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** not that surprising, many buildings of that age also own the service alleys. Dying in the main street is off the property.

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* Queenie's appearance raises quite a few questions about the world we're in. I find it hard to believe that no one so much as mentions the existence of witches, especially when they're confronted with other supernatural elements. If we know that witches are real and the supernatural exists, wouldn't you think people would be a bit more sensitive to weird things going on?


** Given the show's protagonists have done some pretty immoral things, someone being a hypocrite doesn't seem particularly bad or worth the show pointing out the immorality of.



** March at one point mentions that he thinks the kid is his, due to "family resemblance" - but this is obviously nonsense, as the kid [[spoiler: has a really bad case of cleft pallate, so it doesn't resemble anyone.]] And why would Elizabeth try to abort the pregnancy if the father was her lawfully wedded husband? (She loves kids, and [[spoiler: her lovers had already "abandoned" her at this point,]] so she wasn't about to leave her husband.)

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** March at one point mentions that he thinks the kid is his, due to "family resemblance" - but this is obviously nonsense, as the kid [[spoiler: has a really bad case of cleft pallate, so it doesn't resemble anyone.]] And why would Elizabeth try to abort the pregnancy if the father was her lawfully wedded husband? (She loves kids, and [[spoiler: her lovers had already "abandoned" her at this point,]] so she wasn't about to leave her husband.))
** The child of a vampire and a human wouldn't be a vampire or a human, let alone a demon. This new craeture, traditionally called a dhampyr, would have different traits and pretty easily explains away all questions about it, including why it grew it three weeks. As to the father, it's unknown, but it could easily be March, with the Countess wanting to abort the child because she knew how horrific it could be, but after seeing it, she fell in love with it anyway as it was the first time seeing her child and knowing it was hers.


** It's not quite clear. March says that the demon was created from Sally's "filthy" behaviour (which could refer to both her heroin addiction and/or her prostitution), which makes it sound like it was just spontaneously conjured up due to the general evil atmosphere in the hotel. But at a later point, March makes it clear that he controls the demon and uses it occasionally to punish Sally for disobeying him (and to force her to lure in a victim each year for his Devil's Night party), which makes it sound like he specifically created the thing to torture her. Eventually, we're shown that [[spoiler: the demon first appeared when Sally was still alive, during a time when she got literally stuck in a hotel room for 5 days, unable to move, due to sewing herself to her two overdosing companions during a trip. The demon appeared on day 2 to start torturing her for the 3 days it took her to work up the courage to rip herself free,]] meaning he's probably a personification of withdrawal symptoms. [[note]]Nevermind that after 2 days, she should have been dead from dehydration.[[/note]] The demon's modus operandi of raping people in very, very painful ways also makes some more sense from that perspective: He's specifically the personification of a heroine-addicted prostitute's withdrawal symptoms, which are probably inescapably linked for her with the fact that, to get another fix, she must have sex with someone she doesn't actually want to have sex with, all while already feeling like shit physically and while every touch hurts, due to the specific way heroin works in the body.[[note]][[http://theinfluence.org/this-is-what-its-like-to-have-sex-for-money-when-youre-sick-from-heroin-withdrawal/ "Imagine every sensation you have translated by your nervous system as pain. (I have to laugh when people compare opioid withdrawal to bad flu symptoms without including this detail.)"]][[/note]] Though the scene still leaves it open to interpretation whether the demon appeared spontaneously (or possibly was already in the hotel, created by the other characters' addictive behaviour), or if was thought up as a karmic punishment by March just to torture Sally-the-random-prostitute. Given that March didn't show up to gloat, the former option seems more likely. Maybe March just uses his power as the builder of the hotel to keep the demon in check for Sally - as long as she repays the favor.
* Who was Bartholomew's father? (Elizabeth's lover was already a vampire when he came back to her after a marriage, and the fact that she didn't have any more children after Bartholomew implies that vampires can't conceive/sire babies.) Also, was she gestating the babie in just 3 weeks, or was she 3 weeks ''overdue'' and needed help getting the kid out of her now undead body? (The former seems unlikely if it wasn't an actual demon baby, the latter seems unlikely since the doctor said "Let's get rid of this.") And if the baby was simply just turned into a vampire in the womb, not sired by a demon or something like that (which I had assumed), then why is it so much more hardy than any other vampire on the show? (They die quite quickly and easily from having a major artery damaged, and yet the baby survived an apparent late-pregancy abortion attempt, which would have required to cut it into pieces to fit through the unready birth canal.) Why does it have completely black eyes? And why does it have superspeed and MUCH better eyesight than any real newborn? Some of this could be explained with ArtitsticLicenseBiology, but the demon eyes seemed an intentional hint that there was more wrong with this pregnancy than just a vampirized mother. And yet, this plot point is never mentioned again.
** March at one point mentions that he thinks the kid is his, due to "family resemblence" - but this is obviously nonsense, as the kid has a really bad case of claft pallate, so it doesn't resemble anyone. And why would Elizabeth try to abort the pregnancy if the father was her lawfully wedded husband. (She wants a kid, and her lovers had already "abandoned" her at this point, so she wasn't about to leave her husband.)

