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Happy Birthday to Me
Season 2, Episode 4
Brooke Maddox covered in blood
Air date June 20, 2016
Written by Brian Sieve
Directed by Daniel Stamm
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"Happy Birthday to Me" is the fourth episode of Season 2 of the television series, Scream. It is the fourteenth episode of the series overall and aired on June 20th, 2016.


Still being harassed by calls, Audrey suspects Stavo is behind it. Brooke's anger for Jake begins to turn to worry. Kieran's 17th birthday is ruined by a bottle of tequila laced with heavy narcotic, bringing the Lakewood Six on an unexpected voyage into their subconscious.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • The title of this episode is a homage to the 1981 slasher horror film, "Happy Birthday to Me" which was directed by J. Lee Thompson.
    • Similar to the movie, strange events occur at a birthday party just like strange things occurred at Kieran's birthday party.
  • This episode was watched live by 0.27 millions people.
    • This is the lowest viewer count that both the season and the series has.
  • This was the first episode in the series to have a character's birthday.
  • Emma and her friends planned a surprise birthday party at her place for Kieran Wilcox.
  • The Lakewood teens received a present from "Jake" which made them hallucinate.
    • Gustavo later mentioned that the drink that they had was laced with Ayahuasca.
  • The new killer officially revealed their existence to the public at the end of the episode.
  • In the episode, Eli showed his fake ID to Emma at the Grindhouse cafe.
  • Kieran revealed that Eli killed a dog when he was young.
    • However, we don't know if Kieran was telling the complete truth to Emma. Since he was revealed as the killer in When a Stranger Calls, it is plausible that he killed the dog and that he was projecting the blame to Eli, in order to avoid suspicion.
  • Jake Fitzgerald and Rachel Murray both appeared in this episode as hallucinations to Brooke and Audrey.
    • However, Jake also appears as a corpse at the end scene of the episode.
  • The end scene in which Brooke is covered in Jake's blood in the episode is a reference to a film scene in Carrie.
  • In the episode, Audrey received a call from the killer.
  • There was a chase scene in the woods in this episode. Emma was briefly attacked by the new killer before she ran into Kevin, at which point the killer disappeared.
  • Emma running from her secluded and induced state of mind nightmare only to awake and find it's not true pays homage to Scream 3 and Sidney Prescott's nightmare sequence, ironically both about the return of their killers.
  • This would later be referenced for Deion in Season 3 in the third episode The Man Behind the Mask.
    • However, it is currently unknown whether or not the killer attacking her was real or just a hallucination.
    • An alternate scene was filmed during the chase scene where Emma gets pinned to a tree by the Lakewood Slasher. However, the scene was not shown in the final version of the episode.
  • The first scene where Emma has a dream of Kieran being killed by the killer was originally supposed to feature her and Eli making out after he unmasked himself as the killer in her dream but was not shown in the final version of the episode. This would later be referenced in Season 3 when Deion has a dream of him awakening only to find Liv stabbed next to him and for his killer to appear and stab him as well.
  • It was implied in the episode that the killer used a voice changer over the phone to mimic Jake's voice so as to take a leave of absence from school. As part of the case investigation in Jake's disappearance, Miguel went to the school and found the above information through a conversation with one of the school administrators.
  • This is the second episode of the season not to have a death scene.
  • The fourth wall was broken in this episode, when Jake pulled his hand over the letterbox on the screen in Brooke's hallucination scene.
  • Kevin Duval left Lakewood in this episode to seek help for himself.
    • However he was later seen standing over Kieran's Gravestone In Halloween II.

Featured Music

  • J Sutta – “Forever”

Emma and Kieran make out. Emma sees the killer who stabs Kieran.

  • Clara-Nova – “Quicksand”

Emma texts Kieran and hears her parents arguing.

  • XYLO – “Bang Bang”

Brooke and Maddox talk about the pageant and Jake

  • Mount Saint – “Excuses”

Emma sees Eli and he convinces her Kieran wants a big party.

  • Western Lows – “Hesitation”

Noah attempts to ask out Zoë. Brooke offers an assist.

  • BESTie – “Infinity”

Emma sees Kieran off then goes shopping with Eli.

  • Beach Youth – “Days”

Audrey talk to Noah about Stavo in Noah’s room

  • FMLYBND – Space & Time

Emma and Eli set up for the party and share a moment.

  • FRENSHIP – “1000 Nights”

Emma tells Brooke about Eli. Jake sends a present.

  • Mike Posner – “I Took A Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)

The gang waits to surprise Kieran at the party

  • Seeb – “Breathe”

The gang all do shots at the party

  • Litany – “Work This Out”

Stavo tells everyone they may have been dosed with a hallucinogenic

  • MISSIO – “I Don’t Even Care About You”

Stavo helps Brooke while Emma and Eli help Kieran

  • Tep No – “Under Rage”

Stavo helps Brooke while Emma and Eli help Kieran

  • Tender – “Afternoon”

Audrey tries to find Emma but sees Rachel, then makes out with Zoë and Noah

  • Terravita and Cats – “Girl Robot”

Audrey tries to find Emma but sees Rachel, then makes out with Zoë and Noah

  • Wafia – “Heartburn”

Noah talks to Audrey and she tells him Zoë likes him


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