Finally. American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy admits that, yes, all of the show's seasons are indeed connected. "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." We know — we've been thinking about it since the show started and have lots of ideas. How connected will things get? Here's what Murphy had to say to EW:
Can you say anything about Lily Rabe coming back?
I don’t want to say much about it but obviously she’s playing Sister Mary Eunice. The interesting thing about doing a show like this is every season is incredibly its own story and its own beginning, middle and end. It’s own journey. But we have always from the very beginning in the intertwining mythologies and how things connect. 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.”
So you’re saying that season four is connected to season one?
They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined.
Oh, I thought that was fan fiction!
Part of the fun of the show is the Rubik’s cube design of it, but, yes, there are purposeful connections, character connections, and similarities and things that connect that we’ll continue to connect moving forward.
"Purposeful connections," meaning we're not crazy here. Also, Ryan Murphy, we have names!