Teen Wolf

Season 1 Episode 3

Pack Mentality

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 13, 2011 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Scott thinks he attacked a local man as the werewolf and investigates the crime scene.

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  • Really intriguing.

    This was a great episode with a lot of interesting developments. There were some interesting revelations with Hale - that scene at the gas station was weird, but the scenes with Scott were very compelling, and also revealed a fair bit.

    That double date had to be the most awkward thing we've ever seen... the Jackson guy is looking into Scott which could be interesting depending on where it goes.

    All up, a very interesting episode. Looking forward to more!

    ETA: Also, loved the Ellie Goulding music in this episode, totally amazing!moreless
  • Pack Mentality

    This episode just gives more proof of Scott's rashness and stupidity. He seems to jump to any conclusion that fits his interests and runs with them. Instead he should make use of the resources he has. Stiles is good and research and finding out the truth of situations and Derek is an actual werewolf so of course he has helpful information. So instead of seeking them out he either ignores them or attacks them. Sigh. Initial thoughts on the girls, Allison is working with her father and Allison is smarter than she lets on.moreless
  • Revelations

    This is a pretty big episode as far as revelations go. A lot of the assumptions Scott has been making are proved wrong and it sets up a big change in dynamics between the main characters. We also get more insight into the characters of Lydia and Jackson and their relationship. It's a pretty interesting development for the character of Lydia, that she's highly intelligent, but hides it behind her mean girl persona. I like that they made her a smart girl. One of my biggest problems with Scott is that he's fairly dim-witted. I won't say that he's stupid, but he's definitely not the smartest guy in the room. Simpleminded characters tend to get boring pretty quickly, and I've been bored with Scott since his introduction in episode one.

    I can't tell if Allison is intelligent or not. Her character hadn't had much development beyond being a love interest for our "hero" in the first two episodes. We do find out that she doesn't have the best taste in clothes, that she's a good bowler and can do a somersault out of her second-story bedroom window to defy her father... So she's a rebel? Her dad's a bit more interesting, showing up at gas stations and threatening people while washing their windshields...moreless
  • Some nightmares and fighting scenes kept my adrenaline kicking me up all NIGHT!

    Okay, I'm still not impressed with the female characters on this show. Come on! Where are the paranormal girls besides Laura Hale? Although Laura is dead, I still wanna see her in flashbacks in season 2. Hopefully there'll be more complications and STRONG girls in season 2. The writers of this show better not dissapoint my expectationos of seeing paranormal girls.
  • Unpleasantly compelling. Spoilers, be warned.

    This show....where do I begin. A lot of folks I've talked with have issue with the fact that they aren't following the movie. But I wonder if these people saw the movie? It was campy and awesome, but not applicable to a modern audience, let alone a TV modern audience whatsoever. Instead, we are left with a formulaic cookie-cutter show, that is just borderline enough not like Twilight that I can put up with it. The girl he has a crush on having a father who is hunting him (and I bet she's being trained as a hunter too)? Because that hasn't been done before. Nevertheless I find this show enjoyable for what it is: simple, easily digestible entertainment. Also the prissy-ness of the younger werewolf being foiled by the older one was good.

    I digress. This episode Emo-pup was upset because he had all these great powers and was exploiting them to get what he wanted...wait no that's not right. He thought he had murdered someone. Then there was a twenty minute bowling scene. The two werewolf eventually duke it out, because lets me honest if I was the older one I'd have laid a smack down a long time ago. Emo-pup constantly comes around demanding stuff, silly Scott. The fight was pretty well done and satisfying. It's only then that we learn emo-pup was seered by someone-- or thing-- else, and he has a greater purpose. I would like to see the hunters evolve in less of a characterture way, but I doubt that will be happening except through Scott's love interest. As for the glowing eyes at the end, they probably won't do an Underworld style (always wolf) Alpha, because then how would emo-pup make witty comebacks? Thus we'll be seeing the human form shortly. Maybe it's his dad, a throwback to the movie?moreless
Adam Rosenberg

Adam Rosenberg


Guest Star

Jamila Thompson

Jamila Thompson


Guest Star

Kendrick Cross

Kendrick Cross


Guest Star

Melissa Ponzio

Melissa Ponzio

Melissa McCall

Recurring Role

Keahu Kahuanui

Keahu Kahuanui

Danny Mahealani

Recurring Role

J.R. Bourne

J.R. Bourne

Chris Argent

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Melissa: (after almost hitting Stiles with a bat) Stiles! What are you doing here?!
      Stiles: What am I doing? What are you doing? Do either of you even play baseball?

    • Derek: It's called an alpha, it's the most dangerous of our kind... This thing is more powerful, more animal than either of us.

    • Melissa: Do either of you care that there's a police-enforced curfew?
      Scott & Stiles: No.
      Melissa: Well, alright then; that's about enough parenting for me for one night.

    • Jackson: I don't hate you, I just don't believe you. Y'know, you've got everyone thinking everything's fine and normal about you, but I know something's off.

    • Allison: Maybe you should stop pretending to suck just for his benefit.
      Lydia: Trust me, I do plenty of sucking just for his benefit.

    • Scott: Someone needs to keep watch.
      Stiles: How come I'm always the guy keeping watch?
      Scott: Because there's only two of us!
      Stiles: Well, why is it starting to feel like you're Batman and I'm Robin? I don't wanna be Robin all the time.
      Scott: Nobody's Batman and Robin any of the time.
      Stiles: Not even some of the time?
      Scott: Just stay here!
      Stiles: Oh my God, fine.

    • Scott: Can you at least tell me the truth? Am I gonna hurt someone?
      Derek: Yes.
      Scott: Could I kill someone?
      Derek: Yes.
      Scott: Am I gonna kill someone?
      Derek: Probably.

    • Lydia: I am not sitting home again watching lacrosse videos, so if the four of us are hanging out, we are doing something fun...
      Jackson: You know what else sounds fun? Stabbing myself in the face with this fork.

    • Danny: They're saying it's some type of animal attack, probably a cougar.
      Jackson: I heard mountain lion.
      Lydia: A cougar is a mountain lion.

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