Scream Queens Recap: Season 1 Episode 5 'Pumpkin Patch'
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Principle Munsch closes the campus and enforces a curfew putting Chanel’s plans for her Halloween Pumpkin patch to be thwarted. However she intends to go forward with her plan only to be undone when she’s thrown into jail for the murder of Ms Bean. Behind the scenes Hester is turning Chanel no 5 against Chanel and then after her release from jail tells Chanel that no 5 ratted on her. As punishment Chanel no.5 and her boyfriends Roger and Dodger are made to light the pumpkins after the curfew. The Red Devil comes after them and kills Dodger. Meanwhile Pete, Grace, Wes, Gigi and Denise search for Zayday and find the Red Devils hideout. Zayday however has already escaped and Gigi and Denise are attacked by the Red Devil. Gigi tasers the Red Devil but he still escapes. Later Gigi is revealed to be working with the Red Devil and she tells him to get rid of someone.
There are some great set pieces in this episode with Chanel no.5, Roger and Dodger being forced to hide in Chanel’s maze inspired by The Shining. It’s a tense filled and nerve wracking walk through the maze as they try to hide from the Red Devil, but is also very funny with scenes such as Dodger misunderstanding Roger’s instructions to walk backwards in the snow. The only death this week is Dodger, it would be good if a major character would be killed off soon to really up the ante.
Zayday’s alleged encounter with the Red Devil is interesting. He seems to be trying to woo her, giving her flowers and her favourite food rather than killing her. It is convenient that she manages to escape the Red Devil when no one else has. If she is telling the truth why would the Red Devil want to keep her hostage, to frame her later? Or protect her? Denise is still suspicious of Zayday but should we be?
One person who was not pleased to see Zayday back is Chanel, who was having a bad episode. She was put in jail, though later released on bail for the murder of Ms Bean, has Chanel no.5 and Hester plotting against her and may lose her Kappa Presidency to Zayday. It will be interesting to see where this story goes, will Chanel lose her presidency and will Kappa house be better or worse for it?
The episode ends on another revelation that Gigi is working with the Red Devil! While the Red Devil escaping under her watch was suspicious I thought the show would keep us guessing about whether she let him go or not. But it seems clear she’s working with him and that she wants him to kill off a guy. Who is it? Pete for trying to find out the truth? Chad for being a man whore? Grace’s dad Wes? Whoever it is I doubt we’ll be waiting too long until the Red Devil strikes again!