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Plot and Setting

Over a year after the defeat of Noah Foster, Audrey Jensen and her friends are finishing high school and moving on to Lakewood University. However, certain loose ends have not yet been closed, and one comes back to haunt the Lakewood Seven. With the return of Brandonface, Audrey and her friends are forced to face revelations that had long been discarded, and face horror after horror as they slowly begin to die out.

Characters

Returning Characters

Audrey Jensen
AUDREY JENSEN (18): Audrey is the main final girl of the story and main female member of the Lakewood Seven. After defeating Noah Foster, Audrey has fully embraced her status as a final girl and taken martial arts lessons to prepare for Brandonface's return. She has also finally made a new girlfriend, Alicia Clark, but has never forgotten her losses. When Brandonface does finally return, Audrey faces even worse losses and challenges than before.
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BROOKE MADDOX (18): Brooke is the secondary final girl and the secondary female member of the Lakewood Five. Since losing her father and boyfriend, Brooke has been seeing a therapist, Ronnie Richards, due to her PTSD resurfacing every now and then, especially recently. Her relationship with Gustavo has been booming, but all of her happiness is at risk due to the return of Brandonface, and if she wants to survive, Brooke will fight harder than ever.

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HUNTER JENSEN (23): The main male lead of the story. Since his fight with Brandonface, Hunter has been disappointed in himself for failing to stop the killer and has signed up to the Lakewood Police Department, hoping to have more experience. He has also started a relationship with his partner, Kima Greggs. When Brandonface finally returns, Hunter will stop at nothing to ensure his family is safe.
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GUSTAVO ACOSTA (18): The secondary male lead of the story. Brooke and Gustavo's relationship has been booming since Noah's defeat, although slowed down due to Brooke's trauma. He's learned how to shoot a gun more effectively after MUCH convincing from his father to let him practice, and is the last host left for the Morgue, which he has taken over. Gustavo will use all of his horror knowledge to survive not only Brandonface, but a stalker hellbent on "having" him.
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MIGUEL ACOSTA (39): Since the events of last year, Miguel has been feeling guilt over not being able to stop Noah. During the time jump, he and Howard have been trying to find Brandon, but to no avail. Miguel has also been bonding with his son, approving of his relationship with Brooke. Brandonface's new killing spree and the sudden appearance of Troy will push Miguel and Howard to discover the truth of the 1994 murders and Brandonface's true motives.
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MONICA MADDOX (47): Monica has decided not to remarry following the death of Quinn and focus instead on helping Brooke. Her PTSD has resurfaced recently, so Monica has decided to take her daughter to a therapist, Ronnie Richards, unaware of the horror she is unleashing on her daughter by doing so. She also becomes a target of Brandonface when he returns.
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HOWARD JENSEN (41): During the time jump, Howard has managed to reconnect with his children and move on for good from Laura's death. He and Miguel have also been trying to track down Brandon, but to avail. However, their efforts are more successful at the return of Brandonface and subsequently Troy James. Howard and Miguel will dig deep in their mission to discover the truth of the 1994 murders and the true motives of Brandonface.
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BRANDON JAMES (38): Brandon James is the assumed killer of the 1994 killing spree in Lakewood. After being shot, Brandon was rescued by Maggie and Miguel and went into hiding for 20 years. Now, with Brandonface's return, the mystery of Brandon James the truth about 1994 finally comes to an end. The time has, at long last, come for Brandon to make his comeback. Whether or not he is the killer, the truth will be revealed.

New Characters

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ALICIA CLARK (19): Alicia is the new girlfriend of Audrey and the brief savior of Zoe Vaughn. Being a VERY beautiful young woman, Alicia is one of the most popular girls at college and quickly started a friendship with Audrey, which eventually turned into a romance. Alicia is as tough as she is beautiful, and will work hard to survive.
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"BLOODY" MARY WALKER (28): Mary is a highly professional mercenary and martial artist. Hired by a mysterious client, Mary has gone to Lakewood to attack Audrey and the Lakewood Seven. Mary has assassinated and murdered many targets for other clients, and is widely known as "Bloody Mary" due to her sadistic nature and seductiveness. She will prove to be an extreme threat for our survivors, perhaps even more so than Brandonface…
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TROY JAMES (55): Troy is Brandon James' older brother. Since Brandon's killing spree, Troy, devastated by his brother's killing spree, had left Lakewood and been living a life of solitude and drinking. When Troy mysteriously returns just as a new killing spree begins, Miguel and Howard know that he could be their only chance to find Brandon, whom Troy knows more about than anyone.
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KRISTEN LANG (38): Kristen is a guidance counselor at Lakewood University, having recently transferred from Lakewood high school. She takes an interest in the survivors, one that can potentially infuriate or start a bond with them. Kristen displays shady behavior and has a dark past that she is determined to keep secret.
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RONNIE RICHARDS (45): Ronnie is a successful therapist that has been treating patients with PTSD for several years. His latest patient is Brooke Maddox, who seeks help with overcoming her trauma. However, although it seems like Ronnie is a father figure towards his patients, he is hiding a VERY dark secret that defines his career and true purpose.
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KIMA GREGGS (25): Kima is a police detective that rescued Hunter at the end of the previous season. After Hunter became a police officer, Kima was his partner. She takes her work very seriously, but is not without a sassy personality. She will seek to stop Brandonface as the murders resume, and is also a personal friend of Miguel.
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ALEX HUGHES (18): Alex is a new student in Lakewood university and a big horror nerd. Alex is gay and finds himself obsessed with Gustavo, to the point that he wants him to all to himself. Should Gustavo reject his advances, Alex will go to extreme measures to ensure that Stavo is "his"

Chapter Summaries

Chapter 1

"Bloody" Mary Walker arrives in Lakewood and murders innocents, hoping to catch a certain someone's attention. Meanwhile, Brooke visits Dr. Ronnie Raymond, but the visit doesn't quite go as expected...

Chapter 2

We catch up to the latest survivors as they go out their day in Lakewood university with their new friends. Meanwhile, Miguel and Kima investigate the murder and speculate.

Chapter 3

Hunter and Kima find some action while romancing, and the origins of Alicia and Audrey’s romance is revealed. Meanwhile, a survivor is killed by Brandonface after learning something that they shouldn't.

Chapter 4

With the latest murder kept a secret, Alex continues to hang around Gustavo and Brooke. Meanwhile, Mary begins stalking the other characters and Kristen talks to another.

Chapter 5

Brandonface makes his official return by exposing the survivor's death and nearly killing another. Meanwhile, Mary commits another murder, and someone unexpected arrives in Lakewood.

Chapter 6

The Lakewood Six are visited by Mary, who leads Audrey to discover the identity of her client. Meanwhile, Miguel and Howard are shocked to discover that Troy is in town again.

Chapter 7

A series of flashbacks show what has been happening to a missing character. Meanwhile, Brandonface and Mary have another encounter.

Chapter 8

Brandon and Troy reflect on memories and debate over revealing themselves. Meanwhile, Brooke and Alicia create a bond, and Audrey looks for more answers.

Chapter 9

Miguel and Howard go on a mission to get to discover the truth of the 1994 murders, resulting in a death. Later, Brandonface makes a deal with another enemy of the Lakewood Six.

Chapter 10

Alex makes his move against three survivors and violently tortures them. By the time their greatest nightmare finally ends, one survivor is dead and two are permanently traumatized.

Chapter 11

A week after Alex’s death, Brooke and Gustavo are still traumatized by the events and Howard, now on his own, tries to get answers out of Brandon and Troy.

Chapter 12

All answers about the 1994 Lakewood murders are finally revealed, including the identity of the murderer. Afterwards, more victims are claimed by Brandonface.

Chapter 13

Following the shocking revelations of the past, Gustavo tries to figure out Brandonface’s motives. Meanwhile, Mary takes out another target, devastating a survivor.

Chapter 14

After hearing of the latest death, an old enemy decides to make their move. Meanwhile, the other survivors discuss their next move after losing one of their own.

Chapter 15

Gustavo and Brooke enact a desperate plan to uncover the identity of Brandonface. Meanwhile, Mary has a fight with a character, and Audrey is thrown into another crisis.

Chapter 16

After experiencing yet another traumatizing event, Audrey finally learns the truth about Brandonface, and shocking revelations that change everything she knows.

Chapter 17

Brandonface makes his final move.

Chapter 18

The end...or is it?

Chapters

Chapter 1

Taking place a year after season 1, we open up on a peaceful and quiet house. Suddenly, an adult woman walks up to the front door and knocks on it. The Woman has a rather wide smile as the door opens, revealing ED JAMES, Brandon and Troy James’ elderly father. We now realize that this is the same house where Piper and Emma went to interview Brandon’s mother. Ed is in his late 80’s and has to carry a cane to help him.

ED: May I help you, young lady?

MARY: (folding hands) Yes, my name is Mary, Mary Walker. I was wondering if I could please have word with your wife. I would like to ask a few questions about Brandon James.

Ed mumbles to himself angrily. He clearly doesn’t like it when people want to talk about his grandson.

ED: My wife is in a wheelchair and has hearing problems. I don’t recommend you should do it. The last time two people that came here (Piper and Emma), she mistook one of them for Maggie Duval.

MARY: (polite smile) I’m sure that won’t be the case and I promise you I will try to make it quick.

Ed takes a minute to think. Mary seems to be a polite woman who only wants to ask questions. Eventually, Ed decides to let her inside. Instead of calling from another room, Ed leaves to go get his wife, and wheels her into the room with Mary.

CASSIE: (slowly) Hello…young…lady.

ED: Please forgive my wife, she has trouble speaking. (puts hand on Cassie’s shoulder) You can just whisper in my ear if you like, honey.

MARY: Thank you, I promise I won’t take up much time. I just want to ask, did you ever think Brandon could do what he supposedly did 20 years ago?

ED: (surprised) I didn’t expect you to say supposedly. When people ask that, they are always content that my grandson committed those murders.

MARY: I won’t hurt your feelings. Don’t worry, I’m not like any other regular journalist.

Cassie whispers into Ed’s ear. He nods and gives his answer to Mary’s question.

ED: To be honest, Troy was always the angrier out of anyone in the family at Brandon’s bullying.

MARY: (raises eyebrow) Really?

ED: I normally don’t mention this to interviewers, but you seem like a nice lady. Troy had developed anger issues after Brandon’s death and moved out of Lakewood, but me and my wife chose to stay.

MARY: Were you or your wife angry?

CASSIE: (weakly) Just…depressing…

Ed pats his wife again. He clearly has to do this frequently when she gets emotional. Mary notices and appears to have concern.

MARY: I’ll try to speed this up. May I ask why your wife told Piper Shaw that Seth Branson was Brandon’s son, even though it turned out to be Piper herself?

ED: I was away from home shopping that time and Cassie has almost never seen Brandon’s child. She told me it was a mistake after we read the news on it.

CASSIE: (weakly) So many…mistakes…not Seethh…

MARY: I understand that you are under distress from trying to recall your dark days, so I’ll conclude the interview quickly. First, may I please use your restroom?

ED: Why certainly. I’ll show you where it is.

Ed and Mary leave and go towards the stairs. Mary kindly helps Ed up the steps with his cane. He’s a bit slow, but eventually they are upstairs.

ED: You are a very kind young lady, thank you.

MARY: Actually, I’m more of a “Bloody” lady.

ED: (confused) What?

MARY: You’ll see soon. So, where the bathroom?

ED: (points to his left) Right over here.

MARY: Thanks.

Suddenly, Mary snatches Ed’s cane away from him and strikes his across the head with it, knocking the old man down. Mary then kicks the defenseless Ed into the bathroom and shuts the door behind him. She pins the elderly senior down with her foot.

ED: (weakly, pleading) Please…What…do…you…

MARY: Nothing personal, luv. (holds up cane) Just REALLY fun. (giggles) Thanks for the tips, by the way.

Mary then proceeds to bash in Ed’s head with his own cane. After the third strike, the cane breaks in half. Mary groans in annoyance and then just takes a toilet seat lid and finishes bashing in Ed’s head with it. Ed James, father of Troy and Brandon James, and husabnd of Cassie James, is dead. Mary laughs a bit at her latest kill.

MARY: (deep sigh) Ah, so much fun to bash their fucking brains out. (shrugs) Well, time to take care of the annoying old lady, just like that amateur told me to.

Mary walks downstairs to Cassie, who is still sitting on the wheelchair (her hearing issues prevented her from knowing Ed was murdered). Instead of approaching her, Mary goes to the basement and gets some rope. She then goes back to Cassie and wraps the rope against the helpless old woman’s neck, strangling her.

MARY: Let’s go for a little ride, shall we?

Mary drags the choking Cassie up the stairs and towards the bedroom door, which she kicks open. Mary then grabs Cassie and with a mighty throw, tosses her out the second story window on the grass below. Being an old and fragile woman, there’s no way Cassie could have survived the fall. Mary rubs her chin in thought for a moment and gets an idea. She leaves the room, and after thirty seconds, returns with a heavy anvil.

MARY: I don’t why, but I feel like crushing heads today. Sooooooo….

Mary drops the anvil out the window and it lands directly on Cassie’s head, flattening it. Cassie James, wife of Ed James, mother of Brandon and Troy James, is dead. Mary rubs her hands in satisfaction, content that her job is now done. She leaves the house and goes into her car, but instead of leaving, she brings out a can of red paint and a large paintbrush. After going back inside the house, Mary paints a message in blood saying “You should have finished me off, now pay the price”

MARY: (giggling) Now, let’s see how HE likes it.

Mary turns around, gets into her car, and this time leaves. We zoom in on the message, making it clear that it is a clue to something, but what? At around the same time, we survivor Brooke Maddox visiting her therapist, Ronnie Richards.

RONNIE: This time, I want us to pretend like this our first session together. Watching you talk about what you went though now compared to last time will probably have me at a good idea if where you stand. Please, first tell me how you felt during Piper Shaw’s killing spree, and the Noah Fosters’.

BROOKE: (sighs) The truth is I felt like an afraid helpless victim, just like the typical blond girl that always dies in horror films. When I was in that freezer…(slight pause) Damn. I thought there was no way in hell I was getting out of that one. Then, when everything when to shit again-

RONNIE: (writing notes) Please try not to use foul language Ms. Maddox, it helps with your social skills.

BROOKE: (shrugs) My friends don’t mind it. But okay. As I was saying, when Noah started killing again, I felt different. I felt way less afraid and just irritated. I was sick of all of it, with my dad dying and Jake…and just wanting it to stop. You heard about my speech to the town, right?

RONNIE: We talked about that several times, yes.

As she says this, we see brief flashbacks of her killing Harold and her throwing her shoe at Noah.

BROOKE: Sometimes, I can hear Noah in my head, if I close my eyes long enough.

RONNIE: (writing this down) Would you mind closing your eyes and thinking back to that the night with you friend in the Orphanage? (Brooke shuts them) Thank you. Now, when it materializes, tell me what you see.

BROOKE: I see…(cringes) Noah shooting me as soon as I charged at him. Okay, now Audrey’s attacking him…Now he’s getting out his knife and…(opens eyes) NO!

RONNIE: (concerned) Please, take a deep breath before we continue.

BROOKE: (takes a deep breath) Okay, the truth is that it’s been hard for me trust people, especially now that I know there’s another maniac out there somewhere. I mean, I absolutely trust Gustavo and Audrey. But…sometimes it’s hard for me to store all of this… (wants to curse, but can’t) stuff…in my head.

RONNIE: I may have a solution to your problems.

BROOKE: (Interested) Really?

RONNIE: It’s complicated. But I’ll make it quick. Basically, I have a machine that can send shock waves into your mind to help you forget about certain memories.

BROOKE: (eyes widening) Um…you are aren’t seriously talking about hydro-shock therapy?

RONNIE: (bluntly) That’s exactly what I’m suggesting.

BROOKE: I would say “Are you crazy?” but I don’t think calling a therapist that is the wisest thing to do. (thinks) Then again, neither was facing Harold on my own. So…are you crazy!?

RONNIE: Look, I’ve actually done this with traumatized female patients before. I can guarantee you that this is completely safe. And I swear, I’ve checked this equipment and it’s completely functional.

BROOKE: (nervous) What exactly would happen to me? You drown and electrocute the (wants to curse but can’t)…stuff…out of me?

RONNIE: It’s completely safe. But to answer your question, I’ll attach some little buds onto your forehead which are connected to a machine. Then, I will zap you a total of three times. Then, you will fall into a deep sleep. Afterwards, you should wake up and fell a lot better. (Brooke thinks) All you have to do is to keep the thoughts you have in your mind while receiving the shocks to help make them shrink. It’s complicated, but it’s been done.

BROOKE: (considering) So…you guarantee that I won’t turn into a female Frankenstein?

RONNIE: (laughs) No, of course not. I assure you that it’s completely safe.

Brooke considers her options. She knows that Ronnie is an expert therapist and that anything he’s about to do her, it’s been done before. Eventually, she agrees to it.

BROOKE: Alright, I’ll do it.

RONNIE: (smiles) Splendid!

BROOKE: But turn me into Ms. Frankenstein, and my mom is suing the hell out of you!

RONNIE: Fair enough.

Around ten minute later, Brooke is lying on a table with the little buds attached to her forehead.

RONNIE: Remember, keep thinking about your dark thoughts, and just for some extra reassurances, you should say them aloud.

BROOKE: Ok.

Ronnie takes a few moments to make sure the machine’s ready, then turns to Brooke.

RONNIE: You ready?

BROOKE: (sassy) Sometime today.

RONNIE: Funny.

He proceeds to press a button, which zaps Brooke. Her whole body shakes from the zap. He presses the button two more times, before Brooke falls unconscious. Seeing that Brooke is unconscious, Ronnie begins to smile…rather EVILLY.

RONNIE: Now, the REAL fun begins.

He walks over to Brooke’s bottom half and REMOVES HER PANTS AND PANTIES, BEFORE TAKING OUT HIS PENIS.

RONNIE: (in pleasure) Man, I can’t believe how hot this girl is. She’s practically begging me to fuck her. (shrugs) Might as well.

Upon seeing he’s hard, Ronnie crawls on top of Brooke and PROCEEDS TO RAPE HER WHILE SHE’S UNCONSCIOUS. We cut to black.

Chapter 2

We open on the next day, at Lakewood University. Brooke is there meeting up with her friends: Audrey Jensen, Gustavo Acosta, and ALICIA CLARK, Audrey’s girlfriend and longtime friend.

ALICIA: Hydro-shock therapy? You were crazy enough to do that?

BROOKE: (hands on her hips) I was “crazy” way before that, and it worked, by the way. (rubs her torso) I have some kind of strange feeling over here though. Doctor said that it should be fine though.

AUDREY: I’m just glad that you’re feeling better. After that panic attack last week (shivers), you almost scared me to death.

GUSTAVO: You aren’t the only one.

ALICIA: (concerned) She had a panic attack last week? Was that when I had that cold and was out sick?

AUDREY: Yeah. Basically, she mistook a kid for Noah and tackled him. She’s fine now though.

Just then, the class bell rings, and the four teens get their backpacks and head to class. Inside psychology class, KRISTEN LANG is teaching. As Kristen talks, Brooke, who is sitting next to Gustavo, taps his shoulder.

BROOKE: (whispering) You notice some guy is staring at you?

Gustavo turns around to see a boy, ALEX HUGHES, staring at him. His eyes have some desire in them.

GUSTAVO: Oh, it’s happened before. I’ll explain later, just try to ignore him for now.

Brooke nods and resumes listening to Kristen, who decides to change subjects.

KRISTEN: Now, let’s talk about narcissism. Can someone tell me what that is? (Alicia is the first to raise her hand) Alicia?

ALICIA: (intelligently) Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's idealized self image and attributes.

KRISTEN: Correct! Narcissism can increase people’s arrogance. The origin of this term came from ancient Greece, when the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image in a pool of water. This term can easily be applied to Noah Foster, the Lakewood Slasher. He had wanted to be become infamous, to gain attention, believing himself to be the best.

Audrey, Gustavo and Brooke all pay attention to this statement, because they know that it is absolutely true for their former friend.

KRISTEN: Now, to the seven deadly sins of Narcissism, and how each affected Noah Foster. He was shameless, showing no regret for his actions. He had Magical Thinking, to the point that Mr. Foster thought himself as the perfect serial killer. The same can be said for his Arrogance, and Bad Boundaries, in the latter case which Mr. Foster thought he could do anything he wanted with no boundaries. Now, entitlement. Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Audrey Jensen, if you don’t mind, can you tell us how infamous Mr. Foster expected to be?

AUDREY: He thought he would be better than Jack the Ripper. (smirks) Well, look where that got him.

This prompts a small burst of laugher from some of the class, and some chuckling from Kristen.

KRISTEN: Exactly my point. And finally…exploitation, as replicated with his former love interest, Zoe Vaughn.

Brooke looks uncomfortable at the mention of her former best friend. She thinks back to the point where Zoe comforted her about her dad dying and feels depressed. Kristen notices the look on Brooke’s face and feels bad.

KRISTEN: This might stir up some bad memories for some of you, so I won’ talk about that further. (Brooke looks better) Now, Narcissism is particularly present in teenagers, depending on their parentage. Say that they received everything that they wanted during their youth, this could lead them to take the believe that they deserve favorable treatment and-

Suddenly, the class bell rings, meaning the class has ended. Kristen snaps her fingers in defeat at not being able to finish her lecture and the class leaves. Before Audrey goes, Kristen stops her.

KIRSTEN: Excuse me? Can we talk for a minute?

AUDREY: What’s on your mind, lizard brain?

KRISTEN: (chuckles) Oh yeah, I get it. Use MY catchphrase. Anyway, I like you. That being said, I wanted to know if we could talk to each other?

AUDREY: (confused) Why’s that? Extra homework?

KRISTEN: You know I’m really curious about psychology and I find you…(thinking) what’s the word for it?

AUDREY: The Woman who wants to cut open my brain and peek inside?

KRISTEN: (laughs) No. No. No. I’m not that crazy. I want to know if we can meet up at the Grindhouse cage later today. Have a chat.

AUDREY: As long as you don’t psychologically manipulate me or anything.

KRISTEN: I’m not oblivious, I’ve studied about PTSD and you’re handling it good. There, I wanna have an “interview” with you. I’m saying study because it’s a bit offensive.

AUDREY: I can see why they hired you. Sure, don’t got much else to do today.

Audrey then leaves, with Kristen watching her go. Meanwhile, Gustavo goes to his locker to find that Alex is peeking inside of it.

GUSTAVO: Hey, you got a crush on my locker or something?

ALEX: Oh, your voice was always the most beautiful on the Morgue.

Alex uses a “seductive voice” on Gustavo. However, the voice is more cringey due to the amount of effort put into it.

GUSTAVO: (confused) Excuse me?

Alex’s response to hug Gustavo.

ALEX: (girlish voice) Who’s my little horror nerd? You are. Yes, you are.

Gustavo shivers in horror and fright. Even he is creeped out by the guy’s attraction towards him, but then he realizes something.

GUSTAVO: (stops the hug) Woah. Wait. Was it you who kept on spamming the comments section of the Morgue with love letters for me?

ALEX: (big smile) Yep. Because we are destined to be together.

GUSTAVO: (irritated) Dude, I had to report you and get your account banned just so you could stop flooding my comments.

ALEX: (blinks) Awwww, you’re so cute when you deny your love. It obviously that she-devil Brooke Maddox that banned by account. (evil look) Don’t worry, we’ll have each other, but ALL TO OURSELVES.

GUSTAVO: (thinking to himself) Now I know what Brooke would have felt if he ever caught me spying on her. (speaking) Alex, I don’t think-

ALEX: You’ll see baby, you’ll-

BROOKE: (walking in) Only baby I see is you.

Alex lets out an animalistic growl at Brooke, which creeps out Gustavo but not Brooke. He then does a cut-throat motion towards her before walking away.

GUSTAVO: (surprised) Ok, HOW were you not disturbed by that at all?

BROOKE: (Sassy) You’re supposed to be the creepy one. You tell me.

GUSTAVO: Touché.

ALEX: (turning around) By the way, you may want to check the news on your phones!

Alex then resumes walking away. Gustavo and Brooke decide to go take a look at the news and are surprised by what they find.

BROOKE: Brandon James’ parents found murdered at their home?

GUSTAVO: Heads crushed? (gulps) You don’t think…

BROOKE: We have to tell Audrey, NOW.

Brooke and Gustavo then leave to go find Audrey. Meanwhile, we see the police on the scene at the James house. The police are being led by Miguel and three of his most trusted officers, Deputy Dwayne, KIMA GREGGS, and Audrey’s older brother, Hunter. Miguel is trying to read the message on the wall, but the paint that Mary put on there has melted. Therefore, it’s unreadable.

MIGUEL: Yeah, I’m not getting any hints about this from the paint. Dwayne, have a good idea of the cause of death?

DWAYNE: We found the bodies with their heads bashed in. The husband had a broken cane near his head and we found an anvil right on top of the wife’s.

MIGUEL: (grumbles) Damn it. These are just elderly citizens, why would anyone want to do this?

KIMA: One option is a conspiracy nut, heard that the James family received constant death threats after Brandon’s death.

HUNTER: Then why wait over 20 years act on it? I don’t think it’s that simple.

MIGUEL: (shaking his head) Never really is simple around here? Is it?

HUNTER: That would be an understatement, Miguel.

MIGUEL: Do we have leads or a suspect?

DWAYNE: No Sheriff. The James’ were elderly people. Literally anyone could have done this. (coughs) No disrespect or offense intended.

MIGUEL: None taken, but I agree. This was murder, plain and simple.

KIMA: I think it’s safe to say that this won’t evolve into as much of a shitshow as last time.

HUNTER: I think that’s what everyone said last time, and look where that turned out.

MIGUEL: OK! (everyone looks surprise at Miguel’s tone) Look…(sighs) let’s not talk about everything happening again.

