Scream (MTV) 2x13 'Halloween/Halloween II' - Liveblog + Discussion

Scream (MTV) 2x13 'Halloween/Halloween II' - Liveblog + Discussion

  • Ooh, court?
  • 10 life terms, sounds about right.
  • Oh shit killer above ya Kieran! Haha.
  • Wow I've never seen a neck snapped so hard it was turned all the way around!
  • Ah Kieran, you'd only just become interesting.
  • I do applaud this show for never making things easy between Emma and her mother.
  • My baby Brooke!
  • Wow, 'he got off easy'.
  • Best selling authors!
  • Yes, such a good idea to go to a murder island on Halloween!
  • I'm surprised this is the first time we've really seen them hounded by the press.
  • Yes it makes it even better that there's gonna be no one else there! lol.
  • The way Brooke's smiling at Audrey is killing me right now.
  • Who does Gina have a problem with exactly? Because it feels that way...
  • 'Welcome to murder island' HOW WELCOMING.
  • Okay Gina, you're definitely not at a party but you didn't say where you were?
  • Stavo, why are you trying to stop Brooke going to college?
  • Well hello Alex.
  • Haha Audrey! 'He could be way more fun than a tattoo.'
  • Ooh, wow. Using the original murder weapon too.
  • Aww I love this girl talk.
  • Brooke and Audrey are so cute watching Emma and Alex haha.
  • Oh, he's the Whitton guy!
  • Billie doesn't have to be a guy's name!
  • Stavo and Billie?
  • Oh god, lurking in the foliage.
  • Why do we make such a fuss over her being naked lol?
  • Billie is way too into this ghost story.
  • This freakin' idiot.
  • Emma will cut a bitch that pulls a prank and I love it.
  • Stavo, why are you doing this to Brooke?
  • Billie your time is running out.
  • Oh gross.
  • Alex seems cute but I have a feeling that opinions gonna change.
  • Well Stavo, was acting childish really the way to make her want to be with you?
  • Not decorations!
  • Please don't always assume it's a freakin' prank.
  • Well this could be a classic 'create the story' thing by Jeremy for the book.
  • It would be so unfortunate if Alex is a bad guy. Emma may never date again if that's the case.
  • Ah welcome back voice!
  • Oh wow classic Scream homage, I love it!
  • Body in the road, I've watched enough Vampire Diaries to know that's a trap.
  • Oh dude, you dead.
  • The murder count is getting really high!
  • Gina what the hell?
  • WHY IS THE SHERIFF'S HEAD ON THE FRONT PORCH?!
  • Those shears are gonna be hella blunt soon.
  • Oh great, now we're actually in the murder house.
  • Yes, a phone that won't work because of the storm!
  • Well Audrey has logic to think it's Jeremy.
  • (hello stiles/lydia song in the background)
  • Oh I really hope Alex isn't awful because he seems sweet.
  • I mean I don't trust Gina but then I don't trust anyone new.
  • Yes Audrey, Gina is suspicious af.
  • Gina sweetie, it's weird as hell that you were supposedly around all day but only showed up at night.
  • Hmm. Might not wanna let him in.
  • Eh, not sure I trust you Jeremy.
  • Or just lock him in there haha.
  • Noah with the radio facts haha.
  • Noah it's not your fault, you didn't want to come.
  • Brooke third wheeling it big time right now haha.
  • Erm...that's odd.
  • Gina, Audrey has been doing nothing but talking about you!
  • Well, Noah's survivor's guilt seems pretty healthy.
  • Good going with the radio!
  • Jeremy's gone...
  • Lol, Jeremy and Gina.
  • Oh shit Alex!
  • Stavo can you stop being such a dick to Brooke.
  • Ooh, that's creepy.
  • Secret door!
  • I do actually think travelling would be a really good idea for Emma. Just not with Alex haha.
  • God Alex hides his creepy almost as well as Kieran.
  • Noah is way too good at figuring stuff out. I mean it wasn't based on much but it's a good theory.
  • OR NOT JEREMY.
  • ALEX ISN'T ALEX?!
  • Erm.
  • THE REAL ALEX.
  • Oh gross. Tom Martin is gross.
  • Okay that's awful, but you don't go around killing everyone...
  • So this is crazy stalker territory.
  • Emma doesn't need a saviour. She's her own saviour.
  • Emma's so good at fooling fuck boys lol.
  • So someone else killed Kieran.
  • Ooh, nice one. Gina was quite the distraction there.
  • YAAAAS EMMA.
  • I mean, I totally wouldn't mind you breaking up and getting with someone else Audrey...
  • Aww, she's owning the Duval.
  • Emma's dad? Troy James? Brandon James?

Ah, it was good to have Scream back in my life. I'd missed it. And the news that it was renewed for Season 3 (even if it's only 6 episodes), made me super happy! I'm not ready to let these characters go yet. So none of the character deaths in this special were really important apart from Kieran's, but I didn't really need them to be. This story is almost entirely separate from the main story of the show, and I think it worked like that. I think the only newbie that survived was Gina? But I don't particularly want her to stick around. She's fine, but I have a personal bias as to who I want Audrey to be with even if it's not going to happen (no matter how much the actresses are down for that ship!). 

I showed the episode to my parents on Halloween and halfway through I asked them who they thought the killer was. My mum thought Gina, my dad thought Alex. So at least one of them got it right! When I was watching I was pretty suspicious of everyone new, but I didn't really think they'd pick Emma's love interest again. That poor girl! But Emma handled it amazingly once she discovered the truth. I absolutely loved her speech about his obsession being cliche and that she didn't need anyone because she's Emma Duval. That's exactly what we need from this show. Emma owning her name and her life and not needing to be saved by anyone but herself. She's a final girl, for god sake!

I have to say, I really disliked Stavo in this episode. He's never been my favourite, but he did grow on me in season 2. However, I love Brooke, and he pretty much treated her like crap in this episode. I get that it was because he thought she didn't want him to be with her in the long term, but if he just listened to her he'd see that wasn't what she was saying. And flirting with Billie, snapping at Noah about his survivor's guilt and just generally being a dick to Brooke doesn't fly with me. You get killed in season 3, I'm not gonna mourn you. Also the whole NYU plot line with Brooke worries me, I'm scared she's not going to make it out, and I need her to make it out. 

The episode may have had more of a lasting impact if someone the audience genuinely cared about died, but at the same time, you really need to keep fan favourites around until next season because they need to draw back that audience. The bloodbath in this special was almost more than the whole of season 2 combined though, and I applaud it for that. It also felt like the right balance between old mythology and new murders, too much of the old stuff would've felt a little dragged out.

The question of Who Killed Kieran? Was it Emma's dad, was it Brandon James, or was it Troy James (who is all too often ignored)? Now, I know there's theories that it was actually Emma's dad that was the killer back in the day, especially considering how messed up he is, his violent tendencies and that Maggie doesn't believe Brandon was the killer. I would like this, especially if we discover that maybe Piper had also found this out and that's part of why she was targeting Emma specifically. I also like the idea of Troy James being involved instead of Brandon. He was referenced all the way back in the first episode, but is so often ignored by the the characters in the show and a lot of the audience.