On this weeks Scream, Emma decides to take matters into her own hands after the police fail to figure out who is behind the tragic deaths of Nina, Rachel and Riley.
Of course, just like with any slasher/ horror film, the police have absolutely no idea what to do. You can’t trust them and you can’t rely on them for anything. The Sheriff believes they found the killer, even going as far as to say, “It’s over,” but you know that just means it’s the beginning.
It would be easy to say Tyler was the killer in all three cases and done deal. But what happens with the next murder? Emma decides to take care of things herself with the help of Audrey and Noah, who are both personally as connected to the whole murder mystery as the it girl herself.
Emma gets a yearbook from her mother’s graduating class, the same class Brandon James attended, and finds that most of his victims’ pictures were cut out. Her father’s picture was crossed out with the message, “The truth lies where the mask was made.” Emma knows everything is connected to the mask, which was found when the killer killed Nina and in Tyler’s car. She decides to go investigate in the abandoned hospital where Brandon got the mask with Audrey. They go equipped with a taser and crowbar because yes, that will totally work against a psycho masked killer. Idiots.
Noah realizes they’ve gone without him so he catches up, scaring them half to death. Inside the creepy hospital they find a slaughtered pig, which is where the killer got the heart to send to Emma’s mom. They also find some memorabilia from the new victims, all the yearbook pictures, a picture shrine of Emma, which proves the killer is obsessed with her and of course, Nina’s computer. They find a bunch of files of basically everyone living in this small town on them, but hear commotion and realize they don’t have time to encrypt them. Emma, being the quick thinker, decides to throw them onto Audrey’s SD card so that Noah can decode and open them. As they run out of the hospital, they find the scream mask and accidentally knock it over revealing Tyler’s decapitated head. This is the stuff of nightmares my friends.
It wasn’t Brandon James in the hospital but rather the Sheriff, who wasn’t pleased with the teens. But, it did prove to him that the killer is still very much at large and the town definitely isn’t safe just yet. Next on the killers list might just be Brooke, who was clearly loosing the popularity poll against Emma. She’s the chosen one to be slaughtered.
As for Noah and Audrey, they finally decrypted the SD card and found only one file transferred- a sex tape of Emma and Will. And of course, they accidentally leak it to everyone in town completely embarrassing their friend.
The stuff on Nina’s computer is what Will and Jake keep arguing about. Apparently, both Nina and Tyler were blackmailing everyone in town for money. I’m guessing, that’s what got them killed. Both the dudes didn’t want to be connected with the blackmailing, but when Will found out he got into Duke without scholarship, he needed some fast money quick. Turns out, one of the people their blackmailing is Brooke’s wealthy father. God, these kids are dumb.
But with everyone being blackmailed, the possibility for suspects is endless. I’ve got a few ideas of who it could be.
Jake is definitely suspicious because he’s a shady human who doesn’t value friendship, not even with Will. He didn’t even seem concerned about Riley’s death. And he seemed eager to have everyone who knew about the “blackmail” gone. The Sheriff could be behind it all as well. Did anyone find it convenient that he checked the hospital before but didn’t find anything of value? Didn’t care to inform Emma she was being targeted by a stalker? Didn’t go through Nina’s computer? Didn’t find Tyler’s head. Odd… really. Then of course, Noah is a suspect because we’ve seen him with red “blood” or paint in the first episode. That stuff could be the same stuff we see in the abandoned hospital. Plus, him and Audrey are the only two who have real motive. Nina embarrassed Audrey and Emma betrayed her. Both victims were also connected to Noah and Audrey, plus he’s obsessed with Brandon James while she had a picture of him. This could just be revenge. And of course, the reporter who is way to curious about everything and way to intrigued about the town. She’s always around when bad things happen.
Who do you think is behind the ghostface mask? Who do you think the next victim is? All in all, this weeks episode wasn’t the most thrilling, but like my boyfriend, who is anti-TV shows said- next week looks hella good. Let’s hope some real action goes down!
“Scream” Takes Multiple Victims During Halloween Special
It’s official, I am never going to visit an island.
That being said the Lakewood 5 plus Stavo did during Scream’s 2-hour Halloween special and found out something gruesome – no matter what, they’ll never be able to escape the murders. But while it may have been another nightmare for them, it was a guilt-free treat for us. Especially because 10 minutes into the episode, we KNEW who the killer was.
It was the poor man’s Kieran. The reason they keep getting into these “unwelcome” situations is part Emma’s fault. She keeps falling in love with dudes who seriously scream “KILLER.” Case and point – Alex Whitten aka the poor man’s Kieran. Alex is the good looking dude, with blonde slicked back hair, a leather jacket and a free attitude… all clear hints at Kieran. We all knew it, Emma didn’t. This girl really needs a radar.
Emma isn’t completely at fault though. Because of everything that’s happened, these 6 teens are a target for a bunch of psychos… not only did they survive one killer in Lakewood, they survived TWO. And 3 if you count whoever murdered Kieran at the courthouse. So knowing that they literally can’t catch a break, why did they go to an island dubbed murder island? Bad judgement on their part and the perfect opportunity for whoever wants to take a stab at well, stabbing them.
The one good thing that came from the murders? Noah is a best selling author for his book based on all the killings in his hometown. His publisher, Jeremy, insists he break that “writers block” and offers to take them on a trip to get inspiration from another chilling murder story – Anne Hobbs, who as legend has it, killed her whole family in a fit of rage while wearing a bag over her head. Dramatic.
Noah is hesitant but with Kieran’s death looming over the city, Emma is dying for an escape. No pun intended. I guess it can’t be easy to be in a murder town for Halloween as the girlfriend of the crazed killer. Emma’s got a pretty bad rep for herself.
