Teen Wolf: Frownin' & Drownin' (PHOTO RECAP)

Teen Wolf S02E10: "Fury"


Among the many drawbacks of the human brain—including the need to shut down for a THIRD of the day and also being useless the other two-thirds (personal prob?)—is how bad it can be at remembering things correctly. The facts perceived by our senses are immediately warped by whatever weird emotions we were feeling at the time and that's why the human memory is just a gallery of lies. Take Matt, the Season 2 Teen Wolf character who last week was revealed to be the puppet master behind the Kanima. Something clearly terrible must have happened to him for him to want to seek such brutal and widespread revenge, so if you were like me, you were poised and ready to hear whatever cringe-inducing trauma had turned him into a vengeance-bot. But then, hilariously, the thing that happened to him wasn't even that bad! He nearly drowned one time. But his memory told him that a dozen people stood around laughing while he flailed for help and that memory alone turned a garden variety accident into grounds for one of the biggest American murder sprees west of Mystic Falls. Oh, Matt. You trusted your brain and now look what's happened.

But enough about that guy, let's talk about "Fury"!

It all began with a fill-in-the-blanks flashback in which we finally learned how Matt and the Kanima had hooked up. First of all, like any crafty creep would, Matt had attached a live feed to his camera before loaning it to Jackson.

Then, Matt sat in his car to watch the semi-nude jock sleep via his conspicuously product-placed cell phone and ended up discovering something surprising about Jackson: He was a reptilian abomination!

Next thing we knew Matt was just havin' a cry by himself and pondering life's basic questions. And that's when something interesting popped up in his side-view mirror.

And then they did the classic Kanima "I'm yours" high-five!

So the main thing to take away from this was, if you assumed Matt had been some supernatural mastermind of the highest order, turns out that wasn't the case. He just naturally had hate in his heart, was in the right place at the right time, and decided to make the most of his nightmarish new buddy.

Meanwhile the forcibly retired Sheriff Stilinski found himself on the receiving end of two teens who claimed to have cracked the murder case! It was fairly amusing seeing them try to explain why Matt had been the culprit without mentioning all the supernatural elements. Fortunately there had been some surveillance footage of Matt at the hospital the night of the pregnant girl's smother-murder, and that seemed to be enough to convince Stiles' Dad to nab Matt. Next all they needed was (1) Scott's mom to step forward as an eyewitness and also (2) to smooth talk the Sheriff's station front desk lady into letting them have free access to the entire department.

She ended up letting them through but not without staring at them with withering contempt. It made me laugh when the next time we saw her she still had the EXACT same look on her face:

Because OH YEAH they weren't alone in that station anymore!

Oh, Matt was here! And he had a gun! At first I assumed he'd won it in a claw game or something, but he probably just took it off the dead lady. Occam's razor, you know?

God bless this show. Anyway, Derek woke up from his blood-letting resurrection of Peter Hale to find out that that he was still an Alpha. Phew! Also the vet was really eager to help him out for some reason?

Though we STILL didn't find out what exactly the vet's background is (WHERE'S YOUR RESUMÉ, SIR?) he did confirm that he's a bit of an "adviser" figure in the werewolf world, which recently entailed his long-term assistance of the non-Peter parts of the Hale family, but especially Derek's mother, to whom he'd promised he'd look out for Derek. I'm not sure. I guess he's sort of like Richard Alpert on Lost. Maybe we'll get a really cool origins episode out of it?

Meanwhile at the station, Matt was holding everyone at gunpoint while the Kanima systematically murdered the entire Beacon Hill Sheriff's Department!

Oh well. Honestly, the town's probably better off.

Meanwhile Allison was still dealing with the aftermath of her mother's death a few hours prior (R.I.P. BB!) and her mood was NOT helped by a certain growly, angry speech-giving grandfather.

This was actually a good scene as Grandpa Argent used all his best rhetorical tricks to get Allison SUPER mad about Derek having gotten bitey with Mrs. Argent. You or I would've been like, "Relax, Grandpa, you're clearly manipulating me right now." But Allison was in a bit of a state, you know? Anyway, he delivered to her a suicide note in which Mrs. Argent presumably spelled out why exactly she was going to off herself with a kitchen knife.

Though we weren't privy to the note's actual contents, whatever it said caused Allison to throw away all her possessions in a manic fit and then transform into a sort of modern-day Xena:

Now that Matt had cleared the station of all non-regular characters, the party REALLY got started:

OH, HEY DEREK!

Oh, hey Kanima. (Ugh, what a party ruiner.) Just kidding, I love the Kanima. It was a total master stroke giving it the ability to paralyze people. Not only is paralysis sort of a nightmarish situation (and cheap to film!), it legitimately levels the playing field with the werewolves. It also leads to situations in which one character might suddenly become paralyzed on top of another character:

Haha, this show. Never change.

So then Mrs. McCall arrived and things did NOT go well.

Obviously we knew Scott couldn't die from a simple gunshot wound (and oh yeah, Matt was pretty well educated about all things werewolf at this point), but this was definitely going to create a tricky situation later when Scott's mom (WHO IS A NURSE) would discover that his life-threatening gunshot wound basically went away.

So at this point we were like, "Wait, W the F is Matt trying to accomplish with all this?" As it turned out, in addition to the widespread revenge he'd been exacting over the past few weeks, what he really wanted from Scott was a copy of his Beastiary PDF. Because yuck:

Yup, looked like the Master-Kanima relationship had some interesting side-effects! But honestly it probably wasn't that big a deal. The vet probably had Werewolf Jergens in his desk drawer or something.

After a quick dispute between Mr. Argent and Grandpa Argent over whether Allison was old enough to adopt the mantle of Family Leader, it was decided that if there's one thing a devastated, grieving teenager is good at, it's deciding who lives and who dies.

Derek was in troooouuuuble! And so too, apparently, were Scott and the rest of the baby werewolves. Basically anybody who stepped to Allison was about to get crossbow'd!

Meanwhile, it was time we FINALLY learned what had happened to Matt all those years ago.

I don't know about you, but I was expecting a truly horrifying story. But nope! Basically when he was like 12 he tried to borrow a comic book from Isaac, but there was a swim team pool party and he got thrown in the pool where he proceeded to sink like a stone while everybody laughed at him.

And he sort of lost consciousness, because the next thing he knew he was beside the pool receiving CPR from Isaac's dad. Crisis averted, right? Nope! Because Isaac's dad had made the fatal error of telling Matt not to tell anybody. Aaaand that was it.

Honestly, the low-stakes scenario that Matt spelled out was kind of perfect! I loved that it made him seem even more pathetic and insane than before. Like, really? You've now killed a half-dozen people and at least as many bystanders (including cops!) because you almost drowned one time while some drunk teenagers weren't aware that you had breathed in pool water? Haha okay.

As for the Kanima connection, apparently the killings began by happenstance. Matt was just so mad about everything still that when he took a picture of Isaac's dad, the next day he wound up dead. So from then on any time he took a picture of someone he hated, that person would die. Again, this was a surprisingly casual situation and not the epic, ancient scenario I'd been envisioning. And again, I liked that about it. The senselessness of it all just made everything even more reprehensible.

And that's when the station's power cut out and machine gun fire broke all the front windows! Pretty soon Allison and Mrs. Argent had arrived to kill Derek once and for all. For his part, Scott was fairly surprised to run into Allison like this.

From the way she pointed that crossbow at him it seemed fairly official that these two had broken up. Being a teenager is hard! But especially these teenagers.

I loved this jump-scare when the Kanima emerged from shadows behind Mr. Argent. It was VERY Alien. After it tackled her dad to the ground, Allison rolled up and shot the Kanima IN THE FACE with an arrow. But it was a NBD situation: The Kanima just pulled the arrow out of its dome and gave chase.

Man, so good. Just when we thought the Kanima was about to pounce on our scared, cowering heroine, she jumped out in slow motion with a HUGE KNIFE and STABBED IT. And when that didn't work, she unsheathed a new knife and STABBED IT AGAIN. Loving her badassery. So good. I mean, she STILL got paralyzed, but she's new at this, you know?

Before the Kanima could deliver a killing stroke, Matt walked over and gave us another nice bit of crazy. He was definitely still feeling kind of jilted over her rejection of his advances. (And I guess this answered the question of why he'd been taking pictures of her with his TO-KILL camera. He just liked her a lot! See, simple.) But yeah, now he was pretty ready to kill her for her crime of not liking him back.

But first! A monster brawl!

Whoops! Derek's tussle with the Kanima happened right in front of Mrs. McCall! The only thing more awkward would've been if Scott had—

Oh. Well, things just got interesting! How on earth would Mrs. McCall react to seeing her only child as a supernatural beast-creature! As it turned out, not well:

So yeah, bummer, Scott. I don't know about you, but I halfway expected her to be like, "Me too!" and then wolf out. But nope, turns out she's just a scared, regular human being. Some of those do exist still.

Maybe I'd missed something, but I did not see this coming: Scott had sort of cut a deal with Mr. Argent to sell out Derek? Or at least to lure the Argent family to the station so that Grandpa Argent could carry out some kind of secret plan? Either way, it was weird and fun! But unfortunately Derek overheard them gabbing and got all frowned up.

Aw. Big bro-little bro drama is the saddest.

Meanwhile Matt decided that hanging out at a destroyed Sheriff's station where three monsters were at odds with an ancient line of werewolf hunters was probably not the best place to be. Unfortunately during his retreat he was intercepted!

And that's how an 18-year-old dude came to be overpowered by a frail old man, dragged into a nearby creek and drowned... TO DEATH!

R.I.P. MATT! I only learned your name two episodes ago, but I will miss your Sufjan Stevens-like visage.

Anyway, I loved this part... The Kanima watched all this from the shadows, like some abandoned, frightened kitten.

Poor Kanima! Its master had done died! But Grandpa Argent noticed the sad creature, and, using some quick thinking, decided to turn lonely Kanima into lonely Kanima-ade.

And HAHA watching all of THAT happen was none other than recently resurrected Peter Hale, who I'm guessing immediately began to have second thoughts about his timing.

What a thing to wake up to, you know? But Peter's possible misfortune was OUR gain: This season is definitely heading into overdrive. The Argents control the Kanima and Peter Hale does NOT approve. Who is good? Who is bad? Will Derek be having any more "near-death experiences"? I cannot wait to see how this all shakes out.

Fun episode. Heavy on the exposition, sure, but totally necessary to fill us in on what we need to know heading into the climax, you know? I'm into it.

BYE OK?


QUESTIONS:

... What will Grandpa Argent do with his new pet?

... Will Scott's mom ground him for being a monster?

... Did Lydia spend the evening kicking stoned people out of her back yard?

... Should Beacon Hill even bother hiring new cops?


IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM...
Teen Wolf: Werewolf Witchcraft! (Season 2, Episode 9: "Party Guessed")
Teen Wolf: Rave to the Grave (Season 2, Episode 8: "Raving")
Teen Wolf: Snake Snacks & Schisms (Season 2, Episode 7: "Restraint")
Teen Wolf: Up in the Club (Season 2, Episode 6: "Frenemy")
Teen Wolf: Scaling Back (and Neck) (Season 2, Episode 5: "Venomous")
Teen Wolf: Paralysis Analysis (Season 2, Episode 4: "Abomination")
Teen Wolf: Makeover Takeover (Season 2, Episode 3: "Ice Pick")
Teen Wolf: Crazy, Good, & Crazy Good (Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2: "Omega" & "Shape Shifted")
Comic-Con 2012: Teen Wolf Cast Q&A;
Comic-Con 2012: The Teen Wolf Cast Announces a Mega-Sized Season 3 Renewal
Teen Wolf: Season 1, Episodes 7-12 (Still To Come)
Teen Wolf: Howls, Growls & Towels (Season 1, Episodes 1-6)
What Teen Wolf Gets Right

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"Why U doin' this? Ur Mom"

hahaha thanks for that!
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Dear fellow fans. Please keep rants to under 500 words, because my eyes keep glazing over. I don't have PTSD, but I do have ADD. I'd explain further, but I forgot what I'm talking about.
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I'm not sure I understand the correlation you were implying between PTSD and not wanting to read long posts?
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Ok, I just want to throw in a theory of how I think the rest of the season will play out. Please let me know what you think. Basically I'm sure most people figured out that all the lies and BS that each character has, especially Gerard, will come to light. I read an interview that with two episodes left there is still PLENTY of room for plot twitsts and WTF moments.



-Ok, first off now that Matt is out of the way, the last two episodes will focus on what has been building all season, the all out war between the wolves and the hunters. Obviously now that Gerard is the Kanamaster the hunters have the huge advantage, so we will find out whether or not Gerard knew and was involved with Jackson becoming it all along, or if it was just a random thing, but with the title of the episode being "Master Plan" I think we can guess which way the show will end up going.

-Ok, so as far as how the Kanima story plays out I think that it will come down to Lydia who will hopefully finally stop being a victim and get some payback for all the shit she has been put through. At this point there is no way that they can still not have her not knowing about everything, barring a completely stupid cliche of sudden amnesia(please don't do that TW, I have to much respect for you to do that crap now) Anyway I'm gonna go ahead and assume that next episode she will at least know everything that Peter told her, and she is gonna be PISSED at her friends and rightly so. Ok, so shit will hit the fan even more than it already has, with the Kanima on the hunters side the wolves start to fight a losing battle with most likely some casualties. In the episode "Party Guessed" when Lydia went to talk to Jackson about whether he was coming to the party at first he had that blank "I'm not in control look" that we have seen him have in the past few episodes. But after she goes up to him and touches his arm he snaps out of it, that right there I think has to do with Lydia's "Immunity" Scott initially thought that Jackson couldn't have been the Kanim due to receiving some sort of immunity from Lydia, so it's possible that when she touched him she broke the link between the Kanima and the now known master Matt.

I had thought that maybe she was a human who happened to be immune from all supernatural attacks, but Peter's supernatural attacks and "possession" of her kind of throws that off. Maybe she is immune but didn't know it and has to be aware of it. OK so when we reach the season finale all the characters and arcs are gonna merge an everyone will be their for the final showdown like season 1 did. Because of the Kanima things are not gonna look to well for our wolves, it will be than that Lydia somehow will be able to use her immunity and break Gerard's hold on it and will get through to Jackson. Now the legend said that a Kanima can only become a wolf when the past issues are dealt with which for Jackson is his parents, of course Lydia more than anyone would know more details and whatever feelings Jackson has about it. So when she gets through finally talk to him without holding anything back, and either with some other info or event in the episodes or that alone will allow Jackson to also break down the emotional wall he built and finally be able to wolf out, joins the wolves side and attacks Gerard forcing him to come clean about everything including Victoria trying to kill Scott which will make Allison stop and want to re-think her vendetta against Derek. As well as everything else he has done, than either Jackson or somebody will kill Gerard and with everyone knowing his deceit there will be a cease fire, and what happens from there is not possible to know.

_ An Alternate theory I had is the war between the hunters and wolves starts, but when the hunters find out that Gerard is in control of the Kanima, the hunters mainly Chris Argent will finally stand up to him and say what he is doing is wrong. But Gerard being Gerard will continue his plan and the hunters can't do a thing to stop him, so the only choice Chris and whatever hunters left have is to seek out Derek and Scott and be forced to ally with eachother against Gerard. The rest of my first theory plays itself out on this one.



I also read that in the end of the finale we will be seeing next seasons villains, I just hope it's not just more hunters, I don't think it will be but still. Now Jeff Davis also said that we find out exactly who the Vet Dr Deacon is, he didn't say anything about the guidance councelor but I have a feeling finding out he he is will also tell us who she is. I have always imagined that the Vet was perhaps a supernatural being himself, an immortal guardian of wolves and other canine animals as well as healer, hence being a vet. Yes I have read and seen alot of sci fi and fantasy, and that may be a little to fantastic for this series but that's what I think! If I had it my way after everything is all said and done this season Deacon finally tells Scott and Stiles, if he hasn't already done so, what his origins are. He tells them that he is either an ancient being like the guardian theory, or maybe he is one of some other mythological species. Anyway he tells them that long ago there was a war between his people an some other being or species in which his people won, and now they are back and the guidance councilor is it. Ok, yeah it's not something that hasn't been done before, but even something that is cliche or overused can be awesome and original if in the hands of the right person, and Jeff Davis could absolutely take that idea and expand on it a hundred fold.

_Thanks for reading, and sorry for writing so much I get carried away. lol Please let me know about any thoughts you have on what I wrote.
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I, for one, am tired of the Kanima. Mainly because the more time the Kanima is onscreen, the less time Jackson is. And Jackson, while an emotional douche, is magic onscreen. I mean it seems forever since we've seen Jackson and Scott square off at lacrosse.
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I am in total agreement. However, I would not be at all surprised if in the final episode of this season, we see a Kanima on screen at the same time as Jackson. In other words, I am still thinkin that Jackson may not be the only Kanima in town.
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Look, I don't wanna be the buzzkill, the 'that girl', the Britta of this comments section, but I need to admit something that's been nagging away at me.

It is a fear. A very real fear. A fear that won't go away, and I fear I know who will die and I'm just not entirely uncertain that this makes me a bad person for even CONSIDERING it but...what if Danny dies? Don't give me that look. Don't even go there. I'm getting paranoid.
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NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not Danny!!!! I LOVE him!! *breathes into paperbag before settling oneself* That being said....I can totally see it. Oh my goodness. I can totally SEE it!! I love you CG, girl, but you totally gave me the sniffles.
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Folks - an interesting article about our favorite: Teen Kanima - I mean, Teen Wolf!



http://www.afterelton.com/tv/2012/08/jeff-davis-talks-teen-wolf-and-exclusive-clip



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Interesting...I'm getting so excited for the finale! Thanks!
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I would totally read that but I hate even the slightest hint of a spoiler so I'll pass. :)
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Note: "badassery" does not suit Allison well. It was totally BS that suddenly she's some ninja master capable of outsmarting a killing predator and nearly kill it with knives after both Scott AND a freakin' alpha failed - not to mention Mr. Argent's 7 - 8 rounds of .50 cal bullets. Sorry, Teen Wolf, I'm not buying that.



-Try to kill Derek?

-She's a push-over. So, no.

-Yeah, where WAS Lydia during all of this?

-How did nobody notice the fully automatic assault rifles firing?
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I think that was always implied that Allison has some kind of predisposition to fighting...like when he put Matt or naked Jakson to the ground ...but now she doesn't seem to have a really good decision making process..
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Yeah I get that.. but it's still a tad far-fetched. Maybe after a crap load of physical training I'd be more inclined to believe it's plausible, ya know?
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maybe there should have been a montage of her getting ready? lol
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Remember, though, that she did archery for a long spot when she was younger. I know a few archers, and while it doesn't seem like a sport that requires a ton of physical training, a lot of them are in extremely good all-around shape, so realistically-speaking, it's certainly possible. I agree, though, that it'd be nice to have seen her demonstrate that sort of prowess a bit more (though I guess the implication was supposed to be that her training with pops was ongoing?).
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I didn't get the impression she almost killed the kanima. I think the point is that Allison, in her current state of shock and anger, is being pretty...stupid. No offence to her. But we as viewers already know the kanima can survive multiple gunshot wounds and more, so I feel that the point of Allison's actions in this episode weren't quite to paint her as a badass hero all of a sudden, but to highlight the fact that she's now acting irrationally, taking her anger out in any way she can. The writers are smarter than to suddenly say 'Allison nearly kills the kanima with tiny knives, plot twist!'



And I think anyone who could have done anything about the gunshots had been kanima'd by the time the gunfire started.
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LOL ok yeah that's a much better perspective!! Yeah she was being ridiculous in that episode! Like what Price said about Gerard, I, too, would have been like "ok this guy is totally manipulating me" and I would have probably gone as far as to suspect HIM of writing that letter.
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That's what makes him so damn unlikeable. We know he knows that Allison WOULD know he was manipulating her, but he also knows she DOESN'T know because she's so devestated...GAH. Eff off Gerard. Just...that man.
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LOL yeah he really is incredibly annoying! ugh oh, this show. This season is so good though!! Seriously, and now they're making True Blood look even worse. I'm not even excited for the new episode of TB tonight haha
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Yeah, we certainly never got the impression that her little stabby-stabs were doing any real damage.
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"Kanima'd" Heh. Love it when the comments section creats new verbs.
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I'm still hoping Melissa is a werewolf. Maybe she just cried so much because she didn't want Scott to be "cursed" like her. She wanted a normal life for him... *Sigh* I know it's just my wishful thinking :P
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I wouldn't be surprised, but I am more betting on his father being one and she just hoped it had skipped Scott. And I am apparently totally buying my own unsupported theory that Scott and Derek are actually half brothers and Scott's father is Peter's brother and we learn soon that Derek's father left them when he was young (like seven if I am guessing Derek's age correctly) or was abjurded from the Hale pack and Melissa was the second wife. And perhaps, Peter's wolf side recognized something familiar about Scott that night in the woods, but he doesn't even know for sure.
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Am I the only one who watched this and totally thought it was the season finale? Like holy crap a lot happened! I have no idea what's going to happen in the next two episodes but they REALLY have their work cut out topping this episode. This show is just the best. I'm loving bad Allison right now, even though I hope it doesn't last forever.
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That's been the way this entire season. It's been unbelievable how they've kept up this extraordinary pace and action.
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MEY- For you luv, I'm assuming this is in reference to Matt and his whole ordeal?



