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Scream Queens
Review of Episode 7:
Beware of Young Girls
Directed by: Barbara Brown

Air date: 11/03/2015

Editor’s Note: Stevie’s Scream Queens reviews are done on a weekly basis and are for watchers of the show, therefore it’s worth mentioning that there will be spoilers and heavy speculation in all of the reviews. For those of you who wish to not be spoiled, please stop reading.

Scream Queens took a break for a week and so did I, vacationing in New Orleans. So this week’s episode review and recap of Beware of Young Girls is a bit late, and I apologize for that.

Wait a minute, no I don’t, because let’s face it, this episode was one of the worst so far and I hated it. I’ve come to realize that I not only have a love/hate relationship with this show, but that the show itself is majorly bipolar, being great one week and absolutely terrible the next. In the trailer for episode 7 we were treated to glimpses of a funeral so I was looking forward to another Kappa biting the dust, but come to find out, the girls were simply having a service for the late Chanel #2. Not only is the funeral scene lame since Chanel #2 died in episode 2, but once again the show takes a trip down sorority lane and kills me with Chanel’s super annoying, high-pitched ranting and raving, pointless girl drama, and out of place moments. What out of place moments, you might ask? How about the part where Chanel and her minions hold a séance to contact #2 and are informed that Chad is (yet again) cheating on Chanel. So Chanel walks in on Chad in bed with a goat.

Yeah, what? Same thing I was thinking. This show really knows how to go off the rails sometimes.

This episode was so all over the place and jumping from character to character that when the story finally began to develop I just didn’t care. I’m done talking about the KKT girls because they are just the worst.

The trailer also eluded to the viewer learning more about Gigi’s involvement, and while we do, I can’t help but think we’re being strung along and that the payoff might not be worth it.

Gigi gets a phone call and it’s evident that she has some sort of relationship with one of the killers (or had at one point). What kind of relationship? I imagine it could be anything from romantic to familial since she speaks of once loving the person but expresses her bitter feelings of having to work out a “twenty year revenge plot” all on her own. Gigi is furious that whomever is on the other end of the line has not gotten rid of “him” yet. When Grace’s dad walks in to Gigi’s apartment, she gets off the phone and tells him it was “family drama.” Could it be one of her old KKT sisters or maybe an actual family member? Or perhaps she’s just saying that because honestly, anytime somebody brushes me off with the excuse of family drama I’m totally okay with not hearing about it.

Grace takes Gigi shopping to update her 1995 wardrobe as well as get some dirt on whether or not her dad is still upset with her. Gigi is obviously playing Grace and sends her on a witch hunt looking for an ex KKT member by the name of Feather. She also expresses that she believes Dean Munsch is capable of murder and is somehow connected to the killings on campus. Finally! Some worthwhile backstabbing and drama. I don’t care about the Chanels, I wanna see murder and betrayal, and it looks like Gigi’s plans are all coming together once Grace and her pseudo-boyfriend Pete jump on the case.

We learn from the moron, I mean Feather, that she developed a relationship with Dean Munsch’s husband a few years ago. Feather also believes that Dean Munsch tried to kill her one night when she was in the bathtub as revenge for stealing her husband. As expected, when Feather returns home from her interview with Grace and Pete, she finds her lover’s body parts nailed to various walls and doors in the home, and finally, his head in the fish tank upstairs. This is great because I for one love Jamie Lee Curtis and I knew this meant we would be seeing more of her this episode.

The Dean is immediately blamed for the murder of her ex-husband and the cops assume she’s also connected to the killings on campus. To her dismay, she’s arrested and placed in a mental institution. Grace and Pete think they’ve helped close the case on the murders but when Dean Munsch reaches out to Grace and asks her to visit, they know the mystery is far from being solved.


For the first time in the whole episode I was actually amused. Jamie Lee Curtis brought much needed comedic relief to this episode once we see that she’s actually enjoying her time at the nuthouse. She strikes a deal with Grace: investigate Feather and connect her to the murder of her ex-husband, and she’ll spill the beans on where the bathtub baby is.

As it turns out, a bologna sandwich was left at the scene of the crime, and Dean Munsch is allergic to bologna. Grace and Pete steal Feather’s tooth brush and after some DNA testing, Feather is linked to the murder of the Dean’s ex and she is committed, Dean Munsch being released immediately. In true bitchy Dean fashion, Munsch informs Grace that she’s just under so much stress and Grace will just have to be patient and wait a week to find out what happened to the baby.

Meanwhile, in KKT Land, the girls all forgive each other (again) for being bitches. They decide to put their differences and disdain to the side in order to work together and catch who Chanel thinks the real killers are: Grace and Zayday.

At the end of the episode, we are treated to Dean Munsch enjoying a glass of wine and dancing around in her home while Beware of Young Girls by Dory Previn plays. Her monologue explains how she did in fact murder her ex-husband and the brilliant way she pinned it on Feather.

I definitely think that Jamie Lee Curtis and her Dean Munsch story saved this episode but it still was just downright awful as it did absolutely nothing for me in terms of further developing the story. Dean Munsch is obviously crazy and capable of horrible things, but I don’t think she’s connected to the killers at this point. The show is building up for a shocking reveal, that much is evident, so if Dean Munsch was to end up being connected to the Red Devils, I for one would be seriously disappointed.

The trailer for next week’s episode gives away quite a bit and I’m looking forward to seeing if the episode follows through on being as ballsy as I hope it’ll be. We’re given a glimpse of Boone with a crazy beard and Dean Munsch is going to finally reveal the identity of the KKT girl who died in the bathtub. Chanel apparently has a file connecting Grace to the murders and even Grace’s own father asks her if she’s connected to the murders somehow. With only 5 weeks lefts, I hope the next episode gets back on track since this one was less than fabulous. Check out the trailer for Mommie Dearest here:

Stevie Kopas, HMS

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