The Best Episodes of Scream Queens (2015)

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018

A semi-anthology series that centers on returning characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.

The Final Girl(s)

#1 - The Final Girl(s)

Season 1 - Episode 13

Shocking confessions are made as the Red Devil is finally unmasked and the killer revealed.

star 7.85
704 votes
Directors: Brad Falchuk
Writers: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy
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Drain the Swamp

#2 - Drain the Swamp

Season 2 - Episode 10

Season Finale. The Green Meanie sets its final plan for revenge in motion as Hester makes a bold move to secure her future, and Brock performs a dangerous surgery to save Dean Munsch's life.

star 7.78
537 votes
Directors: Ian Brennan
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan
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Thanksgiving

#3 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 10

Chad takes Chanel to his family home for Thanksgiving, where she meets his brothers, Brad and Thad, as well as his parents. However, an uninvited guest throws the holiday into chaos. Meanwhile, Dean Munsch gathers the survivors at Kappa House, but dinner quickly explodes into accusations of who among them is really the killer. Then, the Red Devil carves up a deadly main course as another victim falls.

star 7.77
709 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk
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Handidates

#4 - Handidates

Season 2 - Episode 3

Determined to find out who the killer is, Dean Munsch, Denise and the Chanels question Hester, as well as the sole survivor of the Halloween massacre. Chad accuses Brock of being the killer and makes a shocking proposal to Chanel. Meanwhile, a new patient with an outrageous disorder leads Chanel #3 and Cassidy to grow closer, and another victim crashes a celebration.

star 7.68
764 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Ian Brennan
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Halloween Blues

#5 - Halloween Blues

Season 2 - Episode 4

After the latest attack by The Green Meanie leaves everyone shocked and saddened, Dean Munsch and Denise, along with Hester, devise a plan to catch the killer by throwing a Halloween party in the hospital. Meanwhile, Chanel celebrates a different kind of Chanel-O-Ween and attempts to make contact with the killer’s latest victim from beyond the grave. Once the party begins, an outbreak surprises the hospital, leading Brock and Cassidy to jump into action, and another victim falls.

star 7.67
661 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Brad Falchuk
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Lovin The D

#6 - Lovin The D

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Chanels are overwhelmed when their TV idol, Dr. Scarlett Lovin, visits the C.U.R.E. Institute. Meanwhile, Hester calls a Green Meanie summit as the killer(s) put their final kill plan into effect.

star 7.65
528 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Ian Brennan
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Dorkus

#7 - Dorkus

Season 1 - Episode 12

Shocking confessions are made as the Red Devil is finally unmasked and the killer revealed

star 7.63
702 votes
Writers: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy
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Haunted House

#8 - Haunted House

Season 1 - Episode 4

As Halloween approaches, Chanel creates a devious plan after Zayday makes a shocking announcement. Meanwhile Grace and Pete pay a visit to a mysterious woman with ties to Kappa's past. Also, Hester grows closer to Chad, Denise continues her search for the red devil killer and Dean Munsch does everything in her power to keep Wallace University open.

star 7.61
891 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk
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Ghost Stories

#9 - Ghost Stories

Season 1 - Episode 9

Denise does little to calm the Kappas' fears when she spins a terrifying ghost story. Meanwhile, Hester's shocking announcement pushes Chanel to the edge, and a familiar face returns to campus as the Red Devil claims another victim.

star 7.61
717 votes
Writers: Ryan Murphy
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Warts and All

#10 - Warts and All

Season 2 - Episode 2

A new patient with a hideous ailment visits the hospital in hope of a cure, but finds a love interest instead. Meanwhile, Chad returns to win Chanel back and, in the process, discovers a dark secret of Brock’s. Then, after another run-in with the killer, Munsch enlists the help of new Quantico special agent Denise Hemphill.

star 7.58
802 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk
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Chanel Pour Homme-Icide

#11 - Chanel Pour Homme-Icide

Season 2 - Episode 5

After the terrifying events of Halloween, Dean Munsch is forced to notify the authorities of the murders occurring at the C.U.R.E. Institute, which surprisingly leads to an influx of new patients. Fed up with doing dirty work, Chanel concocts a plan to put the new patients to use by recruiting them to join the Chanels. Meanwhile, Zayday and Chanel #5 pay a visit to someone with ties to the hospital's past, and a new patient's ailment causes the hospital staff to go a little mad.

star 7.58
651 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Ian Brennan
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Pumpkin Patch

#12 - Pumpkin Patch

Season 1 - Episode 5

With Halloween just days away, Dean Munsch makes an announcement affecting the campus and, specifically, Chanel's plan to throw a pumpkin patch party in support of her Kappa Kappa Tau presidential campaign. Meanwhile, Grace and Pete lead a search party for a missing friend, which steers them closer to the Red Devil than ever before, and Chanel #3 and #5 learn what life would be like without Chanel.

