'American Horror Story' Season 6: Six Steps To Get Us To The Big Reveal

Krista Clark

We may be three episodes into Season 6 of American Horror Story, but many viewers still have the feeling that there is more to this year than meets the eye. We've seen certain patterns emerge, but several fan favorites have yet to appear, and we have a feeling that Ryan Murphy hasn't really shown us his cards yet. And based on what the American Horror Story co-creator has said, we're right. But recently a theory has emerged that appears to be playing out. It lines up with some of what we've heard, including Murphy's own statement in which he said that the show will take a big turn in episode six. It's not a coincidence that the turning point for Season 6 is Episode 6.

A week or two ago, Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that he sees Season 6 of American Horror Story as really being made up of two parts -- Episodes 1 through 5 and Episodes 6 through 10.

"You'll see starting in episode 6, the show has a huge turn and the thing that you think you're watching is not what you're watching."


Parallels between the first episode of this season and American Horror Story: Murder House were many. Since then, each installment has only added to the list. In both, we have a couple who moved across the country after the wife had a miscarriage. Both bought a house that turned out to be haunted. We have murder stories involving nurses in both. We have pig references in both. We have an unfaithful husband in both. Viviene and Ben's daughter was Violet; Lee's daughter is Flora. Dr. Cunningham in Episode 2 mentioned Helter Skelter; Tate made a reference to it in Murder House. These are just some of the similarities. In the world of American Horror Story, that can not be a coincidence. There's Step 1. Let's move on to Episode 2.

The second week of this year's American Horror Story spent a lot of time on the nurses who committed murders in Shelby and Matt's house when it was a medical facility. Remind you of Asylum? Parallels to Murder House continued as, in addition to having the nurses in common, American Horror Story: Roanoke showed us wallpaper that the couple peeled away and discovered MURDE underneath -- similar to the mural discovered in Murder House. And it was written in blood, another throwback to Tate/Manson -- the Manson family wrote PIG in blood on a wall following one of the murders. On to Episode 3/Step 3.



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Of course, we won't know for sure until we watch Wednesday night's American Horror Story, but Mr. Murphy has previously said to Entertainment Weekly that we will see Dandy Mott this season and learn about the Mott family's history. If the pattern of this year continues, and this happens this week, then we have Step 4.

Last year was American Horror Story: Hotel, Season 5. It included Lady Gaga in her amazing role as The Countess. How would that fit in to give us Step 5? Well, last week Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Matt character said that something was trying to tell them to leave, and maybe they should go stay at a hotel for a while. Maybe Shelby and Matt will flee to a hotel next week, and we'll see Lady Gaga.

"I'm just trying to phrase this so I can keep myself safe. Because I don't want anybody get mad at me. Because they never give you information. When I go, 'Who's playing the real Matt?' They go, 'André' and I go 'from The Knick? Oh my god, I love that guy, I can't wait to see him...'"

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