Teen Wolf "The Overlooked" Review: Mistletoe Up! (PHOTO RECAP)

By Price Peterson

Aug 06, 2013

Teen Wolf S03E10: "The Overlooked"

That clackety noise you hear is the sound of a roller coaster gearing up for its big descent. The vague smell of funnel cake, the distant scream of a seagull, the fumes from the freshly airbrushed t-shirt you got with your name on it. We're high above a bustling boardwalk enjoying a one final, weird, silent moment of excitement before we throw our hands up and let the real fun begin. There's something truly magical about the final episodes of a serialized teen supernatural drama, especially when it's a show like Teen Wolf where every episode was designed to make the pay-off feel more substantial. Sure it's been fun the whole time, but you know things are getting serious when the characters don't go to bed anymore. We're now at the point where there may not be anymore ordinary school days or casual banter or towel scenes. Just lots of exhausting-looking jumping, screaming, scheming, and seething and it just feels so right. Look at us, we're already barreling toward the finale and "The Overlooked" was only the first of three more episodes? Has the season finale been stretched across all three this time? Is that even allowed? Can Teen Wolf DO that? It sure feels that way.

"The Overlooked" was terrific. Maybe we should just talk about it? Let's just talk about it.

This episode emerged from the womb IN TOTAL CHAOS. Thunder, lightning, a light drizzle, and EPIC music. This was not going to be a great night for anybody, but least of all Beacon Hills' only licensed nurse.

Apparently normal-seeming wind and rain were enough to completely devastate the town's power grid, which obviously called into question the town's infrastructure and basic utility safeguards, but those things didn't matter at the moment because branches were breaking all the windows and all six of the hospital's patients needed to be driven to other hospitals in other towns where storms don't go!

But lookit who the last remaining patient was: Cora! She was being hovered over by her undead werewolf uncle who had gotten so frazzled by the storm that he decided to go nude under his cardigan!

This run-in between Peter Hale and Mrs. McCall was amazing because remember that time he took her out on a date because he had bitten her teenage son and transformed him into a supernatural abomination before he went and got himself murdered in the woods by everybody and then turned into a ghost that enlisted a banshee to shine a moonbeam on his grave and resurrect him into a four-times sexier snark monster? But it was all water under the bridge at this point, and by water under the bridge I mean black werewolf vomit on the hospital floor.

Cora was not feeling or looking great!

Meanwhile, apparently a few minutes after Derek heard a banshee scream he left Cora's bedside at the hospital (which was under attack by tree branches) to return to his loft? Where his poseur ladyfriend had shown up after very quickly dropping off Stiles' dad somewhere? Look I don't know how much time had passed since the last episode except tons of characters were still chilling at the high school after the concert, so I'm going to go with it being between 6 and 14 minutes later. But yeah anyway, the Dark Druid lady was trying to pre-emptively convince Derek that he shouldn't listen to whatever lies Scott and Stiles would tell him, especially if they were about her being a Dark Druid or something crazy like that. It wasn't clear how Derek factored into her plan or why she even cared what he thought so I just assumed it was because she anticipated she'd probably thirsty for D again and didn't want to ruin things with her main hookup.

Unfortunately Scott and Stiles had beaten her to the loft. They had also apparently raced there after Stiles' father was stolen, probably because just texting or phoning or paging Derek would not have been a good enough way to tell him that his girlfriend was made of moths.

This was the best: She tried to play it off like they were a bunch of lying rascals, and Scott responded by just throwing a bunch of ground-up mistletoe IN HER FACE!

Haha nice try lady. So yeah, anyway, we were still in the cold open and Derek finally knew the truth about his boo.

But instead of ripping her throat out right away, they all realized that they needed her to tell them where Stiles' father was being kept. Also she really, really wanted to help them fight the Alpha pack because OH YEAH this whole conflict is really just between her and the Alpha pack. If it weren't for her predilection for mass murder and targeting their loved ones for human sacrifice, Scott and the gang could've just stayed in and made it a Blockbuster night. Which really calls into question the Darach's decisionmaking. If she'd just sort of targeted nobodies from a neighboring town instead of messing with the loved ones of extremely powerful and heroic supernatural creatures, she probably could've destroyed the Alpha pack a long time ago and been sipping a Mai-Tai in Cabo by now. I don't know, I'm probably getting ahead of myself.

