Scream Season 2 Episode 9 Review: The Orphanage

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Who's planning to add Phantasm 2 to their Netflix account in order to check out this supposedly great sex scene?

Noah is officially no longer a virgin, and if we are to believe the rules of Scream, that means he's a goner. 

The promo following Scream Season 2 Episode 9 sure didn't look good for him.

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Being that this killer seems to have a habit of leaving people alive, I'm choosing to believe Noah will live, too. He's too big a character to die this early. 

It feels like each character is taking a turn as the prime suspect, and they are really trying to make us buy into the "Emma's killing people in her sleep" theory. People have been guessing that Emma's been behind this all season and that she just doesn't realize it, but I personally have not jumped on that ship. 

Going that route would feel cheap. Sidney was never the killer, and it was better that way. 

Brooke: See this is why people think you're creepy.
Gustavo: Do you think I'm creepy?
Brooke: Yes, but you say nice things to me, and I think you smell kinda good.
Gustavo: So who's creepy now?
Brooke: Still you.

On the other hand, we have the super creepy Gustavo. If he's the killer, he's as obvious as they come, but so was Billy Loomis. The twist was there were two of them. Who knows what the twist could be here? 

Gustavo has a lot working against him right now. He's killed someone before, which may or may not have been an accident. He draws graphic pictures of people being murdered, and he used the term "special friend" with Brooke in the hotel room. 

Then there was that whole sniffing Brooke's lipstick thing. What was that about?

We'd all probably be rolling our eyes if it actually turned out to be him, but even if he's not the killer, the guy clearly has some issues. 

Also, what was Miguel thinking moving his potentially murderous son to a town that was just ransacked by a serial killer in search of a fresh start? Did he not research the town before moving, or did he just not think that one through?

Brooke's dad is looking more and more suspicious as well. 

If there is only one killer (which I'm seriously doubting), I'm ruling out Eli, despite the fact that he was conspicuously absent. My reasoning? The killer is obviously tall. He/she was towering over Haley, and Eli is just so little. Obviously if there are two of them, this is irrelevant. 

It's probably irrelevant anyway, as I'm sure I'm giving the show too much credit if I think they're actually putting someone in that mask that resembles whoever the killer is supposed to be. 

The group home that ties Piper to Ms. Lang is surely important, and I'm hoping Ms. Lang will be conscious and lucid enough soon to provide more information. There's a reason she was left alive, and I'm betting it's more than to get Kieran to swipe her keys from her hospital room. They could have stolen those from a dead woman just as easily.

Noah: Audrey, finding out who sent that file to Emma is not going to change what you did or how Emma feels about it.
Audrey: I was gonna tell her.
Noah: Yeah, but you didn't.

The rift between Audrey and Emma is completely Audrey's fault, and I'm glad Noah called her out on that. She had plenty of opportunities to come clean before the recording was sent. Maybe Emma would have reacted differently if she'd heard it straight from Audrey, as Noah did. 

But the killer wanted them to be at odds, going as far as bugging Noah's room to ensure it. It's stuff like that that takes the suspicion away from Emma. It's one thing to kill someone during a PTSD episode, but this killer (or killers) is calculating and manipulative. He knows what he's doing, and he's doing it consciously. 

Emma may not forgive Audrey for awhile, but she has to put those feelings aside and focus on what's at stake. They're the two main targets, and if they're going to survive, they need to work together. 

Is anyone else tired of these minor characters dying? I'm ready for someone big to kick the bucket (but hopefully not Noah). 

I'm not great at coming up with theories, so I'll leave that to you guys.

If you missed anything, you can go back and watch Scream online

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Scream Season 2 Episode 9 Quotes

Noah: Audrey, finding out who sent that file to Emma is not going to change what you did or how Emma feels about it.
Audrey: I was gonna tell her.
Noah: Yeah, but you didn't.

Brooke: See this is why people think you're creepy.
Gustavo: Do you think I'm creepy?
Brooke: Yes, but you say nice things to me, and I think you smell kinda good.
Gustavo: So who's creepy now?
Brooke: Still you.