The ‘American Horror Story’ Theory Of The 6’s And What It Might Mean For This Week’s Episode

Krista Clark - Author

Oct. 10 2016, Updated 12:39 p.m. ET

Ryan Murphy has promised a big twist in Season 6 of American Horror Story with its sixth episode. This week is the fifth, so we have one more week to go.

The Inquisitr previously reported on a theory about Season 6 that suggests that each of the first five episodes ties back somehow to each of the first five seasons of American Horror Story. Now, there is a theory that goes further than that and claims that not only do they have a tie to each of the previous five seasons, but that they tie specifically to the sixth episode of each of those seasons. So, the first episodes of Season 6 tie back to the sixth episodes of each of the previous seasons. It appears to be accurate so far, and if that accuracy continues, we may at least have hint about what we’re going to see this Wednesday night.

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Here’s how it works, as explained by Vanity Fair.

According to this theory, the first week of Season 6 of American Horror Story is somehow related to Episode 6 of the first season. That would be the “Piggy Piggy” episode of Murder House. This was when we saw the Pig Man, of which one of Ben’s clients had a fear. And this season began with giving us a look at the Pig Man in the woods outside the home of Shelby and Matt.

On to Season 2, American Horror Story: Asylum. In the sixth episode of this year, we have the introduction of Jenny in “The Origins of Monstrosity.” And in Episode 2 of Roanoke, we had Flora’s friend Priscilla getting Flora to go into the woods with her, just like Jenny did in Asylum.

Season 3 was the witchy Coven. In the third week of American Horror Story: Roanoke, Leslie Jordan was introduced. Of course, he also played a character in Coven, but the connection doesn’t end there. This latest AHS character played by Leslie Jordan conducted a seance. Through that seance, he summoned the Butcher. To refresh your memory, the sixth episode of American Horror Story: Coven was “The Axeman Cometh.” The Axeman was also summoned, through a Ouija board. So far, the theory works.

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On to Season 4, which was the Freak Show year. Many who believed the theory about each of the first five episodes of American Horror Story: Roanoke connecting to prior seasons were hoping we would see Dandy Mott last week. We didn’t get that, but there was a Freak Show connection.

The sixth episode of that year was “Bullseye.” It was the one where Gloria let us in on a little bit about the Motts, and in the fourth week of American Horror Story: Roanoke, we first heard the name Edward Phillipe Mott, the original owner of the house in which Shelby and Matt now live. There is another similarity as well. In Freak Show, Edward Mordrake kills carnies only in October. He’s played by Wes Bentley. In the fourth week of this year, we learned that the colonists (among them is a character played by Wes Bentley) can kill only in October.

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That gets us to this week’s American Horror Story: Roanoke. It’s the fifth installment, so it should be related to Season 5, Hotel. What was the sixth episode of that year? “Room 33.” (By the way, those numbers add up to six.) This is when we saw Lady Gaga’s demonic child. So what could that mean for this week? Well, Matt had sex with Lady Gaga while under some kind of trance in last week’s American Horror Story: Roanoke. Maybe we will either learn that she’s pregnant or she will actually have the baby.

This would also line up with Murphy’s statement that a big twist will come in the sixth week of this year. He has said that, going forward, American Horror Story will be “narratively strange.” Appropriate, Episode 6 of Season 6 is a turning point for the show overall.

We’ll have to wait and see. American Horror Story: Roanoke airs on FX on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET. Check out the promo below.

[Featured Image by FX]


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