Scream Queens Recap – Episode 6 – Fangs For The Opportunity!

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Oh, Jessica, parting is such sweet…

…corn syrup.

We open on tears.

Jessica doesn’t understand why she’s being kept around if the judges don’t want her. Soon that will be clear! Michelle attempts to reassure Jessica of her strengths (“You’re like 12 different people in one body!”). And just in case you think this marks a momentary lapse in cattiness…

…Angela’s standing right there, cracking up. Apparently, the person Jessica is at this moment isn’t very observant.

Teach time!

Today’s study is about altered states, and so the girls have to act in a scene that finds them becoming possessed. The possession transformation part invariably looks incredibly sexual.

Of course, Jessica’s sexual comes with a dab of crazy.

And Lindsay’s comes with a heaving portion of boobs.

Shawnee deadpans that Michelle’s cackling is “quite demonic.” In the end, for showing range in the field of demonic possession, Michelle wins the challenge. This grants her not immunity but the first choice of wardrobe at the upcoming director’s challenge. After all, the next best thing to being safe is being fierce.

Homa teach!

Continuing on the altered-states thread, the girls must become each other today. They’re teamed up in pairs: Angela with Lindsay, Michelle with Tanedra and Jessica with Homa (since there’s an odd number of girls). Angela and Lindsay are up first. Lindsay speaks from Angela’s point of view about her pent-up anger and the resulting frustration.

Angela cries in empathy…with herself? When it’s her turn, she mimics Lindasy’s lack of confidence even though she’s been in the biz for years.

The result is more self-empathy.

For Jessica’s part, she sits like a dude…

…but that’s about where the similarities to Homa end. She keeps referring to him as “you”…

…when really she means “I,” since she’s playing “him.” He tells her this repeatedly but she doesn’t get it. And here Michelle had her pegged as someone who could take on alternate personalities in a snap.

And finally, there is Michelle and Tanedra.

It all goes downhill from there, which is unsurprising since this sort of preface is about as disaster-predicting as something like, “Not to be racist, but…”

…which, come to think of it, Michelle might as well have added. Her characterization of Tanedra involves being a “strong black woman.” In pigtails and glasses, Michelle interviews that she’s confident she’s getting through to a crying Tanedra.

Call her “Pippi Racebaiting.”

The final straw comes when Michelle characterizes Tanedra as coming from the projects, which Tanedra immediately protests. It just isn’t true, she then launches into a ditzy riff on Michelle…

It includes the statements, “Minorities are just not marketable,” and “I’ll just continue running around in pasties all day!” It also includes angry jiggling.

…and, even more exciting: close-up angry jiggling.

Homa stops them and says that the point is not to dump on each other. Aw come on, man. Didn’t you enjoy the angry jiggling? Tanedra’s mad, though, because the perception that Michelle seems to have of her is the exact perception she’s trying to beat. Homa concludes by saying that Lindsay and Angela are the only ones who really got the teach. Oh well, at least the rest were fun to watch.

Later, Michelle apologizes to Tanedra for being “completely wrong.” That was big of her. Until the next bit of misguided racial discourse that Scream Queens stumbles into (as it’s wont to do), all is forgiven.

Director’s Challenge! Today’s scene will be acted opposite this guy…

…who’s probably best known for his title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. It’s really awesome that he’s on this show, especially since Henry’s motto is so suited for reality TV: it’s always the same and it’s always different. The girls will play seductive vampire ladies (Draculettes, if you will) who end up biting Michael. Angela is stoked.

She says she actually wants to be a vampire. She says this without a trace of irony. Meanwhile, Michelle in her hand-picked wardrobe is just happy to be hot.

As she should be.

The scene plays out with the girls straddling Rooker, biting his wrist and then really letting him have it on the neck. Fake blood abounds:

And who could resist some licking and sucking?

This is Scream Queens, after all.

In the end, Angela, Lindsay and Jessica are summoned.

Angela is praised, the other girls are not. Shawnee says that they wouldn’t be comfortable bringing either of them in front of the Saw producers. They were both amateurish in this week’s scene. Jessica is unpredictables, according to James, although Homa seems to counter this argument while still knocking her as playing varying degrees of the same crazy character. Lindsay’s nerves are getting in the way of her success, but in a soliloquy, she states that if her self confidence is low, she doesn’t need to be picked apart for it. Here’s someone who’ll never be in the running towards becoming America’s Next Top Model, that’s for sure. And then Homa attempts to make some argument that having low self-esteem is good for actresses or at least common and, uh, yeah, whatever Jessica’s going home.

She’s gracious and thankful upon exiting. Angela, on the other hand, rants when she finds out that Michelle’s been named Leading Lady. Looks like the crazy slot is being filled just fine in Jessica’s absence!

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  1. PRINCESS says:

    TANEDRA IS SUCH A LOSER!! MICHELLE SHOULD OF TOLD THE TRUTH INSTEAD OF TRYING TO MAKE HER FEEL BETTER! GUESS WHAT TANEDRA THATS THE WAY YOU COME OFF!! IF SHE WINS THIS IT WILL BE BECAUSE OF HER COLOR! SHE DEF. IS USING THAT TO HER ADVANTAGE! NO ONE WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA IF HE WERENT BLACK EITHER!

