Casualties of War – A Recap of Teen Wolf’s “Insatiable”

dying ali

Hey there, Werebangers!  This week on Teen Wolf, our Scooby Gang learned that, when you are fighting an evil fox spirit with a penchant for shoving flies into its enemies orifices, casualties of war are inevitable.  And sometimes those casualties might come in the form of people you always assumed would be safe, because they are in the main title sequence of the show .  . .

allison bamf heir of slytherin

That’s right, boys and girls.  Jeff Davis actually went and killed off Allison Argent, one of Teen Wolf’s Big Four, a decision that will undoubtedly alter the feel and dynamic of the show for the rest of its run.  Regardless of how you felt about Allison as a character, and the way she was utilized throughout the series (first as a love interest, then as a surprise villain, then as a redemption story, and finally, as wallpaper), Teen Wolf fans cannot doubt the impact of her presence on the show for its past three seasons.

allison tear heir of slytherin

And so, without further adieu, I present to you the episode that will forever go down in Teen Wolf history as Allison Argent’s Swan Song . . .

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(It will also go down in history as the episode with Two Stiles!  Talk about Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun.)

more dancing stiles

 

stiles dancing at gay bar melchiors

[As always, a big hearty thank you goes out to my screencapping pal Andre, who I think would pull an evil mind controlling fly out of my mouth, if I asked nicely . . . though I suspect he’d do it wearing a surgical glove, and would make certain I’d at least brushed my teeth first.]

Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhhh

hand in mouth

 

“This is more uncomfortable than that time my brother stuck his hand up my ass and merged bodies with me.

What a fun way to begin an episode!  Deaton decides to exorcise Isaac, Aiden and Ethan of their demons the old fashioned way, by sticking his hand down their throat and making them puke them out in the shower.   (I guess having the wolves do it themselves would have made it seem like Teen Wolf promotes bulimia?)

not sexy mouth

 

Deep Throat 2: Dig Deeper

Speaking of exorcise, Stiles finally mans up and gets his Oni-induced self-tattoo . . .

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“Can’t I just get a hickey instead?”

got you now

“We meet again.”

so beautiful

“You know, since we are going the whole tattoo route, I was thinking you could give me something a bit more original . . . like Batman or the Abominable Snowman.”

tattoo

“Or you could just give me the same old boring backwards S everybody else has . . . whichever you think is best.”

. . . thus proving him to no longer be a possessed evil demon, but rather someone with whom many Soap Opera characters can relate: The Guy with the Evil Twin.

good stiles

 

bad stiles more

 

“I’m the hot one!”

Speaking of Stiles’ Less Snarky But More Swaggery other half, he’s chillin in the basement of Eichen House with a kidnapped Lydia, trying to charm her with his best nogitsune pickup lines . . .

get you get you

“Scream for me Lydia,” he coos.

lyd screams

“Check out my cool underground lair that smells like dead people.”

winky stiles

“Your other love interest on this show is probably going to croak.  And I look just like him.  Isn’t that good enough?”

nodding oh yeah

“I can eat your feelings.  Yum!  Sexy, sexy!”

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“Lydia’s feelings taste like onion rings.”

“Hey, mind if I sniff your neck?”

sniff sniff

Fortunately for the Nogitsune, Lydia is no stranger to generalized creepiness, and uncouth sexual advances.  After all, she dated Jackson . .  .

half kanaima jack

And Dead Uncle Peter . . .

heard party

And This Guy . . .

what he said

Come to think of it, Nogitsu-Stiles might very well be her ideal mate!

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Preparing for Battle

Around Beacon Hills, our Scooby Crew are all prepping for the showdown of the century.  Deputy Parish is speaking cryptically . . .

handsome thank you

Derek and Papa Argent are . . . kissing and making up .  . .

i sorry

 

“You wouldn’t happen to know where I might be able to find a Hallmark card that says, ‘Sorry I doused you in kerosene, because I swallowed an evil bug, would you?”

its ok

“I keep a bunch of them in my top drawer just in case.”

i sorry

“Cool.  Would you mind writing one to yourself from me?  I haven’t picked up a writing utensil in ten years, and even then it was just to stab someone I didn’t like in the eye.”

