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American Horror Story: Hotel Episode 5 Recap | Room Service

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL -- Pictured: Kathy Bates as Iris. CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX

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Who ordered the grilled podcast? Because Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) have squirted some lemon juice and cracked some pepper onto their microphones to record this week’s round of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL madness!

This week, Josh and Stephen are tackling “Room Service,” the fifth episode of the season. They discuss the new slew of vampire kids taking over Los Angeles, John Lowe’s continued descent into madness, Alex Lowe’s new job as vampire babysitter, Iris taking a crack at Darren Criss, and all the great reveals surrounding Liz Taylor. Oh, and there’s poetry, because that’s how Stephen rolls these days.

Let us know your take on the podcast in the comments section below!


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  • Trixie02

    In Episode 1, two books were shown, “Little Women” (featuring the March family and a character who contracts scarlet fever) was in the Lowe home, and “Ulysses” which features hallucinations was read by Liz.”Candide” was read by Liz last episode.

    Any thoughts on this?

  • sunny

    i thought kathy bates was the first governess, wasn’t she in the white room feeding (or something) the children and she was cleaning the swedish girls’ blood?

    • Caitlin Ash

      I thought it was Kathy bates too, but I’ve also learned that if i think something is a throw away line, it somehow comes back into play later.

  • Caitlin Ash

    The real question here is where the hell is the daughter? Like suddenly Wes Bentley and his wife are just living in the hotel and nobody is concerned that they have another child just chillin somewhere alone?

    • Yeah it’s a fair point. I was thinking as the school massacre was going on that she was going to be one of the kids.

    • TrentC

      I had forgotten about her too. D’oh!

    • Trixie02

      Home with the dead dog? Pretty horrible.

    • misha

      isn’t she with her grandma?

  • Megan

    I know this is really strange to say about AHS because it’s AHS after all, but anyone else think the measles child massacre at the school was a little too much, too far-fetched even for AHS?

  • Megan

    “It’s hard to believe that Matt Bomer is the offspring of anybody.” Truer words have never been spoken, Josh Wigler.

  • Anthony S

    love Fish’s poetry