Alien versus Predator – A Recap of Teen Wolf’s “The Overlooked”

Alien v. PredatorPitting two well-established super villains against one another is a tantalizing prospect for any horror series writer (copyright permitting, of course).  For one thing, it pretty much guarantees that your story will have double the body count, and triple the gore factor, of any single-villain horror tale.  For another, it gives you the opportunity to try your hand at answering a question over which fanboys and comic book nerds, the world over, have been arguing for decades: Which Bad Ass, is Badder Ass?  Whose Super Villain is the Super Villainiest One of All?

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Of course, there are drawbacks to this type of story (as anyone who has ever seen Freddy versus Jason or Alien versus Predator will tell you).  For one thing, in a tale of two antagonists, its hard to find a character to root for.  And this makes the ultimate conclusion of the Battle Royale seem somehow less important.  In fact, there’s probably a part of you that’s hoping the two villains will BOTH blow one another away, simultaneously, just to put the nameless, faceless victims of the story out of their misery.  For another, having your Big Bad get its ass handed to it by another Big Bad emasculates it, making all of its Evil Deeds seem just a smidge less impressive in hindsight.

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“Now, you tell me.”

Such are the benefits and drawbacks of “The Overlooked,” an episode, which was undoubtedly action packed . . .

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. . . and yet, in pitting the Alpha Pack against The Darach, inadvertently relegated Scott and his Scooby Gang to supporting character roles in their own story.

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And yet, despite its flaws, the episode did feature some spectacular acting by Dylan O’Brien, a cool heroic turn by Mama McCall, and a crazy-action sequence featuring none other than a “chemically-enhanced” version of PETER HALE!

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So, shoot yourself up with some epinephrine, warm up the crash cart, and hide your ambulance keys from the Barefoot Lady, because it’s time to check in on “The Overlooked.”

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[As always, special thanks to Andre, the wisest, most talented screencapper in all the land, who, just like the rest of us, desperately hopes not to be unconscious the next time Stiles’ lips find his mouth .  . .]

It was a dark and stormy night . . .

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The trouble with Druids is that their ritual sacrificing of people who fall into stereotypical categories really tends to f*&k with Mother Nature.  And when Mother Nature gets f*&ked she liked to f*&k back.  And so we open the episode with one of those freak storms that only seem to take place in television series.  You know . . . the ones with torrential downpours from which no one ever seems to get wet, unless it’s plot convenient for them to do so?

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Anywhoo Freak!Storm appears to be causing some trouble at everyone’s favorite hospital.  So, it’s up to Mama McCall to tell everyone how to do their jobs . . . which makes sense, since she seems to be the only one who actually works there . . .

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“I really don’t get paid enough for this sh*t.”

I like how that random George Costanza from Seinfeld-looking doctor KNOWS that he’s left his patient Cora Hale (a.k.a the only chick in the world for whom one of the symptoms of having a concussion is spewing black tar on the floor at regular five-minute intervals) to die in an abandoned hospital. And he doesn’t really give two craps about it, because his recently remodeled basement at home might be flooded . . .

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Dear Cora,

George Costanza doesn’t care about you . .  .

Love,
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I’m no medical expert, but I’d think in most flooded hospitals, the near-death black-goo pukers would be the first to be evacuated, no?

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“I should really stop eating liquorice . . .”

Speaking of black goo pukers?  Don’t you just hate it when their existence inadvertently causes you to awkwardly run into your sociopathic ex boyfriend, who once turned your son into a werewolf, and who used to occasionally wander around killing people in what sort of looked like a mutant gorilla suit?

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“Hey, remember how you took me out for dinner at The Olive Garden, and then told my son you would eat my face off?  Good times!”

Damn you, Cora Hale!  You ruin everything, including recently washed floors . . .

Relationship Dealbreakers

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“Just because I murdered a third of your town, and occasionally look like Lord Voldemort, doesn’t mean you should stop rubbing my Magic Coochie for good luck . . .”

Sensing that she’s about to get dumped by the guy with the best abdominals in Beacon Hills, Jenny the Darach teeters into Derek Hale’s loft, wearing the least sensible shoes for a triple-human sacrifice I have ever seen . . .

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“Beauty is painful .  . .  coincidentally, so is getting murdered by me.”

(Seriously girl!  Your garroting forty-somethings, not walking the runway on America’s Top Model.  Get yourself a nice pair of comfy flats from Payless.  And call it a day.  Simple shoes would probably clash less with your “murder face” anyway . . .)

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Anywhoo, Jenny is trying to tell Derek that, regardless of what his high school friends might tell him, she does not occasionally sport a face that looks like cottage cheese with strawberries mashed in it.  (It’s impolite for a male to comment on how a female looks without makeup, anyway, right?)  Oh, and the whole “Multiple Murderer Thing”? That’s a lie too . . .

Unfortunately for Jenny, Scott and Stiles get to the loft first.  And they are about to SERIOUSLY ruin Jenny’s chances of ever using her magic coochie on the brooding Alpha Wolf again.

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“Say hello to My Little Mistletoe!”

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“I’m melting . . . I’m melting!”

To say Derek doesn’t take the news of his girlfriend’s supernatural plastic surgery well is an understatement . . .

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You mean you are UGLY?  How DARE you try to seduce me with Magic Coochie?  Derek Hale doesn’t date Ugly People . . . only Attractive Sociopaths.

The only thing that keeps Derek from squeezing Jenny’s neck until her faux-pretty little head pops off of it, is Stiles’ tearful plea that they let her help him locate his missing father . . .

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See?  Derek does care about Stiles, even though the writers sometimes seem to forget this . . .

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But first, there’s the little matter of Cora and her “Black is the New Brown” vomit, which just so happens to be caused by . . . wait for it . . . mistletoe.

Saving Cora Hale . . . Fail.

The Scooby Crew heads to the hospital with the Worst English Teacher Ever(!) and Derek in one car, and Scott and Stiles bringing up the rear.  (Yes, I intentionally made that sound dirty.).

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Jenny continues to try to explain herself to Derek, not realizing that the WORST way to get to Derek’s heart is by talking.  I mean, this is a guy who considers three successive grunts a dramatic monologue . . .

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In the other car, Stiles notes that Jenny seems a bit too calm for a woman recently exposed as the second coming of Lord Voldemort.  He doesn’t trust her.

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Well good.  At least someone on this show is still using their brain as something other than a mushy substance inside your head that keeps your ears warm.

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On second thought . . .

When the gang arrives at the hospital, it’s raining.  And no one has an umbrella.  But only Stiles’ hair seems to actually get wet . . .  Perhaps, all supernatural creatures come installed with their own internal blow dryers . . .

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Speaking of supernatural weapons, I particularly enjoy the scene in the elevator, where everyone is trying to put on their best Menacing Game Faces.  It’s a good thing Scott’s mom leaves her bat in the back seat of their car, otherwise human Stiles would probably have to use his wet t-shirt as a weapon.  That would be just awful, wouldn’t it? 😉

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The crew arrives at Cora’s hospital room to find it empty . . .

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Then Peter slides in with a Very Special Announcement . . .

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You’ve really got to hand it to Peter Hale.  He may no longer look like a big scary gorilla.  But the dude still knows how to make an entrance . . .

