American Horror Story: Sarah Paulson’s ‘Asylum’ character will appear in ‘Roanoke’

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY Welcome to Briarcliff — Episode 201 (Season Premiere, Wednesday, October 17, 10:00 pm e/p) — Pictured: Sarah Paulson as Lana — CR: Michael Yarish/FX

In the¬†way that much of the best American Horror Story news is confirmed, Executive Producer¬†Ryan Murphy¬†has¬†tweeted that¬†‘Lana Winters,’ played by Sarah Paulson in the second season of of the series, will return for an appearance in the current Roanoke¬†season:

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And AHS fans collectively went:

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AHS fans (**Season 2 Asylum¬†spoilers ahead**) will remember Lana Winters as the¬†ambitious lesbian-journalist-turned-patient-turned-escapee-turned-torture victim-turned survivor – oh… and let’s not forget that she was also the¬†mother of a certain Bloody Face killer…

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That’s all in a day’s work for Sarah Paulson¬†(is there anything this woman cannot do?).

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Exactly ¬†what¬†role Ms. Winters will play within the current¬†Roanoke storyline is unclear.¬†If you’ve been keeping up with the current season, you know that the main characters from the show-within-a-show, My Roanoke Nightmare,¬†(and their re-enactment actor counterparts) have – for some insane reason – returned to the haunted¬†farmhouse (during the Blood Moon, of course) to film a follow-up¬†reality show called,¬†Return to Roanoke: Three Days in Hell,¬†and that a whole lot of killing, kidnapping and cannibalism has been going on thanks to all the vengeful¬†colonial ghosts, forest witches, rednecks, psychotic/possessed actors and jealous¬†ex-wives running around. Oh, and there’s a pig-man (or is it man-pig) or two in the mix somewhere.

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Yeah, we know. If you haven’t been keeping up with the current season, it’s too late to explain now because it’s all crazy at this point.

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In any case, it will be interesting to¬†see¬†how Lana Winters is going to tie¬†in the rest of the story. We all know American Horror Story tends to do a lot of non-linear storytelling and jumping around from one time frame to another. In that sense, Ms. Winters could certainly appear in a flashback scene of some kind either from before she was committed to the Asylum or any time after she escaped. However, at¬†the end of¬†Asylum, her character was still¬†alive in the year 2013, so she could most definitely¬†make an appearance in Roanoke during the current modern-day time frame. If she does, we’re worried about her, because it was stated in the¬†Return to Roanoke¬†chyrons that the footage for the show was assembled from found-footage, and that only one person ends up surviving the ordeal.

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Hopefully Ms. Winters didn’t survive aaallll that madness and torture at the hands of Sister Jude and her own baby-daddy Dr. Thredson just to end up being slaughtered by the ghost of a crazed colonial madwoman known as the The Butcher, as played by Kathy Bates?

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Only time will tell.

American Horror Story airs Wednesdays 10PM ET/PT on FX.

 

 

 

 

 

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