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** It's not quite clear. March says that the demon was created from Sally's "filthy" behaviour (which could refer to both her heroin addiction and/or her prostitution), which makes it sound like it was just spontaneously conjured up due to the general evil atmosphere in the hotel. But at a later point, March makes it clear that he controls the demon and uses it occasionally to punish Sally for disobeying him (and to force her to lure in a victim each year for his Devil's Night party), which makes it sound like he specifically created the thing to torture her. Eventually, we're shown that [[spoiler: the demon first appeared when Sally was still alive, during a time when she got literally stuck in a hotel room for 5 days, unable to move, due to sewing herself to her two overdosing companions during a trip. The demon appeared on day 2 to start torturing her for the 3 days it took her to work up the courage to rip herself free,]] meaning he's probably a personification of withdrawal symptoms. [[note]]Nevermind that after 2 days, she should have been dead from dehydration.[[/note]] The demon's modus operandi of raping people in very, very painful ways also makes some more sense from that perspective: He's specifically the personification of a heroine-addicted heroin-addicted prostitute's withdrawal symptoms, which are probably inescapably linked for her with the fact that, to get another fix, she must have sex with someone she doesn't actually want to have sex with, all while already feeling like shit physically and while every touch hurts, due to the specific way heroin works in the body.[[note]][[http://theinfluence.org/this-is-what-its-like-to-have-sex-for-money-when-youre-sick-from-heroin-withdrawal/ "Imagine every sensation you have translated by your nervous system as pain. (I have to laugh when people compare opioid withdrawal to bad flu symptoms without including this detail.)"]][[/note]] Though the scene still leaves it open to interpretation whether the demon appeared spontaneously (or possibly was already in the hotel, created by the other characters' addictive behaviour), or if was thought up as a karmic punishment by March just to torture Sally-the-random-prostitute. Given that March didn't show up to gloat, the former option seems more likely. Maybe March just uses his power as the builder of the hotel to keep the demon in check for Sally - as long as she repays the favor.
* Who was Bartholomew's father? (Elizabeth's [[spoiler: lover was already a vampire when he came back to her after a marriage, her marriage,]] and the fact that she didn't have any more children after Bartholomew implies that vampires can't conceive/sire babies.) Also, was she gestating the babie baby in just 3 weeks, or was she 3 weeks ''overdue'' and needed help getting the kid out of her now undead body? (The former seems unlikely if it wasn't an actual demon baby, the latter seems unlikely since the doctor said "Let's get rid of this.") And if the baby was simply just turned into a vampire in the womb, not sired by a demon or something like that (which I had assumed), then why is it so much more hardy than any other vampire on the show? (They die quite quickly and easily from having a major artery damaged, and yet the baby survived an apparent late-pregancy abortion attempt, which would have required to cut it into pieces to fit through the unready birth canal.) Why does it have completely black eyes? And why does it have superspeed and MUCH better eyesight than any real newborn? Some of this could be explained with ArtitsticLicenseBiology, ArtisticLicenseBiology, but the demon eyes seemed like an intentional hint that there was more wrong with this pregnancy than just a vampirized mother. And yet, this plot point is never mentioned again.
** March at one point mentions that he thinks the kid is his, due to "family resemblence" resemblance" - but this is obviously nonsense, as the kid [[spoiler: has a really bad case of claft cleft pallate, so it doesn't resemble anyone. anyone.]] And why would Elizabeth try to abort the pregnancy if the father was her lawfully wedded husband. husband? (She wants a kid, loves kids, and [[spoiler: her lovers had already "abandoned" her at this point, point,]] so she wasn't about to leave her husband.)


* Given that [[spoiler: Donovan and John}} prove that dying on the curb outside the hotel prevents you from becoming a ghost, how the hell did Sally manage to get stuck in the hotel? She was murdered by getting shoved out of the window, but only died once she hit the curb outside.

