The season premiere of American Horror Story: Apocalypse was quite eventful. We were introduced to a new story, some diabolical characters, and a twisted setting that resembled something out of The Handmaid’s Tale. This year’s chapter of American Horror Story is only going to get better from here on out.
Other than fresh new faces, the last episode reintroduced a monster from the very first season. That monster just happens to be… The Rubber Man.
That’s right folks – The Rubber Man made its return! Seven seasons later and The Rubber Man entered back into the AHS universe. This is the Murder House/Coven crossover aspect that we have been waiting for.
You may remember The Rubber Man from American Horror Story: Murder House. The Rubber Man first made his appearance in the first episode when he impregnates Vivien, which made for one of the most disturbing scenes in AHS history. This was the pinnacle scene that would set the stage for the whole season. Not only would this scene shake up season one, but it made a major impact for seasons to come.
Flash-forward seven seasons later and The Rubber Man is now in Outpost 3. Mr. Gallant obsesses about The Rubber Man, having his way with him in the bedroom. Gallant claims that the man behind the mask is Michael Langdon. Langdon remarks that he is not The Rubber Man and that he would never have sex with him.
Regardless, Mr. Gallant continues his obsession with The Rubber Man. The Rubber Man attempts to seduce him again, only to be stabbed in the stomach with scissors. Gallant realizes that he was looking upon his grandmother’s bloody corpse.
Who is The Rubber Man this time? Could it really be Michael Langdon? Is The Rubber Man even a person or a twisted sense of imagination? Does the answer lie within an aspect of American Horror Story: Murder House?
One thing is for certain – the Murder House/Coven crossover aspect is starting. The Rubber Man is one of many characters that will be returning real soon.
Stay tuned to see what other surprising characters will pop up this season on American Horror Story: Apocalypse.