What could possibly be in store for the second half of FX's American Horror Story: Roanoke?
The fifth episode of American Horror Story: Roanoke ended with Shelby (Sarah Paulson), Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Lee (Angela Bassett) and Flora (Saniyya Sidney) escaping the Big Shaker Mansion property and checking into a motel. It seems as though their story is over, based on the overall sense of finality.
Now it's time for the second part of the season to begin, and as American Horror Story boss Ryan Murphy teased previously, episode 6 will feature a huge twist.
"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 September.
This is clear by the cryptic teaser for the episode, which features "behind-the-scenes" footage from the My Roanoke Nightmare documentary. The documentary producer (Cheyenne Jackson) is seen walking in a hallway and talking to the camera, saying, "The camera never stops, no matter what anyone says, even if I tell you to stop, you keep rolling."
The editing is very ominous, suggesting some horrors might befall the documentary crew.
Murphy's fellow executive producer, Brad Falchuk, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the show taking a huge left turn in episode 6, and how this will be the beginning of its own chunk of story.
"No matter what you think it is, it's not that," Falchuk said. "Episode 5 ends and you're like, 'What happened?' Then episode 6 comes and you're like, 'Wait, what happened? . . . I really think it's three seasons: it's like [episodes] 1 through 5, 6 through 9, and 10 is its own thing."
So what exactly is ahead? That much is unclear, but there has been plenty of speculation that what's to come will explore not only the mystery of the Roanoke colony but the entire American Horror Story universe. It's possible that the documentary producer will lead the crew to get their own first-hand footage of the Big Shaker Mansion, as evidenced by the producer telling the cameraman to keep filming no matter what. Little else has been teased about where AHS is heading, but many are itching to see it go into some exciting new territory.
American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.