“She Gets Revenge” is the title of the new American Horror Story: Hotel episode. But who exactly among the women of the Cortez will exact her revenge, and on who? Will everyone make it out alive at the end of the episode?
Read on our recap of AHS Hotel 1×10 to find out.
Liz Taylor is still upset after Tristan’s death, and he can’t imagine a life without him. He tells Iris that he knows that it’s just a matter of time before The Countess will take care of him as well. He thinks it’s better if he takes his own life, instead of waiting for The Countess to do the job. But Iris warns him: If there’s just one piece of unfinished business before he takes his life, he’s going to be stuck inside the Hotel Cortez for all the eternity. Liz says he has one unfinished business, his son Douglas. He’s always meant to apologize for leaving him.
Iris wants to join Liz. She thought Donovan brought her back because he loved her, but he doesn’t and never will.
Liz asks for Miss Evers’ help, so she calls his son to ask him to come to the Hotel Cortez to see his father, after 30 years. Miss Evers is concerned that Liz’s son might be frightened to see who his father has become, after such a long time.
Finally, when Douglas arrives at the hotel and comes to the bar for a drink, Liz doesn’t have the courage to tell him who he is. They have a friendly chat, but no revelations.
The next day, when they meet again at the bar, Liz’s son tells him that he recognized his father, after all. He says that there will always be room for another woman in his life, much to Liz’s relief. Over the moon, Liz tells Iris he’s not ready to kill himself because Douglas wants him in his life. Iris feels like Liz is leaving her alone, but her friend has something in mind for the two of them: Take over the Cortez.
In the meantime, John is still busy finishing his job as the Ten Commandments Killer. One more commandment and, as Sally says, he’ll be free.
John and Alex have a confrontation about everything that happened so far. At least they can agree on one point: they’ve been the worst parents possible to Scarlett.
Alex tells John about her problem with the kids she turned by saving one of them with her blood. The Countess knows about it and is furious. She has given Alex one chance to fix the problem, otherwise she’s going to kill her and Holden. John is ready to help her in any way.
They find the kids and bring them to the Cortez – and it’s a trap. They are closed inside the same area of the hotel where Drake and Ramona have been trapped. The kids see Drake’s dead body, and they see Ramona. What’s going to happen to them?
In the meantime in AHS 1×10, John and Alex seem to have gotten back to be a couple, or at least, they’re trying to. Sally is not happy about it, obviously, but John and Alex take Holden and decide to leave the Cortez.
While the police are at the Cortez, called by The Countess to report Drake’s “disappearance,” Will suddenly reappears. The police are not surprised, but they don’t know that Drake is, in fact, dead. Drake knows The Countess wants his money, but he makes a point by telling her she’s not in the will, but his son Lachlan is and The Countess is now his guardian… until he turns 18, that is. But her brilliant plan is to turn him and live off his money forever.
While The Countess invites Valentino’s wife to the Cortez, Donovan goes to pay a visit to Valentino himself. And while The Countess shoots his wife, Donovan kills Valentino.
When The Countess finds Valentino’s body (after Donovan points her in the right direction), we see desperation for the first time, true pain. Back at the Cortez, just when The Countess and Donovan are having a confrontation about what happened, we see Liz and Iris storming in, guns in hand, firing them towards The Countess and Donovan.
What’s going to happen now? Have Iris and Liz killed The Countess in AHS Hotel 1×10?