Scream Queens: FOTP Row
Episode 2 - The Banquet
EIGHT MONTHS LATER
BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. The sound of an alarm goes off. It's 8 in the morning. Suddenly a hand slams down on the alarm, turning it off. "Cody wake up. It's time to get ready." Hannah says as she takes the bed sheets off of her, sitting up in the bed. Cody moans, wanting to continue sleeping, and rolls over. "Fine." Hannah says as she gets up and opens all of the blinds, letting nothing but sunlight shine through the windows. "Ok, ok, I'm up." Cody says, being blinded by the sunlight. "Go get in the shower and get ready babe, it's gonna be a long day." Hannah says as she leaves the bedroom.
"Hey Hannah, should I wear this dress or this one?" Hannah's roommate and best friend, Lily, asks from the living room. "Hm, go with the light pink one. Only KNT senior's are allowed to wear white to the banquet." Hannah says, as she pours a bowl of cereal. "Hey Lily, you know you don't have to go to this thing right? These girls aren't exactly the best people in the world and I..." Hannah says before being interrupted by Lily. "Hannah, you know I don't mind. Besides, I've already met most of them. They don't intimidate me." Hannah looks relieved, giving a subtle smile.
"And this, ladies and gentleman, is our chapter room!" Taylor says to the group of parents and siblings of KNT sisters. "And that concludes the house tour for now! Feel free to wonder around for a bit, but don't touch anything haha!" Taylor says with a huge, fake smile on her face. "Oh and don't forget the banquet begins in the courtyard in about one hour!" Taylor says to the group, now leaving the chapter room. Diamond then walks over to Taylor and hands her a glass of wine. "Fuck I felt like I was giving a tour museum. It's a sorority house, not the White House. Stop with the stupid history questions already." Taylor whispers to Diamond, taking a huge sip of wine. "Do you know if Hannah is coming to the banquet or not? It's not gonna be the same without her here..." Diamond asks. "Who gives a shit. All she's gonna do is have some annoying 'I told you so' attitude towards us the entire time." Taylor says, taking more sips of wine.
"You know I can turn the car around, right babe?" Cody says, looking at Hannah in the passenger seat. They have been sitting in the car for twenty minutes, just staring at the KNT house. "Hannah for real, we don't have to go." Lily says from the backseat. "No, it's fine. Let's go in." Hannah says, not budging. Cody and Lily stare at Hannah, waiting for her to move. "Ok, let's do this." Hannah says as she bursts out of the car. Cody and Lily follow suit. They all cross the street and get to the entrance of the property. They don't walk more than three steps before Taylor, Diamond, and Hylia block them. "Well look who decided to show up!" Taylor says, handing Hannah a glass of wine. "Oh and I see you brought Cody, the star quarterback of the football team! How long have you two been dating now? Like 7, 8 months?" Taylor continues to ask Hannah questions with a huge smile and condescending attitude. "Oh and who is this?" Taylor asks, looking at Lily. "I'm, uh, Lily. We've met like, a bunch of times before, Taylor." Lily says, shaking Taylor's hand. "Hm, I don't seem to recall." Taylor says. "Well the banquet is in the courtyard. Head on back there and get seated. We're gonna be starting soon." Hylia says. Just as the two groups begin parting ways, Diamond grabs Hannah's arm and hugs her. "Thanks for coming, Hannah. We've missed you around here." Diamond whispers to Hannah during the hug.
"Hello family members of Kappa Nu Theta. Today, we celebrate our graduating class!" Ms. Kali, the house mother, says at the front of the courtyard. "These girls still have to deal with final exams, but I have the utmost confidence that these girls will pass with flying colors and prove that they are more than ready to take on the world." Ms. Kali continues. "I now ask all of the graduating girls to come up to the front and for our president, Taylor Swenson, to give a speech." Ms. Kali says as everyone claps. All of the graduating girls, all dressed in white, begin making their way to the front. Taylor then emerges from the crowd of girls and stands in front of them. "Hello everyone, my name is Taylor and I am this chapter's president." A small amount of claps. "Oh thank you, hehe. Anyways, I remember freshman year like it was yesterday. Many of the girls behind me were in the same pledge class! We've been through it all together. The highs, the lows, the laughs, and the heartbreak." Taylor continues.
Hannah is tuning what Taylor is saying out. The girls are all encouraged to smile the whole time, so she's staring at Cody and Lily, her two rocks, the whole time to make her smile. But something strange catches Hannah's eye. She sees a figure moving behind Cody and Lily's table. "As some of you may know, it's been a hard year for many of us here." Taylor continues with her speech. The figure is wearing all white. Could one of the girls be late? "One of our sisters, Michelle, is still missing." Taylor says. This person looks so familiar, but she isn't one of the graduates. "No freakin way..." Hylia whispers. Hannah realizes that Hylia sees the person too. The person.....could it be....Michelle? Suddenly, in the middle of Taylor's speech, Diamond drops her wine glass, screams, then faints. Everyone gasps, as the girls try catching Diamond and aiding her. "Oh, um, well clearly it's still very hard for some of us." Taylor says, trying to defuse the situation.
