Written by Patti Pauley
We’re about halfway into what I’m pretty confident in stating, is the best American Horror Season since Murder House. And holy hell has Ryan Murphy taken us for a wild ride thus far! It really seems the fine folks who work over at AHS, stepped it up a notch this year as far as storytelling and suspense; not to mention the pretty sweet disembowelment.
But after episode five of My Roanoke Nightmare, where do we go from here? We finally got to see Evan Peters make his debut last week, much to the anticipation of fans everywhere; and as always never disappoints. The story seemed finalized in regards to the Paulson/Rabe and Gooding/Holland characters. So what in the world could be next? Murphy has been teasing us fans for the past few weeks that shit is going to hit the fan come episode six, and that’s just shy of 24 hours away ladies and gentlemen. In an interview with E! News, Murphy dropped the bomb that the show’s core cast will be switching roles into completely different characters come mid-season, so we definitely haven’t seen the last of Paulson, Bates, or Peters. He also confessed to not one, but TWO of AHS’ alumni are returning to Roanoke- Taissa Farmiga and Finn Wittrock!
Finn Wittrock, who played Dandy Mott in season four’s Freakshow, has already been directly connected as a descendant of Evan Peter’s character in Roanoke, Edward Phillipe Mott. Murphy teased that Wittrock is playing the “most fucked up character of all time.” Now, what can possibly top the sick and twisted mind of Dandy? No clue but Murphy went on to say that Wittrock himself stated, ‘This is so crazy that I don’t know that I can do it, but I’ll do it.’
Taissa Farmiga, the fan favorite who has been absent from the series since the remarkable season three of Coven, is finally back to slip on her horror heels and step into the Roanoke Nightmare! Although Murphy didn’t give any details into what character she will be portraying, I’m sure it’ll be one we will instantly fall in love with. Farmiga kind of has that effect on us.
Where do you think this season is headed now? What is the big twist? Is it going to turn into a found-footage type series from here on out? The trailer for episode six seems to possibly hint at that. Give us your thoughts below!