'Scream Queens' Finale Recap: The Killer's Motive Is Revealed (2022)

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'Scream Queens' Finale Recap: The Killer's Motive Is Revealed (1)

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Scream Queens

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Here we are, the season 2 finale of Scream Queens! While there’s been a pile of bodies big enough to fill two swamps, the death isn’t over, even in the episode’s final moments. With only two killers left and the number of victims dwindling down to basically just the Chanels, it’s only a matter of time before one of them bites the dust. Get ready for a fast-paced ending to the hospital story, full of blood, redemption, and even a reincarnation.

Batter up! The last unimportant Chanel didn’t hold up against the wrath of the Green Meanie, in this instance played by Nurse Hawful. Using a pitching machine, Hawful sends countless baseballs down the hallway to impale Chanel, but hits #Whatever in the face instead. Thankfully for #3, she got away from her attacker Dr. Cascade, as his infatuation for her is slowly changing his original allegiance to his mom to the idea of new love. Hawful sees this betrayal from her fellow killer-in-arms and decides he’s in the running for her next victim — after she takes care of her Chanel.

While the rest of the group pretends the Green Meanie issue has been taken care of, Hester professes her love for Holt, demanding he drop everything and run away to Blood Island with her so they can spend their days murdering tourists and doing the nasty all night long. At first, Holt seems terrified of this proposition, but the more he thinks about it and the more Hester lays on the sexual innuendos, he comes around to the idea. Of course, Holt has also been giving Chanel the love eyes for quite some time. I thought they were dating, no? Regardless, Chanel believes Holt is ready to propose to her — when he’s really going to tie the knot with Munsch to get closer to her assets for help carrying out his renegade plan with Hester.

Just like that, the wedding is set and everyone plans to attend. I guess they don’t really have a choice, as it seems to happen later that day in one of the hospital hallways. For another surprise, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy officiates the wedding, which basically just comes down to Holt and Munsch signing the papers and doing the ceremonial kiss to seal the deal. With Munsch on the ropes and only weeks away from death, Hester and Holt know they can take her money and funnel it into their murder marriage. What they didn’t account for, though, is the latest medical marvel: Chanel #5.

#5 believes she can actually cure Munsch’s apparently terminal illness by performing an awake brain surgery. We don’t know how she comes to this conclusion, but her ability to ace the MCATs without any help sort of gives her the right to hypothesize. Basically, Munsch would have her head numbed but remain awake during surgery so she can tell the doctors if they’re hitting an area they shouldn’t be. Now, I’m just a writer, but I don’t believe this is actually something that can be done. Alas, everyone signs off on the plan except for Munsch, who would rather not spend her last few weeks alive as a vegetable. She eventually comes around to the idea, though.

Each of Holt’s lovers has their own plan to finally get rid of Munsch, and opportunity strikes for both of them with the recent announcement of this miraculous surgery. First up, Hester isn’t willing to live a life killing people without Holt by her side, and in her mind, taking care of Munsch by having Holt slip his knife a bit too deep into her brain will do the trick. On the flip side, Chanel leans on her favorite necessity — the pumpkin spice latte — as her weapon of choice against Munsch. She plans to trip and throw the scalding-hot beverage on Munsch’s exposed brain, but as #5 points out, that won’t really do anything since the heat will just kill any bad bacteria around it. Chanel pulls a Chanel and listens to her own internal monologue, so during the actual surgery, she chucks the drink toward Munsch’s unsuspecting head. Sadly, Hawful gets in the way to spoil her plan. (Well, sadly in the sense that Chanel doesn’t succeed in something she put her mind to. We’re all happy Munsch is still alive.)

In true Scream Queens fashion, all of this hoopla does absolutely nothing to improve Munsch’s condition. So, they do what they should’ve done from the beginning and call the man she ate the supposed brains with during her mecca. It turns out she didn’t actually eat human brains — just lamb brain at a party. Severe dehydration has caused her health decline and simply drinking more water will fix all of her problems. That was easy! To celebrate, Hawful invites everyone to the basement to have a nice glass of champagne. In an extremely rushed and goofy twist, they all end up in a giant cage fashioned by Hawful, who locks the door and holds them all at gunpoint. She reveals a giant bomb set to detonate in 10 minutes and blow them all to smithereens.

While this news isn’t too exciting or surprising — I mean, she’s been trying to kill people all season — she does drop some new info we didn’t know. The reason she’s been itching to kill the Chanels goes back to season 1 and the Kappa house. Hawful reveals her last name is actually Bean — an important bit of intel because Agatha Bean was the name of the maid Chanel murdered in season 1. She was Hawful’s sister!

Losing her sister in such a tragic way messed with Hawful, and she made it her life’s mission to take out each Chanel — and even Munsch for not punishing them following the murder. Before it all seems hopeless, Zayday appears with Jane to stop Hawful from following through with her plans. Jane praises the hospital for the work it’s been doing and urges Hawful to stop her murderous plot, but Hawful instead shoots her in the chest and locks Zayday and Jane in with the rest of them.

