Teen Wolf

Season 1 Episode 4

Magic Bullet

10
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 20, 2011 on MTV - Music Television
8.7
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A new hunter comes to town and shoots Derek, who is certain to die unless Scott can find the right kind of bullet that caused his injury. Scott also has to deal with meeting Allison's family.

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  • Getting Interesting That I Even Wrote A Possibility For Midseason 2 (first, I must watch the one-and-a-half season of Teen Wolf).

    8.0
    For those who have seen this episode (those who don't, SPOILER ALERT), we've seen Derek biting the "magic bullet" and its gunpowder is burnt with fire. Then, Derek's arm miraculously healed with the burnt gunpowder. So, silver bullets aren't real to kill a werewolf. Anyway, it's intriguing to see Allison's aunt, Kate, to be a tough huntress although she does show her inner self of a teenager. She teased about Allison's relationship with Scott during that awkward dinner time. Well, as I am writing this review, I noticed the Hale family being burned to death six years ago and this gives me a possibilty I'm writing about. Ah...I can't tell any about MY OWN prediction as I want it to be a possible & making-sense story.moreless
  • Magic Bullet

    8.5
    Magic Bullet was a great episode of Teen Wolf and I really enjoyed watching this episode because there was a lot of great scenes that open many more questions, there was suspense, there was drama, and there were some revelations. I thought it was great that Allison is finally beginning to question what is going on around her, I like her aunt, and I Allison's father was fun to watch in action tonight as he made Scott squirm a little. The story lines are really starting to come together, and though it may at times be a bit predictable, I am still entertained by what is happening. I like the characters and I want to know what the bigger picture is. I really look forward to watching the next episode of Teen Wolf!!!!!moreless
  • Coming into its own. Spoilers be warned.

    6.5
    First and foremost this episode introduces a new female character: spunky, edgy, tough as nails. I'd wager she had to take over the matriarchle position at a young age, hunter or not. What I liked best about this episode was the lore they were hinting at within the Hunter's society. What is it? Is it like sleeper cells, or are we talking something similar to Supernatural? At least they gave us a teaser. One thing we did learn was that le girl is not yet a werewolf hunter, but that she will eventually be indoctrinated. She said she was great with archery, but we never got to see an acting double make a shot for her, weak man weak.



    Before I watched this show because honestly there wasn't anything else on and I was bored out of my mind, but this episode may have turned me into a semi-legit fan. Derek's infliction was a great character development, but I felt like they kept on falling back on the "I'm going to tear out your throat." He isn't that two dimensional, give him something to work with. The arm cut off was a perfect touch, but the CGI was a bit off. Nothing too big. Now the part most people got a kick out of was of course the dinner scene. Understandably always awkward to sit at the table with your girlfriend's parents, but then to have it also be the guy trying to kill you. TV-drama gold mine. The rabid dog speech was a bit over done, and it would have been better suited in a more subtle application, but sometimes you got to hit people over the heads with fish.



    We end with a mismanaged emotional scene. Something about Derek's family getting burned. It seemed important, but it was so poorly done it didn't have much of an affect on me. Still overall an upwards and onwards episode that pulled me into next week.moreless
Desiree Hall

Desiree Hall

Jennifer

Guest Star

Walter Hendrix

Walter Hendrix

Parent

Guest Star

Joshua Reid-Davis

Joshua Reid-Davis

High School Student (Uncreditied)

Guest Star

Jill Wagner

Jill Wagner

Kate Argent

Recurring Role

J.R. Bourne

J.R. Bourne

Chris Argent

Recurring Role

Linden Ashby

Linden Ashby

Sheriff Stilinsky

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Stiles: (after derek throws up black blood) Holy,God! What the hell is that?
      Derek: It's my body. It's trying to heal itself.
      Stiles: Well, it's not doing a very good job of it.

    • Chris Argent: Ever had to deal with a rabid dog? No? I grew up with a lot of dogs. I saw one get rabies from a bat. It was transferred through the bite. You know, people think that a rabid dog just suddenly goes mad but it's a lot more gradual. First stage is subtle changes in behavior: restless, morose. It's the second phase that people know, the furious phase. That's when they attack- and we're talking any moving object. Did you know that a caged rabid dog will break it's own teeth trying to chew through the bars? It'll even reach back and snap it's own spine, can you imagine the amount of force it would take to do that? It's complete character reversal, this harmless animal turned into a perfectly vicious killer. And it all started with that one bite... Something that dangerous is better off dead.

    • Kate Argent: Of course. I always play by the rules.

    • Allison: (Scott pulls out a photo) That's when I thought I was a photographer.
      Scott: They're good!
      Allison: No, they're not. I stopped when I realized I was terrible at it: framing's off, bad lighting... believe me- not good. (he pulls out a painting) That was when I thought I was good at painting: terrible, too. (he spots a folder marked "Poetry") And that's when I tried poetry. Terrible doesn't even come CLOSE to describing that.
      Scott: What are you good at?
      Allison: I'm going to show you, if you promise not to laugh.

    • Derek: If the infection reaches my heart, it'll kill me.
      Stiles: Positivity just isn't in your vocabulary, is it?

    • Scott: This house is like the frickin' Wal-Mart of guns!

    • Kate: Sounds violent. I like it.

    • Derek: Start the car. Now.
      Stiles: I don't think you should be barking orders with the way you look, okay? In fact, I think if I wanted to, I could probably drag your little werewolf ass into the middle of the road and leave you for dead.
      Derek: Start the car, or I'm gonna rip your throat out. With my teeth.

    • Allison: Then I met him and he was different. I don't know, I can't explain it.
      Lydia: I can. It's your brain filling with phenylethylamine.

    • Lydia: 'Just studying' never ends with just studying. It's like getting into a hot tub: somebody eventually cops a feel.

    • Stiles: No more talk about the alpha or Derek. Especially Derek. Who still scares me.

    • Chris: Get in.
      Kate: Not even a 'Hello, nice to see you'?
      Chris: All I've got is 'Please put the assault rifle away before someone notices.'
      Kate: That's the brother I love.

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