Episode 2 Overall
Pacing: Episode 2
Storyline: Episode 2
This American Horror Story:Hotel Episode 2 review contains possible spoilers.
Synopsis: Season 5, Episode 2: “Chutes and Ladders”
New Hotel owner Will Drake, hosts a fashion show in the hotel lobby where the Countess finds her new prey in a model. Detective Lowe learns about Hotel Cortez’s original owner and his evil ways.
Oh what an episode.
All hour and 42 minutes of it…. (yes that’s how long episode 2 was).
First half hour of the episode seemed to have moved at a slow pace with such little to no action. Will Drake hosted a lavish fashion show in the hotel and during this time we see a cameo by Supermodel Naomi Campbell. Although this season is undoubtedly the most fashionable season of AHS, I don’t quite see how this related at all to what we’ve seen and know so far about the show.
But once the half hour went by all of a sudden, things got real, real quick. This episode introduced us to the original Hotel owner James Patrick March, who had the hotel made in order to satisfy his need to murder and torture. Once this character was introduce that’s when everything started to come together. The episode was rescued by the detailed flashbacks of James and his sadist ways.
I must say even though we’re only 2 episodes in, I often at times feel as if the writers are trying to combine too many stories into one season. We have the story of the hotel haunting, the murder mysteries that are taking place in town, and the Countess with all her love affairs and blood sucking children.
Either way we’re intrigued and can’t wait for episode 3 to see what other secrets will be revealed.
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