So anyway, next thing we knew they were all at the now-evacuated hospital looking for Cora and Peter. Unfortunately they were intercepted by an amalgamated pair of fisting hunks!

The difference now, of course, was that Ethan and Aiden were more sympathetic than before and didn't seem to want to murder our friends at the moment. They were just there to do a job, specifically to help find and kill the Darach.

The Darach being the Darach, she took the opportunity to slip into the elevator and run away. Oh, the Darach.

Unfortunately she got off on the wrong floor:

At this point if you were me, you were like, 'Wait, hold up, Darach? Aren't you super powerful and junk? Why are you afraid of some skinny werewolf lady with black press-on toenails?' But that's when this happened:

So yeah. The Darach loves to split her time seeming super vulnerable and super powerful, just depends on what any given scene calls for. I mean if I were the Darach, THE DEMON WOLF would've been carried away by moths and dropped into a volcano months ago.

So back at the high school Allison and Isaac were still there chillin like people who don't have much to talk about and are probably going to start making out any minute now if only to break the ice. At some point Allison's dad showed up and they all three realized they weren't included in the main storyline and immediately decided to fix that problem. To the hospital!

Despite being one of the few medical professionals in town with the power to save lives, Mrs. McCall was still hanging around the hospital, just enjoying some Me time. It was pretty fun when she encountered THE DEMON WOLF and just sort of nonchalantly fingered him as the Big Bad:

See, again, I love it so much that Mrs. McCall is "in the know" (which is a figure of speech I just made up, do you like it?) and savvy about what her son's been up to. She was already one of the most likable moms on TV but now she's legit heroic also. Just FYI this image of the Alphas' glowing eyes was like food for my nightmares and trust me my nightmares were not exactly starving.

The twins meanwhile were roaming around trying to find where the gang was hiding and they took a few beats to shirtlessly debate about whether murdering their classmates was a good idea or not. The one that climbs all over Danny preferred not to murder people, but the other one reasoned that their main goal was to pre-emptively kill the Dark Druid that is trying to kill them. Which, fair enough. The problem was that when they crumple their bodies together into a behemoth with an unfortunate T-zone, they have to compromise on where their fists can punch. So that is just tons of conflict right there. Sometimes the idea of being a werewolf twin does not seem very fun.

Anyway, after her attempted escape didn't work out, this lady decided to return and play it off like she was only pretending to leave them high & dry.

The deal was that the Darach would fix Cora (who was puking up so much mistletoe at this point) but only if they could safely transport the Darach to safety. In order to do that they'd have to sneak into the hospital garage and in order to do that they'd have to distract the twins. In a move that probably gave 100% of viewers an uncomfortable tingling sensation, none other than Peter Hale stepped up to personally fight the Alphas! (But don't get your hopes up, he would not be turning into a CGI cartoon in this episode or even wolf out in any way. But still. Hale heroics, you feel me?)

I loved this part: Scott found an enormous needle of drugs that I guess doctors use to inject into peoples' hearts when they are Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction but Derek pointed out that injecting the twins with this would only make them stronger and so cut to THIS:

Oh, Peter.


Anyway, the plan basically worked because pretty soon Stiles was chilling with a comatose Cora in the back of an ambulance. Except, whoops, she stopped breathing!

Luckily he knew CPR:

I think that during the flashback episode Stiles and Cora talked in each others' general direction a bunch so that means they are falling in love maybe? I don't know but it sort of seemed that way. Stiles definitely told her that next time he puts his lips on hers he hoped that she would be conscious.

Which was sweet, but also, um, weird.

Meanwhile the Argents and their orphan friend showed up at the hospital!

At one point Isaac got down and pressed his face against the hospital floor so that he could try and figure out where everyone in the hospital was. Not sure why I felt the need to point this out. Not sure of anything ever, in general. (Oh and this isn't super related but have you seen Immortals? I recently stayed up until dawn watching it and it was one of the top ten best decisions of my life. I mean it had Klaus AND Isaac? And THIS happens?)

Anyway, suddenly Scott was back in the hallway facing down the Alpha behemoth once again.

