TV

Season 5

52 :05x01 - Checking In

Oct/07/2015
Detective John Lowe investigates a strange murder-torture case, and gets a tip that leads him to the Hotel Cortez. Meanwhile, the staff and long-time residents discover that the owner has sold the hotel and they will soon be evicted.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers |
Guest Stars: Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe | Christine Estabrook as Marcy | Richard T. Jones as Detective Andrew Hahn | Shree Crooks as Scarlett Lowe | Lyric Lennon as Lochlan Drake | Max Greenfield as Gabriel | Helena Mattsson as Agnetha | Kamilla Alnes as Vendela |
Co-Guest Stars: Emmory McSteller as Bobby | Jessica Belkin as Vampire Girl / Wren | Cannon McSteller as Walter | Scott Cartmill as Man Nailed to Headboard | Kenley Smyth as Young Scarlett | Chasty Ballesteros as Young Woman | Nathan Peterson as Young Man (as Nate Peterson) | Maz Siam as Cabbie | Mark Gantt as EMT Worker | Andy Martinez Jr as Officer Romero | Liana Mendoza as Cop
Director: Ryan Murphy
Songs: Petula Clark -- Downtown, Eagles -- Hotel California, She Wants Revenge -- Tear You Apart

53 :05x02 - Chutes and Ladders

Oct/14/2015
While Will holds a fashion show in the lobby, his son Lochlin shows Scarlett one of the hotel's many secrets. Meanwhile, John forces Iris to tell him the history of the hotel from the 1920s when it was built as an abattoir by a homicidal oil man.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy | Naomi Campbell as Claudia Bankson |
Guest Stars: Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe | Richard T. Jones as Detective Andrew Hahn | Shree Crooks as Scarlett Lowe | Lyric Lennon as Lochlan Drake | Max Greenfield as Gabriel | Helena Mattsson as Agnetha | Kamilla Alnes as Vendela | Madchen Amick as Mrs. Ellison |
Co-Guest Stars: Emmory McSteller as Bobby | Jessica Belkin as Vampire Girl / Wren | Anton Lee Starkman as Max Ellison | Cannon McSteller as Walter | Kenley Smyth as Young Scarlett | Tyler McKenzie Cook as Lumberjack | Nick Baker (1) as 1930's Cop | Franco Barberis as Officer Pena | Brad Nelson as 1930's Detective | Sarah Allyn Bauer as Terrified Girl (1930's) | Ron Roggé as Barker | Bradley Fisher as Young Man 1930's | J.B. Tadena as Bomb Tech / Ted | Joe Lorenzo as Officer Carl Pettibone
Director: Bradley Buecker
Writer: Tim Minear
Songs: Johnny Green (1) -- Body and Soul, Bryan Ferry -- Don't Stop the Dance, Joy Division -- In a Lonely Place, Siouxsie -- Spellbound

54 :05x03 - Mommy

Oct/21/2015
After a family counseling session, Alex gives John some bad news. Meanwhile, Donovan tells his mother to kill herself and then is captured by the Countess' rival.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy | Naomi Campbell as Claudia Bankson |
Guest Stars: Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe | Richard T. Jones as Detective Andrew Hahn | Lyric Lennon as Lochlan Drake | Shree Crooks as Scarlett Lowe | Max Greenfield as Gabriel | Madchen Amick as Mrs. Ellison | Roxana Brusso as Dr. Kohan | David Naughton as Samuels |
Co-Guest Stars: Anton Lee Starkman as Max Ellison | Dalia Phillips as ER Doctor | Tyler McKenzie Cook as Lumberjack | David Mattey as Cracker #3 | Brian Oerly as Cracker #2 | Jess Allen as Cracker #1 | Baxter Humby as Bleeding Man | Jason Scott Jenkins as Prophet Moses
Director: Bradley Buecker
Songs: The Jesus And Mary Chain -- Just Like Honey, Chelsea Wolfe -- Simple Death

55 :05x04 - Devil's Night

Oct/28/2015
James holds his annual dinner for his most favored students, and John discovers that he's on the list. Meanwhile, Alex confronts the Countess over the changes in Holden, and the older woman tells her how she can be with her son forever.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy | Lily Rabe as Aileen Wuornos |
Guest Stars: Seth Gabel as Jeffrey Dahmer | John Carroll Lynch as John Wayne Gacy | Anthony Ruivivar as Ricky Ramirez | Nico Evers-Swindell as Craig | Richard T. Jones as Detective Andrew Hahn | Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe |
Co-Guest Stars: Jessica Belkin as Vampire Girl / Wren | Emmory McSteller as Bobby | Cannon McSteller as Walter | Barbara Lee Bragg as Sheik's Mother | Jack Fisher (1) as Albert | Dieterich Gray as Cop (1927) | Harry Hains as Boy | Luke Baybak as Sheik (as Lucius Baybak) | Cyd Strittmatter as Woman in Bed
Director: Ryan Murphy
Songs: Natalie Merchant -- Carnival, Forest Sword -- Miarches, Benny Goodman -- Moonglow, Cowboy Junkies -- Sweet Jane

55 :05x05 - Room Service

Nov/04/2015
To save a dying boy, Alex uses her own blood with unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Iris and Liz draw closer, Donovan makes a deal with Ramona, and John wakes up in bed with Sally.
Special Guest Stars: Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy |
Guest Stars: Robert Knepper as The Lieutenant | Darren Criss as Justin | Jessica Lu as Babe | Madchen Amick as Mrs. Ellison | Kristen Ariza as Mrs. Pritchard | Mouzam Makkar as Nurse Leena |
Co-Guest Stars: Jessica Belkin as Vampire Girl / Wren | Emmory McSteller as Bobby | Anton Lee Starkman as Max Ellison | Cannon McSteller as Walter | Ava Acres as Madeline | Thomas Barbusca as Jimmy | Bill Coelius as Franklin | Annie H. Savage as Patty | Summera Howell as Policewoman | Yolanda Snowball as ICU Nurse | Granville Ames as Detective | Benton Jennings as Butler (Graves) | Jill Johnson as Jill | Robert Stephenson (1) as Madeline's Father | Joseph Barone as Officer | Ted Mattison as Carver | Tom Virtue as Principal Johnson | Walker Mintz as Son | Laura Black as Tracy | Exie Booker as Commander
Director: Michael Goi
Writer: Ned Martel
Songs: Kim Carnes -- Bette Davis Eyes, Depeche Mode -- Just Can't Get Enough

56 :05x06 - Room 33

Nov/11/2015
Iris looks the other way as Ramona and Donovan enter the Cortez to deprive the Countess of what she loves most. Meanwhile, Liz finds true love but there's a snag, and John inadvertently brings a horror into his house.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy |
Guest Stars: Matt Ross as Dr. Charles Montgomery | Richard T. Jones as Detective Andrew Hahn | Helena Mattsson as Agnetha | Kamilla Alnes as Vendela | Darren Criss as Justin | Charles Melton as Woo | Shree Crooks as Scarlett Lowe | Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe | Lyric Lennon as Lochlan Drake |
Co-Guest Stars: Jessica Belkin as Vampire Girl / Wren | Emmory McSteller as Bobby | Cannon McSteller as Walter | Drew Snyder as Televangelist | Kevin D'Arcy as Security Guard | Jill E. Alexander as Nurse (as Jill Alexander) | Paige Tierney as Cara
Director: Loni Peristere
Writer: John J. Gray
Songs: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds -- Jack the Ripper, Depeche Mode -- One Caress, Pezzner -- Only With Your Eyes (Garcy / Noise Remix)

57 :05x07 - Flicker

Nov/18/2015
The Countess' first love is revealed in 1925, while two modern-day construction workers open up a wing of the Cortez that has not been seen... since 1925. Meanwhile, John checks himself into the hospital to confront the suspect in the Ten Commandment killings.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Finn Wittrock as Rudolph Valentino |
Guest Stars: Christine Estabrook as Marcy | Richard T. Jones as Detective Andrew Hahn | Alexandra Daddario as Natacha Rambova | David Barrera as Doctor Kaplan | Lyric Lennon as Lochlan Drake |
Co-Guest Stars: Jessica Belkin as Vampire Girl / Wren | Drew Snyder as Televangelist | Kevin D'Arcy as Security Guard | Monica Hewes as Gibby | Austin Saunders as Pretty Nurse | Helen Eigenberg as Nurse | Josh Latzer as Laborer #2 | Lars Slind as Vince | Clayton Farris as Assistant Director | Shannon Lorance as Fan Girl #3 | Catherine Fetsco as Carpathian #3 | Veronica Mannion as Fan Girl #1 | Jimmy Taylor as Gareth | Jocelin Albor as Carpathian #4 | Ben Franczuszki as Carpathian #5 | Kurt Meyer as Officer | Jacklyn Wallace as Carpathian #1 | Trevor Gardner as Carpathian #2 | Tom Oakley as Jesse | Blake Webb as Guard | Tyler Bryan as Man in Tux | Stevie Guiol as Fan Girl #2 | Bruno Oliver as Foreman | Courtney Cooper as Carpathian #6 | Travis Hammer as Laborer | Henrik Rutgersson as Murnau
Director: Michael Goi
Writer: Crystal Liu

58 :05x08 - The Ten Commandments Killer

Dec/02/2015
John and Hahn meet over Wren's body, and John tells his former partner who the Ten Commandments Killer really is.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers |
Guest Stars: Richard T. Jones as Detective Andrew Hahn | Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe |
Co-Guest Stars: Jessica Belkin as Vampire Girl / Wren | Emmory McSteller as Bobby | Drew Snyder as Televangelist | Scott Cartmill as Man Nailed to Headboard | Nancy Bellany as Good Samaritan | Caity Engler as Cop | V.J. Foster as Truck Driver | Kevin Fry as Martin Gamboa (as Kevin Fry-Bowers)
Director: Loni Peristere
Writer: Ryan Murphy

