"They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined." - Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy has finally confirmed to the EW that all seasons of American Horror Story are connected! There has long been speculation that the seasons might have something to do with each other, but nothing has been confirmed until now.
Murphy previously has stated that there are clues in the first few episodes of Freak Show that reveal what the theme of season 5 will be. One clue reportedly is on a mug given to Maggie Esmerelda (Emma Roberts) which features the image of a top hat. When asked about the mug Murphy told the EW, "That is a big season five clue! It’s an arcane clue, but it’s very purposeful, and it illuminates something that you’ll be like, “Oh! You dirty b******!”
Another interesting plot line for this current season of AHS is that Lily Rabe will return as her season 2 Asylum character, Sister Mary Eunice. We already know that Pepper, a character also from the Asylum season, is also character in Freak Show. Murphy revealed that the two will play a role in showing the connectedness between seasons, "But it is a puzzle. And Lily coming back and dealing with Pepper is sort of the first unveiling of that connectedness."
It will be quite interesting to see how the rest of the Freak Show season plays out and what else will be revealed! Stay tuned!