I'm among the masses who referred to the kid as pathetic. Occasionally I have moments where I choose to not go deeper than what's at the surface while watching tv. Rare moments, but still moments. Because tv is escapism for me...but that's a whole other discussion. From a writing perspective is quite brilliant I must say. It was something fantastic about his motives being so simplistic...and pathetic. When calling him and his reasoning behind it pathetic it's not necessairly an insult. I know a lot of people felt that some of us viewers were being dismissive of his traumatic experience and downplaying it...but I think w/o putting much thought behind it...yeah in this fictictious world of supernatural mayhem...going on a vengeful rampage because you almost drowned as a little kid IS pathetic...it pales in comparasion to everything else that goes on in this show. I love that dodging a silver bullet from his gf's family of hunters, saving his nemesis who is unaware that he's a monster from his frenemy Alpha packmate and his band of baby wolves...all with the help of his very human, easily injured best friend and remembering to study for his Chem test and take the garbage out...is just another Tuesday in Scott McCall's life. He and his friends and friendly foes etc have all this crazy life and death stuff that they're so nonchalant about. It's the nature of the show. Then you introduce a character like Matt whose super traumatic and grotesque experience by our real world standards is dire...well on this show in this world it's so miniscule.That's what made it such a great aspect of the show...that's what also makes it so much fun to poke fun at despite the serious ramifications of it all when one chooses to explore it deeper.Our minds are set in this supernatural world...if this was an episode of criminal minds (which now that I think of it...I swear they had an episode similar like that) it would be different. I think, Mey...that's what you're responding to. Unfortunately we give ourselves more leeway with right and wrong and morality when we're watching something along these lines. In this TW world...traumatic or not...Matt's near death experience is laughable...like I totally laughed while watching that. I know I wasn't supposed to...in other circumstances I never would have, my little Psychologist heart should have really been there for him, dissecting it all to pieces and nodding along but in that moment...in TW world...it was so no big deal compared to everything else. I'm one of the most empathetic people you'd ever encounter...though I hide it well if I do say so myself. I don't think the lack of empathy some of us may have had in regards to Matt or his situation is necessairly a refection on how we generally are most circumstances. I love that this show has this thing they do with the villians though.They have a great way of making their villians not so much villians as troubled individuals or those with an opposing viewpoint. Matt was motivated by so many things...his hatred, his traumatic experience, whatever preconceived issues he most likely had prior to that trauma. The Argents can be viewed as villians but they are driven by honor, duty, a very real very understandable need to protect the masses from these creatures that cause a very real harm. All makes sense on some level or another. That's why even though some of us laughed and others cried for Matt...he made sense to us all. His motives and what not. It's why almost every TW fan was in love with Mrs.Argent even though she was technically on a villian list...because despite that she made sense. Or Jackson...he's the ultimate jackass and I should totally loathe him, but clearly his issues are a manifestation of his parents dying etc etc. All of them make sense



But...separating it from it's supernaturaldom...it was the perfect example of something I would have been outraged about had it been on any other show. Because the seriousness of it...and the reflection it would have had on our reality would have been heightened. It is very true that moments like that shape a person. Destroy a person. I also share in the belief that everything we say and/or do has some effect on everyone around us. I truly believe that...I believe we all should be more mindful of it. But being too mindful of that would lead to bearing a hell of a burden. Because while I think that's true I also think in no way should we have to carry an overwhelming amount of weight on ourselves when other people do bad things. We can be as mindful as ever of the effects we have on others but we can't be held accountable for the mindset of that person.Isaac's dad did a horrible thing (well a few) so when he died it was easy to explain away Matt's responding to that traumatic experience. Everyone else...not so much. Because on some level those drunken teens weren't responsible or culpable enough to be sought out for revenge. We seen things from his perspective...what if some of the teens didn't see him drowning? What if someone tried to help but didn't get to him in time? what if someone tried to stop Isaac when he was threatening the poor boy but Isaac's dad threatened them too? What if they were also scared? What if we he thought the teens were laughing but they weren't? Too many what ifs to take lives in my book. That's where despite my empathy and understanding of why he did some of what he did...I can't feel for and approve of what he did to others. I mean it's not that far off from bullied kids reaching a breaking point and shooting up their school. Or the fact that prisons around the globe are filled with people who reached breaking points, experienced their own traumas and did horrible things..because a long time ago someone, somewhere did something to them. So is the cycle of violence. Somehow the empathy one feels for them dwindles in comparasion to the response to what they've done. We can understand motives and still be appalled at what resulted. Because as understanding as we all are...most of us despite whatever traumas we've had (and surely we've all had some) don't act so rashly and go all nutzo like that. It's a complicated mass of emotions becuase speaking for myself I tend to feel bad, appalled, disgusted, and angered all at once in scenarios like that.



Now the psychotic thing. Matt wasn't psychotic. There is a stronger argument for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And Mey I agree that in reality it doesn't fair well to diminish someone's traumatic experience. For example...when 9/11 happened it wasn't just individuals around the twin towers or even in NYC who suffered from severe cases of PTSD. Just watching something on television could be traumatizing. That's a disorder that's commonly used and commonly misinterpreted.There were cases of people all over the nation who suffered severely from PTSD after that happened. Anyways..he totally would have fit into that category better, although w/o knowing what he was doing in that time frame from the incident up until he went all Reptoid crazy...well can't be too sure. Also maybe I missed but I failed to see what triggered him to go on this rampage. There didn't seem to be anything to set him off again and he was able to present himself as stable most of the time for me to go along with the PTSD thing myself..but it's still an argument. Like for example in relation to the trauma thing...everyone perceives and experiences things differently...so in some ways it's unfair to say that someone's traumatic experience is insignficant because it's how they pereived it that counts. Like the whole people who weren't anywhere near NYC being equally as traumatized after the World Trade Center attacks.. But warped perception is very dangerous. For example how stalkers can become obsessed over their victim over the slightest of thing. Like their victim politely smiling at them while waiting for the elevator to come down...not knowing that that one moment was the catalyst of months of living in terror.There is some merit for people not so much dismissing Matt's experience as insignificant but in them expressing their annoyance that he didn't suck it up and get through it like we all learn to do. I felt bad for the kid....I truly did, but I also found him to be pathetic.We can't always control some of the effects that our past experiences have had on us...but we have some control over how we let it manifest in our lives. There was a six year time span of him doing something...presumably that didn't include murder by proxy.
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Twas all read Mey, and I'm understandably spent. ; )

-I don't know. The American thing always annoys me. I cannot lie. We're no more grotesque in our densensitization of whatever than any other society. We're just the only ones that tend to be held more accountable for it...or in some cases criticized for not being held accountable for it. I don't think that way of thinking is American. It's global as a result of many circumstances and evolution as a global society.

-I assure you if you were drowning at a nearby pool, I wouldn't think twice about saving you and I certainly wouldn't laugh. So no need to fear ever going with me. ;)

-I think expecting others to embrace the reality and the emotion behind it is no different than expecting others to distance themselves from realism of it and laugh at things that otherwise aren't laughable. Probably why I volleyed back and forth between both points of view. I don't regard some as being too sensitive and taking things too literally no more than I'd take those who found it laughable or pathetic as twisted souls. I completely understood the former but happen to be more verbal about the latter. I personally see both sides of the argument and find them all interesting. My impartial side doesn't judge either party for holding their viewpoints because of the validity in both arguments. Because there are great points for both arguments. Because I fell into one category more than the other in my personal reactions to some of the stuff, I've mostly been defending my point and reaction. Safe to say I find parts of both to be very judgmental.

-I think if this had to be a more serious debate if you will, it would have required more backstory than any of us were given. Which is why I still can't definitively stick to basic points like...Matt suffering from PTSD for example. And why the perception argument is so important. We weren't given what happened in reality. We were given what Matt's perception of what happen. Because for the story's sake, sure that's what really mattered....I think that's also why some of us would find more interest in Jackson and the Argents but not in Matt. With the others, we have a broader viewpoint...it's third person and not first person. The fact of the matter is...we actually don't know if what Matt believed happen actually happen. We're all going according to what he was believing and what he said....if some of us are more logical and rationale oriented than emotionally oriented it's going to come off differently. Especially if that person already came across as unstable before. Neither perception is wrong...and that isn't just that placating thing you say because it's the pc thing to do, it's because the whole Matt thing was in fact left to interpretation because we were presented with a spotty backstory through his eyes. Previous biases towards his character are especially more likely to affect how we responded to it all because of that fact Like...you are possibly operating under the idea that everything he said actually happened. Where as I may not be. Maybe it should have bearing on how much empathy he recieves as a result...maybe it shouldn't. When it's storytelling and fictional worlds we allow ourselves to have more options than we would in real life operating on instinct or intuition or whatever.Which is what I was trying to emphasize while also explaining my own perception.

-at least where I'm from..."drowned" is used when someone drowns and stays dead. It isn't right, but that's just how we use it, hence that being why I used it in the manner that I did. :)

- I don't rely on whether or not I'm supposed to laugh based on what the character's responses are. I think that in itself is subjective.As is laughter. We're supposed to only laugh when things are happy or funny, but it isn't wrong that some people laugh when they're nervous, stressed, frustrated, sad etc. I know people who laugh at funerals...not because they aren't sensitive souls or sadistic but just because. I also know people who cry in more circumstances than my brain can process.

- It could be the social science thing...but I try to put equal parts stake in nurture v nature. Because simply saying I'm sorry in various situations doesn't mean murders in this fashion or like the school shooting thing I mentioned before won't happen. The problem with operating under the belief that we have that much power over one another is that if you take that belief too far you rule out nature. Matt could very well have not ended up where he did if he weren't so traumatized and whatever may or may not have happened didn't happen. But he also could have... because even though everything we say or do does have some effect on others there is also an argument that to quote a BOK quote "some guns come out of the factory broken".

- See the Criminal Justice side would say that we do in fact have bystander laws like that, but as with everything it's complicated and in that scenario it still wouldn't have worked. Underaged drunk kids at their coaches house wouldn't be equivalentt to say...forty year olds chillaxing by the pool. If anything the Coach would have not only been charged with what he did to Matt but also whatever the state laws are regarding his negligence and endangerment with his swim students. Under the law there is an argument that they were victims as well.

- I'm a unique snowflake, complex, a walking contradiction, and emotionally detached bordering on cruel depending on the situation. lol! No harm no foul, but that's what I got out of that.LOL! Some of that very well is true. I'm still stuck in Harvey Specter Suits mode...ignore that.

- I think in most ways you've countered some who had the opposite reaction by using the same methods that you think some of them did. Possibly not intentional but in some of your words you're criticizing some who responded a certain way for being under the impression that all others should feel similarly, by expressing distaste that they themselves responded in a way contrary to what you deem sensible. You were justifiably agitated with those operating under the assumption that everyone should feel along the lines that they did, but you kinda sorta did the exact same thing. As is the nature of debating, I suppose....because I may have done it a few times myself : ) But...that's neither here nor there because you did bring up some really good points and it was a fun read, my friend! You know how much I love a healthy debate. That was a cracking read...and alas I'm debated out. LOL! ((HUGS))
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Did I mention Matt's reasoning was brilliant in it's simplicity?! Because it was! I mean we all were so geared up for something huge! like they hazed the kid and killed him in the woods and he came back reincarnated and wreaked havoc...or something like that and boom...all this mayhem because he drowned at a party when he was twelve. God, I love this show. I mean everytime you get yourself in a tizzy thinking of these elaborate storylines and possibilities they hit you up with something so simple it's genius. That's like the third time they did that this season and I love it!
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Urgh, I should not have gone on Tumblr after this episode. My heart is broken...

http://hungchesters.tumblr.com/post/28479736675/teen-wolf-death-parallels-from-whence-you-came

http://heathyr.tumblr.com/post/28521121806
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-I don't know. Test out his latest cheesy one liners. Have it hum classical music while he's cooking a four course meal.