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* Given that [[spoiler: Donovan and John}} John]] prove that dying on the curb outside the hotel prevents you from becoming a ghost, how the hell Hell did Sally manage to get stuck in the hotel? She was murdered by getting shoved out of the window, but only died once she hit the curb outside.



** The Countess' claim about Holden being neglected was about his ''father''. Specifically, John's behaviour at the funfare, which was all the Countess could witness. (Not the fact that he'd been on a drunk bender for 2 days just before that, due to going over a work-related MoralDespairHorizon, which would be a little more justified.) Everyone in this show seems to think that taking your eyes off your kid for 10 seconds to check your phone is totally unforgivable.

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** The Countess' claim about Holden being neglected was about his ''father''. Specifically, John's behaviour at the funfare, which was all the Countess could witness. (Not the fact that he'd been on a drunk bender for 2 days just before that, due to going over a work-related MoralDespairHorizon, DespairEventHorizon, which would be a little more justified.) Everyone in this show seems to think that taking your eyes off your kid for 10 seconds to check your phone is totally unforgivable.



** It's not quite clear. March says that the demon was created from Sally's "filthy" behaviour (which could refer to both her heroin addiction and/or her prostitution), which makes it sound like it was just spontaneously conjured up due to the general evil atmosphere in the hotel. But at a later point, March makes it clear that he controls the demon and uses it occasionally to punish Sally for disobeying him (and to force her to lure in a victim each year for his Devil's Night party), which makes it sound like he specifically created the thing to torture her. Eventually, we're shown that the demon first appeared when Sally was still alive, during a time when she got literally stuck in a hotel room for 5 days, unable to move, due to sewing herself to her two overdosing companions during a trip. The demon appeared on day 2 to start torturing her for the 3 days it took her to work up the courage to rip herself free, meaning he's probably a personification of withdrawal symptoms. [[note]]Nevermind that after 2 days, she should have been dead from dehydration.[[/note]] The demon's modus operandi of raping people in very, very painful ways also makes some more sense rfom that perspective: He's specifically the personification of a heroine-addicted prostitute's withdrawal symptoms, which are probably inescapably linked for her with the fact that, to get another fix, she must have sex with someone she doesn't actually want to have sex with, all while already feeling like shit physically and while every touch hurts, due to the specific way heroin works in the body.[[note]][[http://theinfluence.org/this-is-what-its-like-to-have-sex-for-money-when-youre-sick-from-heroin-withdrawal/ "Imagine every sensation you have translated by your nervous system as pain. (I have to laugh when people compare opioid withdrawal to bad flu symptoms without including this detail.)"[[/note]] Though the scene still leaves it open to interpretation whether the demon appeared spontaneously (or possibly was already in the hotel, created by the other characters' addictive behaviour), or if was thought up as a karmic punishment by March just to torture Sally-the-random-prostitute. Given that March didn#t show up to gloat, the former option seems more likely. Maybe March just uses his power as the builder of the hotel to keep the demon in check for Sally - so long as she repays the favor.

