In the latest Scream Queens recap, the Red Devil killer gets a power tool, a new Chanel is crowned and the suspect list continues to grow…
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
Following a bang up debut a week ago, Scream Queens returned this week with everybody on the Wallace University campus on high alert. A couple of murders — not to mention a couple more no one even knows about — has everyone living with frayed edges.
Dean Munsch is so distraught after learning that the killer has used the Red Devil outfit that has been Wallace University’s mascot for the past 80 years that she changes the mascot to a giant ice cream cone appropriately called Coney.
Denise Hemphill is convinced that Chanel No. 2 is dead but she’s pointing her finger at Zayday after doing some sleuthing of her own.
Chanel No. 1 is losing dead bodies left and right not to mention watching her minion count dwindle by the hour, but luckily she finds a new person willing to play handmaiden to her by the end of the episode.
And then there’s poor Chad, who is forced to deal with the death of his best friend, the loss of his girlfriend and he might only have half the women on campus willing to fellate him as a consolation prize. It’s been a rough day for Chad.
So who is the killer? We get a few more clues this week so without further ado let’s recap the newest episode of Scream Queens titled ‘Chainsaw’.
Take Back the Night
Following an accidental tasing of a freshman who made the mistake of playing a prank in a Red Devil outfit while getting a little too close to Grace and Zayday, Dean Munsch is trying to assure everyone at the school that all the proper measures for security have been taken and rumors of a Red Devil killer lurking behind every door is just bad campus gossip. She calms a few nerves when she says that Boone wasn’t actually killed, but instead he committed suicide.
Yes, Boone slit his own throat and arranged his dead body on a table surrounded by candles.
The students at the school have resorted to carrying around signs that literally say they are not part of Kappa Kappa Tau after rumors surfaced that the killer is targeting people associated with that sorority. Things only get worse for Chanel No. 1 when she can’t find Chanel No. 2’s dead body and then Chanel No. 3 quits on her in favor of getting filled out like an application by two frat boys from the Dickie Dollar Scholars.
Chanel No. 1 even fails in her overtures to get Chad back after she makes the horrid suggestion that he sleep with less people. What was she thinking?!?
While all the other students are taking back the night, Grace and Zayday sneak into Chanel No. 2’s room to see if they can find out what happened to her. The other Chanels said that she had a nervous breakdown and returned home but after Denise joins the search and discovers a large bloodstain on the floor of her bedroom at Kappa house, she’s determined to prove that Chanel deuce is dead.
Denise even has the text that Chanel No. 2 fired off just before the Red Devil killer sliced her up for the final time, but Grace and Zayday aren’t sold when they find that she’s actually been posting on Instagram more recently. Of course the brief image we see looks like Chanel No. 2 is dead and her body has been displayed Weekend at Bernie’s style but that’s just one writer’s opinion.
A visit to Chanel No. 2’s house reveals a few key things — 1) her real name is Sonya — 2) she was an alcoholic who was in and out of rehab and her parents don’t want her to ever come back — and 3) she was porking Chad Radwell. That third item makes a couple of people suspects now to be the Red Devil Killer!
Friends in Low Places
Back on campus, Grace’s father Wes has started his new job as a part time professor teaching intro to film theory where he screens The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the first day of class. He doesn’t teach so much as he laments about how everyone has a chainsaw in their past. A little heavy handed for someone I pegged as the killer last week.
Meanwhile, Gigi is ready to put her hooks into Professor Wes until Munsch shoes up and interrupts their plans for a date and informs the Kappa chapter president that not only is she permanently stuck in the 90’s but she will now be stuck with her as a roommate as well. Munsch has decided to move into the Kappa house along with Gigi for a week to keep an eye on the girls.
The chainsaw reference does pay off, however, when poor Coney meets his demise at the hands of the Red Devil killer after he enjoyed a day prancing and groping students around campus. Poor Coney put up a fight, but ultimately his ice cream was separated from his cone and he is no more.
While Coney was getting lopped in two, Chanel No. 3 made friends with Predatory Lez after confiding in her that she was actually a love child of her mother and Charles Manson, who she used to see for conjugal visits after he was put in prison. Chanel No. 3 explains all of this as a precursor for Predatory Lez to act as her alibi because she’s not the murderer, but if anyone found out that her father was Charles Manson, they might think differently.
Interesting cross reference — when Wes is giving his sermon about the greatness of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, he reels off some items when talking about a person going mad and one of them was The White Album by the Beatles. That’s the same album Manson referenced around his Helter/Skelter murders in the late 1960’s.
Another friendship is made when Chanel No. 1 finds Hester snooping around her closet looking for some of the finest clothes in her collection. Chanel is pissed at first, but she soon realizes with Chanel No. 2 already dead and Chanel No. 5 revolting against her, she needs a new minion — so she removes Hester’s back brace, gives her a make over and voila!
Chanel No. 6 is born!
