Scream Queens Recap: Tubthumping

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After weeks of killing off characters like “That Lady” and “What’s-His-Face,” Tuesday’s Scream Queens finally murked a fan-favorite — or at least someone whose name we know.

Predatory Lez met her untimely demise at the hands of the Red Devil, following a game of Truth or Dare gone horribly wrong. Revealing that Chanel No. 3’s father is actually Charles freaking Manson earned Sam a one-way ticket to the Kappas’ basement of secrets, where she received the biggest surprise of all. (Surprise! You’re dead now!)

Caulfield and Roger — yeah, I had to look up their names — also departed for that Big Stupid Frat House in the Sky, which led to yet another flurry of finger-pointing. Honestly, I don’t know who I’m supposed to be suspecting at this point; I kind of just want everyone dead.

Now, for a few odds and ends:

* No. 6 staked her claim on Chad this week, declaring that they will be the campus’ next super couple and that she never quits until she gets what she wants. Needless to say, she’s no longer Chanel’s favorite.

* I have to admit, I am a little bummed that Sam didn’t stick around longer. Her connection with No. 3 was the only thing that made No. 3 even slightly human — rather than merely the second coming of Brittany S. Pierce.

* Was it just a coincidence that the first song on Chad’s “douche” playlist was Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping,” played mere moments before Sam was killed… in a tub?

* Let’s talk about that promo for the next episode: Gigi declaring herself a killer? Nos. 3, 5 and 6 plotting to off Chanel? More nudity? Why couldn’t any of those elements have been in this week’s snoozer?

OK, enough from me: What’d you think of Tuesday’s episode? Any new killer theories? Drop ’em in a comment below.