Loved Peter's reaction to seeing it though. He had that Oh crap all hell has broken loose...look. Hey wait...All Hale HAS broken loose already.

-When the shock wears off. Probably. It would be so Mama McCall to ground him for not telling her.I can see it now. Scott standing in front of her, shoulders slumped, yellow eyes downcast in shame, mutton chops in dire need of a touchup, lip trembling as much as it can w/o his fangs piercing them. No more Stiles. The official punishment. Traditionally I'm waiting for a way for them to explain it away...a hallucination or something. We shall see.

-Or shopping at Macy's. Retail therapy.

- As if. Does this mean Stilinski is reinstated since everyone is dead? I hope so.

- Beacon Hills is totally catching up to Mystic Falls with death tolls.

- God. Bless. Happenstance. Which is pretty much what all this was about. Crazy pathetic Matt just happen to stumble across himself a Reptoid. And he shall call it reptoid and it shall be his reptoid.

-Also Derek should be glistening in a soft glow of light like all the time.

-Allison totally did that crazy buck eyed thing like Mrs.Argent. It was kinda awesome. Mini-mrs.A.

-That has to be the longest effin night ever. I mean damn...if anyone has an excuse to sleep in until 4pm on a Saturday...it's these folks.

-The Vet/Advisor/Human Splinter/Yoda=AWESOME. I loved learning more about him and his history with the Hales. I love that I still don't know much about him and his history with the Hales.

Vet sensei lectures Derek on trusting the right people and how in not trusting folks he's essentially alienated himself...lone wolf talk and all that jazz. Fast forward to Derek lurking like a pro and eavesdropping on Scott and Gramps. Sensei vet's advice not so great at that particular moment.

-Isaac...Boyd...Erica...worst wolflets ever! Either they were still passed out in the metro car...which means they're kinda pathetic. Get over it already! Or they just sidled away from Derek lying on the floor covered in purple pixie dust and when about their business.Where's your loyalty peeps?

- Gerard and that letter. His talking incessantly was annoying when all I kept thinking was "READ THE DAMN LETTER ALREADY!"Allison is in charge and I'm kinda scared. But this female run society of badasses is so awesome. So darn awesome.-I'm thinking when your mom just kills herself to keep herself from being a wolf...you at least wait until later on that day to go all Rambo-ette on folks. Two hours we're talking here. Two freaking hours. I mean damn.

- Only Derek and Stiles in moments obviously meant to appease this ever growing ship fandom of theirs...only they could spend half the episode lying on the floor making snarkies and it work brilliantly.

-Matt...I had no idea that boy was capable of being more pathetic than psychotic.Really Matt? When he was telling his story and giving the longest soliloquy known to werewolves everywhere (because let's be honest..talking to Scott hardly constitutes having an actual audience...although working in a "dumbass"...greatness right there) I could barely keep a straight face. It was so pathetic I found myself giggling when Gerard drowned him...Final Destination...you can't escape death...poetic brilliance...his pathetic arse still drowned...for real this time.

-What did I do in 2 hours? Tried to figure out a way that these folks can explain how most of their police department was completely massacred at 2 in the morning, a teenage boy drowned in a nearby pond, caseloads of evidence was tampered with and destroyed, and a not so merry band of werewolf hunters unloaded a crap load of assault rifles on the police department...under the advisement of a teenage girl. Just kidding...that only took ten minutes. I spent the rest of my time beckoning the remote with my mind.
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I dont think we have seen the last of Matt.

He could come back to life because he is partly a Kanima

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No Sigur Ros song = No supernatural resurrection from drownings



Sorry, them's the rules.
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Does anyone remember whether Jackson may have transformed into the Kanima prior to Matt loaning him the camera during the full moon? Again, why would Isaac's Dad have been murdered by a Kanima when he drove off after his son with Jackson clearly more occupied with throwing away the garbage?
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I think all we can be sure of is that Jackson thought that he was about to transform for the first time the night when he borrowed the camera. If he killed Isaacs dad, then he must have transformed earlier without being aware of it. It's plausible, since he wasn't aware of what had happened that night with the camera either.
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gerard deffinately wants Derek dead...

Ms. McCall will probably freak and his mysterious dad will come into the picture.

No the cops got there which is why people were like Lates

Sheriff Stilinsky and probably Cris Argent hell yeah...

Uh oh Derek is not going to trust Scott maybe a bro fight
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You mean dogfight?
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I thought Gramps was kinda shooting for becoming lizardo's master the whole time- remember that time they meaningfully looked into each others eyes a few episodes back? Plus, I think Grandpa Argent and Jackson make a super cute team.



I also liked that Matt had the worst reason ever for becoming evil. It kinda made it seem like he really just started killing people because he was a total psycho, you know? Like he would have done it anyways, the Kanima just gave him a way.
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Agreed......... well except the cute couple, but I think dominant couple would have been a better adjective to describe them
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A tip for the web page designers: It would be nice to have a link at the top that takes you directly to the start of the comments.



There's already a link at the bottom that takes you to the top of the page, so I know that you know how to do it. :)
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It's just to the right of the Reddit thing. It's blue and says [173 Comments] at present.
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Thanks. That's exactly what I need.
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That one takes you to the top of the comments...is there one that takes you to the beginning at the bottom?
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The way they've AJAX'ified this site makes that basically impossible. They need like a "load all comments" button, but they seem to have decided not to support that because of bandwidth? server load? arbitrary decision to make our lives hard?
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Thanks just checking...wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something haha. I've wondered as well why no load all comments button, that would be perfect. And the reply stacking...oy.
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Or because we can't have nice things? Like how no one can reply directly to this comment or interact with this posting with out being on top of it. Literally.
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Yes, and get rid of that damned "In Other News" popout while you're at it.
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a thousand "thumbs up" for this
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Yes! I have wanted that as well...so you don't have to scroll, scroll, load more comments...scroll, scroll, load more comments....
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At least this isn't as bad as the TVD S03 finale. 1640+ comments (which are still ongoing as of this week, BTW). Sheer madness.
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Holy cow! All that scrolling/loading would get really old...but how cool that it's STILL going! You guys are awesome :)
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Really they are still going? I stopped reading some days after..
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great episode and your recaps r the best. now to the questions:

1.send him on a killing spree.

2.yup.

3.she was sleeping all day after getting rid of the nightmares, dah!

4.they should hire stiles dad to be the police of the town like a sherrif .
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Hey Price, I wanted to let you know that the Teen Wolf Facebook page once again talked about your articles and featured this one as well! For some reason, when I saw it I was super happy! =)



http://www.facebook.com/TeenWolf
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LMFAOOO!! Great review! I half expected Ms. McCall to wolf out too but I think she'll get over it. And Allison finally being a badass Xena... LOVE IT! Hilarius yet strangely accurate. Love the captions too... "Principal of DOOM!!" ROTFLMAO!!!
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Probably Grandpa Argent will use the kanima to kill Derek (and maybe someone else too).

Scott's mom...well she's probably in huge shock and denial. God knows how Scott is going to explain all of that.



I feel really sorry about Matt though. He didn't ask for things to turn out the way they did, I actually think he was at the WRONG place at the WRONG time.

And the way Gerard manipulated his god damn grand daughter is just horrible. I can't process how he could use her like that. I get it, they are the Argents, but can you seriously count on a sad, depressed, grieving, hormonal teenager? She could've died out there facing the Kanima.

To be sum up, I didn't really enjoy this episode too much, except for some parts, but it was definitely an episode that had to be done in order for the whole puzzle to come together. I can't wait for next Monday.

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Well, Matt also murdered a cop. And didn't try to stop people from dying. And held people hostage at gunpoint. So, not so "wrong place, wrong time" ish.
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LOVED this episode!!! I was puzzled over the deal Scott had supposedly made with Grandpa Argent. I thought I'd missed something, also. Glad it wasn't just me. They'd better straigten this out. I hope it's not sloppy writing on the part of the writers.



What will Grandpa Argent do with his new pet?--He's going to send the kanima after all the wolves. The thing appears to be invincible so far!



Will Scott's mom ground him for being a monster?--Poor Melissa. She might hide from Scott for awhile. Then ground him.



Did Lydia spend the evening kicking stoned people out of her back yard?--She must have. Or maybe she had some punch, herself, to celebrate the return of her sanity?



Should Beacon Hill even bother hiring new cops?--They have to hire new cops, but lets see how long they can last lol At least, with so many cops murdered, Sheriff Stilinski should definitely get his job back.

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The deal with Gerard was supposed to be a surprise we found out about his betrayal at the same time that Derek did.
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It just didn't feel right to me. It felt like they used a cheap trick to sneak in a plot twist. I hope they explain more soon.
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The reason Scott did it was because a few episodes back, Gerard threatened to kill Scott's mom if he didn't do him a favor. That's when Gerard had stabbed Scott outside the hospital.
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One thing bother me why didnt the kanima save Matt ??? He is his master ???
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What everyone else said. Also, Matt didn't ask it/him for help. When Matt was floundering in Lydia's pool he was hollering for help before Jackson pulled him out.
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All I know is. To hell with having a Kanima. I mean God forbid Gramps chokes on a pill and that sucker is just squatting there watching him choke to death. No good killing folks if he can't save them too. Maybe I'm asking for too much...but my Reptoid needs to have both abilities.
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2 reasons:



1) Matt was in panic mode, with being drowned and all and unable to concentrate his hate.

2) Because the Master is afraid of water, the Kanima was too.
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These were the reasons I assumed as well. But Jackson rescued Matt from drowning in the previous episode. So.....Jackson could touch water because he wasn't in full-on Kanima mode? Matt was panicking then as well yet Jackson still felt compelled to save him...
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Well...RIP matt..you will be missed for a few reasons.



1. we didn't get your shirt off (i'm tired of jackson and derek shirtlessness, i know..shoot me)

2. You were just becoming interesting.

3. I wanted to see some sort of interaction between him and isaac....ya know....since they were best friends!..



...now to the actual show.....okay i totally don't think they had this planned from the get go...it just seems like there were a lot of matt & jackson were even when noone was around..matt was like upset when he bumped into jackson and stuff..which doesn't quite make sense....



i'm liking that allison is becoming a BAMF finally , even if we did have to lose mrs. argent for it......



vet is still too shady for my liking.....



where were all derek's buddies at? he didn't bother to call them to meet up with scott?



also with matt dead....i'm worried my fav character (isaac....idk why, but i love him lol) is gonna die...best friend killed by crazy gramps.....either gramps gonna kill his arse or allison will while protectin gramps......



overall..seemed like some plot what what whats?! but it was at least entertaining..
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I dont think that Matt and Isaac were best friends he said he was just over to trade a comic book, could be just a kid in his class that wanted to trade.

