"And Then There Were Eight" is the second episode of Rooster Teeth's murder mystery series Ten Little Roosters, first released on the 11th of November 2014.
The episode follows the majority of the party guests as they try to survive and avoid the killer.
The episode begins with Ryan being confronted by Burnie, but it is soon revealed that Burnie is an undercover cop - he says that he hosted the party in order to catch the killer who was responsible for the death of his partner, Mark Keys, years ago. Keys' last request was to be avenged, and Burnie held him to that promise, hoping that the party would reveal the killer's identity. Burnie also mentions that Michael was just an actor that he hired to lure the killer. However, Ryan notes the major flaws in Burnie's plan, mainly the fact that now the killer has just gained nine potential victims. After arguing for a while the two part ways, but not before Burnie admits that the poem was truly written by the killer.
In one of the offices, Lindsay encounters Barbara panicking and standing on a chair - the reason for this is that some of the poisonous animals in Joel Heyman's office have escaped (namely a scorpion, a snakes and some spiders) and are loose in the building. After complaing about the abundance of poisonous animals owned by Joel, Lindsay and Barbara split up to try and avoid the animals.
Elsewhere, Miles is wandering around the office, trying to convince himself that he can survive the night, but he almost stumbles onto a floor covered in moustraps. Gaining confidence, he says that it's finally time to 'put on the suit'. However, it's not revealed at this point what he means by 'the suit'.
In a dark corridor, Chris encounters the masked killer, who is wielding gasoline and fire. However, Chris mistakes this threat for the killer wanting to play a game of riddles, which he happily accepts. However, as the game goes on, Chris slowly breaks down as he bemoans his unpopularity and his apparently neglectful parents, to the point where he ends up hugging the killer. Eventually, the killer wanders off and leaves Chris sobbing in the corridor.
Running along another corridor, Gavin's clone encounters Adam with his beard trapped in a door. After gaining the clone's confidence, Adam mentions that he has a bow and arrow in his office and that he plans to go after the killer - he and the clone make their way to the office to grab the weapon.
The Murder Edit
- "Nine Little Roosters, all running from fate,
One tripped over themselves and then there were eight."
Adam and Gavin's clone are running to Adam's office when they hear screaming from another location - the clone realises that it's the real Gavin calling for help, and leaves Adam to go help him. As the clone is running to his aid, Gavin is seen running towards the clone from the opposite direction - both Gavin and his clone collide and fall on top of the mousetraps as a slow motion montage - an homage to The Slow Mo Guys - shows blood and body parts being flung into the air as both Gavin and his clone die.
- Burnie Burns
- Chris Demarais
- Barbara Dunkelman
- Adam Ellis
- Gavin Free (and his clone)
- Ryan Haywood
- Lindsay Jones
- Miles Luna
Cast (in credits order) Edit
Gavin Free ...
Gavin Prime / Gavin Two
Chris Demarais Chris Demarais ...
Burnie Burns Burnie Burns ...
Adam Ellis Adam Ellis ...
Lindsay Jones Lindsay Jones ...
Miles Luna Miles Luna ...
Barbara Dunkelman Barbara Dunkelman ...
Ryan Haywood Ryan Haywood ...
Aaron Marquis Aaron Marquis ...
Detective Mark Keys
Burnie Burns ... executive producer
Matt Hullum ... executive producer Cinematography by
Chad Leathers Film Editing by
Josh Flanagan ... (as Joshua Flanagan) Sound Department
Clayton De Wet ... boom operator (as Clayton De Wit) / re-recording mixer / sound mixer / supervising sound editor Visual Effects by
Brian Behm ... visual effects supervisor Camera and Electrical Department
John Sedlack ... assistant camera Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kira John ... costumer Editorial Department
Alex Walker ... colorist
- This is the only episode in the entire series to not include all of the currently living characters - even though there are still nine characters left alive at the beginning of the episode, only eight are shown (Gus is absent and doesn't have any scenes in the entire episode).