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Scream Queens – The Hand (2×07)

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Scream Queens is getting out of hand… literally.

Dr. Holt has quite the problem on his hands, or rather, with his hand – his serial killer hand. While not the actual serial killer plaguing the hospital (or so we think), everyone assumes he is because he’s unable to control his hand. The hand, which belonged to a serial killer, has a mind of its own and it knows that when Holt is tired, he’s generally easier to manipulate. So it takes advantage, which is actually a good thing at one point when the Green Meanie (still not sure which one) attacks him. The hand literally saved Holt’s life, but only cause it wanted to continue messing it up.

Dean Munsch was fed up with all the bad press the hospital was getting and saw an opportunity when she admitted a woman with 4 extra limbs. Despite Holt telling her the surgery was dangerous and he wouldn’t do it – cause his hand would sabotage him – she insisted, inviting a reporter down to cover the “miracle” procedure. The reporter immediately sensed something was up because well, he’s not delusional like everyone else, and reported all the misconduct to his colleague…. right before he was stabbed in the head by the Green Meanie. This may have actually revealed the third meanie’s identity.

Dean fricking Munsch. Think about it – she’s the only one who has everything to loose when it comes to the CURE Institute. Knowing that the reporter would jeopardize that, she killed him. And she’s killing everyone who is able to report that something strange is happening. Plus, she hates the Chanel’s so it would only make sense right?

The other two Green Meanie’s were revealed last week. But while it seemed like Ingrid and Cassidy’s killing relationship would blossom, these are in fact butting heads. Why? Well, the first killer Cassidy softened up and revealed that he actually felt bad killing all these people and said he would not kill Chanel #3 because he loved her. Ingrid didn’t like that because her whole plan was to get revenge on the Chanel’s, specifically the OG Chanel, who burned her sister with a deep fryer back in season 1.

Chanel #3 figured out that Cassidy was a psychopath and the Green Meanie by running a series of tests to figure out why he thinks he’s dead. Yeah turns out he’s not really dead… duh, that’s not a thing. Eventually, he admitted that he was the Green Meanie, but vowed to keep her and her friends safe, which probably means he’s going to get killed. In order to prove his loyalty to Chanel #3, he offered up Holt a new hand to replace his killer one. The hand however wasn’t fond of the idea and as he got a good night’s rest with Chanel finally by his side, his hand made its intentions very clear, “Kill Chanel.” Sorry Chanel, I don’t think your safe, no matter how many loser pledges you surround yourself with.

Oh and Hester knows who the killer is but refuses to tell anyone because well, she’s a psychopath and is enjoying this.

I still enjoy the funny banter and completely idiotic scenes on this show but find it a lot duller than season 1. Something about the hospital setting just doesn’t have the same appeal as the Kappa Kappa House and it’s not as creepy, although you’d think a dark hospital would be terrifying… maybe it’s because the killer’s mask isn’t creepy?


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‘Scream Queens’ Star Billie Lourd Welcomes Baby Boy – See the Name That Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher

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Billie Lourd Welcomes First Child

Billie Lourd surprised fans on Thursday morning when she welcomed her son into the world. 

The Scream Queens actress kept her pregnancy under wraps before revealing a photo of her baby boy’s feet on Instagram. 

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She also revealed she named him Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell; his name pays tribute to Lourd’s late mother and Star Wars’ Princess Leia Carrie Fisher.

Lourd is engaged to Austen Ryden, the child’s father. 

Mark Hamil, her mother’s co-star, celebrated the good news on Twitter writing, “Congratulations to #BillieLourd & #AustenRydell on the arrival of their firstborn child: Kingston Fisher Lord Rydell!!! I can’t think of another baby with both “KING” AND “LORD” in their name. Nice.”

Congratulations to the happy couple. 

Just yesterday, This Is Us actress Mandy Moore announced she’s expecting a baby boy in early 2021. 

And pretty soon, Lourd will be able to have play dates her Scream Queen’s co-star Emma Roberts, who is also pregnant! 


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Scream Queens – Drain The Swamp (2×10)

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Scream queens/ drain the swamp

Desperate to finally take out the dumb Chanel’s Hoffel went to explosive measures on the finale of Scream Queens. But as the Green Meanie’s have learned, the Chanel’s are impossible to kill and according to Chanel herself, it’s because she’s skinny, rich and a bitch. Keep that in mind next time you’re being chased down by a masked murderer… although I hope you never are.

But boy did Hoffel try. With Wes dead and gone, it was just her and Dr. Cassidy Cascade, who suddenly had a change of heart thanks to his love for #3 and exclaimed that he was done killing people. “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” Hoffel told him. That definitely sounded like a threat but in the spirit of the show, Cassidy did absolutely nothing about it.