I think that the interactions with Matt and Jackson were staged. In library scene Jackson started seeing messages on the covers of books, but they dont show Matt at that moment and he needed to get things done but had to make sure that ths scoobies didnt suspect him of anything. he may hav heard Stiles suggest that he was the Kanima right before the fight broke out and needed to ensure they thought that he had nothing to do with the killings.

Totally love BAMF Allison!!!!!! KICK ASS girl!!!!!
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i can't believe you review teen wolf too! YAY now I get my weekly fix of your reviews while TVD is on hiatus LOL



great review! Allison is finally being badass :D

Scott and Grandpa made a deal on that episode Scott was picking up his mom then Grandpa showed up outta nowhere and stabbed him.
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Would Melissa ground Scott? Don't you think that would be a bit off as far as the show goes. Or perhaps you're just being comical. I love that Melissa finally found out and I can't wait until Stilinski does, I just hope he is told, then doesn't believe it, and then it gets proved to him instead of what happened to both Alison and Melissa, where they see Scott all wolfed out with out a warning really. It would be a lot funnier and I lot more 'Stiles' that way.

I think Melissa will freak out and she'll be really nervous around Scott, maybe even afraid to be near him. I think she'll also demand for an explanation from either Scott or Stiles and she'll find out the true behind her date with Peter from season one (could be interesting) or else Scott will leave to protect her feelings and end up at Stiles or (god forbid) his father's.

I've heard and read about how people think that Scott's father is the 'big bad werewolf' and that Melissa already knows a little about the supernatural. I think that would be an interesting twist and it wasn't something that I'd thought of before. However, I think that would complicate Scott's life even further and I think it's fair to saw that no one (especially a sixteen year old werewolf who just wants his human life back) needs that kind of pressure. I mean really, what did Scott do to deserve this kind of crap in his life?

The scene where his mother finds out... so sad and heartbreaking. You can imagine what she's thinking when she says "No!" (thinking 'not Scott, anyone but my son!') That sort of thing. Then his face as he looks down and away from her, so ashamed of something that wasn't his fault in the first place and something he's been struggling with since day one, the simple fact that he is no longer human. For someone like Scott that simple fact could haunt you for the rest of your life and even he does make the best of it, he is still ashamed of himself to his mother, to Alison, and sometimes even to Stiles who thought it was pretty cool. He tries to help everybody and gets hurt in the process, like I said, heartbreaking.

Anyway, I like to hear what you guys think will happen between Scott and his mom. Fun to read.

Oh and points for the funny comments like the 'meow' and the 'we are secret besties. you know it dawg." Not to mention I so didn't expect that Scott'd been helping Gerard against his better judgement. Can't wait for the next episode!!!
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In the 80's movie that inspired this, the main character Scott inherited his lycanthropy from his father, which manifested during puberty. If the writers decide to give Scotts familial background its own supernatural connection it will be a significant link to the movie.



Peter Hale said to Stiles in the end of last season that it could have easily been him that got bitten that night so Scotts father/werewolf connection could be a coincidence. Melissa (which is an awesome name, its mine) might be more like how could this be happening I tried so hard to get him away from that life. I hope that she is just sad thats its happened and he misunderstands and thinks that she is scared or disgusted by him.
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I don't get what made Matt the controller of the kanima in the first place. I mean the kanima already killed Issacs dad for Matt BEFORE Matt had touched hands with the kanima. So , what gave Matt the power to control the kanima before they had even seen each other? Thats what I dont get
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LoraMcfadden - You Rock! Excellent observation and its speaks to my earlier comment that even Teen Wolf can be guilty of Making Shit Up as They Film or MSUTF.



Or - perhaps, there are 2 Kanimas - as I also remember Jackson taking out the trash and referring to the two gentlemen who not so quietly lived across the street from him as FREAKS.



Like you said, how else can you explain Isaac's father being killed BEFORE Jackson's transformation. I'm confused. Help?
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One possibility is that because the kanima "seeks" a master (though we don't really know the mechanism by which this happens), it/Jackson unconsciously felt Matt's desire for revenge upon those who he perceived as having killed him, so it took out Isaac's dad preemptively, seeking out Matt afterward. The idea seems to be that because the Kanima WANTS a master (if we believe Lydia's translation), it would do whatever was necessary to find one, which it did with Matt, particularly because he was seeking vengeance on those he thought had "killed" him.
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Maybe since Matt was the first to see Jackson change to the kanima, the kanima saw Matt as its 'master'
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Wait WHAT? People actually liked this episode?

The whole thing about Matt made no sense. He never really died, the library episode made no sense not to mention in the rave, when Matt was inline, he clearly wasn't looking as being with Jackson. In fact he kind of seemed mad at him for bumping into him...



Seriously, this is the sweet lovable Matt that Danny had a crush on?



Whole thing is just stupid. How did the vet even know that Derek was at Peter's place? Where did Lydia disappear? Where's Derek trio of new werewolves? Again, Isaac was clearly in control last episode.



At the police station, Jackson was all over the place, he can't teleport as far as I know, and somehow, even though Scott was walking outside and Gerard was walking inside (and Derek decided to just randomly stay in?) somehow right after it Matt is near a river and Gerard was the first to get to the scene?

Also why didn't Jackson protect Matt like last episode? He was right there and didn't even try.



The whole thing made no sense, Matt's origin was just pathetic and Peter did nothing.

I'm insanely shocked they aired something so stupid after such a freakishly awsome season.

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Yes, it really did actually make sense...Matt might have died for a few seconds but Mr. Lahey brought him back with CPR (see first season of Buffy) and he had like some paranoia complex so he might not have but the ten or twelve year old that he was perceived that he did and the 16 or 17 year old held onto that belief and was thought he was never allowed to talk about it so he didn't deal with it. And if you remember at the rave, he appeared scared by Jackson and asked if he would punch him again, which is not what happened in the library as far as we knew. The whole library thing was just to try and throw our base trio off his tracks and try and get them to stay out of the way.



And, I know we have all been referring to him as a psychopath, but he probably was technically properly called a sociopath, so he can put on the illusion of a proper sense of right and wrong and decorum but he doesn't understand or really understand it. And heck, I also appreciate how they are dealing with Danny, but there he can have terrible taste in guys and also, as much as he is on a pedestal...um, Jackson is his best friend and on Jackson's best day, he is a jerk.



I think quite obviously Jackson and Matt followed the Stilinikis and Scott to the station and Jackson went in and killed the officers (as he can paralyze them, that could be done quitely) and Matt overheard Scott's phone call to his mother and just waited for Scott to come out. Gerard waiting outside the whole time until he saw a hooded figure, he followed that (I assume that was Peter) and briefly went inside (we only saw him interact with Scott) and I assume he continued to follow the hooded figure and regrouped in his car where while he was driving or when he was leaving, he saw Matt leave the police station. So he drove in a shorter time than it took for Matt to get to the bridge, he surprised Matt (both because he wasn't expected and Gerard was likely Matt's next target since he had the bestiary so he was doubly surpised) Gerard took advantage of that and pushed him down the embankment which likely knocked the wind out of Matt. Gerard, who we all agree has something supernatural going on about him, dragged him like four more feet and just rested his whole body weight on Matt. And until Matt was dead, the Kanima (not Jackson) couldn't enter the water.



Peter, I am guessing, initially thought the Kanima was going to kill Gerard so he was pleased and just wanted to watch probably the person he considers his arch enemy be taken out by this stunted werewolf. Then the bonding took place which was not what Peter expected, but he is still weak and certainly not in a position to fight a Kanima who is mastered.
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I'm sorry but everything you wrote is just crap.

This isn't a forum, so I won't go into too much length to dissect everything there, I'll just recap one thing you totally got wrong.



Matt and Jackson were at the holding cells with the ex-sheriff and Scot's mom. Derek goes in to fight them. Scott joins the fight, his mom sees him.

Now suddenly Jackson, Matt and Derek are no where to be seen...

Scott goes outside, meets Gerard. They talk and Derek overhears.



Where are Matt and Jackson at this point? Why is Derek just letting them go? Then Scott goes OUTSIDE while Gerard walks INSIDE the holding cells... Gerard walked towards where Scott's mom and the sheriff are...



Yet 30 seconds later, we see Matt running away. Derek doesn't bother following them, neither is Scott - You know the 2 werewolves with super noses we've seen hunting people down?

And Gerard, who again went INTO the police station reaches up to Matt and finds him before anyone else...



Continuity here went out the window a long long time ago.



And seriously that was one of the least problematic goofs in this episode. It seems they just wanted to brush things off asap to deal with the whole Gerard \ Peter issues for the finale, but it was too rushed and made no sense.
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Oh, totally, I agree with the continuity issue (check out the time on the clock before and after Scott is taking his make up chemistry test, he had an hour, I counted about three or that sometimes school gets out at 3 sometimes at 4), but I still think most of the continuity made sense if you don't assume that scene after scene happened right on top of each other (it took some time to run to and from places).
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Yeah actually that part bugged me, too...we were gearing up for this big Derek/Kanima fight & I thought "ooh this is gonna be good!" Then the thing with Scott's mom happened & it just sort of...stopped. I understand Scott getting distracted, but why did the Kanima & Derek stop fighting? If the Kanima tried escaping Derek would pursue it & I doubt would stop just to eavesdrop. I can understand Matt slipping away during the chaos, but I didn't understand what happened with the Derek/Kanima fight at all.
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Yeah that's what I assumed happened...but they were in this small bare room...guess I thought they would've made that a little clearer. But it just seemed odd that Derek wasn't pursuing it more. And I agree he would stop & listen normally but when he's fighting the very creature he's been chasing all season...idk it just seemed strange the way it just suddenly ended without any real explanation.
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I wasn't surprised that Derek stopped and listened, especially when he heard Gerard and THEN when he also heard Scott saying what he was saying.



And isn't it possible that the Kanima, you know, managed to sneak away? It's demonstrated that it's pretty wily and crafty about how it maneuvers around.
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well hopefully with 24 eps next season they will be able to have better continuity and filler conversations and explanations to not rush the stories.
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Man, Season 1 of Buffy. For an immortal vampire, David Boreanaz sure looks alot different between season 1 of buffy and season 5 of Angel.

Such good shows. Kendra was a waste of a Slayer though.

Go team Faith!
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A lot of this is pretty explicable.



1. Matt figured out, based on the info he snagged from Allison, that the protagonists (Stiles, Scott, etc.) were starting to figure out what was going on. Plus, he needed more info on the Kanima, so he had Jackson attack him to throw suspicion away from him.



