Fans of American Horror Story have always speculated that there was some thread stringing together the various seasons and plots. And Lily Rabe's return the show this season to reprise her role as Sister Mary Eunice has only fueled those theories. Well, conspiracy fans, Ryan Murphy, creator of AHS wants you to know that the seasons are indeed connected.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the showrunner dished:
This is the first year where we begin to tell you that season two is connected to season four which is connected to season one. People have started to write articles about that. A lot of their hypotheses have been completely right on. That's the fun of the show. Hopefully by the end of the run, be it 10 years or 15 years, people will be able to stand back and be able to say, "Oh that was connected to x."
There's definitely a rhyme or a reason and a connectedness to all of these seasons, but in the same way, they're standalones, which is the fun of it. But it is a puzzle. And Lily coming back and dealing with Pepper is sort of the first unveiling of that connectedness.
Honestly, I think the most important part of this quote is the idea that the show could go on for 10 or 15 years, which is both ambitious and probably unnecessary. I mean, will our culture still be enthralled with the idea of horror and sex and gore and campy mutilation of women's bodies in 15 years? (Don't answer that.)
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