Scream with Me: The Return of FOX’s Scream Queens
With a crash, bang, pop, fizz, scream, screech, and exhilarating death rattle “Scream Queens” came to a close last season with the Chanel’s institutionalized, Dean Munsch a renowned author, and Kappa House under new management; with a murderous psychopath free and at the helm. Since the riotous finale approximately a year ago, fans (myself included) have been clamoring for more. And today (September 20th ) the idiot hookers we’ve come to know and learn made their triumphant return to television; and oh what a return it was. As is typical with a Murphy/Falchuk production, more questions were raised than answers given and, as is typical, we (by “we” I mean “I”) ate it up and cannot wait for more.
**MILD SPOILERS FOR “SCREAM QUEENS” EPISODE ONE BELOW**
FOX’s Scream Queens = What’s known so far:
Dean Munsch, after becoming a publishing sensation for sharing her views on neo-neo- feminism, is given an honorary Doctorate, officially making Dr. Munsch. After a series of motivational talks, including a TED conference, she decides after a conversation with Pope Francis that her next frontier would be an attempt to fully reform the American Medical system and opens the C.A.R.E. Clinic, a hospital that aims to “cure the incurable.”
The Chanels were exonerated for their crimes after a revealing Netflix documentary proves them innocent and return to college; each getting their degree in Communications. Chanel Number 5 goes on to work in a dental office, Chanel Number 3 gets a job in a men’s fertility clinic, and Chanel Number 1 becomes a certified phlebotomist because, “What do you know, I’m really good at poking people. Dr. Munsch tracks down Zayday, who is now a medical student, along with the 3 Chanels and invites them to work in her hospital (after enrolling as Medical Students) as an act of “redemption” along with her two main Doctors, Dr. Cassidy Cascade (Taylor Lautner), and “the recipient of the first complete human hand transplant” Dr. Brock Holt (John Stamos).
C.A.R.E.’s first claim to fame comes in the form of Catherine Hobart, a woman with an extreme form of hypertrichosis or “Werewolf Syndrome”; which causes excessive hair growth. And with that, the new season of “Scream Queens” unfolds. While the Season Premiere had several twists and turns up its’ sleeve, spoiling them here would be unfair to those yet to have seen the not-so- humble beginnings of this season. The claws are out, the conniving is back in full force, and the star-studded cast is ramping up to be quite impressive (Kirstie Alley?! Hello!).
And there is something very, very wrong with Dr. Brock Holt’s hand.
Oh, and the killer? He’s quite the charmer.
All will be revealed as the season progresses and we’ll be here each week to fill you in (without spoilers, of course) on all the juicy, gory, gossip-laden goings on at Dr. Munsch’s C.A.R.E. Clinic. We’ll see you next week. Until then, take two pills, and then two more, two more, and two more (keep that regimen going) and call me next Tuesday.
Now, turn your head and cough.
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FOX’s Scream Queens