Kira and her mom are . . . enjoying Family Game Night.

playing go

 

good enoug

 

“When you are 900 years old, you find a lot of new and inventive ways to waste time.”

this sucks

“If I wanted to waste time, I’d go upstairs and have meaningless lukewarm sex with Scott, not play a more boring version of checkers with you.”

Stiles, Scott and Sheriff Stilinski are paying a visit to everybody’s Second Favorite Banshee, Crazy Meredith, who they figure may have Lydia on her “Friends and Family” plan on her non-working payphone.

phone a friend

“E.T phone home.”

(Why does everybody always assume that all banshees automatically know one another?  Isn’t that a little racist?)

Unfortunately, finding Meredith may be easier said than done.  After all, like seemingly every other loon in Eichen House, Meredith has figured out that freedom is always just a misplaced shot of Haldol, and an orderly key swipe away . . .

meddling kids haha

 

“Rats, foiled again!”

Which you are YOU?

While Lydia endures the creepy company of Nogitsu-Stiles, Real Stiles takes a nap, and awakens petrified that this little snooze, like every other one he’s taken this season was less nap and more EVIL FOX POSSESSION.

wake uppppp stiles

“Nope, you were legitimately sleeping this time,” his bro Scott reassures him.

you are ok

 

“Hey remember that time you and I were in each other’s arms like this, and you stabbed me with a sword?  Good times.”

Stiles seems pretty relieved to hear this good news, except for the fact that he’s now freezing cold and pretty much at death’s door.

dreaming stiles

 

Nogits-Flu

going to die

A nice healthy Nogitsune Possession is starting to look like a pretty attractive alternative now,  isn’t it Stiles?

nodding oh yeah

Speaking of mistaken identity, Allison is forced to ask Isaac whether he was the dude she f*&ked the night before, or if she actually bumped uglies with the psycho fly guy who chained her to the bed the following morning.

you or not you

 

Isaac proudly proclaims that it was definitely him who put his weiner inside the Argent vajayjay.

happy isaac

 

“I totally tapped that ass!”

And that’s really nice for Allison to hear.  I mean, no one wants to think they’ve been having sex with bugs . . .

bugging

But honestly I’m still a bit skeptical.  Let’s recap . . . Isaac was ill in the hospital and unconscious up until that fly invaded his IV.  Then his eyes went all firefly yellow, and the next thing you know he’s perfectly  healthy in Allison’s bedroom acting oddly quiet, extremely sexually aggressive and way creepier than usual.

ready to kill

I don’t know about you guys, but it sure sounds like Bug Sex to me.

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Perhaps, Isaac was just telling Allison what she wanted to hear, because he somehow knew she was  shortly headed to the big ole Argent Graveyard in the Sky, and he didn’t want her to die feeling all skeeved out her recent sexual encounter.  Nice guy , that Isaac!

Coach Crackhead TO THE RESCUE!

Having somehow wandered  all the way from Eichen House to the high school on foot (is this entire town one square mile long?), Meri-Death gets the brilliant idea to sit in on Coach’s Econ class . . . probably because every other teacher in the school has already been murdered, and Coach’s class is the only one left.

apply

 

“Since Post Nogitsune Stiles is less snarky and more emo broody, I figured the Scooby Gang had an opening in the position of  The Quirky One.  Is now a good time to apply?”

love greenberg

Eichen House Dickwad, who didn’t even bother to change out of his scrubs before making the trip to school, has some not-so-nice words to say to everyone’s favorite Econ Teacher before barging in to bring Meredith back to the loony bin.

the pajama squad

 

The Pajama Squad

Bad move, Dickwad.  You just messed with the wrong gym teacher.

