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American Horror Story: Hotel Finale Recap


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You thought we were gone, but just like Finn Wittrock 1.0, we’re back for one final scene!

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Stephen Fishbach (@stephenfishbach) return for one last candid conversation about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL, looking back at the three er, four episodes they missed, including the season finale. They weigh in on the final impact of the theme of addiction, the decision to focus much of the story on Liz Taylor in the end, the references to past seasons of the show, Lady Gaga’s unexpected win at the Golden Globes, the future of the franchise, and much more.

  • S_Carl_Dixon

    Yay!!! So happy you guys are back, yet sad at the same time cos it’s over~~ T_T
    Hopefully you guys are thinking about an “American Crime Story” podcast with Rob coming up in February! That is an Epic podcast waiting to happen~~ >_<

    • Josh Wigler

      ACS coverage coming up in Most Shows Recapped soon!

  • Sarah Dilts

    So Affair season 3 podcasts!? :)

    • Josh Wigler

      Yes, but we’ll split each podcast in two, and our opinions will sound very different depending on who moderates each half.

  • TrentC

    Hello, Listener # Four here. This season was sad. They had some good actors, good production values, the license to attempt creepy and disturbing imagery…and we got nothing.

    I’ll attempt an analogy/metaphor/comparison. As a teen we used my parent’s blender and threw in: ice cream, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, strawberries, some ice and about half a bottle of vodka. It tasted horrible, yet most of the individual components tasted so good…why?? We had to finish it because of the investment of ingredients and time, but no one was happy about it.

    Thanks for the podcasts, they were better than the show. Self serving moment – Happy upcoming B-day Stephen. And Josh? My birthday is March 10th. (James March 10th?)

    • Josh Wigler

      March 10? One day before me! Solid.

      • TrentC

        Pisces, the most sensitive and intuitive of all the signs. Heated toilet seat lovers for sure :)

        See ya on the next podcast, love your work man

  • Suzi!

    Couldn’t hear Josh very well ~

  • sunny

    ugh, I stuck this season out and glad you guys did too.
    so many groan-worthy lines, and not in the fun campy way, “you may be a witch, but I’m a ghost!”

    gaga gets a golden globe for this??
    and what the hell happened to her demon baby?

    • Trixie02

      I guess we should assume his godparents, the Castevets, are caring for him.

      • TrentC

        Nice reference, how old are you anyways? (j/k)

        • Trixie02

          Old enough to be Rosemary’s baby. Think about it.

  • AndyMcGill

    I thought the opening episode of this season was not only good, but great, even epic. It was one of the best hour of TV in a long time. The “Hotel California” sequence at the end was just an incredible crescendo.

    But after that the season was terrible, very hard to follow, and I couldn’t care less about the characters. As excited I was by the first episode, I DVRed through several more episodes, then just stopped watching. I made us watch the finale and it was painful and dull.

    This series has huge highs and huge lows. At least I cared about the characters in the freak show.