Welcome to Devil’s Night at the Hotel Cortez.

Halloween episodes are always busy ones on American Horror Story. And this one is no exception. 

Our hero John has made the sensible decision to send Scarlett away to visit her grandmother. And that’s about the last sensible thing he’s going to do all episode.

See, there’s a party at the hotel, and it has a very exclusive guest list. Everyone on the list has two things in common. They’re all serial killers, and they’re all dead. They come on Halloween to visit with Mr. March, who they call The Master. 

Our hero John was invited too. Not because he’s a serial killer, but because March sees something in him. That thing is homicidal tendencies.

John has no intention of joining this merry band of killers. At least not yet. I’m willing to bet he thinks about it before the end of the season. But that’s another problem for another time. For now, he’s rescued by Sally. She tells him they’re meant to be together. 

He might as well go for it. His soon-to-be ex-wife, Alex, appears to have dived right off the deep end.

At the end of the last episode, she came face to face with her son, Holden. She takes him home and tries to get him some juice when he says he’s thirsty.

Spoiler, he doesn’t want juice.

Alex takes him back to the Hotel Cortez, where she meets the Countess. The Countess tells her she’s a wonderful mother and offers to turn her. She offers Alex an eternity with her son. Neither of them will grow old or die. It sounds like paradise.

It strikes me that this might be a truly terrible mistake. At the very least, Alex is abandoning her daughter, Scarlett. I’m even willing to bet there’s a mother/son duo in the hotel somewhere who might warn her that this is a terrible plan. But they’re nowhere to be seen. 

I had a lot of fun with this episode. I even learned something. I had no idea John Wayne Gacy looked and sounded so much like the My Pillow guy. They have a scary amount in common. 

Has anyone checked that guy’s crawl space? 

That’s it for this episode of American Horror Story Hotel. I hope you’re having as much fun with this season as I am. 

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