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Scream VI star Liana Liberato reveals deleted scene that probably should have stayed in the movie

April 15th, 2023 by Marc Comments

In a recent episode of Collider’s Ladies Night, below, Scream VI star Liana Liberato has revealed a cool detail that was cut from the final movie but actually, to my mind, should have been left in.

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In the latest Scream, it is revealed that Liberato’s character, Quinn Bailey, who is believed murdered early on before it is revealed at the climax that not only is she not dead but she is, in fact, one of the three (a franchise first) killers. The other two murderers are her policeman father, Wayne Bailey, played by Dermot Mulroney and her (surprise!) brother Ethan Landry, played by Jack Champion.

The movie for the killings in this movie is that these three are actually the siblings and father of Jack Quaid’s Richie, one of the killers in Scream V, and now they want revenge on all the ones responsible for his death in that movie.

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That’s a fair motive, even of it doesn’t work fully in the sixth movie.

However, the new detail highlighted by Liberto would certainly give more weight to the killers’ reveal. See, personally, I buy the revenge angle but I find it hard to accept that three members of one family decide that killing all these people is the way forward… sure, I can believe one, maybe even a child who wants their dad’s affection, but all three?

So, in the interview, Liberto reveals that in the original script it was revealed that Wayne’s wife, mother to Ethan and Quinn, didn’t agree with the decision to go on a murder spree to avenge Richie and so Wayne decided to kill her too and make Ethan help – as I said, so sons will do anything for a father’s approval.

I think this would go a long way to explain not only where the mother is during the events of the movie but also why both children went along with the spree… the son for approval, the daughter out of fear for her own life… daddy was a cop, who could she go to for help?

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Personally, I love this and feel it would really have added to the events and motivations in the final movie and while it’ll likely become part of the series’ lore anyway it would have been great to see it onscreen.


Check out the full interview below:

Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”), Mason Gooding (“Chad Meeks-Martin”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara Carpenter”), Hayden Panettiere (“Kirby Reed”) and Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett

Starring: Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Mason Gooding, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Jenna Ortega, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, Samara Weaving with Hayden Panettiere and Courteney Cox.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….