How American Horror Story Connected The Seasons

Posted: Nov 17 2016, 7:37am CST | by , in News | Latest TV News

 

How American Horror Story Connected the Seasons
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Last night, the sixth season of American Horror Story ended, and many people were surprised at just how much they loved this season. Roanoke was filled with a new premise but kept the twists and turns of other seasons.

But how did it connect to the other seasons of the show?

In 2014, Ryan Murphy confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that there is a thread between each season. The first connection came with the character of Pepper, who was introduced in season two in the Asylum and we saw more of her past during season four, Freak Show. 

Let's look at the connections:

Season 1: 'Murder House'

The sixth season had a major connection to season one that some people missed.  In Roanoke, a psychic named Cricket visited Shelby and Matt at their home and warded off the evil spirits with the word "Croatoan."

The meaning of the word was explained by Billie Dean Howard in season 1. According to Billie Dean, the spirits and of settlers continued to haunt local tribes so an elder used it to banish the spirits.

 There was also the legend of the pig man, one that was first told in the Murder House. 

Season 2: 'Asylum'

The season six finale reintroduced Lana Winters, a character who was a reporter who found herself at Briarcliff Asylum to do research. She ended up showing up this time to interview Lee, the sole survivor from the reality series Return to Roanoke: Three Days in Hell.

Season 3: 'Coven'

Some magic from the third season, Coven, worked its way in season six. Coven told the history of witches, revealing that there was a Supreme for every generation. Roanoke featured Scathach, the original Supreme. She came from the Druids and worshipped the Old Gods. All of her powers came from blood sacrifices.

Season 4: 'Freak Show'

In American Horror Story: Freak Show, we were introduced to the Mott family. In fact, Dandy Mott is an iconic villain on the show, though he was killed during the show. It turns out that one of his relatives, Edward Philipe Mott, build the farmhouse in Roanoke. 

Season 5: 'Hotel'

Season six doesn't actually have a connection to season five, but there are many thematic connections that you can make. This is especially true when you look at the actors and the way they overlapped.

Do you see any other connections between the seasons? Where can the show go next?

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