American Horror Story: Roanoke still looks to pay off the mysteries set up in the first half of the season -- the show's just doing it now with a wink and a few behind-the-scenes bloopers (more of that, please). The new premise rounds up the real-life Matt, Shelby, and Lee, all shattered from the success of My Roanoke Nightmare (a data drop said that the My Roanoke Nightmare drew in 23 million viewers, topping The Walking Dead!); the trio is paired with their reenactor counterparts for a Big Brother-inspired reality scarefest called Return to Roanoke: Three Days in Hell.
The baked-in drama: after My Roanoke Story blew up, the real Shelby cheated on the real Matt with the actor who played Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr., whose character's name is Dominic Banks), while Angela Bassett's Monet, the actress who played Lee in the reenactments, picked up her My Roanoke Nightmare character's drinking problem. You can practically hear Murphy giggling with delight as the meta-plot twists into knots.
Fans of Evan Peters must have been shocked when "Chapter Six" shifted back into creepy American Horror Story mode. As promised by a title card, only one member of this ragtag cast will make it out of the house alive. Peters' Rory Monahan doesn't look to be the one who'll survive; after Monahan's powdered wig-wearing character Edward Philippe Mott died in "Chapter Five" at the hands of The Butcher, only to return as Mott's ghost later in the episode, the reenactment actor bit the dust -- or did he? -- at the hands of the two ghost nurses from "Chapter Two," who finally nabbed that "R" they were looking for.