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"Chapter 8" is the eighth episode of Roanoke. It premiered November 2, 2016.


Shelby and Dominic face threats from both outside and inside the house, while Lee, Audrey, and Monet are held captive by the Polk family.


In the house, Shelby and Dominic plot their escape from the mob outside. They try to exit out the tunnels but are chased back inside by the previous residents. They are forced to retreat into the upstairs bathroom where Shelby, out of grief and regret for killing Matt, slits her own throat.

Meanwhile, Lee, Audrey and Monet are still in the Polk farm. Lee has more flesh taken from her by Jether, the youngest of the family who wants to live up to his ancestor who turns out to be the Piggy Man from episode six of Season One, Murder House. Jether is sexually attracted to Lee, which she notices. Meanwhile, in another building, Audrey and Monet are held captive. Monet fights one of the Polks off and escapes into the wilderness while Audrey is left with Mama Polk who pulls one of her teeth out with pliers. Eventually, Lee entices Jether to unbind one of her hands. She uses the opening to strangle him before stabbing him in the neck. Then, she knocks Mama Polk to the ground with a hammer and frees Audrey, who takes the hammer from Lee and beats Mama Polk to death. Using the secret passageway, the pair make their way back to the house.

When they arrive back at the house, Audrey and Lee find Matt and Shelby's dead bodies. They also find Dominic alive, shrunken into the corner of the bathroom with Shelby's body. The two women blame Dominic for Matt and Shelby's deaths and take refuge in the master bedroom before Lee pushes Dominic into the hall, where he gets slaughtered by Piggy Man.

The next morning, the two women discuss the video evidence that they left back at the Polk farm. Lee convinces Audrey that they will be made out to be the true murderers if they are unable to retrieve the videos. Audrey reluctantly agrees to go back, and as they are opening the door to leave, they run into the Piggy Man. Audrey whacks the Piggy Man upside of the head with a crowbar, and it's revealed that this Piggy Man is actually Dylan, the reenactor who played Ambrose (Thomasin's son) and Piggy Man in "My Roanoke Nightmare."


Mama Polk: "If you ain't Polk, you ain't people."


  • Only two Polks survive after this episode, Lot and Ishmael.
  • We learn about Kincaid Polk in this episode from Murder House.

Raised Questions[]

  • Who will make it to morning?