In the Scream Queens recap, the Kappas peg Dean Munsch as the Red Devil killer and try to take her out while Pete becomes a very suspicious character….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
The Red Devil killer just has no manners because after ruining Chanel Oberlin’s favorite holiday earlier this season — Chanel-o-ween — the second best celebration was also scrapped when the Kappa Kappa Tau Chanels had their pink Jeep Black Friday shopping celebration cut short (literally) when the murderer began stalking them through a locked mall after hours.
Add to that, the list of suspects begins to whittle down to just a few and the Kappas are convinced that Dean Munsch is the one trying to wipe their sorority off the map so they decide to strike back rather than wait to be killed any longer.
Add to that, Pete’s mysterious relationship with the Dickie Dollar Scholars and Boone as well as a strange phone call and an admission of murder and this episode of Scream Queens had just about everything you’d want one week before the season finale.
With that said, let’s recap the latest episode of Scream Queens titled ‘Black Friday’….
Despite a plea and even a timeout from Dean Munsch requesting that the Chanels avoid Black Friday shopping thanks to a killer stalking their entire sorority, Chanel No. 1 refuses to give up her second favorite holiday and insists that the sister will enjoy this shopping trip because they’ve earned it.
After all what would Black Friday be without buying outrageously inexpensive crap for your friends just to flaunt how much money you have that you’re not spending on them? Well, Chanel finally comes to her senses after he ‘friends’ buy her a $13,000 purse and she decides that the gift of giving really is the reason for the season so she opts to spend her fortune on matching pink Jeeps for all of them.
Never mind the fact that it’s past midnight and the dealership is closed, Chanel is determined to buy these Jeeps but she never gets the chance after the girls realize they shopped too long and the mall is now closed and locked behind them. To make matters worse, the Red Devil killer shows up with a crossbow in hand ready to take out some Kappas.
Luckily, the girls all escape except for Chanel No. 1, who decides to confront the killer because she’s convinced it’s Dean Munsch hiding behind that mask and she wants to know for sure. Chanel’s strong language might work on an incoming freshman, but the Red Devil isn’t about small talk and instead shoots an arrow straight through her shoulder.
Just when it looks like Chanel will be joining Chanel No. 2 and Chanel No. 4 in that sorority house in the sky, the cavalry finally shows up! It’s Denise Hemphill — the new chief of police in charge of securing Wallace University!
Yep, the rest of the police were fired for incompetence (thus why Gigi’s roasted head remains an unsolved and largely unreported crime) but thankfully the wise people in charge saw Denise as a likely candidate to succeed the previous regime. Denise is still convinced that Zayday is the killer but before she can finish her long-winded speech about catching a murderer on her first day on the job, the Red Devil kills one of her deputies and escapes amidst the distraction.
Following the death of pretty much all his brothers, Chad is left to conduct a meeting at the Dickie Dollar Scholars house with Pete as his only audience. Why is Pete there?
Well it seems dead gay Boone bequeathed him all of his worldly possessions — his HBO Go password, his Xbox Connect that he never quite figured out how to work, and even his anal plug with the blue jewel on the end — but why would he give everything to Pete when they barely knew each other?
Chad is convinced that Pete and Boone were gay lovers, but that is apparently not the case. According to Pete, Boone was his inside source for Greek life on campus, feeding him all the information he needed for his investigation. Boone was his deep throat, if you will.
Chad buys it but the remembers that Pete once tried to become a member of the Dickie Dollar Scholars but failed to make the final cut because he didn’t know the first thing about golf, he had no ab routine and didn’t own a single John Mayer album. But with the members of the fraternity dwindling down to none, Chad offers Pete a spot as one of the new brothers.
Pete politely declines, which then forces Chad to demand a duel to the death between the two of them. Pete again declines, but Chad warns him — turning down a duel when challenged by a Dickie Dollar Scholar means you are now surrendering yourself to be murdered at a later date. Considering how often the bodies are dropping around here, Pete might want to listen to him.
Dean Munsch Must Die
Following her near death at the mall, Chanel No. 1 decides that the sisters of Kappa Kappa Tau need to strike back at the killer before the killer can finish the job. Everyone agrees that Dean Cathy Munsch is the most likely candidate to be the killer so the girls decide that murdering her is the only way to guarantee they stay alive. Even talking pumpkin Grace goes along with the plan!
So under the guise of promoting feminism, Grace and Chanel No. 1 befriend Dean Munsch as a mentor and educator while offering up some of her favorite beverage — apple cider — with an extra large dose of puffer-fish poison laced inside to finish her off. The only problem is Dean Munsch swigs down the beverage without a single twitch and the girls leave her horribly decorated house with nothing more than an assignment to write a 10,000 word thesis paper on suffrage.
Following the botched murder, Grace ends up in Pete’s room commiserating about how she went from promoting sisterhood to killing the dean of students and he tries to convince her that she’s no murderer. Grace agrees and then Pete decides this is the perfect moment to tell her that he loves her and tries to get in her pants. Grace says thanks but no thanks and can you blame her? She’s been investigating a murder for weeks while everyone around her as been picked off by the Red Devil killer, it’s no surprise she’s not exactly in the mood.
Back at the Kappa house, Chanel is plotting her next act of vengeance but Grace wants no part of it anymore — so all the girls in the house including Zayday vote her out of the sorority. There goes Grace’s plan to fix what’s wrong with Kappa Kappa Tau.
