Scream Queens: Midseason Thoughts
Last time we visited this series Grace and Pete were just starting their adventures in crime fighting and no one else had quite figured out what to make of the Red Devil. Some more information as been given to us and even more dead bodies have piled up. Interested in jumping into the final three episodes? Well it is time to get you caught up as well as lay down some theories and thoughts.
Spoilers: I, in no way, know how this series will end, so spoilers will not ruin the grand finale, but there will be some spoilers if youve missed any episodes(Some will be MAJOR some will be MINOR).
First things first. We know there are two red devils. Heck, we even know who one of them is. The first Red Devil was Nick Jonas’s character, Boone. This was fairly easy to pick out. I knew he was one by the end of episode two(when he supposedly died). This also lead to the very early assumption that this was in fact a group project.
Grace and Pete go on seemingly pointless adventure after seemingly pointless adventure trying to find out who the baby in the bath tub was. Grace believes it is still her. I am pretty sure this theory is seeming more and more less likely which each episode. Their adventures are more mind numbing than Foggy Nelson and Karen’s adventures in the Netflix Daredevil series. There is seriously an entire episode dedicated to introducing a character that cheated on Dean Munch’s Husband. At the end, the girl is arrested for murdering her husband. Which she ultimately did not. Gigi and Dean Munch seem to both set her up. Long story short, Dean Munch wanted this girl gone, and that is what happened. It was a complete waste of an episode and that is a major problem with this show. I, in no way, ever believed Dean Munch had anything to do the Red Devil. I still do not. She is just a wicked human being. We already knew this. Grace and Pete are terrible detectives. We already knew this. We did not need an entire episode dedicated to this. It was enjoyable, but it was a waste.
The Chanels are insane. Very insane. They have plotted to kill each other and several other members of the house for stupid reasons. I was curious about rather Chanel 6 could be one of the devils(Still kind of am). Even though that theory seems shot after the conclusion of last week. I do not particularly enjoy their characters. I still reserve the same opinion that they are all good actors and play their roles respectably enough. Though the one Chanel I am most curious in is Chanel #4. She died off scene in episode one and not much more, if anything, has been said about her. They just dismissed her in passing. I would not put it past this show for her to be the helper. It seems like it can only be a student. This potentially rules out Dean Munch, Grace’s Dad, Denise Hemphill, and any other faculty member that might have been introduced. We also know there were twins in bath tub. Boone was the guy. This potentially rules out any of the other guys, like Chad. I am personally ruling out Chanel #1, Grace, Zayday, and Chanel #5. So, assuming character’s do not stay dead so they are not inherently ruled out just for dying . My top candidates are Chanel #4, Chanel #6, and Chanel #3. As mentioned, I would not put it past the show to bring back Chanel #4 like they did with Nick Jonas’s character(I would not even put it past bringing back Chanel #2, though this one seems unlikely because we did see her get stabbed a few times). Chanel #6, while being dead, still fits the style of Boone and I could see her being the twin. I do not personally recall The Red Devil ever attacking Chanel #3, so that is why I find it hard to rule her out even though no real signs point to her.
A closing thought is that a lot is being made of Grace, her dad, Chanel, and Chad’s life. It seems as if they are all on some collision course with fate, but I cannot quite put my finger on their converging point. None of them seem guilty as being the Red Devil. Grace’s Dad knew Gigi. So does he know who the second twin is? Has he been trying to get Grace to go home so she would not get caught up in His and Gigi’s revenge scheme? Chad has slept around with most if not all the Chanels and it seemed like they were trying to tie him to the Red Devil. That theory seems completely mute now that Boone is one of the killers. I doubt Chad knows anything larger than himself. What do we make of Chanel? Could she be purposely be bringing a bad name to Kappa because of the event that happened twenty years. I would not think so, but maybe?
All in all, this show has introduced a lot of characters, and thankfully has killed off the uninteresting ones. It gains momentum so fast, and loses it by lollygagging around. The show is more interesting without the Red Devil on scene, though I do rejoice when the Red Devil is on the scene, because that is one less mouth to have to listen to. I do think the show as a whole has been mediocre up to this point, but I am excited for the last three episodes.
Score: 6 out 10 for now. We will revisit this season once it is all said and done.
Check back than for the final score.
Check out the early thoughts Here