Teen Wolf

Season 2 Episode 11

Battlefield

6
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 06, 2012 on MTV - Music Television
9.0
out of 10
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  • ARRROOOOOO

    Teen Wolf: Lacrosse to Bear (PHOTO RECAP)

    "Battlefield" was all over the place, but fortunately that entire place was terrific.

  • Episode Summary

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    Scott has to pull double duty by playing in the championship lacrosse game and finding a way to stop Gerard.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Gotsomeshots

      10
      Best show ever
    • I loved it

      9.0
      The part with the dog was the most beautiful scene I have seen in this whole series. When I saw him cry and smile after taking the dogs pain away, I couldn't help but smile with them. Beautifully framed! Awesome work! Oh and Stiles was totally badass in the game
    • Battlefield

      9.5
      Battlefield was a superbly entertaining episode of Teen Wolf. I really enjoyed watching because Gerard makes a bold move while Allison plays the enraged huntress and Scott along with Issac try to help their friends as best they could. The action was awesome, the drama was intriguing, and the ending was suspenseful. It was cool to see Derek reunite with his Uncle and also to see Scott's mother dealing with what she learned about her son. I liked the part where the Vet teaches Issac and Scott how they can help others in pain. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next as things seem to be getting darker!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Another fine episode

      8.5
      Battleground had an incredible opening with Stiles narrating to the guidance counsellor whom I believe is related to the vet somehow. It continued from there with a lot of tension and made Grandpa Argent even more evil then Peter was last season. I am so relishing his death next episode, more so then even Peter's death last season. It was not a superb episode because Allison's sudden turn to the dark side seemed contrived, and the two lone wolves from Derrick's pack were made to look way too weak. Yes her mother was killed, but nearly killing two wolves, Erica and Boyd, that had nothing to do with her mother's death seemed out of character for her. SHe played ruthless good I might add, but it just didn't seem proper when comparing this Allison to last season's Allison.



      Now on to the good things. I like the back and forth between Isaac and Scott. I don't know what other people think, but Posey's acting has improved over last season, and Isaac has become a more likeable character too. It's good to see the writers are giving his character a chance, and I would hope they do the same for Erica and Boyd in time, if they survive that is. Right now they are just victims to Allison's sudden craziness.



      Papa Argent has gone way over the edge and is playing it to the hilt. He was always a little crazy, but this sudden shift beyond has made him one of the most hated characters on the show right now, and he's no longer boring as I was finding him before. As the main antagonist this season, he's even more evil then Peter was last season. Hope CHris see's this. He sure seemed to notice Allison's change in behavior, and didn't like it much.



      I also enjoyed the interplay between Derrick and Peter this episode. We were given some more answers and also found out there might just be a cure for Jackson and his Kanima alter ego. Peter has a great sense of humor, and he's a pretty good actor also. I hope he lives into season 3, which I think he will. Don't know what his plan is, probably something bad, but I guess will see.



      A fine episode. Outside of the issues with Allison shifting into full out crazy and making the two werewolves she attacked weak, this was a good night of television. The finale is going to be pretty exciting.moreless
    • * A Brilliant Beginning that Kinda Fizzled *

      7.0
      I also thought the opening sequence featuring Stiles as this week's Narrative Tool was an awesome way to attempt to calm everyone down and gather the troops after all the CRAZY in the previous episode. But I did find my mind wandering a bit, and thought it was about 2 minutes too long.



      I also enjoyed how they handled Scott's mother getting her head (almost literally) into the whole creature feature game. But I thought Allison's trip into the dark side was a bit overplayed as her assault on the two wayward wolves didn't ring genuine. Would the Allison of Season 1 and early Season 2 really be so brutal? And why are the werewolves so weak all of a sudden? What happen to the super speed, etc.?



      The writers also seem to have let the pulse of the overall story get away from them. Again, they haven't done a great job of keeping clear the motivations of the characters. I get that Grandpa Nasty is upset about his daughter ....but dude, you ain't gonna find Derek playing a championship game of lacrosse. [What was the whole point of the lacrosse game?] And Allison never seemed that close to her mom, so her ongoing rage is starting to feel a bit contrived. Wouldn't you think her father would be the most upset? My guess is that neither of them really cared for crazy mom all that much to begin with (lol)!



      Ok. As always, more later. (smile)

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    Michael Hogan

    Michael Hogan

    Gerard

    Recurring Role

    Gage Golightly

    Gage Golightly

    Erica Reyes

    Recurring Role

    Melissa Ponzio

    Melissa Ponzio

    Melissa McCall

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • QUOTES (6)

      • Erica: We've made up our minds.
        Boyd: We've lost, Derek. Alright, it's over. We're leaving.
        Derek: No. No, you're running, and once you start, you don't stop. You'll always be running.

      • Derek: What do you want?
        Erica: Since I just turned 16 a month ago I wouldn't mind getting my license. I can't do that if I'm dead, you know?
        Derek: Well, I told you there was a price.
        Boyd: Yeah, but you didn't say it would be like this.
        Derek: But I told you how to survive. You do it as a pack, and you're not a pack without an alpha.
        Boyd: We know.
        Derek: You want to look for another pack? How're you even going to find one?
        Boyd: I think we already did.

      • Coach Bobby Finstock: (to his team in the changing room) Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.
        Melissa McCall: What!
        Coach Bobby Finstock: "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today...
        Melissa McCall: (to Stiles) What the hell is he taking about?
        Stiles Stilinski: He does this every year.
        Melissa McCall: Seriously?
        Stiles Stilinski: Yeah.
        Coach Bobby Finstock: We are fighting for our right to live.
        Melissa McCall: Wait... is this...
        Stiles Stilinski: Yeah! It's the speech from Independence Day.
        Coach Bobby Finstock: but as the day the world declared in one voice.
        Stiles Stilinski: It's his favourite movie.
        Coach Bobby Finstock: We will not go quietly into the night!
        Melissa McCall: He doesn't know any sports speeches?
        Stiles Stilinski: I don't think he cares.
        Coach Bobby Finstock: Today we celebrate our Independence Day!
        Team: (cheers) YEEEEEEAAAAAAH!!!

      • Stiles Stilinski: (talking to Scott) We're losing, Dude.
        Coach Bobby Finstock: What the hell are you talking about? The game hasn't even started. Now put on your helmet and get out there. You're in for Greenburg.
        Stiles Stilinski: What?! What happened to Greenburg?
        Coach Bobby Finstock: Greenburg! He sucks, you suck... slightly less.
        Stiles Stilinski: I'm playing? On the field? With the team?
        Coach Bobby Finstock: Yes! Unless you'd rather... play with yourself.
        Stiles Stilinski: I already did that today. Twice!

      • Peter Hale: It's quite a situation you got yourself in here, Derek. I mean, I'm out of commission for a few weeks and suddenly there's lizard people, geriatric psychopaths and you're cooking up werewolves out of every self-esteem deprived adolescent in town.
        Derek Hale: What do you want?
        Peter Hale: I wanna help, you're my nephew. The only relative that I have left. You know, there's still a lot that I can teach you. Can we just talk?
        Derek Hale: Sure. Let's talk! (Peter ends crashing into the railing of the stairs)

      • Stiles Stilinski: I'm fine. Yeah, aside from the not sleeping, the jumpiness, the constant overwhelming crushing fear that something terrible is about to happen.
        Ms. Morell: It's called hyper vigilance. The persistent feeling of being under threat.
        Stiles Stilinski: It's not just a feeling though. It's like it's a panic attack. You know, I can't even breathe.
        Ms. Morell: Like you're drowning?
        Stiles Stilinski: Yeah.
        Ms. Morell: So, if you're drowning and you're trying to keep your mouth closed until that very last moment. But if you choose to not open your mouth, to not let the water in.
        Stiles Stilinski: You do it anyway. It's a reflex.
        Ms. Morell: But if you hold off until that reflex kicks in. You have more time, right?
        Stiles Stilinski: Not much time.
        Ms. Morell: But more time to fight your way to the surface.
        Stiles Stilinski: I guess.
        Ms. Morell: More time to be rescued.
        Stiles Stilinski: More time to be in agonizing pain. Did you forget about the part where you feel like your head's exploding?
        Ms. Morell: If it's about survival, isn't a little agony worth it?
        Stiles Stilinski: What if it just gets worse. What if it's agony now and then... then it's just hell later on?
        Ms. Morell: Then think about what Winston Churchill once said: If you're going through hell... keep going!

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