Teen Wolf: Snake Snacks & Schisms (PHOTO RECAP)

Teen Wolf S02E07: "Restraint"


Teen Wolf never ceases to surprise me. Whenever I have the audacity to presume I know what to expect from this show, WHOOPS! A snake pops out of a man's eye socket! I know I've said this before, but in the year 2012 few things make a TV show great than (A) surprise or (B) originality and Teen Wolf Season 2 will not stop rubbing our noses in both items. Haters might write this show off as some derivative mash-up of fashionable teen supernatural tropes, but we fans know better: Teen Wolf is a borderline experimental acid trip nightmare that just so happens to have some of the funniest dialogue and attractive castmembers on television. At the risk of overselling it, I can't help but feel like this show is getting away with something somehow. Seriously, it's so rare to see a big, popular, multi-conglomerate corporation-backed TV series be so straight-up weird and off-putting half the time. It's so subversive it feels almost punk rock in a way. I love this show so much, you guys, and "Restraint" was another winner.

Let's talk about it! Or, you know, allow me to yammer and throw some spicy screengrabs your way. I'm in the mood!

So "Restraint" opened with a classic Teen Wolf horror film intro, this time set in and around a trailer parked in a secluded neck of the woods.

Inside a couple of down-on-their-luck (but still sexy?) married types bickered about bills before hugging tenderly. Then the power went out! So the dude half of the couple decided to go outside to investigate and within seconds the wife witnessed this scene:

Yup, the Kanima and its hoodie-clad "master" were up to some deadly shenanigans that got even creepier when the master turned and pointed directly at the wife.

Next thing we knew, the Kanima was tossing her husband's dead body through the window and sniffing her neck a bunch. But when it was revealed that the lady was VERY pregnant, the Kanima opted not to kill her and disappeared into the shadows. What did it MEANNN? Doesn't matter because look:

It's kind of hard to think about complicated motives and whatnot when Jackson's showering. Just a fact of reality. Anyway, this was all a flashback to, I guess, the first night Jackson ever turned. As Scott and Stiles discussed in voiceover, it was clear that Jackson had had assistance from the very beginning, first in tampering with the camera, and also controlling him like a puppet. In fact, it seemed that Jackson was dealing with a severe split personality situation in that he still had no idea he was turning into a reptile. A werewolf maybe, but definitely not a reptile. That would be too far-fetched!

Anyway, my suspicion last week was proven wrong immediately: Jackson wasn't about to forgive Scott and Stiles for abducting him, and he ended up throwing the book at them basically. Both Stiles and Scott were handed a restraining order to stay away from Jackson, and they each got chewed out by their parents real good while Mayor Lockwood looked on disapprovingly.

Nearby Jackson seemed pretty pleased with himself. Cut it out, Jackson, you big tattle tail!

Meanwhile in the abandoned small-town subway station, Derek and his crew were getting ready for an impending full moon, which meant he had to bust out his steamer trunk full of S&M; gear. But Derek also made it clear that their #1 priority would be to capture the Kanima and it was Erica's job to start sniffing around school for more clues as to his identity. Better luck next time, Isaac!

At school, our main trio attempted to exchange intel in the library away from the prying eyes of the security cameras. That mostly meant just showing Scott and Stiles an expensive piece of product placement on which Allison had stored Lydia's Latin translations of the Kanima legend. According to the ancient document, the Kanima can only be used to kill murderers initially, but after a while the master will gain full control over the Kanima. So, if I'm following this correctly (and I'm probably not), then in the opening scene the master tried to make the Kanima kill the pregnant woman, but the Kanima recognized the presence of an innocent and declined. Something like that? Yeah something like that.

I just liked this moment where Stiles popped his head through the bookcase. Just look at him there! Stiles was really funny in this episode no duh, but especially in this scene where Allison flippantly explained how she'd told Lydia that the description of the Kanima was for "an online gaming community that battles mythical creatures," and Stiles responded totally earnestly, "I am part of an online gaming community that battles mythical creatures." (It was all in the delivery.)

UMMM OKAY. We need to talk, reader. This part was INSANE. I don't like snakes, never have, not even CGI snakes. Count me out. So it was weird enough when Jackson walked into an empty science room and started staring at the snake. And then he TOOK IT OUT? And let it crawl all over him? AND THEN THIS!:

NOOOO. OH NO. NO NO NO. What. ON. EARTH, Teen Wolf? You know what, I can't.

I just can't. I'm outta here. Nice knowing you, everyone. I'll be living in a shanty somewhere off the grid. Just meditating and bird watching and junk like that because my brain is RUINED now. A snake went inside of a man! Why did I need to see that? Holy Lord, I am packing my duffel right now, I am too tired for this. I work so hard, I lead a decent life. You know what, no, I'm staying. I'm gonna work through this. I gotsta. But DANG! Awful. Awesome. But awful.

Anyway, back at the McCall joint, Scott's Mom struggled with some urges to ransack Scott's room looking for evidence of him being a teenager and after ten minutes of emptying drawers and overturning mattresses, her eyes finally came to rest on the ENORMOUS BOX OF CONDOMS sitting in plain sight. And whoops! Only one left. Hold up, let me do some quick math... Whoa, Scott has had A LOT of sex. Don't hate, Mrs. McCall!

Meanwhile at school, Erica overheard Stiles and Lydia talking about Jackson's adoptive parents and immediately offered up the fact that SHE knew all about Jackson's background and—Wait a sec, was Jackson the Kanima? Yeah, she figured it out. I liked that she even acknowledged the failure of Derek's self-poisoning test but was smart enough to guess correctly anyway. I like Erica! I know some of you guys don't think she's developed enough, but this episode really gave her more dimension. Here's a method I use to determine if someone is a well-written character or not: Is he or she different from all the other characters? I think Erica definitely is; there's nobody else like her on the show, and just that basic differentiation is surprisingly hard to pull off. Anyway, suddenly Erica and Stiles were working together! It was a nice touch having her admit that she used to be in love with Stiles and he never noticed. I liked that reveal.

Then, in one of the crazier scenes of an already certifiable episode, Allison followed Jackson into the boys' locker room for a FULL-FRONTAL confrontation!

And before she could adequately explain what she was doing in there, Jackson was all up in her face taunting her over her relationship to Scott and how she knew they were headed for heartbreak, etc.

And also his claws got sharp and he didn't seem to be surprised about it:

Allison was able to push him away, and Jackson seemed to snap out of it, thereby confirming that he had a pretty serious split personality thing going on. So while Jackson IS a total dick, he wasn't usually THAT mean.

At the same time Scott was trying to take a make-up science test and he was interrupted by the sound of Allison's heartbeat! Haha sure. Anyway, he did what any heroic werewolf would do: He marked all the remaining answers "B" and ran into the locker room for a good, old-fashioned, sink shattering tussle!

This fight was brutal! Like something out of Bourne Identity or whatever. Shout-out to Jackson's poor stunt double who didn't quite have the same physique as Colton Haynes. Not that we're paying attention THAT closely. (We are.) Tough break, kid!

At that point the fight spilled out into the hallway just in time for the entire gang to show up! I loved when Erica restrained Jackson. Look at her! See, this is why she's starting to become my favorite.

Hilariously enough, in the tussle Allison dropped her tablet into a puddle of water and the photography kid picked it up, saw the Kanima translation, and secretly emailed it to himself all while the tussle was still going on. Um, quick thinking, weirdo! Anyway, the creepy science teacher was NOT happy with everybody and he announced they'd ALL be pulling a Breakfast Club in the library as punishment.

Meanwhile Lydia faced a full-on flirtation attack from the new kid. Whatever he was, he wasn't shy, that's for sure.

So then Mrs. McCall showed up and confronted Mrs. Argent, who just FYI, works at the front desk now, because why not? Mrs. M decided to just out their children for still being in a relationship and also having tons of sex. Mrs. Argent was, as always, perfect:

Can you imagine trying to say ANYTHING to a face like that? I'd be straight-up flummoxed. <3 this lady so much.

Oh look! Snack-based product placements were back! I am definitely more forgiving of those kinds. Don't need to know about whatever off-brand electronic horseapples AT&T;'s trying to sell behind Apple's back. Leave me out of it!

So then Jackson started to have second thoughts about his little snack from earlier and he excused himself to the library bathroom (where the chem teacher creepily and conspicuously followed him out of concern). And then THIS happened:

Whuuuuaaaaooooooohhhh NOOOOOOOOOOOO!! HOLY MOTHER OF—I'm outta here GOODBYE. Goodbye.

Okay I'm back. I just— I mean. I kind of just have to move on, you know? Because I just can't right now with this. Mercy.

So, after concluding that Jackson was SUPPOSED to turn into a werewolf but some unresolved drama in his life had momentarily sidetracked him into Kanima territory, the kids banded together to figure out who Jackson's birth parents were and WTF happened to them. As it turned out, Jackson's parents were killed in a car accident while he was still in the womb and he had to be surgically birthed into the world. Apparently the cause of the crash itself was what constituted the unfinished business in his life, so that'll probably be pretty important later. Right? I don't know.

Meanwhile Mrs. Argent summoned Scott to the front office via the loudspeaker and pretty soon he was face to face with one angry mother.

The whole scene was great because (A) it involved Mrs. Argent, but also (B) the whole time they were talking she was jamming pencils into a pencil sharpener all menacingly. Ugh, so good.

Then the chemistry teacher excused himself from Breakfast Club and went home, but not before an UNSEEN passenger got in the car—the SAME car with the Einstein bumper sticker. So it either confirmed that this guy was the Kanima's master, or they at least carpooled together.

Anyway, back in the library the kids were all shelving books as punishment and suddenly Jackson started hallucinating that the book jackets were hassling him and he transformed just enough to paralyze both Erica and Photographer kid.

Then we saw him move all herky-jerky like a puppet of some kind as he wrote THIS on the chalk board:

So yeah, it was a pretty convincing demonstration of Jackson/Kanima not being fully in control of himself, not to mention a fair warning to people who might get in his way of righteous retribution.

But it was still pretty amazing just how destroyed the library got during the brief tussle. That's in addition to the destroyed locker room! Mrs. Argent made a comment about how Scott's lucky she's in the know about everything and can therefore cover up for him. Which was nice. But still, how much longer can this school keep the monster carnage under wraps? This scene was also weird in that it had two paralyzed people, but Scott tried to turn it into this weird Sophie's Choice scenario where he wanted to stay with Allison but he also needed to get Erica back to Derek in order to stop her werewolf seizure. I don't know why it was so dramatic. Deal with it, Scott!

Dr. Derek knew how to fix Erica, and there was a nice moment where she found herself in Stiles' arms and joked that he made a good Batman. (Earlier he'd joked that he'd be the Batman adversary to her Catwoman. I don't know, nerd stuff.) I liked this part.

So then Lydia realized it was time to hang out with the mysterious kid, but rather than meet up at a Starbucks or whatever, she just sort of wandered outside barefoot into a hazy forest and then entered an abandoned house.

He was there. And for at least a split-second, there was a big romantic moment between them!

Now obviously we barely know this guy and Lydia didn't know him that well either, but it was momentous in that up until now she'd never really been treated like a legit romantic figure. She'd mostly just been a one-liner machine and/or unrequited love interest of Stiles'. So it was nice seeing her get sort of swept up off her feet here. Alas and alack, it wasn't to last:

And THAT's when we got the big reveal: The new kid was NOT real. (As many of you predicted.) But what I DIDN'T see coming was that he was essentially the GHOST of Peter Hale, in the form of Peter as a teenager. Oh, and that creepy house was actually the burnt-down abandoned one where Derek used to live before he upgraded to some other dump. Now, it wasn't made 100% clear what was going on here, but a few things were laid out: Peter confirmed that Lydia was immune to his bite, and he'd used that knowledge to create some kind of "Plan B" for himself in case he died. Which meant, in essence, he'd created some kind of psychic bond to Lydia. And he'd probably take advantage of that bond in order to be brought back to life or something. And oh yeah, his body was just under the floorboards:

Yikes! There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the specifics of what Lydia's up to. Was she some kind of clairvoyant? Why the fugue states? How did Peter know about her immunity before he bit her? Tons of questions, basically! But we still have a grip of new episodes left to answer them, so I'm not even mad. Ultimately this was another fun, scary, surprising, and batsh*t insane installment of an already must-watch season. So good! Okay, now off to have the snake scenes wiped from my memory by a team of psychiatrists.

BYE!


QUESTIONS:

... Saddest failed crush: Lydia/Young Peter, Erica/Stiles, Lydia/Stiles, or Lydia/Isaac?

... Did Allison's trip into the locker room make no sense or did it make A LOT of sense?

... How many rooms of YOUR high school did you and your friends destroy?

... Was that snake sort of a jerk for choosing to exit out of an EYE SOCKET? WHO DOES THAT?



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@ijustTolove right. He eats snakes then the snake exits via eye socket.
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"...there was a nice moment where she found herself in Stiles' arms and joked that he made a good Batman. (Earlier he'd joked that he'd be the Batman adversary to her Catwoman. I don't know, nerd stuff.) "

HaHa. So Batman references are "nerd Stuff", but you are reviewing Teen Wolf. Oh the irony. :)
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OMFG. that snake ._. -dies-
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good episode, I can't wait for more! The characters are awesome!
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1. Saddest crush: I'll have to say Lydia/Peter. Felt so sorry for her right then, when she opened her eyes and realised that she might me losing her mind. Poor girl!

2. As a teenage girl, the locker room made... a lot of sense! I mean, come on! Jackson is eyecandy! (Poor Jackson, he doesn't have any eyecandy, only ... eyesnakes).

3.Me and my friends were very nice in High School, I swear! But then again, none of us were supernatural monsters.

4. I just keep misunderstanding that scene. A snake entered his body ... No but seriously, it was a great scene and a flashback to the werewolf-claw-out-of-the-mouth scene in season 1. Looking forward to the next episode + recap!
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When I watch Teen Wolf I always think "what would Price say about this?" LOL You never disappoint.

-Saddest failed crush? Lydia/Young Peter for sure. Also weirdest, creepiest thing. Ever. I kinda like the idea of Peter returning to the show as Peter though.

-A LOT of sense, like A LOT! The split personality thing is very interesting to explore. Allison is becoming very dynamic, but it's nice to see her as a damsel in distress from time to time since she is not a full out hunter yet. I really enjoyed Jackson in this scene, not because of the (supposed) nudity, but because of his intensity. I really like scenes like this with the I don't know if I'll f*** you or kill you vibe.

-1. some broken lights, windows, desks, torn curtains, you know nothing major...

-Oh god, that was the grossest thing I've seen in years. Made me look away and try not to puke. No warning whatsoever...
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Oh Price, NOBODY makes me laugh like you!! I look forward to your recaps almost MORE than the actual show!!!
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An excellent episode! Loved the Breakfast Club-themed detention scene. I LOL tons at the screen cap that said "y'all like the Breakfast Club?", funny that only older people would catch that, yet they're supposedly not this series' target audience.



-Lydia/Peter

-Made sense. She can get away with it since her parents and grandpa basically run the school now.

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-Jackson is becoming my favorite character!
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How in the world was Allison ever conceived? I can't imagie Mr. Argent braving that lair - werewolves have got to be safer to grapple with than Mrs. Argent.
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I didn't know, but there are like thousand of fan video about Derek and Stiles...And a super fun video where Tyler and Dylan joke about their relationship for teen choice award! I just feel the need to share this notion!
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Oh god, Dr. Derek can come fix me up anytime. ANY. TIME.
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First of all, I TOTALLY CALLED THE SHIT WITH LYDIA LALALALA

I KNEW HE WAS PETER HALE

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER I SAID IT?

I DID I TOTALLY DID



Okay now calm down.



Alison's mom is like an old-fashioned comic-book villain. Plus she looks old enough to be Papa Argent's mom.



Aww Stiles/Erica <3



That fucking scene with the snake! I legit fell of the bed trying to escape! Like why would you do that to someone? And more importantly WHY WOULD YOU DO IT TO SOMEONE AS BEAUTIFUL AS JACKSON? Like, that was the first time I was basically grossed out by a scene with Jackson it. Not even mud, blood and shit grossed me out. But this was THE WORST.



I always liked Erica xD



THE FUCKING SNAKE. LIKE I MISSED THAT PART WITH THE EYEBALL. IDK HOW BUT I MISSED IT. BUT OFC YOU HAD TO GIF IT FOR ME.

Oh Price.



"It doesn't feel right"- Lol Scott Alison isn't dying, Erica could've died. Wrong time for Sophie's choice.



I enjoy this show. I hope Jackson doesn't die.

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with Jackson in it*
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I do remember! And when they revealed that he was Peter Hale I thought about you and about how awesome are TW fans =)
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awww thanksss <3333333333
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Fun stuff. I'm loving the fights with Scott, Jackson, and Jackson's stunt double. The actual Kanima time doesn't interest me at all, but when Jackson has his own mind and a little power is when fights get good. We'll just pretend California's doing great and our schools can afford to replace a library and a couple sinks...otherwise, they're having prom in their gym.



I thought the snake popping out of Jackson's eye was great. I have no idea why it all happened, and if the snake's coming back next week, but gratuitous stuff like that is all good when it's tossed in with a good show. And I don't blame the snake. You swallow a live adult snake, you accept that it might not come out the way it went in.



Boyd wins MVT of the episode (Minority Vanishing Trickster, patent pending). It might've been close with school shrink, but the Lacrosse coach hasn't been around, either. Anyway, Isaac and Erica were right there. If Isaac could be told to do something unimportant and off-screen, Boyd could've, too.



So Erica. Now that she's confessed her sad love for Stiles, they're going to be a thing, the kind of thing where he absolutely returns her love...15 minutes before she dies in his arms.



I kinda liked the obvious idea of Erica, but most shows can't write a powerful female character that works. I guess they've kinda got that with Alison, but she's really just clever. Usually. Erica's supposed to be strong, confident, and independent, but what she's become is a rancid-but-hot servant of Derek's, who gets floored every week so no one will actually hit her, and has now been rescued by (and indebted to) the guy she's had a crush on. *And* she's probably gonna die this season. Ehh..



I....*may* have said this before, but Scott's kinda stupid. The weeks tend to blur sometimes. Students, do not trust your mother with anything important, be it information, money, or privacy, and do not leave your condoms....in the giant box that says condoms! You obviously (say it with me) tape them separately under your dresser/entertainment center drawers. You can also put them in your box of Cheese-Its under the bag...unless she likes Cheese-Its. Really, ack' like you done this before, Scott.



Anyway, Mrs. Argent was in the episode, so she always makes me laugh.



Mrs. Argent: "This remind you of anything...Scott?" *Holds up tiny over-sharpened pencil*



Scott: "Uhh...Mister Argent...?"



Mrs. Argent: "..."



As for Lydia, pretty much everyone called that one. What I don't know is what Hale's going to do with her now. Is Hale just going to use her ordinary human body to scheme with, or will he actually expose everyone else to her, and have her turn against them on her own? Since the show made her super-smart, maybe she'll create a super serum to get buff...?



As for the dick Chem teacher, I don't know exactly who got in the car with him, but who else could it really be? Grampa Argent, the shrink, or the vet. What I do know is they still don't interest me. Maybe it'll be Grampa and two Kanimas against Scott, Derek, and rest of team...while Boyd's off somewhere looking for Doritos.
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At least they just destroyed a couple of rooms... Buffy and her friends blew up their entire hight school.
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Buffy burned down the gym of her school before the show even started.....It's another league :)
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Technically they destroyed it twice
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Show's still young. Give it time.
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What if Allison's mom is one of the Kanimas? She certainly has the right attitude to be one - and a well dressed one at that!



I'm just sayin...
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I'm leaning towards either all the Hunters are/will/could-become Kanimas eventually, or maybe just the Argent branch of hunters. If so, since male-hunters are the fighters, while female-hunters are the leaders, then Mrs. Argent could very well be the head-Kanima. Which I find amusing, since she looks like a lizard!

(PS: I don't think the actress playing Mrs Argent looks like a lizard, except when she's playing Mrs Argent with that scary glare.)
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I feel like Lydia would be in a much better place right now if she knew all the s*** that's going down. Just putting it out there. Allison. Yes Allison. You. Your best friend might be a LITTLE bit better off right now...if you...would just...say..."HeyLydiawerewolvesandkaminasandhuntersohmy!" Or something along those lines.
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Are they really best friends? Really? To me, they don't seem much different from Scott's mom and Mrs. Argent. Pretty much acquaintances with life-saving benefits.
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Yeah, wasn't it implied that Lydia was pretty popular before Allison showed up? You'd think she'd have some friends.



However, what does make her more interesting is if she's popular but has no close friends; that is, her entire popularity is derived from people thinking she has friends and acting like they're her friends without really being friends. It would explain and add more weight to her loneliness and desperate desire to talk to Allison (and, even, Stiles).
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While I'm happy that the show has been renewed for a third season, I'm worried that 24 episodes means the pace of the show might slow down. I hope the extra episodes to double up on the action, humor and scares. No filler episodes please.
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I found this how while I was watching Burn Notice and figured MTV would be following USA's route with their summer shows where they will have like 18 episodes and then run the remaining six off over the Christmas/January holidays so that the show can kill in the ratings with very little competition. What is usually so fun about that is they seemingly always resolve a lot in the summer and then turn it on its head for its return and you have a super exciting run.
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Well, according to Jeff Davis, he said that should the show be renewed for a longer season, they would just write it as though it was two separate seasons even though it's really just one. So, I wouldn't worry too much about the format of the season changing.
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Sounds great to me :D Thanks for letting me know he said that.
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Season 3 with 24 episodes, here we come baby!
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That was bat shizz INSANE!! They succeeded in scaring the crap out of me the entire episode with back to back craziness and insanity, while having me completely engrossed from the start.Plus it was the episode where the douchebags were totally awesome. I kinda hated that...and totally loved it too.



Colton Haynes was nothing short of incredible this episode! I mean wow! He does intense and broody quite well anyways but the looks he was throwing off this go round are seriously worthy of Emmy nods. I mean the intensity in which he was staring at Allison in that locker room before going all crazy eyed milliseconds later...and that possessed state where he's doing the jerky movements while writing on the chalkboard. Damn he's good! I had to give hats off to the guy for a great performance.



-Erica and Stiles. I cannot believe I'm even up for admitting this but Erica impressed me. I was pleasantly surprised with how developed she came across this episode. She finally had depth and proved that she's capable of actually being savvy and smart, not a vapid airhead. Finding out that she actually had great taste in men and was actually crushing on Stiles while he was crushing on Lydia made me smile. It's so tragically high school..oblivious to the affections of someone else while drooling over someone who'll never give you the time of day. The cute nerd banter was fun to watch between them and I kinda, sort of like those two together. That kind of hurt to type.



-I know when I wonder in the male's locker room I never expect to see nudity either! I mean why the devil would one be flaunting about naked like that in a room full of showers?! It made no sense...unless her goal was to see Jackson in the buff, in that case it made sooo much sense. It doesn't help that she spent that whole scene with this cluster of emotions flashing across her face. She looked scared, turned on, annoyed, and concerned for his well being all at the same time.



-Ahem. We don't talk about that in public. I choose this moment to invoke my fifth amendment right to not incriminate myself.



-Nah. Jackson IS a jackass...



-I totally missed Danny and his funny quips.

-Wow the commenters here are so savvy I shan't even be near them. A lot of people called the ghost/young Peter thing. A few things actually!

-I fully expect the next episode to have a lot of Derek to make up for the lack of Derek over the past two episodes.

-I LOL'd so hard at Stiles sticking his head between the book case like that too! He's such a scene stealer. LOVE him! Also the NO STILES punishment and the look on Stiles and Scott's face when Mama McCall said that had me in stitches!

-Do I like Mrs.Argent? No. She scares the crap out of me, so much so that I totally jumped out of my seat in the movie theater when she made the smallest of small appearances in the movie. But the whole convo with Scott made me giggle, as she sharpened the pencils like that...so phallic. Loved it.

-Mama McCall is AWESOME! I loved her debating whether or not to ransack his room and that expression on her face when out of that big ass box of condoms only one of those suckers fell out. Ha! I wonder if they have more planned for her? It would be so great if she had some footing in the supernatural world as well.

-Where the hell was Boyd?!

-I love how 80's this show is. I was definitely thinking of The Breakfast Club with the detention scene. which is like my fave movie. I was also thinking that no way in hell that tablet would have survived being submerged in sink water and fallin on the floor and still being readable like that but sure TW. I'll roll with it. But the 80's thing...it makes TW both innocent and sophisticatedly terrifying all at once.
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Loved the "...No TV, no computer... NO STYLES" That would be the worst! LOL!



+ Saddest failed crush: Lydia/Young Peter! Poor Lydia this would send anyone straight to the loony bin!



+ Did Allison's trip into the locker room make no sense? Well a bit I guess... for the sake of the story... LOL!



+ How many rooms of YOUR high school did you and your friends destroy? Just the one thank you for asking...



Still do not know why the snake decided to take a trip inside Jackson...



Loving this show soooooo much!
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Amazing that Lydia hasn't been admitted into a mental institution yet. I just hope that she doesn't lose her mind and starts doing reckless things.
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Okay, I just watched the extended trailer for next week...poor Scott, hopefully Derek gets there in time before something horrible happens (though wouldn't it be funny that Derek can't get there and it is Peter that saves him, though that would be fast).
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There are at least 2 Kanimas. I'm thinking the chemistry teacher is the Master - and he is using the serpantine beasts to help bring back the ALPHA.
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You're onto something. :)

I was skimming TW Wikia and found that Kanima of earlier episodes and Jackson's Kanima are visually different (It's deliberate or mistake is an another topic). I have no concrete proof but somehow I'm inclined that Matt is another Kanima.



Also I was surprised to know that Danny's surname Mahealani means Night of the full moon in Hawai`ian. 0_0 Could it be some foreshadow? :P



I really had no clue that such smaller details are given for tease materials (Though the non existent Young Peter absence in camera was the first time I noticed such smaller nods and it earned my respect). Teen Wolf is awesome. \m/
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I was thinking that maybe the chemistry teacher can be another kanima...and both him and Jackson have the same master....when the chemistry teacher moved the car, it seemed like someone was in the rear seat..
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I got the same idea... 2 Kanimas (at least) and a master we have yet to see.
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That is my thinking too (also that is why I was thinking those were Jackson's parents in the trailer and that was the chemistry teacher in his early days as the Kanima, he also as always been really kind and considerate to Jackson which makes me wonder now) and based on Alison's research I am starting to feel bad for Mr. Harris if that is true because it means likely that the Master has basically finished his/her mission with him and now controls him entirely. And randomly (because I had to do the math), the guidance counselor could be the Master (Mistress?) and have just been 17 at the time when Jackson was being born (presumably she is the same age as Bianca Lawson actually is).
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Is anyone else hoping that the werewolves go to the vet for some assistance, or at least for an adult that they can trust? I had always been thinking it was Scott's mother, and willing to still believe it but what if that baby was Jackson (I will accept that those are totally unrelated, but it could still have been a flashback and they just didn't tell us) and so she is somehow in on the knowledge. If so, and somehow the vet is compromised, well, Scott is probably right, I think Chris Argent is the only potentially honorable adult around.
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Chris is in a morally gray area. They don't know if they can trust him, if he'll help them or if he's just gonna kill Scott or Jackson. His intentions are sometimes blurred.
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I agree, but it would seem that since he respects the Code more than anyone else (his wife even refers to it with derision) that might make him an uneasy ally. And for a random thought...does anyone else have a hard time imagining Chris and Victoria as an actual couple?
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Yes, they do seem like an unlikely couple. She seems so cold and evil that it's actually hard to imagine her with anyone. He, at least, has shown some warmth from time to time. But they really don't have chemistry with each other.
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Yes the vet seems like the only adult they can trust...
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what about the end of the episode? where's the part where the hooded figure kills the woman after she had the baby? I thought that was really important considering that the reason why Jackson may have become the Kanima was because his parents died before he was born.
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They weren't his parents..they were two "random" parents for the newborn baby, that one that goes away in the crib..
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Don't think that's what AndreiaPinto meant. Probably meant that Jackson became the Kanima because his parents died before him so it might be significant that the master had the Kanima kill a couple and leave a baby an orphan.
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Yeah sorry...now that I read it again it all makes more sense...

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yes, I know that. but I was hoping someone would have any opinions on why that happen. like, is the master trying to create more Kanimas, and if so why? because it seems that they must be a lot more older that newborn babies for that to payoff.
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i think your onto something.. maybe his parents were killed in a similar way, and the car crash was a cover up?
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I was thinking that too. they wouldn't say that Jackson's parents died like that and then have a baby being born in the show with a similar story and mean nothing.
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LOL Wherewolf Healthcare! Can't wait for Netflix to add this later. Too much already on Sun, Mon thru Wed.
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i still say the kanima leader is the chem teacher or Lydia's counciler
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I'm I the only one that kind of assumed Erica died? I know it wasn't flat-out said but the fact that Scott agreed to join the wolf pack, I thought it was because Derek needed three and Erica was dead and I was bummed. If she's not, I'm really the opposite of bummed cause I love her and it makes no sense to kill off your most interesting pack-member.
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She didn't die. He broke her arm to quicken the healing process and did the blood-letting so the poison would leave her body quicker. Hurt a lot but didn't kill her. It's kind of like how surgery hurts but inevitably helps. Scott joined the pack because he knew that he wasn't strong enough to fight the Kanima alone and Derek's pack wasn't strong enough either (he has a bunch of new Beta Wolves that he has to teach and who cam't even beat another Beta wolf when it's 2 against 1).
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I thought that Erica was just paralyzed and then later as a werewolf, she healed. But isn't Boyd another member of the pack?
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I think there is part of the mythology that they haven't fully explained yet, I think until a bitten person experiences (and I am going to guess survives) his or her full moon, they can use some werewolf powers but can't fully transform. So, in the show's timeline, neither Erica or Boyd have gone through the full moon yet. Even if you think about Scott, he was bitten like the day or two before a full moon, so he only had the eyes thing really happen to him before that (it was the night of his first date with Alison that he transformed for the first time). I think with Erica, it might have been both two exposures to the venom and the fact that it entered her bloodstream and because she hasn't fully transitioned yet let her epilepsy return.
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No he needed three in addition to him which is why he created Boyd and Erica but apparently Erica's in the promo for next week so she's not dead, which is great.
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I thought that maybe she might've died, but I hope not, because she just got awesome.
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She's in the next trailer! She's not dead :D
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this in the comments here yet, but I saw this pointed out elsewhere, and it makes me love the people who direct this show even more. So if it hasn't been said:

Rewatch the scene with Mommas Argent and McCall. At the start, Mrs. Argent is watching current security camera footage. The person she's watching is Lydia, at her locker, by herself. We see a scene with Lydia by her lockers, talking to Peter, aroudn this time. The show was hinting at the fact that Peter isn't real before the actual reveal itself even happened. Do ANY other teen shows actually bother with those little nods at plot? I've seen it done on shows before, but generally something like Doctor Who, where they kind of have to be clever. I don't know, I appreciate it. Bless this show.
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When they did that with the security camera, I thought it was really clever and low-key at first, but then they made a big deal out of it at the end like they hadn't just revealed it to us. It would've been one thing if it looked like only Lydia was finding out for the first time, but it was obvious that they were showing us...again. It didn't come off well to me.



I thought that maybe it was a timing trick to make it look like Lydia had been at the locker longer than it seemed, but she went to close her locker on the security cam just before she did with Hale's hallucination there. We could pretend Lydia was in front of her locker at two different times of the day, but I don't really like that any better.

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Thanx, I didn't notice! Makes the whole thing even more awesome! Gotta watch it again ...
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I noticed that too (did you also notice that after the brawl in the library or whatever you would call that) that the view point shifted to the security camera watching Scott carrying Erica out of the library. I presume there will be followup from that too, especially if you look at the second sentence of next week's episode description (something to the effect of Alison's mother sets out to take care of Scott once and for all, though I have a suspicion it will in the end be more along the lines of getting Melissa to agree to send him to boarding school or getting him expelled for some reason than killing him since I would imagine she wouldn't be too keen on the Kanima).
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I forgot about that. If Mrs. Argent was still watching the footage, I'm sure she'd have noticed something between Scott and Allison. But more than anything, she now knows about Jackson, and could take that news to her husband, and who knows what will happen if they get to Jackson first. He's a jerk, but he's not responsible for his actions. Dude's gonna get shot. I really like how all the different characters factor into storylines that don't initially include them - this show is great at that. As for Scott, we know he isn't going to die, so...who really knows what she'll end up doing, or trying to do? Not me, anyway.
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I guess maybe the biggest thing we would be questioning is whether it was Mrs. Argent watching the footage or if someone else was since that whole event was definitely after school (which seems to be three at some points and four at other) and while she might have know Alison had detention, she might have left for the day already and that was Gerard or someone else watching. Just another random thought...I think Mr.s. Argent is going to put her pull behind Matt replacing Scott as an acceptable boyfriend and might actually direct her husband to recruit him into the hunter side of things.
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Okay. Just saw an extended promo for next weeks episode. She definitly ain't Team Scott. And that's all I'll say...but that Matt theory is interesting.
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Ok. I know we all LOVE us sum Teen Wolf and it's one of the best shows on right now. But I'm having a little problem with some areas of the storytelling:



1) Why has Derek's time onscreen been significantly reduced? I know the idea is he is avoiding the wolf hunters, but he has been absent in too many key scenes. He is the one that bit Jackson so he should have popped up to at least offer some advice regarding snake swallowing.



2) In Season 1, Stiles chose not to accept the bite of the Alpha. Why hasn't his reason for doing so not been explored? Like his family history, it seems like this plot element has been completely dropped.



3) The character of "Jackson" needs to be made more sympathetic. For there is no real reason why Scott would be interested in saving his life -- especially, when he nearly rapes the love of his life.



4) Why was Peter Hale such a powerful ALPHA wolf? Derek's Alpha Wolf significantly pales in comparison. I doubt that the Kanima would stand a chance against the Alpha Wolf of Season 1. Again, the writers should have had Derek's Wolf persona become much more intense.



5) And I've grown weary of them hiding a character from view in order to stir up the mystery. Seems heavy handed. Just how many hidden characters are we going to have to start keeping track of these days?



I'm just sayin....
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1) I think it is a bit of a problem when they decided to have no time pass between seasons, it is not unusual that Derek would be in hiding still (it has only been six weeks or so since the season finale) and I think we will have more heavy oriented wolf storylines now that Scott has joined the pack but this whole outlay of the story might go hand in hand with the writers request they be picked up for at least 20 episodes a season).



2) I think there are probably too many stories going on right now and they don't want to delve into some of the real life serious stories when they are still setting their feet in the whole supernatural world (like, separate from Stiles, what was going on at Scott's father's house that initially after their divorce, he was living there as opposed to his mother who seems like a normal person that now he lives with her and doesn't see or really talk about his father). I think they just want to really establish the full Scooby gang before peeling back the onion.



3) Well, Scott initially after the locker room wanted to kill Jackson and he let Stiles talk him down. I think when Jackson is being purely Jackson, there is a deep element of pity that he elicits, but the snake nature has been much more prominent recently and that makes him such a prick.



4) I , and some other commentators, don't believe Peter is actually dead and if he isn't dead then Derek perhaps took over some sort of pro temp alpha powers, but he is not a real Alpha wolf (and I theorize since that means he is still a Beta, if his wolf pack makes it through their full moon, it will be clear that they are likely Gamma wolves)



5) Well, it really has only been Peter, Jackson and the supposed Master...
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Between yours and Meba's comments, plus reviewing on TW Wikia, I agree with your fourth point.
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What is so funny...I had to look at what my fourth point was because I am having so many thoughts about this episode.
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I agree....even if Stiles backstory or Jason likeability can be used later in function of the storytelling, there is no reason for Derek to be so absent. Maybe now that Scott is in his pack things will change. And also Peter was so much badass. And he hadn't a pack. Dereck has 3 minions plus Scott! And the pack joining ritual still bothers me somehow!
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As far as Stiles rejecting the bite goes, that just seemed in-character to me. He's seen the trouble that being involved in the supernatural mumbo jumbo has caused and doesn't seem interested, especially considering that when he was offered it he got the offer from a murderous psychopath. I think that may also have something to do with why Derek hasn't become a wolfish alpha; perhaps part of it has to do with him not entirely giving in to his animal urges and animal side. Or, realistically, they might not have the budget to have two CGI monsters running around. I'm willing to forgive that. But as far as Derek not showing concern for Jackson, I buy that--his character has never been particularly empathetic, and if the insinuation that he was trying to kill Jackson is true, why the heck would he offer him any advice? Seems very in-character to me for him not to show much concern.



When it comes to Jackson, though, I completely disagree with you. I think Jackson has been made to be VERY sympathetic, but in small moments that aren't characters just looking into the camera saying, "Here's why he's sympathetic." The character has an exceptionally hard time letting his guard down in front of people, and feels a compulsive need to be better than everyone else to prove his worth to himself. This is why he can't show vulnerability to his parents by telling them he loves them or treat his friends as anything but people who aren't as good as him. Does it make him unsympathetic to his friends? Of course. But these details should--and I think do, and do very well--make him sympathetic to us as an audience. When that tear rolled down his cheek when he overheard Scott say that he didn't have anyone? That's character building in the subtle ways. Plus, Scott, Allison, and Stiles still insisting on helping Jackson despite all of his douchiness builds their characters--they're not willing to just let someone die because they dislike him. This gives us insight into who THEY are as people as well, without having to have a character say much.
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Yes, I forgot about the tear. And perhaps I'm being too hard on Jackson. But I do feel the writers have come up short on making Jackson a character worth saving. It's rather like Luke forgiving Darth Vader after he has slaughtered millions, including little children. You can cry me a river all you want, but once you rub your naked c--- against my girlfriend, and slaughter the hot mechanic and kill someone's father (even tho he was a p--) you kinda of tear up your sympathy card. Boo Hoo Jackson. I hope Peter comes back as the Alpha and chews you to pieces!
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Well, it's been made fairly clear that Jackson isn't really Jackson when he's doing those things, and that, at the very least, he's under someone else's control. It's hardly the teenager doing all of these things of his own volition.
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Price..same comment as always...you KILL me! Lol ..mayor lockwood

<3 ing TW right now!
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I'm still NOT a fan of Erica. I wish that the Kanima would put me out of my misery by killing her. But since she's not a murderer (yet) I guess that won't be happening any time soon.
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I am not either, but it is basically because I feel like she is putting on an act and I am hoping that will be dropped, at least around Stiles. I am curious, episode after next is the full moon. She might not make it through.
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I remember, before season 2 began, reading that Stiles would have a love interest this season. They hinted that it wouldn't be Lydia. I guess this definitely means Erica. If she tones down the bitchiness, maybe I'd be able to tolerate her. I can't wait to see what happens to her, Isaac and Boyd during the full moon.
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Agreed. She's a bitch in every sense of the word.
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Even when she's not speaking, I can't stand her lol
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She was kind of awesome this week with helping Stiles and saying that she used to have a crush on him. To me, she's still one of Derek's minion but this week was a step in the right direction to making her a more independent character and making her more relevant to the storyline instead of having her in the background.
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I wonder if she really had a crush on Stiles, or she lied. She doesn't seem very trustworthy.
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Saddest failed crush: Lydia/Young Peter, Erica/Stiles, Lydia/Stiles, or Lydia/Isaac? -- I think the saddest failed crush is Stiles crush on Lydia. I think he was crushing the longest and I actually LOVE Stiles, so I could care less about the others :P



Did Allison's trip into the locker room make no sense or did it make A LOT of sense? -- It made a little sense, just because Allison still viewed Jackson as some sort of friend. And I don't think she expected him to be hostile unless he transformed.



How many rooms of YOUR high school did you and your friends destroy? -- Sadly, 0 lol



Was that snake sort of a jerk for choosing to exit out of an EYE SOCKET? WHO DOES THAT? -- That scene was so gross but cool. I wish the snake would have left some damage to Jackson's eye ha ha
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Yeah, the scene with the snake was pretty cool.
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Does anyone else think that the hoodie-clad "master" of the Kanima could be the Vet? His character has been very much on the down low, lately.
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That's a very interesting idea. 2 seasons in and we still know nothing about him apart from the fact that his name is Alan, the Argents know him and he knows about the existence of werewolves. I was kinda hoping that he'd be a bigger aspect of the storyline so far.
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Awesome CGI this week, I jumped back a few times LOL. Also enjoyed the shower fight. Allison kinda irritates me when she thinks she can take on a young male athlete after learning a few fighting techniques.. From what I've seen on the show, cheerleaders are in better physical shape than Allison LOL



So Peter Hale is emulating Voldomort, and the purple flowers are some kind of amnesiac, or maybe enhancer of visions?
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The lilac flower looked like Wolfsbane to me which is known to harm werewolves (like their Kryptonite). I just couldn't figure out what Peter was trying to tell with that gesture. Is Lydia's blood somehow like an antidote to the werewolf infection?

And wouldn't Derek have buried his dead uncle in a way that is typical for werewolves (like his sister in the first season)? I at least would have expected that Derek would... let's say bury him in pieces.
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I think Derek didn't bury Peter...maybe the Argents did but either way it makes no sense that they buried him in the "wrong" way...
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I think that the Argents made a mistake in burying the body whole if it was them who buried Peter.
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Peter become Alpha after his niece was "totally killed" (cut in half). Then Peter gets burned and has to heal in the rehab facility, so Derek "assumes" he's now Alpha, since he thought Peter was dead.



Peter healed enough to try and reclaim Alpha status from his nephew Derek, but Derek apparently didn't realize the "cut in half" rule, and just sliced his throat, assuming Uncle Peter was dead.



Here's my theory part: The Argents bury Peter's injured (but not dead) body in the hopes that Derek will never become a full-strength Alpha as long as the original Alpha is kept in a weakened state underground.



But the Argents miscalculated how powerful an Alpha is, even injured. Peter was able to "compel/seduce" the rehab nurse to help him during his burn recovery, so it seems Peter is now using Lydia in that role.



^^I had to study TW's Wikia just to put the above together, since much of it happened last season. I also read TW's Wikia about "Observed Effects of Wolfsbane" and it was more complex than I realized, with two varieties of Wolfsbane, and how they affect Wolves vs Humans differently. So I'll have to study/think more on the Lydia/Peter/Wolfsbane connection.
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I don't think Derek buried him either, from conversations between the Argent men, it sounds like likely Derek took off right after slicing Peter's throat and Chris hasn't seen him again since that night and then in the immediate aftermath, the Argents were using the Hale house as a headquarters which is where Peter is apparently buried. As Chris follows the Code to the strictest letter of the law, he perhaps didn't realize he needed to destroy the alpha werewolf's body once the guy was burned, throat sliced through (may have thought that was sufficient), and then buried for, what, about six weeks now? I just think it is important that when Gerard killed a werewolf, even an omega, he sliced him all the way through. So, Peter has been slowly healing like he did in the nursing home but he did something to Lydia (I don't have any theories as to what) that would let him heal quicker. It might be just getting more wolfbane to make his body transform, while that isn't in this show's lore, in other books and tv, the shift allows healing to take place.
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He took a lot of years to heal "cell by cell" from the first burning but id Peter isn't dead we have a huge consistency problem with Derek being an alpha. So either Peter is dead or they have some huge explaining to do!
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Maybe Lydia did it when she was in her fugue state. If memory serves, Allison, Stiles, and Scott stopped by the Hale house because Scott smelled that Lydia had gone there when she was a pseudo-zombie in the premiere.
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I didn't remember that...maybe the police buried Peter and Lydia moved him from the graveyard (first episode) to the house..
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One more thing that came to mind. If Young Peter was a hallucination and all this time she was talking to him in public, wouldn't anyone have noticed that she was talking to thin air and told her so? If they told her, she would've figured things out faster and been able to piece nearly everything together. Or people just assumed that she was crazy and walked away?
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She wasn't actually talking... just being blank. See the flashback, she is just standing blank. I think it's all in her mind.
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But I remember this one scene in episode 4 where she first met him and they had a conversation outside the school psychologist's office and there was people walking by. Wouldn't they have noticed anything strange?
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It seems that each time Lydia was talking to him, she wasn't really talking at all, just sitting or standing while staring absently. At least, that's the impression I got when they revealed who her young admirer actually was. So when people walked by when she was outside the therapist's office, they might have just seen Lydia staring around looking bored or in a daze.... I could be wrong...but this is what I think for now.
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Wow, that's all I can say for this episode.



1. Saddest would have to be Lydia and Stiles. I really wanted them to get together. They're made for each other! I was hoping for Stiles to help her after she got bit, like hanging out with her and making sure that she was ok. I guess that this won't happen this season.

2. It made sense for Allison to follow Jackson. She is a hunter after all and I guess she wanted to keep an eye on him and make sure that he doesn't kill anyone since he's the Kanima. I also think that she wanted to make some observations about how Jackson can turn into the Kanima.

3. None since there was no reason for destroying a room. However, there was this one time in English where my classmate threw the furniture over in a burst of rage and he just stormed out. Luckily, the teacher was not present at the time. To this day, I still wonder about what had happened.

4. Maybe it was just really desperate to get out of Jackson's insides since I'm assuming it's not pleasant in there. But it was a nice throwback to last season when Jackson had a hallucination of a wolf's arm clawing its way out of his mouth. Why do all these things happen to Jackson? (It's a rhetorical question)



Thoughts:

- Turns out Peter was smart enough to have a back-up plan. It makes sense since he is a villain but it still creeps me out that Lydia was kissing her attacker. Sure, it was the young version of him but it's still creepy. If they'd take out the young factor and showed Peter as he is, she would've been kissing an old dude.

- I was kinda hoping that the parents were told the truth but I guess that'll happen later, probably in the season finale.

- Erica was kind of a badass in this episode but she's still a little underdeveloped. But I'm not sold on this budding Stiles/Erica romance.

- Lol at Werewolf Healthcare!
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Lydia il 16yo but "old" Peter Hale is not a bad looking guy! I would totally kiss him....if you take away the murderous instincts and the burned down face...ah and the fact that he is dead...
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I'd still be shuddering at the thought of kissing an old dude. Even if that dude is Peter Hale.
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The actor playing Peter is 36, so I agree with AA that it's creepy he's kissing Lydia, which I'm guessing is around 16-17, even if Peter wasn't a mostly-dead, crispy werewolf LOL
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The actress playing Lydia is 26, so I don't know how much bearing real ages have on anything, but basically anyone outside of high school kissing someone in high school is creepy.
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The actor is born in '76..Not so old for my standards an also a lot close to the character age (again!). And looking at his twitter profile he goes around on a motorcycle with JR Bourne. I would really like to join them :)!
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Anonymous_A : yes definitively creepy =)

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I'm actually under 20 so it'd be creepy for me.
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just stopped in to say that human / cgi hybrid photo taking up the largest spot on the front page is really annoying.
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I agree, and I love the show. Of all the screengrabs to pick, "No pics pls" was not the choice.
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Whoa, what an episode!!!!! Loved it so much!!! I love the main charcters like Stiles, but I feel really bad for his dad. I was looking forward to them filling him in on some stuff but he's still in the dark.

Questions:

1. Saddest failed crush is a tie. Stiles/Erica is sad becasue I think she was telling the truth and that Stiles must know how she feels because of his feelings for Lydia. The second saddest crush is Lydia/Peter Hale because she had someone who was paying attention her and that kiss, then like most teenage romances he turns out to be the spiritual embodiment of the dead werewolf Alpha that previously attacked her.

2. The thing about Allison is that she thinks she can do anything, she heard he make a noise and thought he as in trouble and went in to help, but you know it turned out that he had creepingly lured her in there to have a threatening conversation while naked, then she sort of knocked him out of it and he was thinking that her going into the boys locker room had made no sense at all.

3. Saddly none, but I'm sure the school appreciated the little destruction of school property.

4. Umm... I will forever have nightmares. Thank you Teen Wolf. Sure it as awesome and insane, but yeah nightmares.



So in conclusion, crazy ep, love Stiles, yadda yadda. Awesome ep great job writers, cast and crew. Well done!!!
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I was also looking forward to Stiles letting his Dad know what's going on. That would've given the viewers more heartfelt and funny scenes between Stiles and his Dad. And I'm all for that!
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Those two scenes involving the snake were BEYOND crazy - definitely enjoyed eating dinner through them (by which I mean FULL ON BARF). Pretty awesome



That fight scene was amazing, too. Didn't notice the difference between Haynes and the stunt double, but yeah - he's tough to emulate. That body is ridiculously fine - whoof!



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I want young Peter to be REAL!!!!
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I kind of hope he is too, like that we see that high school picture again and it isn't actually the same actor and Peter was just manipulating the image that Lydia saw because he himself wasn't getting through to her. Also, randomly, on the IMDB page the actor's character name is listed as Junior, and I get that was what was on a call sheet and they needed something to call him, but it makes me wonder....
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Young Peter is pretty cute in a teen heart throb kind of way.
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my biggest annoyance was why did Jackson turn in people he's somewhat friends with? he's around them more than his actual friends. if it had been the other way around and he did stuff like that, just to be a douche and not to try and help, then nobody would've turned him in. i'm with Scott, let's just kill him now. and the snake thing made no sense.. anyways.. this episode was kind of trippy.. but kind of awesome at the same time.



also, I like Erica too
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To me, it's all about Jackson's inability to let his guard down around others. He knows he's doing something wrong and problematic, but he can't admit that others are right where's he wrong; he's too stubborn and set on showing the world how great he is to do that. He's psychologically incapable of demonstrating gratitude to Scott and Stiles, so he went and turned them in.



Or, another possibility is that the Kanima personality in him is starting to capably control him when he's in normal Jackson form, as suggested when he freaked out on Allison and then snapped out of it, and when he went all exorcist and drew on the chalk board.
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I think the Jackson that was in the police station was actually the snake or whatever that initially threatened Alison in the locker room. I actually think we only saw about four total minutes of the real Jackson in the whole episode (when Alison put a self defense move on him, when the fight was initially broken up, and after the snake left his eye socket in the library).
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Kanima is a snake-like creature, hence why Jackson was drawn to the snake. I don't see how that doesn't make sense. It's a link.
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I got that much, but I don't understand why he swallowed it and it came out of his eyeball like that.. it was either real or he was going crazy but didn't remember it either way
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Maybe because the snake wasn't digested properly in Jackson. I mean he swallowed the thing whole without chewing it and it properly went up his oesophagus and since it's a snake and it's long, it went up towards his brain and tried to find an opening through his eye.
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Gross-out warning:



I think maybe he was "inseminating" it so someone else could become Kanima? He looked rather freaked by the whole ordeal, so I'm guessing his master made him do it.
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<3 Teen Wolf so much right now
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Another thing.Wouldn't it be too weird if we discover that Jackson's natural mom was an Argent? I have had the nagging feeling for some time now, even in Season one that these too are closer than meets the eye and not in a romantic way.

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I with you on this. I'm guessing Kanimas and Weres are enemies, so that's why the Argents are were hunters. But it seems it's more difficult to make new Kanimas, compared to Were's just biting someone, so Kanimas have to be sneaky while building up their kind.
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But only Grandpa Argent seems to really know what the thing is at the moment, which wouldn't lend much credence to the idea that Kanimas and werewolves are natural enemies who hunt one another. And didn't the episode suggest that once a Kanima gets over whatever it's problem is, it becomes a werewolf? That would make them being enemies become quite a messy situation.
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I just have to say it, TW is the best idea anyone in MTV ever had.Kudos to them.

This has been the best episode yet and I have to say that it is the richest in subplots that are all strong in their own right. Here are random comments:

-I think that Erika and Stiles should hook up and it would do both a lot of good.

-OK, I think most of us figured out that Jackson's parents were murdered and that probably the uncle was behind it for the money.So his life will be eventually toast, and Jackson will be even more of the pest he.

-From the Latin text, I gather that once he has resolved his past, the Kanima/Jackson will become a werewolf, but has anyone understood whether it was meant a normal werewolf, ie open to be part of a pack, or a Prime? I understood he will become a normal werewolf, in which case, WTF?

-OK, the chemistry teacher seems to be the Master of the Kinama, why not? He could binterested in cryptozoology and educated himself in the subject and even understood what was happening. Since Grandpa Argent is now the Principal, he might have figured out that fact and somehow found a way to control or manipulate the teacher.

-I think Scott should tell his mother something, since she has been in direct danger of losing her life twice from Derek's Uncle and from the Argents themselves.

I was right that Derek's uncle is still in the picture like Uncle Harkonen to Alyya in Dunes. However, aside from the trauma and the either hallucination or possibility of her being infected with the werewolf gene to be passed to her baby (ies), I don't see the relevance at this juncture of the story.

-why have they not called upon the werewolves' vet and boss to Scott to heal Erika and the rest of the wounded?

-Does the photography kid's neck wound make him a candidate for werewolf or kanima status , or neither.



The snake thing is just too ridiculous and so is Allison entering on nude Jackson.But his speech to her, beyond it's agression, does indicate that on some level he does care for her well being.

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I *think* that was just the paralyzation slash/wound that the kanima gives it's potential victims or others in it's way that it isn't planning to kill. If that's the case, then, no, he won't be a candidate for either transformation. He'll just recover from being paralyzed.
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If it did, there'd be a whole lot of other people that might go werewolf wonky--so far we haven't seen any signs of that, though.
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-I would have to say Lydia/Young Peter. The Erica/Stiles one is just too new and actually had build up instead of break down in that episode. While on the contrary, Lydia/Stiles is gone on too long and has broken down with out the atomic bomb we were expecting to go off. Lydia/Isaac? That's just.. I.. Wow. I just completely forgot about that; and it was kinda bitter from the start. However, Lydia was treated quite well by.. her hallucination? Either way, it gave the character a more real and grounded feel and Young-Peter was sweet and, let's face it, HOT! Lydia was enraptured by him and seemingly felt good in his presence. After all the shit she's been through; I think she deserved that. And then BAM! He's ugly and creepy again.Not to mention, he never existed to begin with.. Well, not in Lydia's time anyway. It was just sad to see how far gone she is and how much the supernatural community is screwing with her even though she has no idea what's going on.

-I like Allison's trip in the locker room. It made the scene just a little more real by not being perfect. Although i'm curious to what the hell she tripped over in the first place.

-Sadly, none. My class was not as epic as the Teenage Mutant Breakfast club; but we did make already existing holes larger. Does that count?

-mmmmm... no.. no no no no no. No.
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One other thing. Who says Peter is dead? He wasn't cut in half, and he's shown before he's pretty good at eventually recovering. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.



This show is getting creepy, creepy, creepy.
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I too wonder if Peter was totally DOA, I know that Derek became the Alpha...but, he only appears to have gained the red eyes and hasn't fully transformed, there has been nothing really established that a Beta or lower couldn't change a person, and those would be beholden to their sire likely (who would be Derek), but Derek is having issues with his own leadership, he desperately has needed Scott (who I would theorize Derek knows is a strong Beta) and I would think Derek is actually seeing his wolves as maybe more like Gammas (level below Betas). And when Peter fully transitioned, he sliced Laura in half to become the Alpha. Gerard sliced the Omega in half. Peter had already previously been burned half alive in the Hale house fire, so that isn't a killer and Derek might have thought he sliced Peter's neck all the way through (but he might have missed) and with Derek's declaration, Chris might have thought it was fine and just buried the body.
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Yeah, I think that Derek only *thinks* he's an Alpha. It would explain why he's so damn puny for an Alpha. There's a part in the latin text that talks about someone controlling the Kanima from their coffin, and another part about issuing orders from Hell, so I wouldn't be surprised if Hale came back to life and booted Derek back down to a Beta.
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Peter was BURNED alive and his throat was slitted open by Derek. I'm pretty sure that both of these indicate that he is dead.
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Peter is definitely dead. Otherwise, Derek wouldn't have become the new Alpha.
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Gee, you seem to have missed that the trailer couple at the beginning were Colton's parents, and that that was Colton in there. The Kanima at the beginning was someone else (my guess is the chem teacher), and they're both controlled by a third person (my guess is Coach). You know, Erica and Scott figuring out that Colton was born by Caesarean the day before his parents died, etc.
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If the show was trying to hint the trailer couple were Jackson (Colton)'s parents, they shouldn't have shown Scott's mother being her nurse, unless they tried to make Scott's mom look younger, which she didn't look younger to me.
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Melissa didn't look younger to me, either. I thought that was a scene that had recently occured.
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That scene was meant for the display of moral nature of the Kanima. if you'll recall; Allison told Scott n Stiles that Kanima is a mutated Werewolf and only kills murderers...initially. It will as you wish only if the link is strong. The pregnant woman was spared because of a innocent life inside her (And perhaps the link master-kanima is not strong yet).



She was not killed by kanima but by usual means by the mysterious hooded master.
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I was thinking that too initially. But the scene with Scotts mom and the pregnant woman in the hospital negated that real quick
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Yeah, what we saw at the very beginning of the episode was not a flashback of Jackson's parents. I don't get where people are getting this from. Especially since it explained his parents died in a car accident. If it was a flashback, it would have said someone on the screen "X Years Ago" or something like that.
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That interpretation doesn't really work. First, there's no real indication that it's a sixteen-plus year flashback. And Scott's mom is in the hospital room AFTER the woman gives birth; there's NO WAY she'd look that same age sixteen years younger (she looks like she's in her late thirties or early forties now, so she'd be SUPER young sixteen years before that). Plus, how would ANYONE manage to cover-up that his mother was in the hospital when the death certificate/police report says she was in a car accident?
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I was more like don't eat the spider! Please DON'T eat the spider! I have a case of serious arachnophobia, so when Jackson gulped down the snake I was kind of relieved. I can take snakes even if they come out of eye sockets. Spiders would have made me take a trip to the psychiatric ER, for sure. Spider out of eye? Whoa, that would have been seriously disturbing. So I get the way you felt watching the snake, Price.



-I don't know if I'd call Lydia's crush for Peter sad it's more like creepy. And the Stiles/Erica moment was definitely sweet. I could imagine them as a couple. (But definitely not Stiles/Derek. Can't believe I stumbled over some fanfiction on that topic. Ugh.)



-From the moment Allison entered the locker room I wasn't asking anymore about the sense of it all. It was just: Come on, girl, hit the showers! And there was steam everywhere! I don't know why Allison reacted so shocked. That view had to have made her day even if she's in love with super sized Scott.

(Anyway, what really happened to the condoms? I was under the impression that Allison and Scott never made it to third base.)



-I was in an all girls school (partly run by nuns, so Mrs. Argent isn't that scary to me), so there was no destroying going on. That seems to be an all boy thing. Or at least it used to be. I don't know what's going on in schools nowadays.



-Just like I said at the beginning. I love that snake. It was no spider! ^^



And that scene with the pencil sharpener and Mrs. Argent. It was so damned funny I almost spit on my keyboard. I need to remember not to drink while watching Teen Wolf!



And what to make of the Kanima part which Lydia translated: " until it resolves that is in its past which manifest it.". I somehow got the feeling that Lydia left something out. Just "that", really? Does Jackson need to find the killer of his parents (if there was a crime)? What else could there be as he wasn't even born the time of the accident. So basically, Jackson turned reptilian because he has Mommy and Daddy issues? That would seem kind of lame. I hope that some of you guys have some theories on that matter.

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I thought Scott implied in either episode 1 or 2 this season, that he and Allison had started having sex. I can't remember exactly, but it was something he said to Stiles. And the scene last week, when Scott and Allison were in the woods in the car, also implied that they'd had sex. That's what they were doing when Jackson escaped out of the police transport van.
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There is the part where Scott, in the ice rink episode, mentions that things are "really good" with Allison and gets a big doofy grin on his face. I always thought that his grin = we're totally boinking.
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I think that's the scene I was referring to, when he's talking to Stiles about his relationship with Allison....I think Stiles kind of rolled his eyes and looked annoyed afterwards lol... From that point on, I thought it was clear that he and Allison were having sex.
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PS, if I was boinking Crystal Reed, I'd have a massive dope grin on my face TWENTY-FOUR SEVEN.
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I agree with you that Lydia crushing on young Peter was creepy and I also thought that Scott and Allison never had sex before. They were pretty close to doing it in the premiere but aside from that, I don't remember any indication of them having sex before this episode.
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Another important aspect of the episode was Scott joining the pact by demanding to essentially take it over. Hmmm. Curious how Derek's going to take that.



- Lydia and Young Peter, because its such testament to how messed up Lydia is right now. Oh, and just because Erica said she had a crush on Stiles doesn't mean she actually did...she's a freakin' psycho bitch half the time.

- No sense whatsoever. Really odd that there was no one else around. Aren't there PE classes at the school? Shouldn't it have been filled with guys getting ready to play dodgeball or something?

- I got to blow up a kiln at my high school.

- First off - SNAKE?!?!?! Secondly, I can't talk about or think about the snake...it was just wrong.
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I love Scott but he really is dumb lol. What makes him think he can make demands on Derek, or even trust him? Derek is still going to do whatever he wants to do.
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Like when he said in S1 I'll help you if you let me kill Peter...
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I didn't think I would be saying this, but this is the most entertaining show on TV right now.



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I don't think anyone, when this show started, thought they'd be saying that. But I think everyone who watches it is saying it, and pretty much everyone else that watches tv should should be saying it.
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Yeah, It's one of the most underrated shows right now along with a couple other shows like Nikita or Alphas.
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