But it was all prelude to this classic TV mom moment:

Hahah perfect. Again, see what I'm saying about Mrs. McCall? Her monster education is now complete. The only thing left is for us to figure out with whom to ship her. Stiles' dad? Mr. Argent? Peter Hale? THE DEMON WOLF? Don't look at me like that, you know there was some weird tension during their confrontation. It was almost to the point where I began to question if THE DEMON WOLF was Scott's dad or not. I mean probably not because Mrs. McCall didn't seem to recognize him or hit him up for child support, but you never know with monsters these days. Just shapeshifting and/or changing their faces whenever they feel like it.

Speaking of which. Derek and the Dark Druid were trapped in an elevator and their conversation took a turn for the hilarious. Obviously he was very much over her and we can assume it had a lot to do with the fact that she was an unrepentant mass murderer of innocents. But the hilarious part was that she was mostly just concerned that he had seen her true face and wouldn't think she was pretty anymore. Oh please, ugly, get real!

So at this point the Darach monologued about what had happened to her face, which was intercut with Kali and THE DEMON WOLF discussing their roles in the Darach's backstory.

Apparently Jennifer aka Julia aka Future Darach was Kali's druidic emissary and former bestie. When THE DEMON WOLF commanded that Kali murder her entire pack including the emissary, Kali couldn't bring herself to 100% murder Julia, so she just 99% murderered her, ripped a lot of her face and mouth off, and then left her for dead.

Unfortunately for Kali and the Alpha pack, the 1% of Julia that was still alive dragged its sorry butt ten feet over to where an ancient tree stump was and it turned out that stump's roots went down into the weird cellar from the flashback episode where Derek had snapped the neck of his teenage girlfriend. So, basically, to sum things up, Derek had accidentally "sacrificed a virgin" back then and therefore the dead girlfriend's power had absorbed into the tree roots and gave Julia just enough life essence to stay alive and plot a decades-in-the-making revenge on them all. Simple, really.

Oh, and if you're interested in how mistletoe came to be a thing, she also told this big long story about how the Norse god Loki once murdered his brother with a harmless, overlooked herb, and now the Darach considered herself to be overlooked and therefore harmful and, you know what? Doesn't really matter. It still makes me laugh that mistletoe is being treated as a dangerous weapon. LOL sure. But how was she jamming it down peoples' throats though? Did she put mistletoe in Cora's Kix? The Darach is such a weirdo. A weirdo who was still, despite everything, so thirsty for Derek's D. Not that he was having it anymore.

Meanwhile those who weren't trapped in elevators or dying in ambulances convened to figure out how to once again distract the roving band of murderous Alphas so that Mrs. McCall could turn the power back on and free Derek and his lipless ex from the elevator.

So yeah, I don't know why the plan involved a brand new shiny version of a car that I had assumed was discontinued in '99, but here we were. Also this was cute:

Just so we're clear, this was a product placement within a product placement. But it still gave us a chance to see Isaac and Allison videochat about how nervous they both were. Should they just make out already? If only so they each get it out of their systems and can go back to pining after Scott.

So then the plan was put into motion!

The werewolves chased after someone they THOUGHT was the Darach and then they assembled into attack formation:

But it was a classic Argent switcheroo! The Argents are the best. I love this family so much. I was hoping for a cutaway to the ghost of Mrs. Argent sitting on a mailbox just watching all proud, but maybe next week. Anyway, those werewolves got shot UP and ran away into the bushes. Bye, haters!

Right when the power flipped back on, the Darach turned back into an ugly burn victim and that's when Derek realized he'd been PUNK'D.

That lady didn't care about his pity at all! She just wanted his friends to protect her so that she could scoop up Scott's mom for sacrificial purposes! That's because it turned out the final trifecta of victims, "Guardians," referred to PARENTS. So Mrs. McCall, along with Stiles' dad, would be the next sacrifice.

Ah, the tables just kept on turning. At this point Scott was presented with an offer:

THE DEMON WOLF offered to help Scott destroy the Darach and save his mom.

So although the episode began with the idea that our heroes would join up with the Darach to defeat the Alpha pack, it now appeared as though our heroes would join up with the Alpha pack to defeat the Darach. And all it would cost Scott was his very freedom and perhaps soul!

As for the parents, we found out where the Darach had taken them: That weird sacrificial tree root cellar!

