Gaga, in her role as The Countess, was clearly sporting a huge baby bump, which brings up a host of questions for the rest of the AHS: Hotel season. And maybe, more importantly, some answers.
This baby bump could very well explain why The Countess loves kidnapping children. It clearly isn't just because she likes using them as Brita filters for her blood.
Rather, our guess is that she lost a child before becoming a hemophiliac. Some have suspected that perhaps that baby bump resulted in a descendant that explains her interest in Holden and John Lowe's family. Or that hemophiliacs can give birth à la Twilight.
But it seems more likely that she lost a child prior to contracting the virus. And that she collects blond-haired, blue-eyed little ones as a way to compensate for her loss and the fact that now, as a hemophiliac, she can't have any more children of her own.
If this is the case, then it seems that The Countess is trying to not so subconsciously recreate her past all around her. Her lovers all look the same, just like the kids. As Matt Bomer's character Donovan pointed out last night, she clearly has a blue-eyed, dark-haired type when it comes to men. Of course, they also have to have the jawline for days.
The introduction of Evan Peters' character James March, who is based on real-life serial killer H.H. Holmes, definitely shook up the game during last night's Episode 2. Not only did we discover that he plays a 1920s mass murderer who commissioned the Hotel Cortez, but also that he had a blond-haired wife who loved to hear the screams of his victims. Though we only catch a glimpse of that wife, it's hard to theorize that it could be anyone other than The Countess.
Now the question is, what happened between the two of them that they haunt the same hotel for decades but don't seem to have a relationship with one another?
The loss of a child might just be that missing thread that ties the story together.
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