In the midst of this conversation, Grace and Zayday discover that both of the other Chanels have been screwing Chad behind Chanel No. 1’s back (Chanel No. 5 even makes a passing reference to Chad playing with his knife collection all night during their date). When you add in Chanel No. 2, Chad certainly gets around but maybe even worse does this give Chanel No. 1 a reason to murder them? Remember last week when she claimed the Red Devil killer attacked her, we never actually saw anyone in her room…
It’s Just a Wound
Over at the Dickie Dollar Scholar house, Chad is ramping up the troops to go out and hunt for Boone’s killer because no matter what the Dean says, he was murdered by the Red Devil killer and they need to get revenges.
The boys get hopped up on steroids, put on their best white outfits and trot down the street Westside Story style shouting for the Red Devil killer to come out and join them in battle. They’ve even brought wooden baseball bats as weapons!
Well, the boys get their wish but it’s actually double what they were hoping for because there are two Red Devil killers! The second one ends up knocking Chad unconscious (but leaves him alive) before chopping off the arms of one of his random brothers. The Red Devils get away after one more person dies and now it appears the killer has turned into killers — plural!
Meanwhile over by the Kappa house, Denise has offered to give Zayday a ride home but only to lure her into the car where she accuses the rookie pledge of all the murders that have taken place so far. Even better, Denise has evidence!
Zayday was going to run for chapter president against Chanel, she’s been tweeting at Shonda Rimes with ways she could improve How to Get Away with Murder (like better ways to get away with murder) and she has a chainsaw hiding under her bed!
Well Zayday has an explanation for all of it — running for president is something she always planned to do, she tweeted about How To Get Away with Murder because she likes it and the chainsaw was from her grandma after the school took away her taser. Makes sense, right?
Over at the dorms, Grace makes nice with Pete and apologizes for accusing him of being the Red Devil killer. He accepts and then they begin to theorize about the killer on campus.
Grace believes it’s Chad Radwell — he’s so detached that he can bang all the Chanels without feeling an ounce of remorse as they are just objects to him. Not to mention age-wise, he would fit exactly in the timeline of the baby that was born in the Kappa bathtub that fateful day 20 years ago and maybe he’s out for revenge?
Pete wants something more concrete and after getting the names out of the folder kept in Dean Munsch’s office about the 1995 death at Kappa house, he finds one sister who was in the sorority at the time of the tragedy but actually left school with just two credit hours left before she graduates. In other words, something bad must have happened to make Ms. Greenwell abandon her diploma with only that much time to go.
So Pete and Grace take a six-hour road trip to track down the lady to see if she knows anything about the death in Kappa house 20 years ago.
Gigi and Munsch officially move into Kappa house for the week, but they are off to a rocky start as roommates. The two of them share a date with Wes over salad but the evening is interrupted when Zayday informs the new professor that Grace isn’t in the house and she has no clue where she might be.
Wes leaves in a rush, but finds out that Grace is OK when she lies and says she’s at the library. He’s awfully worried about her — maybe a guilty conscience that the killer would target his kid perhaps?
Back inside, Gigi isn’t getting much rest because Munsch likes to listen to white noise to help her sleep — the sounds of a whale distress call, baboons attacking or a slasher movie. All of them are too much for Gigi to handle so she abandons the bedroom and decides to sleep downstairs on the couch.
But as soon as she settles in, a chainsaw wielding Red Devil killer shows up ready to off Gigi before she even gets to the best part of her 90’s wardrobe (slap bracelets and flannels of course). She screams for help and thankfully Wes was just outside after speaking to Grace and he races back inside to assist her. The killer wounds Wes before they are able to turn the tables on him/her and flip the coach over to trap them.
When Wes and Gigi go to investigate, the killer is gone. A few moments later, Munsch saunters down the stairs wonder what all the commotion is about and Wes knows without a doubt that they’ve just found their Red Devil killer!
BEST LINES FROM EPISODE 2
“Last night I had an amazing threesome with Rodger and Dodger and I realized that I’d rather focus my attention this semester by getting spit-roasted by hot golf frat twins than help you figure out who’s murdering a bunch of dumb gashes!”
“My best friend in the world, who used to compliment me all the time, was murdered. So news flash — I’m super sad.”
“Look Chanel, you’re hot…I guess. I mean your boobs are symmetrical and you shave your box in a hot way but you’re responsible for the worst pledge class in the history of the university. At this point, I’m not even sure I could have sex with you.”
“This closet is the most precious thing in my life. It’s like a second vagina to me.”
“You have violated my closet vag.”
“My muscles have atrophied and the pain from not wearing my brace has me on the verge of passing out, but I’ve never been happier in my whole life.”
“Now let’s pop some gym candy, head down to White Stallion and get our drink on and avenge the murder of brother Boone!”
SOUNDTRACK FOR EPISODE 2
“Tha Crossroads” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
“I’m Your Man” by George Michael
“Que Sera Sera” by Pink Martini
“Two of Hearts” by Stacey Q
“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by The Backstreet Boys
Tune in for another new episode of Scream Queens next Tuesday night at 9pm ET on FOX!