25 Times Lady Gaga Slayed (Sometimes Literally) as The Countess on ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

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WATCH: Gaga wins a Golden Globe for her role as The Countess!

Ahead of tonight’s American Horror Story finale, let’s look back at our sexy, gory stay in the Hotel Cortez.

The fifth season of American Horror Story — subtitled Hotel — ends tonight (Jan. 13, 2016). We’re sad to see it go, but we’re also glad to say that it turned out to be one of the series’ best seasons overall. (Let’s just pretend the entire Ten Commandments Killer storyline didn’t happen though, k?) It had a lot of things going for it, most notably Lady Gaga’s Golden Globe-winning turn as The Countess. (And basically any scene with Liz Taylor and Iris. Oh, and Donovan’s butt.)

Since Hotel belonged to The Countess (R.I.P.), let’s take a moment and relive some of her greatest moments ahead of tonight’s big denouement.

When she starred in what might be the sexist introductory scene ever:

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When she and Donovan made a sexy mess:

 

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When she improv-ed this iconic line:

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When she created Liz Taylor:

 

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And then uttered what might be the most iconic line of the entire season:

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When she demonstrated how good she is at sharing:

 

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When she put Liz Taylor in her place. Again:

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When she showed patience and grace when dealing with foreign tourists:

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When she was really, really good at flirting with a serial killer:

 

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When she got the post-double-murder-philosophical-munchies:

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When she flawlessly told one of Lana Del Rey’s boyfriends to scram:

 

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When she gave a gay dude a boner:

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When dipped her toes in the ladypond with Ramona Royale:

 

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And when she and Ramona grew apart through the years:

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When she was really horny:

 

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When she was no longer a little mouse:

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When she won the Academy Award for Best Cigarette Acting:

 

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When she had this hair:

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When she went full Born This Way/LGBT Warrior:

 

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When she made an irresistible offer to Ramona Royale:

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When she made us feel sorry for her despite the fact she’s a murderous ice queen:

 

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When she let her anger get the best of her:

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When she knew Iris was up to no good and decided to make her sweat a little while looking like the hottest Marie Antoinette that ever existed:

 

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When she was really kind to the help:

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And finally, when she ended transphobia and homophobia with nothing more than the flick of her wrist:

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CREDIT: Mikey Dislikes It
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CREDIT: Mikey Dislikes It

Watch the season finale of American Horror Story: Hotel on FX at 10 p.m. ET.