2. He didn't want to be perceived as being with Jackson again because he didn't want anyone suspecting him. He probably didn't know at the time whether human Jackson could perceive what he was doing or had any idea who his master was.



3. Matt's clearly a manipulative psycho. The episode before this definitely showed that he can act nice and "lovable" but has some deep-seeded rage and problems, exemplified by how creepy he got with Allison.



4. We don't know what kinds of abilities/powers/resources the vet has. He clearly has some sense of what Gerard's up to, so we can't really fault the show for the vet being able to find Derek until we know what his deal is.



5. We don't exactly know the structure of the police station or how sneaky Jackson can be. There wasn't much that seemed physically impossible, as it's hard to know exactly what the building's layout is like.



6. Clearly a bit of time had passed before Matt ended up at the river. Did we need to see ten minutes of him running? And it's been established that the hunters/Argents have some crazy resources available to him, so Gerard tracking Matt didn't see like it should be that tough.



7. Again, last episode we saw Jackson in person form helping Matt out, and we've seen a difference in Jackson-as-Jackson's actions versus Jackson-as-Kanima's. And earlier in the season, we saw the Kanima not attack Gerard but instead look and stare at him. Something else was clearly going on there.



8. Matt's "origin" may have been pathetic, but that was kind of the point. As I said, he's clearly mentally disturbed, and he perceived his near-death as far more worthy of retribution (in this case, perhaps, revenge) than it was. There's an interesting contrast with Allison's motivation. It's all about perception. Allison views her actions as justifiable, just as Matt does. We can obviously see the flaw there, but they (the characters) can't. This whole episode was about different kinds of fury and reactions to it. I thought it was refreshing that a character's reasons for being super angry WEREN'T good--it's a relatively realistic depiction of how people blow things out of proportion (in this case, way out). Matt felt that he'd been "murdered" when the swim team threw him in the pool. Normal people would "get over" something like that (especially after six years), but Matt was clearly very disturbed, and the Kanima sensed and was drawn to that.
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hm, correct me, if I'm wrong: but didn't they say, the kanima (at least in the beginning) just kills murderers??? Matt DIDN'T die when he drowned (the first time), so all the people the kanima killed were INNOCENT.....or am I missing something??
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Matt believed they were murderers.
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They weren't murderers. Remember Derek said you cant break the rules and not pay. Matt broke the rules by using the kanima to kill innocent people so Matt started turning into the kanima . Derek says it was balancing things out.
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that explains it, thank you!
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Yes, you are: the fact that Matt is obviously a PSYCHOPATH. He perceives himself as having been horribly traumatized and nearly killed (and if he needed CPR, that means he stopped breathing, which a 12 year old could perceive as dying), and he was clearly a warped, unstable individual.
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Just one thing CPR is chest compressions and rescue breathing, if a person just stops breathing they are only given rescue breaths. If a person's heart stops beating then and only then are they given chest compressions. This notion that a person who was given CPR wasn't really dead is so false. Most people who have CPR performed on them still die!! Only something like 15% of people are brought back to life after CPR. The percentage is better in a hospital setting but is still not great. I can tell you the one person I performed CPR on was dead when I started and he was still dead when I stopped!
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Well when I was 9 there was this bully that thought it was funny to wrestle a rubber ring from me while I was in the deep end section of the pool (I was daring myself to cross the pool and was like a couple of metres away from the edge.) At the time I could not swim. I remember that I was so angry all I could think was that if I managed to get out of the pool I was going to get back at him and it didn't matter that the kid was like 12 and much taller than me...



I finally lost the rubber ring to the kid and got into such a panic that I ended up drinking a lot of water. I was so frightened I couldn't scream for help or anything. Then something strange happened: I suddenly realised that I wasn't going under... that I was actually floating!



An older kid (15?16?) got me out of the water right after that. I was so relieved and so surprised that I could float without the rubber ring that I forgot about the bully that day! But I can totally relate about being absolutely mad with rage at some point.



Now when you are a kid you get such intense emotions, what happens if when you are in such a mood you wished somebody were dead and that person died? Who hasn't wished at some time or other that something terrible would happen to somebody else?



Of course from there to go into a murdering spree...



Still I can also relate to the feelings of betrayal Matt would have felt when an adult told him that it was his fault that he almost drowned and that he could not tell anyone... Is there anything worse than betrayal?



Anyway! This season of TW rocks! How awesome was Allison?



I'd like to see how they are going to explain the piling of bodies at the Police Station LOL!
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I hope Scott's mom goes crazy about seeing Scott as a werewolf then Scott has to live with Stiles while his mom is at a mental institution.

Grandpa Argent will probably not tell anyone about the Kanima, maybe train it, maybe examine him.

New cops will probably pop up out of nowhere. They always do.

Poor Matt, looks like he only needed some friends.

I love when Derek comes, but then falls down, I was laughing for like 5 minutes.

I got so scared when Matt was threatening Scott with Stiles, who would hurt Stiles?!
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I could totally see Grandpa Nasty aka Gerard, aka newly self-appointed Kanima-Jackson Master, aka Giant Douche, aka Beacon High Principal, aka Pill Poppin Junkie - the list goes on... being featured on a program like FOX NEWS' Bill O'Reilly for having single-handedly eliminating a straight-up psycho like Matt. I mean, you have to admit, it was pretty awesome the way he went all Vigilante/Chuck Norris on Matt and snuffed him out. But maybe Peter Hale will have pity and command Lydia to also resurect Matt - or go BOGO and bring back Mrs. Argent as well. I'm just sayin....
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Awesome. And I'll leave it at that.



-Killing rampage of all Werewolves is my guess. But really, who knows?

-I'm hoping there's a whole lot of back and forth emotional yelling next episode because of that.

-Yes? Missed her this episode.

-Nah, just reinstate Stalinsky Sr. and call it a day.
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So Peter Hale is back, but he's a pussy? Derek's still the Alpha, Gerard finally took the step-up to big bad with the kanima under his control. I'm interested to see what the point of bringing back Peter will be. It would seem like he would need to team up with Derek and co. but the vet pretty much nixed that when he told Derek that Peter would manipulate him (while also telling him to trust people, thanks Yoda, confusing you are).



So an extraneous plotline in Matt goes bye-bye, The Kanima is brought into the main fold, and eliminates the Argent's and wolfpacks common enemy, leaving things set for a wolf vs. hunter showdown. Allison is pissed about her mom and hell bent on "retribution" and now the hunters have an immortal? kanima on their side.



So! where to?



Derek confronts Scott about betraying him, Scott repents, sees Grandpa is a giant douche, aliies with the wolves against the Argents.

Allison doesn't want to kill Scott but wants to kill Derek. At some point will realize that her mom tried to kill Scott and her grandpa's manipulating her. Turn against Gerard.

Stiles, sorts out whats wrong with Jackson's past, fixing the Kanima, turning him into a werewolf but not before Peter Hale insists that he is needed in the fight.

At some point Peter tries to kill Derek for Alpha status, Scott saves him.

Gerard runs out of pills and dies.
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Yep missed his refill on pills and dies. Job done.
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Wheuw, that was intense. Just one thought before I get started with the questions: Does anyone else find the Kanima cute? It's adorable, especially when it looks sneaky. I just wanted to state that. (Elijah, you have a rival JK).

1. Grandpa will take the Kanima out in a leash and stroll around. No, seriously, I think he will use it against Derek and his pack.

2. Scotts mom will probably avoid him for a couple of days. Poor guy, that scene was heartbreaking.

3. I hope that Lydia got some sleep and got that snake that is Peter Hale out of her head (get it? Snake out of... never mind).

4. They should start a teen detective agency, consisting of Scott, Stiles and Allison. And Mr Stilinski of course.

This episode shall hereafter be known as "the birth of Sterek".
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My favorite part of this episode was when Stiles and Derek were paralyzed. Their reaction shots to Matt and Scotts coversation killed me! Also loved Dereks reaction to the Kanimas master. "This kid is the master...wtf?!?!"
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I like when Scott is running with Stiles over his shoulder while the Kanima is running after them lol bc Stiles face is like AAAAAAAAHHH CRAAAP
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Randomly, can we all start to acknowledge that Mr. Argent's name is Chris and Grandpa Argent's name is Gerard? I don't know why, but you have to read far too closely.
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For the life of me, I could not remember Chris's name, hahah. I just think of him as Allison's dad... But grandpa argent is thus recognized mainly from these recaps, I think. lol
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1. I theorize go after the wolves and this has been something that Gerard has done forever, figure out which of the creatures he is trying to fight has a weakness (i.e., Scott's mother b/c as far as he knows that we know, he only knows that Derek and Isaac are the others and neither of them has a family to use, or Jackson whose loneliness gets sadder and more pathetic by the day) and gets them to do his bidding. I am guessing now that he has the Kanima, he no longer needs Scott who will be fair game (like at the next dysfunctional Argent meeting when Chris questions Scott's status and Alison pauses Gerard won't step in to provide her an out).



2. I have feeling this will be very sad, Melissa will be scared of him and will do things like locking herself in her room and avoiding him which will lead Scott to think the best thing to do is for him to leave (and I am guessing this will be after an initial confrontation by Derek) and his destination (which I guess Derek will stop him from running away by simply acknowledging that the vet was right and he understands that this 16 year old with a need to protect everyone had no one else to trust because of him) will be Scott's father's house. And as Jeff Davis said we will be meeting Season 3 big bad in the season finale, I am going to take a wild guess and Scott is distracted and forgets to call his father to not come pick him up and Scott opening the front door to him and there he is and Scott's werewolf senses go crazy (come on watch Melissa's reaction to Derek and Jackson, that was not what the heck are these things, it was expected oh crap and it was saddness when she saw Scott...maybe because she had thought she saved him from whatever supernatural plans his father had for him)



3. I theorize she spend the day shopping with Peter and driving him around in the evening, because, come on, when he is not wolfed out or threatening, he is kind of charming.



4. Well, the security camera with the werewolf hunters behind them didn't stop crazy things from happening at the school (though they did stop random night time break ins). But, I think there is probably still a day shift employed by Beacon Hills.



Okay, I was actually feeling kind of bad for Matt. Maybe I am being too emotional, but I can swim, but I have been knocked down by waves and couldn't get back up right away and no one helped, so I kind of understood the panic and resentment. But the biggest thing I had to worry about was sand all the freak over me.



I really don't want to be in the way of when Alison learns the whole truth about everything, I doubt anyone will be really safe.
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I wonder what Derek will do next... How could Scott trust the evil grandpa and not Derek? uhm....Scott should overthink his alliances again..
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he didn't really have a choice, seeing as at the start of the season when gerard realized Scott was still secretly seeing Allison behind the Argents' back he threatened to kill his mother if he didn't cooperate.
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I kind of got the impression that Grandpa Argent had planned the kanima to master bond with him for a while - at least since that scene where he stood staring at it outside the gay club.
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Well in regards to Mrs. McCall seeing Scott as a wolf, she almost looked . . . like, 'not you too' - could be a total long shot, but I think she's seen werewolves before - possibly in Scott's father (oh, how the plot would thicken!).