Kima, Hunter and Dwayne all know that Miguel would be devastated if another killing spree came up, considering his performance in the last one, so they don’t press the issue further. Eventually, he resumes talking.

MIGUEL: I doubt an elderly couple would install security cameras so we have no chance of getting this assailant on footage.

KIMA: If they did, the assailant would be a dumbass not to wear a costume. Most likely they did just in case.

MIGUEL: True. Alright, I want everyone to finish analyzing this crime scene. Nothing goes unchecked.

Kima and Dwayne leave, but Hunter goes with Miguel as he heads outside.

HUNTER: You’re assuming this is going to be another killing spree, aren’t you?

Miguel groans and sits on his police car, looking up at Hunter.

MIGUEL: What do you think?

HUNTER: I’m as suspicious as you, but we can’t exactly determine that from a single murder.

MIGUEL: (correcting) This was a DOUBLE murder, Hunter. The way the James family died was sadistic and if this were a regular robbery, they would have been just shot or with another simple method. (shakes his head) No, this perfectly matches the sadistic methods of Piper Shaw and Noah Foster.

HUNTER: (sits next to Miguel) Do you know why I joined the Lakewood Police Department, Miguel?

MIGUEL: In case the copycat Brandonface ever came back. (grimly) Looks like you’re getting your wish.

HUNTER: (stands up) I never ASKED for him to come back, okay? I was only preparing for the inevitable. Whether or not it’s here, we can’t just lament about it and sit on a police car.

MIGUEL: (stands up) Happy?

HUNTER: It’s getting there. Tell me what police officers do.

MIGUEL: It’s their job to protect the lives of every citizen in this town (sighs) and so far-

HUNTER: (interrupting) Stop. You can’t let the past impact the present. Just focus on what’s now, not what happened last year. Just remember, we survived, and we can do it again, if you can just believe in yourself and your officers.

Hunter then walks away. Miguel sits on the police car thinking. He’s obviously feeling guilt about his poor performance from last killing spree. Suddenly, his cell phone rings, with someone having sent him a text. Miguel just shrugs and sees what it’s about. The text says “In case the paint melted, the message was “You should have finished me off, now you will pay the price”

Later on, Audrey goes back home with Alicia, and the two are gretted by Howard, who has made some surprise pancakes.

ALICIA: (smiling) Thank you, Mr. Jensen.

HOWARD: Anytime. (hears his phone ringing) Have fun, I’m going to go answer it.

Howard walks to another room and answers the phone.

HOWARD: Hello?

MIGUEL: (panicked) It’s me, Miguel. Listen, we need to talk. Go into a room and lock the door behind you. I’ll explain then.

Sensing the urgency in his friend’s voice, Howard goes upstairs, leaving his daughter and girlfriend downstairs. Audrey and Alicia eat the pancakes.

ALICIA: Man, your dad makes awesome pancakes.

AUDREY: What he lacks in badassery, he makes up for in cooking.

ALICIA: (speaking in Spanish, which is a primary language in Mexico) Oh si, 1000%

AUDREY: (chuckles) Do you intentionally speak in Spanish just to fuck with me?

ALICIA: (English) Oh yes, I do. Remember how confused your friend was with me?

We have a brief flashback to a conversation between Gustavo and Alicia, meeting for the first time. Audrey watches the conversation with her arms folded.

GUSTAVO: So, what do you think of the Morgue?

ALICIA: (speaking in Spanish) Creo que la Morgue es muy infame, teniendo en cuenta que los asesinos en serie fueron los anfitriones. Me pregunto qué debería pensar de usted, Sr. Gustavo. Eres la amiga de Audrey, pero tal vez debería considerar algunas cosas…

GUSTAVO: What? (Alicia keeps talking) What is that, Russian? (Alicia keeps talking) You are as confusing at heck right now. What are you saying? (Alicia keeps talking) Audrey can you tell her to-?

AUDREY: (smugly) Nah, I’m liking this.

GUSTAVO: (sighs) Can’t you at least tell me what’s she’s saying?

AUDREY: (taunting) You REALLY want to know?

GUSTAVO: Touché.

Back in present day, Audrey and Alicia share a laugh at the memory and continue eating their pancakes.

ALICIA: (while eating) So, tell me more about that time at the theater?

AUDREY: So, these two jerks, Haley Meyers and a kid named Aaron straight up pranked me in a movie theater, right after closing time, and Aaron actually dressed up like Piper Shaw. I was gonna go grab a screwdriver to stab him. But then I went “fuck it” and just punched the shit out of Aaron.

ALICIA: (laughing) You are seriously the most badass girl I’ve ever met. I am SO glad that we met.

AUDREY: In all seriousness, if we hadn’t met that day, who knows what would have happened?

ALICIA: Yeah. (How they met will be revealed soon) Did you hear about Brandon James’ parents?

AUDREY: Yeah, Brooke and Stavo told me in school today.

Suddenly, Hunter returns from work and puts his police officer hat down. He sighs and puts his hands on his hips.

AUDREY: Tough day?

HUNTER: I think you can guess why.

ALICIA: If it helps, I don’t think this is actually going to start another killing spree. I mean, this town has already seen three. Technically three if you put Piper and Noah’s sprees together.

AUDREY: (changing subject) How’s you and that girl cop going?

HUNTER: Going great. Next date’s tomorrow. I’m gonna try and focus on that.

Audrey and Alicia just silently agree with Hunter. Obviously, Audrey doesn’t want to worry about another killing spree and focus on her new relationship, while Alicia has similar reasons.

Later, we cut to a dark red room, where we find the back of blonde man’s head, who’s sitting up against a desk, typing away at their computer at top speed. The camera pans around the room’ revealing there to be many photographs of Gustavo. As the camera pans back to the man, we realize that this is Alex, who is now clearly obsessed with Gustavo.

ALEX: (moaning) Ah good old Stavo…

After finishing his photos, Alex goes in his bed and starts thinking. We cut to inside Alex’s mind, in which we find him imagining him having sex with Stavo, who is clearly having just as much fun as Alex is. Alex’s moaning intensifies, before eventually stopping; making it obvious to us that Alex has stopped living in his imagination.

Alex turns and picks up a knife. He turns to face a wall which has a picture of Brooke’s face on it, with a big red cross drawn across it.

ALEX: (rolling his eyes) Ah, Brookey, Brookey, Brooke, Brooke. You really think that you’re the one who’s going to get Stavo and live happily ever after. (laughs) I’ll give you a chance first, just to be fair after all. (twirls knife around) Of course, you ruin it, I’ll have no choice but to…

He then throws the knife at the photo, hitting it right in between her eyes as we cut to black.

Chapter 3

We open two days later, at which point Hunter and Kima are sitting in their police car together on a quiet road, hanging out together and drinking some coffee.

KIMA: All admit it, when we first met, I didn’t expect to start fucking with someone I saw get shot twice.

HUNTER: (chuckles) Sometimes a lot of things can be fucked up. (sips coffee) So, been two days. No more murders, no attempted ones, no calls.

KIMA: Are you forgetting what I did yesterday, Hunt?

HUNTER: Oh yeah, his name was Shawn, right?

KIMA: Yeah, the kid was disturbing the peace, yelling about some shit about government making zombies.

HUNTER: (laughs aloud) What does that kid think this is, the Walking Dead? You cuffed him right?

KIMA: Kid was yelling about how the CIA was gonna have him killed in jail or some shit, and some conspiracy theories too.

HUNTER: (leans back) God, I can’t STAND those type of people.

KIMA: (smirks) Best way to “stand” them is a smack right across the face.

HUNTER: (smiles) That’s my girl.

Hunter and Kima laugh about the incident with Shawn, believing him to a harmless kid (Shawn will be seen more later on). They then talk about their relationship.

HUNTER: You know, I really just have to thank you for being my partner when I joined the LPD (Lakewood Police Department).

KIMA: No sweat, honey. You looked like the tough guy, so having you around was good. Miguel likes you a lot.

HUNTER: What can I say? Fellow survivors. Even though he’s never seen Brandonface, he’s been under a lot of pressure. AND he got called.

KIMA: (sips coffee) If that guy comes back, you and I will take him down. (taps pocket) With our trusty tazers.

HUNTER: (adding) And guns. You NEVER face that guy without them. Miguel made that clear in the last few briefings. (sighs) Sometimes, I wish Brandonface would just come out and show himself again. It would save the trouble of having to hunt him down again.

Suddenly, Kima plants a kiss on Hunter’s cheek, prompting Hunter to kiss her on the lips.

KIMA: Look, I know about this whole Brandonface business even though I wasn’t a big part of it. But I don’t want to go eating at your mind like a parasite. If he comes, we can handle it. You do remember what happened with Noah, right?

HUNTER: (chuckles) Yeah, that was awesome. I love how-

DISTRESSED VOICE: HELP!

Kima and Hunter hear a call of distress coming from a nearby alleyway and know that something is going on their. They leave the car and Kima gets her walkie talkie.

KIMA: Dispatch. There is suspicious activity going on. Me and Hunter may need some backup here.

DISPATCH: Roger Officer Greggs, we’re sending backup now.

Kima and Hunter go to investigate the noises. They go a nearby alleyway, where three thugs (Omar, Sweet Pea and Joey) are robbing a small boy and his mother of their things. Omar is taking off a diamond necklace while Sweet Pea and Joey hold them at knifepoint, and stuffing their valuables into a bag. Around the time Hunter and Kima arrive, Omar is finished packing everything.

OMAR: Anything else you wanna give us, lady?

MOTHER: (panicking) PLEASE! Leave me and my son alone!

OMAR: (mockingly) Watcha say, boys? Should I leave ‘em alone? Or have a bit of fun with them first?

Sweet Pea and Joey are about to respond when Kima and Hunter come out, guns drained on the thugs.

HUNTER: (pointing gun) FREEZE! HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM, SCUMBAGS!

Sweet Pea, Jacob and Omar let go of the boy and his mother, who subsequently run away, when they hear the two cops coming with their guns. Sweet Pea and Joey look terrified, but Omar whispers to them confidently.

OMAR: Follow my lead, boys.

KIMA: (pointing gun) PUT DOWN YOUR KNIVES! HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACKS!

Omar drops his and calmly folds his hands behind his back. He then gives his thugs a signal to do so, and they do. Hunter puts away his gun so he can handcuff them. While he does this however, a fourth thug named Toad ambushes Kima from behind and grapples for her gun. Hunter quickly turns around and shoots Toad in the back, subduing him, but is then attacked and tackled by Sweet Pea and Jacob, who knock away his gun. Some rock music ensues as this fight scene begins.

Omar quickly rushes Kima as she aims her gun at Sweet Pea and Jacob and knocks it out of her hand. The two get into a fistfight, and while Hunter goes the same with Sweet Pea and Jacob. Although outnumbered, Hunter actually does well and get some hits in. Being outnumbered, Hunter is punched and kicked repeatedly, but he still fights on, refusing to lose. Jacob headbutts Hunter, who replies by headbutting him back, albeit much harder. Jacob is now unconscious.

Hunter, however, is dazed from hitting him so hard. Sweet Pea quickly takes the opportunity to pick up his knife and charge at Hunter. However, Hunter quickly takes out his tazer and shocks Sweet Pea repeatedly, stunning him. He steps back and does a hard kick on Sweet Pea’s head, knocking him unconscious. Meanwhile, Omar is trying to restrain Kima by grabbing her from behind.

KIMA: Let go of me, fuckface!

While holding her, his arms wrap around her chest and feel her private parts. Omar takes pleasure in this and feels her boobs. A look of anger emerges in Kima’s face when she realizes he is trying to violate her.

OMAR: (rubbing) You know, sweetie? What do you say about having a bit of fun?

KIMA: (angry) FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE!

In a few swift movements, Kima stomps on Omar’s foot, shoves her elbows into his abdomen and strikes the back of her head against his face. Omar screams as multiple parts of his body feel pain. Kima is becoming aggressive, landing punches and kicks on Omar. Omar fights back, but is too dazed from the blows to do any serious damage. Kima kicks Omar to the ground and stamps on his head, knocking him out. She doesn’t stop there and continues kicking him on the ground in a blind rage.

At this point, Hunter finishes fighting Sweet Pea and Jacob and restrains Kima from attacking the unconscious Omar further.

HUNTER: (trying to calm her down) KIMA! KIMA! It’s over. He’s unconscious. (she’s calming down) We did it.

KIMA: (deep breath) Thanks…

HUNTER: (looks at Omar) Damn. You went insane on him.

KIMA: I’ll talk about when we get back to the station, Hunt.

As Hunter and Kima calm down, we see that Mary, wearing a black hoodie is watching them. She giggles a little.

MARY: Think you’re badass little cops, aren’t you? (giggles) Oh, just wait and see pigs. Just wait and see…

Mary leaves as some police cars arrive, and they get the four unconscious thugs into handcuffs and arrest them. Back at the police station, Hunter and Kima are treated for bruises with Miguel, Audrey, Alicia, and Howard present.

HUNTER: …(telling the story) And that’s what happened.

MIGUEL: The boy and his mother already stopped by the police station. They are unharmed, and all of their belongings have been returned. Good work you two. I’ll admit it, you’re the best officers I’ve ever had. Although, Kima, you did go a bit too brutal on Omar. Kicking him while he’s down?

KIMA: (stubbornly) He groped me. You know how I feel about that.

AUDREY: You hate rapists? (shrugs) I mean, who doesn’t?

KIMA: Do you want to know why I do?

HOWARD: It’s just like Audrey said, who doesn’t?

KIMA: No, I have a…(hesitates) past with raping.

MIGUEL: (comforting) You don’t need to talk about that if you don’t-

KIMA: (interrupting) No, I feel I need to just say it now. Hunter knows it anyway.

ALICIA: I’ve seen a lot of shitty things, so I think I won’t mind hearing what you say.

KIMA: The truth is my sister was raped when she was a child. (quiet gasps are heard) She was so traumatized, and I had to keep her from breaking down when the rapist went on trial. (shakes her head) Son of a bitch only got a few months’ probation somehow.

This sends some disappointment at the witnesses, but Alicia seems particularly angry, and she starts ranting her anger in Spanish.

ALICIA: (angrily, speaking in Spanish) ¿Estás bromeando? ¡Esa puede ser la cosa más estúpida que he escuchado! ¡UGH! Esto es tan mierda!

HOWARD: (tilts head) What is that in English?

ALICIA: (bluntly) If you knew what I said, your ears would dry out of horror. But mostly I was just ranting because that reminded me of how me and Audrey met.

AUDREY: To be honest, I actually enjoyed it. (Alicia gives her a “WTF” look) Not THAT part. Just the part where you came in, that was badass of you.

ALICIA: (smirking) Thanks.

We then proceed to go into a flashback, taking place about a month after Noah’s reveal. Audrey is walking home alone (Howard’s car broke down and he had to get it towed) and going across an alleyway, where a man is leaning while wearing a black hoodie. Upon seeing Audrey, the Man grabs her from behind and injects her with a sedative, subduing Audrey. However, Alicia is able to see this and follows the Man, who drags Audrey deeper into the alley and down a corner. Once the Man thinks he’s out of sight, he lowers his hood, revealing his identity.

IT’S RONNIE RICHARDS! Clearly, Brooke wasn’t the only person Ronnie has been sexually assaulting.

RONNIE: (smiling) Ah, this whole sedative thing works like a charm. Alright cunt, let’s get you ready for some fucking fun.

He begins strip off Audrey’s clothes so he can rape her. Alicia, although she has no idea who Ronnie is and never met him (and never did afterwards), is watching in horror, but also anger. When Audrey is down to her underwear and bra, Alicia cannot take it anymore and marches towards an unaware Ronnie.

ALICIA: (furiously) LEAVE HER ALONE, ASSHOLE!

Ronnie turns, totally surprised that someone actually saw him. By the time he snaps out of the shock, he gets punched across the face by Alicia. Ronnie tries to punch her back, but she ducks and kicks him in the groin. Ronnie, obviously, isn’t that great of a fighter, but Alicia clearly is. She launches a kick across Ronnie’s face, and since she’s wearing heels, he gets knocked down. Alicia stomps once on Ronnie’s back to finish the beatdown, and Ronnie stops moving.

Alicia takes a few deep breathes and turns away from Ronnie in order to fix Audrey. As she begins to put her clothes back on, Ronnie is getting up. Thanks to the beatdown, Ronnie has to lean against the wall in order to stand.

ALICIA: (putting her hands on Audrey’s face) Are you okay? (sees she’s unconscious) I’ll get the police, don’t worry. You’ll be fine.

With Alicia so intent on getting care for Audrey, Ronnie manages to get out of the alley unnoticed by her. He staggers and struggles though, angrily muttering to himself as he escapes.

RONNIE: (annoyed) God..DAMNIT! That’s it, there has to be easier way of fucking people than this. (rubbing his chin) But what? (slaps himself) Ok, focus on running. Think later!

Back in present day, Alicia finishes recalling her story, with everyone still unaware that Ronnie was that same rapist.

MIGUEL: I still have one question.

ALICIA: Why?

MIGUEL: I was on the scene when you called the police, so why retell the story if everyone here already knew it?

ALICIA: (shrugs) I just relate to Kima’s story. At least it’s over now.

HOWARD: After I found out about what she did, I gave Alicia my best pancakes and a personal thanks. (sighs) I don’t even want to know what would have happened if you didn’t notice-

AUDREY: (not wanting hear it) DAD. (Howard stops, Audrey takes a deep breath) Okay (hears her phone buzzing and checks) It’s my teacher. She’s cancelling our meet up and wants to do it tomorrow.

HUNTER: You sure you want to do that?

AUDREY: I don’t think that this is the case where your teacher, whom in this case I don’t even know all that well, turns out to be trying to kill you.

KIMA: That’s been cliched and overdone. Ever watch Prom Night 2008?

ALICIA: That film was (speaking in Spanish) Puta pura pieza de súper mierda. Todo era tan tonto, los personajes son estúpidos y el villano. Ugh, ni siquiera me hagas empezar.

KIMA: (chuckles) Let me guess, we should be glad you didn’t say that in English?

ALICIA: Oh yes.

MIGUEL: (to Audrey) If you need anything, just call us.

AUDREY: Thanks. (kisses Hunter on the cheek) Get better brother.

HUTNER: (smiles) Will do, sis.

HOWARD: I’ll meet you at home Audrey, I’m gonna stay here for a little bit.

Audrey and Alicia then leave, and Miguel and Howard go into another room to talk privately.

MIGUEL: Any texts or signs?

HOWARD: No, and I seriously doubt a robbery has anything to do with Brandon James.

MIGUEL: I know it doesn’t. It’s been two days though. You remember that text I showed you?

HOWARD: Yes, what if that part was a prank?

Miguel looks rather unimpressed and has a look on his face that says “Are you kidding me?” Howard gets it and shakes his head.

HOWARD: I’m just saying, if Brandon was back, there is no way he would murder is own parents.

Miguel is about to talk back but realizes that Howard is right. Brandon has no reason to murder his own parents, who loved him. He looks like at a loss for words.

HOWARD: If you see anything else, just let me know. (walks away) But Brandon wouldn’t kill his parents. You know it. I know it.

Howard then leaves, leaving Miguel sitting in thought. We then cut to the Maddox home, where Brooke mother Monica is sitting alone. She’s considering looking at a dating app, but just closes it. Monica leans back in her chair.

MONICA: (talking to herself) Your daughter is more important than finding a date. Focus on tha-

Suddenly, there’s a knock on the door. Monica goes to answer the door and opens it. She doesn’t find any people, but there’s a tape and a note. Monica takes the items inside and reads the note aloud.

MONICA: (reading the note) There’s a little something about your daughter’s therapist you should know about. Play the recorder. Seriously, play it. (shrugs) Oh, what the heck?

Monica inserts the tape into the TV and one of Brooke’s appointments with Ronnie comes up. This is the one where Ronnie is doing the hydro-shock therapy on Brooke, which Monica looks concerned by.

MONICA: (calming herself) She’s agreeing to it. But why did someone mail this to me?

Just then, the part where Ronnie rapes Brooke is shown. Monica is disgusted and horrified by this and turns off the tape. She has just learned that her daughter has been secretly raped and abused by her therapist. Monica thinks about this and sits down, beginning to cry.

Later, Ronnie is at his house relaxing on his couch. He’s watching some Porn and is laughing, taking pleasure in it. Suddenly, the doorbell rings.

RONNIE: (groans) Why do people always have to interrupt me, NOW?

Annoyed, he closes the porn and answers the door, to find Monica on the other side. Ronnie is surprised at her presence, but composes himself.

RONNIE: I…didn’t expect to see you here today.

MONICA: (calmly) May I come in?

RONNIE: (confused) I guess so. (Monica comes in) You didn’t schedule an appointment with me. I prefer it when you call in advance.

MONICA: Yeah, who KNOWS what I may be interrupting you of doing.

RONNIE: (thinking) Um…yes. Who knows? What do you want, Mrs. Maddox. I’m was in the middle of something.

MONICA: I wanted to talk about what you have been doing to my daughter. Did you use hydro-shock therapy on her?

RONNIE: (rolling eyes) Me and Brooke both told you that we did, obviously. Is there something wrong with your head too?

MONICA: (offended, but hides it) Then what did you do after?

RONNIE: (shrugs) I just waited until she woke up.

MONICA: (slightly angrily) I mean, what did you do to HER while she was unconscious.

Ronnie is starting to catch on with what Monica is saying. His eyes dart around a little, but turns away.

RONNIE: Nothing. (walks away) Mrs. Maddox, there is nothing further to-

MONICA: (interrupting) You raped her.

Ronnie stops walking away and gulps. Still though, he composes his himself and turns around to address her, straightening his tie calmly.

RONNIE: Excuse me?

MONICA: You fucking raped my daughter.

RONNIE: (sits on a chair) Mrs. Maddox, please, there is no need to-

MONICA: Admit what you did.

RONNIE: You need to calm yourself.

MONICA: (angrily) NO! What you need is to admit what you did!

RONNIE: (civilized) Mrs. Maddox, don’t make a big deal out of baseless accusations.

MONICA: (crossing her arms) I have proof of it. I’m saying what it is. Do you think I would do this if I wasn’t certain of it?

Ronnie thinks about this for a moment. He realizes that she must have some proof somewhere, but he still stays calm about it.

RONNIE: The mother of a hysterical woman pouring outrageous accusations against a respected social therapist? (chuckles) My god, I scarcely believe it myself. (mutters) Except those unbelievable Me-Too idiots. Or actresses. Fake news everywhere I must say. This Mr. Trump fellow is quite right, my vote is going to him (It’s only 2016, so Trump hasn’t been elected yet).

Monica is appalled by Ronnie insulting other rape survivors (doesn’t care about him supporting Trump) and has to keep herself from assaulting the respected doctor.

RONNIE: (stands up) I have friends in powerful places. Do NOT attempt to make me look stupid. I won’t tolerate it.

MONICA: (defiant) I’m not leaving until you admit raping my daughter.

RONNIE: (sighs) If it will get you out of house? (darkly) Have you seen your daughter, Mrs. Maddox? The way she’s dressed everyday? The day she begs me for help. Yes, I had my fun with her. But know this: if what I did to her was rape, then every girl in the entire world is begging to be raped.

Monica is just barely able to restrain herself from assaulting Ronnie (since he could report her to the police for it). Ronnie turns away and doesn’t want to continue the conversation.

RONNIE: Now get out of my house, I will not tolerate you trying to besmirch my reputation any longer.

Monica leaves and slams the door behind her without another word. She gets into her car and takes out something from her pocket. It’s a TAPE RECORDER, meaning that Monica confronted Ronnie because she wanted him to confess to raping Brooke, just in case the video didn’t work for any reason. Monica smiles slightly, satisfied that she has her proof, and prepares to leave.

Back inside Ronnie’s house, he sits on his couch again and relaxes, reading the newspaper about the 2016 elections and mumbling to himself.

RONNIE: My god, women are such hysterical lunatics. This Hillary Clinton must not win.

He continues mumbling sexist remarks and reading the newspaper for several more minutes, at which point Ronnie gets another knock on his door. He angrily puts down the newspaper.

RONNIE: (groans) Can’t a therapist get a SECOND of peace? (opens the door) What do you wa-

Ronnie suddenly stops and freezes in horror at what he sees. It is then revealed that BRANDONFACE has shown up in front of Ronnie’s door, holding Monica’s now SEVERED HEAD. Ronnie tilts his head and sees that Monica’s blood is all over the inside of her car, meaning that there is was a struggle. Monica Maddox, mother of Brooke Maddox and widow of Quinn Maddox, is dead.

Ronnie is immobilized by fear as Brandonface shoves him and Monica’s head inside the house and closes the door. Ronnie now totally loses his cool.

RONNIE: (terrified) What do you want!?

Brandonface grabs Ronnie by the collar and shoves him against the wall.

BRANDONFACE: I know what you’ve been doing, and just want to say…(Ronnie gulps in suspense)

BRANDONFACE: Thank you!

RONNIE: (stunned) Wha…What?

BRANDONFACE: (lets go of Ronnie) I said thank you, for raping that stupid bitch.

Ronnie is totally taken by surprise that Brandonface actually likes the fact that he was raping an innocent girl.

RONNIE: (nervously) Um…you’re welcome?

BRANDONFACE: Keep doing what you’re doing. As you can tell, (kicks Monica’s severed head) there won’t be evidence on my watch.

RONNIE: (calming down) Okay…

BRANDONFACE: (walking away) Oh, one more thing. If you don’t keep fucking Brooke, I’ll be back, and it will NOT be to thank you.

Brandonface then closes the door and leaves with Monica’s severed head. Ronnie looks on in amazement.

RONNIE: Weirdest. Day. Ever.

Ronnie then takes some cleaning tools and begins to clean the blood that dripped out of Monica’s severed head. Meanwhile, Brandonface drives off in Monica’s car with her bloody head and headless bloody body. Cut to black.