Instead, he went to confront his mother with his new GF in tow and told her that he was no longer part of her master plan. She flipped out calling him “no son of hers” but eventually saw the light thanks to Zayday, who yes, made it out alive. She managed to convince Cassidy’s mother that holding on to revenge would never allow her to grieve her late husband and that her anger was being lashed out at a hospital that was actually helping cure people’s incurable diseases. Um, were pretty sure #3 said that last week but whatever.

Back at the C.U.R.E Institute, Holt and Hester were heating up for some reason and she convinced him to propose to Dean Munsch so that when she died of Kuru, he would be her next of kin and score her inheritance money. Then, they’d run away together to Blood Island and live out their romantic dreams of killing anyone who came to visit. Yeah, super twisted but Holt was down for it. He got down on one knee, made Munsch super happy and sent Chanel into a frenzy. After the wedding, Chanel #5, who is like “really smart” made a discovery – Munsch didn’t necessarily have kuru. She recommended literally cutting open the Dean’s head and taking out a piece of her brain to run some tests and Holt said yes because it would make him a famous surgeon. Seriously, this show has zero logic but that’s what makes it so thrilling.

Before the procedure, everyone was plotting how best to actually kill Munsch in the process. Hester tried to convince Holt to “slice through” Munsch’s brain to make sure they got the inheritance money. The plan didn’t work unless Munsch was 10 feet under. Meanwhile, Chanel was plotting to spill a scalding hot PSL on her brain to punish her for all the horrible things she’s done including getting them a job at the hospital with no degrees and stealing her man. #5 tried to tell her that spilling the tea, er latte, wouldn’t do much damage but Chanel was all “gung ho.”

The word scalding tends to bring me back to that season 1 episode where they burned off Ms. Bean’s face.  I guess that’s the whole point and it all comes back full circle because when Chanel tried to dump the PSL on Munsch, it ended up going on Hoffel aka Bean’s sister. Chanel really has a tendency of burning people… no pun intended.

That was the last straw for Hoffel who was working on a fertilizer bomb to take out all the Chanel’s once and for all. She lured all of the staff, even Cassidy and #3 who knew she was the killer, into the basement to “celebrate” Munsch’s victory – she didn’t have Kuru after all, she was just severely dehydrated from all the scotch she drank.

Once downstairs, she locked them all in a cage and came clean about everything – Cassidy was the baby in the belly and the OG Green Meanie, while she was the one that was going to kill them all and pin it on him. When she finally told the Chanel’s who she really was, they made things even worse by NOT REMEMBERING who Ms. Bean was. I mean really, these girls – how have they avoided so many killers?

Cassidy’s mother and Zayday came in the knick of time to try to stop Hoffel from destroying everyone but their efforts were unsuccessful. In fact, just as his mom began redeeming herself, she was shot in the chest and died in his arms. Every time someone dies in this show, I sit there and wonder how they all stay so calm….

I guess there wasn’t much time to mourn because was a ticking time bomb ready to explode and no way of getting out. Thankfully Denise Hemphill was at their service. Yes, we know she died but she was preserved in Munsch’s cryo-chamber and brought back to life so she could disarm the bomb with her careful training from Quantico, the TV show, not the actual FBI facility.

They weren’t about to let Hoffel get away with it and went after her. In her final attempt to kill a Chanel, she threw the Meanie’s machete straight at #3. Cassidy jumped in front of it to save his GF, even though everyone pointed out that he could have just pushed her out of the way, and died a tragic death. Many of the stories on the show don’t get closure but having him and his mother die just mere minutes apart after going on a whole killing spree seems like an adequate ending. He had it coming, no matter how much he loved and spared #3.

Instead of getting away Hoffel fell into a pond of quicksand and begged them to spare her life. I’m surprised that the gang even considered it considering she was about to blow them to smithereens only seconds prior. Everyone voted against throwing her a bone and helping her out except for Munsch who blamed her “conscience.” But you can’t fight fate and Hoffel’s fate was that she was about to be swallowed up whole. I can safely say, she too had it coming.

Without anymore Green Meanie’s on the loose, the hospital flourished. Zayday and #5 were in charge, running a smooth operation and saving lives. Munsch and Holt ran off into the sunset – but not together. When Holt realized she wasn’t actually dying he helped Hester steal all of the funds and they bought out Blood Island. Munsch sold the hospital and used that money to start an office to help women get their orgasms back.

And of course, Chanel got everything she wanted! She became a TV doctor on “Lovin the C” while Chanel #3 served as her executive producer.

But just when you thought there would be a happy ending since Chanel was “rich again” she was ambushed by the RED DEVIL. Yes, the return of the OG killer who frankly is so much more menacing than the Green Meanie, am I right?

