Are you an American Horror Story fan? Think all the seasons are connected?
Turns out you’re not crazy (yet). Series creator Ryan Murphy pretty much admits as much.
In an interview with ew.com, Murphy had this to say about those connection rumors: “They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected.” Murphy added further, “They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.” Teasing us just a little bit, Murphy also added, “Season two is connected to season four which is connected to season one.” Could this be a deliberate clue?
So far Murphy is bringing in two characters from Asylum to Freak Show. Lily Rabe will appear in season four to play her season two character Sister Mary Eunice. Also returning for season four is Naomi Grossman, who portrays Pepper, a member of the freak show who is also an inmate of Briarcliff in season two.
Another possible bread crumb left on the trail of interconnectedness that we are traveling on is commonalities among the characters of different seasons. For example, season three’s Madison Montgomery shares the same last name as Charles and Nora Montgomery, the original inhabitants of Murder House in season one. Both Charles and Madison attempt to piece together and resurrect people in their respective seasons, so maybe it runs in the family?
A final thought to consider is that season two and season four might have the most overlap in their timelines. Could some of the freaks from season four be the results of experiments performed by Dr. Arden before or during his tenure at Briarcliff? At any rate, several events from different seasons could be occurring at the same time, or close together.
So there you have it. The only real question left is how each season is connected to the others. If you have a theory about this, let us hear about it in the comments below.
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