Those of us who loved the season premiere but felt dismayed that one key character was missing can breathe a sigh of relief because Chad Radwell is back on Scream Queens and it looks like he's here to stay. Because he's Chad Radwell, he didn't just casually stroll into the CURE Institute Hospital and say hello. Nah, he returned in full Red Devil attire and chased down Chanel for a good laugh before taking off the mask. And, her response answered one of my lingering questions from the premiere episode — what happened after that last shot in the Season 1 finale? (You know, when the Red Devil showed up at Palmer and waved an axe in Chanel's face?) It was one of Chad's practical jokes (hehe) and the Red Devil mystery is indeed wrapped up.
So, are he and Chanel back together? Well, we know that she'll be hopelessly smitten no matter how badly he treats her, but Chad may have some unexpected competition this season. Chanel went on a date with Dr. Holt (John Stamos) and things went pretty well. So, Chad is in the totally new position of having to fight for Chanel's affections rather than the other way around. If it's any consolation to Chad, I'd pick him in a second (crop top and all), but that's neither here nor there.
One thing's for certain — it's going to be pretty hilarious to watch Chad and Dr. Holt compete for Chanel's attention this season. I mean, Chad has already accused Holt of being this season's villain because he "has the right hand of a serial killer." Sure, it was pretty obvious, but I think we should give Chad some credit for picking up on this potential clue because he's not always the smartest guy in the room.
Who will Chanel choose? Well, personally, I'm still 'shipping Chad and Denise Hemphill because the show's two MVPs totally deserve each other.
Denise is once again super busy trying to pin the murders on Zayday, but I hope she finds the time to reunite with Chad. Sorry, Chanel, but you just can't compete with Special Agent Denise Hemphill.
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