Since its season premiere, American Horror Story has been shrouded in mystery, with amazing twists, creepy monsters and violent death scenes. Fans have been desperately waiting for Evan Peters to appear in the show. On Wednesday night, the actor made his long-awaited return with lots of surprises.


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Just before American Horror Story: Roanoke‘s fifth episode was broadcasted, show’s creator Ryan Murphy teased the reappearance of the actor. “Evan Peters makes his season debut in tonight’s American Horror Story,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. “And no, he’s not playing a producer.”

The 29-year-old actor is now playing a gay millionaire, Edward Phillipe Mott, also revealed to be a 18th century ancestor of Season 4’s Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock). A member of the post-Revolution upper crust, Mott moved from Philadelphia to Roanoke in search of sexual freedom. Peters’ character purchased the North Carolina land on which he built the season’s seedy mansion, making him the original owner of the Roanoke house. Wednesday’s episode focused on Mott’s passions, which include art and “nipple rouging.” He also takes a fancy to one of his servants.

Frances Conroy also returned during the fifth episode. She played the mother of the Polk family, which guarded the island and helped make sure the Butcher and the colonists got their human sacrifice every year.

Episode 6’s promo teased that next week will be marked by the return of Season 5’s Cheyenne Jackson.

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