“American Horror Story: Roanoke” set up a juicy new twist in episode 6.
The first five episodes of Season 6 focused on a docu-series called “My Roanoke Nightmare,” which featured a dramatic re-enactment of Shelby (Lily Rabe) and Matt Miller’s (Andr é Holland) time at the haunted old farmhouse in Roanoke, North Carolina. The tables were turned in episode 6 when it was revealed that the docu-series became a huge success. Viewers — and the network heads — wanted more, which is how producer Sidney (Cheyenne Jackson) came up with his docu-series follow up: “Return to Roanoke: 3 Days in Hell.”
The new show brought Shelby, Matt and Lee (Adina Porter) back to the farmhouse during the Blood Moon. But this time they weren’t alone. Hidden cameras were set up in the rooms to capture all the action, and the actors who portrayed them in the show were with them as well.
Numerous bombshells were revealed in episode 6. Fans thought that Lee was responsible for the death of her husband, and were upset that Mason’s (Charles Malik Whitfield) death was never solved. Agnes Mary Winstead, the actress who portrayed The Butcher in the docu-series, was admitted to a mental institute after getting too wrapped up in the role. And, sadly, Matt and Shelby split. The two were struggling prior to the show and hoped that filming would help them heal. However, Shelby had a one-time affair with Matt’s re-enactment actor, Dominic Banks (Cuba Gooding Jr.), which put an end to their relationship.
“American Horror Story” fans have many questions about the real Matt and Shelby — and one big question surrounds Shelby’s necklace.
Viewers may have noticed during “My Roanoke Nightmare” that the real Shelby and Audrey Tindall (Sarah Paulson), the actress portraying her, wear a gold necklace with an “M” and “S” charm on it. The “M” stands for Matt and the “S” stands for Shelby. Shelby is still wearing the necklace when she meets with Sidney prior to filming the “My Roanoke Nightmare” follow-up. However, this time there is something different about the necklace. A new charm has appeared on it.
We can’t clearly make out the charm, but it could be another letter, or it could be a symbol. Did they have a baby that they’re not showing on camera? Could the charm symbolize strength, as a way for Shelby to continue to move on? Could it have something to do with finding inner peace?
“American Horror Story” fans will have to keep tuning in to see if there is something more to Shelby’s necklace. Share your theories with @AmandaTVScoop.