Meredith, meanwhile, is doing what any self-respecting banshee escaped from a mental institution would do.  She’s talking to a piano!  The problem is that the piano is speaking too quietly, and Meredith can’t hear it.

hand down greenberg hellloooooo

 

“Beethoven is that you?  Think you could maybe teach me how to play chopsticks?”

And then, just when the piano is finally ready to speak up, in comes Eichen House Dickwad with his trustee taser.

time to fry

 

“Torturing mentally disturbed minors is awesome!

Fortunately for Meredith, Coach Crackhead hates douchebags with tasers .  . . and bullies . .  and people who curse . . . and the American Healthcare system.

my time

Nighty night, Eichen House Dickwad!

And that was how Coach Crackhead finally became an unofficial member of the Scooby Gang.  Here’s hoping they don’t they don’t decide to kill him off next week . ..

Father Knows Best

In other adult news, Allison and Papa Argent shared a nice moment, during which Papa indoctrinated Allison into kind of a neat family tradition of fashioning bullets out of silver.  I liked that Allison decided to fashion a silver arrowhead instead, since that has always been her weapon of choice.

bonding

One of the cool things about Allison Argent is that, while she remained faithful to her family’s history and ideals, she was never afraid to question them, when they needed questioning, and to chart out her own path, when the old family guidebooks didn’t seem to suit her current situation.  As a werewolf hunter, Allison Argent has always been a bit of a pioneer.  Sure she stumbled a bit, along the way, was evil for a good portion of the second season, and sometimes seemed more interested in getting laid than getting stuff done.  But hey, she’s just a teenager after all.  And given that, I’d say she made for a pretty fierce heroine during her lifetime on the show.

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Was Allison’s “goodbye” to her father a bit heavy handed, particularly in light of her demise by the end of the episode?  Sure!  I mean, Allison and her dad pretty much put themselves in harm’s way every episode this season.  Why choose now to get all mushy gushy about it?  But as an opportunity to showcase the character’s strengths and how much she’s grown since the pilot episode, I think the season was an effective one.

talking with daddy

Unlike, say . . . the scene between Scott and his dad . . .

whos your daddy

After weeks of speculation, the real Big Secret Scott’s dad had been keeping from his son about why he left was finally revealed.  And it was . . .  drumroll please . . .

finn head nod

Scott hit his head once when he was a baby, because Scott’s dad was a drunk.

know why

THAT’S IT????!   THAT’S THE DEEP DARK SECRET?? WHY THE GUY STAYED AWAY ALL THIS TIME?

scared stupid things joeliepolie

Well . . . at least it explains why our True Alpha is so . . . how do I put this kindly?  Slow?

ephemeral

Too many knocks to the noggin during one’s pre-adolescent years could cause any kid to end up a few crayons short of a Crayola Box .  . .

yet another scott face

Speaking of non-sequiturs, elsewhere in Beacon Hills the Alpha Twins almost get murdered by a barrage of wolfsbane-infused bullets, but are rescued by Derek, in a sequence that seems to have absolutely nothing to do with this week’s episode, apart from the possible build-up of a cliffhanger for Season 4.

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Change in Ownership

It took Kira playing a silly board game with her mother, and a fake cell phone conversation between Meredith and The Banshee Network for our Scooby Gang to figure out what most fans could have told you back in episode 3 or 4 . . . that the final showdown between the Oni, Nogitsu-Stiles and the Scooby Gang was destined to take place where all this crap began 70 years earlier  . . . at Eichen House.

eichen house

Speaking of complex machinations leading to obvious conclusions, it also appears that Nogitsu-Stiles only captured Lydia so he could figure out when the Oni were close enough for him to break Kira’s mom’s last tail, assigning their ownership from her to him.

break

ownership

Hey Nogitsu-Stiles, I could think of another way you could have figured out when the Oni were close . . . you could have waited until you ACTUALLY SAW THEM . . .

