By Dr. Zaius
Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Scream Season 2 Episode 11 “Heavenly Creatures”
Directed by Jamie Travis
Written by Anna Christopher
Created by Jill E. Blotevogel, Jay Beattie, Dan Dworkin
Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf, Austin Highsmith, Billy Campo, Sean Grandillo, Santiago Segura, Anthony Ruivivar MTV
Air date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016, 10pm
It’s time for the penultimate episode of Scream‘s second season. Last week on MTV’s Scream Zoe (Kiana Lede) met a watery end, drowned in the same lake where Piper Shaw (Amelia Rose Blaire) was killed at the end of last season. Piper was season one’s killer, the daughter of Lakewood’s infamous Brandon James and his childhood crush Maggie, who happens to be Emma’s mom. Suddenly Piper’s corpse has turned up, and Maggie (Tracy Middendorf) and Sheriff Acosta (Anthony Ruivivar) believe that Brandon James may in fact be back to get revenge for his daughter’s murder. Makes sense as the two main targets of the killer this year have been Emma (Willa Fitzgerald) and Audrey (Bex Taylor-Klaus), the two that killed Piper. Of course there are a litany of other suspects, including the sheriff’s son Stavo (Santiago Segura), who has a dark past and loves drawing the Lakewood 6 being murdered. There’s also Eli (Sean Grandillo) who was last seen stalking Emma’s backyard late at night…
Spoilers for this week’s Scream below.
Emma’s house is broken into and a memento from Brandon James is left behind. Everyone goes to visit Noah (John Karna) in the hospital, but his spirit is shattered. No more murder boards, no more podcasts of the Morgue, he is DONE with doom and gloom. I guess being stabbed in the chest, buried alive and having your girlfriend die will do that to you. Going through Noah’s stuff, the gang find a newspaper clipping from Will’s funeral and there, in the background is Eli. Eli, meanwhile, is over at the Mayor’s trying to blackmail him, since the Mayor is trying to pay Eli’s mom to leave town.
Acosta goes to see Miss Lang (Austin Highsmith) who is recovering in the hospital. She claims to barely remember her orphanage experience with Piper, and says the taping of the students was part of an informal case study on the Lakewood 6. She tells Acosta that Emma is the one with the Piper obsession. Emma’s obsession at the moment is with Eli and figuring out what his agenda is. Kieran (Amadeus Serafini) sneaks into his room and while Audrey and Emma watch on Facetime. Not only does Kieran find the stuff Eli stole from the Mayor (Bryan Batt), but he pulls out the stack of Piper-letters that Audrey wrote.
Noah finishes a Zoe-tribute edition of The Morgue, but his upload is hacked and instead a video entitled “Audrey Jenson’s Nightmare in Lakewood” is uploaded, showing everything; Audrey finding Jake’s body, Branson’s dead body in the model home bathtub, Emma’s dream journal highlights… all the incriminating evidence. Audrey and Emma head to the James family pig farm and of course goes in by herself, at night, in the dark… oh sweet silly Emma. Her and Audrey find the hidden room where the killer has been staying, just as the Mayor pulls up. He is there presumably to meet Eli for some blackmail, but he’s met with a pitchfork to the chest. Audrey and Emma find him bleeding to death and wouldn’t you guess, that’s when the cops show up to arrest them with blood literally on their hands.
Two straight seasons of Scream have started slow and built towards good conclusions. This season hit its stride in episode 9 – not a great idea to wait that long, but I’m happy it at least hit a stride at all. The story arc of the Brandon James connection was a great thing to bring back because that takes everything back to the original storyline of the series, and reminds me of the film franchise. I’m intrigued at the set up for the finale with Audrey and Emma being the top suspects, but at the same time they’ve set up Eli so much as the killer, that horror-movie logic dictates he somehow is all misunderstood and was a McGuffin the whole time. We shall see. Color me excited for the finale, which a month ago I would not have said, so kudos to a good second half comeback for Scream.
Scream concludes its second season next Tuesday night at 10:00pm ET on MTV.
Scream (Season 2) | “˜One Final Goodbye’ Official Sneak Peek | MTV
Noah’s retiring his murder board and podcast, but not without one final goodbye. Catch brand new episodes of Scream, every Tuesday at 10/9c on MTV.