Chapter 4

We cut to the next day at Lakewood university, where Gustavo, Audrey, Alicia and Brooke are hanging out.

GUSTAVO: So, your mom isn’t around?

BROOKE: She called me before I got out of school and said that she needed to be somewhere for the day, and is coming back by the time I wake up tomorrow.

AUDREY: That sounds…unusual.

BROOKE: Monica had to leave before I woke up in the morning because she wanted to go fetch something.

ALICIA: What did she want?

BROOKE: (Shrugs) I don’t know, she said it’s a surprise.

ALICIA: That sounds a bit weird. Why wouldn’t she tell you?

GUSTAVO: Okay, I think we can all agree that I know how weirdness works, and this is weird.

The three girls all silently acknowledge that Gustavo’s statement is 100% true.

BROOKE: Look, I remember what happened to my dad and how Noah covered that up. (moment of silence) I’ve been sending texts to her repeatedly, she’s fine.

AUDREY: Actually, Noah never confessed to- (sees Brooke glaring at her) Nevermind. Sorry.

Brooke, not liking the reminder of her father’s death, is silent until the bell rings and everyone goes their separate ways. Gustavo and Brooke, however, are tending their last class, which has Kristen teaching again, together.

KRISTEN: Today, I would like to talk about psychopathy. As you all know, there are multiple concepts of psychopathy. Could tell me the three general concepts? (sees Stavo raising his hand) Yes, Gustavo?

GUSTAVO: (easily) Boldness, Disinhibition, and Meanness.

KRISTEN: Exactly. For Boldness, the person developed into psychopathy tends to have low fear including stress-tolerance, toleration of unfamiliarity and danger, and high self-confidence and social assertiveness. To be bold applies a willingness to get a certain goal completed despite it’s risks. This goal could be very beneficial towards the person willing to achieve it.

Alex forms a smile at Kristen’s comments about the goal being beneficial and stares over at Gustavo, who notices and starts to get creeped out.

GUSTAVO: That kid is starting a me, again.

BROOKE: (sassy) Not so fun, huh?

GUSTAVO: (groans) No, it’s not. I get it. Karma. Happens all the time to the manipulative bitch in horror films.

BROOKE: Ever seen 13 Reasons Why?

GUSTAVO: (scoffs) I’m tell you, Bryce will get in jail when season 2 comes out.

NOAH BEN-MAOR (off-screen): Keep dreaming, bro.

This off-screen voice is heard only by Gustavo, who looks perplexed.

GUSTAVO: Did you hear that?

BROOKE: (confused) What?

GUSTAVO: Could have sworn I heard someone. (shrugs) I don’t know.

KRISTEN: Now for the second general concept: Disinhibition. Disinhibition affects motor, instinctual, emotional, cognitive, and perceptual aspects with signs and symptoms similar to the diagnostic criteria for mania. This leads to poor impulse control including problems with planning and foresight, lacking affect and urge control, demand for immediate gratification, and poor behavioral restraints. These problems could certainly be a cause of both Mr. Foster’s descent and ultimate failure.

GUSTAVO: (whispering) She’s damn good at this.

BROOKE: (whispering) Yeah.

KRISTEN: Finally, Meanness. Lacking empathy and close attachments with others, disdain of close attachments, use of cruelty to gain empowerment, exploitative tendencies, defiance of authority, and destructive excitement seeking. (notices Brooke raising her hand) Yes?

BROOKE: Noah wasn’t entirely devoid of empathy, that is until what happened to Zoe…

KRISTEN: (claps) Thank you for pointing that out, Ms. Maddox. There is really-

Suddenly, the class bell rings, preventing Kristen from continuing her lecture. She snaps her fingers in defeat and watches her students leave.

KRISTEN: (muttering) Those were your mistakes, Mr. Foster.

Gustavo goes to the bathroom while Brooke goes to her locker to pack her things when Alex approaches her. He doesn’t look happy, and Brooke looks bored and annoyed with his presence, with her back towards him.

ALEX: So, still with Stavo?

BROOKE: (not looking at him) Yes, and it’s staying that way.

ALEX: (darkly) You think can talk to me, the CHAINSAW, like that? Don’t be a bitch. He’s mine.

BROOKE: (annoyed) Seriously, don’t call me that.

ALEX: (rapidly, high pitch voice) Bitch. Bitch. Bitch. Bitch. Bitch. Bitch. Bitch.

BROOKE: (irritated) Stop. STOP THAT. STOP THAT! Okay. OKAY! (turns around) CUT THAT SHIT OUT!

ALEX: (crossing his arms) You got one chance, you stupid whore, (pokes Brooke’s chest) you gonna do what I say?

BROOKE: (smacks Alex’s hand away) I’ve seen way tougher pieces of shit than you, (mockingly) Mr. Chainsaw.

Alex growls and glares menacingly at Brooke, who glares back with venom in her eyes. Neither are intimidated by each other, and they are stuck in a standoff. Eventually, Gustavo comes back and realizes there is a confrontation going on.

GUSTAVO: Alex, look. You need to except that I have a girlfriend and-

Alex puts his hand on Stavo’s mouth, but he still speaks in a muffled voice.

GUSTAVO: (muffling) Okay, if this keeps up, I’m having my dad file a restraining order on you.

Alex takes his hand off and is appalled by Stavo’s threat. He’s clearly angry that Gustavo is now entirely rejecting him.

ALEX: You…don’t love me?

GUSTAVO: Who do think I am? Kilgrave from the Jessica Jones show? That dude was even WORSE than Noah.

ALEX: We could be the creepy couple! (creepy smile) Come on! It’s better than the dumb blonde bitch over there!

BROOKE: (offended) Excuse me?

Gustavo has to put himself between Alex and Brooke to prevent a fight from potentially breaking out. It’s clear that he’s matured a lot from his past time.

GUSTAVO: Ok, Alex, just LISTEN. Brooke is the girl for me. I’m not gay, nor was I ever. Just go, we’re not happening. Never will, never, ever.

Alex looks emotionally hurt by this, but is also angry. He does another cut-throat motion towards the two and walks away.

ALEX: (muttering) So he thinks his dad can restrain the CHAINSAW? (You’ll know why he calls himself that later) Oh, I’ll show them. The Stavo will be MINE!

After school, we see Audrey at the Grindhouse Cage, waiting to talk with Kristen. Eventually, a lady does it down at Audrey’s table. However, this is NOT Kristen, but Mary. She smiles, but Audrey looks confused.

AUDREY: (confused) Um…can I help you?

MARY: Audrey Jensen, I presume?

AUDREY: The one and only.

MARY: May I ask you something?

AUDREY: I’m waiting for someone, so-

MARY: (interrupting) Do you feel like you are safe?

Audrey is suspicious of this question and hesitates to provide an answer. Mary giggles when she doesn’t.

MARY: I assume that is a yes.

AUDREY: Yes.

MARY: Strong and confident? (chuckles) That’s good. Just the way I like to start.

AUDREY: Start what? (shakes her head) Okay, screw this. You’re creeping me out, lady.

Mary stands up out of her chair and walks directly up to the sitting Audrey. She’s both creeped out and cautious, getting ready for whatever may happen. Mary whispers in Audrey’s ear.

MARY: Some people might not want you to be that way.

In response, Audrey leans close to Mary’s face and puts her fist under her chin. They are up close and personal, and neither are afraid.

AUDREY: You wanna take a shot at that?

Mary, amused by Audrey’s sassiness, smirks and steps away. Audrey still keeps a fierce glare on her.

MARY: You’ll see. (does a bow) Have a wonderful day, Audrey!

Mary walks away and sees Kristen entering the Café. She looks her for a few moments before resuming her exit. Kristen then goes to sit down in front of the creeped-out Audrey.

KRISTEN: (noticing) Something wrong?

AUDREY: Creepy ass lady. Nothing I couldn’t handle. (changing subject) So, do I get extra credit for this?

KRISTEN: (chuckles) No. I just want to ask a few things. Do you have PTSD?

AUDREY: I did in the first couple months. I never really did expect Noah, ever. He was literally the last person anyone would have guessed. He had all of us fooled. But, I moved on.

KRISTEN: (writing notes) I see.

AUDREY: (noticing) Are you writing down what I’m saying?

KRISTEN: No, this is my shopping list for later.

Believing that Kristen is lying, Audrey snatches the paper from her hands, only to discover that it really IS a shopping list.

AUDREY: (embarrassed) Oh…it really is…

KRISTEN: Yes, a shopping list. Can I have that back? (Audrey gives her the list) Thanks. I can tell that you think that I might go overboard with this somehow. I know you don’t have PTSD. I wouldn’t take advantage of those people, like Brooke.

AUDREY: Good. But seriously, do NOT ask her for an interview.

KRISTEN: I’m not the bitchier version of Gale Weathers, Audrey. I’m a teacher. AUDREY: (sighs) I believe you. Listen, I’m going to go get some coffee.

After she stands up, Kristen is shown to have a tape recorder with her. As Audrey gets her coffee, Kristen turns it on.

AUDREY: So, where were we?

KRISTEN: I was going to ask you about Brandon James. I know you wanted to do a documentary about him with Piper. Whatever happened to that?

AUDREY: I abandoned it after I killed Piper considering that she made my life a living hell and made tons of other people’s lives actual hell.

KRISTEN: Interesting. I know there were some murders left unsolved, do you believe there really is a copycat out there?

AUDREY: Absolutely. I have no idea why they just decided to stop killing after I took down Noah though.

KRISTEN: (joking) Maybe they got scared.

AUDREY: (laughs) That’s what a logical person would do. (stops laughing) But this Brandonface totally is not scared of me. Just like I’m not scared of him.

KRISTEN: You always were the rebellious type. I remember when I tried telling you it was PTSD that caused you to punch Haley Meyers.

AUDREY: It was because she was a stone-cold bitch. Still don’t regret it, just like I said before.

KRISTEN: Do you believe that Brandonface could ever come back?

AUDREY: Honestly, yes I do. You know my older brother?

KRISTEN: I think his name is…(thinking) Huntley?

AUDREY: (correcting) Hunter. The name kinda suits him actually. Anyway, the whole reason he became a cop was just because of him.

KRISTEN: You must be pretty nervous then.

AUDREY: (shrugs) Not really. I think I could kick his ass this time. Hunter’s been teaching me more about boxing and kicking too. Also, you seem to know a lot about psychology.

KRISTEN: I took psychology courses in college. You learn a lot about the human mind, and it’s fascinating. With enough practice you can know what people think and how to identity that. I’m going to guess you haven’t been falling asleep in my class?

AUDREY: Trust me, I’m not lazy.

KRISTEN: Wouldn’t expect you to be. (takes out some paper) If you want to talk again sometime, here’s my number. (hands Audrey her number) Us teachers have to look for their students.

AUDREY: Thanks, Ms. Lang.

KRISTEN: You can actually just call me Kristen. It’s fine. Also, one more question. When did you decide to become bisexual, if you don’t mind me asking?

AUDREY: (sighs) Honestly, it just came from Rachel, my old girlfriend. She was actually my first girl I ever fell in love with. Rachel was just my type. The way she went out…(shakes her head) could not have been worse. When she died, I just didn’t really know if I could ever love again. But after I met Alicia, I was conflicted about whether it really was ok to just leave Rachel behind. It felt like I was cheating on her.

KRISTEN: Just so you know, Rachel would be proud of you for moving on.

AUDREY: (slight smile) Thanks. (thinks) Can we not talk anyone? I think I’ve said enough.

KRISTEN: Yeah, you’re right. (stands up) It was great to have some personal time with one of my students though. Just remember to call if you want to see me again. (walks away) Take care, Audrey.

Kristen picks up her purse and leaves. As she walks away, she turns off her tape recorder and looks pretty satisfied by what she has learned. Later, Mary walks up to the front door of the Jensen household and knocks on the door. She is greeted by Howard, who looks confused since he’s never seen her before.

HOWARD: (confused) Um…can I help you?

MARY: Are you Howard Jensen?

HOWARD: Yes, who are you?

MARY: The most eventful part of your future.

HOWARD: Excuse me?

MARY: You’ll know me, Mr. Jensen. Your daughter does.

HOWARD: (super confused) I’ve never seen you before in my life, how would you-

MARY: (interrupting) You don’t know me. You’re about too. I feel pity about what’s coming up next for you, so…

She steps closer, and Howard, alarmed, tries to shut the door on her. Mary blocks this with her foot and grabs Howard by the collar.

MARY: Here’s a little parting gift.

Mary pulls Howard in and…KISSES HIM ON THE LIPS! Howard pulls himself off and coughs, disgusted and shocked by what has happened.

MARY: (grinning) Have a GREAT day, luv! (giggles) I had a wonderful one!

HOWARD: (coughing) WHAT THE…WHAT WAS THAT? (Mary walks away) Um…hello? WHY THE HECK DID YOU KISS ME!? (Mary ignores him)

Mary happily skips the front yard of the Jensen household and leaves waving energetically at Howard, who is still dumbfounded at what just happened.

HOWARD: (bluntly) I need a shower…

He then closes the door and we cut to black. That night, Brooke is barefoot and in her pajamas, as she’s about to sleep with Gustavo, who has his shirt off. Brooke appears to like her boyfriend’s appearance.

GUSTAVO: Hey princess.

BROOKE: (sassy) Hey Stavy

GUSTAVO: (chuckles) Did you literally just come up with that insult?

BROOKE: You never know with me.

GUSTAVO: So, do you some of the Stavo?

BROOKE: (groans) Oh, shut up and kiss me.

GUSTAVO: (suddenly gets up) Nope, not happening. We’re over.

BROOKE: WHAT!?

GUSTAVO: (laughs) Kidding!

BROOKE: (hands on her hips) Don’t do that. Next time, you’re getting slapped.

GUSTAVO: Oh, a little hand. SO scary! (Brooke raises her hand) Fucking with you again!

BROOKE: (giggles) No Stavo. THIS is fucking.

Brooke quite literally jumps on top of Stavo and begins kissing him. She and Stavo moan as they have sex and take off each other’s remaining clothes. Both are clearly enjoying it. We zoom in towards the door as the couple are having the time of their life, as if waiting for some interruption to come on in. Suddenly, the door gets lock-picked as someone BREAKS INTO THE ROOM!

However, Stavo and Brooke don’t hear or acknowledge this at all. And we realize the intruder is NOAH BEN-MAOR! Because he’s the author, Noah cannot be seen or heard by our characters, but his actions have impact regardless.

NOAH BEN-MAOR: (waving) Hey guys! Didn’t expect me to be back after what happened huh? I managed to get through the firewall the administrators set for me, but they don’t know that yet. (laughs) Now, I won’t disturb our couple here, but they’ll get a NASTY surprise the next morn-

SCREAM WIKI ADMINISTRATORS: HEY! How did you get past our firewall?

NOAH BEN-MAOR: (Yelps) Gotta run folks! Enjoy chapter 5! (runs off) YOU’LL NEVER GET ME ALIVE!! BWAH HA HA HA!!!

We cut to black as my laughter echoes.

Chapter 5

In the morning, Gustavo and Brooke wake up from bed next to each other, groaning.

GUSTAVO: That was fun.

BROOKE: Understatement of the century.

MONICA’S VOICE: Honey, I’m home!

Hearing her mother’s voice, Brooke gets dressed and goes downstairs to greet her mother.

Gustavo takes a slightly longer time to get dressed and thus stays upstairs. As Brooke goes downstairs, we see BRANDONFACE popping up behind her. He goes into the room and quietly shuts the door wile Gustavo’s back is turned. However, he notices Brandonface closing the door behind him.

GUSTAVO: (alarmed) BR-

Brandonface quickly grabs Stavo’s mouth to keep him from alerting Brooke and gets into an off-screen struggle with him. Meanwhile, Brooke goes downstairs to greet her mother.

BROOKE: Hey, mom! (silence) Mom?

Brooke gets a little creeped out by the silence and begins looking around for her mother.

BROOKE: Hello? (irritated) Mom, you know better than to play hide and seek on me. (hands on her hips) Ok seriously, come out.

Suddenly, a black figure (Brandonface) bolts down the stairs. Brooke hears the footsteps and saw the figure darting to another room. She’s now noticeably frightened.

BROOKE: What…(calming) Ok Brooke, Noah’s gone. Piper’s dead. There’s nobody else to be afraid of nothing. (takes deep breathes) Everything’s.

Suddenly, a loud CRASH occurs and Brooke screams in fright. She goes to pick up a knife, but realizes that she needs to go to the kitchen to get it. She goes in there and grabs a knife, but notices a big turkey platter covering something up. There’s a note that says “Open Me” Brooke crawls closer towards the turkey platter and looks around.

BROOKE: (worried) Stavo, I found something down here. (no response) Stavo? (gulps, but reaches for the bowl) I swear to god, this better NOT turn out to be like Gigi from Scream Queens…

Brooke slowly and reluctantly opens the turkey platter. She then drops the lid and hysterically screams at what she sees underneath the platter: her mother’s severed head.

BROOKE: (hysterical) NO! OH MY GOD! MOM! MOMMY! (sinks to her knees) MOM!

She is so consumed with grief to the point that she does not notice that Brandonface is now behind her. Brooke has also dropped the knife she was holding in her devastation. He pulls out some rope and WRAPS IT AROUND BROOKE’S NECK, strangling the life out of her. Brooke is taken by surprise as Brandonface tug on the rope.

BROOKE: (choking) HE…HEL…HELP…

BRANDONFACE: I’m afraid your boyfriend is asleep right now (meaning he’s unconscious), so I’ll be your playdate today. Get out of this, and we’ll have our fun.

Brooke does struggle, but she can’t get out of the rope and begins choking to death. Brandonface sighs in annoyance.

BRANDONFACE: Pathetic. You can’t even get out of some simple rope? (releases Brooke and pushes her) Do you seriously think I’m going to kill you now? No, you’re just too much to mess with. (pulls out knife) How about I mess up that pretty little face of yours?

He climbs on top of Brooke, but she is able to crawl away. Brandonface grabs her leg, and gets kicked in the head by her, which only angers him. Brooke tries to run, but gets tackled again by Brandonface.

BROOKE: (terrified) SOMEONE FUCKING HELP ME!

BRANDONFACE: (calmly) I will help you.

BROOKE: NOT THAT FUCKING TYPE OF HELP!

Brooke grabs Brandonface’s wrist, but he’s still able to guide the knife towards her mouth. It’s clear that whatever confidence she had is now totally gone.

BRANDONFACE: (sadistically) You seem sad. I think I should put a smile on your face.

BROOKE: HELP ME!

BRANDONFACE: Let’s turn that frown upside down.

Brandonface gets the knife to reach Brooke’s lips and is just about to begin cutting it open when suddenly, a female figure enters the room, unknown to them both. ???: Copycat.

Suddenly, a knife STABS INTO BRANDONFACE’S SHOULDER. Brandonface screams out as the knife ripped off and he jumps off of Brooke. He turns to his attacker, who is revealed to be Mary, who smiles and waves.

MARY: Hey, copycat. I see you like stealing other people’s kills.

Brandonface’s response is to violently chare at Mary, who pulls out a gun and stops him in his tracks.

MARY: (waving the gun) Ah. Ah. Ah. That’s not very nice. (Brooke goes to stand) No. (points at gun Brooke) Stay down.

BROOKE: (confused) I’m sorry, WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON!?

BRANDONFACE: I would like an answer to that too.

Mary walks over to Brooke and stands next to her, while still keeping her gun on Brandonface.

MARY: You two can call me…Bloody Mary.

BRANDONFACE: (sarcastic) Oh yeah, Bloody Mary. SO original.

MARY: (sternly) Who’s the woman holding the gun here? (Brandonface is silent) Glad you remember.

BRANDONFACE: Now, what do you want?

MARY: Simple really. Someone REALLY doesn’t like you. (notices Brooke trying to crawl away) Really? (stamps heel on Brooke’s chest) Don’t you know it’s rude to walk away from a lady?

BROOKE: FUCK YOU!

MARY: (laughs) Oh, fuck me? Here I thought we were getting along. (shrugs) Oh well, I’ll have to kill you and Fuckface here later away. (giggles) Good night…or good morning in this case. (raises her foot) And my client sends his regards.

Mary kicks Brooke hard in the face, enough to knock her out. She, however, does keep her attention and gun pointed at Brandonface, who leans against a table.

BRANDONFACE: So, another copycat?

MARY: Only copycat I see here is you.

BRANDONFACE: (laughs) I have been around LONG before Noah or even Piper.

MARY: (amused) Oh, is that so? (shakes head) Actually, I know so. See, I know things about you that others don’t. But I won’t waste my time with that.

BRANDONFACE: You said you have a client?

MARY: Yes.

BRANDONFACE: And he, she, whomever, hired you to kill Brooke?

MARY: Not exactly. You see, I’m tasked to kill Audrey, all of her friends, AND you.

BRANDONFACE: (rubs in chin in thought) Someone who wants all victims AND the killer dead? I wonder who that could be?

MARY: Nice try luv, but I can’t spoil it for you just yet. (lowers her gun) How about a deal? You leave, and leave the poor blond girl here alive?

BRANDONFACE: Deal. Wasn’t nearly done with her yet anyway. But tell me, who is your client?

MARY: (smiles) Let’s just say he’s an old friend if yours. (points at Brooke) Oh! And hers. By the way, I advise you cover up your shoulder.

BRANDONFACE: I was planning on it bitch. (Mary aims the gun at him) Not apologizing in a million fucking years.

MARY: (giggles) Defiant. I like it. (puts gun down) Still, next time you see me, it’s going to take WAY more than words to get away from me.

BRANDONFACE: (walking away) I would expect nothing less. (stops walking) But more thing…You killed the James parents?

MARY: (happily) Yep! Made sure they suffered too! (sighs) Something about flattening heads just gets to me.

BRANDONFACE: (clenching fists) This isn’t over.

Brandonface and Mary then go their separate ways, leaving Brooke and Gustavo unconscious in the former’s house. A couple hours later, the police (including Miguel, Dwayne, Hunter and Kima) have arrived. Hunter and Gustavo have to stay with Brooke to keep her from breaking down as Miguel is trying to get answers about what happened.

BROOKE: (traumatized) It just…happened so fast…

GUSTAVO: Brandonface came up right behind me. Covered my mouth until I lost consciousness. I kept elbowing him, but the bastard just wouldn’t let go.

HUNTER: Anything notable about his appearance?

GUSTAVO: I noticed he was taller than me, and I don’t think this is just any regular killer.

MIGUEL: (interested) What do you mean?

BROOKE: (crying) Is this REALLY a time for HORROR THEORIES?!

GUSTAVO: (puts hands on face) She’s right. (sighs) I’ll just say this…it’s happening again.

Hunter, Gustavo, Brooke and Miguel are all devastated in their facial expressions. Brooke is consumed with grief, Miguel and Hunter are still processing this, and Gustavo looks angry. BROOKE: (sobbing) My parents are dead, Stavo. I have nobody left to live with.

MIGUEL: That’s not true.

BROOKE: (looking up) Wha…What do you mean?

MIGUEL: I know how much my son cares about you. I can’t stand to see you like this, Brooke, and neither can he. You are more than welcome to stay at our place.

BROOKE: (slightly happier) Th…Thank you.

Miguel gives Brooke a supporting hug. Brooke appreciates it and just continues crying. Miguel obviously is trying even harder to be a good sheriff. Gustavo watches and clearly appreciates what his father is doing. He is approached by Hunter.

HUNTER: I’ll tell Audrey, Alicia and my Dad.

GUSTAVO: It’s always the part of breaking the bad news that tears you up.

HUNTER: (sighs) Yep.

The two obviously don’t feel like talking further, and just sit and lament the return of misery. Shortly after, we see Alicia, Audrey and Howard hanging out at their house. Audrey picks up the phone when Hunter calls. The conversation is muted, and we can’t hear anything they say. After Audrey hears what he says, she shakes her head in denial and tears come out her eyes as she receives the terrible news.

She slams her fist against the wall, gaining her father and girlfriend’s attention. Audrey has to tell them that Brandonface is back. Alicia is in shock and doesn’t know how to react (since she wasn’t around for the last killing spree). Howard is the least surprised but still devastated. He sits in a corner with his hands covering his face. Alicia has to hug her vulnerable girlfriend in her darkest hour, and the three mourn for the inevitable.

At around 3:30 PM, Ronnie goes to a bar to hang out and have some drinks. He’s heard on the news about Monica’s death.

RONNIE: (thinking to himself) Let’s see, any witness to my crimes is now dead. All evidence is most likely gone. That girl (Brooke) is going to come crawling to me after what’s happened to her poor little mom. Yep, this has been one hell of a week.

Ronnie sits on a table and takes some drinks, becoming intoxicated as a result. As the drinks kick in, Ronnie notices a woman wearing a rather attractive outfit sitting near him. The woman, who we can quite clearly see is MARY, notices Ronnie and sits at his table. She’s showing her herself off to get his attention.

MARY: (seductively) Hey honey, you look lonely.

RONNIE: Is that so? (leans in) You have a boyfriend?

MARY: (scoffs) Who cares? Just wondering if you wanna piece of me.

Ronnie quickly sees Mary as a careless drunk woman, perfect for being his next victim, completely unaware of who she really is.

RONNIE: Maybe I do…

Subsequently, we cut to Mary and the drunken Ronnie kissing each other in Mary’s car, which is in the parking lot. Ronnie is too drunk to realize anything when Mary suddenly pulls out a sedative and injects him with it.

MARY: (softly) It’s time for your medicine, doctor…or is it therapist? (shrugs) Whatever. Later on, Ronnie wakes up with his limbs chained to the walls and his mouth duct taped at an unknown location. Mary is standing in front of him holding a mop.

MARY: I know you’re wondering? Where the heck am I?