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Just saying . .

Complaints aside, I’m not a huge fan of Kira’s mom.  I think she’s kind of a b*tch basically.  So, I’d be lying if I didn’t cheer just a little bit when Nogitsu-Stiles smiled smarmily at his sort-of / kind-of erstwhile ex girlfriend, while he flaunted her army of former minions in her face.  That’s what you get for being cocky, Mommy Dearest.

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MORTAL KOMBAAAAAAAAAAT

Time for this week’s fight scene.  And ooh, I’ve gotta say, this one is a doozy.

Stiles finds Lydia and to say she is unhappy to be rescued is an understatement.  Not that the girl is ungrateful, per say, it’s just that she was pretty confident the death that she was feeling was Nogitsu-Stiles.  But now that all her friends are here fighting for her honor, well . . .

my best friend

Let’s just say she’s rightfully got a bad feeling about this.

While Real Stiles takes a much deserved other nap  (Dude really did spend most of this season asleep, didn’t he?) .  . .

need more nap

. . . the rest of the gang takes another shot at the now fully-recharged evil Oni.  And they get slaughtered!

homework

 

slaughtered

 

“Homework is looking pretty good right now.”

In a surprise twist, Allison figures out, almost by accident that they key to killing the Oni are the same silver-tipped arrowheads she fashioned just hours earlier.

missing what am i

 

try again

 

dying

 

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“I’m mellllttttinnnng.”

Annnnnd . .. then she gets her tummy sliced in half by an Oni Sword.  Isn’t that always how things work out?

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A horrified Scott rushes to Allison’s side only to realize that she is basically already gone.  He can’t even take away her pain, because she feels nothing.  In her tearfully poignant final monologue, Allison declares Scott as her first and always love . . .

love you

(Sorry Isaac!  Maybe it would have been better off if she did bone the fly.)

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She also pleas that Scott tell her father something . . . but she dies before she can say what that something is.  I’m thinking her message for dad has to do with the Oni-killing arrowheads. Allison must have put something different in them to make them the effective weapons they were.  I suspect this “secret” will come into play in next week’s finale.

this is me thinking

But for now, we mourn Allison Argent, the third member of the Argent clan to meet an untimely demise, and the first to actually die as a pretty darn decent person . . .

final word

 

crap

 

sads

Why do I have the terrible feeling that old evil Gramps is going to outlive them all . . .

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Next week on Teen Wolf, the Season of Nogitsu-Stiles will reach its stunning conclusion, and another pack member will, unfortunately, kick the wolfsbane bucket.

Any guesses as to which Beacon Hills resident shouldn’t be buying any green bananas?

Until next time,Werebangers!

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3 responses to “Casualties of War – A Recap of Teen Wolf’s “Insatiable”

  1. East Coast Captain

    That was the most pathetic kill off ever. I felt sadder when they killed off Boyd I feel the same way I FEEL when they kill off someone on the Vampire Diaries and that’s saying much because those guys are every bit as bad as the bad guys and Plec said she hates villains who are just villains well mass murderers are redeemed when they fall for vain and vapid teenage girls. I didn’t watch the latest episode.

    So which of the pack will bite the dust tomorrow? I think it might be Isaac or one of the twins. What I think is that next season Scott might turn his first werewolf should be grand right? 🙂

    Meanwhile I will be watching something adult and meaningful like From Dusk Till Dawn about real vampires not these pretty boys who like to have sex with teenage girls. Another is The Strain it’s going to be on June 22nd set your calenders vampires are making a real comeback.

    • Andre

      I had no emotional responce to Allison’s death at all, only annoyance that Isaac is still alive. I guessed that she would die since Kira was more and more like Allison and now that they had given Allison character development… it all reminded me of how they killed of Boyd: new info -> death
      If Isaac dies next episode I will be happy since we already have enough useless Jackson clones on the show.
      And “Scott becoming the Alpha” should have been grand already, just like the Alpha pack, and you see how that turned out. So Scott turning his first werewolf… I have my reservations. :/
      I just hope they do not ruin Riddle-demon.