I also wonder if Grandpa Argent and Matt had both somehow been able to connect to Jackson/Kanima at the same time - Grandpa Argent seemed awfully relaxed when the Kanima was running around trying to kill Papa Argent and the hunters/Derek in the garage (I think) a couple episodes back.



I was expecting Allison to go all Buffy on us, but Xena is a much better description! (And heck, it's about time!) Glad to finally have a heroine who actually gets up and does something rather than sit at her window seat in her bedroom staring longingly at the wall or letting her Rippah ex-ish bf and his brother boss her around (but I digress). While Scott is actually good, I'm glad that Allison took control into her own hands, and didn't let anyone stop her.
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About Melissa, I agree, I theorize he is the big bad for next season (Scott accidentally brings him to town when he thinks running away is best for everyone) and Melissa might have thought she was saving Scott from something. I might want a sit down with Derek about exactly how and when he first turned as a werewolf who was born not bitten, like did he not turn until puberty or did something have to happened or was he running around like a little wolf cub (I doubt that, there are these books I read where this girl grew up with a wolf pack and the children when they are about 16 on the first full moon go through a ritual and see if they can go through the change, some do, some die, some remain human)
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I think Mrs. McCall's reaction to her son being a werewolf has more to do with Scott's father possibly being "the big bad wolf".
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Any ideas as to why Matt would have had Kanima-Jackson attack him as well inside the library? Self-hatred? Was it a trick? Or is it possible that the Kanima can bond with more than one Master at a time?
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I kind of think it was to get a message to our trio and get suspicion off of him, while I can't think of specific examples right now I think this happens on a lot of tv shows where some one is trying to get in good with another group or just make it clear they are not with a particular group.
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Not sure if they explained and i just lost it, but how did Matt become the kanima's master? Because it happened even before Matt knew anything.
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Remember, the Kanima "seeks" a master, so it seems that it kind of sought someone out--someone, apparently, filled with rage like Matt.
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I loved that Mrs McCall found out about Scott (it's about time lady!) and the bit with Stiles and Derek on the floor was hilarious! I love it when shows take their best bits and actually utilise them to their full potential, both story and comedy wise. Anyway, answers to questions:

- I wouldn't be surprised if he just made Jackson clean his house for a start, then probably some murder, then some more housekeeping to round out the day.

- She'll probably ground him for keeping from her, but she seems pretty cool, it might take her some time to come to terms with it, but once she does, she'll probably be ok with it all, but will worry constantly for Scott's life.

- I like to think that Lydia spent this episode having a well-earned night's sleep. Also, I hope she's trying to single-handedly find out what her friends are keeping from her (what a bunch of jerks!), and comes back next episode being all like 'Scott you're totes a werewolf, Alison you're some crazy monster hunting, crossbow wielding badass, Jackson is f**ked and Stiles is awesome.' (To be honest, it was me saying the last bit).

- OBVS! Then we get to see some more monster-kills! (That is, kills by a monster). That is basically all that local law enforcement is for on these types of shows, to look clueless and get killed.
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Can I just say that two months ago I LOATHED MTV, and now Teen Wolf and Awkward are the only two shows aimed at teens that I watch and can rest assured look forward to more next year becaus MTV is UPPING THEIR GAME and it's awesome? I JUST WANT TO PUT IT OUT THERE. MTV, you glorious b****rd.
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BTW, you didn't put enough *s in b****rd.
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Hold on, I think it changed it, damn ba***rds
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It did! I even deleted the comment once I posted it to put in four, but apparently it has VERY STRICT RULES about the number of stars you can use per word.
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1). Well, he's sadistic, so he'll probably dress it up in bows and ribbos. Only slightly less awful, he'll probably try to kill all the werewolves. And just below that again, maybe he himself wants to become the kanima. WHO KNOWS?

2). No idea, but that was pretty devestating. This episode was pretty big on parent-child dynamics and it was kind of sad to see Mama Argent go from scared-for-her-child to scared-of-her-child. Poor Scott. Rejection from your parent? Probably the worst kind of rejection. Even if it was a moment of shock, even if she does get over it...poor Scott.

3). Peter probably took her home or something. Because otherwise where the hell did she go? And I'm still confused about Lydia, how did her immunity help her to do anything a normal human minus-werewolfiness couldn't have done? She blew purple dust in Derek's face and then pointed a mirror at the moon, I fail to see how those are werewolf-immunity-gene specific traits, so I'll assume Peter's ability to contact her from the grave - or beneath floorboards - due to the connection from the bite is where her special-ness came in handy. Maybe everyone else caught onto that already, I don't know. Or maybe her immunity allowed her to be able to drag Derek from his train crib to his burnt down house he vacated for some reason? I just don't know.

4). I sure hope that little massacre is addressed. A lot happened in this episode, and I'm worried it will do the typical-teen show thing and only address the minor issues. I want to see the town in a spin because some seriously messed up s*** went down in the sherrif's department. I want to see what Mama McCall and Papa Stilinski have to say about everything. I want to see who finds Matt, or if anyone even bothers trying to figure out what happened to him, and the reactions to if he IS found. I want to see Peter's ressurection become known. I don't know if I should be worried or in awe of all the writers have set up for themselves - I trust Jeff Davis to handle it right, but I can't help being wary. There's a lot to address, and then a lot to set up for season 3, and I think I'm overthinking his train of thought.



Anyone else feeling really bad for Scott? The guy isn't my favorite character, but boy he has it rough right now, and it's only going to get worse. I'm also a little disappointed they revealed the Gerard thing this episode, because I was looking forward to telling everyone my theory that Grandpa Argent had already called in his favor WITHOUT US KNOWING, but alas. I never got to call it. I feel bad for Derek because he had probably finally prepared himself to trust Scott and then BAM, he's in cahoots with a psychotic old man hellbent on using a human sized lizard to eradicate him and all werewolves in Beacon Hills. But I'm especially sorry for Scott, because Gerard threatened his mom and he's been doing everything to make sure she doesn't die, and then she rejects him, and now he'll have to deal with the fallout AND Allison AND Derek's reaction AND Peter AND Gerard and the Kanima and I guess I just realized that's a lot for a sixteen year old boy to have to handle.



I also feel bad for Allison. I guess I'm in the minority? I know everyone thinks she's being a bitch, but I try to imagine being convinced my mother offed herself because of someone and I just...can't. I can't imagine what Allison's going through, can't justify her actions, and so I feel bad for her. Because no one can possibly imagine what's going on in that head of hers except the writers, and they sure as hell ain't trying to help her right now because that's not fun storytelling! I also found it weirdly heartbreaking when she threw everything out. I felt like she was throwing HERSELF out. I've said before that I felt she was probably the least well developed character thus far, for me personally, but something about her throwing out everything about happy, likes-pretty-things, artsy Allison was just extremely sad. I didn't exactly feel like I KNEW that Allison as well as I know Lydia for instance, or Scott, or Stiles, but I liked that character, and it was just sad. It's the same way I feel saddened about the sudden end of Scott and Allison. They've never been by favorite aspect of the show, but they were sweet...it's just sad to see thigns end and change that fast sometimes.



And the whole Matt thing...I'm STILL not sure how I feel about it. I slept on it and all this time, and I still can't decide. I think up until a certain point, I didn't care too much. He went from being a kid who'd pretty much gotten over his near-death-experience to being a murderous psychopath. I can imagine if I'd convinced myself that people had sat and laughed as I died, that I'd feel pretty strongly that those people were not good people. But I kind of assume that the kanima is a pretty rage-based creature, so perhaps that had something to do with how instantaneously Matt became pro-murder. That connection to the kanima probably flipped a switch in his brain. I'm guessing. Because as awful as nearly drowning is - it's really awful - in my personal experience it's not enough to turn you into a killer. My guess is it's a combination of the kanima's anger, Matt convincing himself people found his death funny, and...being a teenager? I don't know. The thing that got me was the fact that Gerard drowned him. Tragic irony at it's finest. I didn't feel bad for him up until that point, but well done Gerard, anyone who gets on your bad side is automatically worthy of pity, and when you drown a child who's biggest fear is drowning, you make people like me cry and hate you more than before.



And I want to applaud Jeff Davis and co for being awesome and giving their 'Sterek' shippers something. You don't even have to SHIP it, it's just funny. They always manage to do something to balance out the sad and serious things in this show, and sometimes, that thing is Sterek. I don't ship it, but those two characters never fail to be hilarious. Of course, then Derek found out about Scott's betrayal, and Stiles tried to drag his paralyzed body toward his father as if to save him and I sometimes hate when those two characters have to stop being hilarious. I just want the best for these people sometimes! Scott and Allison's suddenly sour relationship is making it really hard to feel good about all the main characters becomming a team. That's all I want. Lydia, in the know. Jackson, un-kanima-ized. Stiles...being Stiles. Derek, trusting people. Scott, sorting out his damn priorities. Allison, being a badass without seeking revenge at the same times. The vet being snarky and mysterious. Mama McCall and Papa Stilinski in the know. The coach being funny off in the background somewhere. Greenberg being mentioned. Even Peter becomming allies with everyone for some amount of time to take down Gerard. Danny! Just...I don't know. Internal conflict is the worst kind of conflict when you're dealking with a group of people who you just want to win.



And when Matt was talking about Greek mythology and Scott was being a dumbass...can we appreciate that moment? SCOTT. He shouldn't be so loveable. If you don't know what to say, don't speak. Just let the bad guy do his monologue thing. Okay Scott? I love you, but really now.



I wonder did Kate originally show up in town to carry out the work that Gerard's doing now? She said in the finale "I did what I was told to do" (or something along those lines), and if Chris isn't the wone who told her to mess with the Hale's, then Gerard? He's probably had a bigger part to play since Kate showed up. I'd love to know if they had something to do with Jackson's transformation. I assumed initially it had to do with Derek's scratch on his neck, but maybe it was outside forces...maybe Kate had something to do with it.



I personally STILL fail to believe that Derek bit Argent. I'm sorry, but even if they only spanned a short period if time, we've gonetwo episodes without Derek saying "I bit a hunter, I should try and figure out what to do about that". He's not the best with logic, but that's something Derek would have acknowledged by now. I said it last week, and I'll say it again - Gerard has something to do with it. He was there. He was far too happy and chummy and jolly after their plan failed so epically. We can assume the reason eh came to Beacon Hills isn't ONLY because of Kate's death, so perhaps he finds in family loss an acceptable loss? And he probably wrote that letter from Mrs. Argent. I just think Gerard has his finger on the pulse of everything a lot more firmly than we know. And when that comes into conflict with whatever Peter's doing...I'd like to see what happens.