RONNIE: (muffling sounds)

MARY: Didn’t understand a word. But you can understand this. (walks closer) I know what you’ve been doing. (Ronnie’s eyes widen) You really think Brooke’s mother and that Brandonface guy were the only witnesses? (laughs) Nope. Seriously, hasn’t she been through enough already? Her Dad, her boyfriend, and now her mom too? Seriously, that girl is a torture porn magnet or something. I’m afraid I can’t let that continue.

RONNIE: (louder muffling sounds)

MARY: I’m sorry, were you saying something? (Ronnie screams muffling noises) Still not understanding. Anyway, listen. I’d personally prefer Brooke Maddox NOT going insane and slitting her wrists because of you. So after I’m done here, Brooke will never know what’s happened. And hopefully, she’ll never have learn the cold truth. (chuckles) Ok, to be honest. I’m just going to slaughter her and her new boyfriend later, but seriously? Audrey’s supposed to be the final girl and her family, except her slut of a mom, is still alive. (rubs her chin in thought) Maybe I should change that.

RONNIE: (muffled yelling)

MARY: So, you know what it is that you’ve been doing to Brooke. Helpless to resist. (laughs) The thing I’ve always loved to do. You actually aren’t on my list for this job, but hell, this has been super fun so far. (shows off mop) This is probably going to my favorite kill, in a HELL of a long time. Speaking of hell, pretty ironic huh? Since that’s where you are going in a few moments.

RONNIE: (muffled screaming)

As Mary steps closer, Ronnie totally loses his cool and struggles to get free, but to no avail. Mary goes behind Ronnie and points the mop handle at him.

MARY: (wondering) Someday, TV will probably have the guts to show this on a horror show. Someday. But now, (pulls down Ronnie’s pants) let’s see how loud you can scream.

Mary shoves the mop handle up Ronnie’s ass. The screams are so loud to the point that Mary can hear them despite Ronnie’s mouth being covered with duct tape. The mop handle is deep in, but Mary doesn’t appear to be satisfied.

MARY: (shouting) HOW YOU DOING RONNIE!? (Ronnie cries in response) Yeah, not enough? Let’s make this an X rated movie!

Mary shoves it so far and fast up his butt that it goes through his colon and intestines. It takes a bit of effort, but the shaft of the mop impales out of his stomach. Ronnie Richards, therapist and rapist of Brooke Maddox, is dead. Mary looks upon her kill in satisfaction and waves.

MARY: Buh bye, Mop Man. (laughs) This oughta piss off Fuckface real good now.

As Mary is satisfied with her work, we cut to the abandoned barn at nightime. We see a dark figure with a hoodie (who is called the man in black) going up to the entrance to the barn. However, we take a closer look at the farm, and we realize that it is NOT the one belonging to Troy James. Rather, it’s the one that belonged to WILL BELMONT (the one where Emma accidently killed him in season 1).

The Man in Black goes inside the barn and sits on a stack of hay. He takes out a phone and sends a text to someone, and a text conversation ensues.

MAN IN BLACK: (texting) I’m back at the barn. Have you signed in at the hotel yet, brother?

BROTHER: (texting) Yeah, I’m there now.

MAN IN BLACK: (texting) I just can’t believe Mom and Dad are really gone, Troy.

TROY: (texting) Me neither. Listen, we’ve been at this for 20 years and we both know that it’s time we came out with it.

MAN IN BLACK: (texting) I know. It’s just I don’t think I can lose you too.

TROY: (texting) It’s almost midnight, Brandon. Nobody knows where you are. Miguel only discovered your room the first time because it was at my old barn. Let’s sleep on it and I’ll go meet Miguel and Howard in the morning.

The Man in Black turns off his phone and goes to a hidden door, similar to the one in Troy’s old barn. As he lays on the bed, the Man in Black face is noticeable, and it’s DISFIGURED. This confirms what the texts have been implying: BRANDON JAMES IS BACK. Smash to black.

Chapter 6

We open on Brooke, Gustavo, Audrey and Alicia hanging out at the local Lakewood park. All four are very depressed and worn out, especially Brooke.

AUDREY: Brooke, I’m so sorry, about all of this.

BROOKE: (head lowered) What did I do to deserve ANY of this?

GUSTAVO: You don’t. You really don’t.

BROOKE: Then why has this guy killed pretty much everyone I love instead of Audrey?

AUDREY: (confused) What do you mean?

BROOKE: (lifts head up) I mean that so far, this fucker murdered my dad, Jake, my mom, and tried to kill me a couple times already. Noah already admitted that he didn’t kill my dad, and he obviously couldn’t have done my Mom.

AUDREY: But Noah had Jake’s body with him.

BROOKE: (groans) I’m just saying it wouldn’t be a surprise to me if it turns out he didn’t kill Jake after all. (suddenly becomes loud) I DON’T KNOW!? (burst into tears) WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AGAIN!?

ALICIA: I just really can’t believe this. I know how bad it was last time even though I didn’t get involved in it that much. My mom and brother are away right now so at least there’s that. (shakes her head) So what do we do?

BROOKE: (sniffles) We kill Brandonface.

GUSTAVO: Easier said than done. Especially for this time.

AUDREY: What do you mean, “this time”

GUSTAVO: Because if my calculations are correct, this isn’t a typical killer we’re dealing with here.

ALICIA: Let me guess: (speaking in Spanish) Entonces, ¿el imbécil va a ser aún más duro de lo que lo fueron Noah o Piper?

GUSTAVO: I’m going to guess that means you’re asking if that means Brandonface is even worse than Noah and Piper, and the answer yes. Brooke, is it okay if I do this now?

BROOKE: Go ahead, if we’re going to make this fucker pay, we need to know what exactly we’re going fuck to begin with.

GUSTAVO: (chuckles) Fuck the Fucker, okay then. (Brooke glares at him) Okay, getting on with it. You remember Randy’s trilogy video during Scream 3? Because I’m doing a reenactment of it. Randy Meeks, I will make you proud.

AUDREY: (chuckles) This reminds me so much of Noah. God, I wish he never was the killer. (takes a deep breath) Sorry, go ahead.

GUSTAVO: This killer could be the main killer, I mean the real mastermind.

ALICIA: What do mean the mastermind?

GUSTAVO: I mean the Roman Bridger of the trilogy. The mastermind behind everything. The one behind Noah, behind Piper. Hell, maybe even Brandon James himself.

BROOKE: So you’re saying that Brandonface is basically Uber Killer?

GUSTAVO: Jason Voorhees in a nutshell in more like it.

ALICIA: (raising hands) Woah. Woah. Woah. He’s not THAT unstoppable.

GUSTAVO: This is one the most important rules. If he’s the mastermind, then the killer HAS to connect back to the past, just like Roman, only we’re talking about right back to the very beginning. Only even MORE unexpected. Something who you think couldn’t be linked to the past in any shape or form could be the one behind everything. Even an original survivor.

Audrey wants to retort, but she can’t. She thinks back to her good times with Noah and how she never ever thought he would be a killer. Brooke has similar thoughts and knows that Gustavo is right, but just cannot admit it.

GUSTAVO: Now Brooke and Audrey, you’re the final girls here. The leads, and I REALLY don’t want to explain this rule, but I have to. (sighs) It’s VERY unlikely both of you will live to get through the final act of the trilogy. Few franchises keep their leads alive until the very end.

BROOKE: Then how do we survive?

GUSTAVO: You always have be one step ahead, but this killer is going to do EVERYTHING in their power to be 1000 steps ahead. If you and Audrey want to defy the rules, you two HAVE to stick together, and most importantly, both of you have to finish this TOGETHER.

ALICIA: They aren’t finishing anything without me, especially not Audrey. (holds her hand) She’s isn’t alone, and never will be.

GUSTAVO: That’s just the part. This the end of the trilogy, or quite possibly the Lakewood Franchise itself. This rule was already applied for the past two, but here, it’s present more than ever. ANYONE could die this time. Myself, Audrey, Brooke. Hell, the killer could actually WIN this time. Watch your backs, because this is turning to shit, FAST.

BROOKE: Maybe that lady I saw back at the house could be the real mastermind.

???: Oh contraire.

The four turn to see MARY, wearing a black hoodie, approaching them. That’s right. The killer has actually gone in a PUBLIC place, in the bright daylight, to confront four survivors. Audrey and Brooke quickly recognize her.

BROOKE: (alarmed) That’s the lady from the-!

Mary pulls a gun from her pocket, but doesn’t fully aim it at the teens, not wanting to draw too much attention.

MARY: Rat me out and I shoot the crap out of all four of you. (pats her pocket) Don’t care if I get caught afterwards, my job would still be complete. (smiles) So, you four want some answers about me?

ALICIA: Um yeah! Who the HECK are you!?

MARY: Mary Walker. But you can just call me “Bloody Mary!” (waves) Hey, future victims! How’s it going?

Everyone just glares at Mary, who isn’t even offended. Eventually, Brooke speaks up.

BROOKE: Whose side are you on!?

MARY: Only my clients.

ALICIA: (confused) Your client?

MARY: I can see none of you dipshits have ever heard of me. So, I’ll tell you. Basically, I’m not serial killer. I’m a mercenary.

GUSTAVO: (frightened) Oh shit. (turns to his friends) This is even worse now.

BROOKE: How can this be ANY worse than the mastermind you just described?

MARY: (interrupts Gustavo) Before he has go on another cringe monologue, I’ll explain. I’m an experienced killer, paid by professionals. I’ve committed over 20 other killings in the past decade in various states throughout the United States. (leans against a tree) I’ve had some different aliases, but Mary Walker is my real name.

AUDREY: (crossing her arms) And let me guess, you were hired to kill us? (scoffs) Easier said than done, bitch.

MARY: (smiles) I’m aware. I’m hoping you can give me a challenge. I’ve usually just shot my victims and got it over with. Now though, (rubs chin in thought) I’ve felt more ambitious. I’d pick a fight now…but…(shrugs) meh, sooner or later will be right.

BROOKE: If you want us dead, why did you save me?

MARY: Because Brandonface is NOT my client.

Everyone looks at each other in confusion, Brooke is the least confused since she saw Mary actually go against Brandonface.

GUSTAVO: Then who-

MARY: (interrupting) I think you already know the answer to that. Once you figure it out, go and ask him about me.

ALICIA: How are we supposed to know?

MARY: Simple. My client wants Brandonface dead as well, and he calls him a “copycat” (leans into Audrey’s face) I think that should make sense to your (pokes Audrey’s nose) tiny little bra-

WHAM!

Suddenly, a fist SLAMS into Mary’s jaw, sending her away from Audrey. Alicia, who punched Mary, rubs her fist in satisfaction.

ALICIA: (speaks in Spanish) Insultas a mi novia de nuevo, y el siguiente golpe golpea tres de tus dientes, perra

MARY: (rubs her jaw) “You insult my girlfriend again, and the next punch knocks out three of your teeth, bitch” That’s what Alicia said, by the way. (laughs) Also, (darkly) I will REMEMBER that. (smiles) Have a great day.

As she walks off, Mary blows a kiss towards Gustavo, who looks disgusted. After Mary leaves, the four teens process this new information.

GUSTAVO: I think we all know who Mary was referring to.

AUDREY: He’s still at Iron Heights, right?

GUSTAVO: Yes, he’s been there since last year.

AUDREY: (sighs) Alrighty then, I’m heading there tonight. And I’m going alone, no sense letting him get on anyone else’s nerves. Hopefully, I can get some answers.

ALICIA: You sure you don’t want me around?

AUDREY: I don’t think you punch your way through this guy. (hands on hips) Feels great to do it though.

GUSTAVO: I’ll go tell my dad about this Bloody Mary, maybe he’s heard of her.

Later that afternoon, we cut to Miguel and Howard talking in the sheriff’s office, about Monica’s murder.

MIGUEL: We have an eye witness. This is Brandonface, and whomever that lady was there too. (leans forward) It’s happening again. We can’t deny that. Not anymore, Howard.

HOWARD: I know. I know, Miguel. I feel so bad for Brooke.

MIGUEL: That’s why I’m letting her stay with me and Stavo.

HOWARD: So…what do we do?

MIGUEL: The Dads are going back to work again, it looks like it.

HOWARD: (eyes widening) Do we have to go back at that scary barn again? (Miguel nods) God damnit.

Suddenly, Dwayne comes in.

DWAYNE: There’s someone who wants to see both of you.

MIGUEL: Dwayne, now really isn’t a good-

DWAYNE: (interrupting) It’s Troy James.

This results in both Miguel and Howard standing up from their chairs in surprise.

HOWARD: I’m sorry, did you just say Troy James?

DWAYNE: Yeah.

MIGUEL: (momentarily silent) Let…let him in.

Dwayne steps aside and Troy James enters the room. Howard and Miguel look stunned.

TROY: (awkwardly) Hey…

MIGUEL/HOWARD: (awkwardly) Hey…

There’s a moment of stunned silence between them, as the three don’t know what to say. Eventually, Miguel speaks up.

MIGUEL: What are you doing back here?

TROY: (offended) Excuse me? My parents just died and you think I wasn’t going to come over for their funeral?

HOWARD: (rubs his head) Well…um…

MIGUEL: Did you hear the other news?

TROY: Yes, a woman was murdered last night I hear.

MIGUEL: That “woman” was Brooke Maddox’s mother, and witnesses confirm that the Lakewood Slasher was responsible for this murder.

Troy’s reaction consists of confusion and little surprise. Howard and Miguel keep an eye on his body language. Troy shakes his head.

TROY: Ok, this reunion is turning out to be more awkward than I thought it would be. We’re childhood friends.

HOWARD: You know there’s been two killing sprees in the past year, right?

TROY: (sighs) Yes, and before you say it, both your children have been targets. I know. But you cannot tell me “go away” when me and Brandon’s parents just got murdered. I’m staying at the Crescent Palms hotel.

HOWARD: Isn’t that where-

TROY: (interrupting) Yes, where that clerk Eddie Hayes was murdered. The hotel installed security cameras in each room after that, the new clerk told me.

MIGUEL: Hotel's don't have security cameras inside their rooms. It's illegal.

TROY: Then in the hallways. (getting back to the subject) Anyway, I came over here to stay hi to my old childhood friends. (angrier) But apparently, they want to play “conspiracy theorists”

HOWARD: We haven’t even said anything like that yet.

TROY: Well then, let’s just get this straight. Do you think I’m this “Brandonface” guy?

HOWARD: After Maggie and Miguel saved Bran-

MIGUEL: (shouting) HOWARD!

Miguel’s angry shouting fails to prevent Troy from hearing what Howard said. Miguel is glaring furiously at Howard for saying their secret aloud (they haven’t told anyone about Miguel saving Brandon until just now).

TROY: What about Brandon?

Miguel sighs and stands up from his desk.

MIGUEL: (angrily) Do I need to get duct tape to shut your mouth, Howard?

HOWARD: I was just-

Miguel just slaps his hand onto Howard’s mouth in case he messes up against and then addresses Troy.

TROY: Did you have something to do about my baby brother?

MIGUEL: Troy…

Troy roughly grabs Miguel’s arm to ensure that he has his attention. Normally, he would get in trouble for roughing a cop, but Miguel doesn’t want to make a bigger scene out of this.

TROY: Tell me. WHAT was he talking about?

MIGUEL: (sighs) The truth is Brandon didn’t die on the dock. He washed ashore. Maggie and I found him, and we helped him get to safety. I wanted to turn him in, but Maggie was sure he was innocent. We buried his knife and eventually, Brandon just left a note saying “Don’t forget about me”

TROY: If my brother is alive, then why the hell didn’t he tell me!?

MIGUEL: Troy, please just calm down and unhand me.

Troy reluctantly lets go of Miguel’s arm, but he’s still pretending to be angry at not being told Brandon is alive (which he knows fully). Howard is a bit fearful, but Miguel doesn’t back away.

TROY: I’ll have you know that I haven’t seen Brandon since the docks, and me AND our parents thought he was dead. Now, you’re telling me, he’s still out there somewhere?

MIGUEL: We think so, yes.

Troy steps away from Miguel, leans against the wall, and takes some deep breathes to “calm” himself.

TROY: If you told me earlier, this would be a lot uglier considering my anger issues. But why didn’t you ever tell anyone?

MIGUEL: What good would that have done? There would have been a state-wide manhunt, and there were no more killings for 20 years. (steps forward) But you wanna know the real reason I never told anyone?

TROY: Oh, this should be good. WHY?

MIGUEL: Because Maggie BEGGED me not to. Everyone else was convinced she was a murderer, but despite everything that happened, Maggie never believed it for a second. She was convinced he was being framed or something. I don’t know, but the truth is, that’s why.

TROY: (sighs) I believe you. Truth be told, I’ve had secrets of my own.

HOWARD: What kind of-

TROY: (sternly) NOT. YET. I need time to process all this. (goes to the door and stops) But…I’ll be staying at the Crescent Palms, Room 204. Got it?

HOWARD: (salutes) Yes, sir!

Troy just looks awkwardly at Howard before leaving.

MIGUEL: What was that?

HOWARD: (shrugs) Audrey’s been telling me to try to get a sense of humor, but I’ll keep my mouth shut next time we see him.

Outside of Miguel’s office, Gustavo arrives to tell his dad about the encounter with Mary when he notices Troy leaving. Gustavo recognizes Troy (due to his time on the Morgue, he’s been researching the James family and knows what he looks like) but turns his head away so he doesn’t recognize him in turn.

GUSTAVO: (muttering to himself) Just when things couldn’t get any worse…

Gustavo then goes to tell his dad about Mary, not forgetting about Troy. Meanwhile, Audrey is seen driving up to Iron Heights, revealed to be a prison. She goes to the front desk.

AUDREY: Hello, I’m Audrey Jensen, I requested to see a prisoner here.

DESK CLERK: One second, (looks through records) okay, I see you right here Ms. Jensen. The prisoner is in level two, a cell block designed specifically for mass murders. You’ll find him in a glass cell, and I’ll get a guard to escort you.

Soon, a guard comes by and escorts Audrey through Iron Heights prison, and they go across several cells.

GUARD: Remember, do NOT make eye contact with the other prisoners. Some will react violently.

Audrey silently nods and doesn’t look at the other prisoners. Eventually, the guard gets Audrey into a room, where there is someone sitting inside a glass cell, similar to Hal Cooper’s cell in Riverdale.

GUARD: I’ll be just outside. You have 10 minutes to talk, and if anything goes wrong, just scream and we will come.

AUDREY: Gotcha.

The Guard then closes the door, and Audrey walks up to the glass cell. There’s a young man in there, with his head turned away.

MAN: Is that you again, Audrey? (laughs) Never could stay away from me, could you?

AUDREY: We need to talk. It’s happening again.

This gets the Man’s attention, and he gets up and walks backwards towards the edge of the glass cell. The Man stops just before colliding.

MAN: And I take it Mary told you to come look for me?

AUDREY: Yes. Let me guess, you’re the client?

CLIENT/MAN: That’s right.

AUDREY: I know who you are, there’s no point turning away from me.

CLIENT: Oh dear, my apologizes, where are my manners?

The Client slowly turns around, showing off a devilish smirk that just slightly disturbs Audrey. We zoom out of the Client’s mouth and get a good look at their unforgettable face. Mary’s Client is…








NOAH FOSTER, ALIVE AND WELL!

NOAH: (chuckles) I see you’ve got my message.

SMASH TO BLACK.

Chapter 7

We open right where the last chapter left off, with Audrey confronting Noah, who is trapped and imprisoned inside his glass cell. Audrey taps her foot impatiently and crosses her arms.

AUDREY: I got your message Noah, I’m here. Now answer me, did you hire Bloody Mary?

NOAH: Oh, Audrey, Audrey, Audrey. Always so eager for answers. Don’t wanna know how I’ve been doing?

AUDREY: Not at all.

NOAH: Well, too bad!

We then go to some flashbacks to learn how Noah’s been doing. The first flashback takes place after he wakes up in the hospital room, with nobody around. Suddenly, a nurse comes in, and Noah feigns still being asleep. However, the nurse can tell by the equipment that Noah is alive and awake. She steps forward.

NURSE: Mr. Foster, are you-

The question is interrupted when Noah suddenly tackles and attacks the Nurse, who screams, attracting the attention of several staff members. As they burst into the room, Noah grabs a nearby scalpel and stabs it into the Nurse’s throat, killing her. The other staff members quickly tackle Noah and sedate him before he can murder anyone else.

NOAH: (voiceover) So yeah, after I killed that nurse, went straight to prison and into the maximum-security wing. Can’t blame them really. The most boring part? The trial, duh. Still, I made it entertaining.

The next flashback as Noah and his lawyer talking as his trial is about to begin.

NOAH’S LAWYER: Ok listen, I know you don’t even want to do this all. Isn’t there any way to make you more cooperative?

NOAH: Give me a knife and let me stab the judge.

NOAH’S LAWYER: (facepalms) Listen kid, you are NOT going to murder anyone, you are NOT going to interrupt anybody, or you are going to get us BOTH in trouble. If you keep quiet, I’ll get you some video games for you in jail.

NOAH: (playing along) Sure.

Noah’s lawyer wipes some sweat off his face and later, the trial begins. Gustavo is on the stand, trying to testify in front of a prosecutor.

PROSECUTOR: Can you describe your friendship with Mr. Foster.

GUSTAVO: I-

NOAH: (interrupting) It sucked. I’m better in every way.

JUDGE: Warning, Mr. Foster.

NOAH: (rudely) Suck my dick, cunt.

All the people in the courtroom murmur about the insult of Noah’s statement. The judge looks angry, but controls her temper.

JUDGE: (angrily) This is your second-

Noah’s lawyer is silently urging him to stop when he flips off the judge using the middle finger, and even sprays his tongue out. The judge is completely fed up now.

JUDGE: (slams gavel) REMOVE THE DEFENDANT!

Some court marshals try to restrain Noah when suddenly, he slams the back of his head against one’s nose. The court marshals quickly forcefully restrain Noah before he does more damage. Noah’s lawyer shakes his head at how utterly embarrassing his client was.

NOAH’S LAWYER: Worst day ever.

As Noah is led out of the courtroom, the voiceovers continue.

NOAH: (voiceover) Whenever they brought me back in there, I annoyed them to the point that they had to throw me out. Come to think of it, maybe it wasn’t so boring.

AUDREY: (voiceover) I don’t think that was the worst part. Hunter told me about that day in the police station.

NOAH: (irritated voiceover) I was hoping to forget about that when you bought that up.

We then cut to a third flashback, taking place at the Lakewood police station. Noah, cuffed to a desk, is being interrogated by Dwayne about what kills and actions he committed during his murders. Noah is intentionally not cooperating and being annoying like in the trial.

DWAYNE: Let’s started with the first. Did you murder Tyler O’Neil?

NOAH: (rudely) Suck my dick, nigger.

DWAYNE: (offended) Suck my dick, nigger? Really? (stands up) I’m not doing this.

Dwayne comes out of the room and meets Miguel, Kima and Hunter.

DWAYNE: I can’t stand racism. I’m not comfortable with this.

KIMA: I gotcha. I’ll go on.

Kima then goes inside the interrogation room and confronts Noah, who just yawns at her presence and continues being disrespectful.

KIMA: (leaning) Your knife and gun is downstairs. We have ballistic, DNA, and just about damn kind of evidence in existence proving you committed at least 6 murders. You gonna cooperate now?

NOAH: (rudely) Suck my dick, cunt. (thinking) How about we do a contemplation of all the things you are: bitch, nigger, cunt…

Meanwhile, Hunter and Dwayne listen to the slurs and insults Noah is throwing.

DWAYNE: Fuckin charmer this one.

HUNTER: (sighs) I got no freaking idea how he ever had TWO girls fall in love with him.

DWAYNE: (listening to the insults) If he keeps this up, Kima is going cut his ass.

HUNTER: Actually, I have an idea. (goes over to Miguel) You seeing what’s happening?

MIGUEL: Have it all on camera.

HUNTER: Can we ask a favor?

A couple minutes later, after the favor is discussed (off-screen) Hunter, Kima and Dwayne are all in the interrogation room with Noah, with Hunter talking to him.

HUNTER: Last chance, Foster. You gonna cooperate or not?

NOAH: Eat my shit first, dick. Oh, forgot to say. (leans forward) Can you tell your failed abortion of a sister to slit her wrists? Pretty please?

Hunter is now completely fed up with Noah’s disrespect, insulting his sister being the breaking point. Kima, Dwayne and Hunter all silently approach Noah, who looks confused.

NOAH: What are y-

We subsequently cut to the outside of the interrogation room, where are banging and grunting noises heard from inside. Noah is being beaten up off-screen by Kima, Dwayne and Hunter for insulting and not cooperating with any of them. Meanwhile, Miguel sees this on his cameras, but is all like “Screw this, nobody talks to my officers like that” and lets them do it (the favor from Hunter was to let them beat up Noah).

Finally, we are back at present day at Iron Heights prison, where Noah is finishing his backstory.

NOAH: (groans) You REALLY had to remind me of that?

AUDREY: (Smiles) Yep. Hunter told me he had tons of fun that day.

NOAH: Real funny, bitch.

AUDREY: Yep. (serious tone) Now, did you hire Mary?

NOAH: Yes…AND no.

AUDREY: What?

NOAH: You see, I had a backup plan in case nothing work. I was Piper’s backup plan, and Mary’s was mine. Come to think of it, we’re the backup duo!

AUDREY: (scoffs) Like your first backup plan worked out?

NOAH: (sighs) You really should have dropped an anvil on my head after you kicked me off that balcony.

AUDREY: I think it’s safe to say you aren’t going to get out of this.

NOAH: You never know, Audrey. I could be back someday, and I’ll be in your nightmares.

AUDREY: (laughs) You are literally a piece of shit compared to Freddy Krueger, Noah.

NOAH: Won’t deny it. But anyways, I started getting in contact with Mary after I killed Zoe. I wasn’t getting an accomplice after that, so I knew there was at least a 1% chance of failure. And I always gotta come prepared. So, I looked up some mercenaries and found Bloody Mary’s profile. We got in touch, which was complicated, but we worked some things out.

