Teen Wolf: Up in the Club (PHOTO RECAP)

Teen Wolf S02E06: "Frenemy"


Few of us make it through high school without learning a tough lesson or two about the friends we keep. No matter how much you love your particular circle, there's always at least some drama: A surprise betrayal. An unrequited crush. The two of you slowly growing apart. One of you is a murderous reptilian abomination. Could be any of these things, but sooner or later you learn that everyone has baggage and you either have to accept your friends or cut them loose. "Frenemy" presented this dilemma astutely as Scott and his circle dealt with the knowledge that Jackson is the Kanima and then had to decide what to do with that information.

Personally, I couldn't help but relate to this plotline as during my senior year of high school I found out my best friend Jeremy was just a regular raccoon. Was it his fault for hiding that from me, or was it my fault for just not being very perceptive? We may never know. But I was faced with a decision: Keep being Jeremy's friend even though he was always rooting around in my trash cans and leaving garbage all over my driveway, or call animal control? I chose the latter. But there isn't a day that goes by where I don't wonder whether I made the right choice or not. (MISS U JEREMY.)

But yes, what we had in "Frenemy" was a killer metaphor: Jackson had a split personality condition— like the supernatural world's answer to bipolar disorder, basically. What was Scott's appropriate response in that situation? Sure Jackson was harmful, but he also needed help! The answer ended up being a lot more poignant than I expected and overall "Frenemy" was among Teen Wolf's best episodes ever. Let's talk about it!

First of all...

AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! NOOOOOOO!!!

What the! Thanks for all the nightmare imagery, Teen Wolf! This episode began with an elongated glimpse of Jackson's camcorder footage and apparently his transmogrification into the Kanima was NOT a good time for him. I mean, it was probably safe for us to have assumed that before, but now we knew for sure.

Meanwhile it was shortly after all the nonsense at Scott's house and Allison was taking a confused Lydia home.

I kinda didn't realize this, but Lydia was still totally in the dark about Scott being a werewolf, or even, apparently, that she'd been BITTEN by one? But it did make sense: Lydia had been on pills ever since seeing the alpha for the first time outside that busted Blockbuster; then she was in a coma and/or a fugue state for a few days; and suddenly she was being dragged around town without explanation. You know? She really had some of her own stuff to deal with. Anyway, Lydia seemed kinda hurt that Allison wasn't telling her what exactly was going on, and there was this poignant moment where Allison attempted to describe how great the love was between she and Scott and Lydia admitted she'd never felt that way for Jackson or anybody else. Quit your bragging, Allison!

Meanwhile Derek and the gang were in hot pursuit of the Kanima! Derek tracked him down and pretty soon they were throwin' down under an overpass!

Unlike last week's weird, let's-break-a-chair-and-call-it-a-day fight, this showdown was intense! It even included our first full-CGI animated creature of the season as occasionally the Kanima would turn into a silly CGI animation and scurry up walls. But just when it looked like the Kanima was about to get the upper claw on Derek, this happened:

Mr. Argent! He showed up shooting his gun all over the place and Derek fled into the shadows. But then Mr. Argent made the total rookie mistake of assuming he'd killed the Kamina and the next thing we knew he was getting round-house kicked in the gut!

But then another weird thing happened: Grandpa Argent got out of his Range Rover and shared a moment of hushed understanding with the Kanima just before Scott arrived and chased it off. What did it all mean?? Didn't matter, because buckle up...

Things were about to get GAY. Even gayer than normal!

That's right, Scott and Stiles tracked the Kanima to a gay bar in downtown Beacon Hill and that joint was BUMPIN'. Typical small town gay bar on a weeknight. Meanwhile Danny was already inside dancin' it up and avoiding his ex. That was apparently what was happening here... The Kanima was looking to straight-up murder the person who'd been helping Jackson decrypt his camcorder footage, even though Danny was SO trustworthy that he hadn't even watched it!

Anyway, who cared why we were here, everything about this scene was THE BEST. From Scott and Stiles' hilarious fake IDs...

...To a stranger paying for Scott's virgin rum-and-coke but not Stiles'.

Note the complete lack of gay panic in this scene. Neither of these guys were bothered AT ALL to be there and if anything Stiles was even kind of upset that he wasn't getting MORE attention. In my experience that is the absolute most accurate part of going to a gay bar: Invisibility. Trust me, straight guys reading this: If someone is up dancing on a platform, ain't nobody looking at you. The More You Know [SHOOTING STAR].

So, is anybody else going to have NIGHTMARES from this image?:

No for real, that slow creep across the shadowy club ceiling was like something straight out of the original Alien. The Kanima had never looked creepier, but especially when we knew it was after Danny—this town's most beloved character—and the tension just skyrocketed. And THEN it got even worse when the fog machine started up and the Kanima started PARALYZING clubgoers en masse!

Dang, this was the best nightclub massacre scene since Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth took out a whole dance floor full of '90s goth cokeheads!

And THEN things got even more amazing when Derek showed up to take care of BEEZ.

Derek just reached out and SLASHED the Kanima's throat! All this went down more or less in plain view of the entire club!

At this point we got the first hint that Scott viewed the Kanima as more than just a monster when he followed a trail of black blood to the parking lot.

That's where he discovered a passed out Jackson and he seemed really concerned about making sure Jackson was okay. It was really touching! I mean, at one point he had to knock Jackson out to prevent him from being seen by Stiles' dad, but even the punch seemed empathetic:

Meanwhile Stiles' dad was starting to get FED UP with the fact that his son had been somehow involved with every single crime in Beacon Hill for the past six months.

Almost every scene between Stiles and his dad is perfect, and this was a really good one: Stiles even attempted to claim he was gay in order to get his dad off his back, but the dad immediately rejected that idea on account of Stiles' bad fashion sense. I don't tend to point out the jokes in these recaps so much, but that part just made me laugh out loud. And the scene still ended up heartwarming when Stiles more or less honestly claimed that he and Scott had shown up to "be there" for Danny and Sheriff Stilinski was all proud. Just a nice moment.

Sitting in a parked car on the other side of the parking lot was ANOTHER father-son duo, but this one significantly more effed up. It was clear Argent was already getting pretty suspicious of what his dad was up to, what with all the pill-popping and Kanima seduction. But Gramps just growled something about knowing thy enemy or whatever. I honestly sometimes cannot make out what he says half the time. That's not even a complaint, I love Grandpa Argent, he's great. I just can't make out most of his lines.

Another scary moment came up in the form of Lydia momentarily losing her dog.

It was the dude from school! And he wasn't just in the neighborhood, he LIVED in the house behind hers! Oh, and also he pretty much immediately began to hit on her.

Some of you theorized that this guy might be a figment of Lydia's imagination, or perhaps a spirit of some kind. I love that idea! I'm voting for phantom now. There's going to be some kind of supernatural tie-in that will cause Lydia to somehow cure Jackson and/or Scott and this kid might be the key to that somehow. I don't know, but this plotline is fun.

Scott and Stiles imprisoned Jackson in a stolen paddywagon, and apparently Jackson still didn't believe he was a monster? I mean, we've SEEN him react to scales forming on his skin, but apparently his split personality erases those experiences? Even though he'd been bitten by a werewolf, had super-sensory abilities, and knew his camcorder footage had been tampered with? I mean, come on, Jackson. That you're a reptilian shapeshifter would be the most plausible explanation at this point. Go with it. Anyway, definitely a strange situation to be in and he had a bad attitude about it. Fortunately Stiles was not too flustered by it and he even brought by some sandwiches. And he also dressed Jackson in pants but not a shirt, which seemed fair to me.

Meanwhile Allison was having a hard time at school the next day. First Principal Grandpa was being a total jerk about her friends and to add insult to injury he gave her an impromptu lie detector test! It wasn't weird or creepy in the slightest!

Also the school had installed security cameras everywhere. I'm generally anti-Big Brother, but I make an exception for this school. If any place needed security cameras, it's here.

Oh, but the BEST thing to happen during the whole episode was this... GUESS WHO was the substitute teacher in Allison's English class??

Haha WHAT? How are the Argents just taking over the school uncontested? I mean, I believe that sort of thing happens all the time in tiny towns where powerful families can run roughshod over the local government, but Beacon Hills isn't THAT small. Surely there's a PTA or a Board of Supervisors who'd complain about the super unqualified family who'd moved into town and chased administrators from their jobs? I don't know. I don't actually care either, I just LOVED this scene. Also, after class Mrs. Argent had another great bit where she tried to empathize with her daughter and what she'd been going through, only to say outright that if Allison couldn't end it completely with Scott, they'd be forced to murder a 16-year-old. Parents!

Meanwhile Scott visited Danny at the hospital just in time for him to be changing clothes. Whew! That was a close one. Danny didn't remember much about the club attack (the whole spectacle had apparently been chalked up to spiked drinks or something), but he did fill Scott in on what the Kanima's motive had been: It was trying to cover its tracks with regard to the video footage Danny fixed for Jackson. I don't know why I'm telling you this again, this was already made clear earlier. I think it's because I needed a reason for the above screengrab? Just doin' m'job!

Scott was cornered in the hallway by his mom who was VERY mad at him for almost failing 2 classes. He'd had a lot on his mind lately!

Actually, I genuinely loved the idea that a character in a supernatural teen drama MIGHT actually fail for not going to class. Imagine that! Not comparing this show to anything else, but the idea that a teenager has to deal with life-or-death trauma on the daily is actually HELPED by the added pressure of maintaining a proper facade, you know? That seems pretty accurate to the high school experience. Everything's this life-changing drama all the time, but you'd better have your butt in home room in time for the quiz.

For my money one of the best moments this show's ever had happened out in the woods after school. After Stiles flippantly suggested they just let Derek or someone else murder Jackson, Scott gave an eloquent (well, eloquent for Scott) speech about how his transformation had only gone okay because of how cool his friends were whereas Jackson didn't really have that.

... And Jackson could hear every word of it. I mean, not only was Scott 100% correct that Jackson DID kind of deserve some love (even if it's tough love), the scene was just good drama. How often do you see a proper articulation of what it means to accept a friend's flaws? Scott is definitely not the smartest character on the show, but that's why moments like this work so well. His basic human decency is unparalleled and that's why he's the hero. He's not standing around hugging himself or pondering suicide. He's actively trying to figure things out for other peoples' benefit.

Oh, but this episode wasn't ALL perfect. It also had the most egregious product placement in the history of this show, while also managing to put most anything on the CW to shame. In the middle of a quiet moment, Allison specifically asked Scott to turn on her brand-name stereo system and turn on a particularly prominent internet streaming service.

Anyway, that was ridiculous. And here I was hoping most of Teen Wolf's product placements would be candy-related. Fortunately the ensuing conversation was pretty meaningful: They talked openly about their future and whether they could maintain a secret relationship for the next TWO YEARS. Scott even discussed the possibility of finding a cure for his lycanthropy via Lydia. That would obviously be a premise-rattling turn of events, but it DID seem like a plausible choice Scott might make in order to be with his girlfriend. I bought it and so did Allison. Next thing we knew they were shirtless hugging in the backseat:

But all those sloppy neck kiss noises must've really brought out the beast in Jackson!

So yeah, we finally saw him fully morph into a Kanima, then he busted out of there!

At that point the trio decided they had no choice but to come clean to their respective parents about what was going on. Scott even prepared himself to reveal to Stiles' dad that he was a werewolf. Unfortunately when they arrived at the Sheriff's station, Jackson had beaten them there.

I mean, WHERE TO BEGIN what that story! Didn't matter, this was probably just a cliffhanger fakeout. Jackson was probably going to cover for them in gratitude for what Scott had said earlier. Or something. I'm just guessing.

Oh, and in the final scene Allison arrived home to find Lydia sitting creepily on her bed. She needed someone to talk to, but Allison kinda bitchily shrugged her off before complaining about how she needed to translate a dozen pages of Archaic Latin. In probably one of the more ludicrous examples of Lydia's brilliance, she just happened to know Archaic Latin. Haha this show. I did love her hilarious explanation though: She only knew Archaic Latin because she'd grown bored with Classical Latin. Made sense to me! Anyway, as some of you had called in last week's comments, Lydia uncovered a discrepancy in the guidance counselor's translation. Instead of searching for a "friend," the Kanima was actually searching for a "master." Dun-dun-dun!

So, um, I guess that verified the previous episode's cliffhanger? I dunno. What it does suggest was that either Jackson had been following the orders of some other person/creature or at the very least he wasn't personally responsible for murdering anybody yet, and the "master" had been doing all that. (So far this show hasn't been THAT cavalier about its main characters committing murder.) Scott had already mentioned that the Kanima typically only pursues other murderers, so we may find out that the murder victims were linked somehow. My current guess, and it's just a stab in the dark: The chemistry teacher was once a student at the school and was severely bullied by the lacrosse team (which included the mechanic) and the coach (Isaac's dad) and now is somehow using Jackson to carry out his vengeance. What do you think??

I loved this episode so much you guys. Not just the casual treatment of the gay stuff—which, to be clear, is EXTREMELY rare for a TV show and therefore kind of important—but it was noticeably much better written, scarier, funnier, and better filmed than the past few episodes. It probably wasn't a coincidence that "Frenemy" was written by showrunner Jeff Davis and directed by Russell Mulcahy. Those guys know their stuff. This episode was a definite series high for me. Kinda wish Jeremy was still around to talk about it with me. (Sadface.)

BYEE.


QUESTIONS:

... Who is the Kanima's master? What is his or her ultimate plan?

... What's the deal with that creepy new kid?

... Is Jungle's carding policy a little TOO chill?

... Would you have been a better student if Mrs. Argent was your teacher?

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So, this episode finally got me to where other people have mentioned they were already. . . taking this show seriously. Before this, it was 1/2 well done, and 1/2 too ridiculous to look away. But I'm there. This is a GOOD SHOW.

I couldn't stop thinking of Price's reaction during the ENTIRE scene in the club, followed by Stiles' scene with his dad afterwards. That whole thing was great. Haha, first Scott notices the club is filled with men only, then the camera pans to Stiles being stroked by THREE transvestites. And as you pointed out, Scott LIKED that he was being hit on from afar. Poor Stiles.

Then, outside the club, total tv turn around. Usually, a boy coming out to his father might be enough emotional strife and drama to last a season. But Stiles knows being gay is NBD, so when confronted to explain himself about his presence at EVERY CRIME SCENE, he thinks to himself, "ooh, an explanation that WOULDN'T be alarming to my father. . . I've got it. I'm gay!" Which obviously IS a much smaller deal than being in the midst of a supernatural conflict between hunters, werewolves, and a murderous reptoid classmate, but glad that Stiles and his dad and the TW writers and I all agree on that point. Nice!

BEST EPISODE EVER!
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So, randomly, I was looking at IMBD for something and popped on, I thought maybe someone had slipped and listed Psycho Boy (whoever or whatever he is) on the cast list and while there is someone called Junior, I don't think that is him (the kid has been in three episodes while Junior has only been in 2). I have because more interested in him over the past week than even in the Kanima and master (I also theorize the next episode after tonight might actually wrap up a big chunk of that storyline).
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My guess is that Grandpa Argent is actually the Kanima's master and he's using it to wreak vengeance on just anybody and everybody he thinks looked at him funny. Dude's a nutjob! Seriously!
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It's already early Monday here :D and TW recap page is still on the front, most discussed show. Eager for next episode! (Sigh) I can only watch it next morning though.



Fanbase is amazing. Lots of respect for you guys.



Thank you Mr. Price for curing my withdrawal from the loss of TSC. I'm glad I switched to TW and I'm loving it. :D
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Well I wasn't able to get a clear copy of the Latin page, but from what I have read I have gathered some information. Dominicus is domestic, hence the servants of the dominus or master and amicus is the word for friend although frater as in fraternity, for brother and brotherhood can mean friendship too.The font is gothic, used by dominican monks and the Argents are supposedly French from the time and place of the Beast fom Gevaudan between 1764 and 1767. One of the Beast's killings was at the Abbaye des Chazes, and maybe this an account from that period which links both cryptological monsters.This would then suggest that both are arrested changellings rather than monsters.One idea came to mind reading Meba's last comment is that if ther is a link between both the werewolf and the kanima, and the previous death of Derek's uncle; then maybe the one "corpse" who controls the reptilian changelling is the dead prime werewolf.Also, another idea is that the paralyzing effect of the kanima means with the slow recovery of werewolves that maybe the uncle is not as dead as we believe and there might be someone from the uncle's pack that is the master of the kanima in an effort to bring him back from life.But all this remains supposition until we have better information.
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Now, I tried to "read" the latin text, but is really difficult because is full of abbreviation and I cannot make out most of the words. There are few times the word for woman, night, and I think that near the end there is a phrase like "you cannot move" maybe about the venom. And the last phase seems something like "it has a lot of magic in himself".

There is a phrase on the right page: "De quib arc domin." where arc can mean "arca"=box and domin can be an abbreviation of dominum. So maybe with the picture there is someone that controlls him from the grave? And now officially I give up because I am starting to feel a little too obsessed and crazy!
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Bowing to thy greatness. _/\_ :D



"It has a lot of magic in himself"- probably about the inherent magical source which the controller of Kanima seeks (The more and more I think it's like Djinn). May be the reason for Jackson split personality. This could be very interesting OR it would be nothing in the end. All about twists from TW team.



Someone control him from beyond the grave-Necromancy. It would be nuts though cool if they decide so. Cause how many show deal with "Necromancy"? And I'm not pointing to "Witchcraft". :D



It's almost the time for next episode, le'see how much of speculations are proven and how much is put to rest.
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All this talk of Latin is making me wanna learn it now. Wish I had a Latin class at my school.
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two things, actually 3... 1) Argents taking over the whole school, I am not so forgiving on that one, they better explain/justify that cause it's just silly. 2) the show's name is "Teen Wolf" wolfie wolfe, Derek and Scott are the only two furries stickin around it seems, with Derek failing a bit at growing his "pack" so I hope we don't loose focus on the wolf part. And 3) very cool ep! Lots of mysteries to unravel, the vet, the master/puppet reptiles, Grandpa Argent's real agenda and the werewolf cure... good stuff.
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The never bother explain any number of plot fails so why should they for this one? I mean, the principal (same actor) asking about Gerard's sword in S3E1 is the closest we get to the show acknowledging how absurd/ridiculous this whole Argent BH high school take over was.
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Okay, someone help me out. I've been having trouble with this supposed mistranslation. It seems improbable to me. I'm no expert in Old Latin, but I don't think the vocabulary is very much different from Classical Latin, just some differences in spelling and word forms and possible use of the Etruscan alphabet. That would imply the words for friend and master would be some variations on amicus and dominus, respectively. I don't care how you spell those, or which alphabet you use, but those words could not be confused for each other. Is there some other word I'm not thinking of that could be translated as anything close to master and friend? This is taking a toll on my suspension of disbelief. If there's not such a word, I either have to believe MTV did bad research or the guidance counselor mistranslated deliberately.
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Although, it takes forever for any of us to read earlier editions of English (I totally understand Chaucer, but it takes me forever to read) and anything like middle English just looks like it is Tolkien
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I'm pretty sure she was just lying to Alison, and said she couldn't read Archaic Latin to stop Alison from figuring out the truth. With my varying ranges of Spanish, Italian and French, I can't think of anything that could both mean friend and master. All cultures since the dawn of time have taken those distinctions seriously, even the few didn't have a use for both terms.



But if I were someone trying to keep something from someone else, and they couldn't prove I was hiding it, friend is a logical word to throw out there instead of master. Even brother or sister would cause too much alarm, and master is certainly more alarming than those.
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Archaic Languages aren't my specialty but Archaic Latin ranges from some 240 years b.C. to 75 years b.C. And even before that there's another ancient form of Latin. Languages are always in the flow and hard to get when read centuries after being used.

The pages in TW look like some Bible pages I've seen dated from circa 1400 (in Calligrahy which is far harder to read). So it would be more Medieval Latin than Archaic that alphabet looked different to me.

Anyways, even now there could be a mix up with the words friend and master. Just take the word dominus (master) in comparison to domesticus (friend). Write them in calligraphy and I assure you that depending the context there would be a lot of mistranslations. And I don't even know the medieval Latin expressions there were for these two words.