  2. Andre

    The title of this episode was “Insatiable”? Wow had I known that I would have guessed that something bad that way comes.
    “De-Void” was an odd name but at least it made sense considered that most of the episode 22 was about getting Riddle-demon out of Stiles. But in what way was “insatiable” a fitting name for this episode?

    And sometimes those casualties might come in the form of people you always assumed would be safe, because they are in the main title sequence of the show
    Actually I had seen a video description about the episode that hinted some “she” was dead and I guessed right away that it would be Allison or Mamma McCall. But then I thought how much Kira reminded me of Allison and how they were becoming more and more interchangeable in the prior episode that I was 95 % sure Allison would die. So I no longer considered her safe. Not that this made any difference because they way she died… well we get to that.

    That’s right, boys and girls. Jeff Davis actually went and killed off Allison Argent, one of Teen Wolf’s Big Four, a decision that will undoubtedly alter the feel and dynamic of the show for the rest of its run.
    I wouldn’t count on it. You see I already talked about how many similarities there are between Allison and Kira, oh I am sure some people will go “yeah an Asian lead, Teen Wolf is so progressive”, sure if you consider an Asian stereotype, a female one nonetheless (female Asian American actors always have it easier than their male counterparts), progressive. But anyway, I would no longer consider Allison one of the big four, since she had barely any real role and development anymore since the middle of the season. Prior to this episode the most she had to do was in the first 2-3 episodes and afterwards she was rather a sideline character, Scott and Stiles dominated the picture.
    So I really doubt it will change much.

    Teen Wolf fans cannot doubt the impact of her presence on the show for its past three seasons.
    Depends on what you consider her impact to be since over the course of the seasons 3a and b she was pushed more and more into the background, becoming more a plot device than a character, which ultimately lead to her replacement by Kira. I guess we should have all seen it coming when Kira developed her Mary Sue powers that looked so much like Alison’s skills.

    “This is more uncomfortable than that time my brother stuck his hand up my ass and merged bodies with me.“
    That is not mindmelding Julie, that is fisting. 😉
    I always guessed you were a pervy gay man trapped inside a woman’s body.

    What a fun way to begin an episode! Deaton decides to exorcise Isaac, Aiden and Ethan of their demons the old fashioned way, by sticking his hand down their throat and making them puke them out in the shower. (I guess having the wolves do it themselves would have made it seem like Teen Wolf promotes bulimia?)
    Either way that was weird. Not only do I wonder where those flies where since quite frankly if you go in the throat like that you can’t really go deep, so where were those flies sticking? On the flap?
    Also this proved what a colossal magical negro and plot device Deaton is. He knows how to exorcise these things but he could not figure out the mind-meld trick last episode and so they contacted Peter? He was and is the advisor to a pack of werewolves, this would be his specialty, so why on earth does he know the fly-exorcism but not the mind-meld? Oh right, because the writers have to make sure Peter is important.

    Speaking of exorcise, Stiles finally mans up and gets his Oni-induced self-tattoo . . .
    This once again reminded me of the fact that Noshiko apparently set the shadow-ninjas on her own daughter. Can’t she tell whether someone is possessed or not? Then again, she never told her daughter what she is and considered everything we know of Noshiko so far and how old she is, I think it is safe to say that she is the dumbest character on Teen Wolf this season. In season 2 and 3a Derek had the badge of shame but this season Noshiko is the dumbest of the dumb. While the “internment camp” episode or as I call it “America’s further attempt to sanitize its own history” shoved her way into the race for the title, this episode cemented her as the definitive winner. I doubt even Derek, Scott and the Jackson clones combined could muster enough idiocy in the season finale to beat her. But then again, I always underestimated their idiocy so maybe they will still steal the crown.