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** It's not quite clear. March says that the demon was created from Sally's "filthy" behaviour (which could refer to both her heroin addiction and/or her prostitution), which makes it sound like it was just spontaneously conjured up due to the general evil atmosphere in the hotel. But at a later point, March makes it clear that he controls the demon and uses it occasionally to punish Sally for disobeying him (and to force her to lure in a victim each year for his Devil's Night party), which makes it sound like he specifically created the thing to torture her. Eventually, we're shown that [[spoiler: the demon first appeared when Sally was still alive, during a time when she got literally stuck in a hotel room for 5 days, unable to move, due to sewing herself to her two overdosing companions during a trip. The demon appeared on day 2 to start torturing her for the 3 days it took her to work up the courage to rip herself free, free,]] meaning he's probably a personification of withdrawal symptoms. [[note]]Nevermind that after 2 days, she should have been dead from dehydration.[[/note]] The demon's modus operandi of raping people in very, very painful ways also makes some more sense rfom from that perspective: He's specifically the personification of a heroine-addicted prostitute's withdrawal symptoms, which are probably inescapably linked for her with the fact that, to get another fix, she must have sex with someone she doesn't actually want to have sex with, all while already feeling like shit physically and while every touch hurts, due to the specific way heroin works in the body.[[note]][[http://theinfluence.org/this-is-what-its-like-to-have-sex-for-money-when-youre-sick-from-heroin-withdrawal/ "Imagine every sensation you have translated by your nervous system as pain. (I have to laugh when people compare opioid withdrawal to bad flu symptoms without including this detail.)"[[/note]] )"]][[/note]] Though the scene still leaves it open to interpretation whether the demon appeared spontaneously (or possibly was already in the hotel, created by the other characters' addictive behaviour), or if was thought up as a karmic punishment by March just to torture Sally-the-random-prostitute. Given that March didn#t didn't show up to gloat, the former option seems more likely. Maybe March just uses his power as the builder of the hotel to keep the demon in check for Sally - so as long as she repays the favor.favor.
* Who was Bartholomew's father? (Elizabeth's lover was already a vampire when he came back to her after a marriage, and the fact that she didn't have any more children after Bartholomew implies that vampires can't conceive/sire babies.) Also, was she gestating the babie in just 3 weeks, or was she 3 weeks ''overdue'' and needed help getting the kid out of her now undead body? (The former seems unlikely if it wasn't an actual demon baby, the latter seems unlikely since the doctor said "Let's get rid of this.") And if the baby was simply just turned into a vampire in the womb, not sired by a demon or something like that (which I had assumed), then why is it so much more hardy than any other vampire on the show? (They die quite quickly and easily from having a major artery damaged, and yet the baby survived an apparent late-pregancy abortion attempt, which would have required to cut it into pieces to fit through the unready birth canal.) Why does it have completely black eyes? And why does it have superspeed and MUCH better eyesight than any real newborn? Some of this could be explained with ArtitsticLicenseBiology, but the demon eyes seemed an intentional hint that there was more wrong with this pregnancy than just a vampirized mother. And yet, this plot point is never mentioned again.
** March at one point mentions that he thinks the kid is his, due to "family resemblence" - but this is obviously nonsense, as the kid has a really bad case of claft pallate, so it doesn't resemble anyone. And why would Elizabeth try to abort the pregnancy if the father was her lawfully wedded husband. (She wants a kid, and her lovers had already "abandoned" her at this point, so she wasn't about to leave her husband.)


* Given that [[spoiler: Donovan and John}} prove that dying on the curb outside the hotel prevents you from becoming a ghost, how the hell did Sally manage to get stuck in the hotel? She was murdered by getting shoved out of the window, but only died once she hit the curb outside.



** The Countess' claim about Holden being neglected was about his ''father''. Specifically, John's behaviour at the funfare, which was all the Countess could witness. (Not the fact that he'd been on a drunk bender for 2 days just before that, due to going over a work-related MoralDespairHorizon, which would be a little more justified.) Everyone in this show seems to think that taking your eyes off your kid for 10 seconds to check your phone is totally unforgivable.



** As of ep. 6 it's confirmed she's incredibly neglectful, leaving Scarlett for two days without calling or making arrangements for her while she's [[spoiler: at the hotel with Holden]] . She only shows up when detective Hahn calls her after [[spoiler: John shoots Bartholomew]] and Scarlett freaks out.

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** As of ep. 6 it's confirmed she's incredibly neglectful, neglectful at least to [[TheUnfavorite Scarlett]], leaving Scarlett her for two days without calling or making arrangements for her while she's [[spoiler: at the hotel with Holden]] . She only shows up when detective Hahn calls her after [[spoiler: John shoots Bartholomew]] and Scarlett freaks out.



* Pot sticker man aka Addiction Demon - was it ever explained where he/it came from?

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* Pot sticker man aka Addiction Demon - was it ever explained where he/it came from?from?
** It's not quite clear. March says that the demon was created from Sally's "filthy" behaviour (which could refer to both her heroin addiction and/or her prostitution), which makes it sound like it was just spontaneously conjured up due to the general evil atmosphere in the hotel. But at a later point, March makes it clear that he controls the demon and uses it occasionally to punish Sally for disobeying him (and to force her to lure in a victim each year for his Devil's Night party), which makes it sound like he specifically created the thing to torture her. Eventually, we're shown that the demon first appeared when Sally was still alive, during a time when she got literally stuck in a hotel room for 5 days, unable to move, due to sewing herself to her two overdosing companions during a trip. The demon appeared on day 2 to start torturing her for the 3 days it took her to work up the courage to rip herself free, meaning he's probably a personification of withdrawal symptoms. [[note]]Nevermind that after 2 days, she should have been dead from dehydration.[[/note]] The demon's modus operandi of raping people in very, very painful ways also makes some more sense rfom that perspective: He's specifically the personification of a heroine-addicted prostitute's withdrawal symptoms, which are probably inescapably linked for her with the fact that, to get another fix, she must have sex with someone she doesn't actually want to have sex with, all while already feeling like shit physically and while every touch hurts, due to the specific way heroin works in the body.[[note]][[http://theinfluence.org/this-is-what-its-like-to-have-sex-for-money-when-youre-sick-from-heroin-withdrawal/ "Imagine every sensation you have translated by your nervous system as pain. (I have to laugh when people compare opioid withdrawal to bad flu symptoms without including this detail.)"[[/note]] Though the scene still leaves it open to interpretation whether the demon appeared spontaneously (or possibly was already in the hotel, created by the other characters' addictive behaviour), or if was thought up as a karmic punishment by March just to torture Sally-the-random-prostitute. Given that March didn#t show up to gloat, the former option seems more likely. Maybe March just uses his power as the builder of the hotel to keep the demon in check for Sally - so long as she repays the favor.