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Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for another brawl between our Scooby Gang, and  . . . that Shrek-Looking Thing that Used to be Ethan and Aiden . . ..

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“What happened to my second pair of pants?”

Scott, being Scott, tries to appeal to the Massively Large lunk’s human side.  “Ethan / Aiden STOP!”  He cries.

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“Let’s talk about how strangling me makes you feel?”

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“What the f*&k is wrong with this kid?”

But it’s not really Scott their after . . . at least not this time .  . . it’s Lord Voldemort-ette Jenny!

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Don’t get them wrong, the Scooby Gang would love to see Jenny dead too.  But that would put a big red X on their plan to rescue Stiles’ dad from potential Druid Sacrifice . . .

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Unfortunately, this little friendly exchange between wolves gives the Druid just enough time to escape.

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But wait!  Here comes Foot Fungus Lady, and her Blind Friend Who Talks Too Much!  It’s like a supernatural Teen Wolf villain reunion!

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If only Kanaima Jackson was here, we could throw a Party of Evil!

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Kali tries to attack Jenny in the elevator.  So Jenny, forgetting Kali is a woman (a common mistake on this show) attempts to defeat her by giving her blue balls . . .

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Outside on the hospital floor, Mama McCall runs into Deucalion, and instantly calls him out as “The Bad Guy.”

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If this was a sitcom, a comment like that would make Mama McCall adorable and hilarious.  It would also probably garner her a Big Bad Boyfriend . . .

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But because this is a teen horror show, a comment like that wins Mama McCall nothing but a giant nametag on her back that says, “Hello, my name is: Your Next Victim.”

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“If this is your idea of foreplay, it sucks.

Bad Medicine

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And the award for Best Non-Medical Use of Epinephrine in a Television Series goes to . .  .

Reunited with Jenny, the Scooby Crew begins in-fighting about what exactly they should do with her.

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Peter advocates torture.  Now THAT would have been fun to watch.  Scott advocates ceding to her demands.  (Typical Scott . . .)

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“True Alphas are SUCH a pain in the ass . . .”

Stiles is just pissed at Derek for once again letting his weiner cause him to f*&k things up so royally.

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“If you were gay, like half the fandom wanted you to be, none of this would have happened, Derek.”

But wait . . . there’s another problem.  Now, Deucalion has Scott’s mom!  Surprise!

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There you go, Scott.  The time has come to let all your friends know what a Special Snowflake you truly are . . .

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The crew ultimately decides to help Jenny escape the Alpha Pack, in hopes that she will return the favor by saving Stiles’ dad from Jenny-cide, and Cora from Black Goo-icide.  But first they have to get past Shrek Thing.  And as Special a Snowflake as Scott might be, he’s not yet special enough to battle two boys who inexplicably insist on wearing one pair of pants.

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So, Peter and Scott decide to do what all their favorite former American baseball heroes do, they use performance enhancing drugs.  Boys and Girls, DO NOT try this at home . . .

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Though, Scott and Peter end up getting their asses kicked AGAIN, by the Alphas, at least the diversion they create in doing so, is enough for the rest of the gang and Jenny Darach to get out of the hospital and into the ambulance that could transport Cora Drools-A-Lot to safety.

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“I’ve decided I’m going to lose my virginity in the back of an ambulance with my comatose sort-of girlfriend.  When this ambulance is a-rockin, don’t come a-knockin!”

There’s just one problem: The ambulance driver is somewhat “indisposed.”

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“Someone call 911!  Oh, wait .  . . I AM 911.  Crap!”

And Foot Fungus Lady took his keys.

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(Well, technically,  I guess that’s two problems.)

Vomiting Black Goo 2: Electric Boogaloo

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“You know, you’re a lot nicer to me than my other crush, Lydia.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that you’re always unconscious.”

Back in the abandoned ambulance, Cora has stopped breathing, so Stiles decides to make out with her . . .

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Part of me kept waiting for Cora to spew black goo in Stiles’ mouth.  Talk about a mood killer!  Instead, she coughs a bit, and goes back to bed . . . ALIVE.

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This proves that Jenny the Darach isn’t the only character on this show with magic . . . um . . . lips.  (Yeah, I went there.)

Stiles warns Cora that the next time he rapes her face, she sure as heck better be awake to enjoy it.

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If that was a comment on Stiles’ Facebook page, Lydia would not “like this.”

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You’ve been MISTLETOED!

Speaking of romance, back in the hospital Derek and Jenny find themselves trapped in an elevator, because Deucalion forced his hostage, Mama McCall, to flip off the power switch in the hospital . . .

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Be strong Derek.  Every time your weiner wants to bone her, just remind yourself that beneath the modelesque facade, she’s really Lord Voldemort in lipstick, and a pair of skinny jeans . . .

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“Kiss me, baby.”

Since they appear to have some Time to Kill (bad choice of words?), Jenny decides to enlighten Derek with her Origin Story.

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(Question: Why, in this day and age, must every super villain require an Origin Story?  Sometimes, I miss the Olden Days, when villains just magically appeared, did a bunch of awful sh*t for no logical reason whatsoever, and then died horrible deaths.)

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Jenny Blake used to be Julia Baccari, an emissary of Foot Fungus Lady, who the latter liked a bit too much to murder out-right.  So, she merely burned her face beyond all recognition and left her to die.  How sweet!

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“In my emissary’s honor, I vow never to wear shoes or cut my toenails again.”

Fortunately, Foot Fungus just so happened to not-kill Julia right next to the Magical! Tree (i.e. the “Nemeton”) where Derek’s first lovey dovey Paige croaked, a few months early.  Basically, it was the blood of Derek’s virginal girlfriend, dripped onto this magical tree, that gave Julia Baccari the power to become Lord Voldemort.

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BEFORE

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AFTER

In other words, pretty much everything awful that happened to anybody this entire season is Derek Hale’s fault.  Nice going, Hot Stuff!

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Then, Jenny starts waxing poetic about this mythological crap, and I start to zone out a bit . . .

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But then I force myself to listen, because I know you guys are more intellectual than I am, and actually care about this stuff . . .

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Now, in defense of Haley Webb, I should mention that, as much as I bitched about her character, early on in the series, she makes a pretty captivating villain.  Delivery of this particular monologue would have died on the lips of some.  But Haley really brought it to life.  She actually made me give a sh*t about Mistletoe.  And for that, I salute her . . .

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“Blah, blah, blah, I’m an evil psychopath with feelings . .  blah.”

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*crickets*  “Did someone say pizza?  All this talk about murdered ugly people is making me hungry . . .”

So, here’s the story.  This guy Balder was a hot God, who all the male Gods wanted to befriend and protect, and all the female Gods wanted to bone . . .

BalderAll this attention Balder was receiving royally pissed off Loki from The Avengers . . .

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Balder kind of looks like Thor.  Why does everyone who is better than me look like Thor?”

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 . . . who, despite being the god of Mischief (which is pretty much the coolest thing ever to be the god of, with the exception, perhaps, of being the god of Sex), seemed pretty much destined to be the Jan Brady of the gods, in a world of “Marcia, Marcia, Marcias” . . .

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So, he follows Balder’s mom, when she’s going on this journey to make all the world’s natural weapons promise not to “hurt” Balder, finds the one potential weapon mom forgot, and promptly uses it to kill the Poor Unfortunate Thor-Lookalike.  That weapon?  You guessed it . . . mistletoe.

