Following that huge twist in episode 6, Ryan Murphy is sharing some secrets: the main one being that nothing is really what you think. And you shouldn’t be trusting anyone — especially not the original three.
In case you missed last night’s crazy episode (read the full recap here), you know that both the actors and the real victims of My Roanoke Nightmare headed back into the house for a reality show version — Return To Roanoke: 3 Days In Hell. However, even though Lee, Matt, and Shelby, were the original three who were in the house, Ryan Murphy just revealed not to exactly trust them.
“My comment to that is: You cannot trust them. I think all three of them are…What they said and what they explained in their version of events is not actually the truth,” Ryan told E! following the twist. Well, that changes everything. However, this will be a one time twist — it’s not something he’ll be doing every episode (phew, I cannot take that anxiety).
“It’s just this season, but there are a lot of links to other seasons this year, as some fans have picked up on,” he said, adding he’s read the theories that the first episode was Murder House, the second Asylum, etc. “There is a little bit of truth to that as we were mapping out the first five episodes, there was sort of a tribute to each of the prior seasons in each episode.”
As for why he went with the twist, Ryan admitted reality TV is always something he wanted to dive into, and he dipped his toes in with The Glee Project. Plus, he loves the mystery they set up.
“What I love now is everybody’s in the house and they all think it’s fun and games, and then we are told that every single one of them dies except one person. So the next four episodes, we are figuring out, OK, who’s the one person who’s going to make it out alive? And what are they going to do to do payback against a network that put them all in a situation where they all are going to be killed?” he said. “So it kind of was and is a commentary on social reality television because I do feel like that is the next level where something really bad is, somebody’s going to die for the sake of real TV.”
Did you love the twist?