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She Gets Revenge 

Alex enlists John's help in containing an outbreak; Donovan learns The Countess' true intentions; Liz and Iris plan to leave the hotel for good.


Bradley Buecker


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Bates ... Iris
Sarah Paulson ... Sally McKenna
Evan Peters ... James March
Wes Bentley ... John Lowe
Matt Bomer ... Donovan
Chloë Sevigny ... Dr. Alex Lowe
Denis O'Hare ... Liz Taylor
Cheyenne Jackson ... Will Drake
Angela Bassett ... Ramona Royale
Lady Gaga ... The Countess
Finn Wittrock ... Rudolph Valentino
Mare Winningham ... Hazel Evers
Alexandra Daddario ... Natacha Rambova
Josh Braaten ... Douglas Pryor
Lennon Henry Lennon Henry ... Holden Lowe


Alex enlists John's help in containing an outbreak; Donovan learns The Countess' true intentions; Liz and Iris plan to leave the hotel for good.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

16 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Liz Taylor's (Denis O'Hare) kimono dress early in the episode, plus the recurring musical theme predominant in the episode, is a clear reference to Kar-Wai Wong's In the Mood for Love (2000). See more »


References The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) See more »


American Horror Story Theme
Written by Cesar Davila-Irizarry and Charlie Clouser
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The Most Satisfying Episode Yet
17 December 2015 | by TheMrAdriaXSee all my reviews

From the very first episode, this show set up a season that would be filled with brutality, sex and an interesting, and unpredictable premise. However from that spark of a first episode came along a series of events, much like a domino effect, that made this season so boring and dull that it felt like a chore to watch, that spark that made me invested in this season was nothing but a distant memory.

However this episode redeemed that spark as it fulfilled a satisfying turn for the plot and each of its characters.

Performances from this episode were also top-notch especially from Denis O Hare, Kathy Bates and surprisingly Lady Gaga as doubts from the start of the season were replaced with comfort knowing that she perfectly fits the role of the Countess.

This episode was fun and refreshing and a much, much long awaited improvement from the previous dull episodes.

I did not score a perfect score however as it did struggle with finding a balance of tone throughout the episode as it juggled between horror, romance and at times, comedy.

However despite that this episode was well worth a watch. So even if you are at the brink of wanting to quit this season, simply watch this episode, then decide afterward. Because as for me, I will not be checking out of Hotel Cortez just yet.

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