Poor guardians. Part of me was hoping that the Darach had ALSO scooped up Mr. Argent, thus making all three of the kids' single parents the final victims. But then he wouldn't be able to bust into a room firing two guns and we all know that is Mr. Argent's #1 favorite thing to do. Busting into a room firing two guns. So it's probably for the best he wasn't kidnapped just yet. Still though, two beloved parents are now in danger! The Darach definitely makes questionable decisions when it comes to strategy, but one thing is definitely clear: She seems very mean! She is just a mean lady in general.

"The Overlooked" was not only a very good and fun episode, it felt like merely the beginning of what may prove to be a three episode long finale. Which just feels right. You know? Teen Wolf deserves nothing less. I want more, I want it, I love it and want it all.



... Who is the bigger threat to our heroes' well-being: The Darach or the Alpha pack?

... What is less attractive: The Darach's real face or her love of murder?

... With whom do you ship Mrs. McCall?

... Did you like Peter Hale's sweater?

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  • _Fire_Ice Nov 18, 2013

    I still think Chris Argent is hot and I feel less guilty about it every episode.

  • mysticbeam Aug 13, 2013

    I am kind of depressed knowing that the darach will die in either episode 11 or 12. The actress who plays her really has done a fantastic job in these last couple of episode of turning opinion around. She's a monster but I've seen people change their opinion of her even though she's targeting our beloved parents.

  • jade183 Aug 11, 2013

    Awesome episode,awesome recap. I missed Lydia though and the [clip clop clip clop] made me miss The Secret Circle so much.

  • AbhishekAind Aug 11, 2013

    *Bowing Down* "Price Daiheika". As always, awesome recap to an awesome episode. You have that much hold on our consciousness now that whenever I watch any new episode, half the time I re-laugh on your 'would be' captions in subsequent recaps... credits to you Sir.

    On other note as I said earlier, since this fandom is so awesome and there isn't anything left to say I suppose. Though I would like to state a minor observation that I made... TW has always been blatantly blunt on hints and easter eggs.

    1. Of all things and dialogues this episode I managed to catch Stiles insistence on having a plan B and lo, as Mrs McCall restart the generator we see "East Wing Level B".
    It can be completely out of place prop dep's decision. It can be deviously crafted hint from Jeff. It can also be that "B" was level empty for shooting... whatever the case... it was the hint for me at least. :D

    2. Julia/Jennifer is kind of girl that you once gave your maths notes and she thought it was the valentine's rose... pesky glue. I felt the character motivations were out of place as of yet undisclosed reasons... [fandom speculate she has ingested Paige's desire which overfloweth in her lust]

    3. I liked the overlong disposition on "Baldur's untimely demise courtesy Mistletoe". Good. Throw some more bunch of Global Mythos [though Jeff said he wanted Kitsune mythos later... I really hope she doesn't have multiple tails... creepy.]

    4.Nematon! I misheard initially and for some reason [my biology studies] I recalled nematode... I had a good laugh for about 5 mins when later I heard the correct pronunciation... though difference isn't that much... considering Jennifer wormy attire... it suits. LOL

    5. Now I too feel a bit annoyed on Scott's True Alpha babble... he needs to be frank and responsible... I didn't liked his reaction when Jennifer spilled his secret in front of Stiles [who is supposed to be his best bro], Derek and Peter [understandably untrustworthy] but his reply "It doesn't matter!" Really?
    I would really be disappointed with this character devolution if my initial assumption falls onto oblivion... better be that Plan B.

    Go Stiles!!!

  • jamalbernard1 Aug 11, 2013

    What I have noticed is their is a lot plot holes in this season. But that's because Jackson was supposed to play a Huge Role in this season. The Alphas were really coming for him because he was the Kanima when they showed up. The twins went after Danny and Lydia who were close to "Jackson" not Scott. The writers had to change up the the whole story and make up this whole true alpha story to make sense of why the alphas wanted Scott when it really was Jackson and I'm positive if Jackson was still in the show the blue eyes story would of been different as well.

  • alcalde Oct 12, 2013

    I don't agree with this. They've been suggesting Scott was a "true alpha" at least since the first half of Season 2, with Derek telling Scott that he knew why he didn't want to join his pack: because he was the leader of his own pack (after Scott and company prevent Derek and his crew from killing Lydia).