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Now, I don’t know about you.  But if I had a kid, and someone killed him using a type of tree branch, the last thing I would want to do, is hang that tree branch over my door, and makeout with people under it, for the rest of eternity . . . That just seems really morbid to me . . .

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It’s also pretty much ruined mistletoe for me, forever.  So, thanks Teen Wolf!

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So, how does this relate to old Jenny from the Tree Block?  Well, basically she considers the emissaries murdered by the Alphas in their Alpha Pack to be like mistletoe, because both parties were overlooked, and underestimated.

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The world’s smallest violin plays for Evil Jenny . . .

Personally, I don’t like the analogy.  You know who I think is “overlooked,” Jenny Dearest?  All those innocent virgins, and sweet woodland creatures, you murdered just so your face wouldn’t look like 100 slugs died on it . .  that’s who!

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“I could have been laid by Stiles Stilinski, and his extra large weiner.  Instead, I’m sitting here on a mortuary slap.  Thanks a lot, Jenny from the Tree!”

Jenny also casually mentioned that a Lunar Eclipse is coming up.  Apparently, Lunar Eclipses make werewolves lose all their magical powers.

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Hooray for Team Human!

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Oooh, wait . . . Jenny the Darach is happy about this too. .  . This can’t be good.

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We interrupt this Lesson in Norse Mythology, to bring you MAMA MCCALL BEING AWESOME, AND ELECTROCUTING SHREK WITH A CRASH CART . . .

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Apparently, Deucalion set her free.  This lady may have just officially become my favorite TV mom of all time . . .

A Deal with the Devil(s)

The Argents and Isaac finally arrive at the hospital, and plot with the Scooby Gang to free Jenny from the wrath of the Alphas.  When, Papa Argent asks the crew to describe Jenny Blake, he describes her as “dark hair, kind of hot,” to which Allison responds.  “Hey, I have brown hair and am kind of hot too!”  (It’s always good to be humble Allison.)

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And so, a plan was born . . .

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Basically, the plan involves Allison impersonating Jenny to draw the Alpha’s out of hospital  . . .

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ETHAN: “She’s dark haired and hot.  But is she Evil Druid Cougar Hot?  Or Age Appropriate Werewolf Hunter Hot?”

AIDEN: “I don’t know.  I couldn’t stop staring at her boobs.”

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“Once again, I waste lots of bullets, and hit absolutely no one . . . This is my design.”

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“Kiss my dirty, fungus-ridden feet, Argents!”

 . . . while Mama McCall turns the hospital power back on, to get the elevator . . .

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“Is it weird that I’m finding this erotic?  I really need to get laid?”

 . . . where Jenny and Derek are currently trapped, working again.  Isaac and Peter will drive the getaway car.

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Scott will stand around looking confused.  And Stiles will look nervous and teary-eyed, because the writers know he’s super sexy when he cries.

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The plan works!

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But, of course, there’s a problem . . .

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Remember how the Darach was looking for “Guardians” to fill her collection of human sacrifice stereotypes?  Well, apparently Mama McCall and Papa Stilinski both fit that bill.

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The minute the elevator starts working again, Jenny goes all Cottage Cheese Face on Derek’s ass, and disappears into the night, taking Scott’s mom with her Ugly Ass . . .

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“Elevator music makes me sleepy.”

And that’s when Scott, bereft of hope, and severely lacking in creativity, dejectedly decides to accept Deucalion’s offer to join his pack, if only so he can save his, and his best friend’s parental unit.

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Stiles, understandably is crushed.  Scott is crushed.  Jenny’s face is crushed.

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But no matter how miserable these folks are, no one is having as bad a day as Mama McCall and Papa Stilinski

The Tree of Life . . . and Death

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Hello, Teen Wolf Parental Units, welcome to your new home at Magical!Tree.  Relax, enjoy yourselves, and PREPARE TO DIE!

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“This is pretty much the most awkward date I have ever been on.”

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“I wish I could say the same.  But I once went on a pity date with Gerard Argent.”

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Next week on Teen Wolf . . .

See ya then, Werebangers!

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  1. East Coast Captain

    To be fair Jewls, Derek also has a second face as well so does Scott and Isaac. Again to be fair any red blooded heterosexual female anywhere would probably ask Derek if they knew about his secret life to use his wolf face to kiss them instead of his human one.

    Aw…Scott ever the optimist kinda like Superman though with optimists plans tend to go sideways like 75 percent of the time. But he sures knows his way around the medicine cabinet kid could be a doctor someday so he has hope but like Superman who has a mind like a supercomputer who doesn´t know how to use it when employing his abilities against supervillains so Stiles is more like Batman or the Question but he´s Batman without the life long angst.

    You know Loki has a pretty large fanbase mostly female…

    Mama McCall please don´t die this season, maybe you´ll be eaten by a zombie in the Walking Dead but you are the baddest motha out there, shocking that Shrek loooking thing…that happened to be a Voltron wolf.

    I kinda hope Stiles loses ”it” to Cora. Not everyone can say they lost their virginity to a werewolf.

    Okay I know our special snowflake special but how the hell does it work anyway? What is the mechanism to become a True Alpha? Emotional trigger like becoming the hulk?

    • East coast captain

      P.s.

      Well this lunar will sure leave our werewolf heroes powerless but it will give our human heroes a time to shine. Who knows perhaps Lydia will learn to use her abilities against Jenny.

      • Johan

        Hasn’t the humans always shined? Scott’s pack work like a group. Stiles and Lydia’s brains with Scott’s and Allison’s brawns.

      • Andre

        The problem is that neither Stiles nor Lydia ever get any credit. The oh so great people around them seem to take their services for granted and get all the credit. Despite the fact that neither Scott or Allison showed much strategic thinking in this season.
        Also ever since season 1 we never saw Stiles being badass, first we had him beaten up by Gerard in season 2 and now all,his attempts at threatening someone are comic relief as it seems.

      • East Coast Captain

        Yes they have but I think this will give them more a spotlight, the main characters the werewolves are powerless.

  2. Johan

    Dont forget that last season was also Dereks fault. The Kanima. Poor Derek.

  3. Johan

    My take on the True Alpha is that Scott isnt the smart one of his pack, nor the best fighter, nor the schemer but he is the Heart.

    • Andre

      Let’s hope that you are right. Really that is the only thing that makes sense. Because he clearly is not leader material. But sadly the way Davis presents Scott here makes me dread that Scott is supposed to be the leader.

  4. East Coast Captain

    I agree with Andre. Scott is not leader material neither is Derek despite his Alpha title. But the kid wants to do the right thing so he is the heart.

    • Andre

      I have a small sliver of hope that this heart of the pack stuff will be it. Because lets be honest, who here did not think “DUMBASS!!!!!” when he saw Scott’s behavior at the end?

      And is it just me or is the show giving Tyler Posey a reduced range of acting choices this season? I mean there aren’t that many emotional states shown anymore. Or is it just my screwed perception?

      • Johan

        Well I didn’t think dumbass as much as a man that only thinks of his mother and is making a stupid choice.

        Of course I also think that Demon Wolf knew that Mellissa was about to be taken and therefore let her go so he could manipulate Scott. He must know by now that Scott isn’t the smartest person and can be manipulated.

      • Andre

        I know he is dumb, you know he is dumb, everyone here knows it. But I wonder: Does Jeff Davis know?

        Does he realize what an idiot he created there or is Scott the product of plot convenience? We all know he isn’t averse to that, neither to letting characters behave OOC as Dennifer proves.
        So what is he doing there?

      • East Coast Captain

        I always compare Scott and Derek and you are right these two boys are dumb. Someone like Peter and Stiles have to make the plans while they take the credit or rather be the brawn to their brain. But it is plot convenience when all the girlfriends has tried to kill him and he still trusts I think Derek thinks too much with the brain downstairs and not the brain in his head.

      • Andre

        If it would just be that. But ever since episode 9 I no longer give Davis the benefit of doubt. I think Dennifer was only there to cause some reaction, maybe shock or so, when Jennifer was revealed to be the darach. Because what does the whole Dennifer thing actually add to the storyline?

  5. Johan

    >Yes they have but I think this will give them more a spotlight, the main characters the werewolves are powerless>

    I wonder if Scott will temporarily get asthmatic again?

  6. East Coast Captain

    Jeff Davis recently mentioned that the next few episodes will cement Scott, Stiles and Allison as the protectors of the town. So we do have a trio after all…

    • Johan

      Aww, what about Isaac? I hope nothing is going to happen to him, I mean beyond the normal pain and misery.

      Perhaps he will return to Dereks pack.

      • Andre

        Personally I would not care if he dies. I would get rid of him and get some more double x-chromosomes into the wolf pack. The best thing would be a female version of Brienne of Tar.

  7. Andre

    Before I start with my comment I have to ask something:
    Scott, Stiles and Allison are supposed to be the protectors of Beacon Hills? Already?
    I have a few problems with that:
    1) As smart and likeable as Stiles is, he has some emotional baggage and his “relationship” with Lydia bordered dangerously close to obsession. And both can easily be exploited.
    2) Allison does not only go from competent hunter to knife-crazy nutjob in a second, but from the four other members of her direct family we saw so far (that one motel guy didn’t count) only one is actually normal and good at interpersonal relationships. Her mother clearly could turn into a cold-hearted robot and had a look and demeanor that screamed “don’t push me” and her paternal aunt and grandpa were gun-crazy, blood-thirsty lunatics who were responsible for most of the shit happening now (even if Gerard might have acted out of revenge because of what Deucalion did to his brother, which was never mentioned again after the motel episode). No matter whether nature or nurture, is that really the right environment for a protector to grow up?
    3) And of course we have Scott, a guy who, as this episode proved, is so dumb that the only reason he wasn’t killed yet is plot armor. Seriously, if the writer/s would not want to keep him alive what logical reason would there be for him to survive all this peril? The guy is so stupid he is starting to make Sailor Moon look smart.

    Now this doesn’t mean that this trinity could not work, I simply think that it is way too soon and at least two of the three characters need some serious character development before they are ready to protect anything. Maybe not all three but at least two since thereby they could balance the third person out and the trinity could still work.

    Now to my comment, trust me it’s gonna be a long one, so better have something to eat or drink next to you, before you start reading. 😉

    The topic of this recap of yours fits well, better than any other, both in the way you anticipated and the ones you probably did not see. This episode really was like Alien vs. Predator but not simply in not knowing whom to route for but also in how much the episode broke consistency with the other ones that came before. And that is a problem that mixed the good elements of it with a significant dose of vinegar to me, since Jeff Davis and the rest proved that they can do better, but apparently they choose not to.

    This episode however did not have a more than average body count than a usual Teen Wolf episode and I have my problems calling this pitting the two forces against each other. It was rather the Alphas, as incompetently as ever, chasing everyone around to be outsmarted. And I have my trouble calling these people villains, well not villains in a good sense of an antagonist that can actually be treated seriously.
    And while Jennifer might still have something badass in her so she can be emasculated, Deucalion did that a long time ago with his infamous “I have a giant wiener speech” that catapulted him into a deep pit of ridicule that he only did the first few attempts to crawl out and this episode, as well as the one afterwards, did nothing to help in that regard. So Deucalion’s evil deeds already don’t seem that impressive in hindsight, in fact they don’t look impressive at all. Not considered what the show had already established about werewolves and their possibilities and so, once again, they pretty much all suck.

    So “action packed” is not how I would describe this episode and also not Darach vs. Alphas. Rather “Smartass vs Dumbass”. And as usually in a werewolf centered Teen Wolf episode of season 3, we got a lot of it, especially our resident dumbass in distress Scot McCall.

    Now, as ever, Dylan O’Brian did a splendid acting job and Peter’s scene was very funny, Mrs. McCall… is she really related to dumbass Scott?

    You know . . . the ones with torrential downpours from which no one ever seems to get wet, unless it’s plot convenient for them to do so?
    Yeah, plot convenience… there was a lot of that in this episode, again. As for these druids and nature… lets save that for the next recap. Emily’s ups, Morell’s speech provides the perfect foundation for it.

    But speaking of the storm: Wanna bet the hospital was the only building that had any damage from it? And for such a big disaster that had them evacuate the hospital electricity in the rest of town was surprisingly well running was it? Do these people of Beacon Hills have their electricity from the witch, I mean druid, I mean plot convenience…. I mean electric currents?

    And you have a good point with Mrs. McCall. I know she is supposed to be important and all, but she is just a nurse, shouldn’t there be at least some other people shouting orders?

    And he doesn’t really give two craps about it, because his recently remodeled basement at home might be flooded . . .
    And here is our second plot convenience of the episode.

    I’m no medical expert, but I’d think in most flooded hospitals, the near-death black-goo pukers would be the first to be evacuated, no?
    The third plot convenience of the episode. Sure she hadn’t puked it right then, but her condition was critical enough to have her be among the first to get out of there.

    Don’t you just hate it when their existence inadvertently causes you to awkwardly run into your sociopathic ex boyfriend, who once turned your son into a werewolf, and who used to occasionally wander around killing people in what sort of looked like a mutant gorilla suit?
    Yeah Scott seems to take the whole bitten by Peter against his will thing pretty well doesn’t he? And speaking of Scott, I instantly thought:
    HE DID NOT TELL HIS MOTHER?!
    He did not tell her that the sociopath that ran on a killing spree, dated her, turned Scott into a werewolf and was killed by Derek is back from the dead? From all information there was, that was the one he did not tell her? Can this asshole become any dumber? This is the guy who is so virtuous and strong willed that he can become a “True Alpha?” What standard is he set against? Peter Pettigrew from Harry Potter?

    Get yourself a nice pair of comfy flats from Payless. And call it a day. Simple shoes would probably clash less with your “murder face” anyway
    That is the problem here. What is with the high heels? I mean how many teachers run around in these things for hours? And what is with the whole sexy stuff? Isn’t it enough that she has super powers? Can’t she be average? At least now they could give her something more fitting the situation, for a woman who is supposedly in an emergency she seriously does not look like it. Kate looked like it; Allison has the fitting clothes, but not Jennifer.
    And you bring up a good point with your remark on Derek not dating Jennifer, since later in the elevator the only point of discussion is her looks, nothing else. I can understand a revulsion against that face but that is actually the only serious point of conversation between them? I understand it for Jennifer/Julia since it ruined her life and the sacrifices she doesn’t bother as it seems, but what about Derek? He never mentions anything.

    And why does she run to Derek anyway? Is Davis serious in thinking we are so stupid to believe that there would be an actual chance of Derek turning against Scott? Despite what you Sterek fans wish Derek seems to regard Stiles as barely even noticeable or worth thinking about so I didn’t add “and Stiles” here.
    And the later scene where Derek has Jennifer at his mercy (seriously she could easily fight of Scott but is helpless against Derek and Scott does not find that odd…. Oh wait, right, he is an idiot) is evidence for that. So I personally think that your inner Sterek messed with your perception/memory of the scene Julie since it clearly was not The only thing that keeps Derek from squeezing Jenny’s neck until her faux-pretty little head pops off of it, is Stiles’ tearful plea that they let her help him locate his missing father . . .
    You can clearly see it here:

    It wasn’t Stiles’ pleas, not even the possibility of his sister’s possible death, it was Scott again, as usual Derek regards Stiles as without worth noticing, you know like he did ever since season 1 when I already theorized that Derek is a racist. Which makes it even less understandable why so many fans want them to be a couple. Seriously, when has this guy ever even been nice to Stiles or even said thank you? Any examples come to mind? Any examples anyone here can back up, not stuff that might be or could be or suggested it, no, cold hard proof, facts. Anyone?

    Oh yeah, do you remember how you told us that Jeff Davis once said to a critic that there is more to Dennifer? Well apparently he meant this here. Well small problem, this wasn’t the point of criticism. The criticism was that Dennifer was totally forced and it still is. Heck this makes it even worse. Had Jennifer bewitched Derek to use him as a sacrifice, he is an Alpha after all so they could have said that he simply has greater resistance to her powers and therefore she needed more time. But nope, apparently it’s all genuine. Which is total bullshit. What is wrong with the relationships this season? Sure Scott and Allison were already coming out of the blue and using Scott’s lycanthropy as an indicator that he loves Allison was pretty lazy but at least it was more understandable. They were 16/17 year old teenagers without any previous experience and so it’s naturally that they hook up and “fall in love” in a second. But Derek is in his mid-twenties and emotionally scarred two times, no way would he ever act like this. Would Jennifer/Julia be like Paige in some way, fine, but not like this, she has nothing in common with Paige.

    And there was one thing I instantly noticed when they agreed to protect Jennifer:
    What was with the weird look into the camera? Why did they have the actress do that? And no she was not just looking up. She was looking directly into the camera.

    Oh and in regards to the mistletoe:
    Isn’t it nice that Deaton is once again the little supporting cast that has no history and can always be relied upon?

    Also:
    Wow Derek is doing a 180 in regards to Jennifer. I am supposed to care why? These two have been together for what? 1 week? Yeah big relationship.

    Unfortunately for Jenny, Scott and Stiles get to the loft first. And they are about to SERIOUSLY ruin Jenny’s chances of ever using her magic coochie on the brooding Alpha Wolf again.
    If it just were so, the way these characters simply forget about Peter’s behavior and how the show tries to portray the twins and Kali as sympathetic I theorize that as long as Jennifer stays alive there is a realistic chance these two hook up again. Whenever this show concentrates on the supernaturals now, it sucks.

    But first, there’s the little matter of Cora and her “Black is the New Brown” vomit, which just so happens to be caused by . . . wait for it . . . mistletoe.
    Yeah a tad too convenient for my taste. I mean in Danny’s case the poisoning made sense but here it is … odd. I mean why was Cora a target? Shouldn’t she rather have given her something to enhance her strength when Cora went against Aiden? I mean you know what they say, the dumber you are the bigger is your luck and apparently the Hale siblings are so dumb they could become the next George Bush:

    or Sarah Palin:

    And had Cora more strength she might have killed Aiden and Jennifer would have had one Alpha less to deal with. Maybe even the two forces go against each other again and some more get killed. She had no problem in killing innocent people so why should she have a problem with that?
    You know, now that I think about it, Jennifer does not come along as that threatening after all.

    The Scooby Crew heads to the hospital with the Worst English Teacher Ever(!) and Derek in one car, and Scott and Stiles bringing up the rear. (Yes, I intentionally made that sound dirty.).
    Come on, just say so:
    You want Stiles on top and Derek be his little bottom bitch. 😉

    I mean, this is a guy who considers three successive grunts a dramatic monologue . . .
    Yeah, he was kind of more vocal back in season 1 wasn’t he?

    In the other car, Stiles notes that Jenny seems a bit too calm for a woman recently exposed as the second coming of Lord Voldemort. He doesn’t trust her.
    Well only a complete idiot or braindead zombie would trust her. Or in other words, on this show only Scott McCall and his werewolf posse would trust her. Ok maybe even he is not that dumb, but definitely dumb enough to trust homicidal maniacs and coward douchebags that do nothing to change their fate.

    Well good. At least someone on this show is still using their brain as something other than a mushy substance inside your head that keeps your ears warm.
    Yeah, there really has been a significant rise in stupidity on this show doesn’t it? I mean I know werewolves are usually dumb, but do they have do make them that stupid?
    And then there was the stuff with the bat… Why did that have no effect whatsoever suddenly? It’s not as though the merged Alpha has been that tough before. And why has Stiles never been badass ever since season 1? Why are his threats and all always used for comedy now? The last time he was badass in case of physical violence was when he punched Jackson.

    When the gang arrives at the hospital, it’s raining. And no one has an umbrella. But only Stiles’ hair seems to actually get wet . . . Perhaps, all supernatural creatures come installed with their own internal blow dryers . . .
    I think this is symptomatic of what is currently really wrong with the show and why it reminds me more and more of TVD: the supernaturals always look like fucking models, unless the plot really demands it. And that is exactly like TVD is. Teen Wolf even has the same disregard towards heightened senses and physical strength, which is especially apparent in the next episode but also in the fight and “suspense” scenes in this one. Also the people that should have been dead a thousand times by now have the biggest plot armor.
    Now don’t get me wrong, the general crowd that also watches TVD won’t be bothered by it, they want to fall in love with bloodthirsty serial mass murderers and when they didn’t stop watching after the last season they never will. But for someone like me who wants substance and actually cares about consistency and character development this stuff really manages to ruin the show.

    And speaking of the rain, there was another inconsistency or maybe simply the writer’s incompetence:
    Isaac can’t catch a scent due to the rain. You know that is true for outside the hospital, but not inside the building. It is not raining within the hospital! And even if the air inside would be more humid than usual it would not hinder his nose significantly, everybody who has been outside on a grassy field after a rain knows that.
    A significant problem was later in the garage when Stiles and Cora where in the ambulance and the twins could not find them despite being not even 20 m away from the car and should have smelled them. Since these things are neither airtight nor have the guys before been exactly briefly on the spot when they loaded Cora into it and so their scents should still be there.

    But to be a bit more funny:

    And you would probably like this:

    You’ve really got to hand it to Peter Hale. He may no longer look like a big scary gorilla. But the dude still knows how to make an entrance . . .
    That might very well be but the problem is that this is far below the power level that was claimed for these Alphas. And there is our next plot convenience:
    How did these Alphas suspect that Jennifer is Julia? An explanation would be nice or at least a hint. They just walk into the hospital and that was it. And in that scene:
    What is with the useless shot to Kali’s and Deucalion’s faces? How many blind and long-nailed barefooters would there be in this town? It is the same as with Boyd back in the hotel room episode. We are not morons, we know it’s them.
    Not to mention that suspense often works best with what is only hinted at and not thrown into our faces.

    Unfortunately, this little friendly exchange between wolves gives the Druid just enough time to escape.
    Yeah you know, this begs a question of mine. Back in the motel episode we saw her in darach form in the fire, presumably at the same time that she was boning Derek. In the next episode she was in that car suddenly. And apparently she could teleport that one guy outside the vet’s office and the girl in the tent. Or maybe she can simply do illusions or appear in two places at the same time… So why doesn’t she use any of that here and instead dos the power telekinesis thing? Teleport out of there, ride on some electric current or do some illusion to distract her pursuers and get out. After all she later only kidnaps Scott’s mom and since she is after parents pretty much everyone else could have fit the criteria, or are all these “teenagers” in Beacon Hills orphans?

    This is one of the many things why this episode is like Aliens vs. Predators and now I will come to the other reason why:

    If only Kanaima Jackson was here, we could through a Party of Evil!
    If only the Kanaima and season 1 Peter would be there, since then we would finally get some actual action. These Alphas are a joke. They have done nothing we haven’t seen Betas in previous seasons do, they are lame, stupid, incompetent and so weak it’s embarrassing. Sure many would say now, but they beat up the other wolves so they must be strong. Nope, not even remotely, because in the previous seasons we already established the power level of Betas and Alphas and these guys are supposedly even more powerful and they are seriously lacking in that regard. And that is where the show does it like TVD and Aliens vs. Predators, they ignore what was already established when it doesn’t suit the plot. Kali ran like a grandma, she should have been able to catch that elevator and the twins should have been able to run much faster. Actually that elevator should have been no problem whatsoever considered the strength they showed for a run of the mill Alpha like Derek in season 2. In the first episode he was able to flip Isaac’s crane. And these Alphas are supposed to be even stronger. It is like in Aliens vs Predators. In that film e.g. the Alien acid only gave that one woman a scar although in the Alien films and even at other parts in the film the blood is such a strong acid that a little bit of it destroys the Alien Queen’s chains. Also in the film those hand grabbers that lay the little Aliens into the hosts took apparently only minutes to do so while in the Alien films they needed 24 hours to do that. Also the Predators where just buff guys who cannot be taken seriously and are easily killed by the Aliens while in the first film in the 80s they were extremely deadly. And this is the problem with the Alpha pack here, they are just too weak.

    And they have to do a lot more than this stuff to make the Alphas look actually badass. Seriously, Kali was not fast enough to catch up to a closing elevator door? And the merged Alphas could not evade that stupid thing with the headlight?
    These things are supposed to be some sort of super Alphas who killed their own packs. That alone should give them an edge even if they aren’t proportionally stronger than Derek or season 1 Peter. But they are nothing like that; they are easily evaded, incredibly slow, lack strategic thinking, cannot use their werewolf gifts and are totally incompetent. The only major threat I have ever seen who was introduced with the same amount of promise and then turned out such a wimp was Klaus from TVD. These idiots make Elgar from Power Rangers Turbo and In Space look competent. That guy had at least no superpowers.

    Think of the speed in the first episode of this season: The twins could catch up to a motor bike at high speed. Why are they running so slow now? And Kali as well, like I said, she should have been able to catch that elevator before the doors were even halfway closed.
    At the start of season 2 they had Scott run as fast as a flying bat swarm and that on all fours. He was easily able to evade cars and considered that the human body is not really fitting a four-legged locomotion, this speed is very impressive. So why should I be impressed by these allegedly superpowerful Alphas who did nothing so far the Betas did not already show?
    Not to mention that they had to be five to get rid of that one girl at the start of the season. I know you suggested that is why she must be supernatural, but I already did not believe that back then since there was nothing to suggest that she had superstrength. She could have been a druid but she did not have the strength necessary to go against 5 Alphas for that long. If she had, the fall from the bike at the start of episode 1 should not have affected her like that and she would have been able to go against the Alphas on her own without her weapon.

    And to have a comparison see Peter season 1:

    The Kanima:

    They were dangerous and menacing and their actions made sense in hindsight.
    But these Alphas are there to collect Scott and do some BS plan instead of just eliminating a potential threat, I mean ever heard of perspective? And what where they doing the last 10 years anyway? They are a joke in planning, they are a joke in badassery, they are a joke in speed and strength, they are nothing more than a poor plot device to push Scott in the forefront and make him a “Leader.”

    Outside on the hospital floor, Mama McCall runs into Deucalion, and instantly calls him out as “The Bad Guy.”
    Just like I did in the first episode. It could not be any more obvious back then and it couldn’t be any more obvious now.

    Peter advocates torture. Now THAT would have been fun to watch. Scott advocates ceding to her demands. (Typical Scott . . .)
    And that was still the smartest thing he did that whole episode, possibly the whole season. Well the smartest thing that actually made sense and did not scream plot convenience.

    The time has come to let all your friends know what a Special Snowflake you truly are . . .
    Yeah that is another problem. Not telling even your best friend. You know the same friend whom only a few episodes ago you told that he should tell his father and the friend who trusts you so much he literally risked his life to safe yours. Great Scott, really great, first you don’t tell your mother that the sociopath who once wanted to kill her is alive, but you also told nobody why Deucalion and his dumbass crew are after you. You are such a big hero Scott, I can really see why you are the most suitable person to do the leader job.

    And apparently now it’s stealing the power to become an Alpha. Again, how did Alphas even start? And like you said, this is a piss poor job to run a species. This is stupid and screams plot convenience and werewolf stereotype again.
    And Scott has such high willpower… yeah right. Is there anybody here who actually beliefs that?

    And you were totally right with Jennifer and Deucalion in your last comment. Why in each case go through all the trouble? Are they that dumb? And if Scott becomes a true Alpha, on what basis would he be loyal to Deucalion then? Or an Alpha in general? Heck we do not even know why Ennis did it. Supposedly the twins out of gratefulness and Kali to be with Ennis, I will get to that later. But why should Scott follow him? Or Derek for that matter? Even if after killing one member of their packs they would want to kill them all, why should that cause them to follow Deucalion? Shouldn’t they rather lust for more power or so? Why follow him?
    Or does he have some superpower that lets him control other Alphas/werewolves? If yes, why was that never even hinted at?

    So, Peter and Scott decide to do what all their favorite former American baseball heroes do, they use performance enhancing drugs. Boys and Girls, DO NOT try this at home . . .
    As funny as Peter’s face was, I immediately asked myself, if that stuff enhances your strength exponentially, why not give it to Scott? And why is Peter still weak? How long does this recovery thing take?

    Though, Scott and Peter end up getting their asses kicked AGAIN,
    Yeah that didn’t look particularly impressive either. The fight between Derek and Scott in season 1 was better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnolGKcKmbI

    I have no words for the slow movements of Scott and Peter. We saw how long it took for the twins to merge several times. These werewolves should be faster than that. Heck we saw Scott keep up with flying bats and run faster than cars.
    This is not a werewolf fight, its humans fighting. And not even fast humans either, it is just a common bar brawl.

    So, she merely burned her face beyond all recognition and left her to die. How sweet!
    That is actually not what happened back then. Her face got slashed but it was still visible. There was no fire involved in any way the whole story does not even hint on how she came to look that way she does now. And technically the power of the Nemeton only allowed her to stay alive long enough so ambulance could arrive. Which makes here file from the episode before kind of weird since then she must have walked out of the morgue or something.
    And Kali could murder her entire pack, which according to Cora is like cutting of a limb, but she was not able to kill Julia because Julia was a friend? What was her pack then? Slaves?
    Sure the scene looked fantastic but the biggest problem I had was with the attempt to make Kali sympathetic, at least I think that is what it was because otherwise why let her leave Julia alive on purpose:
    Kali did it to be with Ennis. This doesn’t fit with what was stated earlier in the season when she stated that killing her pack was liberating, it was the second episode when she had impaled Derek, in a way that should have severed his spine, since here it stated that she was having guilt about this and apparently Deucalion knew it all the time and both knew of each other’s knowledge. Also she did it not for power but to be with a guy. There are several problems with that:
    1) It takes away a good degree of the badassery she had left, since thereby she is not a woman who acts on her own terms but goes to horrible lengths to be a with a guy. Which really is no better than killing her pack for power it simply makes her one of those women that do everything for a guy.
    2) If Kali was in the pack to be with Ennis and that was the only reason, why is she still there now? Why doesn’t she just say ‘screw this, my reason for being here is dead so I go now’? If she wants revenge against Derek, she could have just killed him. This is a pretty big country she is in and the moment Deucalion would catch on to what she has been doing she would have been across the border or up in the air already.

    Now, I don’t know about you. But if I had a kid, and someone killed him using a type of tree branch, the last thing I would want to do, is hang that tree branch over my door, and makeout with people under it, for the rest of eternity . . . That just seems really morbid to me . . .
    For good reason because the mistletoe tradition has absolutely nothing to do with that and you can’t say that mistletoe has been overlooked in druidism or many other parts. Sure the Norse might have had no use for it, but the Death of Baldr was nothing permanent and was only temporary until the new Earth emerged after Ragnarök. And actually in an alternative story the mistletoe was not “overlooked” (it never was it was simply considered too weak to be threatening) but was considered too young to do the oath of not hurting Balder.

    The fact is that in cultures across pre-Christian Europe, mistletoe was seen as a representation of divine male essence (and thus romance, fertility and vitality).

    According to Pliny the Elder, the Celts considered it a remedy for barrenness in animals and an antidote to poison.
    Interesting how different it is to its usage here right?

    When Christianity became widespread in Europe after the 3rd century AD, the religious or mystical respect for the mistletoe plant was integrated to an extent into the new religion. In some way that is not presently understood, this may have led to the widespread custom of kissing under the mistletoe plant during the Christmas season. The earliest documented case of kissing under the mistletoe dates from 16th century England, a custom that was apparently very popular at that time.
    Mistletoe is commonly used as a Christmas decoration, though such use was rarely alluded to until the 18th century.[17] Viscum album is used in Europe whereas Phoradendron serotinum is used in North America. Both are commercially harvested. According to custom, the mistletoe must not touch the ground between its cutting and its removal as the last of Christmas greens at Candlemas; it may remain hanging through the year, often to preserve the house from lightning or fire, until it is replaced the following Christmas Eve.[18][19] The tradition has spread throughout the English-speaking world but is largely unknown in the rest of Europe.
    The type of Mistletoe used during Christmas celebrations is of the same type as that believed to be sacred by ancient druids, but, outside northern Europe, the plant used is not the same species. The mistletoe that is commonly used as a Christmas decoration in North America (Phoradendron flavescens) grows as a parasite on trees in the west as also in those growing in a line down the east from New Jersey to Florida. In Europe, where the custom originates, the ‘original’ mistletoe, Viscum album, is still used. The European mistletoe is a green shrub with small, yellow flowers and white, sticky berries which are considered poisonous. Ancient druids considered the Viscum album plant holy, but had no knowledge of the Phoradendron flavescens. Modern druids focus on the parasitic habitat on oak (where it is very rarely found) as being the definer of a sacred mistletoe, and use Phoradendron flavescens as well as other mistletoe species.[20]
    According to ancient Christmas custom, a man and a woman who meet under a hanging of mistletoe were obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Scandinavian origin.[21] It was described in 1820 by American author Washington Irving in his The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.:
    The mistletoe is still hung up in farm-houses and kitchens at Christmas, and the young men have the privilege of kissing the girls under it, plucking each time a berry from the bush. When the berries are all plucked the privilege ceases.

    Had Jeff Davis introduced mistletoe as a means to ward of werewolves like some Belgian stories suggest, I think it was Belgium, I would have been impressed, but this is rather lazy in my eyes.

    So, how does this relate to old Jenny from the Tree Block? Well, basically she considers the emissaries murdered by the Alphas in their Alpha Pack to be like mistletoe, because both parties were overlooked, and underestimated.
    Yeah, I think this is rubbish. It is their own damn fault since they apparently serve every pack that there is. They seem to have no rules whatsoever in that regard.
    Also interesting constellation again don’t you think? The black druids serve and the white druid fights back. Where have I heard that before? Hm… I am thinking of an idiotic, hypocritical protagonist who falls in love with an abusive, impulsive mass murderer… I guess it must have been Twilight. But then, why do I think of Virginia and the romanticizing of Victorian society and slavery????

    Personally, I don’t like the analogy. You know who I think is “overlooked,” Jenny Dearest? All those innocent virgins, and sweet woodland creatures, you murdered just so your face wouldn’t look like 100 slugs died on it . . that’s who!
    You say it sister. And how does that sacrifice stuff work anyway? Does she have to be close to it? Was she near it when the cats and that dear killed themselves?

    Jenny also casually mentioned that a Lunar Eclipse is coming up. Apparently, Lunar Eclipses make werewolves lose all their magical powers.
    Yeah that was soooo original, never heard that before. I saw this “they lose” their power coming.
    Actually the last time I heard something similar was in Inuyasha:

    And why does the lunar eclipse have that effect anyway? It is just the earth’s shadow covering the moon? So are earth and moon at some sort of battle and werewolves are affected by it? If yes, shouldn’t we have noticed something be now? Or is it the missing light of the moon? Small problem, why can they keep their power during daylight then? Shouldn’t the moon then affect their strength all the time? And why is an eclipse special? Why not New Moon?

    PS. Isn’t it great that this was what Erica’s scene was good for? Seriously that scene of hers was still totally pointless.

    We interrupt this Lesson in Norse Mythology, to bring you MAMA MCCALL BEING AWESOME, AND ELECTROCUTING SHREK WITH A CRASH CART . . .
    Has there ever been a DNA test proving that Melissa and Scott share DNA? Because she seems a whole lot smarter than he is. Seriously he never did something that capable, he and Peter could not defeat those guys and Mrs. McCall does it with one strike. Why is Scott supposed to be special again? Special in a good way I mean.

    Basically, the plan involves Allison impersonating Jenny to draw the Alpha’s out of hospital . . .
    Where did they get high heels for Allison?

    “Once again, I waste lots of bullets, and hit absolutely no one . . . This is my design.”

    “Kiss my dirty, fungus-ridden feet, Argents!”

    Gosh this scene was stupid.
    Their stopping was stupid and in season 2 Erica was able to catch an arrow shot by crossbow at short distance. These guys should be able to do it without moving anything but their arms. Had these idiotic twins just kept running at Allison instead of stopping when she stopped and growl at hear they would have beaten her and ripped her to pieces. There was no reason for them to stop. This was plot convenience and plot armor at its finest.

    Scott will stand around looking confused.
    So basically he does the same thing he always does.

    Remember how the Darach was looking for “Guardians” to fill her collection of human sacrifice stereotypes? Well, apparently Mama McCall and Papa Stilinski both fit that bill.
    Why? In what way is a parent also a guardian? And why would druids even have that concept? Back then child mortality was high so wouldn’t parents be pretty piss poor guardians?

    And that’s when Scott, bereft of hope, and severely lacking in creativity, dejectedly decides to accept Deucalion’s offer to join his pack, if only so he can save his, and his best friend’s parental unit.
    DUMBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap, face slap.
    Ok, I am back.

    You know Davis tries to portray Scott as someone in control and logical and all, but considered his previous portrayal and the complete lack of transition to this state Scott comes along as rather uncaring as long as neither Allison, nor Derek (for whatever reason) or his mom are involved, interesting that his best friend never caused such reactions in him. And Scott doesn’t know what else to do… maybe the music would have a non-nauseating effect on me if Scott had actually tried anything, had ever shown to be actually smart, would … heck not change his mind on a moment’s notice!!!!
    Why is it that Davis wants to present Scott as this great hero but doesn’t manage to give him the character development to justify it as he did with Stiles?
    And Scott should know to finally listen to Stiles. Stiles is the one able to keep things together, you see how he was despite knowing that his father was in danger, he was not like Scott who just gave up and followed Deucalion despite having no proof, not even a hint that Deucalion could actually do what he promised. And the next episode did not make it any better. It only highlighted how pointless all this was. Even in that scene I was thinking (to Jeff Davis and Scott): go to Deaton, ask Stiles, think of something, say no and again go to Deaton. You have your magical negro right there. Use him! But no, not when it doesn’t fit the plot. And that is what this was: Scott went with Deucalion because the plot says so. It was dumb, idiotic and as the next episode proves it was totally useless. And seriously bringing the parents to that Nemeton tree was the most obvious place there was. They should have just gone to Deaton or Mr. Argent and then do the math and put the puzzle together. As they did in the next episode and that this was possible was shown already since Julia was shown to have been found there, which begs the question why the ambulance/police knew her to be there, and so there is a report. And so this whole speudodrama was a complete waste of time and space. What was Jeff Davis thinking, what was that?

    This show started what the next one finished: To show that when team human is in charge the scenes are awesome, but when team werewolf is in charge the scenes suck.

    Mrs. McCall was great, Stiles was great (except for the stupid comic relief scene), even the Argents were capable, but the werewolves were complete idiots!!!!
    Why are they doing this, why do they give us these incompetent idiots that can’t get anything done and should have been killed a dozen times already?
    This show was supposed to be about Scott developing towards becoming a leader, as stupid as that idea was to begin with, to shed his old stupid and self-absorbed self and embrace a new identity. Or what else was this teaser supposed to show?

    This season so far was nothing like this. It should have been this way. This was what it was supposedly about. It was about higher stakes, about fighting the very people Derek was afraid of – we haven’t been told why actually and when he met them again – about actual life and death situations. It was about taking the show to the next level, about growing up, about everyone living up to their story potential. Not to mention that this show was supposed to be in a world without homophobia, racism, classism and sexism and where gay relationships are shown as totally normal.
    But instead we get handed a totally forced and plotwise useless relationship while the gay relationship that is actually plot relevant happens off screen, we get a bunch of white and male werewolves in a show that already tends towards white sausage fest, a supposedly badass druid in high heels, druids that have more in common with the witches in TVD than actual druids, a lame ass werewolf back story that doesn’t explain anything, a villain that basically emasculated himself, the only black werewolf gets killed off while the useless white werewolf that is not Scott gets to stay around, the actual competent people get pushed to the background every time the werewolves come on the screen. They even had Stiles say that Scott will save them although he should know better than anyone else how incompetent Scott is, he is the one who trained Scott and figured out the stuff in season 1 and 2 for God’s sake, but apparently not even Stiles is immune against Jeff Davis’ Scott obsession. When the werewolves aren’t there or in the minority the human characters can shine and the plot makes sense and the actor’s potential is used but when not they suddenly loose several IQ points, the story makes no sense, rules are broken and a dumbass like Scott is supposed to be the big hero and “Chosen One”. And the worst part is that the makers proved in season 1 and 2 that they can do better than this but apparently they don’t anymore. As if they are choosing to only improve the visual appeal of the show but not its universe. Gosh!!!!! It is one thing when authors like Plec, Meyer, Houck or Clare, Brennan and Hecht do this stuff, they were incompetent to begin with, but when show makers clearly proved that they can do better but apparently chose not to it is only:

  8. East Coast Captain

    Andre I tend to blame the writing more than the characters there´s nothing wrong with them its just the writing is bad.

    The reason I stick with Scott is because I feel he can be written better. I think Scott gets it from his father but he is a nicer person than his father.

    You think the werewolves are the idiots and the humans tend to figure stuff out and generally save the day? Yeah I tend to see it from time to time though the werewolves can be helpful at least Peter can, Derek is as dumb as Scott.

    Oh I agree Derek and Scott are more connect than Sterek I´m surprised they haven´t written slash fics about them.

    I actually vote for Scott and Stiles to given character development, I don´t give a damn about Allison I think she hinders Scott.

    • Andre

      Oh make no mistake, I blame the writers for everything. They proved they can do better but they chose not to, or worse they might actually think that they are writing these werewolves good.

      I would have no problem if Scott would be shown to actually develop towards being a leader but so far everything they have shown us points in the other direction. And considered how he was portrayed in season 1 and 2 Scott would need the whole of season 3 to make it believable that he supposedly is so virtuous and strong willed to be come an Alpha. If he were so strong willed he would have stayed more level headed in this episode when he heard the thing about his mother.

      The whole thing is simply not what Davis & Co claimed it to be. And while it started out as progressive in season 1 it no longer is. Actually I plan on watching the whole show once more up to the end of episode 12 to see what has changed because not only is Scott’s wardrobe significantly different he also seems to have gotten an awful lot of money now. In addition I have the feeling that they give Posey a narrower range of emotions to portray.

  9. East Coast Captain

    I would advise you not to say anything on these threads remember that episode is not supposed to be out until Monday. 🙂

    Awful lot of money? Doesn´t Scott have a job? I don´t know I mean how does Derek pay for his life and the electricity to power the lights? Its one of those things probably.

    I think next season Derek will get involve with a girl that is going tragically once again. Its the same old thing with him as well.

    • Andre

      Sure Scott has a job, but he had that one the whole time and you saw his clothes and his home. So did he get a significant raise all of a sudden?

      And what threads are you talking about?

    • Johan

      Aww, don’t say that about Derek. Another failed relationship and he will off himself. I will cross my fingers that the next one will work out.

  10. east coast captain

    How does sheriff Still ski have his house on a Sheriff’s salary? Its one of those things in television.

    Episode 12 is already out and I have seen it.

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