At the end of American Horror Story: NYC Episode 4, Patrick and Gino have a nasty argument before it abruptly collapses. A rush to the hospital confirms that Gino is ill, likely with the same mysterious virus (we don’t yet know if this is meant to represent the real-life HIV epidemic of the 1980s) that Billie Lourd’s Rachel saw in both the wild deer population and the NYC gay community.
Essentially, things aren’t looking good for Gino at the end of the episode, and some fans aren’t happy about it. “Within a few weeks, Gino was drugged and kidnapped, locked in the morgue, infected with a virus and having what appeared to be a heart attack… leave him alone!” one fan of the series tweeted.
Other fans have expressed similar sentiments, with some singled out series co-creator Ryan Murphy as a potential subject of their anger should future episodes feature Gino’s untimely demise. “Gino please don’t die omfg Ryan I will come for you if Gino dies,” another user tweeted.
Given the show’s track record of killing off a significant number of characters each season, it might be best to prepare for the worst. If you count every character who died in American Horror Story: Murder House, that brings you to a staggering 41 deaths. If American Horror Story: NYC wants to reach those same bloody heights, then Gino might be a thing of the past sooner rather than later.