American Horror Story: Roanoke 6×06 SPOILERS: There’s a BIG twist on the horizon!

by Nick Barnes
American Horror Story: Roanoke - Lady Gaga

American Horror Story: Roanoke continues this evening, and we can’t wait to see what’s next as there is a BIG twist waiting in the wings to blow us all away.

Tonight’s episode of American Horror Story is the sixth episode of the season, and episodes 1 through 5 have followed the same crime show style, but tonight, things are going to switch up big time, and it’s going to be like a brand new show.

So, what can we expect from this evening’s episode?

Nothing is as it seems
You may have gotten the gist of this so far, but nothing is as it seems. In the trailer that was released ahead of tonight’s sixth episode of the season, we could see that rather than taking the form of a crime reenactment, it almost turned into a reality project. In the first 5 episodes, we’ve seen the ‘real’ people who lived in the house tell their story, and on the other side of thing we’ve seen the ‘dramatic reenactment’ of the story. Tonight however we see the producer of the show – played by Cheyenne Jackson – in front of the camera telling the camera man to not stop filming no matter what happens. Where is the show going from here? Are they heading back to the house that Shelby, Matt, Lee, and Flora fled?

American Horror Story: Roanoke - Sarah Paulson

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The cast are changing characters
It would be one thing to change the narrative of the show and have us see that what we thought was happening was not happening. However, it’s unprecedented for the cast to change characters half way through a season. Of course, with American Horror Story being an anthology series, we see our favourite actors and actresses return year after year in a different role with a different theme. Never before have we seen them change characters half way through a season, as it wouldn’t make sense, right? Or so you would think…

Some familiar faces return
It has been confirmed that Taissa Farmiga and Finn Wittrock will be returning to the American Horror Story franchise and we can’t wait.

We haven’t seen Taissa Farmiga since season 3 ‘Coven’ and Ryan Murphy has teased that she is coming back with a “really great part”.

As for Finn Wittrock, who we saw on ‘Freak Show’ an ‘Hotel’ will return as one of the “most f*cked up characters of all time”, and it’s going to be crazy.

American Horror Story: Roanoke - Kathy Bates

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Watch out for the third act
Ryan Murphy has teased that the big twist and the major bombshell will happen at the end of the third act where you will “be in disbelief at what the chyron on the screen is saying. And then that takes you into another world and the stakes are really, really, really high”.

We can’t wait. The interesting thing is that nobody knows what is going to happen tonight, apart from the cast members and a few people close to the show. Viewers, the press, the media… nobody knows exactly what is going to happen. People have had their guesses what it seems will happen based off the trailer and the teasers, but nobody truly knows what the big reveal is and how it will go, which is really exciting.

However, those are the things to watch out for this evening…

American Horror Story: Roanoke continues at 10pm this evening on FX. The series continues in the UK on FOX on Friday’s at 10pm.

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes