Teen Wolf: Lacrosse to Bear (PHOTO RECAP)

Teen Wolf S02E11: "Battlefield"

Not that you came here for insight into my inner workings, but if I'm photo-recapping something it's because I genuinely enjoy what I'm watching. Okay, some of the Syfy Original recaps might've verged on hate-watching, but for the most part if you see white words beside handsome faces it's because I'm enjoying myself. That's why these intros have become HECKA redundant: How many times can I possibly rephrase how much I love Teen Wolf? Question is rhetorical: Teen Wolf makes it easy because this show STILL finds new and exciting ways to delight me each week. This week's episode? So good. But good in a different way than previous episodes. We already knew Teen Wolf is well aware of its own ridiculousness, but it's still fully capable of serious, emotionally charged storytelling. The cold open of "Battlefield" was a truly beautiful piece of writing. Elegaic, poetic, expositional, and really well-shot. But in typical Teen Wolf style, much of the rest of the episode revolved around one of the most ludicrous portrayals of a sporting event since the Tri-Lambs and the Omega Mus teamed up defeat the Alpha Betas in the Adams College Homecoming Greek Games. (Ask Jeeves.) BUT THEN Teen Wolf capped off the episode with some truly frightening character moments that threatened to upend the entire premise of the show! This thing was all over the place, but on the upside, the entire place was awesome.

So yeah. Teen Wolf's still killin' it, you guys. Let's talk about it.

Right, so like I said, this opening was beautiful. All lens flares and handheld close-ups. It reminded me of this other sports-minded drama I really love. Can't remember the name. T.G.I. Friday Nights or something like that?

Anyway, Stiles was in the guidance counselor's office (I think she has a name, but let's get real, she'll need to stick around for at least a few more episodes before I remember it) discussing the recent trauma involving Matt's bludgeoning of Stiles' father in front of a paralyzed Stiles and also Matt's subsequent drowning death. In addition to filling us in on how the rest of the characters were doing (via artsy montage), Stiles' speech demonstrated that he'd more or less reached his breaking point as a comparatively helpless member of the Beacon Hill supernatural clique. His explication of what it feels like to drown was not only terrifying (and creepily comforting?), it suggested that these teens aren't handling catastrophe quite as cavalierly as we might've thought. Nightmarish violence and unnerving paranoia had begun to take its toll on these gentlehunks and gentlebabes.

For her part the guidance counselor DID seem very interested in helping Stiles (how great is Bianca Lawson, btw?). I particularly dug her Winston Churchill quote: "When you're going through hell... keep going." I know she looks like a teen, but this guidance counselor has the gravitas and wisdom of a seasoned pro, and now that we know she's fully aware of what's going on in Beacon Hill, I found it touching that she seemed so invested in the well-being of our heroes.

WHEW, a towel scene! I was getting worried about how long it'd been since our last proper towel scene. I had been like, "You okay, Teen Wolf?" But here we were with an Original Recipe Towel Scene: A post-shower mom encounter!

Unfortunately it wasn't quite as fun-loving as usual. Mrs. McCall—still presumably getting over the fact that her son is an abomination—was suddenly pinned to the ceiling by a lizard creature! But because of the dream-like nature of the cold open up to this point, part of me wondered whether Scott was just having a stress-related nightmare.

NOPE!

It was all happening. Grandpa Argent was chillin' in Scott's bedroom making the Kanima terrorize Scott's mom all because Grandpa Argent needed more favors. Relax with the favor-begging, Grandpa. Isn't that what your lizard servant is for? Jeez.

Poor Mrs. McCall. The lady could barely even look at her son. Although, maybe his towel had fallen off or something and she was just being polite. This family is awkward.

After roaming around in the woods and hearing the distinct calls of another pack of werewolves, Erica and Boyd made a decision that they wanted to biggity BOUNCE. And honestly, who could blame them?

Derek, that's who! Derek was NOT happy about losing his new werewolf buddies. Frankly, I found this slightly out of character for him; Derek may not be a genius, but he DOES generally seem to be a reasonable guy, so wouldn't he have recognized that perhaps TWO separate factions out to kill werewolves were probably creating a hostile environment in Beacon Hill? However, he had a pretty good working knowledge of other werewolf packs and probably had the sense that the howls in the woods were fake. Either way, these kids were dunzo.

Poor Derek! He learned the hard way that the Big Werewolf Brother, Little Werewolf Brother Program has a high drop-out rate. But he didn't have to drown his sorrows TOO long, because suddenly he wasn't alone!

Oh, it was Uncle Peter! What was funny about this reunion was how glossed-over Peter's explanation was for why he wasn't rotting in a grave anymore. And while he did confirm that he was no longer an alpha, did we get confirmation that he was even a werewolf anymore? Like was he resurrected as a normal human and he needed to get bit again? Or no, wait, he was born a werewolf, right? I'm guessing he probably is a werewolf still, but it seemed weird to not get confirmation on that. I don't know. Miss U, CGI alpha-beast.

Meanwhile the Isaac redemption arc was going full-blast over at the vet's office. Everyone's favorite delicately boned dreamboat orphan arrived in need of some advice and/or friendship. But in the process the vet demonstrated that werewolves have a heretofore unknown (but kind of major?) supernatural ability: The power to absorb others' pain:

It was charming how excited Isaac was to be able to do a NICE thing for once. Seriously, this was a great moment. But also, in my opinion, this was a very cool new addition to the werewolf playbook. I love whenever Teen Wolf departs from classic werewolf lore. Who knows how this pain-absorption development will factor in in the future, but I'm guessing it WILL. That's just basic Chekhov's Pain Absorption Skill.

As if the clingy sweatshirt duo hadn't completely O.D.'d on bromance yet, Isaac and Scott definitely took their friendship to the next level: Talkin' about their werewolf feelings. Specifically, Scott reassured Isaac that despite having a track record of doing the right thing, Scott still had a hard time making sound decisions, a struggle that seems to be a hallmark of becoming a werewolf. Also Isaac wanted to warn his new bestie that something bad was probably going to happen at the lacrosse game that night, and just please be safe BB.

That something bad? Just Jackson.

Classic Jackson. By the way, I'm glad this show has decided to go the split-personality route with him. It means he can be terrifying—and even commit straight-up murder—but still be a tolerable presence after this Kanima thing is cleared up. You know? That way next season he can still hang out in various states of undress and we won't have our arms all crossed, like, "Shut your mouth, murderer." Overall, Classic Jackson is just too important to lose.

Still LOL-ing at this:

Which high school athlete WOULDN'T want his mom barging into the men's locker room before a game? To his credit, Scott DNC did not care.

Guys, I'm worried about the coach. He for sure has mental problems, right? Like maybe his only friend is a plastic flower and he sleeps under a car? His favorite beverage MIGHT be contact lens solution? His favorite hobby is possibly just shouting at an empty McDonald's cup? I can believe that there are no other accredited teachers in all of Beacon Hill, so allowing him to remain employed at the high school is beyond anyone's control. But still, maybe he'd be better off in a facility somewhere? And not shouting Bill Pullman's speech from Independence Day at a group of teenagers who clearly haven't yet been briefed on even the most rudimentary aspects of lacrosse? Guys, that whole scenario was worrisome to me.

It made me laugh that Derek beat up Peter for SEVERAL HOURS. Seriously, the last time we'd seen Derek throwing Peter around it was daytime and Scott was still at the vet's office, but now here we were, nighttime, and Peter was STILL getting the bejezus beaten out of him. Luckily he still looked okay:

Peter was trying to tempt Derek into not beating him up with, I don't know, knowledge or whatever. Relax, Derek. Free knowledge!

Oh, and look what happened: Stiles got to play lacrosse!

Well, "play lacrosse" in the loosest sense, because this game was simply ridiculous. Scott wasn't allowed to play because he was failing his classes and ditching practice, so it fell to the third-stringers to run aimlessly around the field getting sticked in the face. Like, correct me if I'm wrong, but there was once a time when it seemed like this show took lacrosse seriously, right? Where it looked like the players were actually playing a legit game of high school lacrosse? Did I dream that? Maybe. Anyway, this episode made it clear that the writers are about as interested in lacrosse as we are, i.e. not very. But still, this game was a live-action cartoon and it just kept getting sillier.

I did love how we revisited the werewolf walkie-talkie element of this show: In this case, Grandpa Argent whispering unsweet nothings into Scott's supersonic ear canals.

The deal was this: If Scott didn't somehow produce Derek by the time the lacrosse buzzer zeroed out, Jackson would morph into the Kanima and SOMEONE would die. Could've been ANYONE. Unfortunately this was not a situation in which Scott made good decisions, so his plan was to somehow JOIN THE GAME so that he could, I don't know, knock out Jackson? Joining him in this weird plan was Isaac, who'd decided not to run away after all!

Isaac's plan to get Scott back in the game ended up being pretty clever: He ran onto the field and physically assaulted four of his own teammates! Okay, just kidding, that was not clever at all. It was honestly the most ridiculous thing this show could've presented to us. The crowd barely minded that one of their own was systematically injuring his own teammates. To his credit, the coach looked borderline annoyed about it, but then again he was probably distracted by the thought that airplanes' shadows had been following him everywhere. Knock it off, airplanes!

Anyway, maybe it was good for Isaac that he decided not to run off with his werewolf brother and sister, because they encountered a newborn BITCHFACE out in the woods:

Allison had more or less converted into a full-on VILLAIN in this episode. As it turned out, she and her father had been playing recordings of a fake werewolf pack in order to draw out the baby werewolves and Allison had decided to MURDER THEM.

Seriously, she went all TERMINATOR on them. (If Terminator had used a bow and arrow.)

But just when it looked like Allison was about to gleefully massacre classmates that had only been tangentially involved in the (accidental) biting of her mother, the generally pretty noble Mr. Argent stopped her by SHOOTING the bow and arrow right out of her hands.

It was awesome, in other words. Mr. Argent is basically the best now.

Allison, was definitely not the best. I was tempted to opine that her transition into madwoman was kind of abrupt, except that the way Crystal Reed played it made it work. The whole time she looked like she was in meltdown territory, so I bought that she'd been pushed past the limits of sanity. Plus, if we were to believe that a near-drowning could cause Matt to become a mass murderer, then it makes sense that the sudden death of Allison's mother could drive her to make some cold-blooded decisions. But still, seeing the erstwhile romantic LEAD of this show go so overboard into darkness (and unlikeability!) was both jarring and thrilling. Something tells me it'll be a while before this supernatural teen romance feels very romantic again.

To bookend their earlier awkward interactions, Mrs. McCall ran onto the field and told Scott that she'd changed her mind. Scott should no longer do what Mr. Argent commanded; he should do the RIGHT thing instead. So um, thanks?

Anyway, the right thing in this situation involved preventing Isaac from getting chopped in half in the locker room:

I mean, I LOVE that Grandpa Argent busts out a sword every now and again. But could all you Argents just RELAX please? We learned that he'd been plotting to take control of the Kanima so that he could finally get revenge for Aunt Kate's death, but it takes some pretty serious hypocrisy for a werewolf hunter to use a supernatural creature as a weapon. Just sit down and think about yourself, old man. You are doing a bad job at life!

Hey guess who suddenly began to SCORE ALL OF THE GOALS?

Stiles was killin' it out there! And because of that, a million tiny hearts floated up around Lydia's head while she watched from the stands. Aw, Stiles was in there.

Unfortunately the buzzer reached zero and Jackson's eyes were all "PLIP!" because he was about to HURT somebody.

Scott got all stressed: WHO would Jackson kill?

That's when we cut back to the decrepit burnt-out mansion where Peter was still tempting Derek with a big dose of 411. Specifically, he had a solution to converting the Kanima back into regular ol' Jackson: Using Lydia to appeal to his heart. LOL fine.

Anyway, back on the field, the lights CUT OUT! And when they came back on, a man was down. That's when we found out just who Jackson had killed: HIMSELF!

He wasn't breathing, his heart had stopped, and his hands were bloody from an evident self-stabbing. Had he stabbed himself out of protest against his master's evil plan? Or was the whole thing just a big diversion?

Probably the latter because STILES WAS MISSING! Oh hell no. OH HELL NO. Leave Stiles alone, you villains!

Oh gosh, oh jeez. ONE MORE EPISODE? How is this even possible? Only ONE? Guys, the season finale is next week and that is upsetting. Is Summer over? What on earth are we supposed to even do with ourselves after Teen Wolf ends? Wait patiently for Season 3? GET REAL. Man, I liked this episode. Its cold open was this elegant quiet before the storm and its conclusion set up some pretty high stakes for the finale. How will it all come together? Who's good and who's bad? I need to know, pls THX.

BYE.


QUESTIONS:

... Who took Stiles?

... Are you mad at Allison?

... Will Isaac ever invite Scott to come chill in his subway car?

... Body language experts: Mrs. McCall and Sheriff Stilinski... Anything going on there?


IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM...
Teen Wolf: Frownin' & Drownin' (Season 2, Episode 10: "Fury")
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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Because this couldn't wait until tomorrow...



I just got done watching Teen Wolf as iTunes takes FOREVER to post their episodes online. I have to say the episode was effing AWESOME! I absolutely loved every second of it. There appear to be a few whiners in the review section of the episode. Confusing, right? That's what I said! Some people apparently were affected by Scott and Allison. Those two. I couldn't care less about their relationship honestly.



Somewhere toward the end of the finale I was suddenly hit with the catty sensation that this show is the best thing on TV right now. If it isn't better than TVD, then it's at least AS good as it now. Easily. I mean, it's difficult to compare the two since they are radically different down to the quintessential elements that define the premise of either. Perhaps as I type my fingers are being governed by emotions as the "high" from the finale has yet to wear off. But even with a grain of salt, my words ring true. This show is not great anymore, it's excellent.
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I think there should be a Teen Wolf chat soon, just to discuss the season finale. And all the other eps in season 2. I will post a comment on the recap tomorrow. What do you think?
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You mean like in general or to watch all the episodes again?
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Not all. Maybe 11 and 12, and just discuss the whole season?
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Count me in!
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Ok probably nobody's going to read this since we're getting new & sadly last recap soon but I had to post anyway. Because you are my peeps who will understand my frustration at this: So I'm house-sitting last week & the internet is much slower there. I don't have cable so I have to watch TW on MTV's horrid site player. So it was taking FOR.EV.ER. Constant buffering, site player jumping around, then in the last third it suddenly switches to HD with no way of shutting it off so then it took three times as long to load every second of footage...Aaarrgh! It was excruciating! lol I tried 3 different days hoping it would play more normally but finally I had to just power through it in 5 & 10 second intervals because I simply could NOT wait any longer to see what happened in this episode! (And read the recap of course!) Took me 3 hours to watch a 40 min. ep but I made it through :)



A few thoughts- loved the ep, looking forward to watching it again, playing normally. Opening scene was wonderful-- Dylan was great, as usual, interesting writing, filming...and can I just say that I'm really digging the score. The music in that opening scene was great, setting a great tonal mood. The last few weeks I've been really noticing the scoring because it's been awesome. An Mtv show is always going to be more noticed for it's use of borrowed songs, but I think the score is getting better & better. The music during some of the fights and even over the opening "previously on" montage has a very epic feel.



-The way Scott's Mom couldn't even look at him...heartwrenching.

-Isaac's reaction to taking the dog's pain away...& Scott sharing that he also cried the first time...lovely little moment. And like Price said, is a nice addition to the ww arsenal.

-Stiles' "I did that twice today" comment-- lol. I love that TW can be all beautifully filmed & artsy in the beginning but still not too proud to make that joke.

-Yes, lacrosse game, absolutely ridiculous.

-I've been generally liking Allison's change...however her super snarky backtalk to Mr. Argent was not flying with me. However I am also in love with that sexy, sexy man so that could be clouding my judgment. But damn, girl he's still your father, show some respect. But then he kinda owned her with the gunshot. Nice.

-Started wondering if the significance of Grandpa's pills is not so much the pills as it is the pillbox...the way he was handling it and looking at it. Might still be the pills but it'd be a nice little ruse if it turned out the pillbox actually was a device of some kind or had a special property or something.

-Grandpa's comment about it being more poetic if it were half-time...chilling.

-Kinda saw the Jackson twist coming because of how they were foreshadowing it & esp when they started talking about how to save him. But still pretty cool.

-It was mentioned a few weeks ago how Lydia snapped Jackson out of his Kanima fog by touching him & I said how I thought it was because of his connection with her but then others were mentioning it was because of her immunity, which made sense. But now what was said in this ep makes me wonder if my first instinct was right.



So excited for the finale!
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Wow, that's devotion. :) I don't have cable either. I used a website called tv-links.eu to watch TW but they haven't had many links lately. My husband and I are currently using a website called watchseries.eu to watch our favorite shows. Many links load much faster than mtv's website... Why does the video player on these shows websites suck so much?
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I know right? The player really does suck. The only good part is it occasionally skips the ad break altogether, so yay for that.

And I don't know if it's devotion or idiocy lol!
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I am so freaking excited for tonight's episode that I am actually recording the Closer's series finale later so I can record Grimm and watch Teen Wolf live. I really have no idea what I will do with myself after this....oh, and those who pay attention to who posts, you will note very few posts by me after last's week's episode because other than a scene I think will happen that has no real impact on the storyline, I have decided to let go of theorizing and just watch tonight (plus most of the previews are too choppy to put anything together and the only lines I have heard are Gerard's thing about a rabid dog which I wouldn't put past Teen Wolf from just photo shopping when Gerard said that during the Argent dinner episode and the other lines I have heard were from the trailer from this season where every character says a line and they seem to have gotten rid of a few lines)
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Yeah I hate those stupid promos that just ruin things...that's all they really do seriously. They spoil the fun out of the surprise. I'm super excited as well, but sad because then it's another year until more Teen Wolf. :O
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Okay SPOILERS. I'm sure not many will see this but still. This is only for people like me who don't mind spoilers all that much.

So in the new promo for the new episode, Gerard looks to be rejecting the bite. Which means either...he gets bitten...or...he LOSES HIS PILLS which were fighting a bite he already got? Eh? EH??? Eh.
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Is it possible the pills help Gerard control himself, and HE bit Mama Argent? His plan is to kill all the werewolves so he won't completely turn himself?
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I was going to say that, but then I thought, is it possible for a werewolf to reject the bite of a werewolf, or would it not just heal? SO MANY QUESTIONS.
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Why hasn't Derek mentioned biting Mrs. Argent? Something is deffinately wrong there... Allison went from sweetheart to badass sweetheart.
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Sorry to make what's probably the millionth comparison, but does styles appear to be the "Caroline" of Beaken Hills?

I love him to bits and how he is treated by a villian determines their bad-assery (in his case it's how funny they are together rather than how badly he is tortured)
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Not even close in my opinion. Price, and thus pretty much everyone else, absolutely adores Caroline, but to me, she's fun at times and interesting other times but otherwise kind of annoying. She's not nearly as fun and loveable as Stiles in my opinion. Stiles is clever and a tad goofy. Caroline was sorta like the hipster "cool kid" girl from school with an attitude. On TV it can be entertaining, but in real life those people are insufferable. Therefore, I can never appreciate Caroline the same way other people do. Stiles, on the other hand, is awesome anywhere!
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Kinda agree with you there triple m. I mean I like Caroline okay but I only started her when she became a vampire and I'm not nearly as enthused about her as the majority of the TVD population seems to be. LOL! I'm always the oddball! Like for TW...Mrs.Argent rarely did it for me. I mean her final scene was probably the most I've ever enjoyed her character, because it was so beautifully done and for me it felt like she finally seemed human.
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Wow FINALLY!! I couldn't agree more about both! I was hoping she would become a werewolf because it seemed to humble/calm her some. I don't think Stiles is "too" goofy like saf...like so far I still have never gotten the feeling that they're pushing the envelope too much with Stiles' character. It's just right.
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Meh. Stiles is too goofy, which makes him annoying sometimes. Caroline only used to be annoying a long time ago.
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- grandpa Argent (probably as a back up plan to blackmail Scott cuz Jackson bailed on him)

- very. frankly i want HER to experience some arrows up from the pointy end.

- :)

- mmm, maybe. i hope so. esp after the Sheriff gets clued in; they'll need the 'support network'
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Anyone else still unconvinced Derek bit Mrs. Argent?
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i think it was Scott
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That would be quite the twist! I mean, with Allison acting nuts already, this would definitely send her over the edge - if she hasn't gone over already!
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That would be kind of awesome, but I don't think the writers would go there.
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lol yeah it's unlikely..because it would be nearly impossible for them to ever reconcile after that..
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I'm convinced it was Derek and if it wasn't then Scott. But, I mean, who ELSE could it even possibly be? I don't think Grandpa Argent planned it because I don't recall him even knowing about what Mrs. Argent saw in that classroom before she plotted Scott's demise. I think it was all merely circumstantial.
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I keep thinking about what Deaton said about Gerard always having a plan. I feel like it wouldn't have taken much for him to discover Victoria's plan and then work around it. We know Gerard has secrets, and he's not above using one supernatural creature to take down another. It's an elaborate enough theory even by my standards, and my theories are rarely correct so I'm not weighing on this too heavily.

But I do think that 1). Derek not even having referenced it happening is a little suspect. Derek knows the Argents. He would have been devising a plan to avoid them by now, right? He bit a hunter. Derek is incompetent, but I don't think even he would so easily just bite a hunter and then NOT expect Victoria's family to bite back (pun maybe intended?)

2). Gerard was too happy at the end of Raving. For a man who's plan had just failed pretty wholly - dead woman, fellow hunters taken care of by Derek, who got away, no idea who the kanima is - that was strange. He alluded to some sort of victory when he was talking to Allison, so - and this is obviously me reading into it too much, but still - what if one of his secret's is some kind of alliance with another werewolf? Or those pills have to do with some werewolf in him or...I don't know. He doesn't strike me as someone who's take issue in sacrificing his daughter-in-law's life if it meant he could manipulate his granddaughter into leading the charge against Derek. Everything is going as planned for him right now, mainly because he's been able to influence Allison into doing evidently exactly what he needs done.

I don't know, I just find it highly probably that Derek did NOT bite Mrs. Argent. She never actually accused him. We never saw the bite happen. All we got was the SUGGESTION that Derek was responsible for that bite, and it's such a vague way to tell us that I just wonder if it's even true.

But I'll shut up now because I'm probably wrong.
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Yeah those are all valid points. Yikes :S Also, do you think Mrs. Argent is psychotic enough to get bitten on purpose?! Perhaps Old Man Argent didn't even have to scheme to get it done. Maybe he just convinced Mrs. Argent? Ok, so that's a stretch, I do realize that.



It could just very well be that it happened in the heat of the battle between the two and Derek was just acting on instinct and didn't even realize what happened? Who knows? But I'm definitely gonna be wondering!
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lol I know right! That's what I appreciate about Teen Wolf so much. They seem to have mastered that art.
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I've considered that. It's SO HARD to tell.



If it turns out it was the heat of the moment, I'll feel very silly, but you never know with Teen Wolf. It alternates between predictable and surprising like NObodies business/
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She faked it, and then killed herself to sell the ruse.
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Didn't her eyes turn yellow when the full moon went up? I'd have trouble buying that she faked it without more evidence to support that theory.
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Tear-activated color-changing contact lenses.
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preposterous. she was clearly bitten.
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Your theory is elaborate and dare I say AWESOME?

But I still think Gerard is responsible. WE'LL SEE.
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I love, love, love, loved this episode! It was awesome start to finish. The beautifully elegant cold-open, the over-the-top lacrosse scenes, the flashes between Lydia and Stiles. I was into this episode in a BIG way! Your recap was excellent as always Price, I loved 'Hi, I'm awful!'. I'm so excited for the season finale, and then I'm going to be so mad when I have to wait SOOOOOOOOO long for Season 3! Anywho...questions?:

- Probably Saul Tigh, but I'd put an outside bet on the vet or the councillor. There's some sneaky shizzazz going on with them, and I'd like if it a season finale cliffhanger involved one or both of them.

- I am super mad at Allison! I was like 'Aw, hell naw!' when she be arching (?) the wolves. I've come to really like Erica and I hope that she does not die (it doesn't hurt her popularity that she's not awful-looking). I think that Boyd could be good as well, although Isaac is now running past him in second place of Derek's former bitches. I don't know why, but I'm really pulling for some payback to hit Allison right in the ovaries.

- Maybe, I've never seen these guys do normal kid things, like play computer games or practice their third favourite sport. (Though I did love Stiles' wink at masturbation!) I hope they have a nice episode where they all just sit down and get to know each other better.

- Perhaps, as two of only a handful of older characters on the show, this sort of stuff tends to inevitably happen. But, I can't believe it took me this long, and Mrs McCall walking into the locker room to realise that she is a slammin' hottie! A definite 'yes' from me...
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Hey Price, the title photo on the home page should have been the "Glory be I'm a jock" pic, but with the caption "He shoots, he scores!"
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- Grandpa Argent clearly.



- Fuckily HELL yeah. I said it before and I'll say it again: Darker does not always equal better. If they want me to start rooting for Scott/Allison again over Scott/Isaac or Scott/Jackson or Scott/ANYONE, the writers need to do some major work there.



- Oh yeah. But I'm hoping he asks Danny to spend some alone time down there more.



- There could be. I was hoping for her and vet guy but this would be good too. Wonder how long before they play the "Scott's missing dad that they do NOT talk about" card they have in their back pocket right now...
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yeah who knows when they will introduce Scott's dad? Maybe he took Stiles.
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Hey, Gerard, please send Jackson to the hosts of nuttyrich.com and tell him to clean house.
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This was a pretty good episode. I didn't love it as much as I've loved the previous handful, though. The two biggest reasons: 1) I kiiiind of liked that they went back to putting some focus on things involving the school, but that had to be the stupidest lacrosse game that has ever been played. It made NO sense the way it was directed and written; and 2) the overall pacing and back-and-forth-ness of the writing and/or directing was quite sloppy and a little poor.



I generally loved everything else. I like seeing the other wolves -- Isaac, Erica, and Boyd -- being quite nice and a lot less assholery. I wouldn't mind if they don't die and get to stick around some more... or they can die, whatever.



I'm assuming it was Grandpa Argent that took Stiles... but the show has pulled tricks before, so maybe it's... um... the guidance counsellor! Or, you know, maybe Stiles was so excited about playing and winning that he had to run off and play with himself again.



I'm not MAD at Allison, but I generally don't like "bratty" characters... and at the moment, she's being bratty. But in comparison, Papa Argent now seems cooler. Generally, I did want Allison to become more of a badass, and I love that she certainly has... but she was being a bit too unruly and rotten by wanting to torture-to-kill Boyd and Erica, both of whom didn't have any direct contact with Mama Argent. Hopefully the brattiness goes away soon, but the badass stays.



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What.An.INCREDIBLE.Episode. I kind of hated myself that it took me so long befoe I actually seen it. It was soooo heavy, so emotionally charged and I loved every last second of it. I cannot lie.

The cold open was brilliance. It was so well done. Immediately addressing the entire Matt debacle and the effects it had on everyone (I really, really wish TVD would take notes on this) instead of dismissing it or sweeping it under the rug. I love that TW does that. It toes the fine line between absurdity and chilling reality. It's complete fictional mayhem but still stays grounded in some form of realism. The heart of the show, who also happens to be the comic relief, being so sullen, broken, at his wit's end so to speak just truly set the tone for the episode. All the emotional angst and the jumble of emotions that anyone in their position endures. Awesome. I also loved how they used him to explain the aftermath for everyone else. It reminded me of how they used teacher conferences to introduce us to the main characters. Guidance Counselor lady was amazing...and if she hadn't won me over already, she solidified it with reciting one of my favorite quotes...Winston Churchill, hell I use that as a personal mantra on the regular. Incredible.

- Gerard of course but there will be HELL to pay! You cannot take Stiles! It's freakin STILES! I love that kid. I want like a polly pocket sized version of Stiles so that I could carry him around with me at all times. He was amazing in this episode. From the beginning with the guidance counselor talking about the strain in his relationship with his father and the conflicted emotions he had regarding Matt and everyone else. To that convo he had with Scott...expressing how helpless he feels compared to everyone else, and how they're losing in this battle they're having. I love when shows just take a second and address what's painfully obvious at it to the audience.I loved his getting in the game...the unspoken message being that he could win the game for them. That is what he could do for them all. Awesome.

- I can't lie. I was super pissed at Allison. She took down Boyd and that shizz ain't right. I was surprisingly pleased with the lack of screentime she had. But yeah...super pissed with Allison. She's gone over to the dark side, right over the brink of sanity that one, she's some weird hybrid of Mrs.Argent and Aunt Kate. It's scary, it's unnerving, and kind of interesting. It's official, Mr.Argent is the only Argent I can never be mad at.

-Oh Isaac. Isaac, Isaac, Isaac. They went out of their way to redeem that kid. Although redeem probably isn't the best word to use, because he started off great, he tugged at the heartstrings but he suffered from a bad case of jackassery when he wasn't suffering from M.I.A syndrome, and that made him insufferable for a bit. So i like to think that he's back to being the original Isaac. I love the original Isaac. Isaac makes me want to hug him now. I loved how he acknowledged how much he respected Scott, and seemed to be very loyal. And that scene with the puppy got to me. It was so many underlying things in that scene. He needed to know that hands could do more than hurt...it was super important for somoene like him to know that he could ease pain rather than cause it...not be like his father. Another awesome bromance for TW.

- Papa Stilinski and Mama McCall for the win! I ship them so hard! All the years Stiles and Scott were besties you'd think they may have interacted more. LOVED it. I support that ship.



What I really loved about this episode was all the relationships that came up throughout. I'm a sucker for exploration of bonds...especially bonds of the platonic persuasion. So many possiblilites and layers than slapping some romantic crap in there. I think that's why I enjoyed the lack of Allison. There was no focus whatsoever on Allison and Scott's romance and all this great focus on every other bond imaginable. I live for that stuff...those layers of human interaction like:

-Erica and Boyd- Erica pulled an Isaac in that she's back to being redeemable. I like her again. In fact because they made those two so redeemable it has me thinking that any of the packmates may be killed off...because they made them all likeable by the end of the season so that if they do get killed it'd actually have an impact. I swear I'll be upset if any of them died at this point. Especially Boyd. Anyways, it was great seeing that friendship and sibling like bond between the two of them. How they stood strong against Derek, stood up against the Argents, and couldn't bear to abandon each other even if it lead to their ultimate demise. The handhold was the clencher.

-Derek and Peter. I swear I forgot that I actually do like Peter. Dude had some of the best lines of the night. I could barely breathe I was laughing so hard when he made that quip about lizard people, geriatric gerard, and low self esteem having werewolf cublets. Or that quip about not being completely psycho. Loved it. But what I loved is that he genuinely seemed interested in helping Derek. And Derek, all season he's been struggling. it came to the surface the most with Peter there. Fact of the matter being he's almost as much of an oblivous kid as everyone else.He's just as lost. He was at his most vulnerable with his uncle there. Loved it.

-Mama McCall and Stiles. They had a great exchange in the locker room. It's really a shame they don't get to play off of each more because it somehow works. For once it wasn't him awkwardly rambling or her scolding him for being a bad influence. There was a connection and a care there.

-Scott and Isaac was obviously one of the best of the night.

-Scott and the Vet was subtle but interesting. What the hell has Vet dude been teaching Scott? I want to know! There should be a whole side show with just those two, mysterious vet mentor teaching Scott all the things he needs to know about lycanthropy. "If you can take the stone out of my hand.." sensei type stuff.

- Scott and Mama McCall. I loved that she freaked out and avoided him for a bit. I loved that she was petrified. I loved that she accepted it a bit and I kind of love that she didn't try to press him about what he was when there were so many pressing issues he had to tend to. Mama McCall is awesome. Also, clearly the McCall family mirrors my own. No such things as privacy. LOL

-Danny and Jackson was very interesting to me though. I've always loved the friendship that they had. I always love the brotherly bond. Jackson has issues, but Danny keeps him grounded. He's like the Cory Matthews to Jackson's Shawn Hunter. No doubt about it. That's why the locker room scene intrigued me. So what's with the free will aspect of Jackson/Kanima? I mean how was it okay that he managed to warn Danny but he presumably couldn't stop himself any other time? That's why when Peter went on his whole bordering on Disney ridiculousness spiel about love and heart and peace etc ( it was kind of utterly ridiculous and yet they pulled it off, damn this show!), and how only one person keeps Jackson grounded and from feeling alone, I honestly thought it was going to be Danny. I hoped it would be him too. It just would have been more interesting and just fresh if for once there was a non romantic relationship that had that sort of significance.



Scott was really awesome in this episode. I love Scott anyways despite my constant jesting that may suggest otherwise, but he was top notch in this episode. He actually admitted that he doesn't know what the hell he's doing. It sort of made me smile. He didn't come across as annoying or painfully naive for a change. He wasn't distracted with Allison at the expense of everyone else in his life. He wasn't as one-dimensional as he sometimes comes across. He was great. Loved the kid.

'sup hussy...love how badass she looks in that one with her father in the background.
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I'm so a fan of platonic relationships myself! Especially Erica and Boyd were sweet: they're taking care of eachother like (as you said) siblings.
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A solid episode. I loved the opening, but something about the pacing throughout the episode was weird. Characters were having these tense and very emotionally charged conversations, but then they were upset by something funny. Usually I think the blend of humor and seriousness works well on this show, but this time it felt slightly off to me. But it wasn't a huge deal.



For the longest time, I've had no problem with Scott's refusal to talk to Allison and others about things that happen to him, but I'm really starting to wonder why he hasn't mentioned to Allison the fact that her mother tried to kill him. I know Stiles established that the two aren't talking (and I can see why), but it doesn't seem like Scott's made much effort to even do so. And considering he knows that something weird is up with her involving Derek, you'd think he'd try to clear the air.



Now, it's possible he doesn't actually know that Derek bit her. He was unconscious/dying when Derek showed up and got in the fight with Mrs. Argent, and Allison probably hasn't told Scott about why/how her mom died, and they've obviously not really been on speaking terms. But really, this seems like something he and her should have a little chat about.



Super excited for the finale!
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PS, Dylan O'Brien is going to be a star. His cold open performance was incredible, plus his brief chat with Scott before the lacrosse game in which he went from seriously emotive to hilarious was just fantastic. Does he ever not steal the show from everyone else? Which is impressive considering how excellent this cast is. Jeebs.
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He should get an Emmy for his amazing work! Sadly, Teen Wolf and the actors will never get nominated...
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Yep, they're screwed what with the Emmys' conscious blindness to shows that have anything supernatural in them. I think Teen Wolf is definitely the Buffy the Vampire Slayer of the 2010s.
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Agree with you there. I just hope that it lasts as long as BtVS without getting stale.
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1. Not sure who has him, but he will be ok in the end cause you can't have Teen Wolf without STILES!!!



2. Never really liked Allison but this episode amost made me hate her. Trying to kill people who have never done anything to her or anyone else is just plain wrong! Even if she has misplaced anger at Derek she should just face the fact that her mother killed herself so there is no one to blame for her death!!!



3. That Bromance is so cute...Isaac should stay around for awhile



4. Seems like there are sparks flying...
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So did you completely black out the part where they trapped her in Scott's house and threatened to kill her because she stood in the way of them killing Lydia when they thought she was the Kanima? Did you miss the scene where Erica took at her claws and dug it into Allison's leg during chemistry to intimidate her? Or is it okay when the wolves lose it once in a while (wiping out their claws and teeth the moment someone looks at them wrong, but the moment a human on the show hurts something, oh it's unjustified. Talk about the double standard.
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I am so not ready for Teen Wolf withdrawl next week!!!!
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Same here! :(
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1. I think that Gerard took Stiles since he wasn't present when the lights came back on. My initial reaction to this was: DO NOT KILL STILES!!! Because the writers would be crazy if they killed him off and I'll be depressed without my Stiles fix. But it wouldn't make sense if they killed off one of their best characters.

2. No, not really. People do crazy things when they're grieving. But I gotta say she's more badass than she usually is when she's gone dark.

3. Probably. And they'll presumably do guy stuff like talkin' 'bout their werewolf feelings.

4. Maybe. It'd be nice to have Sheriff Stilinski have someone in his life that makes him happy since his wife died. Plus if they married then Scott and Stiles would be (Step)-brothers!

Notes:

- It's nice seeing Lydia not be temporarily insane and genuinely smiling and happy. And I was excited seeing some movement in the Stiles/Lydia pairing. They haven't talked much to each other since they had separate storylines and I'm hoping for more Lydia/Stiles.

- More Danny, please!!!

- I did not see the point of creating new characters like Boyd and Erica if the writers decided to kill them off. They added little to the show.

- I'm still not clear on why Peter was brought back. Does he add something to the storyline? Is he gonna be the Big Bad again in Season 3? 'Cause if he is, then killing him again would feel a little repetitive.



What am I gonna watch when Teen Wolf is over until next year? Luckily I have Alphas and Pretty Little Liars to tide me over until September begins when nearly all my fave shows return. But still, it's going to be a loong hiatus for new Teen Wolf...
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Price, I was wondering.. Do you actually go through and personally select the screen shots and then come up with the witty comments? Or does someone provide them to you and you have to sorta figure out what you want to put in someone else's screenshot (much like the open caption things they've done here on tv.com)?
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Yeah, I do it all. With Teen Wolf I have a self-imposed limit of 50 pictures, which means I grabbed like 80 to choose from. TVD got out of control this past season... I'd grab upwards of 300 images and then whittle to 100 or so. It's not the most efficient process.
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I gotta be honest, I watched the pilot of Teen Wolf and I hated it, so I ignored it from there on out. Then I started reading Price's reviews so I started watching again and it has become one of my favorites. I've gone back and watched all of season 1 and the early eps from season 2, and I love it.



As for Alison, I must say, that crazy-ass apple didn't fall far from the crazy-ass tree. Granted, my parents are still alive so her behavior may be perfectly normal, just like being an orphan will turn you into a River Monster, but that scene with her shooting the werekids was hard to watch. Especially considering the fact that they haven't actually done anything wrong.