AUDREY: How’d you pay her?

NOAH: Piper actually had a secret money stash she’d been collected for our killing spree. I told Mary where she was, she took it, and that solved that. I officially have a hired killer on my side.

AUDREY: (growls) How do I call her off?

NOAH: She can only stop if her client says so. And well, I’m not really in much of a position to do something about that am I? No! She won’t stop until every last one of you, and that copycat Brandonface, is dead.

AUDREY: Did you find any clues about his identity?

NOAH: That copycat pussy? (scoffs) No, not even worthy of my time.

AUDREY: That “copycat” just killed Brooke’s mother, Noah.

NOAH: (looks shocked) Really? (bursts into laughter) Serves the bitch right! She threw a shoe at my head. Payback’s a bitch, and so does she.

Audrey glares furiously at Noah, wishing so hard that she could punch him, but there’s no way of that happening.

AUDREY: I’m going to survive this Noah.

NOAH: Considering you are up against a mercenary, who is arguably worse than a serial killer, I bid you good luck with that. Also, did you know Mary has her own personal reason for doing this?

AUDREY: (interested) So, she hates one of us?

NOAH: (laughs) I wish. But no. The truth is I told her a bit of exclusive information about our friend Brandonface, and oh my, she HATES his guts now.

AUDREY: What did you tell her?

NOAH: Let’s just say we are going in Freddy Vs. Jason territory. Oh, and also, you may want to look up some things about your mom.

Audrey is about to demand answers from Noah when the Guard returns to the room.

GUARD: Time’s up, Ms. Jensen.

Audrey walks away and doesn’t look back at Noah, who is smiling devilishly and waving goodbye to his nemesis and former best friend. After she leaves, Noah sits in his cell.

NOAH: (chuckles) And even if you do somehow survive this…you will never be rid of me.

Later that night, Brandonface is at a hideout, which is revealed to be the abandoned hospital from season 1 (where Emma, Audrey and Noah found Tyler’s head). Brandonface is listening to a news channel concerning Ronnie’s death, which states that his body was found in a dumpster.

BRANDONFACE: Poor ol’ Brooke is going to lose her mind over this. First I kill her mother and now her…(realizing) Wait a minute…I didn’t kill her therapist.

Suddenly, a GREEN LASER comes within sight. Brandonface sees the laser on his chest, which then goes up to his forehead. Brandonface quickly realizes the danger and jumps to the side just as a bullet is sent flying at his forehead. Brandonface quickly takes cover from two more gunshots and hides behind a pillar. We then see that Mary is shooting at him from the second floor.

MARY: (whistles) Hey honey!

BRANDONFACE: Who the heck are you supposed to be? I don’t regonize your voice, so you aren’t one of the kids.

MARY: You can call me Mary, Bloody Mary. Noah Foster sends his regards.

BRANDONFACE: (angrily) That little dipshit put you up to this?

MARY: Paid me.

BRANDONFACE: (sighs) There’s a little misunderstanding going on here. Noah doesn’t know what he’s doing my having you target me.

MARY: He paid me to take down the Lakewood Seven, but you, I’m taking you out for free. BRANDONFACE: (interested) And why is that?

MARY: Because I HATE you.

BRANDONFACE: (bored) Let me guess, a victim of mine was your son or something?

MARY: That we’ll get to later. As tempting as it is to splatter your brains all over the walls, I’m going to put it on hold for now. It’s no fun when you just shoot your victim.

BRANDONFACE: Have you ever considered that maybe we aren’t so different?

MARY: Don’t really care. I’m killing for money and revenge. You’re killing probably for revenge, I’m guessing.

BRANDONFACE: It’s no fun to spoil the surprise.

MARY: Agreed. A woman does love a challenge.

BRANDONFACE: Something you’ll regret.

MARY: (giggles) Maybe you’re forgetting the time when I stabbed you.

BRANDONFACE: (growls) You caught me off-guard. It won’t happen again.

MARY: We’ll see, luv. I’ll be seeing you again.

Mary picks up her sniper rifle and walks away. Brandonface waits a few minutes before getting out of cover in case she is still there. After listening carefully, he steps out and nobody opens fire on him.

BRANDONFACE: So I have some competition then? (chuckles) Bring it on. NOBODY will keep her from me.

We then cut to black.

Chapter 8

We open on a few days later at Will’s farm, where Brandon and Troy (he spent the night there with him because Brandon was afraid) and are waking up and having some breakfast. Since Brandon isn’t wearing his hoodie this time, we are able to see his face, and it’s really disfigured and gotten worse over the years. Troy, being Brandon’s loyal brother, doesn’t mind.

BRANDON: I just can’t believe we’re really back here, after twenty years. (sighs) I wish Maggie were here to see this. I should have never have had that sex with Maggie…

TROY: What have we gone over?

BRANDON: (reciting) It’s not my fault. Me and Maggie never knew that Piper would be so murderous, and we don’t even know how she found out about her parentage.

TROY: Exactly.

BRANDON: Do you think the killer (they don’t kill him Brandonface to avoid offending Brandon) could have told her all this?

TROY: If it’s a mastermind we’re dealing with here, yes. You know that the truth about 22 years ago has to come out soon. It’s why we came here.

BRANDON: (sighs) Yes, I know. I just don’t think I can handle what’s going to happen when we do confess. Sure, I’ll get back to society, but what about you?

TROY: It’s not like I’ll get murdered for it. I really won’t. I knew this day was coming for 22 years, since the 1994 murders happened. It’s not the end of the world.

BRANDON: It’s my world that’s going to end without you.

TROY: You can always come visit me, although I admit it, that will end someday. The truth is we can’t hide forever. And we’ve both grown long tired of it.

BRANDON: I guess. But it’s just that, I don’t think I can really just go out there and face the world again.

TROY: You did nothing wrong Brandon. You know it, I know it.

BRANDON: What if people just bully me again? You remember what happened with Kevin and-

TROY: The best way to deal with bullies to just ignore them, Bran. Just like we discussed. And after we’re done here, you don’t even have to stay in Lakewood if you want you. I made sure that you have enough money to take care yourself. 22 years can get you a lot.

BRANDON: I know. I really just can’t believe it’s all over. Or soon will be.

Troy and Brandon continue eating and plotting their next move. We open to Audrey and Alicia, who are talking about Brooke’s condition. The news of Ronnie’s death has come out, as his body was found in a dumpster.

AUDREY: I feel so bad for Brooke. When my mom died, I felt something similar. But I actually had a dad and a brother comfort me then. Now, Brooke has neither, and doesn’t have a therapist. Even Stavo is having trouble.

ALICIA: I know Audrey, I feel the same thing. That’s why I’m going to go execute my idea to cheer her up.

AUDREY: Any idea I’m pretty sure she’ll like. Go for it.

ALICIA: I take Brooke on a girly day out to the arcades and then later go see a movie.

AUDREY: Awesome idea, mind if I come along?

ALICIA: I prefer if it’s just Brooke and me. I want to become better friends with her. I’m going to be in your life for a long time. (hands on hips) Don’t care what Fuckface tries to do, I am NOT getting killed off and becoming Lexa in the 100.

AUDREY: (groans) Most wasted death ever. (smiles) But yeah, if anyone can lift Brooke up it’s you, but I’ll call her. (flirty) There’s some extra kisses if you do.

ALICA: (smirks) Bring it on then.

Later, Alicia and Brooke are arriving at Harper’s arcade, though Brooke still looks depressed.

BROOKE: (bored) Why couldn’t you have just left me in that bedroom?

ALICIA: You know that your mom was a friend of my family. I knew this was serious when I heard not even Stavo could cheer you up. Therefore, I have made a vow that I will not rest until I have my friend back.

BROOKE: Out of the people to try this, I didn’t think it would be you.

Brooke sighs, and Alicia puts her hand on her shoulder.

ALICIA: Your mom and your therapist wouldn’t want to you become a recluse.

BROOKE: Before of all this, when I just had a regular life, I really couldn’t have ever imagined this happening. (sighs) What should we do first?

ALICIA: How about the Dance Dance Revolution (that’s a game where you have to dance)?

BROOKE: I don’t feel like dancing, Alicia

ALICIA: (laughs) You have the sass for it. Come on, it’ll be fun.

A reluctant Brooke follows Alicia to the dance machine, which Alicia puts a dollar in. The machine tells them to get into position, which they do. Alicia presses the start button, which makes the game start. Alicia follows the dance routine as does Brooke, but it’s clear Brooke isn’t as determined as the former, who gets an idea.

ALICIA: Just pretend the floor is Brandonface’s head!

This perks Brooke up, and the ladies are now going at similar speeds. Alicia cheers Brooke on, and after 30 seconds, the game ends at Brooke is declared the winner. She’s clapping and cheering a little, her mood now obviously brightened. Brooke and Alicia high five.

ALICIA: Damn! You are a natural at this. Want a rematch?

BROOKE: (in Spanish) Oh usted apuesta. Prepárate para que te pateen el culo por segunda vez.

ALICIA: (surprised) So you do know some Spanish. Nice! (competitive) And it won’t be my ass that gets kicked this time.

The girls get into position once again and start dancing once more. Alicia notices that she’s winning against Brooke, so she purposely misses a few steps so Brooke can be in the lead. Brooke chuckles as she celebrates that she’s in the lead once more. After a few seconds, the game ends and Brooke is declared the winner once more. The girls cheer and high five again.

BROOKE: I am REALLY going to have challenge Stavo to this later.

ALICIA: In that case he’s going to be needing some dance lessons.

BROOKE: (laughs) You bet. Hey, can we go on one of those roller coaster simulators?

ALICIA: (In Spanish) Oh mierda si!

Alicia, who said “Oh fuck, yes!” and Brooke walk over to a rollercoaster stimulator machine and sit on the seats. Alicia goes to put a dollar in, but Brooke stops her and pays herself. The stimulator activates, which sends the girls on a wild ride. After a minute, the stimulator ends and the girls get off. Alicia is in amazement about how much fun that was.

ALICIA: It was like I was at Six Flags!

BROOKE: (sassy) I’ve seen better roller coasters at Satan’s house.

Alicia and Brooke share a laugh.

BROOKE: So, what should we do next?

ALICIA: I actually went and got his tickets to a movie, Kung Fu Panda.

Brooke now seems REALLY happy to hear the movie they are going to.

BROOKE: Oh my god, I LOVED that film. I am SO driving us there.

Brooke runs to the car, and Alicia rushes after her.

ALICIA: (yelling) Just try NOT to ride us into traffic, Brooke!

Later, Brooke and Alicia are at the movies getting in line for some popcorn. Brooke is talking about the other times she’s been in here.

BROOKE: So, remember Seth Branson?

ALICIA: Wasn’t he one of the first victims of Noah’s spree?

BROOKE: Yeah, my old English teacher too. Before he left Lakewood, I ran into the creep (Seth) and he actually tried PROPOSING to me.

ALICIA: Seriously? PROPOSING?

BROOKE: Yeah, I know. Creep. So, I literally broke his heart, and he got so sad that security had to go drag him out.

ALICIA: (chuckles) Weirdo. (Noticing) Anyway, looks like we’re up next. (walks up to cashier) I’ll have an extra-large popcorn, please.

BROOKE: At least there aren’t any creeps here.

Just as Brooke says this, we see Alex leaning against a wall behind her, watching the two girls. As the ladies leave, Alex talks to himself.

ALEX: Soon Brooke. The time is coming. Not now, but soon, Stavo will be MINE.

Shortly after, we cut to Audrey, who is talking with Miguel and Hunter about Noah’s hint from a few days ago.

AUDREY: Look, I’ve already known that my mom cheated on dad. Noah might have been lying, and he may have not. I need to know for sure.

HOWARD: Don’t you trust us?

AUDREY: Considering you never told me the truth about mom dying before TWO masked serial killers came after us? Forgive me if I’m a bit judgmental.

Howard momentarily leaves the room, then comes back with some documents.

HOWARD: Ok, the truth is Laura was killed in a car crash, which we now know was NOT an accident.

HUNTER: Yeah. Brandonface definitely did it. What else is there?

He opens up the documents, which is a police report about Laura’s death (Miguel let him keep a copy). The report reveals that Laura was in fact NOT the only victim of the crash.

HOWARD: They never found a second body, but there was so much of that person’s blood there that he’s been presumed dead since. (sighs) It’s the same person that Laura cheated on me with. Brian Walker.

AUDREY: (attention grabbed) Brian WALKER?

HUNTER: Yeah. (realizing) Wait a minute, isn’t Mary’s last name Walker?

MARY’S VOICE (off-screen): You got that right.

The Jensen family turns, expecting to see Mary. However, they find a small drone with a microphone on it. It’s crawling on four small legs, like a spider, and Mary’s voice is speaking out of it. It’s obvious that Mary is remotely controlling the drone to avoid showing up in person.

MARY’S VOICE: How do you like my drone? It took some time to construct, but then again, I can’t be everywhere to massacre everyone at once.

HUNTER: I’m guessing that Brian was related to you?

MARY’S VOICE: (sighs) The truth is Brian was my brother, and yes Brandonface killed him and your mom. He actually taught me what I wanted to know about killing. Brian was a mercenary, just like me. Family business. That sort of stuff.

AUDREY: So, you’re going to stop killing us now?

MARY’S VOICE: (hysterical laughter) Oh, HELL NO! It’s fun messing with you and watching you squirm. Plus, gives me a challenge. Imagine if there’s a three-way battle at the end? That would be EPIC! You vs Me Vs Brandonface? Super Mega Ultra Damn! (coughs) But seriously though, Brandonface is dying one way or another. If that helps when I’m brutally mutilating you all to death.

HOWARD: (sarcastic) Gee, that’ll make my death SO much more peaceful.

MARY’S VOICE: Oh, don’t count on it. Already have plans how to kill each one of you. Hunter’s death is going to be SO painful that-

Hunter, having enough, walks up to the drone and kicks it. The drone tries to crawl away, but Hunter picks up a rolling pin and hits it repeatedly. Audrey stomps on it a few times to finish it’s destruction. Mary’s small drone is now destroyed.

HOWARD: That may or may not make her angry. Hard to tell. That woman is a mystery.

Meanwhile, Kristen is in her office writing down some notes, talking aloud while doing so.

KRISTEN: (writing) So far my research shows progress. The day is coming soon. Tonight I’ll be embarking on my next visit to get some more information. The Troy James farm has been closed down since the events of last year, so the alternative location formerly used by Piper Shaw should hold some possible results on his whereabouts. My interview with Audrey Jensen shed some light on things. I wasn’t able to discover the specifics of her planned documentary, however.

Suddenly, there’s a knock on the door.

KRISTEN: Come in!

Someone comes in, but we don’t see who.

KRISTEN: Hey son, what’s on your lizard brain?

KRISTEN’S SON (off-screen): I’m not sure if can wait any longer.

KRISTEN: (sighs) We are doing it tomorrow. No sooner, no later. And NO buts. It will be worth the wait. You know what’s going to happen if we don’t do this right.

Kristen’s son leaves the room.

KRISTEN: (sighs) Families in Lakewood are almost as messed up in that Riverdale show. ALMOST.

Kristen resumes taking notes before we cut to black.

Chapter 9

Around nighttime, Miguel is in the Cresent Palms Motel and going up to a room. He gets to the door and knocks on it, and Troy’s voice answers him.

TROY (offscreen): Who is it?

MIGUEL: It’s me, Miguel. We need to talk.

Troy opens the door for Miguel and lets him in, then closes it behind him. Meanwhile, we see that Stavo (who saw Troy at the police station) has been following his father. He puts his ear to the door to listen to his father and Troy’s conversation.

TROY: I take it you’re here about 1994. You know I wasn’t going to discuss it in a police station.

MIGUEL: I’m not dumb. I was a year ago when Noah Foster killed all those people though. (shakes his head) I just wish I could have stopped him. And from my son doing what he did in Atlanta. And no, I’m not saying what it is.

Gustavo looks a little hurt remembering killing Kyle, but is glad his father isn’t talking about to anyone else. He continues listening in though.

TROY: We both regret things Miguel, only mine has been 22 years long. Ask me what you want, but you aren’t getting the full details yet.

Miguel sighs and prepares his questions, knowing how personal they will be.

MIGUEL: Troy…is Brandon alive?

TROY: (without hesitation) Yes. Alive and well.

Troy pauses so that Miguel can process this revelation. Gustavo hears this too and is shocked himself, though Miguel isn’t.

MIGUEL: Honestly, I’m not surprised.

TROY: You shouldn’t. You and Maggie saved him to begin with.

MIGUEL: Were you only pretending not to know when Howard accident told you? TROY: Yes. It wasn’t the right time for you to know that yet.

MIGUEL: Did he commit the 1994 murders?

TROY: No, Brandon is completely innocent of that. It was him who was shot at the docks as you know, but he did NOT commit any of the murders.

MIGUEL: What has he been up to for 22 years?

TROY: He’s been staying with me. I’ve been taking care of him ever since and building up money so he can afford to live on his own once the real 1994 murderer is exposed.

MIGUEL: So you think Brandonface is the killer?

TROY: (shaking head) No, it’s not him Miguel. I know who it is. I won’t say how long I’ve known, because that would ruin it.

MIGUEL: Well then, who is it?

TROY: I’m not saying yet. It’s not time.

MIGUEL: You do realize I could handcuff you right now and take you to the interrogation room. TROY: Don’t try it. I’m not revealing it until it’s time. I swear it won’t be long. Besides, it’s not going to help us catch Brandonface because he ISN’T the 1994 killer.

GUSTAVO: (thinking to himself) There goes my Number #1 theory I was promoting on the Morgue.

MIGUEL: You need to tell me, NOW.

TROY: (get angry) And I’m telling you it WON’T HELP. And arresting me will help even less.

MIGUEL: And why?

TROY: Because I’m the ONLY person who knows where Brandon is right now. MIGUEL: And where is he?

TROY: Ok, I did NOT spend 22 years planning everything for it to fall apart right when the endgame is about to start. Oh, that sounds like a mastermind talking. But the POINT IS THIS: Brandon is NOT the 1994 killer, you will have the answers soon enough, and I have no idea who Brandonface is. And again, the identity of the 1994 killer will NOT help you catch Brandonface.

MIGUEL: And how do you know that?

TROY: Do you trust me or not?

MIGUEL: (thinking) You know how tempting I am to say no?

TROY: Just say yes or no.

MIGUEL: (hesitates but comes out) Fine. I trust you. But, I’m telling Howard about this. Nobody else.

TROY: You have a deal. (handshakes Miguel) I SWEAR to you, I will have those answers for you soon, just not yet. Also, Brandon is NOT Brandonface, regardless of the namesake.

Gustavo, realizing that his father is about to leave, walks away from the door so he won’t be caught. Miguel leaves shortly after and doesn’t notice his son. Later, he, Dwayne and Howard talking to a police car, parked at a location that is currently unseen to us.

DWAYNE: Any reason why we’re taking a civilian in a police investigation, Sheriff?

MIGUEL: Don’t think of him as a civilian. Think of Howard as a one time police officer.

HOWARD: (shrugs) Don’t see what else I can add to that.

DWAYNE: Well just stay with the Sheriff son, and you’ll be okay.

HOWARD: You do realize I’m a fully grown adult, right?

DWAYNE: Son, you’re not the one carrying a gun.

HOWARD: Ok, you got me there. Let’s just get this over with. Troy’s barn gave me enough creeps to last a lifetime. The hospital is going to give me nightmares.

Howard, Dwayne and Miguel get out of the chair, and we realize that they are here to investigate the abandoned hospital. Dwayne goes in one direction, keeping communication with Miguel and Howard with the other.

HOWARD: So, you believe Troy?

MIGUEL: I don’t think he’s a murderer. And yes, I think he’s telling the truth. He straight up said to my face that Brandon is truly alive.

HOWARD: So he really is. (sighs) How will I tell my kids?

MIGUEL: You don’t. At least, not until we see him person. Stavo would be on the Morgue exposing it in about five seconds if I told him myself. (thinks) Actually, he’s matured, but we are keeping this to ourselves until further notice.

As Miguel and Howard walks through a hallway, there’s a hooded figure in a room to the right of them. The figure lets out a FEMALE gasp upon hearing their presence. The Woman stays hidden in the shadows as the adults walk by. When she has the chance, the woman silently walks away, with some papers.

Meanwhile, Miguel and Howard stumble into the room where Audrey, Emma and Noah found Tyler’s severed head and look around.

MIGUEL: Anything?

HOWARD: (searching a drawer) Not yet. Are we sure that this Brandonface is even involved with Piper? Noah was and he had no idea the copycat existed until the 2nd killing spree.

MIGUEL: Piper Shaw was a very smart woman, even if she was a complete psycho. I wouldn’t be surprised if she had another secret plan that she didn’t even tell Noah about.

HOWARD: You got a point there. (looks under a desk) But you really think Troy and Brandon have nothing to do with this?

MIGUEL: Brandon, no. Troy, I’m not so sure.

Howard is about to reply when he hears Dwayne’s voice calling out for them.

DWAYNE (off-screen): Hey guys, I found something!

MIGUEL: You go to Dwayne, I’ll finish checking over here.

Howard walks away and looks around for Dwayne.

DWAYNE (off-screen): I’m at the second floor, manager’s office!

Howard goes up the stairs and looks around for the manager’s office. It takes him a minute, but eventually, he locates the office. Howard walks inside.

HOWARD: So what did you- (backs up, looks shocked) OH GOD!

Howard is horrified, and we see why: Dwayne is lying on the manager’s desk, his stomach completely RIPPED OPEN. His intestines are splattered all over the room. Howard, realizing that Dwayne was murdered while he and Miguel were away, vomits in disgust at such as graphic murder.

HOWARD: (sputtering) Ho…HOW…How was his voice…(snaps his fingers) Voice changer! Son of a bitch!

Knowing that Brandonface lured him with Dwayne’s voice, Howard rushes to escape and calls for Miguel so they can get out of here.

HOWARD: (panicking) MIGUEL! MIGUEL, DWAYNE’S DEAD! THE KILLER KNOWS WE’RE HERE!

MIGUEL: (distant) Goddamn it! Get him off of me!

Howard rushes downstairs and goes to find Miguel but encounters the front door along the way. He is faced with the choice of either abandoning his friend or going back to save him. Howard isn’t sure what to do and it takes him a bit to choose. Not wanting to waste time, Howard chooses to go back for his childhood friend.

HOWARD: (muttering) Karma, do NOT make me regret this.

Howard rushes back to the room to find Miguel on the ground, unconscious but still breathing, incapacitated by Brandonface, who is standing over him. Howard tries to back away, but makes a creak on the wooden floor, drawing the killer’s attention.

HOWARD: (annoyed) KARMA, I HATE YOU!

Brandonface brandishes his knife and rushes after Howard, who also sprints away. He pushes some chairs over to slow Brandonface down, but he just jumps over them and continues running. Howard makes it to the front door and shuts it behind him. Brandonface immediately gets through the door continues chasing Howard, who goes to Miguel’s police car. However, he doesn’t have Miguel’s keys, and thus he can’t escape in it.

HOWARD: (angrily) I am NEVER driving in a police car again!

Brandonface then throws his knife at Howard, but misses and it sticks to a tree. Howard quickly takes advantage of this to rush back inside the hospital to get the keys while Brandonface gets the knife. Howard gets in first and reaches Miguel, swiping the keys from his unconscious body.

HOWARD: I would save you if I could, but I’m REALLY sorry about this.

Howard goes to leave, but hears Brandonface coming and hides under a desk. Brandonface rushes in, but doesn’t see Howard anywhere. He looks around and sees the keys are gone. Breathing heavy and looking around, Brandonface looks angry he can’t find Audrey’s father. He starts walking towards the desk, and Howard starts sweating.

BRANDONFACE: (stomping) FUCK!

Assuming Howard has left, Brandonface grabs the unconscious Miguel by the legs and drags him out. After they leave, Howard emerges from hiding and sneaks towards the front door. Once he’s there, Howard literally SPRINTS towards the front door, not caring what’s behind him.

HOWARD: (talking to himself) Good thing I aced gym class.

Howard gets in the car, puts the keys in the ignition and begins to drive away.

HOWARD: (sighs in relief) Thank GOD I-

BRANDONFACE BURSTS THROUGH THE WINDOW AND ATTACKS HOWARD!

HOWARD: (terrified) OH, COME THE FUCK ON!

Howard is swerving the car and has to remain on the road out of the hospital. Meanwhile, Brandonface is trying to stab Howard, who is driving with one wheel and holding back Brandonface with the other. Brandonface is clearly fed up with him escaping, and doesn’t give a fuck the car’s moving. He sticks through the window anyway.

BRANDONFACE: (pissed) JUST FUCKING DIE ALREADY!

Howard replies by taking a sharp turn and literally spinning the car on the road. Luckily, there are no cars near them so there’s no crash. Brandonface struggles to hang onto the window. Eventually, Howard shoves Brandonface and finally manages to get him out of the car. Brandonface rushes to grab ahold of the car again, but Howard FINALLY manages to drive off and escape.

Brandonface looks on furiously, and is even more infuriated when Howard gives him the middle finger as he drives away. Brandonface kicks and punches a nearby tree, screaming in frustration. Meanwhile, Howard is celebrating.

HOWARD: (deeply breathes) I. HATE. HORROR. FILMS.

Howard continues driving away and heads towards the police station, to report what just happened. Later that night, we see Alex pacing around in his bedroom, looking at some posters of Gustavo. He looks excited and happy.

ALEX: (excited) Oh this is finally it! Tonight, it all finally comes! My new life with the Stavo! (laughs) Finally, I’ll get to show that bitch Brooke who really deserves SANTIAGO SEGURA!! (correcting) Errr…Gustavo, whoopsies. (shrugs) Both are awesome. Maybe I’ll go kidnap Segura too?

As Alex thinks about this idea, his doorbell rings, much his excitement.

ALEX: COME TO ALEX, BABY!

