We’re only two episodes in to American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare, and the conceit of the reality-style investigation series gimmick is already wearing a little thin, as I mentioned in my recap earlier. I don’t need a talking head interview of Andre Holland to tell me how messed up this crap is, over and over again. I’m watching! I know it is!
In an interview with EW that published today, however, Ryan Murphy assures us that there is a method to his madness, and that “the thing that you think you’re watching is not what you’re watching.” Episode six apparently contains a twist so huge that it’s gonna turn this whole season on its ear, so much so that the mysterious theme of the season was supposedly only the first part of the surprise.
“Even though the subject matter has gotten out, it’s irrelevant because nobody gets what we’re doing,” says co-creator Brad Falchuk. “No matter what you think it is, it’s not that. Then, episode 6 comes and you’re like, ‘Wait! What happened?’”
Adds Murphy, “It’s a hat on a hat on a hat on a hat that we’ve had to protect.” While Murphy thinks the twist separates the season into two halves, Falchuk considers it three unique stories. He says, “It’s like [episodes] 1-5, 6-9, and 10 is its own thing.”
The most popular theory that’s been floating around the internet is that the “real life” Shelby, Matt, and Lee might somehow get pulled back into the action, but given the build up, that almost seems too obvious now. Well, three more episodes to go before the (next) big reveal, better put on your speculation hats now.