Before you start, anything, and there is a lot of it, in brackets you don’t have to read, it’s just there to fill in any holes in my theory and explain my thinking and how I came to that conclusion. It also might be additional evidence that isn’t vital and if you want to save time the theory should make sense without reading them!
Ok guys, so I’ve been working on a fan theory for Scream Queens. It’s not all wrinkled out and I still have a lot of questions, but here it goes.
I think the baby is one of the Channels. Not ‘Chanel’ but one of her nameless minions. My top bet would be for Chanel #3, or Billie Lourd, she’s the one who wears the adorable ear mittens, which if you didn’t know, both Billie Lourd and the producers added this small detail in because Billie Lourd’s mother is of course actress Carrie Fisher (who played princess Leia in Star Wars). Now, take a moment to mull over the fact that they may have sort this actress out for this particular role, they have also taken the time to pay homage to her mother in a cheeky pop culture reference, and as a cherry on the cake, Carrie Fisher’s mother (Billie’s grandmother) is also a famous actress, Debbie Reynolds. My argument is that they have sort Billie out to play this charter (because she is a great pop culture icon and has an amazing acting family history) and that the show is actually all about her! Wouldn’t you decided on who you wanted to cast as the baby before you cast anyone else? I mean really whoever came up with this script must have started with the idea of the baby and the mother. So this show, let’s face it, is alllll about that baby and the dead mother. Take a moment to think about that.
(OMG EDIT: As I was writing this I was watching youtube clips, and this one PROVES a part of my theory, Billie was offered this part by the produces, they contacted her agent and gave it to her without making her audition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y10zZ_eTlOg)
Now, another possibility stems from the fact we are missing a Chanel. In the first episode of the series, Chanel informs us that Chanel number 4 is dead. Now, you’ll have to excuse me because I cannot remember why she is dead, I tried to google it and couldn’t find it anywhere!! So, maybe she isn’t dead? And maybe she’s the baby? Who knows? Or maybe she found out who the baby is? As her and the old dean (who to be fair was very old as Dean Munch mentions) are the first in the timeline (excluding the 1995 storyline) to die. Who was this Chanel? Was she the baby? Or did she find out who the baby was with the help of the then Dean and were they BOTH killed for their new found information?
And then we have the last, ‘Little miss sunshine’, Chanel #5, we really don’t know much about her at all, and that’s what makes her suspicious. With no dirt on her, it would be really easy for her to fly under the radar and turn out at the last minute, in the 11th hour, to be the baby. However, I don’t think Ryan Murphy would give us no clues, I think he wants to leave enough clues so that the savvy among us can solve this riddle.
So that leads me back to Chanel #3. I personally think she is the baby, and as we found out last episode the baby was certainly a girl as Grace interviews one of the Kapa girls who witnessed the whole thing, and she is adamant the baby was female. And if the missing Chanel who died before the start of the series did indeed discover that Chanel number 3 was the baby, then it wouldn’t be hard, living in the same house and serving the same person, to conclude that Chanel 3 found this out. Hell, maybe Chanel number 3 didn’t even know she was the baby until Chanel 4 told her. Another bit of evidence in favour of #3 being the baby, or somehow behind these murders, is that Chanel number 3 has that very strange scene where she asks Sam (the lesbian who is honestly kind of hot… I’m straight but she makes a hot chick in an androgynous kind of way) to be her alibi. She seems to almost be hitting on Sam, but then she claims that no, she’d never do that she’s definitely straight. She explains to Sam that her father (the man who raised her) isn’t really her father. In fact her real father is Charlie Manson, the ‘serial killer’, now I put serial killer in quotations because Charlie Manson isn’t really a serial killer, in fact he is a cult leader and a mastermind who had others commit murders in his name (side question… if he really is Chanel 3’s Dad, has she met him in jail through visitation and if so is she killing for him?). Now, Chanel number 3 said that her mother had visits with him in jail, however there is a whole in this storyline should it turn out to be true, to my knowledge Manson does not have the right to conjugal visits. Side note: Just did my research and no, Mason is not allowed conjugal visits with his 25 year old wife who he married sometime last year, he has been behind bars along time though, and I can’t say whether he has always been denied conjugal visits or not, but I would assume so. Anyway, it’s because Manson is her father that Chanel number 3 wants Sam to promise to be her alibi for when the next murder takes place, because if, or when, people find out she is Manson’s child they will naturally and automatically suspect her. Is this story true? Doubtful, but does it get Chanel number 3 what she needs? An alibi? Yes, it does and Sam agrees to be the alibi.