    Jackson wasn't supposed to play a "huge role": part of the story going around was that they only wanted him for six episodes this season. Jackson's eyes were blue because he killed an innocent, just like this story said. The show is about Scott; having all of season 3 about Jackson being wanted by Ducalion also wouldn't make much sense. No, I think nothing was really changed at all.

  • mysticbeam Aug 13, 2013

    Yeah the whole was that Lydia is important to scott. I just don't buy that. Scott obviously cares about her but aside from one scene in season 2 and in episode 9 of this season they haven't really had any scenes together that indicate they care about each other to much . To me it seems like they are the 2 that hang out because scott likes Alison and Lydia is her friend and vice versa.

  • Alpha-Nemesis Aug 11, 2013

    Every "bad" thing that has happened to the show is because of the actors left. The actor who played Jackson and the actress who played Erica left a huge empty spot in the show because they were main characters with very interesting arks. That's why I don't like when people blame Jeff for everything, he is basically screwed up everything an actor wants to leave.

  • AbhishekAind Aug 11, 2013

    So much good potential were drained. I didn't know these tidbits... it would really had been more sensible and plot hole free. But I suppose these will be used in good Fanfic. :D

  • spacificly_oei9 Aug 10, 2013

    Stiles & Cora! Or Lydia.... actually you know what, Cora is better! Mrs.McCall is such a Badass! Omg Isaac so cute with the Ms.Blake is 'kinda hot'! xx

  • bleumystique Aug 10, 2013

    So many comments. I know from the past couple of years of rambling on like a madwoman on these things, that some of the most interesting, analytical, well thought out comments have been on Price's recaps of TW,TVD, and TSC. Shoutout to the ACP! I heart my comrades! I've been skimming, but haven't the time to skim through them all. God you guys are awesome. I feel less like a dork when I see people are just as anlytical as I am.

  • bleumystique Aug 10, 2013

    Oh Price I <3 your for these things. I really do. This was as awesome as the episode. And the episode was awesome, like super awesome. Like one of the best of the season. Why is Teen Wolf this amazing? I can't take the amazingness. They have to stop, it's too much, stop Teen Wolf, just stop. Wait, don't stop, but just slow it down a little bit so I can just accept the fact that I'm actually in this. I'm in love with a teen supernatural show. I'm addicted to a teen supernatural show, and I'm not even slightly ashamed about it anymore.

    - Now that we know just how interconnected they are? Both! Why choose just one evil when you can be afraid and prepared to defeat both evils! It's like choosing how you want to die, human sacrifice by sir cray cray, or having your skull crushed in by a different kind of cray-cray. It's all cray-cray. Honestly, why do people say cray-cray? I always find it more burdensome some amusing most of the time because it's longer. I thought the idea was for things to be shorter because we need to make extra time to waste on frivolous matters.
    - Because she's such a raving lunatic I can say that again it's both, without sounding like a superficial person. Daruch is seriously unattractive. I mean, good grief woman, but she's such a horrible person for making me beloveds cry and killing innocents that she's just truly despicable. Shoutout to my boy Derek, that awkward moment when you wake up the next morning and roll over to see the girl you brought home from the club and she went from Jennifer to the Daruch. Damn bro, that's rough.
    - Obviously this is most important question of this season! I was all for some serious Papa Stilinski and Mama McCall action. I've been rooting for them all season because it would be so adorable, and I'm going to ship, I'm going to ship something adorable and legit that would add comic relief rather than interfere with all the action. Parent love. But then, that super incredible moment happened when Mama McCall waltzed into Cora's room and Peter was there. "Aren't you supposed to be dead?" "I get that a lot" and I remembered that they were totally a thing back when he was creepier, eviler, not as snarky, and therefore not as hot. Unfinished business. In that moment, if you asked me if I could get down with Peter and Mama McCall I would have said Hale yeah! So of course this means love triangle.
    - Is the Pope Catholic? That was a really nice sweater. A really nice one. Complemented those gorgeous eyes of his. I don't know when I developed such a crush on Peter Hale, but I would definitely work out some daddy issues on him. Freud humor. Psychology Nerd. Ignore me...

