Scream Queens Recap: Thanksgiving at the Kappa House
Last night's Scream Queens celebrated Thanksgiving in the most unusual way possible: Lea Michele's Hester comes back to life, the Kappa house tries to narrow down the red devil killer before dinner is served, and the serial murderer strikes again.
But first, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) is alone on Thanksgiving and decides to cook a turkey at the Kappa house. Chanel No. 3 (Billie Lourd) returns to the house after a hellish experience with her family (think frozen TV dinners for a Thanksgiving meal) and decides to spend the holiday with the dean. Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Zayday (Keke Palmer) skip out on their Oakland trip and stay in the house as well. Grace eventually invites her father to join them, even though she's still mad at him about Gigi. Chanel No. 5 (Abigail Breslin) shows up too, making it a total of six celebrating an orphans' Thanksgiving together.
"Chad hasn't mentioned you—ever," Chad Radwell's father says to Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) at their family Thanksgiving. A very alive Hester shows up and tells everyone that she's pregnant with Chad's baby. Looks like Chanel didn't kill her after all! Instead of welcoming Hester with open arms, Chad's mother shuns her and threatens to bring in their legal team to do a paternity test. His family is cruel to Hester, but they don't like Chanel either. His father even offers her $50,000 to never come back. Chanel eventually loses her cool, yells at everyone in the family, breaks up with Chad (Glen Powell), and storms out with Hester by her side.
Back at Kappa house, Dean Munsch decides to play a little game of "Guess who the red devil is." Her first guess is Chanel No. 3, who she claims must be the killer since her father is Charles Manson. On No. 3's turn to play the game, she blames the dean, whom she caught eating a bologna sandwich (remember, she was allergic?). At that point, Grace's father, Wes (Oliver Hudson), chimes in with his guess: Grace, his own daughter! She is in shock but the evidence against her is pretty damning. The whole house starts to believe that she could be the killer. That is until Pete storms in and points the finger at Wes. Since Pete is an investigative journalist, he's been gathering evidence and discovered a few key things about his girlfriend's dad.
First, Pete found an old yearbook that shows Wes partying in the tunnels underneath the house, which means he's the only person who could have entered the house when the girls were locked in. Wes claims he was too drunk to remember anything about the tunnels. Pete's second bit of evidence: video footage of Wes sneaking into the meat locker (yes, Chanel's dead body storage facility). Wes's excuse? He's on a strict paleo diet now that he's dating again and since he has a small teacher's salary, he's been stealing the meat to eat. But Pete's last finding is the most crucial of them all. He bribed the county coroner for a sample of Boone's hair, then stole a sample of Wes's hair from his apartment. After DNA testing, Pete discovered that Wes is Boone's father. That means he must be the father of the other red devil killer too and therefore involved with the killings. But Wes had no idea he was their father, instead claiming he was merely promiscuous in college.
Wes takes Grace aside and promises her that he truly didn't know about the twin babies being his. They rejoin the Thanksgiving table, where Chanel and Hester have returned from the Hamptons. Chanel does the honors of revealing the turkey, but when she does, she finds no turkey at all. Instead, it's Gigi's head on a platter!
Tune in to Fox next Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET for a new Scream Queens. There's only one episode left before the two-hour season finale on Dec. 8.