An 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' fan theory on the show's timeline fills all the gaps
The user explained his theory through a timeline which covered the events before and during the Apocalypse along with one representing Myrtle Snow's death and resurrection
'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' is getting more interesting with every passing episode and we're being led closer to the Apocalypse. However, the show has also left us puzzled about the timeline of certain events. The entire timeline is centered around a nuclear holocaust that is set to happen around 2020. Fans have deduced that either there is a flaw in the series' timeline or there is a plot hole that needs to be filled in.
Although, according to one of those well-constructed fan theories, neither seems to be the case. In a theory presented by a Reddit user, 'agoodleatherjacket' presented followers with two flowcharts marking the event of the 'American Horror Story' series in a way to explain that the timeline of the series is not correct in itself, reported ComicBook. According to the user, the apocalypse in Apocalypse is not hinting towards the falling of the bombs, but something else.
The user explained his theory through a timeline which covered the events before and during the Apocalypse along with one representing Myrtle Snow's death and resurrection portrayed in last week's episode titled 'Traitor'. Readers came to the conclusion that the timeline is absolutely fine if they consider the apocalypse that Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) is trying to prevent when she resurrected Myrtle in 2015 was not the nuclear bombs. It is totally different and might happen even before the nuclear bombs are falling.
If this theory stands true and the actual apocalypse is not the nuclear bombing, the timeline is flawless by simply placing the genuine apocalypse somewhere between 2017-2018 in the timeline. The events that we have already seen like, Michael Langdon (Cody Fern) getting a satanic awakening and passing the seven wonders test, both fall into that time frame. It also is possible that the apocalypse they seem to refer to might come up in the upcoming episode leading to the nuclear holocaust. That's right, nuclear bombings will be a result of the apocalypse and not the cause of it.
This theory puts every event in place according to the current timeline and seems to gain credibility with Mallory realizing her powers to get the dead back from their grave like nothing ever happened to them.
However, this theory will only be proved when Ryan Murphy, the show creator plays it out. The next episode of 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' titled 'Fire and Reign' airs on November 7.