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SCREAM (2022) Deleted Scene Finally Reunites Dewey and Judy

For die-hard Scream fans, Scream‘s latest outing was a long-awaited gift. And that’s the beauty of a franchise, really. You get to see your favorite characters grow, evolve, and interact over and over again. And although we won’t spoil the movie for any Scream fans who haven’t seen it yet, fans did notice that one duo didn’t get a proper reunion. At least they didn’t, until now. In this deleted scene from Scream (2022), former Sheriff Dewey Riley reunites with his one-time partner Judy Hicks, who has replaced him as the Sheriff of Woodsboro.

Watch the full Scream deleted scene below:

Okay, we admit it. We did not cheer for Judy when she seemingly tried to come between our OTP Dewey and Gale in Scream 4. Though we do fully support baked goods as signs of affection. But the then-deputy now Sheriff Judy came through when it counted. And that’s what matters most. And with so much fictional and literal time having passed, we love seeing Dewey and Judy’s reunion.

Although this Scream deleted scene is a short one, it packs a lot into just over one minute. Firstly, there’s the intense way Dewey and Judy mirror each other. In Scream 4, Dewey was the Sheriff on the job. But now, he’s hung up his badge and seems world-weary and almost defeated. Judy, meanwhile, has taken up his former role. Where Dewey has let himself go to time, Judy is still determined she will catch the killer. There’s a deep ache but also a meaningful camaraderie between them.

Sheriff Judy Hicks and Dewey Riley reunite in a Scream (2022) deleted scene
Paramount Pictures

As the Ghostface killings threaten to start again, Judy asks Dewey for his help. And it’s worth noting though Dewey reminds Judy that Gale and Sydney would actually be the most helpful, she ignores his comment. Old habits die hard, we suppose. Still, there’s something touching about how she refers to him as Sheriff before getting called away to work. Ah, the tangled webs we weave. Dewey, however, walks away.

This Scream deleted scene also points to one last fun Easter egg. It’s a bit of a spoiler, so look away. Before the film’s release, fans heavily speculated that Dewey might end up the killer this time around. But, of course, he has an alibi. Still, it’s wise of Judy Hicks to trust no one. Not when Ghostface masks are wandering around.

Scream (2022) releases on digital on March 1 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on April 5. In addition, fans can enjoy “killer extras” and “to-die-for bonus content” on both the digital and physical versions of the movie. These extras include “deleted scenes, interviews with the new and returning cast, plus a look at the legacy of horror legend Wes Craven.”

a still from scream (2022) shows
Paramount Pictures

A release shares more details about Scream‘s bonus content:

Filmmaker Commentary—The directors, writers and filmmakers reveal the unwritten rules for surviving this genre-busting horror movie.
Bloodlines—Catch up with Scream stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette for a deep dive into their characters and why they came back for a fresh stab at their favorite horror franchise.
New Blood—Meet the new generation of Woodsboro victims and potential killers!
In the Shadow of the Master—The cast honor movie maestro Wes Craven and look back on his incredible legacy as the director who redefined horror.
Deleted Scenes—Look out! They’re back from the dead: see the scenes slashed from the movie.

For those looking for a refresher, here is Scream‘s synopsis:

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a terrifying new killer resurrects the Ghostface mask. As the deaths mount, Woodsboro’s new targets must seek help from the survivors of the original Ghostface attacks. Now, only Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), former sheriff Dewey Riley (David Arquette), and reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) can find a way to stop the killer when everyone is a suspect. The film also stars Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, and Marley Shelton.

Additionally, “fans can own both the new 2022 movie and the original 1996 hit in a Scream 2-Movie Collection on 4K Ultra HD or Blu-ray.”

This all sounds like a terrifyingly good time. And we can’t wait to see what other deleted scenes Scream has in store. If you need us, we’ll be scream-yelling about all this good news.

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