I’m not really sure how I feel about the American Horror Story Hotel finale but I do know that it certainly did not meet my expectations. Out of the five seasons, I’d say this was probably my least favorite season and my least favorite finale and I think I would have gone in a completely different direction if I had been writing for this show. While there was some touching moments, this finale just felt really bizarre, even for American Horror Story. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of this series, I just think a lot of the stories this season were left open in the end. Not only that but there was a lot of characters that didn’t even need to be there in the first place. Addiction demon, anyone? Clearly, that was the most pointless inclusion as none of it was explained.
Liz Taylor and Sally were clearly the stars of the season and it was great to see them take center stage for most of the finale but I can’t help but feel a little empty after this. In fact, I’d suggest that my own ending that I came up with in my head as the finale rolled would have been much more satisfying. I’m not really sure why we had to go back to Devil’s Night for another serial killer soiree and I don’t think this paid off in the end. Further, this was very similar to what happened at the end of Murder House, with all of our ghosties remaining on the property to live out the rest of eternity. Except Queenie who, for some reason, was not a ghost even though she was murdered in the Hotel Cortez. I’m having trouble understanding why she wasn’t around, chillin’ with the rest of the ghosts.
For me, my favorite scene of the finale came when Liz Taylor made the decision to end her life after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. It was a rather happy moment considering this is American Horror Story and I think having the Countess be the one to take her life was appropriate. That entire scene definitely deserves some recognition because it was phenomenal in every way. The rest of the episode…well, I still don’t know what to think of it all. Enjoy the review, fellow guests!