Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Scream Season 2 FINALE

Well, I’m not going to tell you who the killer is. You’ll have to watch. Or ask privately.
I will spoil the most important part of the story: Brooke lived.
I’ll say this: the reveal worked as mystery reveals should, what seemed convoluted and complicated and unpredictable ended up making sense and being fairly simple and straight-forward. There were some twists, most of which worked and made sense. Yes, there are still things that could have been solved earlier if people just would have told each other what they knew and what was going on but, hey, that’s showbiz.
Was every plot thread cleaned up neatly? Not really. Some questions didn’t really get answered. It happens. Still, the finale pulled the focus back on the main characters and the central storyline.
The focus was on Emma and Audrey, where it all began. Noah and Brooke were there at their friends’ sides but were a bit on the sidelines. That was a touch of a disappointment. After so much they’d been through because of all the other nonsense, it would have been nice to see them get their hands a little dirtier. After all, this sick game cost Noah two girls he may have loved, and cost Brooke a boyfriend and a father. They had cause to draw some blood of their own, I’d say.
If I have a criticism of Season 2 is that it didn’t give the characters the depth of circumstance they had in Season 1. One thing that made the first season work so well was that the murderer on the loose revealed a lot of dark secrets hidden in the main characters. This season had a lot less of that, it was a lot of clean up from season one’s mess. It wasn’t quite as dynamic or dark.
Still, Season 2 of “Scream” was a lot of fun. And they left just enough dangling out there that should there be a third season there’s still more story to tell.

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