One thing that “Scream Queens” shares with franchise creators Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy’s other hit, “American Horror Story,” is that you can never tell what new wacky side plots, crazy characters, or twists and turns you’re going to find yourself with next. This week is no different, as we go deeper inside of the mystery of the C.U.R.E Institute and find out more about the people inside.
****SPOILERS AHEAD FOR EPISODE 3: HANDIDATES****
We pick up where we left off, with the Chanels over the body of Tyler, the latest victim of the Green Meanie. As if Chanel #5 didn’t have enough going on with her newfound love laser-sliced to death, Chanel Oberlin once again accuses her of being the killer. You just gotta feel for the girl.
After Munsch and the Chanels dispose of Tyler in the swamp (we need to keep an eye on that place) we’re treated to another scene with our favorite psychopath, Hester, trade demands for help with the identity of the killer keep increasing exponentially on the crazy meter. The references to Hannibal Lecter and his confinement are amazing. After Munsch gets a text from Chad, she decides she doesn’t need Hester anymore.
The rivalry between Chad and Dr. Holt continued, as each brought up suspicions of the other in the killings. Finally having enough, Chanel Oberlin declares she won’t be with either of them. But Munsch comes to the conclusion that, in the interest of the institute, Holt’s serial killer hand has to go!
With this week’s mystery case, we’re introduced to a woman who suffers from constant orgasms. The reactions from Chanel #3, as always, are simply hilarious. Cleaning up after Chad was practicing cutting the hands off of cadavers, Dr. Cascade and #3 open up to each other. We learn some…intimate…details about the both of them, with Cassidy seemingly finding his new purpose in life, or death.
After nude-duel part 2, Chad and Dr. Holt talk about potential hand donors, or “handidates.” Munsch, the Chanels, Zayday, and Denise Hemphill take a trip back to 1986 thanks to a survivor of the original massacre, who delves farther into the story of the killings. Chad springs a game-changing proposal on Chanel Oberlin, while Chanel #3 and Cassidy have a very successful surgery.
Speaking of a successful surgery, do any of us think that a patient will make it out of the C.U.R.E. Institute alive? How do Chanel #3 and Dr. Cascade move forward? What is Hester’s connection to all of this? And how tight WAS that bowtie? Talk about being left at the altar.
Even though Munsch and Denise Hemphill think that they’re on to the identity of the killer, you know that both suspects and victims will continue to pile up. If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed in all of this, it’s that more twists and surprises are on their way next episode!
Scream Queens airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX. And be sure to come back here each week for our recaps!
Jason Stollery has horror films encoded into his DNA, going so far as to name his sons Michael and Fred. He can be found on Twitter @smegghed, and on his genre film blog and podcast at filmguild.net