So off to murder island they go. That’s not really what it’s called but it might as well be. Everyone is having a good old time until they aren’t able to locate Jeremy, the prankster who thought it was funny to wear a Hobbs mask and scare a bunch of survivors. He had it coming honestly.
Shortly after, Billie, who lives in the caretaker’s house, is found dead, in the same way Hobbs’ victims were. Then Emma gets a call from the “Scream” voice who promises she’ll never get rid of him. Here we go again.
And so we’re 100% cliche, a huge storm is headed their way and everyone’s a little freaked out by the whole “murder” situation repeating itself for the umteenth time. Gina arrives right smack in the middle to surprise her GF Audrey but freaks out after finding the Sheriff’s head on the front porch. With no cell service and no way off the island, the gang turns to Alex, who has a boat at the dock.
He drives them out there but SURPRISE, his boat has been stolen, so instead, he allows them to take up residence in the Whitten mansion. Everyone’s on edge because you know, there’s a killer on the loose and it very well might be the person who finished off Kieran in a secure holding cell.
A lot of things start happening at once – Jeremy arrives but nobody believes that he’s 100% innocent so they lock him inside a bathroom. Audrey freaks out on Gina because she finds out she arrived on the island a lot early than she said and was taking pictures of her and Emma during “girl time.” Stavo and Noah get their McGayver on and try to get an old radio to work to call in some help.
When the power goes out, Stavo, Audrey, Brooke and Noah end up in the master bedroom and that’s where we finally begin seeing the observant Noah we all and love. He wasn’t feeling motivated for another novel out of “survivors guilt” and he didn’t like the story of Anne Hobb’s because it was too “ghost story.” When he actually gets a look at the room, he finds a secret tunnel and realizes that Anne Hobbs wasn’t crazy. In fact, her father had a wandering eye, tried to come onto her, her mother tried to defend her, her father killed the mom and her brother, she in turn killed him, then died herself. They also find Jeremy dead, killed by the dude posing to be Alex Whitten, confirmed by a picture of the REAL Alex.
“If that’s not Alex, who’s with Emma now,” Brooke wonders. Well great question guys. So much for leaving your best friend with a dude you barely know. I mean, you’d think that they’d have learned from Kieran. They were literally BFFS with him and he was the killer, so what can you expect from a dude you’ve never met?
But Emma is a survivor. She doesn’t know it, but she’s much stronger and smarter than anyone believes. At first she falls victim to Alex’s kindness. He tells her to stay safely in the room while he “checks things out” and then she’s attacked by the Hobbs masked killer. He comes back shortly after looking worried but turns on “psycho mode” quickly when she finds the real Alex’s body. “You’re not the real Alex,” she states. Bingo.
Long story short, this twisted dude named Tom saw her story on the news and felt a “connection” because he felt they were going through the same thing. His parents were murdered when he was 4 and he was attacked by the media. When he saw Emma, he hatched this plan to bring her to the island so she would fall in love with him. He spread the word about the Hobbs murder to Jeremy, who brought the gang down then posed as Alex Whitten because he knew “Emma loved bad boys.” Then he began killing off anyone who knew the real Alex and could ruin his disguise.
Emma decides to play it cool, acting exactly the way Tom would want her too. She pretends to be impressed that he’s killed all these people for her, she cradles in his arms and tells him she’d love to run away and pretend to be someone new. Props to Emma for not completely freaking out. Then, when she has the chance, she knees him in the balls, hides, stabs him from behind and lures him out to the balcony where she finally, FINALLY, find the fighter inside. She’s not a victim, she’s Emma fricking Duval. And with that, Tom lunges at her, falls over the banister and dies. Oh and the rest of the group comes running from the underground tunnel. Thanks for making it out you guys.
Another murder mystery in the books. Emma found her sense of self, realizing she couldn’t run away from her problems, she had to face them head on which meant embracing who she was – a survivor, hero and a Duval. She even applied to a college in Lakewood! No matter how much you think you’re over it though, you have to be seriously deranged to stay in that town, just saying.
Meanwhile, Noah got over his writer’s guilt seeing that many times, victims didn’t have a way to tell their story. As a survivor, he did and he would. Now that really is taking a lemon and making lemonade.
Stavo and Brooke decided they’d be going to New York together. Audrey gave jealous Gina a second chance because she’s know to make bad decisions once or twice.
But the FINAL mystery is only just beginning. You see Tom may have been psychotic, murderish and obsessive, but he didn’t finish off Kieran. That means, someone in the Scream mask did. Was it Brandon James? Was it Emma’s dad? We’ll find out in the 6-episode season 3 hopefully.
Thoughts on the Halloween episode?
MTV’s “Scream” Renewed For Season 3
We haven’t seen the last of Lakewood’s masked killer… or killer’s.
MTVs slasher drama Scream has been renewed for a third season.
TVLine reports that the Lakewood 4 plus Stavo will return for six full episodes after their 2-hour Halloween special.
At this time there is no word on cast members or a premiere date.
“Scream” Halloween Special Trailers Reveals Island Murder & Return Of Brandon James
What’s changed since Kieran was revealed to be the killer on Scream? A lot actually.
We catch up with the Lakewood 6 turned Lakewood 4 in the Halloween special airing October 18.
The survivors are now all best selling authors. But they can’t seem to avoid serial killers.
Their “fun” trip to a secluded island turns pretty deadly, I’m talking “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” deadly when they are taunted by a new crazed killer and a familiar voice… could it be Kieran coming to finish this once and for all.
Plus… a Mr. James checking into Lakewood. Could it be the real Brandon James?
Watch the spooky trailer below and mark your calendars… considering this might be the finale of Scream for good!
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