Cascade rushes to his mom’s side, but her wound is too severe to be treated. Revealing he was truly the good one in her life, Jane slips away for her long slumber — and Cascade knows he has to step up to save the rest of the gang. With no sign of escaping, the personified McGuffin of salvation thankfully appears: Det. Denise Hemphill! Awaking from her cryogenic slumber, Denise saunters into the room just in time to diffuse the bomb and remind everyone just how badass she is. Go ahead, mama!

The group chases Hawful outside and surrounds her, making sure she knows she has nowhere to run. Hawful chucks a machete at the group, but Cascade jumps in the way to save them all. With an equally fatal wound, he again professes his love for #3, who is too in shock to realize what’s happening before her. As he finally slips away, the gang converges one last time on Hawful, who literally digs her own grave by falling into the quicksand swamp she created. Thanks to her murderous nature, no one really thinks saving her would make sense — well, except for Munsch’s failed attempt — so Hawful bubbles away, never to be heard from again.

So that’s that! In a final update, we learn the hospital gains notoriety due to the hardworking #5 and Zayday, while Hester steals all of Munsch’s money and runs off to Blood Island with Holt. Not completely heartbroken, Munsch opens her own sex-therapy practice in Aspen for women over 50, earning her the credibility she’s always wanted and giving her a chance to see new sights.

As for Chanel, she finally gets her own TV show — which, of course, focuses on her as a doctor of medicine and emotions. In the episode’s final moments, Chanel walks to her car after a long day’s work only to feel the chill of something sinister in the air. She notices a small Kappa pin on the seat next to her — and suddenly, the silhouette of the Red Devil appears in her backseat. The past is back, baby.

Episode Recaps

FAQs

Do we find out the killer in Scream Queens? ›

The Red Devil reveals their identity. The Red Devil is the main antagonist in Season 1 and a cameo antagonist in Season 2 of the FOX television series Scream Queens. In The Final Girl(s), it is revealed that the Red Devil is Hester Ulrich and Boone Clemens, the twin babies from the bathtub.

Who the Devil in Scream Queens? ›

Hester Ulrich

What happens at the end of Scream Queens? ›

The finale, which aired in late December, wrapped up most of its storylines neatly. Hester and Dr. Brock ran off to Blood Island to be together; Munsch became a sexpert; Chanel no. 5 and Zayday remained at the hospital; and Chanel landed her own show, Lovin' the C, which Chanel no.

Why is Hester the killer in Scream Queens? ›

Hester reveals that she was the bathtub baby girl, and faked having scoliosis, having stolen the neck brace from another patient in the asylum. Gigi raised her and Boone to become serial killers, and they got the idea to use the Red Devil costume when they saw the original Red Devil mascot.

Is Grace's dad the Red Devil? ›

Wes Gardner was a main character on Season One of Scream Queens and a recurring character on Season Two. He was Grace Gardner's father, and also the biological father of the Red Devil siblings, Boone Clemens and Hester Ulrich. In Rapunzel, Rapunzel, he visits C.U.R.E.

Was Pete the Red Devil? ›

Profile. Pete is mysterious, sophisticated and investigative. He is an investigative reporter for The Sentinel and surprisingly is a Red Devil mascot for Wallace University.

Who is the Kappa baby? ›

Sophia Doyle was a recurring character on Season One of Scream Queens. She was a pledge for Kappa Kappa Tau in 1995. It was revealed in Thanksgiving and The Final Girl(s) that she is the mother of twins Boone Clemens and Hester Ulrich.

Who was Chanel Number 4? ›

Chanel #4 is a recurring character on Scream Queens-Finlau01's Edition. She was part of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority and Chanel Oberlin's clique The Chanels until her death. She was played by Lady Gaga.

Who was the baby born in the bathtub in Scream Queens? ›

It makes so much sense that Grace is the '90s sorority tub baby. Her mom, whom she says died when she was 2, had been in Kappa, which is the whole reason she joins: to feel closer to her mom. Yes, she says her mom died when she was 2, not while giving birth to her, but that could be a lie her father told her.

Who does Chanel Oberlin end up with? ›

Chanel Oberlin
Relationships:Multiple people (ex-boyfriends) Chad Radwell (on-and-off-again boyfriend, fiancé; deceased) Pete Martínez (crush on his side; deceased) Dr. Brock Holt (ex-boyfriend)
Friends:The Chanels Jennifer (deceased) Sam (deceased) Catherine Hobart (deceased) Zayday Williams
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Who was the Green Monster in Scream Queens? ›

The Green Meanie is the main antagonist in Season Two of the FOX television series Scream Queens, replacing the Red Devil of the series' Season One. The Green Meanie is revealed to be Dr. Cassidy Cascade. He became the murderer to get the hospital shut down because of his father's death.