Maybe I'm weirdly emotional, but I can't even find it in myself to quote the funniest parts of this episode, and there were plenty (I LOVE YOU STILES, YOU BADASS WHO STILL SARCASM'S HIS WAY THROUGH SITUATIONS IN WHICH THERE ARE GUNS AND WEREWOLVES AND KANIMAS AND KANIMA MASTERS AND JUST NEVER CHANGE STILES). I'm getting weirdly worried about this show. Because NONE OF MY THEORIES - bar the Gerard and Scott one, which I never even got share *sadface* - have been right so far. So EVERYTHING I just said it probably wrong. And I don't know what's going to happen next. And so I'm worried. Goodbye, cruel show, until next week, where you once again confuse me and make me worry and make me laugh and make me sad and make me love Stiles and make me wonder where Danny is. *Whisks away dramatically with a sweep of her cape* *It gets caught on the door handle* *It's a little awkward for a second, but the nshe disentangles herself and walks away with half the amount of dignity she had before*



And Price: "I remember it like it was filmed yesterday." NEVER CHANGE.
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Ok, first-- love your exit scene. Something like that always happens to me when I try to do something cool lol.



Regarding when the lovable characters have to be serious-- I remember hearing Joss talk about that, saying (paraphrasing) when you want an event to have real weight, show the funny lovable character upset about it. The Willow, the Wash, the Stiles..."if Wash is that worried about the Reavers they must really be bad" type of thing. And it's so true!



Like how you summed up Scott's mom: from scared-for-her-child to scared-of-her-child. That's exactly what she did.



I also feel bad for Allison. We discussed in the past her character's need for a shake-up, however I did not imagine that this is what would trigger it. Stunned, grieving, shaken, now all this new responsibility with hardly any preparation. And the horrible way she's being manipulated by her own grandfather on top of it. Poor girl. Lots of great character growth ahead.



I don't know how I feel about the Matt situation either. There are several details which are bugging me because they feel inconsistent...yet they can kind of be explained...I'm hoping we get some of these answered in the remaining eps. And the Kanima/Matt-as-master arc does feel a little underwhelming...but I can also see the writers perhaps deliberately doing that so that the Gerard-as-master arc seems more grand and climactic.
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Okay, I meant to hit reply and hit flag, first of all, so sorry about that.

Second, ALL HAIL JOSS. I agree, the presence of a 'funny character' is always a plus for any show, and I love that the Stiles' and Wollow's of the TV universe get serious - especially when you have capable actors able to pull off that change - but at the same time, I sometimes enjoy the banter and jokes too much, and suddenly, everyone's struggling and I just realize hwo much I want everyone to smile. Which is, I guess, a credit to the Joss Whedon's and Jeff Davis' of the world, for actually making it hard at times to see characters upset. Very few shows can make you think "Just an episode, just ONE episode, where everyone is happy, for the love of all that is holy". I also think that Teen Wolf has managed that mean feat of being a teen show that FEELS like it's about teenagers, and not forty year olds in teen bodies. I think that's a part of it.

I agree, I wouldn't have put it past the writers to make Matt's story so..unnerving...and not JUST because of his histroy, but also because it's hard to make sense of it. It was likely a very deliberate thing they did. We're probably not supposed to understand. I don't think even that character understood. He was unstable. I guess it was the point?
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Agreed! Especially about the show feeling like it's actually about teenagers...so rare & so refreshing!
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I love Joss and everything he does. Xander was always my fav and Stiles is my fav they r the least supernatural but the heart and one of the most crucial but I will hate Scott forever if it turns out that Stiles knows nothing about him working with Gerard.
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As much as I love Stiles and wish Scott would have been honest about Gerard - if he wasn't, that is, it's possible he's known all along - Scott DOES have a lot to deal with. I don't think the first thing on his mind when he was stabbed and blackmailed into helping Gerard was to tell Stiles...his first thought was PROBABLY to make sure his mom didn't die. Heck, he probably kept it a secret so no one else had to get involved. I don't see it as either a selfish or entirely selfless choice on Scott's part. I think he should be forgiven for that. Still not entirely convinced he deserves a friend like Stiles sometimes, but then, this kind of goes back to Stiles saying "Hey let's go find a dead body, that's a GREAT idea", so let's give Scott the benefit of the doubt.
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I also feel bad for Alison, now while I know I would know my mother's handwriting, she has told me many a time she has good penmanship (she does) but half her class did too because the nuns were pretty strict, I didn't really recognize this until I saw her high school best friend's handwriting..now they are 2 very different people, but if I were upset and not thinking straight, I might mistake them. What I am saying here is that I don't think Veronica wrote that note, I would almost be tempted to say that where Veronica's head was at last episode the note would have been something like, "I want to you have a normal life, you know of the supernatural, but you still have a choice, this is the real reason to stay away from Scott. Keep your head down, get through high school, try and forgive me for what I have done, and I have set up a trust fund for you to access next year. Take it and run." So, Gerard obviously wrote the note. Then, it seems to me that he did nothing besides let her be cannon fodder...she is a marksmen with a cross bow, isn't the proper place for those people up out of the fray to get clean shots off?



I also don't think you have been terribly far off at least in reasoning. We all have to remember, this show has basically established a character who is creepy and weird and seems to know stuff and who is always a suspect but who never does anything wrong (Mr. Harris). But then has also, well, our instincts are right...we didn't trust Matt (bad guy), we have always been suspicious of Gerard (still are), and we all knew Derek was doing a bad job as Alpha and it was totally reflected in how he was dealing with Scott (honestly the thing that I hope is resolved quicker, it would be nice to see one of these sides be totally honest with all the members of their particular side, the Argents don't tell each other the truth, Scott keeps things from everyone, I even think Stiles, Derek is super selective and is not real clear on his reasons for holding back).
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Gerard's pretty much the very worst.
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My guess is that Lydia needed a break from all the crazy and was likely busy "slummin' it" at an after-hours sale at Macy's. (lol)
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Lydia needs a break for the rest of her life.
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OK first off Price, I dont think that Matt was just having a cry in his car then along came a kanima I think he saw a school peer transform into a monster only a front yard length away, then a noise and he was scared for his life and he cried!!! God what of it!!!! And second, well I just really enjoyed the ep and ur recap as usual.

I need to come clean about something. I am the only one in my family to watch this the rest refuse, but I prayed on my brothers weakness for money and decided to forget some money he owed me if he watched the rest of the season. He keeps saying he hates it and is only watching cos of the debt. However he laughs during funny bits, he comments on the hot chicks and about the action. he even says that hands down if he could he would be a badass werewolf hunter because he hates how they dont full turn. So whatever Im slowly changing him.

Anywho.... great ep really emotional!!! I really love that they were able to have thewhole hostage situation thing with a gun and human instead of just Jackson who did not say anything this whole episode!!!!

Stiles saying he was the abominable snowman but was a seasonal thing!!!! Awesome!!!

Sorry bout the rambling its 9pm n here in Australia besides the silver we won minutes ago in rowing we r doing the worst we hav for a very long time in the Olympics.



Questions:

1. Something unscrupulous I'm betting a million dollars on

2. He is defefinately in the dog house!! (get it dog house)

3. Kicking stoners out and huddling in her room freakinng out that she just brought back from the dead the werewolf that attacked her and tormented her even after he died.

4. Maybe now sherriff stilinski can come back seeing as how everyone is either dead or not wanting that job.
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I actually think he thought Jackson was lying about making a sex tape and as at least an hour or so passed with Jackson just lying there, I think Matt fell asleep got woken up by, I am guessing the Kanima freaking out Alison and Scott (perhaps it was Scott's burst through the basement door) at Isaac's house across the street he woke up saw Jackson was no longer on camera and quickly rewound to the zombie sit up and then heard Jackson again.
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Man do we over-analyze these things! What a crazy, fun show! I think I was right about only ONE of my countless number of predictions - the one about Gerard wanting to be the Kanima's new master and having to kill the current one to do it - although a few are outstanding. I'm still holding out hope that Gerard takes the pills to prevent werewolfery! :)



Re: everything to do with Matt - hahaha, lol, EXACTLY! Also, what's the deal with the car? Did he and the chemistry teacher ride share? Did they buy matching cars with matching Einstein quote bumper stickers? And the master, speaking through Kanima-Jackson at the rave, said WE - but it was only Matt? And he also talked about how those being killed had killed him first. How did he do that if the extent of his control of Jackson was that he just took pics of people he hated and they ended up dead and not that he had any real supernatural powers??



On a positive note, Jackson's dad will be like - Hey, Mr. Stilinski. Remember how I made the town fire you? Just kidding, Sheriff! LOL



By the way, how convenient that Mr. Stilinski was locked away in another room and then got knocked out by Matt before ever seeing the Kanima, the werewolves, the hunters or anything else supernatural that went down. He'll still be in the dark about everything when he goes back to being Sheriff.



Funniest part of the episode, to me, when Derek is digging his wolf nails into his leg to stimulate his healing process and get the Kanima's paralytic toxins out of his body.

Stiles: So is that hypothetical situation we talked about getting any less hypothetical?

Derek: I think so. I can move my toes.

Stiles: DUDE I can move MY toes.

Derek: (F***)

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I too think that the pills grandpa argent takes are to stop him wolfing out and judging from the last scene it may have been peter hale who bit him previously. also in the fight that derek and mrs argent had i couldnt recall him biting her so i think grandpa argent was the one who bit her and instigated her death as he knew it would turn alison into the afformentioned BAMF.
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About the plural nouns when Jackson was talking as if Matt's puppet: what if there's some sort of conscious type force behind the kanima itself, I don't know, like the spirits of the people who died and want revenge, and they'd be the force behind the kanima's existence in itself, bc Matt was just giving it direction, not purpose, exactly... Ever since we heard him that day, I was thinking about it like something not completely related to the person using it, especially since the person is sortta alive... Then again, they could've been using the plural as if jackson were adding himself into the mix just bc he was so linked to Matt.



I was surprised the kanima didn't rescue matt from the water that last time like it did when jackson pulled him out of the pool.
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Whoa, that is a really good point about how Matt spoke through the Kanima. I'm confused, like always.
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I'm thinking that Kanima-Jackson's use of "WE" is to illustrate that when the Kanima bonds with its master, the link is soul consuming. Think of the "royal we (Pluralis Majestatis)" or as stated in the Bible in Mark 10:8: "the two shall become one flesh" -- so they are no longer two but one flesh.
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... What will Grandpa Argent do with his new pet?



Probably try to use it to take out all of the werewolves (including Scott.) He'll assume no one knows he's the new master, so he can look all innocent and stuff as the bodies rack up...



... Will Scott's mom ground him for being a monster?



Ground him? That's probably as good a reaction as any :D LOL!



... Did Lydia spend the evening kicking stoned people out of her back yard?



I could see her doing that



... Should Beacon Hill even bother hiring new cops?



Maybe... at least they know where they can get a good, albeit slightly used, police chief :)
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Melissa McCall tried to "ground" Scott... Did a pretty bad job... Also with the fact she does late night and double shifts to support her and Scott, I don't see any sort of punishment sticking. My two cents...
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Best line ever: The muffled "yeah bitch" from a paralyzed, helpless Stiles. LOLOL
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