* Why does the Countess [[spoiler: kill Natacha in the Hotel Cortez? Doesn't that bind Natacha to the hotel? It's especially odd that the Countess would overlook this considering the same thing happened with Will Drake.]]

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* Why does the Countess [[spoiler: kill Natacha in the Hotel Cortez? Doesn't that bind Natacha to the hotel? It's especially odd that the Countess would overlook this considering the same thing happened with Will Drake.]]]]
* Pot sticker man aka Addiction Demon - was it ever explained where he/it came from?


* John is a hypocrite. He cheats on his wife with Sally, but finds it unacceptable [[spoiler:that his partner developed feelings for the wife that he was neglecting?]] It's a really convenient double-standard that they never address.

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* John is a hypocrite. He cheats on his wife with Sally, but finds it unacceptable [[spoiler:that his partner developed feelings for the wife that he was neglecting?]] It's a really convenient double-standard that they never address.address.
* Why does the Countess [[spoiler: kill Natacha in the Hotel Cortez? Doesn't that bind Natacha to the hotel? It's especially odd that the Countess would overlook this considering the same thing happened with Will Drake.]]


* John is a hypocrite. He cheats on his wife with Sally, but finds it unacceptable that his partner developed feelings for the wife that he was neglecting? It's a really convenient double-standard that they never address.

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* John is a hypocrite. He cheats on his wife with Sally, but finds it unacceptable that [[spoiler:that his partner developed feelings for the wife that he was neglecting? neglecting?]] It's a really convenient double-standard that they never address.


** He ''didn't'' make it back to the Hotel before dying, and thus his ghost was not bound to the Hotel like the others. He is only able to return once a year, on Devil's Night like the other serial killers, which explains why it's the only time he ever makes contact with Billie Dean, and why he says something along the lines of "When I close my eyes, it'll be over until next year" to his daughter.

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** He ''didn't'' make it back to the Hotel before dying, and thus his ghost was not bound to the Hotel like the others. He is only able to return once a year, on Devil's Night like the other serial killers, which explains why it's the only time he ever makes contact with Billie Dean, and why he says something along the lines of "When I close my eyes, it'll be over until next year" to his daughter.daughter.
* John is a hypocrite. He cheats on his wife with Sally, but finds it unacceptable that his partner developed feelings for the wife that he was neglecting? It's a really convenient double-standard that they never address.

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** An average period produces about 1/5th of a cup of liquid in total (~40 ml), over several days (up to a week), most of it being not actually blood but shed uterine lining. Therefore, periods can hardly provide any significant sustenance.

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** [[spoiler: March was able to kill Queenie because the writers wanted to please some rather angry parts of the fanbase, which is why her death also serves no purpose and isn't brought up again.]]


** I admittedly wasn't paying close attention, but I thought the case was that he didn't and could only go back on Devil's Night.

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** I admittedly wasn't paying close attention, but I thought He ''didn't'' make it back to the case Hotel before dying, and thus his ghost was that he didn't and could not bound to the Hotel like the others. He is only go back able to return once a year, on Devil's Night.Night like the other serial killers, which explains why it's the only time he ever makes contact with Billie Dean, and why he says something along the lines of "When I close my eyes, it'll be over until next year" to his daughter.


* How did [[spoiler: John]] make it to the Hotel property as he was being gunned down on the street? In the last shot, it appears he is still several feet away from the sidewalk.

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* How did [[spoiler: John]] make it to the Hotel property as he was being gunned down on the street? In the last shot, it appears he is still several feet away from the sidewalk.sidewalk.
** I admittedly wasn't paying close attention, but I thought the case was that he didn't and could only go back on Devil's Night.


** Probably the same way Elsa Mars did.

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** Probably the same way Elsa Mars did.did.
*How did [[spoiler: John]] make it to the Hotel property as he was being gunned down on the street? In the last shot, it appears he is still several feet away from the sidewalk.

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