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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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