    . . . thus proving him to no longer be a possessed evil demon, but rather someone with whom many Soap Opera characters can relate: The Guy with the Evil Twin.
    Come to think of it: Pretty good point. Let’s just hope the people on this show won’t shout “For Stiles” every other episode and Stiles won’t fall for dangerous, self-centered lunatics.

    “Scream for me Lydia,” he coos.
    You know, the question really is, what does he want with her? Is she a bait? If yes this seemed pretty unnecessary. Does he want to feed on pain and the like? You know how would that work? So far her powers made her freak out but never actually caused her pain or anything. So really… why?

    “Your other love interest on this show is probably going to croak. And I look just like him. Isn’t that good enough?”
    Yeah… nope, that line would have worked if it were Jackson that creeps after Lydia down there. He looks like her current boyfriend. And Danny’s current boyfriend. And Allison’s current boyfriend…. Yeah, so what I meant last comment when I said Davis might be overcompensating.

    Fortunately for the Nogitsune, Lydia is no stranger to generalized creepiness, and uncouth sexual advances. After all, she dated Jackson . . .
    And Dead Uncle Peter . . .
    And This Guy . . .
    Come to think of it, Nogitsu-Stiles might very well be her ideal mate!

    You mean she will turn into the Caroline Forbes of Teen Wolf? Well like Caroline she is constantly close to death. But she hasn’t been tortured in each season yet.

    Around Beacon Hills, our Scooby Crew are all prepping for the showdown of the century.
    Which was mostly a big let down.

    Deputy Parish is speaking cryptically . . .
    When I heard his “I felt drawn” comment I was thinking: Is this their lame way of pretending that they did not ignore the canon stated effect the Nemeton would allegedly have? Because so far nothing came true:
    1) The darkness in the hearts of Scott, Stiles and Allison? Not there, instead they had hallucinations and apparently their heads where wide open for anybody.
    2) That supernatural creatures would feel drawn to it. Yeah so far not come to realization. Riddle-demon was there since the 1940s and Noshiko & Co are back to attempt what Noshiko was apparently too dumb to do for more than 70 years. Seriously what held her or Riddle-Demon back the whole time? The Nemeton was in full power so why couldn’t Riddle-demon use that power, was the power by the “sacrifice” different? And what kept her from coming back so long? This isn’t simply “not explained” this is a big plothole.

    Derek and Papa Argent are . . . kissing and making up . . .
    Oh no…. Julie, admit, you are the devil and want to torture us with that image. I need some antidote:

    Yeah, not enough, I need some more:

    That’s better.

    “Cool. Would you mind writing one to yourself from me? I haven’t picked up a writing utensil in ten years, and even then it was just to stab someone I didn’t like in the eye.”
    You know what I don’t get in that scene? I know Derek isn’t the smartest guy on the planet but shouldn’t he have picked up by now that Chris doesn’t kill for the sake of it? Technically without the Hunters, even if the show now tries to spin them into the bad guys again apparently, the world would probably be worse off, since most werewolves don’t come along as particularly stable.

    This sounds more and more like bad YA fiction were writers are too lazy to flesh out characters and just use stuff like “s/he is part of an oppressed minority.”

    Kira and her mom are . . . enjoying Family Game Night.
    Why? I really wonder, why? This doesn’t seem wise, it seems pretty dumb, it isn’t even a good distraction, and especially not when you consider that Arden Cho is supposed to play a 16/17 year old looking like a 25 year old so why exactly would the writers think such a character has the attention span necessary to learn that game? What “normal” teenager would have such a mindset to begin with?

    “If I wanted to waste time, I’d go upstairs and have meaningless lukewarm sex with Scott, not play a more boring version of checkers with you.”
    Exactly.

