American Horror Story Season 5: Episode 5 strips Hotel Cortez "down to the studs"

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If you think Halloween's over you've clearly never been to the Hotel Cortez. This week's Part 2 of American Horror Story Season 5's Halloween special, "Room Service," brings the creatures back to the building and threatens to strip Lady Gaga's edifice "down to the studs"

In spite of its ratings not able to get away with murder, Lady Gaga's Hotel Cortez has so far been able to keep abreast of the movements of the law enforcement moving within its very walls. That may be until this week's Episode 5, "Room Service," batters down the ceiling and threats to "strip its walls down to the studs," as Wes Bentley's Detective John Lowe intones in this week's teaser trailer below. Whether fantasy or reality, Detective Lowe believes he knows what he saw when Lady Gaga welcomed him to Devil's Night in last week's Episode 4, where he dined with a cohort of history's most debauched serial killers in the same room committing real murder, or so it seemed. We'll just have to wait until tomorrow night's Halloween special follow-up to find out the whole story. But for now, catch the "Room Service" trailer below.

"The truth is in there," John Lowe is caught howling in the trailer, while his wife Alex finds out the thirst for immortality isn't all its cracked up to be, as the keen sanguine hunger tightens and the pediatrician is tempted to prey on those she is sworn to protect. The episode takes on a chalky pallor as Donovan's mother Iris comes to terms with her own new-found place in eternity after trying to kill herself back in Episode 3. Halloween, meanwhile, appears to be in full swing as the dressed-up Countess encounters a feverish Iris who has clearly been caught up in Ramona's plans to take down Lady Gaga. According to the official Episode 4 synopsis: "Alex uses an unconventional treatment to save a dying patient. A Halloween-hating couple tests Iris's limits." Calling Room Service?

Source: FX