anarchy, boutique “outrage,” with signifiers deliberately planted to appease those who’re resigned to love it regardless of the specifics. Freak Show plays to disenfranchised liberals in a manner as cynical as that in which those unwatchable Christian films court conservatives.