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  • Acting for Two: Sam Underwood plays Creepy Twins Luke and Mark.
  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time a character played by Nico Tortorella was killed by his girlfriend.
  • Divorced Installment: The show began life as Kevin Williamson's script for Scream 3, which would've focused on a "fan club" for the Woodsboro killers and the Stab movies seeking to become famous. Years later, he dusted off his old idea, removed all references to Scream, and created a TV show out of it.
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  • Dueling Shows: With the CW's Cult, and also NBC's Hannibal.
  • I Knew It!:
    • A lot of fans guessed that Carroll was still alive before they even showed him in the season two promos. They were right.
    • Likewise, many fans were proven correct when Claire turned up alive in the middle of Season 2.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Kevin Bacon decided to star in a television series because he and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, needed the income after they lost a large amount of money in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.
  • Playing Against Type: Most of Kevin Williamson's previous works are teen-oriented fare, not super-dark murder mysteries.
  • Running Gag / Rule of Three: Meta-example with Annie Parisse (Agent Parker) since this is the third crime drama she was killed off of.
  • Too Soon: The first season got hit with this twice. The premier was pushed back after the Sandy Hook Shootings. And then the Boston Marathon Bombing caused the nearest-occurring episode to be put on at an irregular hour.


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