The American Horror Story may be an anthology horror series but with the last episodes of the current season nearing its end, American Horror Story: Roanoke could be the end of an era possibly signaling for a new era to come.
The American horror series is known for bringing back its cast of repertory actors every season. Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson have returned to portray a role in every season thus far as well as Denis O’Hare who had a role in all but one season and so are Angela Basset and Kathy Bates who had roles the past four seasons. Yet, after this season, it is possible that the show would be entering a new era.
Fans have been speculating on what it might be about the huge twist to come in episode 6 of Roanoke when showrunner Ryan Murphy teased the fans through Entertainment Weekly.
Speculations suggest that each of Roanoke‘s episodes has made corresponding references to past seasons. In episode 1, Shelby (Paulson) and Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr.) are being haunted by their newly purchased house, which is much like season 1 Murder House. In episode 2, crazy nurses were involved which mirrors season 2 Asylum. In episode 3, an occult ritual was performed reminiscent of season 3 Coven. And in episode 4, the Mott family is directly referred to which is obviously tied to season 4 Freak Show.
Season 5 has yet to air but fans are guessing that it will have some connection with season 5 Hotel. So with all of these references to the past seasons, speculations are abound that the big reveal will happen in episode 6, which corresponds with it being season six of American Horror Story.
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It could mean that these references to past seasons are a way to conclude this part of the American Horror Story series. It is also possible that there would be an appearance of past AHS characters in the latter half of the current season considering Murphy’s past statement that every past season is interconnected.
“They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected,” Murphy said to EW back in 2014. “They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.”
American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.
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