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The Wild AHS: Double Feature Theory That Has Fans Looking Twice At Karen

"American Horror Story" fans are always ahead of the curve, determined to figure out the show's twists before they are revealed. The two-part "Double Feature" season is well underway, and fans have had a lot to say.

Fans on the show's subreddit participate in weekly live discussion threads to ask questions, point out minor details that might be important later, and theorize about what's to come. After watching Episode 3, "Thirst," some are looking at Tuberculous Karen (Sarah Paulson) differently. In the episode, the wild-eyed, drug-addicted character is mocked by the Provincetown locals for her eccentric behavior, aggressive language, and disheveled appearance.

Despite this, TB Karen carries out Belle Noir's (Frances Conroy) dirty work in exchange for drugs and protection from blood-thirsty vampires. Fans are curious about the relationship between the two, specifically wondering why Karen goes along with the deal. One Redditor has theorized that there's more to Karen's involvement than anyone realizes — and this fan theory is really catching on.

A bloody, exploitative recipe

They may not have medical degrees, but "Double Feature" fans are speculating at length about the ingredients in the mysterious black pills. "Twist: Karen's blood is in the pills," said u/kingfan88, a theory many fans were happy to support. Little is known so far about the pills, the chemist who makes them, or even about TB Karen herself.

One Redditor said this theory could work, adding that Karen could've "sold her blood for her next fix or a meal" or "got paid to be part of a medical experiment. "Or better twist: the chemist has made the pill from multiple 'losers' and the elites are literally making money off the blood of the lesser," they said.

Given the classist and pretentious behavior of Belle, Austin Sommers (Evan Peters), and Alma Gardner (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), this would certainly make for a delightfully horrific and ironic twist. Plus, it's already been hinted at that Karen is talented enough to thrive after taking the pills. "That would probably be the most beautiful f***ed up thing this show could do to us," replied u/MotherBike. "American Horror Story" fans will just have to stay tuned to see if this theory really pans out.