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The Orphanage
Season 2, Episode 9
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Air date July 26, 2016
Written by Brian Sieve
Directed by Leigh Janiak
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"The Orphanage" is the ninth episode from the second season of the television series, Scream. It was written by Brian Sieve. It is the nineteenth episode of the series overall and it aired on July 26th, 2016.


Another bombshell secret causes a rift between Emma and Audrey. Noah tries in vain to determine who sent the email to Emma, causing Audrey to suspect Zoe. Kieran uncovers Ms. Lang's troubled past. While at a party, Emma and Audrey learn the new killer's motive and unknowingly runs into the last person they would ever think to see again.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • The title of the episode is a homage to the 2007 horror film "The Orphanage" which was directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.
  • This episode was watched live by 0.35 million people.
  • In this episode, it was revealed where Piper lived as an orphan. Piper and Kristen were foster sisters at an orphanage called the Blessed Sisters Children's Home.
  • This is the second episode Eli Hudson does not appear in.
  • Emma and Audrey had a verbal fight causing Emma to push Audrey against a locker at George Washington High.
  • Emma and Kieran visited Kristen Lang at the hospital.
  • Haley Meyers threw a party in Emma and Audrey's name in this episode.
  • Haley Meyers unknowingly knew, dated and helped the new killer.
  • Noah Foster lost his virginity to Zoë Vaughn in this episode.
  • In the episode, Audrey received a call from the killer.
  • In this episode, Brooke found out her father's secret in regards to the job that he assigned to Jake Fitzgerald in I Know What You Did Last Summer; he wanted Jake to burn down a building for him.
    • Brooke confronted her father about this shortly afterwards and berated him for his role in Jake's death. In the process, this revealed that he drove Brooke's mother away.
  • The truth about the accident involving a gun in Phoenix is revealed
    • Gustavo and his best friend Kyle were fooling around with Acosta's gun. Kyle accidentally shot himself in the face, killing him instantly. Instead of being frantic after the incident, Gustavo was calm and moments later, drew pictures of his friend's dead body.
    • Acosta also revealed that Gustavo's mother died shortly before this.
  • Piper's corpse was found by Emma and Audrey in the episode.
  • Maggie Duval identified the second body from the fire in Let The Right One In. The body was Eddie Hayes.
  • This episode marked the death of Haley Meyers, the fourth victim of the season, and thirteenth overall. 

Body Count

  • Haley Meyers - Stabbed eleven times repeatedly in the chest and abdomen.

Featured Music

  • Moonlight Breakfast – “Go Get it”

Noah and Zoë tear his room apart having sex.

  • 'MARKS – “The Modern Life”

Noah grabs a GoPro from his desk. The killer has been listening via the camera.

  • Embody – “Best Thing (feat. Paul Aiden)”

Emma and Kieran meet up with Noah and Zoe.

  • JAHKOY – “Still in Love (Digital Farm Animals Remix)”

Emma, Kieran, Noah and Zoë are shown the party invitation by a random partygoer. Song continues as Noah and Zoë walk through the party.

  • Midnight to Monaco – “One in a Million (Kant Remix)”

Kieran, Emma, Noah and Zoë make a plan. Haley hands out masks as Emma questions her about the party.

  • Icona Pop - “Someone Who Can Dance”

Haley puts the masks away and is attacked by the killer, Emma chases Audrey, Noah and Zoë flip the breakers, the lights go out and Kieran calls for Emma.


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