    Stiles, Scott and Sheriff Stilinski are paying a visit to everybody’s Second Favorite Banshee, Crazy Meredith, who they figure may have Lydia on her “Friends and Family” plan on her non-working payphone.
    Aka the convenient deus ex machina now that their current machina Lydia is unavailable. Seriously don’t you think it’s a tad too convenient that just when their regular banshee is unavailable a replacement just happens to be there?
    At least they used it to show that with Stiles there is at least one smart character left on the show.
    Of course they also use her to show the desirability of the Jackson clone named Isaac and that apparently the writers of Teen Wolf shy away from actual current issues of the real world or otherwise they would have given them the stalker’s best friend, the new surveillance app, to find Lydia:

    Or last episode the hunters would have come along with those new handcuffs that drug and electrocute you. It is post 2012 in Teen Wolf I think so these toys must be on the American market already.

    Why does everybody always assume that all banshees automatically know one another? Isn’t that a little racist?
    Would it be racist? Or rather speciest? Or cultist? Wait that means something else. I guess we would know if they had ever explained what Banshees actually are. Are they magical humans? A species, somehow, another mutation of werewolves? So basically women needing men to exist in that case. Or are they chosen by someone? How do they fit into Irish mythology? They introduced them in season 2 and we have no idea.

    After all, like seemingly every other loon in Eichen House, Meredith has figured out that freedom is always just a misplaced shot of Haldol, and an orderly key swipe away . . .
    First Fly guy, then Malia and now Meredith… man that place’s security sucks. Whose policy do they follow? Mystic Falls?

    Stiles seems pretty relieved to hear this good news, except for the fact that he’s now freezing cold and pretty much at death’s door.
    Yeah, I wondered what was up with that. Did the whole “two-Stiles” thing somehow sucked life force out of him? Or considered that Riddle-demon isn’t exactly wearing much clothes, does Stiles get all the adverse effects? Also that reminds me of the talk between the two in the early days when Riddle-demon talked to Stiles about how it starts to get cold and he “should let him in.”

    Isaac proudly proclaims that it was definitely him who put his weiner inside the Argent vajayjay.
    But wasn’t he acting crazy and lunatic before that already? When he was suddenly in her bed room and just sat there? So if that was him, are we supposed to think that the real Isaac is a nutjob?


    But honestly I’m still a bit skeptical. Let’s recap . . . Isaac was ill in the hospital and unconscious up until that fly invaded his IV. Then his eyes went all firefly yellow, and the next thing you know he’s perfectly healthy in Allison’s bedroom acting oddly quiet, extremely sexually aggressive and way creepier than usual.
    I don’t know about you guys, but it sure sounds like Bug Sex to me.

    You said it perfectly.
    You know stuff like this makes me think the writers don’t take notes on what each other is doing.
    On some other shows I would say that this was intentional to make him snap later, but ever since the end of season 2 I no longer believe that for this show. Too many plotholes since then.

    Perhaps, Isaac was just telling Allison what she wanted to hear, because he somehow knew she was shortly headed to the big ole Argent Graveyard in the Sky, and he didn’t want her to die feeling all skeeved out her recent sexual encounter.
    … I think it was rather the writers wanting to reassure the audience that Allison wasn’t totally screwed before they kill her off. Btw. All this stuff totally convinced me that Allison would die, she hadn’t talked this much in a long time in this season so it was clear she would be a corpse soon. It was the same with Boyd in season 3a.

    Having somehow wandered all the way from Eichen House to the high school on foot (is this entire town one square mile long?), Meri-Death gets the brilliant idea to sit in on Coach’s Econ class . . ..
    It is probably nothing that complicated, it’s simply her deus ex machina powers that let her teleport there.

    probably because every other teacher in the school has already been murdered, and Coach’s class is the only one left.
    Not quite, so far Kira’s dead has survived the show…. Hm, an asian male character in an American show that is still alive and not totally emasculated? Could that be? Nope, he totally plays second fiddle next to his dumbass wife, except when he is needed to give advice to his dumbass daughter.

