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Warning: This article contains spoilers from American Horror Story: Roanoke.

American Horror Story began a brand new chapter in the latest episode of Roanoke as the re-enactors from the fictional My Roanoke Nightmare and their real life counterparts returned to the dreaded farmhouse for a new adventure. This is part of the big twist that co-creator Ryan Murphy promised fans as the show continues to create terrifying revolutionary . The new reality series Return To Roanoke: Three Days In Hell, which is also produced by Cheyenne Jackson's Sidney Aaron James, is a Big Brother style concept that finds the participants living in the Roanoke farmhouse during the Blood Moon.

A lot happened in "Chapter 6" from the death of one of Sidney's production crew, to the disappearance of Diana and the apparent death of Evan Peters' Rory Monahan. However, there is one important scene that we all missed and it puts the lives of the participants of Return to Roanoke in immediate danger. You remember the scene of Evan Peters bathing in the latest episode? Who am I kidding, of course you do. Take a closer look below.

Rory is pre-occupied with Matt fighting Dominic. (via FX)
Rory is pre-occupied with Matt fighting Dominic. (via FX)

If you're able to drag your eyes away from Evan Peters for a moment then look at the flames behind him. At first glance, the flames look like scented candles designed to add a little ambiance to the moment. But this is American Horror Story and they're not scented candles.

Upon closer examination you will notice that it's actually the Roanoke colony heading for the farmhouse with their flaming torches in hand. This can only mean trouble and it means we are in for one hell of an episode this week.

What Does This Mean For The Return To Roanoke Participants?

Rory had no idea what was coming for him. (via FX)
Rory had no idea what was coming for him. (via FX)

Return to Roanoke: Three Days In Hell is taking place during the Blood Moon and that means that the supernatural entities of the forest will be physically able to interact with and kill the people occupying the Roanoke farmhouse. It has also been confirmed that the majority of the participants will die under mysterious circumstances with only one member surviving. Rory himself has already been murdered by the twisted nurse sisters so he is presumably out of the picture — but all of the others are still in the house and have no idea of the horror that awaits them outside.

The very first episode of Roanoke — which largely focused on the Roanoke Nightmare re-enactment — saw the fictionalized version of Matt and Shelby moving into the Roanoke house to start their new life together. However, on more than one occasion — when Matt was usually out of the house — men entered the grounds with flaming torches. Originally it was nothing more than a scare tactic because as it wasn't during the Blood Moon cycle the colonists couldn't physically kill Matt or Shelby. This time around, however, the participants of Return to Roanoke don't have that luxury meaning that they are in immediate danger.

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The Participants Are In Immediate Danger

The re-enactment showed how the colonists love their flaming torches. (via FX)
The re-enactment showed how the colonists love their flaming torches. (via FX)

I guess we were under the impression that Return to Roanoke: Three Days In Hell would actually last three days but since we are dealing with the territorial colonists, I doubt it'll take that long. With the colony already approaching with their torches and pitchforks, that gives Audrey little time to mourn the loss of Rory. Moreover, the nurses' murder of Rory could've been an attempt to distract the participants so that the colonists have the element of surprise.

If we learned anything from My Roanoke Nightmare, it's that the colonists are brutal when it comes to killing the people who trespass on their land. The re-enacted version of Edward Phillipe Mott's death at the hands of the Butcher was particularly violent, with Mott being stabbed through the chest with a large, thick wooden spike. However, no death was as gruesome as that of Cricket Marlowe who was disemboweled outside the house by the Butcher, signifying just how vicious the colonists can be when their land is at risk.

The re-enactment showed how vicious The Butcher's murder techniques are. (via FX)
The re-enactment showed how vicious The Butcher's murder techniques are. (via FX)

We'll Get To See The Real Versions of The Colonists

As the dramatic re-enactment is officially over that means that Kathy Bates and Wes Bentley will no longer be appearing as the leaders of the colony. We will finally meet the real life versions of the Butcher, Ambrose and even the cooky but wonderful Edward Phillipe Mott.

If the re-enacted versions were brutal, I'm guessing the real life colonists are much worse and who knows what we could see happen when they reach the doors of the house? The AHS actors who will be playing theses roles have yet to be revealed, but I'm still holding out hope that Jessica Lange will return as the Butcher.

Check out a preview for next week's "Chapter 7"

Although the documentary of the Roanoke Nightmare has ended, the real nightmare is only just beginning. The scene of Rory bathing is proof that not only does AHS have an affinity for Evan Peters bath tub scenes (but to be fair, who doesn't?) but also that the entire cast of Return to Roanoke are in immediate danger. I have a feeling that the twist is only beginning. All of the participants may die under mysterious circumstances, but who will specifically fall victim to the colony's brutal torture techniques?

American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesdays on FX? Who's blood do you think The Butcher will consecrate the holy land with? Tell me in the comment section below.


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