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Season 2, Episode 3
Air date June 13, 2016
Written by Steve Yockey
Directed by Jamie Travis
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Emma Duval

"Vacancy" is the third episode of Season 2 of the television series, Scream. It is the thirteenth episode of the series overall and it aired on June 13th, 2016.


Emma's relationship with her father grows more complicated as he makes a confession about Riley, who was killed five months earlier in the hands of Piper. Audrey's stalker raises the stakes with a bloody gift.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • The title of this episode is a homage to the 2007 horror film, "Vacancy" which was directed by Nimród Antal.
    • The episode is similar because people who are staying at a motel are killed, just like the killer murdered Eddie at a motel.
    • The title of the episode also made an appearance twice in this episode; in the Crescent Palms Motel and in the Zenith Theater
  • This episode was watched live by 0.35 million people.
  • This episode marked the reappearance of Seth Branson, who was missing for the first two episodes of the second season.
  • Riley Marra was mentioned in the episode twice.
    • She was first mentioned in the conversation with Maggie Duval and Kevin Duval.
    • She was later mentioned when Zoë highlighted to Brooke that Noah was in a relationship with her. From the conversation, it was implied that Zoë was the one Riley mentioned to the group about Audrey's viral video in the Pilot episode.
  • In the episode, Audrey received calls from the killer.
  • This episode marked the death of Eddie Hayes, the second death of the season, and eleventh overall. 
  • Kevin revealed that Maggie did not want him to return because of his drinking problems.
  • Seth Branson revealed that he was the one who left the apology note and flowers on Brooke's car in the previous episode, not Jake as she thought.
  • In this episode Brooke Received A Call From Seth Branson.

Body Count 

  • Eddie Hayes - Glass smashed on the head, then stabbed with a cork screw

Featured Music

  • Jamie Grant – “Runaway”

Emma meets with her dad

  • Yes You Are “HGX”

Brooke tries to contact Jake. Zoë tries to make friends with Brooke at the Lady Of The Lake rehearsal in the high school auditorium

  • Cub Sport “Come On Mess Me Up”

Zoë and Brooke talk about Noah when Brooke gets an unknown call from Mr. Branson

  • Sun Culture "Young Blood"

Emma and Eli bump into each other and Emma gets a note from her dad

  • The Acorns “Please Come Back”

Eddie is lured into a trap and killed at a rundown motel

  • The Owlsley Brothers “Rotten On The Vine”

Emma discovers her dad is an alcoholic at a dive bar


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