Also, I can't wait for Grandpa Argent to get his throat ripped out, partially because of his actions but more so because of the way he growls his way through his lines. I always expect him to go full on "Gran Torino" and say something racist while kicking neighborhood kids off his porch.
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here here!
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Awesome post.



A+ for referencing Gran Torino!
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I did wonder why you weren't here. (Maybe she just hates MTV that much...). I actually liked the first few episodes and then the middle pissed me off. I just had to accept that Scott was an idiot and trust in the wisdom of MTV...or wait until there was nothing left on my DVR.



And Grampa Argent is officially the poor man's Clint Eastwood. You should hear him on Battlestar Galactica. I don't dislike him, but he's perfectly typecast here.
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Yeah, normally supernatural, sci-fi, fantasy shows are right up my alley but the Teen Wolf pilot fell flat for me and I didn't tune in again until "Raving", it being on Mtv certainly played into my hatred. But I can admit when I'm wrong and now it's earned a spot on my summer watch list.



Thank you!! Grandpa Argent is absolutely the poor man's Clint Eastwood... like an older, angrier... poorer Clint Eastwood. I'm glad I'm not the only one to think that!
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dude... "poor man's clint eastwood" it's like you're inside my head! I was thinking something similiarly when I was watching the episode and he recited one of his menacing lines...yes!
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Yeah, I was gonna throw in something like "When will these frakking Cylons get the hell off my laaaawn" but the BSG part seemed too niche here. Anyway, it's all classic him.
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LOL!!
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4) Sheriff and Nurse? Bow-chicka-bow-wow!
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Guys, I don't know how to say this .... but Teen Wolf has become one of my favorite shows on television.



THERE! Oh man, that felt good to say! I honestly believe TW is Top 10 caliber. I've never felt this way about TVD or the tragically short-lived TSC. It's just ... so ... GOOD!



No more evidence is needed to prove that than the beautifully artistic opening montage. Stiles was the perfect character to poetically summarize the many issues plaguing our loveable supernatural teenagers. The cinematography was intimately captivating with the close-ups of Stiles mouth and eyes as he was recounting the nightmare that is his life. And the drowning metaphor was a brilliant touch to the suffocating nature of what they're all going through. Not to mention the helpful Churchillian advice of the mysterious guidance counsellor. I don't know what her deal is but anybody who quotes Winston Churchill is automatically alright in my books.(Sidenote: What other show directed at a teen audience would quote WC, Albert Einstein, and also reference Oresteia in a span of three episodes?)



But after that opening scene of muted pain and complex structuring, things proceeded to get batshit crazy! In the best possible way. After Scott put on his new clothes from Macy's (werewolves love Macy's, obvs), he encountered the geriatric maniac with his pet Kanima suspending his mother from the ceiling (I'm sorry, but that's just rude). I felt pretty sorry for Ms. McCall in that moment. I mean, she only found out like yesterday her son his a monster, and then she's getting her neck ringed by Jackson's tail. That's messed up. Grandpa Argent is one sadistic bastard.



I'm also feeling a little sorry for Derek. He thinks Scott betrayed him and on top of that he's losing his kiddie pack. Don't these stupid werewolf kids watch True Blood?! You've got to stick with your pack! But no, they ran off into the woods and got straight up OWNED by Allison. She has become one stone cold bitch in no time at all! I get that she wants revenge for the death of her mother, but what's with the attitude, girl?! Grandpa Argent has twisted her into vengeance personified. I'm still wondering if Mrs. Argent wrote the note he gave her. Maybe he's good at faking handwriting and he wrote the thing himself. Something along the lines of "Sweetie, I want you to kill all the werewolves and develop a seriously bitchy 'tude - Love - Mom." All I know is I don't like this Allison very much. Scratch that! Even though she is being horribly manipulated, I hate that B--- right now! I wonder what will bring her back from the brink of bloodthirstiness? Scott's puppy dog eyes?



Anyway, none of that is even my favorite part of this episode. No, that honor belongs to the glorious mayhem that was the Lacrosse game.



THE COACH! Oh, how I love that man! He never fails to make me hysterically laugh. That "Independence Day" speech wasn't the funniest damn thing I've seen on this show. I may be alone here, but I laughed until it hurt. Then I laughed some more when Isaac started bodychecking his own teammates and he said "Lahey! Seriously, what the hell is your problem?!" This guy is just too funny! When Grandpa Argent threatened to kill him I literally screamed "NOOOOO!" at my television. Let a horde of teenage lacrosse players die, but not the Coach! Anybody but the Coach!



Though it wasn't long before Grandpa Argent was threatening everyone else:"Give me Derek or I'll have Jackson rip somebody's head off on the field and drench everyone you know and care about in blood." - Whoa! That's some intensely violent shit!



The game went on and Stiles became the unlikely (but really, in TV terms VERY likely) hero. I was getting a little Harry Potter vibe during this episode. Stiles was feeling weak and useless not being able to do what Scott can do. The normal friend of the hero wanting to be more. Stiles really is the heart of Teen Wolf. I love that guy. And for the most fleeting of moments he was the hero. Then the lights went out! (Did anybody else laugh at the scream right before the show went to commercial?) Remember when I wrote "Anybody but the Coach!"? Well, I didn't really mean that. Because when his dad realized Stiles was gone I was like "Not Stiles! Anybody but Stiles!"



They better not hurt him!



QUESTIONS:



1. I assume Grandpa Argent

2. Hell yes!

3. He'll need to spruce things up a bit before he invites Scott over. Some curtains would do wonders.

4. I had the exact same thought. Yes, something could definitely be going on there.



RANDOM THOUGHTS:

- Are we ever going to find out about Grandpa Argent's pill popping?

- Is anyone else missing the real Jackson? He's a dick but Kanima-Jackson isn't as colorful.

- Ms. McCall may have taken the revelation her son is a monster badly to begin with, but she's quickly coming around. I very much like that woman!

- What the hell is coming and when in the mysterious Vet and Guidance Counsellor going to shed some light on that?!

- BRING ON THE FINALE!
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Reading your thoughts is awesome as ever! Just watched all season 2 episodes and almost ready for the season 2 finale. Reading all the comments now takes too much time, but skipping your comments is usually impossible..

"Sweetie, I want you to kill all the werewolves and develop a seriously bitchy 'tude - Love - Mom."

Haha that was just Hilarious, thanks for that!

And I share your love for the coach. That guy is the definition of "Hilarious" on TW. I literally choked on my "Sandwich" ('scuse me for the cheap HIMYM reference) during his "Independence speech".. HAHA awesome awesome ))
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LOL! Oh man I always love reading your stuff! I really do!

I kinda of agree with you on the Coach. He's so insane that you can't not like the guy. I think he was great in this epiosde because it was so heavy and they needed to work in some of the comic relief to break it up a bit...he did that for them. Everyone else was a bit too emotionally distraught. Understandably so!



The Winston Churchill quote (which meshed beautifully with the rest of the scene) was awesome! I love that too! I mean in theory this show shouldn't be this amazing, and it sure as hell shouldn't be this smart. But it is! There is an inexplicable intelligence to this show. For a show that is mostly catered to teens and falls on a network that isn't particuarly known for stimulating the brain cells, this show is smart. Unaplogetically smart, and it doesn't underestimate the intelligence of it's audience like many shows do. I love that.



I was trying to avoid calling Allison a bitch, but yeah. Definitely. She's a total one right now. I was so pissed at her being so blind with vengeance and grief...but I cannot lie, it's making things quite interesting.



I love how the guiadance counselor basically became the female version of the Vet and I didn't even care. There is so much this show can get away with. Like not answering questions, or bypassing certain things. I find that when I watch...I don't even care, because it's just that good. I mean yeah, even though I like TVD and I was a fan of TSC, I'd be lying if I said they were better than TW. They aren't. TW is kicking supernatural ass.
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Plus, the guidance counselor's words will certainly resonate in the season finale if Stiles has, in fact, been taken by Grandpa Argent--things are getting worse for him, but he has to, as guidance counselor Kendra (as I've decided to call her) said: Just. Keep. Going. What great foreshadowing. God, this show. ALL THE EMMYS.
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There are a number of possibilities.

a) Gerard has Stiles. This is the most obvious option, and if it turns out to be true, I'm going to yawn and roll my eyes.

b) Derek and Peter have removed Stiles so that Lydia will fixate on Jackson and give him enough identity to throw off the Kanima.

c) Stiles is in a follow-up session with the guidance counselor.

d) Stiles is having a great day. He won the game, and to celebrate, he's taking care of himself. Again.
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1. it has to be grandpa argent who took stiles it was probably his plan b since he failed killing Isaac, so it will obvious be stiles as bait next episode luring in the rest so it will be one big massacre.

2. not mad at all you expected that she would turn bad seeking revenge especially since she got that note off grandpa argent. she will probably end up in a fight with derek then when she's about to deliver the final blow, the truth will come out that derek was saving scott from her mother. text box

3. of course he will there BFF now lol

4. maybe in the next season a spark may fly but i doubt anything happen this season.



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Let's talk about the big L-ephant in the room. Lydia. I still don't like her, at all. For the past weeks she may have improved on me, and made me feel sorry for her, but don't misinterpret me. She is and remains a selfish person, unable to feel love. Not unlike a psychopath (or maybe a sociopath, she did show some emotion when she saw Jackson lying on the ground). I was reminded when I saw her smiling towards Stiles on the lacrosse field. Remember when she made a move on Scott in s1 because he was the best player on the field. First it was Jackson, then Scott and now Stiles. I guess it is because Jackson is insane and Scott was benched so she turned towards the third best thing: our deary Stiles. Nope, keep your hands off him lady! I actually prefer Erica. She has improved a lot since those days when she nearly poked people's eyes out. You know what I mean.

1. Who took our angel Stiles? I saw the promo, and it looked like it was Gerard Argent. But I wouldn't mind being surprised. Like, maybe it was Chris (?) Argent who took Stiles, or maybe Peter Hale.

2. Yes, I am mad at Allison. I get why she does those horrid things, but it's no excuse. When she kept on shooting Boyd over and over again, and Erica was on the ground screaming for help, it just felt so wrong. Well done, Mr Argent, for forcing her (Allison) to stop. You're a good man.

3. My new favourite bromance: Scott/Isaac (oh, don't worry Stiles, you're one half in another bromance: Sterek). I love how Scott is acting like a brother to Isaac and teaching him stuff. There were some really nice moments in this ep, as well as the rave.

4. Yes, I'm totally shipping Mrs McCall and Mr Stilinski. How adorable! It would make a lot of sense, they both have lost someone, work all the time and late, and they kinda sit in the same boat regarding all the supernatural stuff. Plus, if they got married, Scott and Stiles would become bros!

I'm still curious about what part Peter Hale plays in all this. Remember: he can't be trusted. Not only because he is a murdering psycho, but he is on the same side as Gerard. After all, it was Gerard's plan that he would resurrect.
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I may've said this before, but although Lydia's been through some stuff, she still sucks as a person. If a horrible person gets mowed over by a bike messenger, they aren't suddenly a good person; they're a horrible person who might be in need of medical attention. I do like her, but I don't forget that she utterly sucks.



Some of the shippers can't wait for Stiles to get with Lydia because it'll somehow work out beautifully, but it looks like a stormy love triangle's on the way between two complete tools...and Jackson, who's even worse. I like him, too, though.



I just want someone big to hit Stiles a few times a week, I don't want someone to take a dump in his heart.
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What shippers? Where?? Come on, Stiles deserves someone better. Not Lydia, not Erica, not Allison. We'll just have to wait for the perfect girl (guy?). Don't forget that he wrote a whole essay on the male circumcision ... for economics class.
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Oh yeah, when he couples up, all's gonna be right with the world.
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I equate her in my head with Cordelia from about the second or so season of Buffy so I am willing to give her chances to become more of the girl we catch glimpses of the girl we see with Stiles occasionally. Honestly, my biggest problem has been the total disregard they play to the length of her dresses and skirts. It would be one thing if she was sitting all the time or just in school, but seriously, like another inch or two and we wouldn't see her ass when she bends over (and I am not built like her, but not that much taller than her, to elongate features you have to make your upper leg look longer which means you have to disguise it with a skirt that will end about an inch or two above your knee)
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Sorry. I haven't watched Buffy. But yeah, I hope for some character development (no, not That kind ;)) on her behalf. And yes, she dresses in a weird way. I like Allison's clothes, they are more usable.
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For random reference, if you care, Cordelia barely had a role the first season, she was just your prototypical mean girl head cheer leader who it became a kind of a running joke that she was somehow always the target of supernatural goings on. At some point she became more aware of the "scooby" gang and eventually started dating Xander who was the only real full fledged human of the group (kind of a Stiles if you will) they broke up at some point and were tensely still in the same group then she was one of the three characters who spun off into Angel and she was, well, I actually would equate her with being like Penny to the guys in BBT? She somehow became much more normal and down to earth.