So, there's still the possibility that the counselor did mistranslate on purpose but somehow I didn't get caught up all that much in that detail. I was too busy figuring out who the hell the Kanima was. ^^
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"Domesticus" doesn't mean "friend", but "amicus" does (in Archaic Latin is "ameicus", so it doesn't make a big difference).



You can see that "dominus" ("master" in English) is very difference and difficult to mix up with "ameicus" ("friend").





That counselor is a bitch xD
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It would be nice to find the "original" version of the test. I tried to pause the video, but i can't make out the letters. If you assume that the phrase "he seeks a master" is in latin something like "he puts himself under the power of someone", using a construct like "alicuius imperio parere" could be more difficult to translate straight away, maybe for an english speaking person...I don't know...
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I dunno if this is any better than you already had, but it is actually better than I expected: http://i49.tinypic.com/t00vlw.jpg
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Nice....Now i have to make out the letters! And see if it has any sense...so much spare time =)
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PatriciaSnche we can try to make out the real text and start a translation-web-session! And then find out that the text is totally random!

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Your Italian? I'm Spanish! This all Latin scroll thing got me intrigued, hahahaha, so maybe we can work together because I took Classic Latin lesson in high school too and it was (and currently is) a language that I loved.

Thanks safibwana for the text, I can't imagine where you got it, hahaha, but for the few words I can actually read, there's a part on the left page where it says "amputant (amputam) Ve quib ---- im traumana reduniir tua parte corpus", which it's alike to Latin, but it isn't actually Latin. And I can't find neither the "master/friend" part :S



What I did can read is "canes uocantur" ("the dogs are spellbounded, bewitched"), right above the picture.



And I'm going to stop here because I've just realized how incredible bizarre I sound.
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Now I have to go and find my latin dictionary. That said, speaking for myself, after 5 years of Classical Latin if you give me something to translate without a dictionary I can get everything wrong...and I'm Italian, so a lot of words are similar (or seem similar). So maybe she just translated something totally random!
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Saf, I could be wrong, but you just might be overthinking this one. :) And if this is the bit that you can't suspend belief on (in comparison to werewolves, kanaima, the stealthy coup of the high school by the Argent clan, Lydia's cluelessness), you might be a bit CDO. (That's like OCD, but the letters are in alphabetical order, as they should be.)
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I always have more trouble with the parts that are supposed to be "real" than I do with the parts that are supposed to be supernatural. For the supernatural stuff, they only have to be consistent with themselves, for the "real" parts they have to b e consistent with the whole world, all of science and history.
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You might be onto something or the counselor did mistranslated. However the word 'consanguineus/kin/genere" comes under the single translation of a word which can(!) be translated into "Kin". It can mean Kin-Alliance/Connection/Affinity/Descendants, Consanguineis-Blood Relation, familial relation, Genere-Having common descent, A product of something/someone.



I looked for this specific translation because they are the translation of a Sanskrit word Bandhu which have the meaning-Friend, Family, Relative, Having relation or connection. Relation and/or 'Binding'. I'm also not a linguistic expert but Old Latin should have some vague similarity to Sanskrit. I hope this is helpful
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I prefer spotify!!! hahaha that cracked me up big time! This was an excellent episode! I love how the club scene totally reminded me of the first Terminator movie! Did anyone else catch that? Like when Reese and Arnold are simultaneously approaching Sarah sitting there.



-Grandpa Argent? Or the science teacher seems the most obvious..

-Kanima master? His wanting Lydia is motive for him to mess with Jackson I guess.

-Yeah none of the customers were older than 17 or 18.

-I would be dead.
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I am still wondering how they will end up explaining the moment when Lydia woke up with blood stained sheets.
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Doesn't that sort of thing happen to women every month? Biology is confusing.
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Didn't they explain it with the broken mirror and the hurted hand?
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Thank you for that reminder, Meba!
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- Maybe 'Jungle' is like the Bronze on Buffy. They allow teens in but everyone goes and you can get alcohol, but they just card you.



- Is it possible Mrs. Argent isn't Allison's birth mother? She seems really disinterested in her daughter.
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I don't always envision Mrs.A as Allison's birth mom either. Like I cannot envision that woman pregnant...I mean if she did have Allison she probably was all badass and didn't feel any pain or need any drugs or anything, or gave herself a c-section or something crazy like that, but I just don't see her as "mom". Her "disinterest" in her daughter is the least of the reasons why I can't quite wrap my head around that woman. I'm not saying she isn't interesting but when I look at her I found myself wondering things that I shouldn't be focusing on, like how the heck she got married, was it arranged? Or how exactly was Allison conceived...and I don't want to think these things. I just don't.
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I always assumed she had her in a field while picking coffee beans, then went went right back to picking coffee beans. I don't know why she was picking coffee beans, but she makes me think of that, coz that's a thing that happens.
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"Would you have been a better student if Mrs. Argent was your teacher?"

I think I'd have just been shit scared to go to class.
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"*I* know archaic Latin" - heh...wut?



Anyway, this is another time where I ask for something one week, and Teen Wolf delivers it the next. Mrs. Argent as a teacher. I knew it as soon as I saw her shoes. So evil, so good.



Mrs. Argent: "Oh, Alison, I know it's hard sitting so close to Scott, but it's good for you. It makes you strong, honey."



Alison: "Yeah, I guess--"



Mrs. Argent: "AND IF YOU FAIL, I'LL TEAR OPEN HIS CHEST AND DEVOUR HIS SOOOULL!!"



Alison: "Do you *have* to say that every single day?"



One thing I love about this show is that though it's from MTV, the trendy music it shamelessly plugs isn't by anyone big. The gay club could've easily been playing Usher or Dev, but it mercifully had some song I'd never heard and will never hear again. No Nicki Minaj, no Drake (shudder); just random not-that-horrible songs. Sometimes, a miracle is the simple absence of tragedy.



As for the gay club...I already knew I wasn't in the target demographic. Still taking the good with the ab, and regretting nothing.



I think I may have said this already, but Scott's kinda stupid, so that's why he deserves a break this week. If you spend enough time with a dumbass, you know that he really can't be held responsible for group decisions, unless he's in congress (then, they're not really responsible for the decisions, they're just *held* responsible). Chaining Jackson up with chains that wouldn't hold Scott is at least the dumbest thing Alison or Stiles has done this season, if ever. At least Scott in the freezer looked like it had a tiny shot at working. The little human transport van might as well have been made of tin foil. And Alison: making out with a guy in a car in the woods at night...when she *knows* monsters are real. K...



I am starting to think the main Kanima is the Chem teacher. It doesn't mean Grandpa Argent isn't the Alpha; he might not have transformed at all if he's been taking his pills like he should. They're probably just Viagra, anyway.



Someone said something about the Kanima going after a group that killed someone while they were in school, so that makes sense that the Kanima is the Chem teacher dealing out punishment...but again, I don't care about giant lizards that can't speak and have no personalities. I'm saddened that Jackson's one of them, but he'll hopefully find a cure once this crap is over.



As for Alison being bitchy to Lydia, Lydia sucks. I like her character (more last year than now), but she's a horrible person that had something horrible happen to her. It's not like Alison and Lydia are seriously BFF's; Alison's the new girl who got scooped up so Lydia could keep her frenemies closer, and Lydia's so awful, no one else really wants to be her friend. Stiles doesn't count. Wannabe BF's aren't friends; they're wannabe BF's with no game.



(Man Rule: You have approximately your first three interactions with a girl before it's too late to make your move. Should really be your first or second encounter...)



Anyway, Alison could've been nicer, but the interaction didn't feel far from their dynamic. Alison helped save Lydia from Derek and stuck by her after Lydia wrote all that Scott-Greek on the blackboard, Lydia helped Alison with archaic Latin. Seems pretty balanced, typical Californian cohabitation to me.



And Scott and Stiles probably really want those fake IDs back. Aside from the fact that Stiles's ID expired 20 years ago, IDs like that run about $200- $300....so I've heard. Ah, MTV: "At least we're better than you'd expect."
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Yes luv you've said it every week since it started. And I can't get mad because it's kind of true. Scott's dense. Density rubs off...but to be fair it is hard surrounding yourself with geniuses...they're so rare you know? I've been looking for years.



I never got that sense that Lydia and Allison were complete besties. Friends, yes, but not best friends, let's have sleepovers and braid each other's hair while watching rom coms and pigging out on ice cream (is that what teenage girls do? I'm supposed to know these things aren't I? Nevermind) type besties.



C'mon the makeout session was needed for placement branding and of course they had to fit in a typical horror movie cliche...couple in the woods...yada yada...couple shirtless hugging in the middle of the forest in the middle of the night by a ill contained monster/frenemy...yada yada.
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That's what I'm saying with Alison and Lydia. Alison doesn't owe her anything, certainly not the 'rain-or-shine, here-for-you-no-matter-what' treatment. Again, I like Lydia, but she kinda bugs overall, and unless it's life-or-death, her endless issues can wait half a day.



I don't mind the product placement; they do it with every song they play and tell us to check out online. But they could've tossed in the Pandora any time they hopped in a car. I mean, they're gonna play a song they want to promote anyway...



As for Scott, I was giving him a break this week (even though he's a werewolf with super senses...and Stiles just snuck up on him...). He wasn't bad (for him), but Alison and Stiles fell off big time with Jackson. I mean, it's one thing to hook up with your BF while on guard duty, but they weren't even facing the van. And again, those dinky little chains..



So basically...



1) Stiles used puny chains on a Kanima

2) Alison hooked up with Scott in a car in a dark forest

3) While they should've been watching Jackson

4) She wasn't even facing the van

5) And she fell asleep.



That's five strikes for a normally-clever pair...and Scott. C'mon, MTV; we expect better. (Can't believe I meant to say that.)
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How long could they keep this show going before they need to change the name?...
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Also, there seems to be only like 3 months between seasons. Call it 8 seasons and they'd still only be seniors at that rate. So, I guess the name still fits.
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Let's put faith in the actors ability to not age for eight years. I'm up for eight seasons.
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Apparently a while if they're in season two and the main character is only a sophomore.
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I have a question-- they specifically said in this episode that the Kanima was attacking "murderers"...but why do they say that? With the exception of Derek (who's killing of his Uncle could arguably be considered good) we don't know any of them to be murderers. Possibly the young Argent hunter but again that could be considered a good thing because if he did it was probably a werewolf. Isaac's father was certainly a horrible person but as far as we know he didn't murder anyone. I don't think the mechanic was that we know of and certainly not the boys in the nightclub that were attacked. I had been under the impression (I'm not sure why really) that it was going after "bad people" but here they specifically said murderers. Is this an inconsistency in the writing or am I missing something?
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When Derek first told Scott and Stiles that the monster was called a Kanima, Stiles looked it up and all he found was a reference to a jaguar creature (which is kind of what it still looks like in the bestiary) who only goes after murderers. Derek might be wrong about what the creature is called (he isn't exactly known for his knowledge about anything besides controlling the wolf side) and Scott is just trying to both justify Jackson's actions so he isn't an evil creature and trying to fit what they know of a Kanima into the actions Jackson has taken. I think it might be resolved by the fact that whatever Jackson is, it might not be the Kanima so only Gerard knows what he actually is, but there might be a Kanima out there who is a jaguar (wow, expensive) who controls Jackson but the Kanima is controlled by something else.
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So you're saying there is an scale of criatures (Master controls Kanima,Kanima controls some jaguar, jaguar contols Jackson)? I don't think so, I think they rejected the possibility of a jaguar when they saw the real criature they were dealing with (the Kanima, swimming pool scene).



I'm not so sure about what they actually said about the Kanima's purpose: at first they said it's going after murderers, then they said it's just looking for a friend (oh,wait,no...a Master),so... which is the final one? Which one of them does actually mind?
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My thinking is based on an odd basic premise, that with the exception of the threat the Argents pose and ability to control the wolf side, Derek only half knows anything about the mythology or history of supernatural species (he only heard the rumor that if a bitten wolf kills his alpha he reverts back, he only had heard stories about the kanima, I am thinking we learn at some point that pre the fire, Derek hated being a wolf and was trying to live as human a life as possible), so, other than the not knowing what it is, we really only have Derek's word that it is a kanima. Then the bestiary shows a picture of a black cat like animal and Stiles, who seems to find more reliable info, finds reference to a jaguar. So, I am just wondering if Derek is totally wrong as to what Jackson is and he is something else.
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Only over 150 comments? Was hoping that we'd reach 250 but ok. Loving Teen Wolf right now. Awesome that it's a show that makes us think hence with all the theorizing about who the master is. It's quite rare for a show centered on teens these days that challenges our mind. (Take that CW soap dramas!)
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What happened to Derek after the whole slash the Kanima inside the Gay nightclub? Seems to me he would have showed up to make sure Jackson/Kanima was dead? I mean, he seems to just pop up everywhere else! Any thoughts? BTW - Where the heck does Derek live? Can't be the piece of house in the woods.
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I did think it was odd, I figured that Derek followed Scott and Stiles' scents to the club (figuring that he was watching when the Argents showed up and saw Scott) and just was approaching from a better angle than Scott was, but yeah, I wondered why he never showed up in the forest. It would seem that Scott would be a likely suspect to him and also, the second place they were at seemed to be Scott and Alison's meeting place. I would assume Derek knows about that (and the fact that Scott as wolf seems to like the woods a lot).
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He lives in an underground subway station. Yeah, not a very ideal place to live but times are tough when it comes to the economy and I'm not sure that he has buckets of money. Better to live somewhere with a roof over their heads than out on the streets.
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Well he is heir to the family fortune, seeing as how as far as we know he's the only one left. Maybe the money is at Gringotts.
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Or maybe he feels at home only in dusty-dirty-abandoned places....
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Or perhaps the fact that a bunch of werewolf hunters want him dead is keeping him out of the spotlight.
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I think the misterious (not so misterious judging by several scenes of shadow siluets and stuff) Jackson's master is the Argent Grandpa. What I didn't thought it's the possibility of wierd-guy being just on Lydia's mind, that makes totally sense! And I love that possibility :D



And do you think there is a causal connection between Lydia's condition and Jackson's shapeshifting? I mean, when Lydia and Jackson were kissing, Jackson began to transform into the Kanima and previously Scott (I think it was Scott) said that maybe what makes Lydia immune is something in hers saliva and somehow she transfered it to Jackson (to make him immune to a werewolf bite). But it wouldn't explain why Jackson became a Kanima and he just didn't stay human :S
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Maybe Jackson is from an anti-werewolf family with supernatural origins? I don't know, I'm just theorizing right now.
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Maybe, but I think I'm staying with the idea that I read below: Derek saying the bitten shows what we really are. For Jackson, a lonely person (not for his own choice, though he earned that) who nodoby loves (just Lydia, and I'm still thinking about the fact he turned into the Kanima a few seconds after they were kissing) and that drives him into a criature who has the same characterisctics.



And I'm dying about the idea you guys have suggested: Lydia's hallucination-guy is young Peter Hale. Thanks for that thought because it totally makes sense :D~~
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i really liked this show...last year. it seems to have changed this year, as if they have different writers or something. there seems to be many more unanswered questions, like were mentioned in the review. how could lydia NOT know about anything that's going on? why hasn't the grandfather mentioned anything to anybody about seeing scott at the underpass? why did the kanina paralyze all those guys? how could the sheriff STILL be going for stiles' excuses? lydia loses her dog in HER OWN yard! what a scary setup. why let the dog out of your sight with all that's going on? why would stiles think handcuffs and a police wagon would hold a kanina? and on and on. i never had questions like these last year, where characters did really stupid things. plus, the humor seems forced. stiles is nowhere near as funny as he was last year, and the dramatic tension is totally lacking. i was shocked to find the ep was written by the showrunner and directed by the producer. all the shows so far this year feel totally off. anyone else feeling this?
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Totally disagree. This season has had wonderful pacing, the mystery is being well-built, and the character development is ace.



I actually LIKE that the characters are making stupid decisions, like trying to just handcuff Jackson. They're TEENAGERS. I'm so tired of teenagers on shows being absolutely brilliant and having their plans go exactly as they hope they do, because guess what? Teenagers are STUPID. They make BAD choices. What elevates this show from other teen dramas is that, despite its supernatural elements, it's grounded in a sense of realism in how people act.



And I still think the humor is there, it's just far more subtle--it's less in the dialogue and more in how things are filmed, in reaction shots, in the way characters are placed with one another.



And Lydia didn't "lose" her dog. She clearly always let her dog out like that and did it again. The girl is obviously still in some kind of shock/mental trauma from getting attacked, so her actions make some sense.
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Couldn't agree more. I like that they do stupid things and some of them have money troubles & have to work, and even the hero does stuff like falls off the roof when he falls asleep watching over his girlfriend. Much more real. And I like that they were going to the parents when they got in over their heads. In most teenage shows the parents are always made to look like fools and annoyances & the teenagers are made to look brilliant and savvy. In this show the parents have their own stories and they're not perfect but human & doing the best they can just like the kids (or maybe I should say the regular parents...the Argents are different).
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I just feel the opposite :S I think the show is more mature this year, the plot is no so childish (teenager love drama) and the footage is darker and visually amazing (for instance, how the camera is so near to Jackson's pupil when he's having shivers on ep.5 and then the bell rings and the camera zooms out quickly, just reminded me of Requiem for a Dream). And yes, sometimes the tension is forced and the humor is decreased, but those are tipical of this show,hahaha (I think).



And just listening to the OST, this show is awesome xD





P.S. Sorry for my bad English,I'm Spanish :P
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The difference is the pacing. Season 1 was slower with the show laying out the foundations for characters, storylines and relationships, but now all that is done, they can go at break-neck speed and this tends to lead to unanswered questions.
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I actually smiled when I was watching this episode Ok granted I was sleep deprived and I get unusually happy bordering on manical when I'm sleep deprived more than usual, and my smiling is something akin to Wed Adams attempting to get out the Harmony Hut but that's another story. Freakin' awesome episode!

- Grandpa Argent. he does mumble in true curmudgeon fashion, thought I was the only one who could rarely decipher what he was saying due to the accent and grumbliness. I just don't put anything past the not so honorable Argents. I mean no question they took out the schoolboard with the threatening stroke of a crossbow and an icy glare. It would have made so much more sense if Grandpa Argent was Mrs.Argent's father. The guy is just creepy, and I'm choosing to ignore the scene where he's molesting his granddaughter under the guise of giving her a lie detector test. You always check the wrists...casually, people don't work themselves up in a frenzy if you use the wrists vs the neck, and you get a better read. Ahem. Not that I know this from experience.



-I like this theory that he's a figment of Lydia's imagination. That would be fantastic!He's a phantom. Like I can see her playing hard to get in true Lydia fashion, but finding herself enjoying the attention especially since Allison keeps hitting her over the head with this lovey dovey crap that Lydia professes to never have experienced. Lydia falling for a phantom. I'm game for that, sort of. Lydia was rightfully confuzzled this episode and I love that they focused on that. Of course that girl knows Archaic Latin...I don't know why it never dawned on anyone to ask their resident genius anyways. It didn't feel like a forced thing to further the plot either. I actually bought that Lydia would have known Archaic Latin. I swear it's things like that, that keep me loving her and ignoring the fact that she has a dog named Prada. Also intrigued over her being somehow the antidote to lycanthropy etc. How does that work? Sifle Lydia's blood? Magic kisses a la OUaT? Curiosity is peaked.



-Ha ha. I'd say. That was the highlight of my night! Stiles and Scott at a gay bar!! Golden! Especially Stiles! God, I love that guy! he spent the whole time being petted by drag queens and being a bit miffed that no one made any moves on him! And Danny! I think I was biting my fist in nervous anticipation because he's like the best and the mere thought of Reptoid trying to kill him had me nervous. This more Danny screentime is so working for me. I love Danny, partly because he's awesome, sweet, non stereotypical, and a great friend. Partly because he's great to stare at, has some pretty great lines, and aids in Jackson's redemption and Stiles' humor, and okay partly because he sort of reminds me of Jai Rodriguez..especially when he's dancing. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy? Anyone? No? Nevermind, total guilty pleasure of mine. But Stiles and his dad had me in stitches...who comes up with this stuff? Hilarious!! "Dad we need to have a conversation.." ,"You're NOT gay!", "I could be!", "Not with that shirt!" LOL!

-I think the reverse would have happened. I was already a good student but that lady would have scared the intelligence out of me and reduced me to monosyllables and blinking profusely out of sheer panic. I had a teacher like Mrs.Argent. She was a nun. A badass nun. With a wicked ruler.



Stiles is the best friend ever. Even though he suggested death, he totally still bought Jackson sandwiches and put pants on him despite having dude's "junk" all up in his face.Clearly so is Scott. I was proud of his little speech. It warmed my heart a little bit and when Jackson did that Demi single tear and his lip trembled a little I kinda wanted to hug him. But then I went back to wanting to squeeze his neck very tightly, preferably around the coratid artery. I think he's going to flip on them. He's Jackson. Even when he's hearing sweet things his response is to be a jackass. It's half his name.



Ok I missed Derek. I love that guy. He made up for it with the badass pillar crumbling punch and that sexy running he was doing in the beginning. I don't get it, how does one look that good running? When I run I look like a thirsty three legged dog...but then again I only run if someone's chasing me, and there are no other options. Bo Derek I am not. (I know...too old. I'm an old soul okay?) I'm just itching to know more about his werewolf trios purpose...and that darn vet!I have NO idea how this season is going to conclude...it hardly seems plausible that it could end so soon but we're almost there. Great review Price, as per usual!! : ).
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I had to google Bo Derek. So yeah, too old...but thank you. Mama was hot.



If it makes you feel any better, I also had to google Spotify. And DTR and OMGTF (still not exactly sure about that last one). Maybe I'm just in a narrow-but-comfortable range of dated references.
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Aww really? I guess I figured as much, but in my defense it IS a classic scene, dude. C'mon...we're like the same age and now I feel weird again for knowing these things. LOL! She was hot.



Okay that makes me feel a bit better because I had to google those too. Or maybe I'm just the weird girl with a broad range of references that expand beyond my years.
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Haha, I had to google again to find out the scene (maybe it really *is* my friend). I saw exactly that picture, but I didn't know it was the movie 10.



I'd watch it, but I hear from a realiable source that this is the only important scene in the movie. Still, good to know all around.



On a further tangent, I do know a few Marilyn Monroe movies, at least. She was gorgeous, but good lord, her characters were stupid..
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I never seen it. Therefore I wouldn't recommend it.
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I got the reference, but even I'M not old enough to MAKE the reference. I was 3 when that movie came out. Also, call me racist, but white girls can't pull off cornrows, so not hot.
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I've pulled off cornrows...in basic training, they were a necessity. Of course, I'm also half Hispanic and have an olive complexion; maybe that's why it worked.
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Is this payback for messing with you so much saf? If so...kudos! :p
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OK boys I get it. I'm properly scolded. LOL They've redone that scene a million times over the years, pop culture ref that it is, because I sure as hell never seen the movie,I went back to the source dammit.



Eh. I don't know. I've seen a few who could.
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Yeah, I wouldn't recommend any other white girl do it, but I gave her a pass. It's something I'd ignore for a weekend before we'd have to have a talk.



I've seen a few Asian girls pull it off, but it may've been that everyone was too afraid to say anything. It doesn't exactly scream 'good girl.'
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Sleep deprived, really? Didn't notice anything reading your little speech. And for one not so fluent in English! ^^

Anyway, I'm smiling, giggling, laughing out loud and biting my nails like a schoolgirl while watching an episode of Teen Wolf. I'm sure we'd have a blast watching it together.

-So, Lydia has a ghost? I hadn't thought of that but she seems to be the only one interacting with that guy. I'm starting to ask myself what's in her bloodline. Lydia's not the dog's! If she's immune to the werewolf bite then she can't be a "plain" human, I think.

-And now, that I read about Danny being the target of the Kanima, I'm starting to rethink my theory of its master. How would Grandpa Argent know about the Notebook in Danny's car or even that he taped himself on the night of the full moon? Could it be the creepy photography kid? And why did Jackson turn into a Kanima, anyway? I'd like to have those pages and have a go with them and babelfish or some other site who can provide instant translations of Archaic Latin (sorry, that's not one of the languages that I speak or read).

-You're absolutely right about Derek and the way he moves. I'd have to add to the list that sometimes my tongue falls out of my mouth while watching TW. I have read somewhere that Tyler wanted to become a professional Baseball player, so he's have to be a quick runner but he has an innate grace in his (beautifully) sculpted body that is amazing to watch. So, I'm looking forward to another chase, there!

-And, of course, the icing on my cake is reading (and commenting) Price's incomparable photorecap. There I go all over again and start to giggle, laugh and basically wet my pants! :D

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I'm almost always sleep deprived. LOL We probably would!



Clearly Lydia is special in the best possible way imaginable on this show and I can't wait to figure out how that is!



LOL! I was totally squinting at that sucker and thinking the same thing!



You put that so eloquently. I salute you my friend! I pretty much summed it up as him being too hot for his own good. It is true though. He does have a graceful way of moving that draws you in and everything. I love that guy. I truly do.



Price's recaps have been known to literally make my day. <3 them...and him for giving me laughs when I need them.
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Teen Wolf party over heeere! & I'm right there with you about Derek...he's a good choice to play a wolf I think because he has that innate physicality but there's also something about his features that seems vaguely wolfy...something about his mouth & maybe the eyes idk. Because he's...wow, just...wow.
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I totally get what you're saying
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I think the creepy new kid might be the original alpah

that somehow brought back to life or is a spirit

he really look like a young version of the actor in thye first season

I also think the consler at school is the kanima master

and she did gave alison the wrong

translation on purpse
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The obvious person for the master would be the grandfather how it just stood there but, this show doesnt do obvious so i say Lydia's counsler since she was the one who said friend to cover her tracks.



P.S i always thought something was up with the chemistry teacher since season 1
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So, I rewatched it (and it was actually better the second time around), I am curious about what initiates Jackson's change, it seems to happen most frequently when there are werewolves nearby who are in a heightened emotional or otherwise state (i.e,. Isaac's fear of his father, I am not sure about the mechanic and the hunter, but Boyd's excitement, the pack's anticipation at a fight, and Scott getting it on with Allison no more than twenty feet away).



I am curious about the new guy (like, I want to go back to our first meeting with him and see if the guidance counselor looked at him at all), but there does have to be some Hale connection, whether it is a young Peter or just a relative trying to figure out what happened (I kind of like the idea that in inherited werewolves when an alpha dies of like natural causes his or her first born will take on the role of alpha and maybe this kid was expecting that to happen and is trying to figure out what happened and knows Lydia to be part of his father's pack or should be, I suppose this question will be asked if he approaches Scott and Lydia together as the people that should be part of his father's pack). I think that would have a greater impact on the story between Derek and Scott because this boy might start a pack war and try and get Scott and Lydia (provided she turns) on his side.
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I have a couple theories on what initiates the change- one is that the Master who is controlling Jackson is somehow initiating it. Another is that it is actually Jackson's own heightened emotional state that makes it begin. We have seen Jackson turn three times-- first on the videotape when he was very excited for the full moon thinking he would wolf out; second when he & Lydia were fighting and then kissing; and third after overhearing Scott & Stiles' conversation that made him tear up. The other times a Kanima was present we don't know for sure that it wasn't a second Kanima as is the popular theory, or if it was Jackson, what might have precipitated the change.
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I thnk its when he gets wood. 1) nighttime erection 2) kissing lydia (then straight to the gay bar) 3) fear boner.
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I love this show! Pretty much the best summer tv there is. That being said, each episode seems to have one thing which is so mind-fuckingly stupid that I just can't even, ugh. Like Lydia in the backseat of Stiles' jeep and this week Danny just tossed his tablet into the car, closed the door, and sauntered away while it was still (probably) in plain sight. Who DOES that?!?! Laptops/tablets are things that you hide under a coat, in a backpack, or better yet; LEAVE. AT. HOME.

Thankfully, each episode also has one side-splittingly funny moment (funnier than the rest) which redeems itself for it's stupidity. This week it was the whole Stiles-claims-to-be-gay-but-not-in-THOSE-clothes-followed-by-an-indignant-"I-could-be" moment.

Price's Questions:

1. Grandpa, unless they're going for another obvious/unexpected thing.

2. Pls. specify: creepy Lydia-phantom or creepy Alison-photographer?

3. I would *totally* hang out at Jungle. ...and I don't really even LIKE clubs/bars.

4. Hell. No. (Sorry Photo-Recapping Overlord, but I don't understand your fascination with her.)
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I've lived in places where you could leave a laptop in an unlocked car and no one would touch it (I've also lived in places where you couldn't leave a quarter in the cup holder or someone would smash your window to get it).
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Were we neighbors?
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I know sometimes I totally leave $3000 on the dashboard of my car with a sticky note that says "Please Don't Touch" on it. People don't do that? Should I stop?! Of course I only do that when I'm driving. When I'm the passenger I totally plastered my face against the window and finger "Help" into the glass to practice my backwards spelling.



1.I'm thinking Grandpa too. TW has totally screwed with me here because now I'm going for the most obvious in case they're attempting to surprise us with what's right in front of our eyes. My head hurts from considering all these possibilities now. No one should have to think this hard. It hurts. LOL

2. Creepy for short will cover all the bases.

3. I TOTALLY would too! That club looked like so much fun and I don't really do clubs.

4. Between you, me, and the couple hundred folks reading this. I don't get it either.



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Ah ah about question 2, you are right, there are so much "creepy" character on this show!

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I can't believe i'm saying this, but i actually like your recaps of teen wolf more than tvd! Im guessing its because its less convoluted? anyway, i love lydia`s part in the story. And honestly, how cerebral and anti-animal she is. She pays attention to absolutely no instinct, because she is always rationalizing and over analyzing everything, and the fact she never fell madly in love only proves my point. I think she's keeping the virus in check just by sheer brain power, she's that bad ass.
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Also I was on board with the theory that it was a different Kanima's venom and that's why it affected Jackson, but I also like what they said in the episode- that it affected him because he was in his human state...interesting. Again toying with the idea that he's a split personality of sorts.



I also cannot overstate the love I have for the raccoon story...Perfect! lol
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I love how they're playing with the idea of our psyches affecting our supernatural manifestation...very interesting. Derek said that the bite reflects who we actually are inside...Jackson is adopted and seems to have some issues with abandonment and seeking acceptance and love, so he turns into a creature that seeks a master (arguably a metaphor for parents).



And I don't know where they're going with Lydia's storyline but I like the theory of hallucinating a young Peter Hale. If he is a hallucination the psyche idea could also apply to her because she's lonely & feels others don't make time for her so when she gets bitten she hallucinates someone who is interested in her and wants to spend time with her. I also like how they have two of the most popular kids at school also be two of the loneliest. Well done TW.

Even if Lydia's storyline ends up having nothing to do with hallucinations it's still a fun idea to play with in the meantime lol.
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I am between the idea of him being the hallucination, or more accurately, somehow Peter Hale got in her head and realized he wasn't getting through to her as an adult and figured returning to his 16 year old form would be a way to get through to her (I still wonder what happened to her on the full moon, talk about her being abandoned, did no one think to at least drive by her house, and was the next morning the one where she punched out the mirror? she didn't heal, but, you wonder...). But as they might be accused of just making her into Jeremy from TVD, I am intrigued by the idea that he is either Peter's son or some other younger relative of the Hales who isn't a wolf, but has some stuff going on that Lydia might too, and he is looking for Derek (for good or bad, who knows). I am guessing this week's episode which looks super dramatic has that be the quiet storyline but the one that provides the biggest bombshell (like, I am guessing Erica dies from something Jackson does and that will be the focus, but Derek goes a little nuts and runs into the new kid and Lydia and they have the "Derek?" and "?")
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Seems like it almost has to be something like that with him, otherwise it would be awfully strange that he lives right by her house & goes to school with her and yet she has no idea. Granted it is Lydia, but still. So curious to see what it turns out to be :)
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Ohh! I totally <3 you for all of this!!! I'm into the whole theory about the manifestation being refelctive of their psyche too...such a Psych geek! But yeah...and young Peter Hale...genius!
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Thanks guys!
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Relly nice your intel about Lydia!
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Am I the only one who can't get a grasp on Allison's character? I don't know what it is, but for each of the other characters, I feel like I know what they'd do in certain situations, and what motivates them. I know it's not the writing, I know it's not Crystal Reed's acting...it's probably just me, but I sometiems have no idea why she does or says what she does her says. Sometimes she's borderline b****y and others she's overly sympathetic and others she's just a mellow, chillaxed teen girl, which makes sense, most teenagers are like that...there's just something about her that makes it hard to know where her loyalties lie. Perhaps that's deliberate, and it actually is the writers, and they'll toy with the idea of what drives her later on. I know she's part damsel in distress and part badass, which is a lot easier to appreciate than a teenage girl who's either entirely incapable of defending herself or is TOO capable of defending herself, but outside of how she takes care of herself when there's conflict of some sort...I just don't know. Is it just me? She's the only character I don't fully feel I understand at this point.
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I think Alison is very conflicted about everything and she gets really frustrated sometimes and that comes off as impatience. Another thing I keep wondering is how long has she actually been going to school versus being home schooled, you would think the Hunters would want to train young and keep the education regulated and only deposit their children in the general populace when they know what to look out for, though the fact that she is enrolled might just show Chris' influence on her upbringing). Then once she learns about everything, she knows she is constantly behind the eight ball and probably has a nagging doubt in her head all of the time about Scott and if and when he might turn on her (I am betting he is past that stage and Derek likely wouldn't let him regress as both of them are focused on control) and the fact that she doesn't like or trust any of the other werewolves, so she knows she is making an exception. Then, like with Lydia, now my first thought with the dog in the backyard was, come on, other than in her head, she is someone we can not worry about for the remainder of the season. So, Alison comes home and there this girl she thought she didn't have to worry about weirdly sitting in the dark. Then her family is totally screwed up and her father is being closed mouth and cryptic about her training but she is being bombarded with threatening and crazy messages from both her mother and grandfather and other than the fact she did not agree with Kate's actions regarding the fire, she never really lied to her. I think Scott is one questionable action away from making her distrust him, which we will find totally heartbreaking and unfair to him because we will know it is for a good purpose because only Stiles seems to realize (but Derek is catching on too and Jackson better put 2 and 2 together) that Scott only acts for the good of others.
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I get a feeling that will happen too. They've hinted at strain - and even that heart to heart in the car in this episode is a pretty good sign. Characters only ever have conversations of such importance about any one topic when things concerning said topic are about to go sour...methinks Allison and Scott have some tough times ahead.
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Ahhh CG! I think I get what you mean. I think it's deliberate. I think for the most part regardless of what's going on with the other main characters Allison is will probably forever be the wild card. She does have moments where you kind of can't help but question some things. I think when it comes to her friendships, understanding her can be a bit murky. I think it's a different twist on showing someone who is all consuming with her bf. I think with Scott you get a sense of where she stands but then when she's playing off of other characters she can be a wee bit confusing.
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Exactly! There's something almost vague about her sometimes.
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A couple times in this episode I wondered about things that seemed a little out of character- like Allison not supporting Lydia or Stiles wondering about throwing Jackson to the wolves (ha!)...but then I thought that's actually kind of true to life. Sometimes people don't react the way we expect, especially teenagers, like you said...one day they're caring and supportive, the next they can be whiny & self-involved. Although I do like Allison, she's probably the character I am the least drawn to...she's just so "perfect". All the others have their strengths but also flaws...I'm not sure we've seen any real character flaws in her yet. So maybe her reaction to Lydia was an attempt at that. And as for Stiles & the Jackson thing, I know that was injected to set up Scott's big "hero" moment, but it also shows how people can have different feelings at times...despite being a caring person we might all have a momentary feeling of "ugh...can't we just let him take care of it himself?"
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I view Allison as a very strong, independent, hard-nosed young woman, and she's been that fairly consistently. I read her dismissal of Lydia as a sign of her FINALLY feeling overwhelmed--or at least finally showing it--about the position/situation she's in. It felt true and real, not fabricated and forced as often seems the case when characters get dismissive. That is, it made sense to me that, in that moment, she would treat Lydia like that.



I do, however, agree that she comes across as more one-dimensional than some of the other characters, but I think that's a symptom of just how well characters like Jackson and Lydia have been given many layers. Hopefully she'll get her turn. We've seen hints of it in her "training" and her pseudo-betrayal in the second episode when she shot the hunter with her arrow, but I want to see more!
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Well said. Like I said above, I do like Allison & on another program she might be one of my favorite characters. But this show has given us so many layered and resonant personalities that by comparison she does come across more one-dimensional. And I think you're spot-on in your reasoning for why she reacted that way...it seemed out of character at first, but in reality even the best of us would have moments like that under such circumstances. And I agree, I think the writers have touched on some things with her but I would love to see those expanded and see more layers because she has the potential to be a really kick-ass character!
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Another good point. Sometimes I need people to come along and give me a good ol' shot of logic.
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Mermaids? They'll never work here. Where are they gonna find a beach in a small, landlocked, Lacrosse-playing state like California?
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Good point. Vampires and faeries are a no-no.

And...mermaids? No, I'm not too opposed to mermaids. Don't get me wrong, it would be weird, but mermaids have no part in anything anymore. Show the merpeople some love. Though, perhaps a show called Teen Wolf is the wrong place to do that...no mermaids.
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I hope not anything. If all of a sudden the place is invaded by vampires and fairies I will be sorely disappointed.
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That's one thing I really like about Teen Wolf. At this point anything is possible. Literally anything. Even the most obvious thing is possible, and frankly I love that. The popular theory is that the Blue Eyed stalker guy is a young Peter Hale, and that by no means rules it out as a possibility. It's like the Jackson reveal. All I could do was grin and think 'I see what you did there, Jeff.'
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Agreed...It will be curious to see how the Argent family storyline will play out, much more to be mined there...but I'm also much more interested to see where they are taking the Lydia story. Funny since in the first season I didn't care that much for her but once they started fleshing out her character she became much more interesting to me. Not too often that we can't guess where a story is headed in most shows nowadays but with Lydia or the Kanima I'm not sure...love that!
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I agree, although I am far more interested in what is going on with Lydia right now. But I do enjoy seeing Allison's allegiances become tricky, as you say, because I feel like that's when her character really starts to get tested, and we get a better idea of what she's defined by. We haven't seen enough of that just yet.
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I'm hoping that when the Kanema storyline starts to wind down, we'll get more refocused on Allison's difficulties with her family. I think this is what made the last few episodes of season 1 and the first episode of season 2 so compelling, before we got the equally compelling Kanema story. Allison's allegiances become very tricky, and let's be honest, every scene where Scott and Allison are together with Mr. and Mrs. Argent is pretty much the best (the dinner scene from "Abomination, for example, which I think is this show at its best), and the opportunities there will really be nice to see explored.
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I never really looked at it that way...but now that you say it,I agree, in any other show I'd probably appreciate the character a lot more. I guess it's just rare to have so many characters going against cliche, and Allison's just a pretty straight forward character thus far, so I guess I just don't have as much to latch onto in terms of who she is, as I would Lydia or Jackson.
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I thought Jackson was after Danny because of the last episode saying he wasn't his type. That would have been hilarious. Causal Gay Moments are hilarious, poor Stiles!! i love how Scott openly accepted a lifetime commitment with Alison, like i bet he said that cause he thought we would get laid, but jackson ruined that chance

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I was very confused for a minute there. Would a Causal Gay Moment be a moment that causes a lizard man to hunt you down at a gay night club for spurning him? Or is it more of a quantum physics thing? Observation of a gay moment implies causation of a gay moment?
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You could indeed cause a gay moment just by observation. Perhaps a gay in the wild notices you noticing him, and while he may not actually approach you, said noticing may give him the impetus to spark his own gay moment with his intended. The possibilities are endless.
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I think we're going to need some chalk and a blackboard for this.
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We could do an overhead projector and transparencies "Hush" style.
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The grandfather is probably the master according to me.
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Poor Jackson and his lone tear. Hopefully he will remain shirtless for the rest of the season.



Also, I believe Jackson's birth parents are the reason he became a Kanima. I hope they explore that more.



Am I not smart or what? I totally called that Kanima shit! lmao



I can't take Allison's mom seriously - she's so one-dimensional evil. Although I liked seeing her speak to Allison a bit in this episode.



I keep wondering how old Derek is. People say Derek's driver's license says he was born in 1988 so he is why-don't-you-take-a-seat-over-there years old?



I just didn't really like how gung-ho Stiles was to kill Jackson or Allison's dismissive attitude towards Lydia.

Although, Stiles was pretty gung-ho to let Derek die at the end of s1 and then he spent two hours cuddling him in a pool to keep him alive, so within a few episodes he'll probably be throwing himself in front of a truck for Jackson.



Stiles was adorable when he tried to lie and say he was gay to his dad. I wasn't his biggest fan in season 1 because I thought he was over-acting and he wasn't believable but he got sooo much better! And this scene was just A+!



Lol what if that guy romancing Lidya is actually uncle Peter? All of that is really weird to me.



Hahahaha that sex scene in the car! So hilarious! If this was a soap opera, she'd get pregnant with his half wolf babies and there would be family angst~



Danny is the best. Soon, he might replace Jackson as my fave.

Okay okay...let's not go THAT far...



"If any place needed security cameras, it's here."- and Mystic Falls high school.



lol did anyone else notice the "girl screams" @ the gay club scene



This is such a troll show, I love it.

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I've always viewed Stiles as the Xander of the group. Didn't Xander suggest killing friends-who-are-monsters (and Cordelia) on more than one occasion?
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Yeah, but like Stiles, he was all talk and didn't have to deliver on such extreme solutions. So much talk, Xander.
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lol I didn't watch that show
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You never watched Buffy?? Oh, you are so lucky! You can see it (and love it) for the first time...A chance most of us will never have (again)! :P
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buildam2005 I think I love you. lol!
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@Sara (your comment below): it might be old, but it won't seem ridiculous. Okay, admittedly, the first season is super campy, but about halfway through season two it elevates itself to a level unparalleled, particularly when you consider when it was made (late 90s, early 2000s), which was before shows really took the crazy risks and storytelling swings they take now. Buffy, I would argue, elevated teenage-centric television to a new level. I can't think of another show that so delicately, passionately, and complexly dealt with the issues one goes through while growing up, facing losing one's innocence, and experiencing real loss, hardship, and growth. It has, without a DOUBT, a good half dozen of the best episodes of television ever made by any television series. You'll know them when you see them. And, if you like Teen Wolf, you'll see just how much Buffy influenced its dialogue, characters, and pacing. It remains (Buffy, that is) my favorite show of all time, and the fact that it didn't win every damn award out there when it was aired is the biggest travesty in television history.



In other words, it was a'ight.
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lmaooo but isn't it like old and now might seem kinda ridiculous? xD
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Actually I remember him arguing against it when Buffy wanted to kill Anya in S7. He did want to kill Angel with Faith one time but Angel was not a friend at the time and was actively terrorizing them. Am I forgetting an instance? And everyone suggested killing Cordelia LOL
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Seems like he wanted to kill Spike pretty much all the time? I can't remember a specific instance.
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That was actually @ safibwana. I've been complaining about the reply stacking around here. I hate using @'s, but this is what happens when I don't.
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True. I meant friend in the "I agree not to rip your throat out for now" kind of way lol.
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Eh, I'd say when they had Spike tied to that chair, he was about as much of their friend as Jackson was in the prison transport, give or take.
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Oh yeah Spike...hmm now I have to think. They stopped him from committing suicide...& I don't remember them actively trying to kill him once he became a friend.
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Derek was born in 88? Somehow I hadn't envisioned that. Works for me. :) Eighties babies for the win y'all.



Stiles didn't bother me a bit. I think it fits with Stiles. In his duo with Scott he's clearly the rational one. He's more brains than emotion (and brawn)...and Scott works on emotions. In this instance Scott working on emotions happen to be more rational. I think Stiles spills out what the logical thing is at the time, and yeah logically speaking I probably would have suggested that they kill jackson too...but when it came down to it I would have had obvious pause. Stiles spent most of the episode trying to help Jackson out and tend to him a bit. Suggesting death was practical. Same with how he is with Derek. I think Stiles voices "the greater good" most of the time.



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yeah it just bothered me a bit because he says one thing and then does differently...he's so contradictory lol
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He was born in 88? He is younger than me!?! I have to find the actor's age to win back my self-esteem...
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lol the actor was born in '87



big difference xD
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I know Meba because that so rarely happens!
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Ah ah....Damn...No difference then! But I like that the actor's age mirrors the character's age....nice!

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The thing I get from Stiles is that he's all talk. He literally says some of the most ridiculous things, and then completely contrdicts himself. He can borderline annoying in that way, but Dylan O'Brien somehow prevents the character from ever crossing over into that territory. I genuinely don't think Stiles would ever actuall kill him, and if the decision was made TO kill Jackson, he'd be blabbing about how 'Well maybe we should try to help first'. I know people like that...all talk. Possibly the only thing that will ever irritate me about Stiles. Although now that I reread it, I realize you summed up my comment far more eloquently and with fewer words, so I'mma shaddup now.
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hahah yeah I agree
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You didn't like Stiles in Season 1??? BLASPHEMER!!!
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I liked some of his moments when he was being casual and wasn't throwing lame jokes the writers thought we should find funny xD
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And, erm, I think Stiles was being sarcastic. I doubt he actually WANTED to kill Jackson.
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no, I think he was serious there tbh
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I know I know I was just saying that he didn't see the whole situation when he said that, he really thought that was a solution, idk that's how that scene translated to me , but then again his actions are always contradictory to his words, that's what I said too
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Hmm. I read it differently. It's been fairly well established that Stiles simply doesn't have that kind of heartless, cold instinct in him. So if he said it, he could only have been briefly entertaining it. The fact that he went so far as to steal a police vehicle to house Jackson in when they certainly could have just killed him while he was passed out indicates that he does want to help, to me at least.
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I get what you're saying, I even said it in the original comment lol





I just said that in that moment when he said it, I think he actually considered it.
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Stiles doesn't have the heart to actually see someone he knows get killed. How many times has Stiles wanted to see Derek die? Yet every time Derek's life is in Stiles' hand, Stiles chooses to save him.



If Stiles was in a situation where Jackson's life was in his hands, I bet my life that Stiles wouldn't let Jackson die regardless of what he is. Stiles just isn't that type of person to just see someone he personally knows well outright get killed.



Stiles may have been suggesting to kill Jackson, but he never really meant it completely.
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I figure the Kanima's master is either Grandpa Argent or, in a bit of a non-twist, Jackson's adoptive father.



The deal with that creepy new kid is creepiness. Just... creepy. His extremely quick and forward attempts at hitting on Lydia were... creepy.



I think the carding system was actually a tad strict. Considering there was a bouncer carding people outside, the bartender carding people again felt a bit excessive. Of course, he was right to do so, but still...



I doubt I'd have been a better student if Mrs. Argent was my teacher. She seems strict, and strict teachers never brought out the best in me. Then again, neither did any other teacher. I suck.
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Prices photo-recaps fit Teenwolf like my arse fits a bucket.

Well done sir.

And the LaCrosse-Bullying theory is very compelling - sold for me!
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I like the creepy new kid, he's charming. And I hope he's not only in Lydia's head because she deserves to have someone put her first. That being said I am a little worried that the kid is some sort of projection/ apparition of a young Peter Hale, idk it's just a thought. And on a completely different note i'm predicting that the last episode of the season is going to be titled "Alpha" and Scott will get himself some red eyes.
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You mean, like Stiles already does? That would make this dude redundant.
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Did anyone else get 'In Da Club' stuck in their head when you read the title of the recap?
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I did but when I got to the bit about "I'll be watching you" I totally transferred to The Police. I got eclectic taste in music like that. LOL
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I didn't know Bo Derek, but I did know "I'll be watching you." That should win me a little redemption..
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Consider yourself redeemed dude. ; )
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Grandpa Argent is the Master. I'm calling it!

I also love the casual gay treatment. <3
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1. If it aint the chemistry teacher .... i aint knw who it is

2. he is a creature...... idk

3. when i was 16 i was gettin into clubs and getting drinks with no id card

4. YES! she scares me XD
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Oh and hats of to you Price, I cracked up at the last photo, "It's latin for twist"!!! the best!!!!
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My fave was "Pls raise yourself better, ok, bye for a few weeks".
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You cant see me now but I am doing a slow clap in honor of the writers. Well done. They take a complete dick, who treats people like crap with his superior attitude and make us care with a single tear. Bravo writers!!! Bravo indeed!

Lets discuss, shall we? The venture into Jungle was great, Stiles scene with his dad after the attack was great (well every scene with Stiles) Jackson's human moment not including the seconds after when scales appeared on his hand was great. Moments with both the mums was great, the fact that Lydia asked creepy guy (no not the one with camera) if there was a non-rapist reason for being in her backyard is great and the best thing was that Lydia named her dog Prada!! Haha classic Lydia!!!

Anywho, the questions:

1. I have no clue. I have no clue, murder? Revenge, maybe?

2. The creepiest thing about him is that I dont think they have mentioned a name. Whether Lydia just knows it coz he is in her class, she just doesnt realize she doesnt know his name or maybe they did mention it and I didnt notice. But seriously with all the creepy people in TW calling him the creepy kid is going to get really confusing really quick.

3. Maybe, I'm a straight girl, Ilove going to gay bars with my gay friends, but their security is usually pretty strong. However, the bouncers are usually straight so a little clevage usually works wonders when getting in.

4. If Mrs Argent was my teacher I would crap myself if I ever forgot to do homework!!!

By the by this was my favourite part:

Stiles: "Oh, my god! Oh my god! Could this get any worse?"

Jackson moans...

Stiles: "That was rhetorical!!"