star 7.58
822 votes
Directors: Brad Falchuk
Writers: Brad Falchuk
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Rapunzel, Rapunzel

#13 - Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Season 2 - Episode 8

A man from Dean Munsch's past checks in to the C.U.R.E. institute with plans to win her back, causing a jealous Brock to further question his relationship with Chanel. Meanwhile, Zayday and Chamberlain devise a plan to discover the origins of The Green Meanie killer with shocking results.

star 7.55
533 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk
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Scream Again

#14 - Scream Again

Season 2 - Episode 1

Years after the murderous events at Kappa House, Dean Munsch purchases an abandoned hospital under the guise of fixing the healthcare system in America. After recruiting surgeons, Dr. Brock Holt and Dr. Cassidy Cascade, as well as medical student Zayday Williams, the Dean shocks everyone when she enlists the services of the disgraced Chanels to join the ranks at the teaching hospital. Meanwhile, secrets from the hospital’s past begin to reveal themselves and a new killer surfaces.

star 7.55
977 votes
Directors: Brad Falchuk
Writers: Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy
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Seven Minutes in Hell

#15 - Seven Minutes in Hell

Season 1 - Episode 6

In an attempt to protect herself from the killer, Chanel makes a surprising decision, which leaves Zayday in a position of power. To stay close to each other, the girls of Kappa Kappa Tau host a slumber party, but when a shocking discovery is made, not everyone will survive the night.

star 7.52
770 votes
Writers: Ryan Murphy
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Blood Drive

#16 - Blood Drive

Season 2 - Episode 6

After an influx of patents at the C.U.R.E. institute, Dean Munsch and Chanel organize a blood drive to solve the hospital's severe shortage. Meanwhile, Nurse Hoffel sets a plan of revenge in motion, Hester finds a way to join the hospital's staff and a shocking revelation involving The Green Meanie occurs.

star 7.51
597 votes
Directors: Mary Wigmore
Writers: Brad Falchuk
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Mommie Dearest

#17 - Mommie Dearest

Season 1 - Episode 8

Grace enlists Chanel’s help to learn more about KKT’s past, and ends up realizing she might not be so different from her nemesis after all. Dean Munsch goes “psycho” when she becomes the latest target of the Red Devils. Meanwhile, Denise becomes the new house mother of Kappa House and a shocking figure from the past returns.

star 7.49
714 votes
Writers: Ian Brennan
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Black Friday

#18 - Black Friday

Season 1 - Episode 11

After the horror-filled events of Thanksgiving, the Chanels decide to celebrate their favorite holiday -- Black Friday, but the Red Devil has plans to stop their shopping spree. When the Kappas conclude that Dean Munsch is the killer, they set a plan in motion to stop her once and for all. Meanwhile, Denise lands yet another job, Chad offers Pete a chance to join the Dickie Dollar Scholars and someone confesses to being the murderer.

star 7.49
687 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Ian Brennan
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Beware of Young Girls

#19 - Beware of Young Girls

Season 1 - Episode 7

Dean Munsch is left in a desperate situation when a shocking event leads her to come face-to-face with her ex-husband's mistress. Meanwhile, in an attempt to determine who the Red Devil killer is, the Kappas use a Ouija board to communicate with Chanel #2 from beyond the grave and learn of a wicked plot against one of their own.

star 7.48
741 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Ryan Murphy
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Hell Week

#20 - Hell Week

Season 1 - Episode 2

But when anti-Kappa Dean Cathy Munsch decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.

star 7.47
1,159 votes
Directors: Brad Falchuk
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk
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Chainsaw

#21 - Chainsaw

Season 1 - Episode 3

Chanel finds a new project in Hester, Chanel #3 confesses a secret and Grace and Zayday uncover a surprising connection between two fellow students. Meanwhile, Denise sets her sights on one of the Kappas, and Dean Munsch appoints a new Wallace University mascot as Chad and Earl Grey lead the fraternity on a witch hunt for the Red Devil.

star 7.44
998 votes
Directors: Ian Brennan
Writers: Ian Brennan
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The Hand

#22 - The Hand

Season 2 - Episode 7

In an effort to secure positive press for the hospital, Dean Munsch pitches a risky surgery to Dr. Holt, whose hand begins expressing more of a wild and dangerous personality than ever before. Meanwhile, Chanel #3 forces Cassidy to undergo a psych test to find the root of his condition with surprising results, and Nurse Hoffel sets a devious plan in motion

star 7.42
552 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Ian Brennan
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Pilot

#23 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Twenty years after a mysterious death rocks Wallace University, another murder takes place.

star 7.08
1,570 votes
Directors: Ryan Murphy
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk
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