Before the mysterious season six of FX’s American Horror Story premiered, creator Ryan Murphy promised that every season of the show is “connected, for sure.” He continued, “You’ll see it this season, and then you’ll really see it after this season. We lay a lot of pipe, and you’ll see it explode in seasons seven and eight.” Murphy’s promise finally paid off during last night’s finale.
We’ll have a full review of the explosive episode — in which it’s revealed that the sole survivor of the season is Flora after her mom, Lee, blows up the Roanoke house so her daughter can have a normal (well, normal-ish) life — later today. But it’s worth highlighting that not only did Murphy pack the finale with a half-dozen shows-within-the-show, including the Behind the Music-ripoff Crack’d and Spirit Hunters, he also, with the return of a character played by Sarah Paulson, connected all the series in his AHS universe.
It begins with The Lana Winters Special — as in, the same Lana Winters who appeared in season two’s Asylum. Like Flora, she was the only survivor.