With the weakest link eliminated, the Chanel mafia along with Zayday decide to send Dean Munsch to a cryo-chamber where they will lock her inside and freeze her like Robert Patrick in Terminator 2. Unfortunately after 27-minutes inside at sub-200 degree temperatures, Dean Munsch is not only alive but refreshed and feeling better than ever.
Chanel can’t figure out why this keeps happening so she tries one final plan after hearing how Rasputin was finally killed — Dean Munsch needs to drown!
But when the other girls are out shopping for panties — in a size four that needs to have the tags switched to say size zero —they miss Chanel’s call for help and when Dean Munsch shows up to the pool she’s there all alone with no backup. Chanel tries to talk her way out of it, but this time Dean Munsch sees right through her and walks out in disgust. Chanel has been foiled again and the killer is still on the loose!
Following her boot from Kappa Kappa Tau, Grace goes back to her dad’s place and finds her boyfriend Pete there comparing notes with Wes trying to get to the bottom of Gigi’s origin and how she really fit into this whole mess.
It seems the theory that Gigi was one of the other girls from Kappa house in the bathroom on the night the sister died after giving birth wasn’t exactly correct.
Remember those four names that Pete collected from Dean Munsch’s office during the premiere episode just before the Red Devil knocked him out and told him to mind his own business? Well there were only two names still unaccounted for on the list — one was Meyers and the other was Cohen.
Gigi’s real name as revealed by the mental institution was Jess Meyers — her sister Amy Meyers was the girl in the bathroom when the Kappa sister gave birth and eventually died. Amy tried to raise the kids on her own but the stress and guilt over the situation ended up with her committing suicide. So Gigi took over raising the kids with the ultimate plan of revenge against Kappa Kappa Tau for the death of her sister and their mother.
Pete still has some digging to do while Grace has a heart to heart with her father about the right time to ‘go all the way’. She decides Pete is the guy she wants to be her first so Grace rushes over to his dorm room to do the deed.
What she doesn’t know, however, is Pete has just finished a mysterious phone call where he tells the person on the other end of the line that the point has been made and why do they want to take this any further? He then tells whoever he’s speaking with to never call him again.
Grace arrives and throws herself at Pete and confesses her love, but he stops her from doing anything because this entire situation isn’t fair to her.
“I don’t want your first time to be with a murderer.”
Who did Pete kill? Who was on the other end of that phone? The final episode of Scream Queens goes down one week from today and the Red Devil killer will finally be unmasked!
So many theories to float around after this episode. One thing I know for sure — former Kappa president Melanie Dorkus plays into the killer’s identity because one half of the finale is titled Dorkus and don’t forget her warning to Chanel Oberlin during the debut — if you want to be the president of Kappa Kappa Tau you have to be willing to dance with the devil. When Chanel No. 2 gets killed, the text message to her says ‘do you want to dance with the devil?’. Those two incidents have to be related.
Now there’s almost no chance Ryan Murphy would name one of the episodes ‘Dorkus’ knowing that she’s going to be revealed as the killer so it can’t be Melanie. That only leaves one other suspect — Chanel Oberlin.
She switched out the spray tan to get rid of Melanie Dorkus in the debut so she could take over Kappa house and then dismantle it from the inside out. She was attacked in tonight’s episode but clearly Pete still has a Red Devil costume and we know he was obsessed with Chanel his entire freshman year. Maybe she convinced him to play a part in her scheme thus the crossbow shot that conveniently missed every major organ and artery in her body. She then convinces all of the Kappas to go after Dean Munsch — another person who covered up the murder back in 1995 and let’s not forget the last time the Red Devils went after her, they failed miserably. Also in tonight’s episode, Chanel and Grace finally agreed on something and came up with the same train of thought about poisoning Dean Munsch — that sounds like something sisters might do, right?
Only one week until we find out for sure who is the Red Devil killer but my money is on Chanel Oberlin.
BEST LINES THIS WEEK
“Torturing these soulless manatees of senseless consumerism brings me so much joy!”
“Gotta run or we’ll be late for the midnight hippo stampede at Walmart.”
“Stop poking holes in the pink Jeep idea, please and just accept the fact that I’m buying you all pink Jeeps. Take the win, No. 5!”
“I didn’t turn on the deep fryer, bitch!”
“Thank you talking pumpkin”
“Please stop interrupting my dead gay friend Boone!”
“How many John Mayer albums to you own?”
“Your body, Pete Martinez, is not a wonderland.”
“Any secret friend and possible gay lover of Boone is a friend of mine.”
“The woman at the hospital said they only admitted one person to the ER all night and it was some dude who needed help getting a Lego figure out of his rectum. It was Chad Radwell.”
“Wow dad, first mom then Gigi, you sure can pick em”
“If she tried to break the door down her arms would snap off. Jeez, there’s a little movie called Terminator you girls might want to consider watching.”
Chanel No. 5: “So I saw this documentary once about this high schooler who could grow this really thick hair all over his body if he concentrated really, really hard on it and maybe Dean Munsch can do that, too? I mean this kid is like amazing — he won this high school basketball championship single handed”
Chanel No. 1: “You’re thinking of the movie Teen Wolf, you brainless gash, which is not in fact a documentary!”
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“Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba