Emma is targeted by ghost-face this week and he makes it pretty clear, he is the new Brandon James. Is Brandon actually alive? Is this someone inspired by what happened 20 years ago? Either way, ghost face has 3 goals this summer… the tell Emma that she’s really the daughter of “Daisy”, make her feel like everyones been lying to her and oh, you know, kill everyone!
The episode started off with another death- this time that of Rachel, the girl Audrey was hooking up with in last weeks Youtube hit posted by the now-deceased Nina. Rachel is reading all the nasty comments online and contemplates cutting herself when she gets a call from Audrey and puts the razor blade down. The creepiest part of this whole scene wasn’t the death however. I’d hate to say we’re immune to seeing this type of death on shows, but we are. I was more terrified by the fact that ghost face literally used Audrey’s voice to fool Rachel. When she went out on the balcony, he pulled the rope over her head and hung her.
When news reaches the kids at school, they don’t seem phased. Not as phased as I would be if there were two murders in my town within a week span and the threat of a new/old serial killer. Seriously, these kids brush off the death like it’s nothing. They even justify the stupid “meme” that ghost face sends by saying that being a killer is lonely and he needs someone to share his “kills” with. And what better way then to do that through social media? Always connecting people. I understand the Scream writers want to incorporate the modern age with these killings but it did all feel a little Pretty Little Liars like right?
When Emma found out about Rachel, she began blaming herself for her death thinking it was a suicide. That didn’t last long because of course, her personal life got in the way. She’s still upset with her ex-bf Will for sleeping with Nina. She doesn’t want to forgive him, but ultimately, gets sucked back into the relationship after running into him as she’s running away from ghost face after work. Oh yeah, GF hung out in an alley at night and totally tried to attack Emma. Seriously, props to homegirl for booking it.
Will pulls some “will you give me another chance and come to my game” bs and Emma decides to go cheer him on. She runs into Kieran who puts everything in perspective for her- Will is trying to win her back. Will she fall for the trap? Something tells me her feelings for Kieran will trump anything about Will.
Will might not have anything to do with GF, but I have this feeling Jake definitely might. He gets super pissed when he finds out someone wrote ‘doosh’ on his car. He attacks nerdy Noah, who denies any involvement, but it was definitely him. He threatens him with a “you’re dead” which FYI guys, I wouldn’t throw around so loosely in a murderous town. Anything can get you caught and taken in as a suspect. (Off topic- Noah also hooks up with Riley in the football field and it’s actually super cute. Yay nerd!)
Noah was questioned because of his obsession with Brandon James, which is a little off. Aside from Kieran’s dad, a reporter named Piper Shay is also investigating the murders. She comes by the school to get some details on who victim #1 Nina really was. Audrey calls her a “bitch that got what she deserved” but Noah bans her from using that as a direct quote. Like I said, it can turn you into a suspect super quickly.
Piper seems a bit shady for my liking. Anyone with an obsession with these murders really do. She questions Emma about her father, a man we find out is the only survivor of Brandon James. She wants to know if there’s any connection from those to murders to these present day ones, but Emma asks her to respect her privacy. I doubt we’ve seen the last of her though.
And finally, in the nights most dramatic scene- Emma’s alarm system goes off while she’s just nonchalantly chillin’ on the couch. She gets a call from the security system, but the dude on the other line starts asking really weird questions like if she likes the show “How To Get Away With Murder.” Props to the writers for incorporating current shows into the storyline. Anyways, when Emma locks a window, the voice on the other end asks if she’s locking him in or out. Yep, you guessed it- it’s the killer. And he promises to take down everyone in Emma’s circle while exposing them for who they truly are starting with her whore mother. I sense some resentment there. That’s why I think whoever is posing as Brandon James has to feel for him and want to avenge him by ruining Daisy. Terrifying right? If I were Emma, I would have booked it out of that house immediately.
Who do you think GF is? At this point in time, it could still be any of the students, police officers or reporters.
“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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