Cricket Marlowe

Cricket Marlowe is a medium who stems from the uptown district of New Orleans and claims to have worked several times with the FBI in cases of missing children. His “gift” manifested for the first time when he was nine years old, finding the keys lost by his “nana.”

Personality and Appearance

A man of short stature, dressed entirely in black with a white helmet hair cut. Eccentric and with behaviors that border on a sham, Cricket is a man who knows how to use flow-talking to his advantage. He is homosexual.

Story

Cricket Marlowe walks into the Miller’s house and says he is able to find FloraLee‘s daughter. He taps around a bit before finding Flora’s hideout which is hiding a bonnet. Cricket then tells Lee that Flora is alive and with Priscilla. Later on Cricket conducts a “ritual” to summon someone from the other side. ShelbyMatt and Lee all join in circle. This is where he is able to talk to “The Butcher“, revealing to be one of the ghosts of the Lost Colony. Cricket then tells the Millers that he can find Flora… for $25,000. Mad at him, Matt tells him to get out of his house because he believes that Cricket is a fraud and was faking the whole time. Before he leaves though, Cricket whispers to Lee about her oldest daughter, Emily.

Lee visits Cricket the next day and convinces him to come back to the house to find Flora. While at the house Cricket comes face to face with the Roanoke colony and of course, The Butcher. He says if they give up Flora, the Millers will move out. [1]

The medium returns to Roanoke House to offer his support to the Millers, but after having trouble concentrating, he decides to get his wits together by taking a walk through the woods. While on his walk, he has a close encounter with the mysterious woman of the woods who, after temporarily blinding him with a mysterious powder, reveals part of the true story behind the Lost Colony. Headed to the hotel to retrieve some ingredients for a spell, Crickets flirtation with an uber driver is interrupted by Flora who runs in front of the car. While chasing her in the woods, Cricket is captured by the Butcher and her acolytes, only to be later painfully disemboweled by them under the horrified gaze of Matt and Shebly. [2]

Notes

  • Cricket Marlowe is the second character on American Horror Story portrayed byLeslie Jordan. The first being Quentin Fleming in season three, Coven.
  • The second professional medium to appear in American Horror Story. The first was Billie Dean Howard. Both of these mediums have an inclination to melodrama and are involved somehow with the legend of the Lost Colony and the word “Croatoan”.
  • Cricket Marlowe is the third character, after Billie Dean Howard and Misty Day, to refer to the white light of protection against malevolent forces.

Quotes

Rest your pretty little heads. Cricket has all the answers you seek.Cricket

[1]

The spirits are dark and malevolent, and they do indeed have your daughter. But I can take you to her. $25,000. I take Visa, MasterCard, Discover…Cricket:

[1]

Oh missy, I’m going to be back… You will invite me!Cricket:

[1]

Oh honey, this land does not belong to the dead. You’re the trespasser!Cricket:

[1]

Tell me, young man, have you ever heard of the term “gay for pay”?Cricket:

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