On twitter, @order743_ was so excited about the “coven” references they saw in the official “American Horror Story” Twitter promo that they tweeted in all caps three minutes into the episode. @scytheslayr echoed the same sentiment no less than a minute later, announcing, “We’re getting coven content right now 🤭 #ahsnyc.” At exactly the same time, Avoid @miles tweeted an almost identical sentiment; but there’s still no follow-up on whether or not the latter Twitter user yelled “jinx!” and sentenced the former user to silence until freeing him of the spell by saying his name three times.
Over on Reddit, several users noticed the shadowy tribute to the Angel of Death from Season 2, American Horror Story: Asylum, in this live episodes discussion thread. Many recognized the otherworldly being Shachath (originally portrayed by Frances Conroy) but users like u/jade242 lamented that they “loved this episode but I’m sad they didn’t get Frances back as a death 😕”. Speaking of AHS characters making a comeback, u/Proof_One_7452 speculated a few months ago based solely on the episode title that Maggie Esmerelda (Emma Roberts), another false psychic in the AHS universe from Season 4, “Freak Show”, this could have done a cameo appearance.
There are four episodes left so it’s not impossible, but still highly unlikely. Not only has she disappeared from the show since her tumultuous romance with fan favorite and co-star Evan Peters fizzled out, but without incorporating time travel or necromancy into the storyline, there’s no way to bring a character back to the 1950s.