American Horror Story: Roanoke ‘Chapter 5’

 

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Last week The Millers were assisted by some new and old friends in getting Lee’s (Angela Bassett) daughter Flora (Saniyya Sidney) back. We also learnt a little more of the horned woman’s history and we saw the season of the blood moon begin, let find how much more horror the Millers can take in this week’s episode.

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Roanoke ‘Chapter 5’

This week we learned of Edward Philippe Mott (Evan Peters) an eccentric from Philadelphia, who purchased the house and the grounds as a retreat. Mott filled the house with artwork and had the shakers building the house, craft a series of underground tunnels that led into the woods as an escape, however, during the build several tragic accidents befell the builders. Mott left a wife and heir behind in Philadelphia, to live in the Sappony (Roanoke House) mansion with his black male lover, Guinness (Henderson Wade).

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Mott, obsessed with art was devastated when he awoke to find all his beloved art was slashed, a household servants claimed she saw invades from the woods, but Mott doesn’t buy it and locks all the household staff in the root cellar, until they confess, he also dismisses his lover, a slave in his adult size tantrum. The Villagers dragged Mott to his impalement and immolation. Guinness had escaped but was later jailed and never spoke of the house staff that were trapped the root cellar, they were discovered years later as the house was passed down the line of Mott descendants through the centuries, until Dandy Mott the last decedent who dies in 1952.

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Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Shelby (Sarah Paulson) and Flora (Saniyya Sidney) are captured and blindfolded by the Polk family and taken to their house where they find Elias (Denis O’Hare) is being kept alive and has been partially dismembered, Elias is barely conscious but manages to warn Matt that Mumma Polk (Frances Conroy) took his leg. Mamma Polk emerges with jerky and offers it to the Millers, lucky they declined, it was Elias jerky! The Polk family has had a deal with The Butcher (Kathy Bates) for 200 years, The Polks are left in peace in exchange for sacrifices and blood concentrations.

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The Polks turn the Millers over to the Butcher, Flora is taken to be killed, but Ambrose (Wes Bentley) attacks his mother instead, pulling her into a pyre. With Mott’s intervention and Lee arriving back at the house at the perfect time, the Miller’s were able to escape the evil of Roanoke, the family fled to a cheap motel with nothing but the clothes on their backs. In her closing testimonial, Shelby mentions she is still haunted by her continuing nightmares.


What did you think of this week’s episode?  American Horror Story: Roanoke ‘Chapter 6’ will air on 19th Oct. 2016 on FX. 

 

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