Scream: Resurrection Recap: Brotherly Love Fade Away

July 11, 2019
Jonathon Wilson 0
TV, TV Recaps
3.5

Summary

The Deadfast Club believe they’ve unmasked the killer in “Blindspots”, but there is plenty more of the mystery left to unravel.

3.5

Summary

The Deadfast Club believe they’ve unmasked the killer in “Blindspots”, but there is plenty more of the mystery left to unravel.

This recap of Scream Season 3, Episode 5, “Blindspots”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.


Deion fared better than most young black men who find themselves in police custody; after Liv’s father woke up for long enough to exonerate him, he was released without incident. Phew. But that doesn’t mean all is well for him in Scream Season 3, Episode 5 — on the contrary, after Liv’s lying and meddling almost got him killed and sent to prison, he doesn’t want anything else to do with her, and the football scout he has been banking his entire future on has decided not to show up at his game thanks to the negative press emanating from his arrest. If you’re young and back, perception is everything; whether or not you’re guilty scarcely matters.

Deion gets picked up by Jamal, who is handing out flyers as a side gig. After agreeing to hand a few out at school but discovering his pro-athlete dreams have been ruined, Deion has a bit of a tantrum and throws them away. But that’s when he realizes they’re emblazoned with a familiar name: Mr. Fade, the enigmatic party organizer who is apparently still in business, despite Shane’s death.

Liv is still hanging around the hospital in “Blindspots”, lying about recognizing the Ghostface mask and fretting about the wellbeing of her father, who is alive but in critical condition. Kym and Beth bond over the loss of Manny and Amir, and decide to spend Scream Season 3, Episode 5 as buddy-cops in the style of Lethal Weapon and 48 Hours. At the hospital, they interrogate Liv with the good cop/bad cop routine, and she reveals that she was the cause of her mum and dad’s divorce. She caught her mum cheating, and her dad took it badly. The suspicious burner phone was apparently given to her by her mother so that they could maintain contact.

Deion asks to work for Jamal in “Blindspots”, and his first assignment is to pick up a mysterious package from some shady drug dealer types. While loading the package into the trunk, he finds a Ghostface outfit in Jamal’s car. As it turns out, the package is harmless; it’s just stuff for a party, and the “drug dealer” is a guy who went to culinary school — Jamal told him to mess with Deion for a joke. But it’s all still very suspicious, and Deion wants an introduction to Mr. Fade so he can learn why, exactly, all his party themes are based around the mask that Marcus was wearing when he died. Kym arrives and tries to get the information out of Jamal in her own way, but he figures out the ruse. Still, he agrees to help them either way.

Jamal wants the truth of what’s happening to Deion in Scream Season 3, Episode 5, and Deion gives it to him. In return, Jamal reveals that he is Mr. Fade. He was working with Shane, and after his death, he took over. But Deion, rather bizarrely, reasons that this must mean he’s Ghostface. Jamal plays along, partially out of anger, intimating to Deion that if he were the killer, his next target would be Liv and her father at the hospital. As if to confirm his guilt, Ghostface arrives there, murdering a police officer and starting a fire.

As ever, Deion arrives in the nick of time, managing to save Liv’s father, whose ventilator was removed by Ghostface. While the killer manages to escape, the Deadfast Club all make it out alive, too, and are able to bond and reconcile with one another now that they believe the culprit has been identified. Liv and Beth find something in common, and Liv and Deion rekindle their romance. All seems well. And then “Blindspot” ends with Ghostface killing Jamal, leaving the finale with lots of work still to do in exposing this lingering mystery.

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