Diamond sits on the counter top in the kitchen, Hannah preparing her an icepack for her head. "Ok, who up and faints anymore?" Taylor says as she bursts through the kitchen doors. "Taylor.." Hannah says, trying to calm her down. "No, what was your deal out there?" Taylor asks Diamond. "It was Michelle. I swear I saw Michelle." Diamond says, looking at the ground. "It was her sister, dumb ass. News flash, everyone's fucking family is here. And might I say, you played it real cool. Definitely didn't look suspicious at all!" Taylor says, pissed off. "It's ok y'all. I just told everyone it was the heat that got to her head." Hylia says as she enters the kitchen. "Do you realize the only reason we haven't been sent to prison is because of lack of evidence? We can't start having panic attacks every time we see Michelle's sister." Taylor says quietly to Diamond. "Hey, is everything ok?" A girl says, cracking open the kitchen door. "Sorry for scaring you like that Diamond. My names Maraj. I'm Michelle's sister." Maraj says, entering the kitchen. "Nice to meet you Maraj. I'm happy you decided to come, despite what happened with your sister." Hylia says. "Yea, I thought it would be good to come visit. You know, get some closure." Maraj says, followed by a long awkward silence. "Well I also wanted to say that I decided to come to FOTP University and rush KNT next year!" Maraj says. "I think I'm gonna throw up..." Diamond says, running off. Taylor looks at Diamond, pissed off as Hannah follows Diamond to the bathroom. Taylor then looks back at Maraj and says "Well we would be more than lucky to have you, however greek rules prohibit potential rush members to participate in our events so I'm afraid you're gonna have to leave now." Taylor says, trying to get Maraj to leave. "Well I won't tell if you guys don't." Maraj says, trying to escape Taylor's grip. "So sorry, it's against the rules. So long now!" Taylor says, pushing Mara out of the kitchen.
"WHO IS READY TO PARTY?" Two frat boys yell as they enter the kitchen. "Hey sis, where's my girl?" One of the boys says. "Well Hyun, she's having a heat stroke and vomiting in the bathroom. Why don't you go help her out a bit and let Hannah go be with her friends." Hylia says. "Friends? Are y'all not her friends?" The other says as he gives Taylor a kiss. "Jakob, sweetie, you know Hannah has been distant of us this year. Besides, that's less of her annoying, elitist attitude we have to deal with." Taylor says. "Hyun, go help your girlfriend." Hylia says. "Alright, alright, I'm going." Hyun says as he picks up the ice pack and walks to the bathroom.
"Thanks for coming Hannah. It means a lot to me that you're here." Diamond says, crouching over the toilet. "Yea well I'm not staying here much longer." Hannah says. "I know you hate KNT now, but I'd still like to keep in touch with you after we leave. Would you be ok with that?" Diamond asks. "Of course." Hannah says, giving a light smile. "Oh, sick!" Hyun says, laughing and covering up his mouth and nose. "It smells like dead animal in here!" Hyun says, waving his arm around to get rid of the vomit smell. "Shut up idiot." Diamond says, laughing and pushing Hyun.
Sylk and Royale then enter the kitchen. "Hey is everything ok?" Asks Sylk. "Yes bitch, we have everything under control. Now go back outside and deal with everyone." Taylor says. "God I love it when you tell these cunts what do do." Jakob says, all hot and bothered. "Oh do you now?" Taylor says back. The two begin making out in front of everyone. "So foul..." Royale says under her breath. Sylk hears and laughs. Hylia rolls her eyes and tells the two girls that everything is under control and that Slay is in charge of clean up tonight. "By herself? But we have to study for our chemistry final tonight." Royale says. "Sorry, we have to be at Tiny's mud pit party tonight." Hylia says. "Just fucking tell Slay to clean up or I'll make you do it." Taylor says before going back in to make out with Jakob again. "Y'all are gonna make ugly babies, by the way!" Sylk yells as she and Royale walk out of the kitchen. Taylor sticks up her middle finger at the two as they leave.
