American Horror Story - Hotel, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Room Service



Critic Consensus: Though too many characters lead to extraneous subplots in "Room Service," one of Hotels best backstories emerges with Denis O'Hare's portrayal of Liz Taylor.

Episode Info

John gets invited to a Devil's Night Soiree and Alex tries to diagnose Holden's odd condition.

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Critic reviews for Room Service

This constant cycle of extinguishing one light for another is what keeps the characters of American Horror Story: Hotel going, but it's one not everyone is strong enough to sustain, especially not Lowe. A blackout is inevitable.

November 9, 2015 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

She then gives Liz a makeover in his hotel room, bestows on her a new name and traipses off to kill Liz's coworkers in order to poach him for the hotel's staff. It's exactly like Transparent, except, you know, not as good.

November 6, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

On to my FAVORITE part of the episode - Liz Taylor's backstory. Originally Nick Pryor, a man living in a loveless marriage in Topeka, Liz Taylor said her marriage was based on necessity and matching dress size.

November 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Denis O'Hare and Kathy Bates are magic together.

November 5, 2015 | Full Review…

This season has a cast bloated beyond belief and feels required to tell us the details of the lives of everyone who is now trapped and/or voluntarily living within the walls of the Hotel Cortez and it's tiring and boring and bad writing.

November 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

We're not entirely sure how this'll play out once The Countess finds out about Max's misadventures, but one thing is certain - American Horror Story: Hotel remains full of surprises, gore and supernatural power.

November 18, 2015 | Full Review…

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