A major twist is coming to American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Creator Ryan Murphy teased fans that Episode 6 will be a huge game changer for AHS. With the episode less than a week away, what do Murphy and company have in store for the rest of the season?
“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,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly.
In Chapter 5 of AHS: Roanoke, fans watched Shelby (Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson) and Matt’s (Andre Holland and Cuba Gooding Jr.) story of the haunted farm house reach an end.
Many fans were surprised that their story ended, which is exactly what producers intended.
“No matter what you think it is, it’s not that,” co-creator Brad Falchuk revealed. “Episode 5 ends and you’re like, ‘What happened?’ Then episode 6 comes and you’re like, ‘Wait, what happened?'”
While it still isn’t clear what will happen next, Carter Matt reports that a preview for the coming installment shows a camera crew tailing the documentary’s producer, portrayed by Cheyenne Jackson.
“The camera never stops, no matter what anyone says,” the producer explains.
There’s no telling what will happen to the producer and the documentary’s camera crew, though Falchuk added that the season is broken down into three parts.
“I really think it’s three seasons: it’ like [episodes] 1 through 5, 6 through 9, and 10 is its own thing,” he shared.
Murphy and Falchuk are playing everything close to the vest, but at least fans finally know which character Evan Peters is playing this season.
After a long wait — and plenty of speculation — E! Online reports that Peters finally made an appearance on American Horror Story: Roanoke in Chapter 5.
In the latest episode, Peters portrayed the man who built the creepy house on Roanoke Island, Edward Mott.
Edward was the original owner of the house but later ran away to spend his life with a boyfriend and servants.
Peters sported a crazy accent for the character, who was obsessed with the condition of his paintings. In fact, Edward left his boyfriend after one of the paintings was ruined, and promptly met his end when the colonists burned him over a fire.
The home remained in the Mott family until its last descendant, Dandy Mott, died in 1952.
Dandy (Finn Wittrock) was featured in AHS: Freak Show.
In Roanoke, Andrew showed up after his death to help Shelby, Matt and Flora escape the clutches of the colonists.
Following Andrew’s lead, the three escaped the property through a series of underground tunnels before the creepy redneck guys kidnapped them.
The rednecks took Shelby, Matt, and Flora to the home where they discovered the feral kids.
Elias was barely alive in the house when they arrived.
“Mama took my leg,” he told them.
Turns out, Elias’ mother is Frances Conroy, who was also leading the band of rednecks.
Things quickly turned south after the rednecks took the three back to the house and into the hands of the Butcher.
Before the Butcher could sacrifice Flora, however, Wes Bentley stepped up to save the day.
Wes bashed his mother on the head and the three eventually escaped to safety.
The only side effect of the horrifying experience were bad dreams for the remainder of their lives. Other than that, the three moved on until filming the documentary.
There’s no telling what will happen next as it seems like the story of Roanoke has come full circle.
For now, fans will have to tune in next week to see where Murphy takes us next.
American Horror Story continues Wednesday nights on FX, check out a preview for Chapter 6 below.
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