    -The time frame was wonky. I didn't care because the episode was so amazing, but I did find myself wondering how post Lydia's banshee scream and the Daruch taking Papa Stilinski, she went straight to Derek's loft, and he just happen to be there because, what him and Peter are taking shifts at Cora's bedside? Which would actually make sense, but considering he heard the banshee shriek I actually would have thought he'd have went to the school, not home. And Stiles and Scott must have drove like a bat out of hell to Derek's loft to tell him, although why didn't they go to the hospital? Or call, they could have called. But whatever.
    -Oh my heavens, Dylan O'Brien. That guy spent the entire episode with a glassy sheen to his eyes and damn if it didn't get to me. I said it before, Stiles has been like a ticking time bomb all season long, and I've sort of loved it because it was so realistic. I just wanted to hug Stiles the entire episode. Just let me hold you! It was just incredible work, I mean I've always been a Stiles fan and I always say Dylan is great at what he does, but this season his body of work is incredible. He's been given more range, beyond just being the comic relief or trusty sidekick. He's come along quite nicely, and stands out on his own. He's easily a scene stealer, show stealer even and I just love it. Every time the camera was on him, I could see a guy on the verge of breaking and I felt it, and I kinda hated it, because I hate feeling things. Stop making me feel things show!
    You could just feel a kid who is unraveling, and you could see it in every single expression. He didn't even need the words. Again, I have truly loved Stiles this season. More than ever before and I didn't think that was possible. His father and Scott are pretty much all he has. He spent the entire episode barely keeping it together but soldiering on trying to get the only parent he has left back, and then by the end when Scott left he was just defeated. I actually liked the Hales in this situation too. Never have either of them showed such empathy and understanding, subtle and a quintessentially Hale way, but it was there, and it was extended to Stiles, and I liked that. It's been sort of building all season, since Stiles has been working with one Hale or another with plotting etc. I feel like they've all never been connected as they have been this season. Also, I don't ship Cora and Stiles, they hadn't even crossed my mind until Acrobit pointed it out weeks ago, and then I was like...oh right, guess that is a thing they'd hint at. It was definitely there with the ambulance thing. I loved how he panicked, like he just couldn't afford to lose anyone else. They already lost too much. The convo with cora's unconscious body was another brilliant scene by Dylan. "I don't want to find my father's body" I can't even...there is just so much angst dammit! The weight of the world, life and damn death is falling on the shoulders of a bunch of freaking teenagers, and it just really resonates with the viewer when it's Stiles because he has no superpowers, he's not "special" he's just an average kid trying to keep his world together and save lives with the big boys. Gah!
    - Two quick things you missed PRICE!!! First off, R.I.P to "The Bat". That thing has been it's own character since the beginning! All those times Scott or mama McCall would whip out that bat if they thought danger was near there home. It went down like a champ, and gave us one of the most hilarious scenes with a sopping wet emotionally destroyed Stiles wielding it while glaring at Jennifer, and Scott glaring at Jennifer, and Derek trying not to glare at Jennifer, in a very awkward elevator ride.
    -Second, let's give up for Isaac and his penchant for inappropriate but hilarious humor. Stiles is typically the comic relief, but he was too busy having performances that should go on his reel, and I notice that when Stiles can't be the humorous one, that role falls on my dear Isaac. Him describing Jennifer, "The one with the brown hair, she's kinda hot." Oh Isaac! Maybe not now babe. Now isn't the time. You did get the car thing though, Price. "Did he look nervous?" "Terrified." ROFL!
    -The look on Peter's face when he walked out with that needle sticking out of his chest had me chuckling so hard. I love that guy.
    -The Argents. Unpopular opinion, I know, but they needed Mama Argent to die in order to bring Allison and her father closer and I love it. Their relationship is the best. They make quite the badass pair. I am loving the father/daughter bonding of kicking ass and shooting and asking questions later. They are awesome.
    -So to further solidify Derek as the tragic antihero for duration of the series, the one girl he truly opened up too and attempted to be a bit happy with is an evil killer whose power was a result of the one thing that truly changed the course of his life that he did five/ten/fifteen/a kajillion years ago. Because if he didn't already carry the weight of his family dying on his shoulders, or killing the one true love of his life as a teenager, or his second attempt at having a family via his ragtag gang of teenage werepup misfits, or having Scott outshine him in the werewolf department...now, now he'll feel as though he has the blood of innocents and the potential demise of his "friends'" parents on his hands. Derek Hale can never be happy. Ever.
    -I think Cora is going to die. I mean, I still don't really like her character, but the impact may suck for characters I do like.
    -Isaac. He's the emotional breakdown dark horse in the bunch. Everyone else has higher stakes and more turmoil going around them, but he'll always be that kid whose father beat him. He'll always be that kid who didn't have a family so it's eventually going to hit him that he's lost Boyd and Erica and he's the only remaining one of Derek's werekids. His attachment to Scott (and no I'm not a Scissak shipper so for me it's more fraternal) has been growing over the episodes, I mean he almost flipped over the idea of having to leave the closer person he has to a sibling left. I can't even imagine what it's going to be like if he heads back to an empty McCall house because his surrogate family is all gone. Sleepover at the Hale loft, since Isaac and Stiles are like orphans now until the find the parents. Anyway, I think the back half of this season is going to be heavy on the Isaac development.
    - I look forward to seeing Stiles, Isaac and the Hales working together.
    -Mama McCall is the best parent on a supernatural show right now. She is never not awesome. Even Scott is constantly in awe of her.
    -I swear I thought Decalioun would kill Kali. But, unfortunately he didn't. Can't stand her. Ugh. I do hope they defeat him and get the twins as a prize becuase the twins are awesome.