  2. Candice says:

    Clearly Princess, You are a stupid racist. Tanedra does not come off as anything but nice. You have never heard her say on the show anything about her race, or using her race as an advantage… And to compare Scream Queens to the Presidental Election…. c’mon… REALLY? Clearly you dont like black people……

  3. Tiffany says:

    Your no Princess, People don’t know how stuip they sound until they open thier mouth. It’s clear that Princess wear’s a white sheet over her face. Michelle understood clearly what was asked from them. When tanedra said somethings she didn’t say, she said I never said that,That tell you Michelle understood. Tanedra is the best.

  4. ri says:

    deffinatly didnt get that impression from Tanedra AT ALL!!! I also didnt think michelle was trying to be hurtfull i think she was just ignorant (for lack of a better word) to what she was saying…you could tell from her immediate response…and i mean we have all seen her acting she’s good but not that good….But if i was never to see tanedra I would have never guessed her color…..she deff didnt use it to her “advantage.”

  5. indya says:

    what exactly are you the princess of? klan maybe? anyhoo is your sence of reality is so warped to compare a television show to the presidential election you have waaay to much free time. tanedra is a wonderful up coming actress! i wish her all the best.

  6. GetOverUrself says:

    Tanedra deserves to win this competition!!! and the reason that lil tweet that dont even weigh 100 lbs wet … want to rock pig tails and glasses that she dont even use to read … is because she is just aware of her biggest competition…. so therefore she uses what most racist white people use and thats race and poverty ……. Its shallow and it just shows how weak you are PRINCESS … who the hell fooled you and gave you that name ………. ohh wait … your mother .. who also fooled you to think that people are valued by where they live , what race they are or how much money they have .
    I hope you get what you deserve … because if you were so smart PRINCESS … you wouldnt try to look the part with your played out school girl look … you would be the part !!!!
    Tanedra im not black just so you know and im deff not like a OH MY GOD … Fake _&`@~+$*`)(%#`# white girl
    Keep your head up Tanedra you have my prayer with you even though you dont need it because you are a true actress.
    ………… ohh and PRINCESS go grow some boobs before you try to act like a school girl … it pretty much ruins the look ;) OMG

    Thank god tanedra played that part because i would of got hit w a bone if you would of shaked like that

    LMFAO

    TANEDRA STAY STRONG!!! ITS IN YOUR HANDS NOW … YOU JUST GOT TO GRAB IT AND NEVER LET NOTHING GET IN THE WAY !

  7. patricia says:

    go tanedra!!!!!

  8. bloodycrotch says:

    michelle is a loser and she sucks at acting. if she wins, it will only be her looks. but i like angela and tenedra. michelle, ur lame and fake and the worst actress ive seen

  9. Scarlett says:

    I watch Scream Queens religiously, and I know for a FACT that Tanedra has NEVER used any of that has a way to forward herself. She is an AMAZING actress and deserves KUDOS!

    Michelle is way to *%~!^+*~+%&&+#@_ y and I have no idea why, she isn’t even that good an actress but I was impressed by the fact she went and talked to Tanedra about it.

    I’m so glad Jessica is gone she is HORRIBLE.

  10. tanedra's #1 fan! says:

    I’M SO GLAD TANEDRA WON, I BELIEVED IN HER RIGHT FOM THE BEGINING. EVENTHOUGH SHE HAD NO FORMAL TRAINING, SHE WAS REAL, BELIEVABLE AND TOOK EVERY IN HEART!
    WELL! FOR MICHELLE, SHE GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED…AS FAR AS I KNOW, THERE WAS NO COMPETITION BETWEEN HER AND TANEDRA!
    TANEDRA WAS FAR BETTER, NOT EVEN CLOSE! AND I LOVE THE WAY SHE CONDUCTED HERSELF! SO MICHELLE, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, DON’T MISS TO WATCH TANEDRA ON SAW 6…..TADA!

    ALL THE BEST TANEDRA!

  11. tanedra's #1 fan! says:

    I’M SO GLAD TANEDRA WON, I BELIEVED IN HER RIGHT FOM THE BEGINING. EVENTHOUGH SHE HAD NO FORMAL TRAINING, SHE WAS REAL, BELIEVABLE AND TOOK EVERYTING IN HEART!
    WELL! FOR MICHELLE, SHE GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED…AS FAR AS I KNOW, THERE WAS NO COMPETITION BETWEEN HER AND TANEDRA!
    TANEDRA WAS FAR BETTER, NOT EVEN CLOSE! AND I LOVE THE WAY SHE CONDUCTED HERSELF! SO MICHELLE, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, DON’T MISS TO WATCH TANEDRA ON SAW 6…..TADA!

    ALL THE BEST TANEDRA!

  12. Raven says:

    I LOVE JESSICA!!? Que pena que se haya ido D;

  13. disha says:

    you know i hate when people come on here talking saying because people are Black thats why they win its not all about that its what you bring to the table

  14. Glen Schee says:

    That’s the issue. A new Boss practically by simply definition is responsible for everything that continues in his or the woman’s business. Perceptions. just like Murdoch would be the reason things like the ’08 monetary crises comes about, it is the reason deregulation did not get together to the pledges. Responsibilty indicates getting possession, when one doesn’t consider control that belongs to them firm another person has got to.