AceShowbiz - MTV's "Scream" paid a sweet and touching tribute to Wes Craven during its season finale. Ahead of the last episode of the first season which aired on Tuesday, September 1, the show played a short In Memoriam title card, thanking the late filmmaker "for the screams."
Craven, who directed the first four "Scream" movies, died Sunday, August 30 in his Los Angeles home after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76. He's the creator of the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise. He's also credited as executive producer for the "Scream" TV series.
Executive producer Jill Blotevogel told EW, "We would not exist if it wasn't for [Craven]. We're all still reeling at the suddenness of this. I was just really shaken when I heard the news. He really is one of the greats as a creative person - I won't even say as a titan of the horror drama because he could do some many things. He was amazing."
In the first season finale, "Scream" revealed the serial killer is Sarah Koenig wannabe Piper (%cAmelia Rose Blaire%), who is actually the daughter of Brandon James and Daisy/Maggie (%cTracy Middendorf%), and also the sister of Emma (%cWilla Fitzgerald%). Piper blamed Daisy for the loss of her father and is angry that she was given up for adoption while Emma got a perfect life.
In the final showdown, Piper had Maggie tied up and slashed Emma in the stomach before Audrey (%cBex Taylor-Klaus%) shot Piper. Piper managed to come back, but Emma shot her in the head. But the mystery wasn't resolved without a twist.
It's revealed that Piper had a partner, who is apparently Audrey. Piper was going to tell Emma "one more surprise" before Audrey killed her. Also, Audrey was seen burning her notes on the investigation and some letters from Piper.
In an interview with EW, executive producer Jill Blotevogel confirms that Piper's dead, although her body wasn't found. "Piper is dead. I will put a period at the end of that sentence. The body being found or not being found was a bookend to the Brandon James of it. Yes, Piper is gone," she says.
As for whether or not Audrey's really the partner, Blotevogel coyly responds, "I'm saying the possibility is there. I'm saying that there is undeniable evidence at the end of the finale that she was in contact with Piper. I can't say too much about what she has done, but we do know that she was complicit in something. I will neither confirm nor deny, but hopefully it did what it was supposed to do in telling you there's much more to come." She also hints that Piper could have more than one partner.
"Scream" will return for season 2 in 2016.