American Horror Story - Hotel, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Chutes and Ladders



Critic Consensus: "Chutes and Ladders" adds welcome backstory to Hotel's growing mythology while still packing plenty of shock value.

Episode Info

Fashion designer Will Drake spruces up the Hotel Cortez; a model gets the attention of the Countess; and John learns about the hotel's first owner.

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Critic reviews for Chutes and Ladders

It was a pleasant surprise to have a good bulk of the hotel's backstory spelled out for us so early on.

October 15, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Don't count on any of it making sense because clearly that's not what we're here for. The gore is necessary because the shock value is what keeps us coming back. We're as twisted as some of these characters.

October 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Forget binge-watching a season, we feel like we've just binge-watched an episode - and we haven't even mentioned the part where Lady Gaga rides into a disco on the back of a horse.

November 18, 2015 | Full Review…

For The Countess and other characters driven by vital dependency in the enjoyable, yet stout "Chutes and Ladders," it was addiction that made a body feel more alive than others, while at the same time trapping the addict in a prison of pure need.

October 15, 2015 | Full Review…

"Chutes and Ladders" has what "Checking In" didn't have: a story.

October 15, 2015 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Right now the stage has been set nicely for this to go in some very interesting directions.

October 15, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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