American Horror Story

Did 'American Horror Story' kill off Rubber Man?

Dec. 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM ET

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Bye bye, Rubber Man?

Mysterious. Sleek. Sexy. Evil. Dangerous. Rubber Man has been an intriguing character, lurking and wreaking havoc in Murder House since the premiere of FX's hit "American Horror Story" in October.

The reveal of the man behind the mask? Shocking. The explanation of how the fetish suit made its way into the house? Sweet and oh so tragic at the same time.

Despite all that the outfit has added to the creepy hit show, it appears Rubber Man may have met his end in the season one finale. And we're not talking about the already dead Tate. (Spoiler alert! If you haven't watched the episode yet, stop reading unless you don't want to be surprised.)

When attempting to scare off new Murder House owners the Ramos family, Vivien literally guts a chubby-looking Rubber Man, who happens to be the now deceased Ben in the suit. (We have to ask: "AHS" fans have seen quite a bit of Dylan McDermott's ... umm ... fantastic physique on the show, so why the heck did he look so unfit in the costume?!)

With the fetish suit in tatters, how can Rubber Man (whether it be Tate, Ben or original owner Chad) possibly return in season two? Turns out he might not.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, show creator Ryan Murphy admitted that usually amazingly fit character may be a goner after what Vivien did. "That probably is the end of Rubber Man after that scene because the suit was ruined," Murphy told the magazine.

So who will be back next season, and who will be the focus? It's hard to tell from the finale! Will the show center on Constance and murderous 3-year-old grandchild Michael? Will the now happily-ever-after Harmon family find new drama with their fellow ghostly housemates? Could a new family be introduced?

Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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