Yeah, Alison's clothes are more usable, I worry though when she is not with Scott that the wardrobe department puts her in more heels than flat boots as she and him are about the same height, but the rest of the guys on the cast are taller than her.
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I cross my fingers for the same change of character in Lydia. And I like to see a girl on tv who doesn't wear heels, being a girl who doesn't wear them myself.
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I loved Cordelia in Angel, she is my favorite character of the Buffy verse because of her role in Angel, however normal or down to earth are not descriptors I would use for her : )
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1) Grandpa Argent took Stiles, I thought that Jackson might have killed Stiles, but he killed himself instead.

2) Alison's transition to being cold blooded was a quick in my opinion, maybe since there's only like 2 more episodes left the writers couldn't stretch out all the psychological trauma she went through.

3) I imagine Scott in his room then surprise Issac comes and lives there for like a week. Stiles is going to get jealous about their bromance

4) I didn't see any signs, maybe they might become friends then Melissa might accidentally tell him about Scott being a werewolf then they become a "thing." So around middle of third season.



Favorite Line

Coach: "unless you want to play with yourself"

Stiles: "I did that twice today"

I laughed more than I should have.
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What's saddest is that's the last thing he should've done before a big game. He should've known that, but like he said, what were the odds that he'd get to play?
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So if my math is right, that's....five....goals?
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Probably. My head exploded after two.
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I'm so tired of Allison. Get over it already!
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As usual I disagree with many people here. In particular, I didn't like the opening scene. I think it would have been more interesting to have this episode continue where the previous one ended. But they apparently wanted to move forward in time a bit, and having Stiles talk to the guidance counselor was a pretty good way to do that. (Or was it? What exactly does a guidance counselor do? She seems more like a therapist than a person hired to give advice about classes and colleges). They could however have done it much better, e.g. without zooming in on Stiles's lips all the time. What was the point of that? Was it supposed to be erotic or something? It made no sense to me.



The Lacrosse game was also badly directed. There's clearly no need to make games on Teen Wolf look as good as on Friday Night Lights, but they should at least look a LITTLE BIT like actual games.



There were also lots of little details that I didn't like. If Isaac knocks a teammate off his feet, after injuring several others, how does it make sense to immediately take that guy out of the game (without even asking him how he feels), and leave Isaac IN the game. I don't like when people behave in ways that don't make much sense. There have been plenty of examples of that during the season. The most annoying one is that Scott chose not to tell Allison anything about what her mother and grandfather have been doing. The writers obviously had him do that to provide an explanation for Allison's recent attitude change. That's a pretty lazy way to write a TV show. Oh well, at least they GAVE her a reason to change. There have been shows (Heroes) that didn't even bother with such things.



All things considered, I still think this season has been pretty entertaining, but I think people here exaggerate how great it is. It's good, but far from flawless.
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I thought the opening montage was fresh and a bit gritty.I don't know...picking up right where it left off would have probably been a whole lot of filler and insignficant stuff...and using the guidance counselor session was a way to cover it all w/o dragging on the storyline. Plus it really set the tone nicely for the rest of the episode. It reminded me of in the pilot was it? when they used the parent teacher conferences to describe the characters to us so that we got to know the characters faster w/o it detracting from the rest of the storyline or slowing down the pace. Guiadance counselors can vary. Some of them can actually be board certified therapist and offer more than career advice...others stick to the minimum I didn't find that out of the ordinary, myself.



I get the whole Lacrosse thing!LOL! It's kind of hilarious and yes you definitely have to suspend belief a great deal when watching the cover Lacrosse, especially this season. I kinda have to allow myself to do that anyways when I'm watching anything of this caliber. I found the whole Lacrosse game to be both hilarious and outrageous. LOL! Eh, I don't think people are ignoring the flaws, I think part of what makes the recaps so awesome is that they sort of highlight and make fun of them.
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I'd say the mouth zooming was just an attempt at being heavy and artsy. It seemed to work for most people (not us), so...what are you gonna do.



What the guidance counselor is (I keep calling her Kendra from Buffy) is just an overqualified...whatever posing as a guidance counselor, just like the vet.



(And she's gotta be at least 30. Why won't she age?!! Why doesn't it crack?!! Why is she still so hot?!!!)



Anyway, maybe next season another of them will pose as an overwise, overqualified janitor or bus driver and issue wisdom...from over there. One thing I'm sure of: the kids will still need it.



Yeah, Lacrosse...they lost me when I found out what it was. I figured that with half of the team carried away on a stretcher a few weeks ago that the season was done, but there they are, in the championships. That happened. I dunno, like most shows, I just have to watch this one with a ton of "...K." It's really just ridiculous eye candy. Mine is when someone goes flying to the ground, others, well..
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"Why doesn't it crack?!!" .... omg that killed me! LOL
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Psst. I know where the fountain of youth is...follow me.
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AHa! But honestly, I'm going for the grumpy old man schtick, so I'll hit you up in about 40 years.



And make sure Christina Milian keeps takes her share.
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I agree with you 100%! Lazy writing is threatening to ruin what has been until most recently a fantastic piece of entertainment. The scripts certainly don't have to be Emmy Award worthy - but lately, it really does seem like they are just making sh-t up while filming.
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Guidance counselors rarely give (useful) curriculum advice. They do a lot of (unlicensed) therapist work. The way I look at it, if they knew how to give academic career advice, they'd have better jobs.
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True statement. See also: Valerie on "Awkward."
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I don't know about that but Ms. Morell seems to have all the necessary training being a psychologist. I think she's doing both career advice and if necessary lends an ear to distressed school kids. With a student from the school going on a killing spree I think it was fairly reasonable to offer some counseling to the other students.
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Oh, yes, that's perfectly normal work for a guidance counselor to do, and she might be a psychologist, but its certainly not normal for a guidance counselor to actually be one, as a psychologist can generally get a better job than that.
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Geographical differences: here in Italy being a psychologist is one of the many way to say probably unemployed. And we have no counselor at school. BTW in TW is consistent, Lydia also was sent to the school counselor after 2 days naked in the woods, Stiles is there because he was abducted by one of his teammates who was a psyco, so it's understandable that they sent him to the counselor. And the fact that she is indeed qualified for the job it's just lucky for the students I guess.
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In this times? I think that a psychologist, too, cannot be too picky about jobs. And what's wrong with counseling students? I'm a psychologist and wouldn't mind it.

As far as Ms. Morell is concerned, I think, she picked the job for more personal reasons. If the vet is her dad or her older brother or her uncle (whatever), then she may have something to do with the "family business" of counseling werewolves. She knows about Stiles' involvement in the supernatural events and offered a little more than usual in her line of work. Good for Stiles! He sounded like he needed a good session on a therapist's couch!
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1. I am going to go with the obvious that Gerard and some of his invisible henchmen who seem to appear out of the ether and multiply and keep all the extras in Atlanta employed (do we suppose Argent henchmen are going to be suddenly glossier next year?)



2. My overarching emotion regarding Alison was kind of, WTF? It wasn't mad exactly, but...I don't know, whatever that emotion that was on Chris' face when she was leaving the message for Gerard, that was how I was feeling too.



3. Funny, I keep thinking that Scott is going to invite Isaac to live at Casa McCall



4. I think there could be, but at least three things would need to happen first, 1) we need to learn the Sheriff's first name 2) I think we need to meet Scott's father as it seemed to me that Peter was Melissa's first post divorce date and usually that is only like a year or two after the divorce and 3) we need to figure out what Peter's deal is, I know he was taking her out to mess with Scott, but you wonder, he plays the good guy to the wolves, he helps resolve this whole Kanima/Gerard issue, for awhile is big issue is that he is a smart ass...Scott might actually encourage that relationship just so she is protected.



I have some questions of my own...



1) who is more likely to have total redemption in the season finale, Derek or Alison?

2) who else likes Isaac a lot more now and think that Stiles' biggest issue next season might be jealousy because he is a friend who can do and relate to every Scott is going through

3) if Peter is right about Lydia being able to help save Jackson, couldn't Danny serve the same purpose? It seems through the season that both (and Alison) have pulled Jackson back.

4) Who is most likely to finally either kill Gerard or get him to admit whatever the hell he is?
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No, remember Stiles + Derek = Sterek. Yes, I am a fangirl, why do you ask? ;)
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Gosh I love this show. I just do. I really do. And that opening sequence was, as you say Price, just awesome. Quietly recapping information, putting perspective on things, and slowly setting up the future. Awesome times awesome more because it was done with Stiles and Kendra the Slayer.



-It's got to be Grandpa Argent with Stiles, right? Unless it has something to do with the whole Derek/Peter situation. Because that seems random enough to make sense.

-I'm pretty upset at Allison. I don't like her hunting out the werewolves because I still want her to be with Scott. That said, there is still room for redemption for her character, and I think that's the direction in which the writers will eventually take this. That, or she'll become the ultimate Big Bad.

-Yes? No? It depends whether or not Stiles makes it out of this alive. (All in JEST my good peoples, of course we cannot lose our Stiles!)

-There was definitely a little more body language going on than necessary. Whether they'll do anything with it is beyond my knowledges.



Cannot wait for the finale and will incredibly miss this show when once its gone for the season. MTV what the heck happened to you? Somebody with brains over there, there must be and on that, I congratulate them.
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Okay, childish of me, but it doesn't get funnier than Stiles: "I already did that today. Twice."
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"Leave Stiles alone, you villains!" - Is it wrong to picture the blonde wig and the runny mascara?



Erica and Boyd finally teamed up for the first time! Them hads enough and they decided to leave the mad jungle of California with nothing but their wits...and each other. What could possibly--LOLjk.



But at least neither one of them died yet. Even through the ennui lining of this silver cloud, I can still take comfort that TW doesn't just kill people to make up for inferior writing. It's just a really pretty good show. And when they make a mistake, like, say, a character bringing *one* arrow to a supernatural hunting party, they make up for it by bringing both a full quiver the next week *and* expendable goons. If Alison wasn't so cute, I'd probably bring up the 'no headgear' thing. But how would her 'do fit...?



Anyone that's read my posts this season knows how much I love Stiles (especially when he's getting hit by something heavy)...but c'mon, geddafuggouttaherewiddis. The worst player in the game (besides that hated Greenberg) becomes 82-pound kill machine without even the decency of using a Liquid Luck potion? Without the decency of six weeks of training to a Rocky theme song? Journey? DJ Khaled? K.



But Mr. Argent's pretty cool. At least Alison had two parents so they didn't have to kill her dad to turn her into Frankenstein. It's so sad when I feel the need to rave about normal human behavior. It's like they're smarter than a 5th grader, but they don't feel the need to give them cash and prizes.



So, obviously, Grandpa has to die, and probably Hale...again, unless they're saving him for next season, but how many of the betas are gonna die? I'm still holding out disappointment for Erica dying in Stiles's arms as he confesses his love for her, and Boyd might finally ride that statistically-overdue zamboni in the sky, but I've also liked Isaac for at least a few weeks now.



So, he's doomed. He'll probably jump in front of a claw or bullet meant for Scott while Scott's figuring how he's gonna pass all his failing classes in two minutes. Scott's kinda...eh, he wasn't that bad this week.
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Everyone should work out to Journey. They just should. It inspires man! I totally blast that and Rocky while watching the Olympics and streaming P&G proud Mom commercials because I never feel more invincible than when all that comes together into the ultimate inspiration...and I've deluded myself into thinking that I can swim, run track, nail my landing without the slightest hop...and of course...play Lacrosse like a boss, baby! Then I remember I'm atheletically challenged so I grab a bag of chips, sit back, and laugh at how insane it was that Stiles did the unthinkable. But he looked so damn adorable doing it.



I love how I don't know what the hell is up with Hale...why he's back, what he is, where he stands, what he wants? But I honestly don't even care! Hale's just kind of awesome! I mean all season long it's been this fixture of the show, his presence and this Lydia stuff that I still don't even understand and now there is one episode left and I know they probably won't even address it but I kind of don't care anyways.



I know. Scott wasn't actually stupid this week. It shocked me too, bro.
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P&G mom commercials...good stuff. I need to add those. Sometimes, you are the Pam to my outdoor barbeque.



(I went for original over sensible.)
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Noted and appreciated. LOL
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I just want Lydia and Stiles to save the day. A'ight? A'ight.
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Lydia and Stiles teaming up (in every way) is the happily ever after for this show. Now.... how to implement the happily ever after right now....
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Seriously. I will take those two in any way, as a romantic couple or just awesome Human Backup Squad Who Nevertheless End Up Leading The Charge Every Time Because Everyone Else Is Pretty Incompetent Despite Special Abilities And Talents.

Seriously. Once Lydia finds out she will use her smarts. And then combine them with Stiles smarts. And they will f***ing doubtlessly put the werewolves and hunters TO SHAME.
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Yes. This. I so agree. It's so abundantly clear that all the smarts, wit, and common sense falls upon Lydia and Stiles, the trusty sidekicks. It's a wonder the others could function w/o them.
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They'd all be dead by now. I thought it through. If Lydia had never told them about the moltov cocktail, Stiles wouldn't have been able to show up with it during the showdown with Peter, and if he hadn't shown up, I'm pretty sure Scott would have died, and then Allison and probably Derek, and it ALL GOES BACK to Lydia and Stiles being really f***ing smart.
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That...actually sounds good when you put it that way. But I'm not wearing the T-shirt. Yet.
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What? T-shirts? Who said that; I don't even wear those. I was hacked, honest.



Nah, every once in a while, you do find a thumb.
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Acrobit (partially?) agreed with me. This is...I feel weirdly accomplished right now.
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Yes. Team HBSWNEULTCETBEEIPIDSAAT all the way!!! I swear that just rolls right off the tongue. Lydia is smart, and I love it when this show gives us examples of that. Plus, Lydia is just awesome anyway. And the same of course for Stiles. I would love them as leading the charge first and then falling madly in love with each other along the way.
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Thank the heavens I'm not dyslexic.
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Well, Stiles already has the love thing down to a T. And Team HBSWNEULTCETBEEIPIDSAAT...who wouldn't remember that?
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I have this image of it actually being Peter, Scott and Lydia, like Peter goes to get Lydia, who is understandably still terrified of him, he brings Scott along as a safety measure. They come upon a stand off of Derek, Gerard, the Kanima and Alison. Peter confuses the situation, Lydia doesn't understand what she is supposed to do, Scott encourages her, the Kanima goes to attack, Scott wolfs out and Lydia finally sees for sure what is happening, okay, and then Stiles has escaped from wherever he is being held to protect Lydia.
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1). The devil incarnate. Not sure who that is quite yet. But definitely the devil.

2). I'm upset about her life choices right now, but I still feel bad for her. Does she even KNOW what her mother was doing? Is her family even trying to prevent this? I don't care what Grandpa Argent says, if he's returning to avenge a family member, maybe he shouldn't be making another - young and impressionable - family member walk the path that led the other to death? I don't think he's back to avenge Kate at all. I don't think anything matters to that man except winning, and he has absolutely taken advantage of Allison, so while he r actions are her own, and I hate her a little for that...I still feel bad for her.

3). MIXED SIGNALS. I love how one week Issac and Scott and mortal enemies trying to off one another (granted, that was A FEW weeks ago) and now they're like "Let's just bro it out man, healing doggies that are metaphors for our current mental states mayhaps?"

4). I'm no expert, but...maybe. THAT'S MY EDUCATED GUESS AND I'M STICKING WITH IT.



Okay, so, did Jackson do it because Gerard told him to? Because if he did it was either a distraction, or he's trying to break the rules of the kanima...to become the kanima? I mean admit it, what's the point using Matt's short storyline to reveal that little tid-bit of information if it won't come into play later? Or else JACKSON did it because Gerard was telling him to kill someone (like Danny, his broseph) and Jackson himself fought it? Can't wait to find out. Either way, we know Jackson will be okay. (Well...next week. After that is a little up in the air.)



I ADORED every scene with the coach. Most especially his speech. We've never really had a chance - besides a brief encounter in season 2 - to see Mama McCall and Stiles talk, but they are hilarious, just judging the coach the whole time. Did anyone else love that?



With Allison, I think they're either going to wrap it up for her next week - have her find out the WHOLE truth - and perhaps she in some way tries to redeem herself...I don't expect Scott and Allison will be back together very fast if that happens though...or else they're doing here what they did with Jackson last year and shaping her up to be some kind of villain next year? I doubt it. But I'm still certain that by season 3 Allison Argent will NOT be the Allison Argent we (sort of) know and love. That's obvious, I guess, but still.



Lydia's facial expressions whist watching the game. Actually the trifecta of expressions from her, Mama McCall and Papa Stilinski were GOLD.



The opening scene was fantastic. Cinematic and seriously where the HELL did Dylan O'Brien come out of? Well, we pretty much know, but still. People can't just suddenly say "I'll act" and then BE AWESOME at acting like that. Those two played really well off one another.



I felt really bad for Boyd and Erica. Just the whole "I'd like to get my drivers license" thing. I sometimes wonder why Derek chose to transform teenagers. They're still kids, Derek! Why not find someone a little older and ruin THEIR lives. Teenagers have enough s*** without hunters and resurrected alphas and Scott's dumbass-ness (which he admitted to, PRAISE THE LORD. He knows! He can fix it now! Maybe. Maybe not.)



I actually REALLY liked this episode. The last one or two - since the rave episode - were pretty fast and confusing and as silly as the lacrosse game may have been, the last two episodes confused me a little more. They were still good, just...I feel less confused after this episode. The season has been fast in general, it just got TOO fast there for a while.

This episode had a good balance of humour and drama (and Stiles being awesome.)



Oh, and Grandpa Argent? SCREW YOU METAPHORICALLY.
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Haha! I read this and was in stitches. As usual. I also love that you and I almost always seem to have the same reactions or notice the same things no matter how small they are when watching an episode. AnalyticalDivas ftw.



Sweet baby Jesus, Scott admitted he was dumb, sort of. It was awesome. I thought of you and Acro the moment he said that.
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(Seriously, Scott's admission WAS what we've been building up to since season one. Our core. It has been rocked.)
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I was like "This is going to ROCK the comments section to its CORE" :-P
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YES! I love you so much right now for loving the scenes with the Coach as much as me. He kills me!
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FRINGE. THE COACH. HE IS JUST. DUDE.
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Metaphorically? I think you mean, cyber-metaphorically. :)
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THAT TOO.
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Gerard took Stiles

No she has a reason to be upset but learn about what really happened.

No something tells me Scott will have his own pack.

Dude that would be super awesome. Ms. McCall and Sheriff Stilinsky....
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"Hi I'm awful" Luv it so much!!!! :)
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I loved the episode. The opening was fantastic. All the episode was fantastic. And I do not know or care about Lacrosse rules (like American football....I just don't get it), so they can do anything with that sport, as long as they have the helmet on!

I really loved how all is coming together, all their insecurities, Stiles not being able to protect his loved ones, Scott not knowing what to do, Jackson being basically high all the time, Allison being full on crazy.....

Maybe Stiles is meant to be a Vet-like figure for Scott's family? It would be awesome!

And also, the Kanima still kills only murderers? The only one responsible for Kate's death is Peter, that everyone thinks is dead, so why Grampa should kill boys that weren't even ww at the time of Kate's death? Just because he's crazy?

Maybe when Grampa dies Allison will take on the Kanima as a weapon of vengeance against Derek! It will be nice and it will make her totally dislikable.

BTW Peter is still a ww because he talked about healing and about how now it's slower because he's not an alpha anymore.

1) Grampa, obvsly. Or maybe he is just showering!

2) Not so much. I like her being so psyco-crazy!

3) I love them together! I hope they move together soon!

4) Maybe thay can be one happy family, Mama McCall, the Sheriff, Stiles and Scott and Isaac! Wow....

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Here's to hoping Jackson gets freed of the Kanima! As much as I've loved this season, I just want the old Jackson back soon. Like hopefully by the end of the finale or the beginning of next season.
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Great ep! Looooved the intro... so artsy!



It was a bit silly in places granted! Specially the Lacrosse game, but overall: FANTASTIC!

And your recap is the best Price!



I'm a bit shocked that Allison went homicidal, hopefully she'll recover... after a few eps maybe... this is a great arc for some amazing drama.



McCall and Sheriff Stilinski? Well after what happened to them it makes sense that they should bond a bit...



Grandpa's got Styles hostage of course...
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Oh and Price you should definitely do the rest of the season 1 recap before the finale. So we can compare the finales.
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Awesome episode!!!!!!! Loved it so much.



The opening with Stiles was so great!! In fact Stiles is my man of the match for this ep, with Isaac coming an unlikely but deserved second. Stiles was the best he despite being the only human he is actually the most human character, him pointing out his own weakness when it comes to all the drama and being able to protect his friends and Dad.



The coach is indeed crazy, but I totally love Independance Day awesome movie and as speeches go it pretty good.



Questions:

1. Grampa and on the ad for next week Stiles gets punched in the face!!! So yes they do hurt him. Also the promo shows the kanima (not neccessarily Jackson) jumping on the hood of Stiles car and he is in it with Lydia, so he will hav some explaining to do after that.

2. She just really pisses me off. I loved her the most when her stiles and scott were working together. She is the Angel of this scoobie gang. She was techniquely the enemy werewolf hunter and Angel was a vampire but they were on the side of the good guys but something happens and Allison/Angel embrace their evil sides.

3. They better invite Stiles too otherwise it would be really awkward. But I really hope they are bot building his character up only to kill him.

4. I'd love that It would be like the cutest new sitcom, where Stiles is the main character and its called "My stepbrother, the werewolf"



I am going to die without Teen Wolf every week. Someone mentioned below that because there are 24 episodes will they start it earlier or will it just finish later. Another scary thought the writers said in an article that they plan on using 2 12 season plot arcs so I hope they dont have a midseason break, that would suck!!!!
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"My Stepbrother, The Werewolf", sounds like an awkward 90's movie on Nickelodean :-P
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If Dylan O'Brien is in it I will watch!!!
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Mrs. McCall and Sheriff Stilinski.......I ship it! lol



Allison better get her crap together or she can go join Aunt Kate in the big hunting ground in hell......just sayin'.



Aww Isaac <3 His scenes at the Vet's office were so sweet. Felt for him. He's like a lost pup (no pun intended lol). I could ride with him joining the Scott/Stiles bromance BUT how will Stiles feel about it? And if I had to choose, it would be Stiles. Always Stiles <3



Awesome recap as usual :)
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Allison has gone batshit crazy. I don't even understand what she's thinking anymore. I thought it was hilarious that she pretty much just told her father to talk to the hand. Don't take that shit Mr. Argent. Ground that little bitch!
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Oh, and I am really mad at Scott's lack of communication! You need to tell people things, even when the bad guy says not to tell. I kept hoping he'd leave a message for Allison saying: "Your grandpa stole the Kanima and its going to kill my mom." or something like that. Because of all the people in the line of fire, Scott's mom really has nothing to do with the whole Mrs. Argent suicide deal... Or maybe, you know: "Hey, Mr. Argent, did you know your father's gonna murder a bunch of people tonight at the game?"

I think Mr. Argent would probably be the one who'd have a problem with that whole murder of innocent people thing from what we've seen so far. Wouldn't trust anybody's life to Allison at this point, how twisted is that?
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Am I mad at Allison? Just waiting for her to wake up, I guess. And mad that she's not listening to her father, who has seemed the more level-minded one of the bunch since the beginning.

Didn't someone scream when the lights went out? Was it Lydia? Remember how Jackson seemed to come to his senses when she was asking him to the party/ Maybe we can get a repeat of that? Or maybe we already did if the scream was Lydia's and the order was to kill her? I'd like to think that Jackson woke up for a moment and managed to do that to himself just bc he realized what he was gonna do. He did try and warn Danny in a weird way, right? Maybe taking Styles was plan B.
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Exactly what I said about Jackson. I'm with you on that glass-half-full boat.
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I'm liking Alison more and more. Grief has made her a badass. She's not gonna stay mad at the supernatural world, but she will probably stay a badass. This is just something her character had to go through to become fully realized.
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actually, she's become sorta the equivalent to Elena from TVD only not QUIIIIIIIIIITE as bad...
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Wow, I do have to say I'm glad to see so many people out there hate Elena :)
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I don't hate her, but I quit TVD after the first season. For me, Elena's perfectly preserved at 'meh.'
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How does nobody understand that I meant generally speaking? I meant she is annoying like Elena, just in a different way. And, actually, in some ways she's annoying in a very similar fashion (e.g. dumb). Ok so let me re-clarify: she is becoming SORTA like Elena but not as bad. I did clarify this in a previous comment somewhere on the page, but I do understand if not everyone saw that. :)
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Disagree as well. Elena = much worse.
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DISAGREE! Allison (before and now) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Elena. Allison ain't taking nothing. You mess with family, I'm coming after you! Is Allison. With Elena? "OMG, SOMEONE SAVE ME!"
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Elena the vampire slayer from that brief period when it looked like she might have a little potential? I was thinking that. But Elena quickly went back to focusing on boys and suicide, so I'd say currently nothing alike at all.
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lol yeah nothing like her in that regard, true. I guess I meant more like in the generally annoying sense. Again, I accent the word "sorta" and also - like I said - she's not QUITE as bad. Like if Elena is a 10, Alison (for me at the moment) would be like a 6 or 7 at the most.
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lol yeah I hear that! Part of me is reluctant to go ahead and say "I like Teen Wolf more than TVD," though, despite the fact that sometimes I DO feel that way. I'm still loyal to TVD and I still love it...I mean it's in my top 5 favorite shows ever so it's hard for me to jump ship. But I feel your flow, for sure.
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Hmm an interesting thought.. Anyway, all that matters is I'm liking this show so much that I would almost prefer more episodes of this than the new season of TVD! :O
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Among other things.
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My comparison is legit. I mean, one person acted sane afterward and the other did not. One person was stronger about it and the other was not. It's not wrong either way. RIGHT or WRONG is not being debated here! The only point I was making is that Alison's reaction in the aftermath simply indicates a less stable mindset.
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It's simply uncharacteristic of her supposed dainty self that we met in the previous season. She was weak-willed and - dare I say - weak-minded? Ok maybe weak-minded is the wrong choice of words. I think emotionally weak would be a better choice. It was manifested heavily after her mother's death. (e.g. compare Mr. Argent's reaction to her own). I can think of several other examples. If anything, the role of "badass" would MUCH better suit Lydia for example. She's strong in so many ways! Love her <3
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Was there any reason for us to think that her family didn't train her with other weapons? I mean, round about the 9th or I dunno, 3rd generation, your families of hereditary hunters tend to start doing that. Are you basing your assumption that she received no extra-curricular education on the fact she didn't tell Scott every scary thing about herself on their first date? Ninja is a pretty specific term I wouldn't apply willy-nilly, but girls do take martial arts these days. They get black belts and train with weapons and compete. This is not really remarkable. Doesn't even require your family be in the business of murder.
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Also I would just like to take this time to point out the fact that my last theory from the previous recap WAS true after all. Her ridiculous looking knife trick confirmed my suspicion that she is, indeed, suddenly ninja-like. I get the archery and the gymnastics, but no amount of THAT training can equip a person to suddenly handle a knife like Raphael from TMNT out of the freakin blue. Case and point, her character sucks now.
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Spot on. I also hope that when eventually Scott and Allison DO get back together - inevitably - it isn't for a while. I want to see the repercussions this has on her relationships with the people around her. It would be nice to see Allison regain her compassion and empathy while maybe proving to Scott she doesn't need his protection everydamnsecondoftheday. I seriously hope this arc leads to a team-like dynamic between her and Scott, and she starts being competent, and her and Lydia can be BFF's like "You bring the brains and I'll bring the weapons" and just, y'know', stuff.
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I agree with saf here, a while back they hinted that this was coming. From the beginning, Allison has had issues with strength and WANTING to be strong, so this little grace period of inhumane b**** is probably leading to, as you said, her becomming fully-realized. A strong, not malicious, heroine, to Scott's well-meaning but often clueless hero.
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ick I don't understand how ANYONE could like her at this point.
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To be clear, I LOVE Allison right now. People seem to be ignoring that two points that 1. Allison is in grief, and she's angry. 2. In this moment, she has Gerard who is having a big influence on her, and because of her grief, she's being blind which is UNDERSTANDABLE.
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Allison is just dumb as a brick. Instead of focussing on finding out the truth behind all that's happened she just gulps down everything Old Man Argent serves her. The man who tried to manipulate her countless times before and the one who sired a crazy bitch like Aunt Kate. Even in her state of grief (and I think Chris is more entitlted to it cause he had to kill his wife with his own hands) she should have some brain matter left to think twice before she starts killing her classmates. That makes her the same level of crazy like Matt. Right now I'd be happy if she found an early and very wet grave.

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Final post...number two.



@ buildam2005: Taste differences. gg



@Mey: I had a feeling it would be a different story down here. Should've checked sooner. Ok, it wasn't the same reason I went after you here, because I...didn't go after you there. Well, knowing myself, it could've been anything, honestly. You can tell me what it was, and I can apologize officially for it, or I can take it back because I meant what I said. Can't say. Digging around through weeks of TB pages to find the thing I said that offended you just isn't gonna happen, especially since I likely wouldn't recognize it if I did find it. As I guess you learned the hard way, I'm not a saint, and I'm not the hero. I'm just a guy with opinions that anyone can dispute, just like anyone else, I thought.



That aside, it's pretty both-sided to complain about someone attacking you, and saying you don't want to do deal with it, but your mom taught you to respond to attacks no matter what...and then gloat when that person agrees to relent. It's like that guy that's getting attacked on the ground and then says "Yeah, *better* walk away!" when the guy leaves.



And really, I remember that I knew you now, but we really weren't that close. If we were, I'd've noticed that you "disappeared" from my posts. I have enough passive-aggressive people in my life shunning and pouting at me, but since you didn't give birth to me, or to one of the people that did, I don't need to break my back trying to fix what I may've broken with you back when. (Seriously, lemme know what that was, because while I agree that it was likely dickish, I have no idea now.)



By the way, you do know that when I say DNR, I mean Do Not Reply? Now that I know you're from elsewhere, I can't assume that. It's not burning things to the ground; it's leaving in peace. It's not an ignore list; it's just agreeing to leave each other alone. Seems like a perfectly reasonable solution to deal with someone as angry as you seem to be, but of course, the irony is that someone as angry as you seem to be might not see that.



As for "you're the one forcing me to believe", I never said you were doing that to me, and that didn't matter.



"That point is based on the assumption there's a "proper" way to deal with the death of one of your parent. Seriously guys? a "proper" way to deal with loss? of a parent? of anyone? C'mon, we're not all Bree Van De Kamps :p," - Outside of one person who's likely banned again, I thought that was honestly the most ridiculous thing I've read here in months...*and* it was full of mocking and condescension, so while it didn't involve me at all, I jumped in. It's kinda what we do here. Isn't that what you did when you said it? After all, when you said "c'mon guys," not everyone had been talking to you. Anyway, I already explained why I thought it was ridiculous. Do cry in your bed and trash your room, don't shoot up a school. Do wear black for year or three, don't stop your car over train tracks.



And since you've read my posts here...when did I use the word 'crap' aside from quoting you...quoting someone...that wasn't me...when I asked you if you were talking about someone...that wasn't me? I'm not above using it, but since you've re-read these posts twice, when did it happen? *Are* you successfully talking about me? (Sending you off to re-read posts again, Check JasonMelvil. Re-re-read? I dunno.)



If you're talking about me confusing Alison going to attack Derek with Alison attacking Derek with a Kanima nearby...how is that better? That's worse nitpicking than even I do. I never said that she was stupid to go after either of them, I said it was stupid to only bring one arrow. Who does that? This is why I ask if you're actually reading what I'm saying. If you're hunting a wild boar in a forest, make sure you're prepared for the tiger in there, too, or don't go in at all. I don't know why we suddenly need to be experts to have opinions on things, but before you ask, I'm not a hunter.But if a hunter disagrees with that, I'd love to hear why.



I'm not disappointed in TW. I like the show. I say that in the posts you aren't reading. It doesn't mean that some things aren't stupid, and when they are, I'm going to talk about them just like I'm going to talk about the good things. These things will be different for different people. As a straight guy, I don't share the need to 'whoo-hoo' at Alcide or Eric's nekkid butt like my GF does, but I find a turn or two to whoo-hoo at a nekkid werewolf GF, or the return of Russell the Great. I don't need you or anyone to read my posts to support me (if I did, my posts would be much more reader-friendly and much less honest); you just seemed to miss the posts where I complimented the things I like...since you didn't read them. These are shows I don't love, but am willing to watch. Werewolves, good. Nekkid dudes, dense main characters, not so much. I compromise, as you should remember me saying. I don't have to love it, not when I watch it, and not when I talk about it. The shows I do love...Boss, Mad Men, Longmire, Damages, there's not much to say since they're not up here right now.



I'd like to say that I would've been milder if I'd remembered who you were, but that *was* me being mild. This is me being mild, and nice and polite. A dissenting opinion doesn't mean hostility, nor does it even when it continues to dissent. I don't often get credit for the cool head I keep, but like Obama knows, it's hard to argue that things could be worse. I appreciate that you realize I'm not a bully, but I'd like you to see that I actually didn't "hit you hard." Hell, I'm not hitting anyone hard around here. I'd just prefer to, but it's not usually what we do here. I didn't break the politeness and I still haven't. Even here, with the name-calling, I've been a pretty good boy.



Conversely, I'd say you should kinda calm down, but it's pretty obvious how that would go, so I'll do that thing where I say that I won't suggest doing that thing I think you should do.
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Ah, okay, I see what you're saying. I understand your assessment and can see what you mean. I don't really disagree, now. (Though I still think that, so far, the way Allison's dealt with her grief has been pretty well-written, so again that's just going to be a taste difference we have).
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Final post for me...until next week.



@Mey: Again, maybe we're getting something lost in translation. When I see someone say "I think people like you should write" and "when you somehow behave like you're that superior to an output you should make your own, or not watch," that sounds like someone that doesn't want to discuss points with me. I have a little experience with this. I like to hit hard, but only with people who are willing to do the same. If someone keeps asking me to go write it myself, or stop watching, or that I'm not challenging, or that they don't know why I'm attacking them, it doesn't seem conceited to propose to leave each other alone. To me, the DNR list *was* the compromise, since disagreeing brings us here. I don't mind being the badguy (I prefer it, actually), but I don't like to bully. Provoke, enrage, incite, but not bully. That's why I have a DNR list, to not make people cry.



When I tell someone my opinion, I'm not telling them they can't have their own. I don't do that. Everything I say is an opinion. I'm not trying to scrub someone's mind so I can put my opinions in there; my goal is to give my opinions so someone will take them and weigh them with their own, or convince me to take theirs. If I say I don't like pie (and I don't), I'm not saying no one can like pie (even though it's an awful, stupid food with a lame, funny-tasting crust to serve as a poor excuse for eating a ton of over-sweetened fruit). If you go back and read both our posts, I'll think you'll be surprised at who's been doing what.



But I now know that the posts in which you only see negativity are posts you admit to not actually reading. I am nitpicking on the things I find stupid, because the things I find stupid come up, and not by me. These things aren't ruining my world. And based many said snippets like 'saying things are crap without backing anything up,' I don't think you're even reading most of my posts even here; I think you may read a line or two, and then replace my words with something you've heard (read) someone else say to you. There's not really anything I can do about that.



As for what I said that was hurtful in the True Blood pages a while back, I do remember going after you about something (similar to why I did it here, honestly), but I'm sure that if I went back, I'd say it was hurtful, so I apologize *that* I hurt you (not if). I just like to fight, I don't like to hurt most people. Again, I'm sorry.



So I'll never suggest anything for you to do again, but I'm out. Since we're not the same exact person, we're going to disagree eventually, and I just don't see anything productive coming from our minds meeting. At least when I burn things down, it's in the hopes that something new will grow from the ashes.





@buildam2005: To me, that often *is* the bad writing, to put someone in a state of grief so that they can then do *anything* at all they wouldn't normally do. When logic is 'nonexistent.' Depending on length of time, some erratic things are fine, some things are still stupid. There's still a range, is all.



Characters doing crazy things when they're in grief isn't a *guaranteed* case of bad writing. You keep holding me to these absolutes when I keep adding qualifiers. I'm not saying it's always bad writing, I'm saying it's not *never* bad writing, as in, it can possibly be bad. Story grief can explain anything, but it can't excuse everything to its viewers.



The Rampage? Good. Vengeance? Yes. I don't have a problem with Grampa. Erica and Boyd as pawns? Go get 'em. Death to Derek? Sure (even though we all know that's not happening). I just meant that the things that I listed as stupid, were still stupid, even taking into account that she was grieving. Like I said, some of us think it was all fine, some of us don't. Np.



The prediction was just a possibility, and as I said, a best case scenario that would be fine if it happened, but wouldn't make up for the stupid that I felt was already done. She's not killing Derek, no one's killing Damon on TVD, and no one's killing Eric on True Blood. I'll eat...tapioca pudding if any of that happens before the show ends. I really hate tapioca pudding, so it would be bad. Something better and totally redeemable could happen, but I'm betting on predictable.



Anyway, the quiver would've fixed the whole rampage in the police station. That was the only thing I found stupid there, aside from Mr. Argent walking her daughter into a place that likely had a monster he couldn't kill with a full clip of bullets, but I'd've let that go. She needed the face time there.



And we (GF and I) deleted that week from the DVR, but we both immediately saw that she only had one arrow. No one does that, so it stands out. It just...well, anyway, that's done.



In a moment of 'shoulda woulda coulda,' this is something I would've liked to see with Alison when she was hunting Erica and Boyd:



- Shoot Erica once, Boyd twice (because he was still standing after the first one)

- Draw her bow back and reeeeally want to shoot them again

- Mr. Argent watches nervously from behind

- Alison sighs angrily, walks off, and tell her dad and the goons to 'take them.'