"Bye y'all!" Slay says as she closes the front door. "Ok, lets get this cleaned up as soon as possible." Slay says to herself. She goes to the basement to get a broom and dustpan. Two hours have passed since the banquet ended and everyone left. Slay begins whistling her favorite church song, Sober by Selena Gomez. Suddenly she hears footsteps coming from above her. She stops whistling and looks up. A pair of dark books cover the cracks in the wood floor. They are standing right above her. After what seems like hours, the person finally walks away. Slay stays put in the basement until she hears the front doors open then close. She grabs the broom and slowly goes up the stairs to leave the basement. She slowly emerges out of the basement and looks around the room. No one seems to be around. "Hello?" Slay yells out. She hears a loud noise coming from the courtyard. "Taylor is that you?" Slay says, sounding scared. Just as she is about to move the curtains to look at who might be in the courtyard, the lights go out. "Shit..." Slay whispers. She grabs her phone out of her back pocket and starts calling Taylor. No answer. More noises coming from outside. She then dials Hylia. No answer. The sound of a door opening. Slay is motionless. Suddenly the door SLAMS shut. Slay jumps and lets out a loud scream, dropping her cell phone. She then hears footsteps inching closer and closer, getting faster with each step they take until it's basically a run. Slay picks up her phone and runs out of the house as fast as she can. She is able to get out of the house quickly and race to her car. When she gets into her car, she calls Diamond and tells her everything. Diamond says that it's ok for her to leave, she'll be ok. Slay has a giant sigh of relief as she gets off the phone and starts driving to the library.
"Hey y'all, sorry I'm late!" Slay says as she sets her backpack on to the table. "Did Taylor really make you stay behind for two hours to clean up? Does this bitch not realize that our final exams are more important than cleaning?" Lia says. "Well it's so weird. I was cleaning up and I started hearing some noises. I went to the room where I heard the noises and the lights went out. I texted Diamond about it and she said that I can leave so!" Slay says. Rachel's phone then buzzes. She looks at the screen and a huge smile forms on her face. "Well I know Slay just got here, but.....I have to go." Rachel says, packing up her belongings. "And just where are you going?" Lia asks, somewhat knowing what's happening. "One of the boys I met at Sigma Phi's party last weekend wants some 'help' with his bio final project." Rachel responds. "Wait don't they have that mud pit party tonight that everyone is at?" Royale asks. "I don't know and I don't care. All I know is that Tiny Wiser is gonna give me some tonight." Rachel responds. "Well you have fun tonight girl!" Slay says, smiling. All of the girls giggle as Rachel waves goodbye.
Knock knock knock. Rachel stands by the door of the Sigma Phi fraternity house, waiting for someone to let her in. She starts calling Tiny. No answer.
Back at the library, Slay, Lia, Sylk, and Royale are all hard at work, studying for their finals when they all receive a group text. They all look at their phones and they all have a shocked look on their faces.
Rachel calls Tiny again. Still no answer. Just as Rachel turns to walk away, she gets a text message from an anonymous number. "Let yourself in. I'm room 2309." She smiles and walks into the frat house.
Hannah and Cody sit on a couch in the living room, watching a movie, when Hannah's phone starts ringing off the hook. The minute she picks up, she doesn't even have a chance to say hello before she hears Lia, Slay, Sylk, and Royale shouting.
Rachel walks into room 2309, no one is there. "Hello? Is anyone home?" Rachel says. No one appears to be at the frat house. "Tiny, come on out!" Rachel yells, playfully.
"I'll be right back, babe." Hannah says to Cody. She walks into her bedroom and whispers, "What do you mean you got a text from Michelle's number?"
Rachel then walks past the bathroom, as she does she hears a shower turn on. She opens the bathroom door and says, "Tiny, is that you?"
"Ok calm down y'all. What did the text say?" Hannah whispers into the phone.
Rachel then walks into the bathroom and over to the shower stall that is turned on. Suddenly, the shower turns off. Rachel reaches for the shower curtain and pulls it open. No one.
Rachel then turns around and sees a person, dressed in an all black hooded gown standing behind her. She lets out a scream, but isn't able to run anywhere before the person lifts up a butcher knife and stabs Rachel in the chest. Rachel falls to the ground and tries to crawl away. The person then grabs Rachel's shoulder and flips her over. They then stab her again. And again. And again. And again.
* means you are a series regular but do not appear in this episode
@Taylor- Taylor Swenson
@Hannah.- Hannah Rogers
@Diamond- Diamond Jones
@Hylia- Hylia DeMarco
@Sylk- Sylk Travers
@Liam- Lia Evans
@Royale- Royale Mason
@Daenerys- Cody James
@Hyun.- Hyun DeMarco
@Kali- Ms. Kali
@Michael.- Michelle Probst*
@Aidan.- Aidan Chen*
@Halcyon- Jakob Rockefeller
@Maraj- Maraj Probst
@Tiny Little Bows- Tiny Wiser*
@TattooedHeart- Lily Chapman
@Dr. Slay- Slay Patterson
@Rachel Berry- Rachel Berry