‘Scream Queens’ recap: One flew over the Kappas’ nest

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from “Scream Queens.”

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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? 

Back at the Kappa house, Chanel No. 3 (Billie Lourd), Chanel No. 5 (Abigail Breslin) and Chanel No. 6 (Lea Michele) come up with a foolproof plan for Chanel to get closure with No. 2 -- by having her contact No. 2 through a Ouija board. The conversation with No. 2 doesn’t go as planned when she tells Chanel that Chad is cheating on her -- in reality he is just milking a goat because of his lactose intolerance.

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. 

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.


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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

Best quotes:

“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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