Alex rushes downstairs and opens the door, to find Brandonface and a few big sacks on the ground. Alex claps and cheers, and Brandonface surprisingly pats him softly, as if happy for the lunatic.

BRANDONFACE: Just help me bring them in.

Alex and Brandonface bring in the three sacks, and Alex opens them to find an unconscious Miguel, BROOKE, and GUSTAVO (the latter two he kidnapped off-screen). Alex devilishly smiles at the sight.

ALEX: How did you manage to get all of them by yourself?

BRANDONFACE: I was in a bad mood. That’s all it takes.

Alex looks surprised, but just shrugs it and begins moving the three survivors.

BRANDONFACE: Now, what did I tell you when we first agreed to arrange this?

ALEX: Yeah, yeah. Kill Brooke and Miguel, make sure they don’t leave here alive, I get it. They’ll both be dead my tonight after I’ve finished having my fun. (waves hand) Now git. I got some awesome sex to go down tonight!

Knowing that what he’s doing to Stavo is worse than death, Brandonface just leaves him, Brooke and Miguel to suffer. Alex grins in anticipation of fulfilling his lifetime goal. Cut to black.

Chapter 10

We open on Alex’s basement, where Miguel, Brooke and Gustavo are all tied up in chairs. Alex isn’t there yet, and all three captives begin to regain consciousness.

GUSTAVO: (groans) Where…where are we?

BROOKE: (groans) I…have no idea.

MIGUEL: I think we’re tied up.

???: You enjoy stating the obvious, Sheriff?

Alex walks into the room, devilishly smiling.

ALEX: Maybe I should start calling you (throws arms up) SHERIFF OBVIOUS! Huh! By the way, this isn’t my house. I’m using a friend of mine, Donald Newton. Told him off with a knife when he tried to say no though. Ran like hell after.

GUSTAVO: (sighs) Dad, you REALLY should have placed that restraining order on him sooner.

Alex looks hurt when Gustavo mentions the restraining order.

ALEX: (infuriated) I go through all this trouble to set up our new life together and you were getting a RESTRAINING ORDER ON ME!?

GUSTAVO: YEAH! You’re even WORSE than Brandonface!

ALEX: (coldly) I haven’t proved that just yet. Besides, Brandonface is the one you should be thanking for all of us. He and I made a deal: he’s kidnap the three of you and make sure two don’t leave here alive. Actually, we know each other better than that. But…(claps) Perfect!

BROOKE: You psycho!

ALEX: (loudly) QUIET BITCH! Or I’m cutting off the tongue of yours right in front your boyfriend here!

Brooke stays quiet, not wanting to anger Alex further and focuses on trying to get out of her rope. Miguel and Stavo are also focusing on that. Alex laughs again.

ALEX: Seriously? I know you’re trying to break free. I make TONS of fnafictions that involve characters breaking free from that. (thinks) Miguel’s a police officer so he’s probably trained in that. So, yep. You first, Sheriff.

STAVO: NO! LEAVE MY DAD ALONE!

ALEX: Look on the bright side, Sheriff. Maybe your son will continue the whole Troy and Brandon James fiasco you and Audrey’s dad started.

MIGUEL: (surprised) How did you-

ALEX: (interrupting) Brandonface mentioned it. Personally, I think Troy and Brandon being Brandonface is just WAY too obvious. (shrugs) But whatever, let’s get you disposed of before you break free.

Alex goes over and takes out two ice cream spoons and goes over to Miguel, who is making progress on the ropes.

ALEX: You know what your dad’s nickname is, Stavo? Hint: It’s not Sheriff.

STAVO: Just leave him ALONE!

ALEX: SPOON EYES!

Alex plunges a spoon in Miguel’s left eye, and then the second into his right eye. He doesn’t completely take out Miguel’s eyes and just leaves them stuck inside. Alex laughs at Miguel’s screaming, while Brooke and Stavo are completely horrified.

BROOKE: (beyond disturbed) OH MY GOD!

STAVO: (hysterical) PLEASE JUST STOP IT! PLEASE!

ALEX: (shrugs) Ah, what the heck. (pulls out match) I am really HOT anyways. But you know who’s going to be even MORE hot?

STAVO: (realizing what he means) DON’T!

ALEX: YOUR DAD!

Alex throws the match on Miguel and lights him on fire. Miguel screams in agony as he burns. Gustavo and Brooke are so disturbed by Stavo’s dad burning alive to the point that they both faint. Alex is annoyed by them not being brave enough to witness it fully.

ALEX: (muttering) Pussies.

Miguel takes a while to burn to death, so Alex gets tired and takes Miguel’s gun (which he put on a table) and shoots him in the head. Miguel Acosta, 2nd Sheriff of Lakewood, season 2 survivor, and father of Gustavo Acosta, is dead. Alex laughs in satisfaction.

ALEX: Oh, boy! OH BOY! Stage one complete! Now, it’s time for the moment we’ve ALL been waiting for!

We then cut to Alex’s bedroom, where Stavo is strapped to the bed and Brooke is still tied to her chair. Both sob, knowing what’s about to happen. Suddenly, Alex walks in, entirely naked and gleeful.

ALEX: Alright guys! Here’s how our plan is gonna go! Brookey, you really just couldn’t leave our relationship alone could you? You think you could just steal Stavo from me without consequences? After I’m done with you, Stavo and I will run off. (chuckles) Well, you tried resisting, and look where that got his dad!

GUSTAVO: FUCK YOU!

ALEX: (clapping) GLADLY!

Stavo using “fuck” in his word prompts Alex to untie Stavo from the chair, but still keep him tied up. Alex then pulls down Stavo’s pants.

GUSTAVO: STOP!

ALEX: You asked me to, remember? So…STOP WHINING AND ENJOY!

Alex rapes Stavo in the ass, overjoyed to finally be living the dream. Stavo cries as this happens, and so does Brooke, who tries to absolute best to break free. Eventually, she tries to use her fingernails, which barely touch the rope. Alex moans in pleasure as he rapes Stavo, but eventually stops.

ALEX: (laughing) Oh, that was just the beginning! (turns to Brooke) Now for the stage of my plan: STALEX! (Stavo and Brooke are confused) STALEX is the name of our child, Stavo! (sighs) I know I can’t get you pregnant, but your girlfriend would be a GREAT way to get out!

STAVO: (completely losing it) NO! NO! LEAVE HER ALONE! I LOVE HER!

ALEX: SHUT UP!

Alex kicks Stavo in the face for saying he loves Brooke instead of him. Brooke, terrified of the prospect of being raped, works harder to get herself free. Alex approaches Brooke and gleefully smiles.

ALEX: To mock you for thinking you could get Stavo, I’ll give you thirty seconds to get out of there somehow.

Brooke struggles and struggles, but still can’t get free before time’s up. Alex then climbs on top of Brooke, to Gustavo’s horror.

BROOKE: GET AWAY FROM ME!

ALEX: You know, this isn’t exactly new, considering your past experience with rape?

BROOKE: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING AB-

ALEX: (slaps Brooke) TOO LOUD! Anywho, your therapist, that Ronnie guy, he’s been raping you in your appointments. Brandonface told me. (shrugs) Thought you might like to know.

BROOKE: (stunned) I…He…

ALEX: (fed up) Ok, that’s enough. Time for Stalex to come outta the whore’s guts!

BROOKE: You are a DISGUSTING HUMAN BEING!

ALEX: You enjoy stating the obvious? Like Sheriff Obvious? Okay, let’s get on with it.

Alex sticks his dick into Brooke’s vagina, which makes her scream. If they weren’t traumatized before, Stavo and Brooke certainly are. Alex continues raping Brooke until she screams.

BROOKE (crying) I WANT TO DIE!

At that moment, Alex stops raping her and thinks.

ALEX: You know what? Yeah, having a child out of you would take too long. Me and Stavo will just adopt one. Time to finally get rid of the stupid bitch. (thinking) But how to do it?

Alex takes his time thinking, wanting to savor the moment. Eventually, he has an idea.

ALEX: I’ll be right back. (realizing) Oh, wait, you don’t say that in a horror film. (shrugs) This CAN’T go wrong anyway, so whatever.

Alex leaves the room, and Stavo and Brooke talk.

STAVO: (sobbing) I’m sorry Brooke, for everything.

BROOKE: (sobbing) It can’t end like this Stavo, it CAN’T.

Soon, Alex returns with a CANDLESTICK.

ALEX: Alrigthy, I’m gonna bash your head in with this. I was chop you up with a chainsaw, but this feels more iconic. Come to think of it, I should change my account name to Candlestick-xo after this. (giggles) This is going to be SO satisfying I can hardly wait. But…lets do some things first.

Alex walks over to Stavo and bashes his head with the candlestick once, causing him to groan in pain.

ALEX: That was for thinking even for a SECOND that Brooke was better than me. Seriously, what WORLD do you live in? Don’t worry we’ll get you out of it. Anyways, Brooke! (walks over to her) You are literally THE definition of dumb blond girl. How your parents ever chose to raise you I have NO idea. They must have killed themselves for raising someone like you.

This strikes a nerve with Brooke, and she glares at Alex with unusual hatred.

BROOKE: TAKE…THAT…BACK.

ALEX: (calmly) No. Now, (raises candlestick) let’s

Suddenly, BROOKE BREAKS FREE FROM HER BINDS.

ALEX: (shocked) WHAT THE F-

Brooke, filled with anger and hate, doesn’t give her (2nd) rapist a chance to talk. She tackles him to the ground and starts to strangle him. Alex punches Brooke off of him and they grapple.

ALEX: HE IS MINE!

BROOKE: SHUT UP! FUCKING DIE!

Brooke sinks her fingernails into the side of Alex’s face and he screams out.

ALEX: FUCKING BITCH!

Alex punches Brooke a few times in the stomach and face and goes to strangle her. Brooke, noticing that Alex is naked, grabs his balls and squeezes as tightly as she can. Alex is in unbearable pain from this.

ALEX: STOP IT! I NEED THESE BALLS FOR STAVO!

Brooke replies by TWISTING Alex’s balls and making him squeal in even bigger pain. While keeping her tight grip, Brooke goes over and frees Stavo. Despite the danger, Alex still tries to maintain confidence.

ALEX: Stavo…would NEVER- ARRRGGGHHHHH!!

Stavo interrupts Alex’s response by slamming the candlestick into his beating and savagely beating him. He and Brooke are beyond mad, PISSED. Eventually, Stavo stops to keep him alive. He holds Alex up and restrains him front of Brooke. Alex is hysterical now.

ALEX: YOU CAN’T BEAT ME! YOU ARE NOTHING WITHOUT- GRAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

Brooke rushes up to Alex and practically mutilates his face, punching and kicking him, breaking his nose and jaw while screaming in pure RAGE.

BROOKE: (repeatedly) I HATE YOU!!!!

Stavo doesn’t say anything or do anything to calm Brooke as she lays the smackdown on Alex’s face. When she finally finishes, Alex is half-dead, but still just barely alive. Stavo drops him to the floor and looks at Brooke, silently asking her to let him finish Alex, who stares up, heartbroken.

ALEX: (weakly) I…Love….You…

STAVO: And I HATE you.

Knowing Stavo deserves to finish Alex, Brooke watches as Stavo stamps on Alex’s face twice, hard enough that he hears a loud CRUNCH. Alex Hughes, rapist/stalker of Gustavo Acosta, is dead. With their tormentor dead, Brooke and Stavo sit down and cry, traumatized by what they’ve been through. After they finish crying, they remain silent, until Stavo eventually speaks up.

STAVO: (sobbing) It’s finally over.

BROOKE: (shaking her head) No, no it’s not (referring to Brandonface and Mary). And I don’t know if I can go through with it.

Gustavo, whose desire of living has also been minimized by this traumatizing experience, is also uncertain.

GUSTAVO: Just know if you want to end this early…I’m ending it to. I’m not going on, not without you.

Brooke thinks about ending her life, which has gone to complete hell recently. Then, she thinks back to her times with her friends. The arcade with Alicia, her moments with Jake (the good ones), her relationship with Stavo, and sisterly like friendship with Audrey.

BROOKE: (sighs) I have things to live for, and I wont force you to kill yourself for me. I won’t let this whole fucking relationship be for nothing. (stands up) I’m going on, but you are staying with me.

GUSTAVO: Fucking hell, I am staying with you no matter what.

Gustavo and Brooke embrace in a tight hug and cry some more, permanently traumatized by this ordeal but vowing to stay alive if only to have a happy ending. We zoom out as they mourn their experience and cut to black.

Chapter 11

We open up on the abandoned hospital, where Brandonface is sitting on a table and looking up the latest news on the computer. There is a breaking news article in which Alex and Miguel’s deaths are being reported, and that Brooke and Gustavo are alive. Brandonface slams the laptop shut when he hears about Alex’s death and throws it against the wall. He shakes his head in denial.

BRANDONFACE: (surprisingly angry) No…No…NO.

Brandonface leans on a table and starts twitching. He breathes deeply, in and out, and it’s a bit disturbing to watch. Suspenseful music also builds up. Eventually, Brandonface just snaps and punches a wooden wall. It’s so powerful that it actually makes a whole in it (keep in mind the structure is weak since the hospital has been abandoned).

Brandonface goes into another room and throws another piece of equipment against a wall, which strikes a photo on the wall. Brandonface sees that he hit a picture of several people, and it has the title “Suicide Prevention Center” Seeing this, Brandonface reaches into a bag and takes out some suicide prevention tapes. It’s obvious someone about Alex dying, and his killers making out alive is devastating him emotionally. Brandonface listens to the tapes, muttering to himself as he does.

BRANDONFACE: (muttering) They will all die…they will all die…they will ALL PAY.

We then cut to a week after the events of Brooke and Gustavo’s rape, at the Acosta household. Audrey is upstairs where Gustavo has the Morgue set up, alone and airing another session.

AUDREY: Hello viewers. My name is Audrey Jensen, the new temporary host of the Morgue. I never thought I would be airing this. It would be Noah’s job, then it became Gustavo’s, and now it’s mine. As you may have heard, tragedy has struck the Morgue yet again.

Audrey speaks a little weird, having never been the one to do monologues before (except in fits of rage at insulting Brandonface). Nevertheless, knowing that her friends would want her to do for them, she presses on.

AUDREY: And this time, it wasn’t Brandonface or even that copycat Mary Walker, it was some random creepy guy we never thought too much of, Alex Hughes. Just makes me thankful that both my girlfriends were good people. Brooke and Gustavo are still recovering, and to be honest, I’m not sure if they ever will come back from this. (sighs) Even though they won’t kill themselves, they won’t forget this. And neither will I, or any of us.

Audrey is about to sign off, but decides to something else first.

AUDREY: Noah and Gustavo always talked about how Lakewood was cursed. Despite everything I just shrugged it off and said “whatever” Just some nerd talk I figured. But, it’s just kept on going and going. So maybe I’m wondering, will Lakewood always be murderville? (muttering) God, I sound just like Noah. (shaking her head) Anyways, this is Audrey Jensen, hosting the Morgue, signing off.

She signs off the Morgue and leans against the wall, obviously upset about the pain her friends went through.

AUDREY: (muttering) Rot in fucking hell, Alex.

Audrey then goes downstairs and talks to Brooke and Gustavo, who are having breakfast.

AUDREY: Hosted the Morgue for you. The fans are still here, and the comments are flooded with sympathy for you.

GUSTAVO: (sighs) Glad to hear I don’t have a toxic fanbase.

AUDREY: Yeah, have you seen the ones for Clexa (a lesbian couple) after Lexa got killed off on the 100?

BROOKE: (shivers) Almost as crazy as Alex was. (sighs) ALMOST.

Gustavo and Brooke continue eating silence. Audrey looks at her friends with sympathy, as they have been quiet and less socially interactive after the deaths of their parents and their rapes. Audrey decides to stay and eat breakfast with them. Afterwards, Brooke’s cell phone rings, and the ID is unknown (Brandonface). Audrey, knowing Brooke and Stavo aren’t in the mood for this, takes the phone and goes to another room to talk to the killer. Brooke gives Audrey a “thank you” expression for doing this for her.

AUDREY: What is it?

BRANDONFACE: (ignoring the question) Where’s Brooke?

AUDREY: You aren’t talking to her, asshole.

BRANDONFACE: (venom in his voice) Put her on the phone.

AUDREY: (firmly) No.

BRANDONFACE: (angrily) PUT. HER. ON. THE. PHONE.

AUDREY: What the hell is your problem today? I’M the final girl. Leave Brooke alone.

BRANDONFACE: (angrily) Then maybe it’s time I put some hints into your tiny little brain. I want Brooke dead. Skinned. Burnt.

AUDREY: You’ve done ENOUGH to her. And if you touch her, I will literally SKIN you alive.

BRANDONFACE: Give the phone to Brooke, now. (Audrey does nothing) NOW!

AUDREY: Why the heck do you even want her dead so much now? I’M the final girl.

BRANDONFACE: Then it’s official then. I’m going to tell you that I REALLY want with you.

AUDREY: (confused) What the fuck are you-

BRANDONFACE: It’s quite simple dear.

BRANDONFACE: I don’t want to kill you. It’s the exact opposite.

AUDREY: WHAT?

BRANDONFACE: I want you alive. And I want us to be together as a family.

Brandonface gives Audrey time to process this. Audrey is confused as fuck and has no idea what he is talking about.

AUDREY: So what? You’re another Alex?

BRANDONFACE: (suddenly angry) DO NOT INSULT HIM!

AUDREY: (egging him on) Or WHAT?

Audrey hears a yell of rage on the other end and Brandonface taking deep breathes to calm himself.

BRANDONFACE: My point is, we have a connection that you’ve never known about.

AUDREY: Don’t tell me you’re a cliché Darth Vader.

BRANDONFACE: No. I’m not your father. But the truth is, you mean things to me. More than ever.

AUDREY: (scoffs) Don’t get to the whole villain sob story thing. I won’t care.

BRANDONFACE: I doubt you will feel that way when-

AUDREY: (interrupting) It’s going to be boring just like Alex.

BRANDONFACE: SHUT THE FUCK UP!!

AUDREY: Why do you even CARE about that fucker anyways!?

BRANDONFACE: BECAUSE HE WAS-

The killer quickly realizes he is about to give something away and stops his confessional. Already getting reckless, Brandonface hangs up before he can spill any beans. Audrey thinks.

AUDREY: (muttering) What the HELL is his deal?

She goes back to Brooke and Gustavo.

AUDREY: For some reason, fuckface made a huge deal out of Alex dying and he REALLY has it out for you now Brooke.

GUSTAVO: Thanks for taking that call for us anyway.

AUDREY: As if I’m letting that bastard get in 1000 feet of either of you.

BROOKE: I think it’s time we told you something. As sudden as this sounds.

AUDREY: (interested) Tell me what?

We then cut to Hunter and Kima, who are talking in the Lakewood Police Department. Both are obviously still saddened by Miguel’s death and talking about him.

KIMA: I know it’s been a week, but I still can’t believe he’s just gone. (sighs) AND Dwayne too.

HUNTER: I know, he was the best. I remember when he was always so worried about Brandonface, and yet he didn’t even get killed by him. Dwayne did though.

KIMA: Miguel and Dwayne deserved to see that fucker behind bars.

HUNTER: Yeah, at least they lived to see Noah get locked up.

Hunter and Kima drink some more coffee and look blankly at each other, unsure what else to say.

KIMA: You know we’re going to see this guy in jail though.

HUNTER: Fuckface isn’t going to get away with any of this. But catching him has been 10 times more difficult than Noah ever was.

KIMA: You got that right, Hunt.

Suddenly, another officer comes on.

OFFICER: The witness is ready to talk again, Mr. Jensen.

Hunter knows who he is referring to (Audrey mentioned Kristen to him before) and stands up.

HUNTER: I’ll go talk to her.

Hunter goes into the interrogation room to find Kristen, who is calmly sitting and looking at him. Hunter sits down.

KRISTEN: You really think I could be a suspect?

HUNTER: DO you remember what you told me the day after what happened at that abandoned hospital?

KRISTEN: Long story short, I came to you and told you that I was there that same night. I explained that I was looking for any information about Brandon James being alive. As you know, my foster son is a bit…afraid…of people like him.

HUNTER: And did you find anything?

KRISTEN: I panicked when I heard the Sheriff and Audrey’s father coming.

We then have a brief flashback to the dark figure in the abandoned hospital, that heard Howard and Miguel. We then see that it was KRISTEN wearing a black hoodie all along, and she flees. It’s clear now that Kristen had at least been somewhat present before the attack. We then cut back to present day as Kristen recaps her story.

HUNTER: How do I know that you didn’t just dress up as Brandonface afterwards?

KRISTEN: Honestly, you don’t. But the motivates for this person is complex, if it isn’t Brandon James. I’m a psychology teacher, I know these things.

HUNTER: By the looks of it, you seem to have the intelligence for being a killer.

KRISTEN: (getting annoyed) So, am I a suspect or not?

HUNTER: Call yourself a “person of interest”

KRISTEN: Was Mr. Hughes or the Sheriff’s bodies found in my house, Mr. Jensen?

HUNTER: No, Alex used a friend’s house to stay for the night. And before you ask, no, I’m not telling you anything else lady.

KRISTEN: Your sister seems to trust me just fine.

HUNTER: (stands up) This discussion is over for now.

He opens the door for Kristen, and as she’s about to leave, Hunter tells her something.

HUNTER: Don’t make her, or me, regret meeting you.

KRISTEN: (smiles) Trust me, she won’t.

Kristen then walks out of the room, and Hunter goes to back to Kima.

KIMA: How’d it go?

HUNTER: Same story as before. She was there, then got scared and left. (shrugs) Honestly, I don’t think she’s the killer. Gustavo might say it would be an “anticlimactic reveal” or some shit.

KIMA: Well, is this anticlimactic?

Kima walks up to Hunter and gives him a kiss on cheek. Hunter replies by kissing her on the lips.

KIMA: Now THAT was climatic.

HUNTER: (smiles) I agree.

Hunter and Kima continue their conversation. Suddenly, his cell phone rings. Hunter looks and sees he got a text from Audrey, which he is visibly shocked by. We cut to later that night. Howard is making dinner for his children when Audrey speaks up.

AUDREY: Can I ask you something, dad?

HOWARD: Sure.

AUDREY: Why did you never tell us about Troy?

Howard drops the cup that he is holding on the floor. It’s not made of glass so it doesn’t shatter. He’s bug-eyed and looking at Hunter, who isn’t surprised at this revelation.

HOWARD: (sighs) How’d you know?

AUDREY: Brooke and Stavo. They said Brandonface told Alex, who then told them.

HOWARD: (sits down) Why is it that every single secret I try to keep, it gets exposed? (shakes head) How long have you known?

HUNTER: Just today.

HOWARD: Good. After I tell you this, you can’t speak to anyone else about it.

AUDREY: And why the hell not? You may have just discovered Brandonface’s identity.

HOWARD: Because it isn’t Troy and it’s NOT Brandon.

HUNTER: How can you be so sure?

HOWARD: First off, they wouldn’t kill their own parents.

AUDREY: MARY killed their parents, dad.

HOWARD: (groans) Okay, you got me there. Now, second off, how would you feel if I accused Gustavo of being Brandonface?

HUNTER: I’m sorry, what does this have to do with anything?

HOWARD: You are accusing my only remaining childhood friend of being a murderer. I’m asking how it feels of ME accusing one of your remaining childhood friends of being a murderer.

AUDREY: Okay, you got me back there. But how well do you know him?

HOWARD: So well that he’s already agreed to tell me the truth about 1994 tonight. HUNTER: (surprised) Really?

HOWARD: He and Brandon know about Miguel. They’re as devastated as I am about it. Trust me. Anyways, since Miguel died, I’ve been pressing Troy and he’s finally agreed to tell me everything.

HUNTER: What exactly is he going to tell you?

HOWARD: Everything about what happened in 1994, who killed everyone back then, and whatever role Brandonface played in it.

Audrey and Hunter take a bit to process this, and this information could greatly help in deducing Brandonface’s identity. Still, they are concerned for their father.

HUNTER: What if Brandon and Troy try killing you? You nearly died at that hospital a week ago.

HOWARD: Honestly, I have NO idea how I got out of there. But seriously, Troy and Brandon aren’t going to kill me.

AUDREY: Me and Hunt are still coming with you.

HOWARD: No.

HUNTER: Dad, you really don’t have a say in the matter.

Howard sees that his children aren’t going to budge and decides to plan a compromise.

HOWARD: Okay, I was going to sneak out at midnight, but you obviously aren’t going to stop looking at me for the whole night. So, here’s the deal: I’ll let both of you come, BUT you need to stay in the shadows and not let Troy or Brandon see you, or you’ll scare them off. And do NOT bring your gun, Hunter.

HUNTER: Compromise, I won’t bring my gun, but I have my tazer.

HOWARD: (sighs) Fine. But you do NOT come out of there unless I say so, or unless it’s absolutely necessary. Got me?

AUDREY: We got you dad.

HOWARD: Why can’t you just trust me to get this done?

AUDREY: Because I just want all of this to END! And apparently, Brandonface is going to go all “Alex” on me when all of this is done. I already told you about the call. I’m sick of seeing Brooke and everyone else I care about get fucked over. Why can’t this fucker just let me beat him and get it OVER WITH!?

Audrey slams her head against the table in irritation. Hunter and Howard go to comfort Audrey. As they do, we cut to midnight, at the meeting place where Howard is to meet Troy and Brandon. We see that he is at Will’s barn, in front of the entrance, waiting. Meanwhile, Audrey and Hunter are hiding behind some trees at a small distance away from Howard.

HUNTER: (whispering) I have a bad feeling about this…

AUDREY: (whispering) Just like Han Solo?

HUNTER: (whispering) Exactly. (noticing) Here they come.

At that moment, Troy and Brandon (who still has his hoodie on) come out of the barn and approach Howard.

HOWARD: (awkwardly) Hey Troy.