Oh Stiles you crack me up!!! I I am really looking forward to next week. I really wanna see Stiles and Scott tell the Sherriff everything!!! I dont think Jackson will actually do anything, I hope!!!!
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one minor complaint ->why doesn't stiles tell lydia everything already?! i mean she's super intelligent she'll get it
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Or maybe he could give her hints of what's going on and let her figure it all out by herself. So no one would give her the awkward "there are supernatural creatures in this town" talk.
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Why Stiles? That's clearly Alison's duty.
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how is it 'clearly' alisons duty?? it's all (alison, stiles, scott) of their duties if they are her friends, so maybe they can do it together. the all 'keeping her in the unknown to protect her' is always a bad strategy and if she was really set on finding out what the hell is going on she can get hurt..



i say stiles because that would give him an opportunity to get closer to the girl he has a crush on :)
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I agree that Allison is the friend. I mean later on it could help to confer with Stiles the hopeless human out of the bunch with no strong ties...but as far as breaking all the news it would have to be Allison. She's the only one Lydia actually listens too. She's dismissive of Stiles, she's easily bored talking to Scott, and Jackson sure as heck wouldn't do it. Lydia would take some convincing as it is and unfortunately she doesn't take Stiles too seriously for that type of conversation.
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He's not so much a friend. She's his crush, which means his motivations are not pure. If Lydia and Alison are show-up-in--each-others-rooms-for-a-talk close then Alison is the right person. Or possibly Scott because his secret is the biggest. It isn't Stiles place to reveal secrets that aren't his. He's the last person who should be telling her.
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one more thing -> stiles is the only one of the bunch who is not a werewolf, kanima, hunter of supernatural creatures etc. so i think his perspective is the most helpful one for someone who is just discovering this world of creatures
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I know just tell her already. He knows how smart she is!!! But she also did not handle it very well when she saw the Alpha outside the video store in season 1 and Stiles knows that!!!!
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Yeah, Stiles decided it was better for her not to know ( seeing Lydia under pills) and he is keeping his decision...Allison is a really crappy friend btw...
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Allison is caught between a web where she has to choose to either be loyal to her family or her friends. She doesn't want to see anyone she cares about get hurt. And to Allison, keeping Lydia in the dark seems like a way to protect her, but ultimately Lydia is going to find out before this season ends. She has to.



It's sort of like when Elena and everyone else kept Jenna out of the loop about vampires. She did it because she thought she was protecting her. I think we have to realize that these characters are just teenagers with a whole lot going on in their lives that sometimes they just don't know what to do right away.



Allison isn't a bad friend, she's just in a state where she doesn't know what to do and doesn't want to see people get hurt. She has so much going on, and as a teenager, it's hard to have it all weigh on your shoulders like it is.



Allison isn't Lydia's only friend either. There's Stiles, Scott, and even Jackson who could let her in on the know. But knowing how Lydia is as a person, they are trying to protect her the best they can by keeping her out of the know for now.
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Yes, but Allison seems to me like that friend you have that disappears every time she finds a boyfriend....Lydia is never her priority...I get that she is conflicted, and that she has literally Scott's life in her hands, but even if they do not want to tell Lydia, you do not ignore your best friend when she is clearly going insane...
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the show is in the zone! right? really good episode, and season two in general



awwww lydia has a mcdreamy



the argents are just craaaaaaaaaazy!!! love it! lol
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A lot of people think the kid is a young version of Peter Hale (someone on Tumblr called him a Hale-ucination haha) that Lydia is seeing. That seems pretty likely to me.
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Wow, half-way through the season already. Time flies by so fast. Now onto the questions...



1. I think the master is Jackson's biological Dad. I remember someone theorizing that Jackson's real family might have supernatural roots so it makes sense that his Dad might be the master with its external main focus on Jackson and no one else. His game plan however, is maybe to exact his vengeance for some reason and/or to eradicate his enemies which could also include other supernatural creatures (not just werewolves) in order to find a cure for his reptiliancy.

2. The kid could be someone Lydia met in the past/in a dream and her memories can cause him to actually exist which could mean that she has some powerful and unknown supernatural abilities that could be equally important to the plot.

3. Don't know what a carding policy is since I don't go to nightclubs.

4. No, I don't scare easily.

An overall great episode! It'll be refreshing if the parents were in the loop. Love Stiles' scenes with his Dad. But I need more Danny! He's on his way to becoming my fave character but then there's Stiles. Oh what the hell, both of them are number 1!!! Everyone wins!

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1. If Jackson's biological dad is in the picture, won't he be a Kanima as well? Then he would also have a master... in that case sending Jackson for adoption will be MORE plausible than ever. Think about it... Lydia's translation is that Kanima seeks a master... some kind of weird ritual by someone who knows about Jackson's "other" identity might be taking advantage but Jackson might not be fully under control (again Grandpa Argent or Chem teachr comes in). Oh well we can only speculate :) [I'm telling you this has so strong vibes of Djinn mythology, that picture on Latin manuscript was interesting!]



2. I'm telling you guys, Lydia will be revealed to some awesome fairy or powerful witch. :P
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What if Jackson's Dad is the only master? The master of all Kanimas.
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And Lydia...hmmm...she's a tough nut to crack...

I defenitly think that Peter is somewhat linked to her now....lingering inside her subconscious for whatever reason besides the occasional scares.



Remeber the scene from "Ice Pick" in the ice-skating arena? Peter was shown below the ice-surface. This probably was meant to tell us what was going on with her mind. Peter is inside her mind, under the surface.



Maybe that young fella is just another way for Peter to communicate with Lydia...which would make him a halucination...



BUT...since when can halucinations carry a dog?! O-o
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Maybe he wasn't carrying the dog, maybe that was a hallucination as well?!
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I love that nearly everyone calls Jackson's Dad, "Mayor Lockwood"! Brings back memories of the early days of TVD.
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Yeah the days when the kids went to school and the love triangle was only slightly annoying.
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True dat.
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The Show does get better and better indeed... I just hope that the final pay-offs and the season final can live up to the current quality!



I hardly doubt that Grandpa Argent is the current master of the Kanima(s). He definitely is trying to become the master though (as he said: best way to get rid of an enemy is to let someone else do the job).

There was this brief moment between Grandpa Argent and Scott during the fight-scene when Scott body-checked the Kanima to protect Grandpa.....maybe that was the favor he asked Scott to do for him earlier. Basically to ensure his safety, should the "I'm your master"-shananigans not work on the Kanima.



Also the killed people are in no way related to Granni in any way....why would he order a hit on a former Lacross-player/mechanic or Isaac's dad for that matter?!?



That's why I personaly think that Matt, the "creeptographer", is the current master:



- Isaac and him are both in the Lacross-team, so be probably knew about the abusive behaviour of Isaac's father.

- The mechanic was a former Lacross player....so Matt may have a personal agenda with him.

- Matt is obsessed with Alisson....so killing the Hunter who abducted her was an act of protection.

- Danny was restoring the lost video-footage, which would unveil Jackson as the Kanima...so to cover up the tracks and links Danny would have to be silenced.



Well...at least Matt is the only one on the show that can be linked to any of the murderers as far as I can see...
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Good point...

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Does this guy EVER have his shirt on? Come on... I'm 100% for equal rights, so where are all the topless ladies?
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They're on the internet. It's called porn.
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Took the words out of my mouth.
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Then the shirtless guys should also be reserved for the Internet.
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Shirtless dudes have been being exploited since the days of Kirk Douglas in Spartacus and Charlton Heston in Ben Hur.
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Nah, they've got some catching up to do before we defer to equal rights.
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Wow this season is going by pretty quickly we are half way through the series. I could've sworn it started like 2 weeks ago and we're already on episode 6.
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This episode was better and your recap is the best, Mr. Price. Your recap is up nearly 3 am here but it's totally worth it. :D



Wow. Simply Wow! Way to go teen Wolf, changing the story on literally heels above head.





Kenema is not seeking friend. It seeks master. It is controlled by someone. I DID NOT see that coming. (But kinda sounds like Djinn from 1001 Arabian Nights don't you think?)



Jackson is being a big a$$ as always, but I believe those tears were genuine. He really might feel lonely and want freedom from the bondage of his master/masters, subconsciously. And I've powerful assumptions that Grandpa Argent is the 'Master' (His adoptive father could also be the one). But the science teacher is somewhat blurring from the candidature, or I thought so... after you recap now I feel that he is the stronger contender. Grandpa Argent said about knowing thy enemy. He will probably use either of Supernatural raging battle beast to wipe each other out.



But I fear where the story will ultimately lead to! Jackson is a great anti-thesis v/s Scott right now. I don't want that build up to just wash away with 'Kill Kenema' story-line. Also that last cliffhanger was so much of a red herring. If one thing I'm getting from this show is, throw the analytic mind out before watching it and be intuitive... that way it will always be near to your own speculation (I KNOW how weird it sounds. LOL)



Go Lydia! She is awesome, archaic Latin!!! Super cool. Now I like her even more. Her immunity and her brain-power, I won't be surprised if in some recent episode she's revealed to be like this super powerful rebirth of long revered 'Witch' of all time (Or belonging to the lineage of one! )



That boy from classroom was not imaginary (I think so). But it wouldn't be surprising if he turns out to be younger lingering soul of Peter. In Lydia's mind that is. But that boy's stances were more than aggressive i.e. he was adamant and had few mannerisms as Peter (dunno, may be I'm imagining things)



Stiles and Scott are going to be in so much trouble. LOL

Stiles is rocking as always and his comic timing is marvelous. Yes I agree with you Mr. Price! Gay bar scene was important and was written very aptly. No OTT. I'm still giggling over the fact that Stiles was annoyed that he wasn't appreciated even at a Gay bar. Roflmao. Oh man! and Danny satisfied that his ex was paralyzed too. Lolol.



Scott, loosing attention when a potential breakout from Kenema could happen any moment, by overflowing teen hormones (Rofl). So cliche, yet so hilarious and exciting. Totally a requisite for story and unnecessary confusion creator=Good Drama.



Dunno about Mrs. Argent but close enuf. Our science teacher was the object of teen affection/admiration/obsession/affliction/frustration add any word related to teen "psyche" and end it in -tion/-sion. You get it right. :P
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