59 :05x09 - She Wants Revenge

Dec/09/2015
Donovan asks the Countess to commit to him totally... and then goes to Ramona and offers to betray his lover. Meanwhile, Iris kills two more people in the Cortez, and Will makes his wedding plans.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Finn Wittrock as Rudolph Valentino |
Guest Stars: Marla Gibbs as Cassie Royale | Henry G. Sanders as Mr. Royale | Alexandra Daddario as Natacha Rambova | Lyric Lennon as Lochlan Drake |
Co-Guest Stars: Anton Lee Starkman as Max Ellison | Ava Acres as Madeline | Thomas Barbusca as Jimmy | Kylierae Condon as Kimmy | Roger Hewlett as Foreman | Maliabeth Johnson as Mary Magdalen | Vince Lozano as Stormcock | Al Pugliese as Private Eye | Scott Alan Smith as Justice of the Peace | Grace Su as Technician | Christopher Foley as Lex | Nischelle Turner as Newscaster
Writer: Brad Falchuk
Songs: New Order -- Blue Monday, Visage -- Fade to Grey

60 :05x10 - She Gets Revenge

Dec/16/2015
Liz and Iris decide to make a clean exit from the Cortez, but a visit by Liz's son Douglas causes a change in plans. Meanwhile, John and Alex decide to give their marriage a second chance, and Donavan confronts Rudolph.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Finn Wittrock as Rudolph Valentino |
Guest Stars: Alexandra Daddario as Natacha Rambova | Josh Braaten as Douglas | Marco Rodriguez (1) as Lady of Shadows Priest | Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe |
Co-Guest Stars: Anton Lee Starkman as Max Ellison | Ava Acres as Madeline | Thomas Barbusca as Jimmy | Kylierae Condon as Kimmy | Roger Hewlett as Foreman | Garrett Nichols as Leonard Landecker | Jamie Zevallos as Kevin | Jo Farkas as Phyllis Landecker | Lyn Alicia Henderson as Detective Barker | Adam Lieberman as Detective Colquitt | Eden Malyn as Miranda
Director: Bradley Buecker
Songs: Drake -- Hotline Bling, Lee Ann Womack -- I Hope You Dance, Sisters Of Mercy -- Lucretia, My Reflection

61 :05x11 - Battle Royale

Jan/06/2016
After Donovan is killed, Iris and Liz turn to Ramona for help. A new guest at the Cortez promises the blood Ramona needs to restore herself to health. Meanwhile, Sally takes steps to bring John back to the Cortez.
Special Guest Stars: Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Gabourey Sidibe as Queenie |
Guest Stars: Josh Pence as Nick Harley | Lindsay Pulsipher as Tina Black | Shree Crooks as Scarlett Lowe | Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe |
Co-Guest Stars: Ava Acres as Madeline | Dustin Coffey as Engineer | Cannon McSteller as Walter | Emmory McSteller as Bobby | Anton Lee Starkman as Max Ellison | Josh Saks as Drug Dealer
Writer: Ned Martel

62 :05x12 - Be Our Guest

Jan/13/2016
Liz and Iris try to get the ghosts on-board with sparing the guests so that they can make the Cortez a four-star hotel. Meanwhile, the final fate of John and his family is revealed.
Special Guest Stars: Finn Wittrock as Tristan Duffy | Mare Winningham as Mrs. Hazel Evers | Lily Rabe as Christine Estabrook |
Guest Stars: Christine Estabrook as Marcy | Seth Gabel as Jeffrey Dahmer | Anthony Ruivivar as Ricky Ramirez | Helena Mattsson as Agnetha | Kamilla Alnes as Vendela | Josh Braaten as Douglas Pryor | Shree Crooks as Scarlett Lowe | Alanna Ubach as Jo | Lennon Henry as Holden Lowe | Jessica Lu as Babe | Charles Melton as Woo | Amir Talai as Mitch |
Co-Guest Stars: Tiffany Brouwer as Janice | Elizabeth J. Carlisle as Fashionista | Tyler McKenzie Cook as Lumberjack | Michael Emery as Driver | Sergio Garcia as Criminal | Bianca Lawson as Abby | Christian Serratos as Becca |
Uncredited: Sarah Paulson as Billie Dean Howard
Director: Bradley Buecker
Writer: John J. Gray
Songs: Coleman Hawkins -- Body and Soul, Peter Murphy -- Cuts You Up, Mazzy Star -- Fade Into You, Giorgio Moroder -- Knights in White Satin, Marianne Faithfull -- The Ballad of Lucy Jordan, Morrison Recording Orchestra -- When I Dance With the One I Love
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Horror/Supernatural
Status: On Hiatus
Network: FX ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 05, 2011
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