Hellooooo, Edward! American Horror Story fans have been waiting all season long to catch a glimpse of series veteran Evan Peters, and this week, they finally got their wish. The sexy star of the FX series made his big debut in chapter 5 of AHS: Roanoke — wearing a powdered wig and making out with a guy in a bathtub, no less! And that was just one of the big, wild moments to mark the latest installment of everyone’s favorite horror show. Read on for the top five things that made us go hmmm (or HNNNNGH) this week

This week’s episode introduced us to an exciting new ghostly resident of the haunted Roanoke House: Edward Philippe Mott (Peters), a Revolution-era Philadelphia aristocrat who loved art, nipple rouging and bathtub sex with his male valet — in that order. The most shocking thing about Mott’s introduction? It was narrated by Doris Kearns Goodwin, the award-winning historian and biographer, who actually showed up to play herself. Think she’s a fan?!

Nothing is more thrilling to American Horror Story fans than seeing the continuity between each of the show’s discrete seasons, and this week’s episode unveiled a fabulous “Freak Show” connection: Edward Philippe Mott shares a last name — and a bloodline, presumably — with the spoiled, acquisitive Dandy Mott who wreaked murderous havoc on Elsa Mars’ beloved family of human oddities in season 4.

It’s not clear exactly how these two are related — although we’re guessing that Dandy isn’t a direct descendant of Edward, who was far too gay (and shortly thereafter, far too dead) to produce any heirs. But regardless, it’s always nice to see that there’s method to Ryan Murphy’s madness!

American Horror Story tends to skew campy more than creepy, but this episode included one of the most effective jump scares in the show’s history: a crawly, creaky ghost done up in the style of traditional J-horror (think The Grudge or The Ring), who looked like a poorly assembled jigsaw puzzle.

American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare

In the immortal parlance of Saturday Night Live’s Stefon, this episode of American Horror Story had everything. New ghosts, familiar Piggy Men, sledgehammer attacks, mythology reveals, and — most exciting of all — hillbilly cannibalism. Poor Elias (Denis O’Hare), who was impaled by arrows in last week’s installment, survived his ordeal, only to be turned into a living barbecue buffet by the Polk family, aka the band of creepy rednecks lurking in the Roanoke woods.