TROY: Hey, Howard. This has been long overdue. But I need to tell you something first.

HOWARD: What?

TROY: Please get your children to come out of those trees behind you.

HOWARD: (surprised) How-

TROY: (interrupting) Brandon spied on you because he was afraid you would tell people and he overheard your conversation with your kids. Tell them to come out or Brandon’s going to run off in fear again.

Howard, not wanting to ruin his chance of learning the truth, signals for Hunter and Audrey to come out. They do so, and Brandon cowers behind Troy. Depsite being a fully grown adult, Brandon is still afraid like the child he was long ago. Hunter and Audrey go beside their father.

AUDREY: So, you’re Troy James?

TROY: Yep. Audrey Jensen?

HUNTER: I’m her brother, Hunter.

BRANDON: (sputtering) P…Please…Don’t hunt me…

TROY: It’s alright little bro. I swear, everything is going to be alright after this. (turns to Jensens) First of all, I’m sorry about what you’ve all gone through, which has been my fault to begin with. This is going to take a long time. I’m just going to tell you who the 1994 killer is right now and get this wrapped up. You ready?

HOWARD: (Audrey and Hunter nod) Ready.

TROY: The 1994 killer is…

Suddenly, just as Troy is about to reveal it, time freezes and Noah Ben-Maor pops up on the screen.

NOAH: HA! You think I’m going to tell you right now. Nope! Now I’m gonna make you wait for another chapter release, suckers!

Chapter 12

We open up where we left off, where time has been unfrozen and Troy is finally able to reveal who the 1994 killer is.

TROY: …Me.

HOWARD: Wait…YOU!?

TROY: Yes, it’s been me all along. I committed those kills. Everyone assumed Brandon was guilty. Your one million questions can begin now.

HOWARD: (thinking) Why did Brandon show up at the dock then?

Suddenly, Brandon steps forward a little bit. He’s still very nervous, however, and won’t show his disfigured face from behind his hoodie.

BRANDON: I just want to see her…one last time. (sniffles) Before I went away.

HOWARD: But…why, Troy?

TROY: Do you remember what supposedly caused Brandon to “snap” on Halloween night?

HOWARD: Yes, I remember that.

TROY: In actuality, it's what caused ME to snap.

We cut to a flashback in 1994, where Brandon is returning home after a horrible school dance. All audio is cut except for Troy’s voiceover. Brandon is bloodied and bruised.

TROY: As you all know, Brandon was beaten by Maggie’s friends after he tried to approach her during a dance. He was crying his eyes out at home and yelling about how nobody can accept him. He even considering killing himself after all this. I just couldn’t take it anymore with everyone mistreating my brother.

The day before 1994 Halloween, a younger Troy is shown sewing up a black robe, which turns out to be the Brandonface costume.

TROY: I made the Lakewood slasher costume. The mask is made out of hard plastic and has brown leather straps attached to it, and I didn’t make it because it was already made to hide Brandon’s face.

AUDREY: Yeah, I remember hearing about that.

We then cut to a flashback shown in Wanna Play a Game (Third episode in season 1), where we see Dana Alden and Brett Keener being brutally murdered as they were in the show by the Lakewood slasher, whom we know now is Troy, not Brandon James.

TROY: So, I went into the costume and just went after all of Brandon’s bullies.

HOWARD: So, it was you that stabbed me that night?

We cut the flashback shown in season 2, where the Lakewood Slasher, whom we know is Troy, stabs Howard and murders Trent Prince. Howard watches helplessly.

TROY: (sighs) Yes. It wasn’t easy for me to do it.

HOWARD: You couldn’t have just shoved me aside?

TROY: I was angry. You’re lucky I didn’t kill you that night to be honest.

HUNTER: Do you think you could have OVERREACTED!?

TROY: He was my BROTHER. If Audrey was disfigured and she was being constantly bullied like Brandon was, you would have done the same thing.

Hunter doesn’t reply to Troy’s suggestion, and lets him go on.

HOWARD: So it was still Brandon that was at the dock with Maggie and was shot?

TROY: After I was finished killing everyone, I realized that I basically screwed up our lives and there was no way me and Brandon were getting out of this without being arrested. When I heard Brandon was the prime suspect, I couldn't handle it and I was too stressed to consider handing myself in at the time. My parents never knew, but me and Brandon wanted to run away, together.

Suddenly, Brandon decides to speak up again, keeping his head lowered.

BRANDON: I just couldn't leave without saying goodbye to Daisy and went to the dock with her. If the police hadn't interrupted me, I probably would have told her about what my older brother did, just to protect me. After Miguel and Daisy (he likes calling Maggie that), fished me out of the river, I ran back home, where I found Troy. Everyone thought I committed the murders, and that I died, not my brother. So Troy moved out of Lakewood and took me with him. I got a fake ID card, I’ve been going around as Elliot Rollins, fake name. Anyways, Troy has been taking care of me and teaching me how to live on my own, buy a house, stuff like that.

AUDREY: Did you know about Piper?

Brandon hesitates to answer, but comes out with it.

BRANDON: I knew Piper existed, yes, and she was sent to an orphanage. I could never bring myself to visit her, and I didn’t think anything would happen with her. (sighs) I was wrong. I swear, I had no idea she would commit another killing spree just for me. I never wanted that. I’m sorry.

Brandon sits down, emotional at having to acknowledge that his daughter committed a killing spree in his name, even though he didn’t want it. The Jensens look pretty bad for him and clearly believe his story. Troy pats his brother’s head.

TROY: It’s ok. None of this was your fault. (sighs) It was honestly mine. If I had never killed, Piper wouldn’t have believed you were dead and she wouldn’t have started all this. Audrey Jensen, I’m sorry for everything I’ve caused you. Do you wanna know why I really came back here?

HOWARD: Why?

TROY: To turn myself in.

Troy puts his hands up.

TROY: The older brother is a police officer, right?

HUNTER: Yep. (takes out handcuffs) For the record, I was not letting you leave the scene whether or not you didn’t want to turn yourself in.

TROY: Fair enough.

BRANDON: I’m going to miss you brother.

TROY: Me too, brother. I’ll turn myself in if Brandon doesn’t get jail time, and can live as a free man from now on.

HUNTER: I’ll put in a good word for both of you. Audrey, call the police and tell them I have an arrest. One more question, do you know anything about Brandonface?

TROY: About as much as you do. I can tell you he had nothing to do with 1994. That was all me. No idea what he wants.

HOWARD: Also, I have another thing.

He pulls out the picture that he and Miguel found in season 2, the one where a young Emma Duval and a shadowy tall man is in the picture (like the unanswered one in the actual season 2).

HOWARD: Know anything about this?

TROY: (examining the photo) No answers for that too. Brandon and I have never met Emma in our lives. Sorry.

As Audrey calls the police, Hunter handcuffs an unresisting Troy and reads him his Miranda Rights.

HUTNER: Troy James, you have the right to remain silent.

We cut to a few minutes later, Kima and Hunter and some other police cars are on the scene. For some extra security, Brandon and Troy are going to be taken in separate cars (even though they aren’t resisting). They don’t mind and just go along with it. Hunter and two other officers are taking Brandon while Kima (who is driving) and two other officers drive off with Troy.

KIMA: The infamous 1994 killer. Never would have thought.

OFFICER #1: No conversation allowed with the suspect.

KIMA: I was just talking to myself.

Meanwhile, as the car goes down a road, we see BRANDONFACE at the left of the roads, behind the tree. He has a stick of DYNAMITE with him, which he lights and throws in front of the car. Kima and the officers know something was thrown, but not what.

KIMA: Is that…(looking closely) Dynamite?

BOOM!

The car drives right under the dynamite just as it explodes. This causes the car to flip over with Kima, the two officers, and Troy all still inside. Brandonface comes out and looks at the wreckage. The two officers are dead, killed instantly in the explosion. Kima has lost an arm and is extremely bloodied, but still alive. Brandonface drags her out of the car and looks at the barely alive officer.

Brandonface looks like he’s going to say something, but he just takes out a hatchet and chops Kima’s head off. Kima Greggs, girlfriend of Hunter Jensen, is dead. Brandonface then hears some groaning sounds and goes to the back, where he finds an unconscious and also pretty badly injured Troy. He drags the former killer out (the explosion destroyed Troy’s handcuffs) and looks at him. Brandonface again looks like he’s going to say something, but shakes his head.

Instead of mocking him for being an inferior killer, Brandonface just hacks Troy to death with his hatchet. Troy James, older brother of Brandon James and the 1994 Lakewood Slasher, is dead. Brandonface then leaves the scene. After a few minutes later, Brandon is at the police station answering Hunter’s questions.

BRANDON: We really have repeat to everything?

HUNTER: It’s just for the records. If you need time, I can give you some.

BRANDON: No, I can repeat it all again. It’s just…can we wait until my brother comes?

HUNTER: Sure. (thinking) He actually should have been here by now.

Suddenly, shouting is heard on Hunter’s walkie talkie. Hunter listens to what dispatch has to say.

DISPATCH: SEVERAL OFFICERS DOWN! EXPLOSION ON RIKER ROAD!

Hunter turns pale when he realizes what the officers are referring to and rushes out of the interrogation room. Brandon looks on in concern. Later, Hunter arrives at the scene and is approached by a police officer, who tries to calm him.

HUNTER: What happened!?

OFFICER: (sighs) I’m sorry, there's no survivors.

At that moment, Kima’s body is seen wrapped up and being taken away. Hunter, too distraught to find out who the other bodies are, kicks a tree and leans against it in despair. He knows that catching the 1994 killer has no real impact on catching Brandonface and now his girlfriend is dead because of it. Cut to black.

Chapter 13

We on the Acosta household, where Gustavo (who is now in a better condition) is ready to host the Morgue again.

GUSTAVO: Hello viewers, this is your host, Gustavo Acosta, reporting in once again. As you know, recent events have caused me to take a break from hosting. However, I couldn’t leave my fans behind for too long. And besides, I’ve wanted to make this announcement for a long time. Sadly, not in the way that I’m about to.

Gustavo looks to his left, where there is a newspaper detailing the events of last night.

GUSTAVO: Last night, the 1994 Lakewood Slasher was finally revealed, and it turns out, Brandon James was completely innocent, all along. Troy James, his older brother, was the true culprit. The past always seems to catch up no matter how long ago. Audrey Jensen, our final girl, and her family uncovered the long awaited secret last night.

As Gustavo says this, we see Brandon coming out of the police station. He’s obviously heard about his brother’s death and is teary eyed. He’s swarmed by news reporters, who taking photos and shouting questions, but Brandon ignores them and goes into a taxi.

GUSTAVO: After 20 years, Brandon James has come back, only to leave again. He’s alive and well, physically, but now that he’s lost his brother, he’s left again. Who can blame him, really? One long unsolved chapter has finally been put to a close, and I’ll admit it, not in the way I expected at all. My number #1 suspect, whose suspicion I knew was unlikely after the murders of Ed and Cassie James, has been officially proven innocent.

Gustavo puts away the newspaper and resumes his monologue.

GUSTAVO: That just leaves with one question: who is Brandonface, and another secret question I simply cannot figure out: what the HELL does he want (he knows Brandonface wants Audrey, but doesn’t want to speak publicly about it at her request)? Troy James, Piper Shaw, Noah Foster, Mary Walker, all of them have clear motives. This guy, hell. I’d hate to say this, but I’m getting stumped myself. I’m getting better now, after what’s happened. And trust me viewers, I am going to get to the bottom of this. This is Gustavo Acosta, your host, signing off.

Later, Gustavo, Hunter, Alicia, Brooke and Audrey are talking at the park again.

ALICIA: Why do you always have us go talk at a public park instead of just at one of our houses?

AUDREY: I’ve been doing my own horror rules digging and best way to survive is talk in broad daylight. Killers won’t want to attract too much attention to themselves.

GUSTAVO: You do realize Mary walked right up to us and threatened us in broad daylight?

AUDREY: The only reason she didn’t attract too much attention was because she was dressed regularly, and I don’t think Brandonface is enough of a dumbass to try killing us at this time. (changes subject) Hunter, I’m sorry about Kima.

HUNTER: Thanks. (sighs) I’m going to miss her so much. I hope Alicia stays with you, sis.

ALICIA: Trust me, I’m not going anywhere. Stavo, you’re having trouble?

GUSTAVO: (shakes head) I literally just CANNOT put my finger on it. I knew Brandon was innocent, but the fact Brandonface had NOTHING to do with 1994 murders just put all of my killer theories in the dust. And the fact that Brandon just left, and honestly who can blame him, is leaving me just about clueless.

BROOKE: The Stavo having no idea what to do for a horror theory? You have blown my mind.

AUDREY: You really have no idea at all who it could be?

GUSTAVO: Nada.

ALICIA: What about that psychology teacher?

AUDREY: Ms. Lang? She doesn’t really look like a killer to me.

BROOKE: Noah didn’t look like a killer.

HUNTER: She’s got a good point, and I’m pretty sure it’s not any of the five of us. It’s obviously not Howard, and there’s literally nothing you could say that convinces me or my sister otherwise. She’s only other person I can think of that’s at least somewhat close to us.

GUSTAVO: (shrugs) It would be a pretty anticlimactic reveal, unless she pulls a Darth Vader or something.

AUDREY: I can tell you I wasn’t adopted. Laura and Howard are my parents.

ALICIA: Not seeing much other options. But why would be she be obsessed with you, and how do we figure it out?

GUSTAVO: Way I see it, someone has to go get interviewed by her again.

AUDREY: I’ll do it. It’ll be at the café again, so she doesn’t pull anything. Any suggestions?

BROOKE: Tape recorder. Clay Jensen style.

AUDREY: Sounds like a plan.

HUNTER: (stands up) I’m going to go out somewhere.

ALICIA: We’re all really sorry about Kima. But you sure you don't want to stay home?

HUNTER: It’s not going to be to the point where I disappear, don’t worry. I just need some time off for now.

Hunter leaves, and Audrey looks bad for her brother’s depression. She knows it’s not too serious though. Later on, Audrey goes back home.

AUDREY: Dad, I’m home! Hunter went somewhere, he’ll be back soon.

Her dad doesn’t reply and the house is strangely quiet, which gets Audrey concerned.

AUDREY: Um, dad? Are you playing the silent game or something?

Suddenly, there’s a noise heard upstairs and whistling. Audrey recognizes that the whistling is a female voice. Audrey, concerned, gets a knife from the kitchen and goes upstairs, where she finds out that Mary is the house, and she has a knife on Howard’s throat.

MARY: Almost feel bad for you Howy, you go through that shit with Brandonface only to get a knife to your throat from the mercenary. And your daughter’s here too. Boo. Hoo.

Audrey loses pretty much all sense of bravery and confidence she may have had after seeing her dad is a hostage and desperately tries to negotiate with the paid mercenary. She walks up a little.

AUDREY: Mary, Mary I am BEGGING you. Please don’t do this, PLEASE.

MARY: Go on and beg, won’t do either of you much good.

AUDREY: (crying) Just TAKE ME!

HOWARD: NO!

MARY: (rolling eyes) Okay, now you’re just copying lines from Henry Allen’s death from the Flash. Go ahead with the acting anyways, maybe you’ll get me to cry. (scoffs) Not in a million years.

Howard is aware that he is going to die and tries to use his last words to comfort his daughter.

HOWARD: It’s okay, Audrey. It’s okay.

AUDREY: Dad…

HOWARD: Whatever happens, you need to know that you have made me the happiest father in the world. You and Hunter were the best.

AUDREY: (crying) Please…

MARY: Yeah, I’m not going to get into the whole “you’re gonna watch your parent die just like I did” blah blah blah bullshit Zoom said. So, SEE YA HOWART!

HOWARD: Your mother and I-

AUDREY: DAD!

Mary slits Howard’s throat wide open and shoves his body in front of his daughter. Audrey screams out.

AUDREY: NNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Howard doesn’t make an attempt to stop himself from bleeding out as Audrey rushes to her father. Mary sits on a chair and watches.

AUDREY: (desperate) Dad. Hey, Dad. DAD! Look at me, LOOK AT ME!

Audrey’s attempts to help her dad fail. Howard Jensen, father of Audrey and Hunter Jensen and season 1 survivor, is dead. Audrey knows she can’t do anything else and sobs over her father’s corpse. Mary just yawns.

MARY: Worst acting EVER Audrey.

Audrey looks up at her.

MARY: Who are you, Bex Taylor-Klaus? (rolls eyes) Worst actress in goddamn history. But you have just taken the cake for that.

AUDREY: You…

MARY: (yawns) Let me guess, “you killed my father, prepare to die?” That’s old too.

AUDREY: You…(clenches fists) You...BITCH!

Audrey, in a fit of fury, rushes up to Mary and punches the mercenary in the face, breaking her nose with only one punch. Mary screams from the pain, clearly not expecting it to be that bad.

MARY: (pissed off) HEY! LET’S SEE HOW YOU LIKE IT!

Mary tackles Audrey and starts pulling and yanking her hair. Audrey does it back and the girls scream at each other.

MARY: NOT MY FUCKING HAIR!!

She grabs Audrey’s nose and begins to violently twist it. Audrey pulls harder on Mary’s hair and successfully yanks some off her head. Mary, now even more pissed, headbutts Audrey in the face and breaks her nose too. Both reel in pain, but quickly get back to trying to kill each other. Mary launches Audrey against the wall and tries to kick in her in the face, but Audrey dodges it. Audrey and Mary trade punches, and eventually crash into the bathroom.

MARY: Damnit, toilet’s clean. FINE.

Mary grabs Audrey and dunks her head inside the toilet, hoping to drown her. Audrey kicks out with her feet, making Mary let go of her. Mary and Audrey kick and punch each other repeatedly, fighting harder as the fight goes on. Audrey smashes Mary’s head against a mirror and sends her to the floor. Mary launches her foot up and hits Audrey in the face, sending her down too. Both ladies have to stop and rest for a little bit. They stare at each other, bloodied.

MARY: (gasping) Ok…I’ve had enough of this.

AUDREY: (wiping blood off) Me too.

Mary and Audrey continue to fight, which is a full-on fight to the death at this point. Audrey tries to strangle Mary. Mary punches and punches until she finally gets Audrey off of her. Audrey leg sweeps Mary, and knees her in the face as she tries to get back up. Mary coughs up blood.

MARY: (coughing) PLAYTIME IS OVER, KITTEN!

Having enough, Mary gets out a knife and slices at Audrey, who dodges. She runs down into the kitchen, and Mary runs after her. Audrey gets a knife and slices at Mary, who dodges. They continue trying to stab each other. Meanwhile, Hunter is returning from his time alone and is parking his car in the garage. Mary sees this from a window and groans in disappointment. Since Hunter’s a police officer, Mary tries to escape, but Audrey, hellbent on avenging her father, jumps on Mary and literally sinks her teeth into her right arm.

MARY: (furious) WILL YOU JUST FUCK OFF ALREADY!?

Mary knocks Audrey off of her and runs out of the house just as Hunter comes. He notices Mary leaving, but is more concerned about how bloody his sister is and rushes to her aide. Audrey exhausted from fighting Mary and knows she has to tell her brother about their father.

HUNTER: Are you ok!? What happened!?

AUDREY: (points at bedroom) Dad…

Hunter notices blood stains in there and rushes inside, and sees his father’s throat slit wide open. He’s so overwhelmed with emotion that he drops to the floor and just cries. Audrey slowly gets up and goes into the bedroom to join him. Meanwhile, Mary, who is still outside the house, hears their crying and smiles, before resuming her escape. We then cut to black.

Chapter 14

We open on Gustavo, Alicia, and Brooke, who are going over to Audrey’s house. They arrive to find the police already on the scene and Hunter and Audrey sitting, forlorn. Gustavo and Brooke are relieved they are alive but know something happened because of Audrey’s bruises. When they come over, Audrey just comes out with it and tells them that Howard is dead. Gustavo, Alicia and Brooke sit next to the siblings. Hunter looks more in shock because of how fast he lost his girlfriend AND his father, while Audrey is more of a crying mess.

Brooke wraps her arm around Audrey and admits that this is how she felt like when she learned about her parents’ deaths, and Gustavo says something similar. Hunter shakes his head but is still silent. All four teens aren’t sure what to do next, and just sit together comforting each other in silence. Later, back at the Iron Heights prison, Noah is sleeping in his cell and having a dream about the original Terminator movie.

In this dream, Noah is the Terminator and massacres his way through the police, while Sarah Connor and Kyle (the protagonists in that movie) are Brooke and Audrey. Eventually, “Noah the Terminator” guns down all the officers, which includes Miguel (who is the police chief in the dream) and reaches Audrey and Brooke. However, right as he’s about to murder the girls, Noah wakes up. Noah laments to himself about not being able to get the best part but last time was great. It’s clear that Noah regularly dreams of killing all the victims he missed.

When he wakes up, two guards go to Noah’s cell and tell him he’s got a phone call. Noah goes to the one of prison phones and hears Mary, who tells him about killing Howard. She goes into detail and tells him about how she did it right in front of Audrey “Henry Allen style”, just as he requested. Noah restrains the urge to laugh and celebrate so that the guards don’t get suspicious (Mary is using a disguised name and phone number when she calls Noah). Mary says that she’s planning her final move soon.

Noah grins with glee (facing away from the guards) and asks how soon it can be. Mary replies a day or two and asks Noah if she can rat “the piss poor copycat” out now. Noah tells her to do it, and she hangs up. Noah is then escorted back to his cell, and once there, he laughs in joy, reveling in the misery Audrey is having right now. We then cut to a flashfoward taking place about five years later. By this time, an older Noah is still in prison and looks very miserable, and bored.

At lunchtime, Noah is taken to the main cafeteria and eats alone at a table. Suddenly, he is approached by the two guards, who order Noah to come with them. Noah is taken from the cafeteria and into a private cell block, where there is a woman waiting for him there. The woman is wearing white clothes, heels, and glasses, kinda like a therapist outfit. She tells the guards to leave them, and the guards tell her she has five minutes before she has to go. A confused Noah asks what’s going on. The woman tells Noah to call her “H.Q.” for now, and she has a high-pitched voice, which Noah complains about. H.Q. slaps Noah across the face and tells him to shut up and listen to her.

She asks if he’s the famous “Lakewood Slasher” she’s heard about to which he says yes. H.Q. tells Noah that she went through tons of trouble to find him, adding that she hates wearing these glasses, and she has a “proposal” to offer him. Noah acts smug and asks H.Q. what makes her think she’s worth his time, and if she’s just “a worthless lo-“ This is cut off by H.Q. grabbing Noah’s balls and squeezing them tightly while covering his mouth to block noise. H.Q. tells Noah, who is in a great deal of pain, that if he insults her again, the balls are coming off.

Noah nods and decides to listen to what H.Q. has to say. H.Q. tells Noah that she has a plan to bust him out of here, and she got some guards to do it. When asked how, H.Q. replies that this has been a long time coming, and she believes Noah provides the “Outside element of surprise” she needs for a little something she’s been working on. H.Q. asks Noah if he wants to get out, and he says yes. He tells her she’ll only accept the help if they go straight back to Lakewood, as he wants to finish the job he started.

H.Q. appears to accept Noah’s condition, and Noah asks who she is. H.Q. explains that her identity doesn’t matter right now, and all Noah needs to know is that she has been hiding out for a long time, and that time is finally over. The guards subsequently come in and take Noah by his cell. Noah attempts to ask more questions, but they hush him and lock him back up in his cell. Noah sits on his bed and contemplates who H.Q. is.

Later that night, through the hallways, a row of riot guards and walking around the prison. We zoom on the guard in the back, and it is revealed that Noah has been giving the uniform of a riot guard as a disguise. Noah heads to an exit and finds a guard there, who asks what he’s doing. Noah, mixing up his voice a bit just in case, tells the guard that it’s his turn to patrol outside. The guard lets Noah outside, and he heads to a large black parked van.

Noah enters the back of the van, where H.Q. is there waiting with several masked people. These people are wearing some kind of clown masks, and are in red uniforms. After Noah gets in, the van begins to drive away and notices H.Q. is now in a different outfit, wearing red all over. H.Q. congratulates Noah proving himself to not be a complete idiot by not screwing this up. Noah rolls his eyes and says there’s going to be a search party for him when people learn he’s escaped.

H.Q. replies they are leaving a decoy, so by the time they notice Noah’s missing, it won’t be until too late. Noah admits this is clever. He then tells her on the way to Lakewood, H.Q. is going to tell them all about this. This prompts H.Q. to giggle and reveal they are not going to Lakewood, and Noah realizes they are actually driving away from there. Noah becomes angry and tells H.Q. they had a deal. H.Q. replies that she is not interested about Noah’s “petty squabbles” and life will be more “fun” with her, adding where they are going is far from Lakewood.

Noah demands to know what is happening, but H.Q. tells him to stop yelling as he’s annoying her, and “you REALLY don’t want to piss ME off” Noah starts to shout at the driver to turn the van around, until H.Q.’s masked men restrain Noah and inject him with sedatives. Before he loses consciousness, H.Q. tells Noah they something “much better to do than go kill in some god forsaken dump" H.Q. then yells “Get us back home Turk!”

It is then revealed that the driver is TURK CASTLE, the comic relief thug who always gets his ass kicked (this is a different version of him, not connected to the earlier saga). Turk says it’ll be a “Turkish pleasure” to which H.Q. boos his joke. An annoyed Turk continues driving and the van goes away from the prison. Back in present day, Alicia and Audrey are together in Alicia’s basement. Alicia has a workout station set up (Reminder: Alicia is a martial artist and a good fighter) and is kicking a punching bag.

Audrey tells Alicia that she’s more depressed than anger at recent events and hitting something won’t help her in this case. Alicia, who usually takes her out her anger training, understands and stops working out. Alicia sits next to Audrey, who says that she’s running out of people she loves. Most of her friends and her parents are dead, and it’s just has a girlfriend, brother, and two friends left. She tells Alicia she can’t take this much longer.