Moving on, in episode 4 we are introduced to the legend of the Hag of Shady Lane. The hag allegedly raised a baby, THE BABY, in the months after the bath tub birth & death. The reports of a woman dressed like a hag stealing dippers and milk immerged weeks before the house at Shady Lane began to be ‘haunted’ by a woman dressed in black and who appeared to be hag like. Local kids spotted her and heard her wailing but nobody believed them, after all, kids cry wolf right? But then an adult spotted the hag rummaging in some trash, and if an adult screams wolf, well we believe them!! So we know that around November 1995 and up to 1-2 years afterward the hag was taking care of the baby. Who is the hag, I hear you cry in anguish as your desire to know climbs. Well, no problem because the show answered this question for us. Revelling the identity of the hag in the last seconds of episode 4. It’s Gigi Cladwell! We know Gigi was a Kappa Kappa pledge, and she said a traumatic event left her ‘stuck’ in the 90s, hence her way of dressing. Now a lot of people have said this proves that Gigi was the girl who at the party stayed by the bath tub and watch the mother die. Y’know, the one holding the baby? This mystery girl is the only person we have EVER seen holding the baby other that the mother. Clearly the traumatic event was losing a friend and coving up the murder, dropping out of college and raising a baby! However, I disagree. If she was the girl holding the baby, then why does the actress change? Sure Gigi’s actress could be an older version of the younger actress and for age reasons they needed two actresses, but I think not! After all, if the hag is raising the baby in Shady Lane in ’95, then why does the actress change? How can the girl holding the baby have aged so much in a few months that she needs a different actress? That makes no kind of sense, and let’s not forget, if it’s an age thing, why is Lea Michelle STILL playing a teenager. Glee anyone? Isn’t she like 30 now? I think the woman who plays Gigi could easily pass as the same age as Hester (Lea Michelle), so why couldn’t she do her own flashback scenes? Yes it would give away the whole mystery in episode 4 but like I said, I don’t think Ryan Murphy will straight out lie to us and play us as fools, I think he wants twists and turns but not lies in order to keep the mystery alive.
So Gigi is a Kappa pledge freshmen (for those of you like me who are not American, that’s a First Year University/College student). Maybe she knew the mother? Maybe the girl holding the baby enlisted Gigi’s help and gave the baby to her? Maybe she and the girl where good friends? Let’s take it even further…. We don’t know who the mother is, we have no family info and we have no info on the girl holding the baby. Could Gigi be a non-identical twin sister to either of these girls? Could the mother and Gigi be twin sisters both pledging to Kappa as freshmen (remember the mother WAS a freshmen pledge, not a Kapa member, this is also why I don’t think Grace is the baby? The only picture of Grace’s mother is of her with the Kappa girls, so I think Grace’s mother was past the pledge stage. We’ll get to who I think is Grace’s mother in one sec)? Or could the girl holding the baby be Gigi’s older sister as she seemed to be older than the mother in the tub (I come to this conclusion because she seemed to be ‘in’ with the Kappa girls who were throwing the party, so they couldn’t be freshmen as none of them where pledges). All in all, I think Gigi was raising Chanel number 3 and that the traumatic event was losing the baby to someone else and/or losing her twin sister or good friend to a bath tub maternal death.
Last thing. I don’t think we should get too far into thinking about who the father is. Yes, Wes could be the father, maybe the Kappa pledge who died in the tub really was visiting Mason in jail and Chanel is a product of jail time love making, but either way I just don’t think the father, unless he has done some digging into what the HELL (like, dude! Where my girlfriend?) Happened to his girlfriend, that he even knows he is a father to that baby. The girl said she didn’t even know she was pregnant so she couldn’t have told anyone before the party started. However, that doesn’t mean that Wes wasn’t the father or even step father of the child. Maybe the girl who was holding the baby DID take the baby with her, or took the baby back of Gigi when she deemed safe, and married Wes (as we are told by the ex-Kappa who was a witness that night and helped bury the body, she heard that one of the girls from that night had died, annnnnd one of the other girls is a presenter on fox news lol) and was later killed in a fire set by the whoever the Red Devil is and the Red Devil then stole the child away who would have been about 4 at the time (I really don’t think Grace is the baby). Leaving Wes as a widow and raising his daughter, who he DID have with his wife and who is really just 18, but who is ALSO the baby’s step-sister, (unless Wes really is the father then they would be half-sisters). Yep, that’s right. I think Chanel number 3 and Grace could be step-sisters. BAM BITCHEs.
Who the Red Devil/s, yeah, I have no ideas on that one sorry, but I do know who the baby is! Question for you all, how is Boone involved? I have no thorey for that either. And how did he pull of a fake death even after being examined by the Corener? Thanks for taking the time to read this, sorry about any spelling/grammar mistake. Tell me what you guys think!