With the KKT box as a reference to season 1 and the killer back in action, is it safe to say Grace escaped Harvard Mental Institute and is after the Chanel’s for revenge for her father’s death? I mean technically, it wasn’t the Chanels’ fault that he died, but the other two killers that killed him are dead and well, the Chanel’s kind of deserve all of it.

What did you think of the finale? Will we see Hester again? Munsch? Where will the next season take place?


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Scream Queens – Lovin the D (2×09)

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Scream Queens/Lovin the D

“Have you ever asked yourself, why so many people want to murder you,” Hoffel asked Chanel during this week’s Scream Queens.

Killing Chanel Oberlin is not an easy feat it turns out, despite everyone wanting their revenge on the Kappa Kappa leader. Chanel has a big red X on her head but somehow, stupidly keeps avoiding death.

The Green Meanie’s teamed up to take out the Chanel’s this week but with everyone aiming at the same target, things got a bit messy. Hester, Wes’s daughter (surprises!), decided to bring the killer’s to order by calling a “Green Meanie Summit,” which consisted of them finalizing which of the Chanel’s they’d all be allowed to kill.

Hoffel ended up getting the rights to Chanel since she fried off her sister, Mrs. Bean’s face. Cassidy was tasked with killing Chanel #3, even though everyone knew he would spare her because he was actually in love with her. Wes was given Chanel #5, which was clearly disappointing considering no one actually liked her. Instead, he persuaded Cassidy to turn his back on Hoffel and help him kill Chanel so that he could avenge Grace and make them pay for sending her to an insane asylum.

In the midst of all the kill-plotting, the Chanel’s were busy preparing to take the MCAT’s. And by preparing I mean securing Cassidy and Holt to help them cheat. Since they aren’t real doctors or actual med students, they needed to pass in order to take part in a live surgery on their favorite TV show “Lovin the D.” And you know these girls will do anything for their 2 minutes of fame.

Surprisingly, Chanel #5 passed the MCAT with the highest score and didn’t cheat. Who knew she was such a genius? Of course, the other Chanel’s never gave her time to celebrate because as Chanel says “no one cares Chanel #5.

Wes’s grand plan to take out Chanel included making her a coffee filled with poison and saying it’s from Holt so she’d drink it. But she’s legitly indestructible and avoided death by deadly sip by accidentally swapping cups with Dr. Lovin. After just one sip, she began foaming at the mouth and collapsed to the ground.

The Chanel’s and Holt were instructed to take the lead on the segment and after successfully removing a 16-pound tumor from a dude’s face, the producers offered the girls their very own show. Now imagine how that pissed off Hoffel! Not only do they get away with murder, they get REWARDED. That would piss anyone off.

They say never to trust a killer, even if you yourself are a killer. Hoffel was so mad that Wes tried to sabotage her, she teamed up with Cassidy to kill him. There’s no better way to go after the Chanel’s than to make everyone believe the Green Meanie is really dead right? Then they’ll let their guard down and BAM! When Wes realized he was the next victim, he took it gracefully, throwing himself into the boiling hot peanut oil.

The plan might not be successful though because despite how dumb the Chanel’s are they did figure out that there was more than one Green Meanie.

When Dean Munsch stumbled upon Wes’s fried, Green Meanie body, she fainted. And no this time it wasn’t because she was trying to distract Arthur, the journalistic investigating the practices of the CURE Institute. They passed by the way, which is ridiculous since he encountered several dead bodies during his time there. That’s when she revealed she had a deadly condition and would be dead within the month.

Meanwhile, Chanel #3 convinced Cassidy to introduce her to his mother. He warned her that she was possessive (and a psychopath) but #3 was not changing her mind. Cassidy’s mom however was not pleased and made Cassidy choose – would he carry out his revenge plan and avenge his father’s death? Or would he throw it all away for some girl in earmuffs. Too scared to disobey his mother – can you blame him – Cassidy sided with his mom. “Sorry but we’ll have to kill her,” she told him as he watched #3 walk out of his life.

Other Thoughts

  • After a full episode, everyone finally realized Zayday was missing and decided it was time to look for her.
  • Zayday is still being held captive by Cassidy’s mom and has figured out that he’s the baby in the belly.
  • #3 actually had a good point – their revenge is on a hospital full of people who had nothing to do with her husband’s death and who are actually helping patients now. Could it be more stupid?
  • Holt is the hospital manwhore and possibly a serial killer. He got rid of his serial killer hand and found that he still wanted to kill Chanel. He confronted fellow killer Hester about his urges and they ended up hooking up. Whoaaaaa, keep it in your pants Dr. Holt!

What did you think of “Lovin the D?”

 


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