TV Club: On American Horror Story: Hotel, time is running out

“I have nothing but time and imagination,” James March says, trying to coax John Lowe away from his wife and back to their murderous endeavors. American Horror Story: Hotel acts like it has nothing but time, but as the season ticks on, time is running out.

It could be better marshaled, but there’s no shortage of imagination here. “She Gets Revenge” is any uneasy mix of some heady images, some great laughs, and a few stand-up-and-cheer moments, all surrounded by cumbersome digressions. At a point where the story should be constricting, it’s expanding instead.

John Lowe (Wes Bentley), Alex Lowe (Chlöe Sevigny) (Prashant Gupta/FX)

Was anyone clamoring for a reunion between Alex and John Lowe? Or for a flashback explaining Alex’s predicament? Or for another visit to The Vampire Kids’ Playhouse? (Yeah, yeah, they’re not vampires, the show has been tediously clear that this isn …

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