Operation Alphabait complete. She'd be cold and calculating like her mother, still be raging and rampaging, and still be awesome. C'mon, that sounds good, right?
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But I will grant you what you said about Allison. In retrospect, it probably would have been smart for her to be more amply armed. But perhaps she did bring more arrows? And when she realized that the first one didn't do diddly to the Kanima, she switched tactics? I probably sound like I'm fishing, but I'm not sure what they'd have shown in that scene instead. Allison lugging a suitcase full of arrows with her? Okay, maybe a quiver like when she went after Derek and Scott in the season one finale. That might have fixed the problem.
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I never said that it didn't make sense to me for Allison to be doing what she's doing. To me, it makes complete sense, considering her state of mind. What I meant was that we may see it as unethical/illogical, but I see and understand why her logic is, well, nonexistent. People do crazy things when they're grieving/pissed off (and, let's not forget, being manipulated), so I guess I chalk her dramatic shift up that. It works for me, personally.



I guess I just don't see why characters doing crazy things when they're in grief is a guaranteed case of bad writing. It certainly can be, but if it's done well (and I think it's been done well so far), then it's not automatically bad writing. And I think we have to be wary of saying that we can in any way predict what's going to happen, because, in my case at least, I've made predictions and they have been 100% incorrect so far.



Of course, this is all subjective, and everyone is obviously free to have their own feelings about it.
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@Mey: If you can't find anything I like on this show, read my main posts again. Obviously, I only like what I like, and that's gonna be less than some hardcore fan, but there's always something I can compliment, and I do. It's not my fault that more things are falling through the cracks lately, but I'm fair about this show. I obviously wish more things were awesome, but who doesn't?



It seems you think I've got the genres mixed up here. Apparently, I'm holding a supernatural show's character's logic to the high standards of real life. All I'm doing is watching what the director called "a show about teenagers with werewolves" and (like others) calling out a part I find to be poorly done.



"That part was stupid."



"Well, it's a werewolf show, it's allowed. What do you want, reality?"



Anyway, I know Mrs. Argent snuck off and attacked Scott behind Mr. Argent's back because he wasn't ready to kill Scott yet. That part's fine. I was judging her for not hiring goons to go with her. The women are the leaders in their family, so she could've found at least one goon she could trust. She was always clever until the one thing that got her killed. It wasn't like her, that's why it was bad. If something changes this, I'll take it back, but I don't see any reason to wait for a further explanation. I miss her :(



(I guess the rest of this is just general. I don't really have time to go in order. I guess I could put two posts on top of the other, but nah.)



I didn't say it made sense that Alison went psycho on Boyd and Erica, I just said TW wanted to show us that she was one being here. Again, just because TW says one action leads to another, that doesn't mean it makes sense to everyone watching. That's my point. I didn't have a problem with the vengeance, just the dickish nature of how she went about it. That's why she's "awful now." She probably won't be awful forever, she just sucks now.



You guys are still missing the point. I never said anything about the show being bad if it's predictable. It usually is, but most shows are predictable, so I don't set the bar above something like that. I said the bad writing comes from them doing things that weren't acceptable (as in believable) when or if it happens. I'm not asking to be surprised here. The scenario I mentioned below might happen, and if it does, it will be bad writing overall. If it goes another way, it could be something better or worse. To me, my scenario is pretty much the best case, and again, if that happens, it's making her ridiculous now to wow us with her being normal later. That's still bad writing. You see, the bad writing part already happened with Alison, the normal writing part is what I predicted for the future.



A show can use a tragedy as justification for anything they want a character to do, but a better show makes the most of it and sells it. As I said, what happened so far worked for some of us, and didn't work for the rest of us, and that divides us into people who think the parts we're discussing helps make it a good show or helps make it a worse show.



@buildam2005: One one side, you want to say that while it doesn't make sense to you how Alison's going about it, it makes sense for her character. On the other side, it seems like you want to say that even if she doesn't make sense for her character, *that* makes sense because she's grieving and she's not supposed to make sense. I'm saying it's too ridiculous even for her grieving character, and you can place that wherever you want.I do get that my complaining about Alison doing things that make no sense (for her character) falls in line with your reasoning that she's not necessarily supposed to make sense while she's grieving and feeling guilly. Sure, but where does that end? *Does* it? It should.



"Yeah, I didn't agree with Alison pouring blood on herself and killing all the kids in gym during prom, but her mom / dad / dog died. What are you gonna do?"



"Call it stupid."



TW-given explanation or no, somethings are still stupid. Honestly, the best thing about Teen Wolf is how few people they kill, for reasons exactly like this. There are all kinds of loved ones that can die on this show, which can lead to all kinds of characters doing all kinds of unreasonable things while they grieve. Usually, it's cheap oil to keep the gears turning, or yeah, "lazy" writing.



**Scenario

Grampa Argent could kill Scott's mom and Derek could walk in later and see if she's breathing. Scott could walk in, blame him, and dedicate his life to working with the Argents to hunt down all the other werewolves.**



That would be great TV for some, but I would find it (and once again, Scott,) stupid. There's a limit to most people's tolerance of things they find ridiculous, both in how unreasonable, and how often, and I think a lot of your 90% will or have found that the more stuff like this happens in a show (without justification that sells for you), the less you find yourself wanting to watch that show. And then, show gets cancelled. I don't want that.



@ Mey: I can't say I know what it takes to 'challenge' you, but if I'm not up to the task, maybe you shouldn't bother with your lengthy replies, or maybe read what I actually say one more time before replying. Either one may save you a bit of time. It'd be a shame, but if you don't want to discuss aspects of the show with me, I'm fine with adding you to the DNR list, and you can do the same. In general, I think the problem a lot of people have is that they're so busy loving whatever they love, that when someone criticizes something about it, they often only see the negative. I'm not the only one that finds the things I find stupid...stupid. I also think if more directors heard more genuine criticism instead of 'omigod so good' for everything, more shows would still be on the air. After all, I only control what I watch. If a show gets cancelled, I'm just a tiny drop, and sometimes, I don't even quit it first. Anyway, regardless of the degree to which you think I like a show, I'll decide when and if I stop watching it.



(And fair enough, Alison was looking for Derek in the police station, but she already knew he'd only be there because of something serious, like the Kanima. She and her dad talked about Jackson possibly being there right before they left. So instead of fighting the Kanima with one arrow, she expected to fight Derek, the Alpha werewolf, with one arrow...with the Kanima likely nearby. It's a distinction, but it doesn't help her case at all. Even the 'one arrow' trick is silly. Use one arrow if that's all you need...but bring spares. Hope for sunshine, prepare for rain. Hope for Derek in the police station all by himself with no backup or living cops to object to murder, prepare for Derek in the police station *with* backup, living cops, and the Kanima nearby. That's all I'm saying.)



That's likely out or order up there. Seriously, I'm spending 25 minutes replying to posts on the internet? Let's go for 30. ;)
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I agree that the lacrosse thing was ridiculous and made no sense. That part made me squeamish.



But again, with Allison, I think you're actually agreeing with me (and others) whether you know it or not. I agree that Allison is being ridiculous and going down a wildly out-there path. But again, it doesn't necessarily have to make logical sense, because she's obviously not being driven by logic right now. I obviously think that she's being crazy, and I--and other viewers, I think--would never buy "my mother died" as a viable legal or ethical defense for her actions, but that doesn't mean that her choices don't make sense from a writing point of view. When I say this I don't mean that she's making real, logically cogent sense, but that based on what's happened to her character, I can see why she's acting like she is. I'm not excusing it as morally good behavior nor lauding her actions, but I get why she's doing what she's doing.



I don't really get the assumption you make about bad writing. So, because you think you've predicted what will happen with no knowledge or proof that what you think will happen does happen, that makes what's happening now bad writing? Sure, if it becomes predictable later, that later event is poorly written, but that doesn't seem a fair way to assess what's happening now.



(And PS: Allison didn't intend to hunt the Kanima with one arrow and a knife. She was after Derek.)
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Accepting that TW thinks it makes sense for Alison and Matt to turn into sadistic turds isn't the same as thinking it makes sense, yourself. I accept that TW found it acceptable that Stiles made about 5 goals in a lacrosse game in 15 minutes against a championship team, and while I couldn't care less about lacrosse, I didn't find that to make the slightest bit of sense. Sometimes they just write things poorly.



I accept a lot of things from this show don't and won't make sense, but as I think we all do, I weigh the good with the bad and stick around when there's more good. This business with Alison has just been bad. Her mom hunting down Scott on her own without goons is bad. Hunting a Kanima with one whole arrow (and little cute daggers) is bad. Shooting the one werewolf that hasn't been a dick yet with umpteen arrows is bad. There is a proper way to deal with loss, it's not doing this. It doesn't matter who died, Alison's headed for Matt territory, and mourning doesn't make the way she's rampaging any less ridiculous.



As for medical fact, I hadn't heard of the loss of a loved one excusing all logic and reason being thrown out the window for weeks at a time. Curling up in your bed for weeks, is proper, setting a shopping mall on fire is not. If that were so, the 'my mom killed herself' defense would have a lot more weight in murder trials.



If the goal was to lure out Derek by catching his betas, all Alison really had to do was shoot them each once or twice. The Argents know how to drug a werewolf. The other arrows were obviously to show that she's currently a dick who's taking out her anger and guilt on people that weren't involved. She didn't spare them; her dad spared both them and her. It's probable that Alison went through losing control these past couple of weeks so she can redeem herself when she finds Derek. She'll likely get a chance to kill him, but Scott will beg her not to, and thus she (barely) won't, but it all adds up to bad writing now to wow us with normal writing later. That's bad writing.
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@Acrobit: just remember, there's a difference between a viewer understanding why Allison is acting the way she is and accepting it. The same applies to Matt. We may understand his reaction, but that doesn't mean we excuse it or think it's okay. I get why Allison is reacting the way she is (she's grieving and is being driven by emotion, and living in a home that is extremely anti-werewolf has led her to give in to her grandfather's suggestion and manipulation). Do I think it's smart of her? Of course not. Do I think it (and, of course, what Matt did) is morally objectionable? Yes. That doesn't mean I don't see how the character ended up there. I may not like it/like her for it, but I get how the writers got us there, which is what really matters, isn't it?
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Then maybe we could apply the 'no proper way' to deal with the (near) loss of your own life, as well, and we can excuse Matt for being a vengeful, psychotic turd, too. Or is it only okay if you torture and kill supernaturals?
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Am I mad at Allison? I don't know, lemme think about that...Yes. Yes. YES! So, so mad. Like seriously all the mad goes to Allison. Hate!
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I keep invoking Buffy today, but I guess I would cite dark Willow...
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Who took Stiles? Grandpa Argent...I think

Are you mad at Allison? Yes she killed my favorite Werewolf newbie

Will Isaac ever invite Scott to come chill in his subway car? When the plot calls for it

Body language experts: Mrs. McCall and Sheriff Stilinski... Anything going on there? Yes they are slowly building up chemistry
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She didn't kill him... yet. Her dad said something about almost killing... I did think Allison would have killed him and that might've snapped her back into herself bc he was the nicer one in the beginning.
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Oh ok I didnt hear him say that.
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This has to be Teen Wolf's BEST episode of the entire series thus far, and I've been saying this numerous times this season. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Teen Wolf you guys, and at this point, I'm not afraid to say it: I love Teen Wolf more than TVD.



I can't wait for next week's season finale, but I don't want it to end!!!!!!
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I also love TW more than TVD. Maybe because TVD is on hiatus or maybe because TW is just more coherent! I don't know!
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Teen Wolf has just become the all around better show. The only thing TVD still has really going for it is Caroline, the A+ acting, and Caroline. Oh, and now Phoebe Tonkin!!!
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And Ian Somerhalder!! I could watch that guy eat toast and still find it entertaining!
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I liked this episode but it was also kinda annoyed me with all these characters suddenly not giving an ef and trying to kill EVERYBODY! Like WTF, when did everyone become fair game? Gramps threatening everyone's last remaining parent, Allison straight up trying to kill her classmates- Stop the h8 everyone, tolerate! That said:



- Grandpa Argent got Stiles and he better not hurt him!

- SO MAD at Allison right now.

- I like that the writers tried to validate Derek's Californian subway station hideout by showing an old railroad depot on the map. Yeahhh cuz those are railroad cars...

- This episode had me considering all kinds of awkward parental hook-ups. The Sheriff and Mrs. McCall, but also Mrs. McCall and Coach? I know, ewww
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I also thought about the coach and Mrs. McCall and yes, EWWWWWWW
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I liked this episode, the opening was especially the best part so far and possibly the best opening that Teen Wolf has had. They really need to give that guidance counseler more screen time, her subtle hints that she knows more than it seems are great.



1. Who took Stiles?: No one! He is probably making out with Lydia under the bleachers.



2. Are you mad at Allison?: Nope, Grandpa Argent is a smooth @#$^#@$ and he has twisted her somehow, curious about that letter. If that letter doesn't meet my imagined level of twistedness, then yes I would be mad at Allison.



3. Isaac and Scott make a good couple. Scott might actually have his own pack, yay!



4. I've been rooting for Mrs. Macall and Sheriff to get it on for a while now. Stiles and Scott being brothers would make it a lot easier for them to fight supes together.
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