In the Scream Queens recap, one of the Red Devil killers is confirmed, another body gets tossed on the pile and Grace has secrets revealed….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
While Feather McCarthy rots in prison for a crime she didn’t commit, the real murderer Dean Cathy Munsch is free as a bird.
Despite her promise to Grace to reveal the name of the girl who had the baby in Kappa house, who then died after giving birth, Dean Munsch forgot she ever said that in the first place thanks to a high dose of Klonopin.
Reneging on her offer only lands Munsch in the crosshairs of a three-headed demon when The Red Devil killers (plural) and a third killer (Gigi) dressed as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scolia show up at her house trying to knock her off. The homage to Psycho (a film Jamie Lee Curtis’ mother starred in) goes sideways thanks to Munsch seeing that movie 50 times and turning the tables on the killers.
She ends up kicking the shit out of all three of them while dropping some truth nuggets about marriage equality and Obamacare before the Red Devils scurry out defeated. At school the next day, Munsch finally gives up the goods because Grace promised that she’d regret it when the Red Devil killer sliced and diced her.
The name of the girl in the bathtub — Sophia Doyle!
Who the hell is Sophia Doyle? She’s not Grace’s mother, that much we know for sure now. There was plenty more revealed this week so without further ado let’s recap the latest episode of Scream Queens titled ‘Mommie Dearest’….
Grace and Pete can’t find squat on the girl who Munsch gave up from the sorority so they decide to trace back to the only other person who would have been present at the bathtub and the prime suspect for taking the baby — the Hag of Shady Lane. Figuring that whoever it was must have gone mad thanks to a break from reality after taking a child from its dead mother, Pete and Grace head back to the crazy house (apparently the only one in town) and seek out the lady who paints everybody who comes through the doors.
They arrive and the painting lady shows them a picture that looks familiar — it’s Gigi!
But to make matters even weirder, the lady painted a second picture with Gigi and two children — a boy and a girl. So now one has to wonder if maybe Gigi was the girl caring for the pregnant Kappa, who gave birth to one baby and eventually there was a twin that no one knew about. If Boone is one of the Red Devils then the other would likely be his twin sister — but who could it be?
Grace confronts Gigi about the painting but really she has no evidence other than a piece of art that kind of looks like her. Gigi isn’t sweating this distraction, especially not after getting engaged to Wes just recently!
Well sort of.
It seems Gigi asked to spruce up their new place together and one of the items she bought was an engagement ring and Wes didn’t want to hurt her feelings so he just let her keep it and plays along. Grace is enraged even further when Wes won’t believe what she’s saying about Gigi and she really won’t like it when she finds out that her soon-to-be stepmother is trying to have her committed!
Grace is just all over the map this episode because her investigation into the murders has only managed to reveal more things about her like the fact that Sophia Doyle was the girl who had the baby and she’s not the baby. She’ll get further confirmation of that as well later in the episode.
Candle (Vlogger) in the Wind
Back at the Kappa house, Chanel is convinced that Grace and Zayday are killers and she puts her crack team of fellow Chanels up to the task of finding proof. Clearly that was a mistake because they don’t find anything so rather than waste more time, Chanel ups the ante by hiring professionals. Chanel No. 3 offers Denise Hemphill (who now lives in the house by the way) the biggest sum of money she could possibly imagine — $3 million (which isn’t enough to buy her dream resort of Sandals but it’s something). Meanwhile, Chanel No. hires two members of Scotland Yard to do the digging for her.
Denise is confident that Zayday is the killer and she starts questioning members of the house beginning with Jennifer, the candle vlogger who is mostly upset today because she got gypped in the buy 20 candles get 22 candles deal at the local outlet mall. Denise tries to dig for dirt on Zayday, but Jennifer has nothing but lovely things to say about her — except for that one time they were talking and Zayday admitted to getting some sort of revenge on a snobby group of popular socialites at her high school.
Denise thinks this is all the evidence she’ll ever need. Unfortunately, Zayday was in the bathroom next door listening to the whole conversation and she confronts Jennifer for talking behind her back and warns Denise to back off before bad things happen to her.
The bad things end up happening to Jennifer in the middle of her latest vlog talking about the excellent Christmas candle she picked up as the Red Devil killer walks in and stabs her to death before decorating her with candles. That’s probably the way she wanted to go out anyways.
