American Horror Story - Hotel, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: By highlighting an especially twisted mother-son relationship in "Mommy," Hotel continues to be a thoroughly creepy stay.

Episode Info

Alex hits a breaking point when Scarlett brings up memories of Holden and Donovan becomes a target of the Countess's rival.

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Critic reviews for Mommy

So, how about that episode last Wednesday night, huh? A lot of things happened...well, not really.

October 23, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In this Sartre-ian world of "people are hell", no one can completely sever that umbilical cord from mommy.

October 23, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

In an episode replete with the show's trademark insanity, the clear highlight is the season debut of AHS regular Angela Bassett. Her Ramona Royale has an inspired backstory.

November 18, 2015 | Full Review…

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk succeeded this episode in providing history and context at a decent pace and within the characters' stories. They didn't throw in unnecessary, cheap thrills and left me hungry for more.

October 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Considering how all over the place past seasons of American Horror Story have been, it's amazing how long Hotel has stuck to this one theme, running with it for three episodes, rather than indulging the attention-deficit from which [it] usually suffers.

October 23, 2015 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

In keeping with AHS' grand tradition of forcing Kathy Bates into miserable mother-son relationships, Wednesday's episode served us Iris and Donovan's twisted backstory in a neat little package.

October 22, 2015 | Full Review…

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