FX’s American Horror Story: Roanoke has meandered along in a “Based on True Events” kind of format for four episodes now. Matt, Shelby, and Lee were the only characters being interviewed for the fictional reality show, My Roanoke Nightmare. However, that all changed with the introduction of the Uber driver in Chapter 4 of AHS. So, could this new character be more important than it first seemed?
Spoiler alert: This article discusses Episode 4 of Season 6 of FX’s American Horror Story as well as Season 3 of AHS. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
Episode 4 of American Horror Story: Roanoke introduced a new character: the Uber driver who picked up Cricket (Leslie Jordan) from Matt (Andre Holland/Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Shelby’s (Lily Rabe/Sarah Paulson) haunted house. The plan was for the Uber driver to take Cricket back to his hotel so he could gather all the equipment required to banish the evil from the house.
This didn’t go according to plan though. Not long into the journey, the Uber driver braked suddenly to avoid hitting Flora (Saniyya Sidney), who had finally escaped the clutches of Prescilla (Estelle Hermansen). Cricket, seeing who it was in front of the car, jumped out and followed her into the woods. To cut a long story short, things did not end well for Cricket.
And that, realistically, should have been the end of viewers seeing the Uber driver. However, at the end of Episode 4 of American Horror Story: Roanoke, he appeared in real life on My Roanoke Nightmare. His appearance was only brief as he explained what happened. Viewers were surprised to see a new real-life character turn up on My Roanoke Nightmare after only seeing Shelby, Matt, and his sister, Lee (Adina Porter/Angela Bassett) during Season 6 of AHS.
Considering Shelby, Matt, and Lee are pivotal characters in AHS Roanoke, could the appearance of the Uber guy also indicate his character is more important than we think?
For starters, his name might be a clue: Rhett Snow.
As MTV found out, users on Reddit have already discovered a possible link from the Uber guy to American Horror Story: Coven.
Reddit user tar1857 points out that Rhett shares a surname with another American Horror Story character — that of Myrtle Snow (Francis Convoy). Myrtle was a witch in Coven. Considering AHS Roanoke is also dealing with witchcraft, it seems possible Rhett might, somehow, be a relative of Myrtle Snow, because, if there is one thing about the American Horror Story universe, it is that there are no coincidences.
And, as another Redditor, colecrafter, points out, not only does Rhett hold the same surname as Myrtle, but his first name begins with the one letter missing from the bloody message the two nurses left on one of the walls of the house after they killed their patients: M U R D E. So, could Rhett potentially be an upcoming victim in Roanoke?
Speaking of coincidences, there was another brief name connection also revealed in Episode 4 of American Horror Story: Roanoke. Speculation was rife last week that Episode 4 of AHS would reveal the backstory of the Motts, in particular, Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock). While none of the Motts made a physical appearance, Dr. Elias Cunningham (Denis O’Hare) did reveal to Matt and Shelby that the house was originally built by Edward Phillippe Mott. It will be interesting to learn what happened to the original owner in subsequent episodes of American Horror Story: Roanoke. However, the fact that Dandy Mott exists suggests Edward did not come to foul play in the house before he sired offspring.
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American Horror Story: Roanoke returns to FX with Season 6, Chapter 5, on Wednesday, October 12, at 10 p.m. ET.
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