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I was the same age as Emma the night of the murders. I feel like it's happening again.

–Maggie Duval

Margaret "Maggie" Duval (née Anderson), formerly known as Daisy, was a main character in the television series Scream. She is portrayed by Tracy Middendorf.


Emma's mom, in her mid-30s, is the town's medical examiner, a grown-up science geek who plays down her beauty. Maggie spends a lot of her time trying to make up for the fact that Emma's dad abandoned them. Oh, and she's harboring a dark secret from her past, a past that is catching up with her.

Appearances (24/24)

Season 1 (10/10)

Season 2 (14/14)


Maggie grew up in Lakewood along with her childhood friend Brandon James. She grew up next door to Brandon and they would write notes to each other and hide them for each other to find. Her family called Maggie "Daisy" but the only one besides her family who knew of this was Brandon. When Maggie started maturing into her teenage years she met her future husband Kevin who became her boyfriend. However, Brandon never liked him and felt she deserved better due to Maggie confiding her relationship issues with him.

One night, Brandon went to a dance where Maggie was attending and was assaulted by high school students, which caused Brandon to snap.

At some point in the past Maggie and Brandon had hooked up together which Kevin found out. Brandon had enough and just snap and killed 5 students in one night on October 31,1994. Her future husband Kevin Duval somehow managed to survive the rampant killing spree. Maggie managed to meet Brandon at Wren Lake to talk to him but her father without her knowledge called the police.

According to Maggie when she met him he seemed scared and she believed he did not commit the murders. Brandon gave her a carved necklace he made for her before saying all he ever wanted was for them to be together, but the cops ambushed and shot him and he fell into the lake which he presumed died. However, he had survived his gunshot wounds, as Maggie found him and had her friend, Miguel Acosta, help her take care of him and bury his knife.

Her father covered up her name in the reports and media because she was 16 and a minor, allowing Maggie to bury her past as Daisy.Sometime after the murders and before Emma's birth, Maggie gave birth to Brandon's sole child, Piper Shaw, who was given up for adoption.

Years later, Maggie and Kevin got married, they had at least one daughter, Emma Duval. The marriage between the two ended badly due to Kevin getting drunk too often. One day, Kevin tired to take Emma somewhere but Maggie protested, Kevin got so angry that he attacked Maggie and fractured her jaw. Horrified at what he had done, Kevin left town leaving behind his daughter.

In Season 1, Piper returned to Lakewood and started a killing spree, ultimately targeting Maggie and Emma. In the end, Maggie was stabbed in the stomach but managed to survive.

In Season 2, Piper's accomplice began a new killing spree. Maggie suspected Brandon James, having known he was still alive. She and Miguel work together to find out if he's alive and leave a note for him. They soon realize that the killer wasn't Brandon, but Maggie finds the note bloodstained and pinned with a knife.


  • Maggie to Kevin: "Being attacked by a psychopath is not bonding."


  • Like Maureen Prescott, her and her family is often persecuted due to past killings.
  • She was frequently called a "whore" by the Lakewood Slasher.
    • This is similar to Billy Loomis calling Maureen Prescott a slut when revealing to Sidney Prescott his motive for the killings.
  • Maggie is a teen mom as she had two daughters before her 20s- Piper when she was 15, and Emma when she was 19.
  • Only her family and Brandon called her Daisy.
  • She has kept the same necklace Brandon James made for her over 20 years ago, revealing that she still loved him even after he became a serial killer.
    • This is somewhat similar to Sidney Prescott keeping the necklace that her murdered boyfriend, Derek Feldman gave her until the 4th film, which she moved on and the 5th film confirmed she married and had children with Detective Mark Kincaid.
  • It was revealed in Ghosts that Brandon James got Maggie pregnant and Emma had a long lost older sibling.
  • All 3 of her love interests, Brandon James, Clark Hudson and Kevin Duval, have been attacked at some point, with Hudson dying and Brandon fate being unknown.
    • Similarly, Sidney Prescott has had a love interest who was a killer (Billy Loomis) and a boyfriend who was murdered (Derek Feldman)
      • Like Clark, Derek was tied up before he was killed.
  • She is no longer working for the Jake Fitzgerald murder case as of Dawn of the Dead.
  • In The Vanishing, it was revealed that Maggie along with Miguel was hiding Brandon James after he survived being shot by the police on the dock of Wren Lake. They also buried his knife and vowed to never talk about this to anyone.
  • She is one of 4 characters to have appeared in every episode.
  • Tracy Middendorf announced on Twitter that she would not be reprising her role of Maggie Duval in the third season of Scream.
  • Tracy Middenorf starred in Wes Craven's New Nightmare as Julie, the best friend of the fictional version of Heather Langenkamp (Who played Nancy Thompson in the 1st and 3rd Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Tracy Middenorf appeared in the first episode of Angel, the Spinoff of Buffy, which Starred Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  • Along with her ex-husband Kevin and Sheriff Miguel Acosta, are around the same age as most of the characters from the First Two films as well as Judy Hicks.
    • Tom Evertt Scott and Tracy Middendorf are actually around the same age as some of the actors from the first film.


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