8 disturbing ways the seasons of ‘american horror story’ are connected

“American Horror Story” wrapped its madcap fifth installment with more than a few nods to its predecessors. Co-creator Ryan Murphy has always been candid about his intentions to connect all of the seasons of “AHS,” but usually, these enigmatic clues are thoroughly buried under veiled references and crackpot theories. However, “Hotel” didn’t hold back with it came to connecting the dots.

Familiar faces like Dr. Montgomery, Queenie and Sarah Paulson’s Billie Dean Howard all made appearances in “Hotel,” making the anthology’s connecting threads more exposed than ever. So, how are all of the seasons of “American Horror Story” connected? Let’s take a look back at all of the biggest clues Murphy and co. have dropped since the show’s disturbing inception:

1. Pepper, Pepper, Pepper.


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The winter finale of “Freak Show” was the first time two seasons actually collided, when Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe), from Season 2’s stellar “Asylum,” came to Sudbury, Massachusetts to take fan-favorite Pepper (Naomi Grossman) to Briarcliff Manor after the death of her sister.

2. Speaking of Massachusetts…


3. Elsa Mars and Dr. Arden crossed paths in Germany.


4. The Florida connection.


5. Dr. Montgomery made an unsettling return.


6. “Murder House” Marcy made her last deal.


7. Billie Dean Howard checked into “Hotel.”


8. Queenie met her bloody, and hilarious, end.