Freaks Hanging by a Wire, Episode 12

Freaks Hanging by a Wire

Todd holds a suspension event.

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This week, the Freakshow is holding an exciting suspension event. But first, Phoenix needs to find a date! He brings Zoe, a girl he met at a tattoo event, to his house and tries to impress her with his family’s collection of oddities. Todd is surprised that Phoenix is turning into such a "ladies man"  but Danielle has concerns. She prefers that Phoenix get together with Ruby, the girl who works next door to the Freakshow.

At the Ray household, Jelly Boy the Clown, Matterz Squidling Andrew Stanton, and Kelvita the Blade stop by for dinner.  They discuss the upcoming suspension event and Todd explains the history of suspension, which involves hanging bodies from meathooks strung through the skin.

Later, Phoenix follows his mom's advice and takes Ruby on a date. She is taken by his "goofball charm" and says that he is "winning her over". The next day, Asia offers Phoenix some advice on his love life. She tells him that he should make his own choices and go with his heart. Phoenix decides to bring Ruby to the suspension event, much to Danielle's delight.

At the Freakshow, Andrew shows off the hooks that he’ll use during Jelly Boy and Matterz's suspension stunt. Todd hopes the audience can handle this extreme stunt.

It's show time! Jelly Boy gets four large hooks inserted into his back as the Freakshow gang looks on. The stunt begins as Matterz lies down in a coffin and gets completely covered with broken glass. Then, Jelly Boy gets attached to suspension cables through the hooks inserted into his back and is lifted high into the air. While suspended, he swallows a flaming sword above Matterz's coffin, symbolizing their triumph over death. Todd notes that the Freakshow witnessed two rites of passage this week – Jelly Boy and Matterz rising above death and Phoenix entering manhood.

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