“American Horror Story,” the campy horror series that’s doubling as an instructional guide to disembowelment this season, revealed a lot about Lady Gaga’s Season 6 character in Wednesday’s episode.
Until now, Gaga’s Witch of the Woods has been a fleeting presence, appearing menacingly in the background as Kathy Bates’ band of stab-happy former colonists find new victims. Last week in Episode 3, we learned that The Witch saved Bates’ Tomasyn White after the Roanoke settlers rebelled and left her to die. We also learned, through a nighttime encounter with Matt (Cuba Gooding Jr.), that The Witch is not against what probably amounts to sexual assault.
Episode 4, however, divulged her backstory by way of osmosis.