Let's get honest here: American Horror Story: Roanoke so far is like a cheesy horror movie where I'm well past yelling at my TV for Matt and Shelby to just leave the damn house.
But there are a few things that will keep me holding on to the bitter end of this season. The first is my love for all seasons past and my faith that creator Ryan Murphy is genius enough to have something up his sleeve. The second is the flat out promise from multiple people involved in the series that shit will be hitting the fan in Episode 6. The third is the threads we can see in the first four episodes tying together the themes of season's past.
There is clearly a 6 theme this season and thanks to a Redditor we can now assume that each of the episodes linking the seasons isn't just linking the seasons but specifically linking the sixth episode of every season past. Vanity Fair sums up the idea behind the theory perfectly.
When you break it down and look at each piece of Roanoke individually, you can clearly tell there's some genius working under the surface of this season. Plus, we must be on the precipice of something huge since both Evan Peters and Cheyenne Jackson have yet to appear in this season, and we're almost halfway through it. Murphy must have something especially good in mind for them, especially Peters who has been in the show since Season 1 and is a fan favorite.
Still, when you look at the big picture of this season so far, it's like watching a particularly gory and messed-up cliché of what a horror story should look like.
I'm going to go ahead and assume that's the point until we lead up to the twist because, at this point, Matt and Shelby can't exactly be surprised if they get the axe.
Roanoke's Episode 6 can't come soon enough.
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