Ghostface possibly claimed his 4th victim in this weeks Scream, while Audrey was almost framed for a murder she didn’t commit. Not a good day for these kids.
The episode kicked off right after Emma and Kieran’s romantic night in the middle of nowhere. High off love she decided to go visit Brandon James’ house, but when she got there- things went horribly wrong. Kieran disappeared, she found a fresh daisy, got a call from the masked killer and found herself under his sharp blade. When he took off the mask, it turned out to be herself.
There was a bit of foreshadowing here. Not in the sense that she’s the killer but in the sense that Brandon’s house would be pertinent to this weeks episode when her mom tried to teach her an important lesson about friendship. Also- this may or may not be a huge clue into the fact that Kieran is secretly on ghostface’s team.
Audrey gets called in by the new police chief for questioning after her DNA is found on the killers mask. The sheriff orders a search warrant for her house, but she’s able to persuade Emma to take her video from the night of Sept. 30 (when Nina died) so that the cops don’t see it. Emma watches it just to make sure her friend isn’t an actual killer and is disturbed by how angry and vengeful Audrey was in the clip. The police would definitely take that and spin it against her. She starts to question whether or not her friend is capable of murder, so her mother takes her to her old house… next to Brandon’s.
She tells her to trust her gut and stand up for her friends- something she should have done for Brandon. Despite what people think, Brandon was Daisy’s friend. And bombshell- she even thinks he was framed for murder he didn’t commit. Yep, that’s right, Daisy doesn’t think that Brandon James was ghostface. But if he wasn’t, then who was? And does that mean ghostface is technically still alive and coming for revenge? I’d put my money on it. This also means GF must be an adult and that narrows it down to mainly the parents…. Mayor Quinn, Mr. Branson, Audrey’s dad, Sheriff Clark Hudson and Emma’s dad, the only survivor of Brandon’s wrath. Makes you wonder why, doesn’t it?
Mr. Branson is a top suspect for Noah, who believes that the dude is lying about his name and using his server to spy on people and blackmail them. I can’t say I disagree with Noah on this. If Branson is capable of sleeping with his student, what else is he capable of doing? And did you see how creepy he got when he thought someone was onto him? Although he may be innocent and not even know that Nina and Jake were using him for their sick, twisted games.
Another person they were using- Will. Oh poor Will. The minute he tries to turn over a new leaf, he becomes ghostface’s next victim. The good always go early on. After returning the recording and the money to Mayor Quinn in good fate- okay maybe not so good, he did bring a reporter to out the mayor for possible murder- he gets stabbed and dragged away by ghostface. Why Will? Why did he leave Piper? Did he kill him? Or is he using him as bait to lure in Emma? Either way, multiple suspects could want Will dead. The Mayor, who was there at that exact time. Branson who clearly had Jake’s back last week. Jake cause he’s a pompous asshole who pretty much threatened to chop him up into pieces and leave him in a ditch and Kieran, who hates Will because he’s in love with Emma.
Jake spent most of the episode being weird and creepy and helping Brooke try to find her mom who may have been her fathers victim. Although she wasn’t in the freezer so that’s a good sign right? Maybe she really is in rehab? Although, who was the Mayor dragging out of his car lifeless? I’d say he’s definitely guilty of murder… did you see how easily he contemplated shooting Will?!
All in all- my money is on the fact that both Kieran and his dad are the killers. They’ve both weaseled their ways into the Duval family for a reason. Maybe Kieran just wants to help get his father revenge? Or they’re just both obsessed with these girls. Either way, it’s creepy.
Who do you think ghostface is? What does ghostface want? And is this masked murderer actually Brandon James… or someone else?
“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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