Denise is coming up empty but the detectives from Scotland Yard have found plenty.
They discovered that Libby Putney — aka Chanel No. 5 — has been plotting for ways to kill Chanel Oberlin. Chanel isn’t concerned with snapping pussy and only wants to know if they dug up the dirt on Zayday and Grace.
Well, it turns out that Zayday is as clean as ever but Grace isn’t nearly as fortunate. She’s made it through life without getting into trouble but they can’t say the same for her mother.
The Mother of All Lies
With the death of Jennifer the candle vlogger, Dean Munsch has no choice but to officially close Wallace University until the murderers are captured or killed.
Chanel is devastated because with the school closed she can’t be the most popular co-ed on campus and that means Chad Radwell is certain to leave her. The only hope she has is exposing the real killer — Grace!
Chanel invites Grace to have a chat and that’s when she reveals the information the detectives from Scotland Yard discovered.
It seems Grace’s real mother was Bethany Stevens — the Kappa House president from 1995, who ran on a platform of making ‘Waterfalls’ by TLC the official song of Kappa Kappa Tau (“Waterfalls is my jam!”). She met a good looking guy that night named Wes Gardner and nine months later Grace popped out. Bethany never recovered from the tragedy in Kappa house and even after changing her name to Mary Mulligan, she was too distraught and ended up hooked on meth and getting arrested for shoplifting, grand larceny and drunk driving. That last one was ultimately the cause of her death after she got into a legal battle with Wes for custody over Grace.
Grace obviously doesn’t believe a word of it and ends up slapping Chanel for spreading lies. The bad news is it’s not a lie. Wes confirms it all to his daughter and says that he told her all the great things about her mother so she’d be left with a good memory of her instead of the awful truth.
Grace is destroyed and tells her father that she no longer wants anything to do with him.
Back at the house, Denise has taken over as house mother, wearing Chanel No. 5’s clothes and she’s large and in charge. Her first order of business is making Chanel Oberlin apologize to Grace for all the awful things she said about her mother. Even if it’s true, you never talk about somebody’s mama.
If Chanel refuses, Denise will just have to call up Chad Radwell and make him return to his officer of the bedroom for more discipline.
Chanel relents and ends up taking Grace for coffee where the two commiserate and (sort of) connect. Chanel even admits that her mother was not a happy soul and was more than capable of treating her children like shit. Chanel even offers an apology before Grace leaves and the two sorority sisters end on somewhat stable ground.
And finally we see the return of Boone — aka Nick Jonas’ very much not dead character, who is now in disguise wearing a wig and fake beard and doing nothing but working out all the time and killing people. So Boone is clearly one of the Red Devils and he confirms in his phone call that Gigi was the person wearing the Antonin Scolia mask at Dean Munsch’s house. While he manages to sign a couple of autographs when people mistake him for Joaquin Phoenix (he signs it Wachin Fenix), he’s really irritated that Gigi has turned out to be such a dud. The whole killing everybody for revenge plot was their idea anyways so Boone and his mystery partner resolve to get rid of Gigi and get back to business wiping out the last of the Kappa sisters and anyone else who is in their way.
This week we confirmed that Gigi and Boone are two of the killers for certain. The third person is likely the other baby that Gigi once cared for after the incident at Kappa house and we know it’s a girl. So if Boone was the boy, who is his twin sister? Your guess is as good as mine but for now I’m going to settle on Chanel No. 3. We still don’t know her actual name and she claims Charles Manson is her father but just like Grace, maybe her parents lied to her?
BEST LINES OF THE WEEK
“Wait a minute — are you supposed to be Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia?”
“I taught him everything I knew about making love and in return he taught me how to fight.”
“You know what they say — those who pill together, kill together!”
“If you want something done right, pay someone a lot of money to do it for you.”
“You got a hot mouth. That mouth would look even better if it was kissing all over my rippling pecs and my rock hard abs.”
“There will be a moment of silence for Jennifer — or as she was more popularly known: that really unusual girl with the really odd candle fetish.”
“I’m an American — I don’t have to understand anything!”
“I don’t know what brand of G-string it is you use, but I feel like angels are flossing my butt crack.”
“I actually did spit in that one. Sorry.”
“Eternal Flame” by The Bangles
“Waterfalls” by TLC
There’s only a few weeks to go this season so don’t miss the next episode of Scream Queens next Tuesday night at 9pm on FOX