Spoilers ahead for the latest episode of American Horror Story: Hotel
American Horror Story: Hotel (sort of) wrapped up one major story in this week’s episode, in that the Countess’ reunion with the one great love of her life, Rudy Valentino, was predictably short-lived. While spending nearly a century starving in a sealed-off wing of the hotel couldn’t kill Valentino and his wife Natacha Rambova, it turns out that a bullet to the head did the job just fine — as Finn Wittrock met his second death on American Horror Story this season.
Yes, Matt Bomer’s Donovan finally got his revenge on the Countess by killing the one man she ever truly loved, and how is a guy going to celebrate something like that? By mellowing out to the most buzzed about song of the year, Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” naturally.
Ryan Murphy was fully aware of what he was doing in the scene — the over-the-top musical number taking place just before Liz and Iris came in, guns a’ blazing, ostensibly killing the Countess and Donovan — and predictably fans went completely bananas.
Here’s just a sampling of the fan reactions on Twitter. It’s safe to say people felt emotions: