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Scream Queens recap: 'Warts and All'

The Red Devil returns to haunt Chanel -- and Dr. Holt bares it all in the shower

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Scream Queens

Season 2, Ep. 2 | Aired Sep 27

Well, well, well… It just goes to show you can’t count a Chanel out even when it seems like they’re donezo. When we last saw #5, she was waiting to be decapitated by the Green Devil, but this week kicks things by revealing that she managed to escape that trap and live to see another day.

Unlike the buildup from the premiere, the Green Devil is going for his darlings this week, with his first target being none other than the leader of the Kappa Kappas. All alone and bored in the hospital receptionist area, Chanel is restless while waiting for the night shift to end. Unbeknownst to her, the sassy diva is not alone, and suddenly the Red Devil appears. Chanel runs for her life from last season’s killer, but this being a new season, the Red Devil proves to pose a new non-murderous threat. Underneath the blood-hued mask is every Kappa Kappa’s favorite idiot, Chad Radwell (Glen Powell). “I want you back,” he says, which forces a sly smile on Chanel’s shocked but pleased face.

So why did the king of frats return to the embrace of the lead Chanel? Well, Chad’s friend, Randall, seems to be suffering from a threat that causes him to scream uncontrollably, which Dr. Holt diagnoses as “Jumping Frenchmen of Maine” disease. Chad quickly realizes Holt is just as dreamy as he is (if not more so), forcing him to fight harder for Chanel’s attention. Also working through a problem is Tyler (Colton Haynes) and his wart face. We don’t exactly know how he contracted this bizarre disease, but with Chanel #5 on the case to find him a cure, it might be possible for him to be normal again. Chanel and #3 try to warn her that if Tyler regains his good looks, she might not have his attention anymore…but she pushes forward to help him anyway.

Striking up a new friendship, Zayday and Chamberlain investigate the 1980s Halloween Massacre in the hospital, during which we’re treated to a bloody blast from the past. Amidst the ‘80s nostalgia and homemade costumes, the Green Devil takes his revenge on various hospital staff, including the two who seemingly left him for dead in the swamp (remember last week’s opening scene?). Unfortunately, the entire hospital staff is murdered and nothing more about the Green Devil is learned from looking back into the darkness. Searching for more answers, Zayday and Chamberlain seek insight from Munsch and her hospital knowledge.

Munsch reveals her real reason behind the new medical program: finding a cure for herself. Suffering from achy joints that can’t be helped with a simple course of Boniva, the former dean is unsure of what’s causing her so much physical turmoil. “I started it to find out what this disease was before it kills me,” she says as she falls into Zayday’s embrace. Feeling cared for, Munsch decide to pace the halls, and in a reference to Jamie Lee Curtis’ role in Halloween II, all of the hallways are pitch-black without another soul in sight. Suddenly, the Green Devil appears out of nowhere to take a new victim, but Munsch isn’t going down without a fight. She manages to push the masked killer to the ground, but just as she’s about to unmask them, Chanel #3 and Cascade enter to distract her. By the time she’s able to turn her attention back to the killer, the slime-covered ghoul is gone, sending Munsch into a fit of rage.

NEXT: Holt and Chad take it all off and hit the showers (no joke)

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