Ouija boards, mental hospitals and murder! Oh my! After a week away, the Kappas and company had a lot of ground to cover. But don’t fret pledges, this week’s episode threw us right back into the thick of the plot -- and illuminated a certain character’s darkness.
Following the events of the Kappas’ disastrous slumber party, this week’s episode, “Beware of Young Girls,” starts on a much lighter note -- Chanel No. 2’s (Ariana Grande) funeral. After the Chanels -- and Chad (Glen Powell) -- finish paying their respects, Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) gives a touching eulogy in which she manages to call her best friend a backstabbing whore not once but multiple times. Sweet, right?
While the Chanels are busy contacting the spirit world, Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Pete (Diego Boneta) are still hot on the Red Devil’s trail after getting a new clue from Gigi (Nasim Pedrad) -- who is still behind everything. The new lead comes in the form of Feather McCarthy (Tavi Gevinson), a former Kappa sister and the woman who Dean Munsch’s (Jamie Lee Curtis) husband left her for. Feather witnessed Munsch’s dark side firsthand when her husband asked for a divorce, therefore she believes that Munsch could very well be the Red Devil killer.
After talking with Grace and Pete, Feather heads home to find a sinister trail of bloody messages, all leading her to find the decapitated head of Munsch’s ex-husband in their bedroom fish tank. Munsch, who is immediately suspected of the brutal murder, is arrested and taken to a very “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”-looking mental hospital.
Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) and new pledges Tiffany (Whitney Meyer), Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Zayday (Keke Palmer) scream in horror.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Gigi (Nasim Pedrad) and Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) move into Kappa Kappa Tau.(Skip Bolen / Fox)
Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) watches as Boone (Nick Jonas) and Chad (Glen Powell) hit golf balls on the campus quad.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Pete (Diego Boneta) and Grace (Skyler Samuels) meet for the first time.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
The (haunted?) Kappa Kappa Tau house at Wallace University.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
New Kappa Kappa Tau pledges Grace (Skyler Samuels), Zayday (Keke Palmer), Hester (Lea Michele), Jennifer (Breezy Eslin), Sam (Jeanna Han) and Tiffany (Whitney Meyer) approach the sorority house.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) browses through her vast closet.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Chanel #3 (Billie Lourd), Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) and Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) examine their new pledges.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Hester (Lea Michele) contemplates her safety in Kappa Kappa Tau.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Pete (Diego Boneta) go snooping for dirt on Kappa.(Sam Lothridge / Fox)
Gigi (Nasim Pedrad), Dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Detective Chisolm (Jim Klock) address the girls of Kappa Kappa Tau.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) walks in on something shocking.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin), Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), Chanel #3 (Billie Lourd) and Chanel #2 (Ariana Grande) partake in a blood oath.(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Abigail Breslin and Nick Jonas in a scene from “Scream Queens.”(Steve Dietl / Fox)
Grace and Pete revel in the fact that Munsch has finally been arrested, but cannot help but think that she was not working alone -- there are two Red Devils after all. They’re thrown off when Munsch invites them to come visit her in the mental hospital, where she asks them to look further into the murder of her ex-husband -- especially into Feather’s involvement. In return, she will tell them about the Kappa bathtub baby.
Being the diligent investigators they are, Grace and Pete dive into all the evidence from the murder scene and soon come to the realization that it was not Munsch who committed the murder. Rather, it was Feather. Soon Munsch is released and Feather is taken to the mental hospital in her place. Unfortunately, what the two detectives do not realize is that Feather was set up by the real murderer -- Munsch, who put Feather’s DNA on the uneaten bologna sandwich found at the scene in order to frame her.
While Grace and Pete are out sleuthing, the Chanels are back at the Kappa house still trying to contact No. 2. This time they ask her who the Red Devil killer is, and she responds saying it is Chanel. Chanel, fed up with being tormented by the dead, storms out of the room while her minions come up with plans to murder her in her sleep.
However, before they get to her, No. 2 comes to Chanel in a fever dream, begging for her forgiveness and telling her what the other Chanels are up to. No. 2 also manages to give Chanel quite the leadership pep talk. (Who knew Ariana Grande would be the voice of reason in this show?) Chanel finally confronts her minions about their plot and tells them they are targeting the wrong person and that they should focus on the real Red Devil killers -- Grace and Zayday (Keke Palmer).
So what did you think of the episode? Did you miss seeing the Red Devil? Were you surprised by Munsch’s dark side? Sound off in the comments and check back for what fresh hell the next episode brings.
Scream count: 6
Red Devil sightings: 0
“Dearly beloved, we’re gathered here today because a backstabbing little bitch got exactly what was coming to her.” - Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts)
“You want to play quid pro quo, Clarice?” - Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis)
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