“I really think it’s three seasons: it’s like [episodes] 1 through 5, 6 through 9, and 10 is its own thing.”
The above-mentioned statement was made by American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk last September on Entertainment Weekly. And with it, the confirmation that a major twist is going to happen on episode 10 of the show’s current season.
Falchuk, together with his co-creator and pal Ryan Murphy, talked to EW about the show’s possible twists and gave major spoilers. With episode 6 already nearing its release on October 19, speculations are rife that a new story will start on the next episode specially since the current story of Matt and Shelby seemed to have ended.
Speculations suggest that Roanoke‘s episodes 6 through 9 will still continue with Matt and Shelby’s story but this time, the actors who will portray them are the ones in the documentary, the supernatural reality series called My Roanoke Nightmare. It’s like a series within a series, Inception-style.
“It’s a hat on a hat on a hat on a hat that we’ve had to protect,” Murphy said.
The four episodes of the current season will tell a flipped version of My Roanoke Nightmare where the story will be told like a found-footage style a la Blair Witch Project.
The major twist will happen in Roanoke’s episode 10 as it is “it’s own thing.” Episode 10 will tell a one single-episode story where all of the seasons of the American Horror Story are “interconnected” and that episode will reveal the connection.
A popular theory suggests that fans could see in episode 10 the character of Lady Gaga called Scathatch. As she is an immortal witch who has been alive for centuries and has the power to give and take life and control spirits in the afterlife, it is not unlikely that she could be the key to all of the seasons being connected.
As Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview, “You’ll see it this season, and then you’ll really see it after this season. We lay a lot of pipe, and you’ll see it explode in seasons seven and eight.”
This could only mean that episode 10 will be a prelude to what’s in store for season seven and eight with all of the seasons’ stories having pierced together.
However, these are all just theories and speculations for now, as fans will have to tune in on American Horror Story: Roanoke episode 6 which will air on October 19 Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on FX to find out the truth.
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