Who is the Red Devil in Scream Queens Season 2 ending? ›

The one person we can rule out right away is Hester, because she is currently sipping mai tais and murdering shipwrecked tourists on Blood Island with Dr. Brock Holt, which was her eventual plan all along.

Who killed Gigi Caldwell? ›

Gigi Caldwell, born as Jess Meyer, was a main character and backbone villain on Season One of Scream Queens.
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Death.
Reason:Decapitated by an electric serrated carving knife and placed on a serving platter
Killer(s):Unknown
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Who killed Boone Scream Queens? ›

Pete Martinez revealed that he was the one who killed Boone. He did this because he wanted to dismantle the Red Devil operation from inside. Since Boone was the muscle, he decided to kill him instead of Gigi.

What is Chanel Number 3 Name? ›

Sadie Swenson, better known as Chanel #3, is a main character on Scream Queens. She is one of Chanel Oberlin's minions, and a former member of Kappa Kappa Tau.

What episode is the Red Devil revealed? ›

Red Devil
Series Information
Season(s):Season One • Two
Episode count:14
First appearance:Pilot
Latest appearance:Drain the Swamp
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Why is Dr Cassidy so cold? ›

Cassidy is then given a neurological test by Chanel #3 and #5, which ultimately confirms he has Cotard's and the reason why he always feels cold is because the condition mimics what he truly believes in.

Why does Chanel Number 3 Always wear earmuffs? ›

3's earmuffs are actually an homage to Princess Leia's double-bun hairstyle, popularized by Fisher in “Star Wars.” Whether or not that was an intentional decision by the “Scream Queens” stylists, it's still an amazing reminder of Lourd's iconic mom. No, not her pop culture MOM, but her real mom.

How many Red Devils are there in Scream Queens? ›

For the past few months, Scream Queens has delighted viewers with its amusingly outrageous and bloodthirsty collegiate antics, as it was slowly revealed that not one, not two, not three, but four Red Devil killers were roaming the fictional Wallace University thirsty for blood and guts.

What did Chanel do to Pete? ›

After Chanel rejected Pete sexually the previous year, Pete swore he would get revenge. As in, he just wants to kill Chanel. For rejecting him. Sexually.

Who are the three green meanies in Scream Queens? ›

The Green Meanie is the main antagonistic figure in the second season of Scream Queens. It is revealed in Blood Drive that there are multiple Green Meanies, two of them being Dr. Cassidy Cascade and Ingrid Marie Hoffel, the former of whom is the muscle, while the latter becomes the brains.

Who was the hag of Shady Lane? ›

Grace and Pete (Diego Boneta) discover from the painter in the asylum that Gigi (Nasim Pedrad) is The Hag of Shady Lane and that the Hag took care of two babies, and Grace goes to confront her, only to be shut down.

Why is Chanel Oberlin rich? ›

Chanel was born into a wealthy and rich, privileged family. Her mother, Happy and her unnamed father, whom Chanel refers to as "daddy" also have two older children, a boy Harvard, whom Chanel claims to be "disfigured" and another girl, Muffet, whom Chanel also claims to have joined a peace pact.

What were the Chanels real names? ›

Overview
PortrayerCharacterSeason
1
Emma RobertsChanel OberlinMain
Skyler SamuelsGrace GardnerMain
Lea MicheleHester Ulrich / Chanel #6Main
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Do Chad and Chanel get married? ›

Dating status:

They are introduced as a couple in Pilot but Chad officially breaks-up with her in Hell Week. They got back together in Seven Minutes in Hell. In Handidates, Chad proposes to Chanel. Before they could have their wedding, however, Chad was murdered, ending their relationship in tragedy.

Who is in love with Zayday? ›

2. Who kidnapped Zayday? Remember how the Red Devil was obsessed and apparently in love with Zayday? Yeah, well that was Boone.

Who is Grace's mother? ›

Mary Mulligan, born Bethany Stevens, was a recurring character on Season One of Scream Queens. She was the president of the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority back in 1995. In Mommie Dearest, it was revealed that she is Grace's mother.

Who killed Boone Scream Queens? ›

Pete Martinez revealed that he was the one who killed Boone. He did this because he wanted to dismantle the Red Devil operation from inside. Since Boone was the muscle, he decided to kill him instead of Gigi.

Who is the killer in Scream Queens season 3? ›

Hester Ulrich (Lea Michele) stole Dean Cathy Munsch's money and killed a bunch of tourists at Blood Island.

Who are all the killers in Scream Queens season 2? ›

The Green Meanie is the main antagonistic figure in the second season of Scream Queens. It is revealed in Blood Drive that there are multiple Green Meanies, two of them being Dr. Cassidy Cascade and Ingrid Marie Hoffel, the former of whom is the muscle, while the latter becomes the brains.

Who killed Gigi Caldwell? ›

Gigi Caldwell, born as Jess Meyer, was a main character and backbone villain on Season One of Scream Queens.
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Death.
Reason:Decapitated by an electric serrated carving knife and placed on a serving platter
Killer(s):Unknown
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