  • MoralesAlpha Aug 09, 2013

    Deucalion of course because the darach just wants vendetta but Deuc wants power and is a sociopath/psychopath who does not care who dies as long as he remains in power. Her face because her face is ugly.. STiLinskY and Ms. MCcall why because they are in the loop and even when they weren't they were a good team.. Plus think how funny it could be with stiles and scott actually being brothers and then adopting Isaac

  • IsisIsabella Aug 09, 2013

    Who is the bigger threat to our heroes' well-being: The Darach or the Alpha pack?
    I'm guessing in the long run, it's the Alpha back, because THE DEMON WOLF is kind of in the 'violent psychopath' category and is really capable of anything. He will just continue to destroy other packs, obviously. Then again, the Darach is one crazy lady (?) and has captured our heroes' parents. Seriously though, if she starts killing people in threes to prevent murders by the alpha-pack, who's to say she won't do that again. I'm sorry, but the end really does not justify the means here.

    What is less attractive: The Darach's real face or her love of murder?
    I'd say her face. Her being disfigured (but alive) is the reason she is murdering. I blame everything on her face. Although I do maintain that the actor who plays the Darach's real face is a man.

    With whom do you ship Mrs. McCall?
    If we're being reasonable, Stilinski. Plus, think of all the jokes that relationship would entail for Scott and Stiles. On the other side, Peter Hale was looking fine and he had some nice lines. I don't think wooing Scott's mom is really his top priority. Although... why else would he be running around in deep-V sweaters?

    Did you like Peter Hale's sweater?
    I wish I didn't. But I really do. He played young Hercules once upon a time. Good times.

    On a different note: there is this discussion about Scott being (im)moral, not being leader-material, yada yada. I'm sorry, but I really like Scott and I do believe that he has leader-qualities. He may not be ready to take on that role now, but there have been some positive signs he is able to. I always though he was able to control Boyd (RIP, sniff) and Isaac pretty will. Especially Isaac really listens to him. And everyone loves Isaac :) I have faith in the writers that if the day comes, they will make it believable for Scott to be an Alpha. I do not dislike Derek in the least, and I think he has tried very hard to be a good leader, but he is rather quick to plan to kill.

    PS: Go Melissa. As Price said, she's very likable and her 'being in the know' really adds something to the show. She should shock Peter Hale. She deserves some revenge, I bet he didn't call her after their first date.

    PPS: Twins drama: I know they're probably building up to something, but I'm not completely invested in this yet. All good things...

    PPS: Kali: don't put on shoes. It would just be weird. But maybe cut your toenails. Put on a nice nail varnish. Ruby Red would be a nice change <=> Jennifer/Darach: Lady, you're legit crazy trying to convince Derek of your innocence. Don't you know Stiles and Scott have the speed of lightning? To be fair, I would have been really disappointed if she had been able to convince him. That would have been a lame move. As usual, teen wolf handled it well. I'm glad they got out of their flashback-episode-dip (although young Derek was one smooth operator) with 'the girl who knew too much' and this episode. Can't wait for more!

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