Alicia says she understands how Audrey feels and grief makes people do a lot of things, including some very strange things. Audrey does remember how mad she was at herself for not dropping an anvil on Noah’s face after she kicked off of that balcony, but it worked out because he isn’t escaping from jail. Alicia and Audrey share a kiss, though Audrey still doesn’t feel better. She tells Alicia that this needs to end, one way or another. Alicia agrees, and the couple hold hands and hug.

Meanwhile, Brooke and Gustavo are hanging out the house and eating together, in silence. Eventually, Gustavo and Brooke sit on a bed together. Gustavo says that he’s still not having any luck deducing Ghostface’s identity, and even if they do, they still have to get Mary, and there’s no way Noah is going to call her off. Brooke tells Gustavo that she herself has been doing some thinking, and she has an insane idea: pit Ghostface and Mary against each other, and make them kill each other.

She then suggests that if either survive, they step in and finish them off. Gustavo asks if she’s trying to pull a “Freddy vs Jason” on them, to which she says yes. Gustavo admits this is actually a good idea, but they need a way to make them attack each other, and for them to be ready to step in. As they think about how to do this, Brooke gets a text on her cell phone, which is somehow from Howard Jensen. The text says “Call this number if you want a chance” Gustavo gives Brooke a nod, and she calls Howard’s number, finding Mary on the other end.

Mary tells Brooke that she says it’s time to give them something they’ve wanted for a long time: the identity of Brandonface. Gustavo and Brooke are surprised she knows and quickly ask who. Mary tells them it’s “KL” and they should know who that stands for. After thinking, Gustavo realizes something and asks “Does she mean…” Brooke asks how they know she’s telling the truth, and Mary tells them that tomorrow, she’s going to give a little “proposal” to act on.

As Mary begins to explain, we cut to someone’s house, where Brandonface walks up to the main hallway and looks around rather blankly. Brandonface, slowly but surely, removes the hood from the back of his head and proceeds to lift the mask upward until it is fully removed from his face. Finally, we see who Brandonface is, and the final Lakewood Slasher is revealed to be…

KRISTEN LANG!

She sighs and says Mary is doing the more personal stuff for her (she’s heard about Mary killing Howard), which is good. Kristen removes the costume and goes up to her room, where she puts in into a chest that is hidden under her bed. She lies on bed and tells herself that she’s more than earned “having her back” despite everything she’s done. Kristen assures herself she has done extremely well concealing her identity, unaware that two of her remaining targets have learned her darkest secret, and we cut to black.

Chapter 15

We open on Kristen in her office at the Lakewood High School, where she is taking down some notes. We can hear her thoughts in her mind as she writes. She’s writing that Audrey isn’t coming over for appointments anymore, but she can still tell that her emotional state is worsening. Kristen decides that after her next target is eliminated, then it will be time for the endgame. She then prepares to go home, but Brooke suddenly comes into her office.

Kristen then remembers that Brooke set up an interview with her and decides to delay going home. Brooke thinks to herself “You better make this quick Stav” Meanwhile, Gustavo is reading an address on his cell phone and looks up at a house to confirm he is at the right place, which he is. Gustavo goes under the welcome mat and sees some lockpicking tools and a note that says “Thank me later, Bloody Mary”

A brief flashback reveals that Brooke and Gustavo made a plan to go confirm Kristen is Brandonface: Brooke keeps Kristen busy at school while Gustavo searches her house for evidence to confirm Mary was telling the truth. Gustavo successfully gets inside and wonders if he were a serial killer, where he would be hiding his darkest secrets. Meanwhile, Brooke talks to Kristen about what’s happen happening. Kristen asks some questions about Audrey, and Brooke points out that Kristen focuses on her best friend a lot.

Kristen looks interested at Brooke’s question and replies it’s “morbid curiosity” Brooke just goes “Uh huh” but keeps the conversation going to buy time for Gustavo. At Kristen’s house, Gustavo decides to try searching the basement for clues and finds it almost empty. He is shocked the basement failed, since “99% of killer’s lairs are underground or in the basement” Gustavo then decides to try checking upstairs in Kristen’s bedroom, though he steals and eats one of Kristen’s cookies first.

He searches through drawers and cabinets, and eventually comes upon the chest that we saw Kristen hide her costume in. Gustavo opens it and sees the costume, but knows that he needs more proof than that to convince police she’s guilty. As he searches, Kristen continues talking with Brooke and asks about her mental stability.

Brooke admits she’s “not fine” as she doubts she could fool Kristen, who replies that she has a degree in psychology, so she knows how to see some emotions. Kristen then decides to stop giving information about herself and tells Brooke she’s going to leave now. Brooke, wanting to keep her stalled, insists she should stay longer and wants to let out her feelings. Kristen notices the desperation in Brooke and says she’s going, but Brooke blocks the door.

Meanwhile, Gustavo eventually comes upon Kristen’s personal diary and remembers the time where he found Brooke’s diary and got slapped by her for reading it. He nevertheless resolves to read it and finds accounts of her murdering all her victims, including the deaths this season, last season, and the real season 1. Convinced this is enough, Gustavo sends a text to Hunter to come down here and he’s figured out who Brandonface is, then goes to call Brooke.

Once Brooke receives the call, she lets a now very suspicious Kristen go past her. She walks a distance and looks behind her to ensure she’s alone before talking to her boyfriend. Gustavo tells Brooke he’s got more than proof, and he’s finally got Brandonface. However, Kristen is actually watching her from a corner and overhears the call. Her face grows with fury when she realizes Stavo is ratting her out, and it’s too late to stop him. She stomps off angrily. Later, Alicia is talking with Hunter on the phone.

Hunter tells her that he and the police went to Kristen’s house, saw the evidence, and there’s enough to issue a warrant for her arrest, which reliefs Alicia. Hunter adds, on the bad side, that Kristen never came home (they were waiting there to arrest her) and he believes she knows they know she’s Brandonface now. Alicia says Kristen knows she’s screwed. Hunter replies that they’re doing a routine search of places Piper and Noah have used, including the abandoned hospital, to ensure that she has nowhere to hide.

Alicia is relieved, but Hunter says they still have to keep an eye out for Mary, and Kristen could be anywhere. Alicia says she can handle herself, though Hunter says Gustavo has always said whenever victims say that, they die in the next scene. Alicia replies that she’ll be an exception. Hunter replies that just in case, he’s having some police officers patrol the Jensen house, and he’ll add a couple to Alicia’s soon. Alicia thanks Hunter and is about to hang up when he says he almost forgot something.

When asked what, Hunter says he and the other officers did some digging and found some evidence that ties things together: adoption papers, which reveals that Kristen adopted Alex, who then became her foster son. Alicia is shocked, asking how he managed to keep that a secret. Hunter explains that after Alex was killed, they couldn’t find much traces of his identity (Alex was killed at his friend’s house, not his own) until they investigated Kristen.

Alicia realizes that this explains why Kristen was so pissed off when Alex died, and Hunter adds that he’s looking through everything else to see if he can find a backstory. Before hanging up, Hunter says the officers will be at her house in about 10 minutes. She goes back into her basement to work out again, getting barefoot and into workout clothes. Alicia starts hitting her punching bag, when she hears someone clapping. Alicia turns around and finds Mary, who is holding a knife and smiling devilishly. Alicia reaches for her cell phone to get help, but Mary is faster and stabs it with her knife.

Mary is blocking the stairs, so Alicia can’t get out and is cornered. Mary flashes her knife and around and compliments Alicia, saying she looks pretty hot for someone who’s about to die. Alicia clenches her fists and tells Mary to scram. Mary laughs, calling Alicia’s attempts to scare her off as “cute” and asking if she really thinks she could beat her up. Alicia replies that it’s “cute” Mary thinks she’s all that scary, saying she’s been schooling bitches like her since kindergarten.

Mary, finding this conversation amusing (and personally loving Alicia’s defiance), decides to put away her knife and says while Audrey put up a fight, she was messing around a bit. Alicia says she’ll give Mary a chance to run, but she hopes she stays, so she can make her pay for everyone she’s killed. Mary quickly kicks off her shoes and slams her foot against Alicia’s stomach, knocking her against the wall. Alicia says Mary’s got five seconds to move, then she’s moving her.

Mary, who is hyped and ready, says “Oh sweetie, I’d love to see you tr-“ Alicia quickly punches Mary in the face before kicking her in the stomach, saying “You asked for it...sweetie” Alicia and Mary throw some punches. It’s obvious Mary has been fighting a lot longer than Alicia has, but she’s having some fun and seeing what Alicia’s got. Alicia actually manages to land a few solid shots on the mercenary.

As they are fighting, Mary puts Alicia into a headlock and asks if she would like to know why Brandonface wants Audrey so much. Alicia does a backwards headbutt on Mary to knock her off, before replying that she’ll find out on her own. Mary kicks Alicia in the face and punches her in the eye, saying that she’s very rude to interrupt her. Mary gives Alicia a moment to recover, before Alicia kicks her in the knee and knees her in the face. Alicia and Mary trade punches, with the latter laughing even as she’s being struck.

They stop to catch their breath, and Alicia picks up random items and starts throwing them at Mary. She blocks them with their arms to avoid major damage and starts throwing random items at Alicia as well. Meanwhile, the police officers that Hunter assigned to patrol around Alicia’s home pull up outside. The officers, Brian Jameson and another unnamed man exit the car. As they approach the house, Brian talks about how ridiculous it is this town has had 3 killing sprees and not one has been solved by the police.

The other officer asks him to have some faith in the system, saying that he bets that today, they’ll catch Mary and Kristen. Brian asks if that’s why the black officer, whom he calls “Jim” is transferring out of Lakewood next week. Jim counters that the new job has better pay, although Brian states it’s “definitely 10 times more dangerous than what’s going on here” They then hear loud noises coming from inside the house (sounds from Mary and Alicia fighting). Brian and Jim knock on the door and ask what is happening, but Alicia and Mary can’t hear them.

Meanwhile, the women are continuing to fight, unaware of the police officers coming. Alicia breaks Mary’s nose with a solid kick to the face. Mary decides she’s had enough and stops holding back and having fun. She full on headbutts Alicia in the face and delivers rapid blows against her. It’s fast and brutal and Alicia can’t keep up. Blood is spraying from Alicia’s face as she is being pummeled, and she shouts in pain. This prompts Brian and Jim to kick down on the door and enter the house, guns drawn.

They run down the stairs to the basement, where Alicia is being brutally beaten, and she is very bloodied. They shout at Mary, who is surprised, to stand down and put her hands up. Mary appears to surrender, and Jim goes to check on Alicia while Brian attempts to handcuff Mary, who suddenly jumps up and puts Brian in a headlock, wrapping a knife at his throat. Jim points his gun at Mary and tells her to put the knife down. Mary replies that maybe Jim should put his weapon down instead and a standoff ensues.

Jim keeps his gun pointed at Mary, who says Jim has the count of three before she slits Brian’s throat. She begins counting, but abruptly slits Brian’s throat at 2 before Jim can decide what to do. Mary attempts to use the profusely bleeding Brian as a human shield to reach Jim. Jim fires several gunshots at Mary to stop her; the first couple miss, but the third hits Mary DIRECTLY IN THE FOREHEAD. Mary collapses to the ground, eyes shut and dead as a doornail. “Bloody” Mary Walker, hired serial killer of Noah Foster, is dead. Suddenly, Noah Ben-Maor comes up and pauses time.

NOAH BEN-MAOR: The police are useless trope has officially been SUBVERTED. (winks) You're welcome police officers out there. Also, this just wasn't an ordinary unnamed guy. You'll see.

Noah snaps his fingers to resume time before disappearing. Jim takes a few moments to catch his breath before seeing Brian has died of blood loss. He still calls for help on his walkie talkie, reporting a suspect and officer down, as well as a civilian. Suddenly, Alicia begins to groan and move. Jim takes out a first aid kit and asks if she’s okay. Alicia groans and asks, “Do I LOOK okay, officer?’ Jim replies that is a good point, and tells Alicia “And listen, you can just call me Jim. Jim Gordon” He bandages up Alicia as Mary and Brian lie dead on the floor.

Later, Audrey is at home with Hunter, talking about the revelation of Kristen being Brandonface. Both admit that they have no idea why Kristen is targeting them, and it’s even more confusing by the fact she wants Audrey alive for some reason. Hunter speculates that her job as a psychology teacher helped her “study” Audrey and her friends, but he doubts she’s doing just for some “dumbass book” Suddenly, some gas comes seeping in.

Hunter starts coughing, and so does Audrey. Hunter says he’s feeling lightheaded, then collapses, as well as Audrey. Kristen, who has a gas mask on, comes into the room and mutters that she had to spend a ton of money and time to get that knockout gas. She mutters that it doesn’t matter, whispering to Audrey that “Finally, it’s time for us. Just the two of us” Kristen drags Hunter and Audrey out of the room, ready to end it all. We then cut to black.

Chapter 16

We open up on the abandoned hospital, where we see Audrey and Hunter waking up in separate rooms. Audrey has her hands and legs tied securely to a chair with chains, and she definitely can’t get out of it. Also, she’s wearing earplugs. Meanwhile, Hunter is in some kind of shower, his legs and hands also chained up, but he also shirtless for some reason. He hears Kristen, who is using the Brandonface voice modulator, talking to him, but he doesn’t see her.

Hunter tells Kristen that when he breaks free, he's gonna kill her. Kristen replies that he really should have just finished him off at the ending of last season, when she attacked him while the final showdown with Noah was going on. She says that she only let Hunter make it this far because he is the “last obstacle” between her and “my daughter” Hunter replies “Excuse me?” Kristen tells Hunter that there are more things he doesn’t know about his family, or what they did to her.

Kristen tells Hunter to look on the bright side, saying Audrey will have a good life with her. When Hunter threatens Kristen again, Kristen says that he's going to "clean those threats" out of him. Kristen walks over to Hunter and turns on the shower. Hunter laughs and asks what some water is supposed to do to him. Kristen replies that she read some of Alex’s blogs, and asks if he’s seen Tyler Carter’s death in The Honoring Part 2.

Kristen turns the shower to the highest percentage, causing the shower to burn Hunter. Hunter tries to pretend that it isn't affecting him, but the shower so hot to the point that the water is burning him. He screams and screeches to be let go, but Kristen ignores him. She yells that he should be grateful that she put earplugs on Audrey, so she won’t hear this. As Hunter turns hot red from the burning water, Kristen shuts off and finds that Hunter is barely conscious.

Kristen says that she’ll lie to Audrey, saying this death was clean and quick. Hunter uses the last of his strength to spit at Kristen, who rolls her eyes and says she’s better for Audrey than Hunter could ever be. Hunter chuckles weakly, saying Kristen is a “fucking pathetic” person for Audrey. Kristen, angrily, lifts up her leg and stomps right on Hunter’s face, and he is silent. She then decides to stab him in the head to ensure Hunter dies. Hunter Jensen, brother of Audrey Jensen, and son of Laura and Howard Jensen is dead.

Shortly after, Kristen goes over to Audrey’s room and removes her earplugs. She removes her Brandonface outfit and says she’s been waiting far too long for this moment. Audrey says she if wants to kill her, let her go and make a fight out of it. Kristen asks if Audrey has been paying attention at all for this past few months, as she “loves” her. Audrey is appalled by this and angrily reminds Kristen that she admitted to causing her mother’s death, causing her to chuckle. When Audrey asks what’s so funny about killing her mother, Kristen replies with this one-liner.

KIRSTEN: No…I am your mother.

NOAH BEN-MAOR: DUN. DUN. DUN.

Kristen looks around as if she heard Noah Ben-Maor speak, but shrugs it off. Noah is holding up a Darth Vader mask (to reference this moment) in the distance before disappearing and letting the story continue. Audrey asks if she is pulling some “Darth Vader shit” on her. Kristen says she’s not lying, and Audrey is really her daughter. Audrey doesn’t believe it at all, so Kristen decides to go back to the beginning, when Audrey was just a baby.

Kristen reveals that she gave birth to Laura around the same time Laura had her own daughter. The look on Kristen’s face starts to unravel into anger and grief as she recalls what happens. She says that Laura and she were actually friends at the time, until one day, Laura ruined her life. We see Laura two days after giving birth. Suddenly, she realizes that the baby has died of Sudden Death Syndrome. Laura is distraught and is unwilling to have to go through the grief of losing a child (even despite that she has already given birth to Hunter). She grabs the baby and runs out of the house.

We cut to Laura at Kristen’s house. As Kristen sleeps, Laura unlocks the door (she had a key due to being friends with Kristen) and swaps the babies around, leaving Kristen with the dead baby. Laura locks the door and runs back home with Kristen’s baby (aka the real Audrey), “solving” her problem. Back in the present, Audrey is in shock that her supposed mother would commit such a horrible act. Kristen reveals that, to make it worse, Laura kept it a secret for her entire life, telling nobody, not even Howard or Hunter.

Seeing that Audrey is still in disbelief, Kristen describes how much of a complete mess she was after seeing her baby “dead”, to the point where she even attempted suicide. Audrey spitefully tells Kristen that she should have succeeded. Kristen smacks her daughter, but immediately regrets it and calms down. Audrey is still glaring daggers at her. Kristen says that Laura was like a psychopath, doing anything for having her children all to herself, using the custody battle she had with Howard before her death as an example. Audrey, still in disbelief, asks that if this were true, then how does Kristen know the truth now. Kristen replies that she “has her sources” and describes them as “quite reliable”. Audrey then asks if she’s her daughter, then why did she get so mad about Alex dying.

Kristen chuckles, saying there’s some irony behind her calling Laura a psychopath who would do anything for her children. She reveals that she was unable to live after surviving her suicide attempt, so she decided to adopt a foster son. Kristen asks Audrey to guess who, and Audrey realizes that Alex is actually her adopted son. Kristen confirms it. She admits that even despite having him, she still felt empty inside. That is, until she found out about Audrey being alive and Laura having taken him.

She then ended up killing Laura as revenge. When asked why she didn’t just kidnap Audrey afterwards, Kristen replies that she believed that as long as Audrey had people to love, she would never be with her. Eventually, she did some research on Brandon James and found out she had a daughter, partly thanks to her “sources” Kristen reveals that she met Piper, and told her how Maggie Duval had abandoned her, which effectively set off the events of the first two season.

Kristen also made a deal with Piper: she recruits an accomplice (Noah Foster) and gets her revenge on Emma, while she also kills Audrey’s family in exchange. Audrey deduces that Piper violated their deal. Kristen admits that Piper and Noah were supposed to kill Audrey and Hunter after Rachel’s death, to spiral Audrey into such a depression that she has no choice but to open up to her after revealing herself. Audrey says that may be the dumbest plan she’s ever heard.

Kristen says it’s not all that dumb once you think about it, telling Audrey the reason why she studied psychology: to figure out how to force Audrey love her, including tactics such as Stockholm Syndrome. She resumes explaining how she masterminded everything. After Piper’s death, Kristen decided that she would need to get involved in this personally. When asked if Noah knew about her, Kristen reveals that the only other person who knew about her role as a mastermind was Piper, and they kept Noah in the dark.

She explains that she expected Audrey to kill Noah in their final showdown last season and didn’t think he would become a real problem by hiring Mary (both don’t know she’s dead yet). After Noah’s death, Kristen decided to come back and finish the job she started by killing Howard and Hunter. At this point, Alex decided act on his obsession with Gustavo, which got him killed. Kristen tearfully recalls her temper tantrum after this and said it almost drove her to suicide again (hence the suicide prevention tapes we saw earlier).

Audrey says that she won’t win, and Kristen looks at her blankly. Audrey asks why Kristen is looking at her like she’s wrong. Kristen is about to announce that Hunter is dead but thinks to herself. She knows that she’ll only get even more rage from Audrey if she tells her she killed her brother and changes her mind. Kristen lies to Audrey, telling her that she has Hunter captive, but she hasn’t killed him yet. Audrey swears she will kill Kristen if she even lays a finger on him. Kristen says that she wants to make a deal with Audrey.

Kristen tells her that she simply wants her and Audrey to be “together forever” but Audrey is disgusted at the mere thought of it. Kristen is increasingly irritated and unhinged by her daughter’s resistance and gives her an ultimatum: if Audrey refuses to submit and live with her, Kristen will kill Hunter, and then go after Brooke and Gustavo for what they did to Alex (Kristen intends to kill them anyway, as there is no way she would leave them alive after that). Audrey rightfully points out there’s no way to tell Kristen will even keep her word and refuses to have anything to with her, other than killing her.

An outraged and mentally declining Kristen rants about how she did everything for Audrey and how ungrateful she is. Audrey shouts that Kristen is the worst excuse of a mother she has ever heard of and would rather die than be with her. She adds that she never asked for anything of this and points out that Kristen is the one who caused all the pain and misery (except for the baby swap) to begin with, all because of “some kid issues” Kristen is both heartbroken and enraged that Audrey won’t accept her.

Their argument escalates into shouting, and it would get psychical if Audrey wasn’t chained up. Kristen is angered by Audrey’s retorts to the point where she gags her. She tells her daughter that if she won’t be with her, then she’ll “break” her and then reform her. It’s clear that Kristen has been completely driven insane by her desperation to have her true child back. Losing judgement, Kristen blurts out that “I killed your goddamn brother for us! And THIS is how you repay me?” Audrey realizes that this means Hunter is dead.

She desperately tries to break free and attack Kristen to no avail. Kristen quickly changes her plans, telling Audrey she’s going to kill Stavo and Brooke now. Audrey screams through her gag to leave them alone, but Kristen is too hate-filled from Audrey rejecting her to listen. She says that no matter what it takes, she won’t let everything she’s done be for nothing. Kristen leaves the room and slams the door behind her. Audrey cries in despair of the situation, as well as Hunter’s death.

Kristen goes to another room and puts on a spare Brandonface mask, muttering to herself that she doesn’t care how many police are stationed at Brooke house, she’ll kill them all, and nothing will stop her. It’s obvious the last of Kristen’s sanity is going away fast. She then goes to leave the building, and we cut to black. Later, Audrey is giving up on trying to break free as the chains are too tight. However, she hears a gunshot, and then two more, then something collapsing onto the floor. Audrey has no idea what’s happening, but the door to her room suddenly opens. We cut to black.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • This season takes place a year after season 2.
  • The story will be 25 chapters, like last time.
  • Alicia is Audrey's new girlfriend, although they only started dating a couple months ago.
  • Brooke has PTSD from the deaths of her dad and boyfriend, and will resurface as she faces even more loses.
  • Mary's client will be revealed in chapter 6.
  • Noah's fate will be revealed sometime in the first half.
    • His character description will be put up if he survives.
  • Alex's character was actually requested by Alex himself, and he has a violent obsession towards Gustavo.
    • This come from the fact that Alex finds Gustavo's actor attractive.
  • Troy will return early on, and slowly build up his role as the story progress.
  • There will be MAJOR PLOT TWIST at the ending that will set up many more stories to come.
  • The truth about Brandon James and the 1994 murders will be revealed late in the story.
  • Bloody Mary has no personal grudge against any of the characters and is simply working for money.
    • However, she is very sadistic and enjoys challenges, and hopes to find some in the Lakewood Seven.
  • Gustavo is now the sole owner of the Morgue due to Noah's defeat.
  • Brandonface's identity is easier to figure out than before.
    • However, the motives will be FAR more shocking and far harder to deduce.

What Would Have Happened

  • Bloody Mary wasn't going to be in the season at all, but I figured adding her would up the stakes.
  • I have changed the motives of Brandonface.
  • Alicia's picture/actress was going to be Alycia Debnam-Carey, but I changed it to Danay Garcia because it felt more fitting.
    • I was also going to change Alicia's name to Lucania Galvez, but since I already had her introduced, I stuck with Alicia Clark.
  • I was going to kill Ronnie along with Monica in chapter 3, but I realized Brandonface wouldn't do that because he likes seeing the survivors suffer.
  • Mary was originally supposed to kill Alicia in chapter 15 and escape the officers alive, but I scraped it when I decided Audrey didn't deserve to lose literally everyone she loves.
    • Mary was also going to be part of a three way final showdown at the end, but I killed her here for reasons revealed in the future, and also for shock value.

Body Count

# Victim COD Killer CH
1 Ed James Head bashed in with his own cane and toilet seat Mary Walker 1
2 Cassie James Chocked with rope, thrown out a window, and head crushed by an anvil Mary Walker 1
3 Monica Maddox Decapitated Kristen Lang 3
4 Ronnie Richards Mop shoved up ass and out the stomach Mary Walker 5
5 Nurse Stabbed with a scapel Noah Foster 7
6 Dwayne Gutted Kristen Lang 9
7 Miguel Acosta Eye gouged with spoon and burnt alive Alex Hughes 10
8 Alex Hughes Beaten, neck crushed Brooke Maddox and Gustavo Acosta 10
9 Cop #1 Blown up by dynamite Kristen Lang 12
10 Cop #2 Blown up by dynamite Kristen Lang 12
11 Kima Greggs Decapitated Kristen Lang 12
12 Troy James Hacked to death Kristen Lang 12
13 Howard Jensen Throat slit Mary Walker 13
14 Brian Jameson Throat slit Mary Walker 15
15 Mary Walker (Bloody Mary) Shot in the head James "Jim" Gordon 15
16 Hunter Jensen Burnt by hot shower, stabbed in the head Kristen Lang 16

Killer

Brandonface
IDENTITY Kristen Lang
GENDER Female
MOTIVE Kill everyone Audrey loves and take her for herself
TARGET Audrey Jensen and her friends
SECRETS Is Audrey Jensen's real mother
STATUS Actively Killing
"Bloody Mary"
IDENTITY Mary Walker
GENDER Female
MOTIVE Paid by Noah Foster, and for fun, revenge against Brandonface for her brother's death
TARGET Audrey Jensen and her friends, and Brandonface
SECRETS N/A
STATUS Actively Killing