    “Since Post Nogitsune Stiles is less snarky and more emo broody, I figured the Scooby Gang had an opening in the position of The Quirky One. Is now a good time to apply?”
    Actually, Stiles level of quirk has been severely reduced since the start of 3b hasn’t it?

    Eichen House Dickwad, who didn’t even bother to change out of his scrubs before making the trip to school, has some not-so-nice words to say to everyone’s favorite Econ Teacher before barging in to bring Meredith back to the loony bin.
    Why exactly is this guy working in an asylum? Is this guy really qualified to work with such people?

    Meredith, meanwhile, is doing what any self-respecting banshee escaped from a mental institution would do. She’s talking to a piano! The problem is that the piano is speaking too quietly, and Meredith can’t hear it.
    Why the piano? Is it the “strings?”
    Is this some sort of symbolic metaphor to the strings of fate?

    Fortunately for Meredith, Coach Crackhead hates douchebags with tasers . . . and bullies . . and people who curse . . . and the American Healthcare system.
    You know two things are odd:
    1) Why is coach still so up and moving after having an arrow in his stomach? There must have been lots of internal bleeding and surgery to be done.
    2) Isn’t this the same guy who back in season 1 when he heard that Scott had anger management issues he recommended the “violent” sport Lacrosse thereby technically fueling the anger?

    In other adult news, Allison and Papa Argent shared a nice moment, during which Papa indoctrinated Allison into kind of a neat family tradition of fashioning bullets out of silver. I liked that Allison decided to fashion a silver arrowhead instead, since that has always been her weapon of choice.
    And this was were I was 100 % sure that Allison would be dead. She would become an adult… wait a sec… is that the reason why she is dead? Because she stopped being a minor? Or did Reed want out of the show?
    But anyway, I guessed this would happen. Because God knows if she becomes 18 she might actually be a matriarch and a matriarch on the side of the good guys? No way, matriarchs are evil. At least according to this show.

    As a werewolf hunter, Allison Argent has always been a bit of a pioneer.
    In what way was she a pioneer?
    Because she wasn’t like Kate and her mom?

    And given that, I’d say she made for a pretty fierce heroine during her lifetime on the show.
    I totally disagree. The only time she showed some impressive fighting stiles was when she was under Gerard’s thumb and afterwards it was suddenly severely reduced and next to nothing was left. No offense Julie, but this is not fierce at all in my eyes. This is:

    But as an opportunity to showcase the character’s strengths and how much she’s grown since the pilot episode, I think the season was an effective one.
    She might have grown since then but in my eyes the writers seriously put her in the background after the hallucinations story arc. The only main characters since then with less growth are Scott and Derek.

    After weeks of speculation, the real Big Secret Scott’s dad had been keeping from his son about why he left was finally revealed. And it was . . . drumroll please . . .

    Scott hit his head once when he was a baby, because Scott’s dad was a drunk.

    THAT’S IT????! THAT’S THE DEEP DARK SECRET?? WHY THE GUY STAYED AWAY ALL THIS TIME?
    Exactly. What was up with that? That was all? I kind of get why this would make him somehow stay away due to the alcohol, but what was that with Riddle-demon’s statement to Melissa about “Scott would hate you” if he knew? That doesn’t make any sense in-universe. Not considered how much they built this up. Sure Scott’s speech afterwards and his “see you at graduation dad” was a HUGE step up from the whole “pity Jackson because he has no identity due to the ‘real’ parents he never knew, despite him having everything you could possibly want and only whining because there is one thing he didn’t get this time.” But still this let down seems to me as though they needed this out now and were too lazy to come up with something better.

    PS. Remember how Scott’s dad said that his grades are good? Funny isn’t it, that in season 1 and 2 he had problems with it, but now, with even more shit going on his grates are fine. Horray for… let’s face it lazy writers.
    Plus Scott really seems to be rich now, doesn’t it? Strange you would think Davis knows better…

    Well . . . at least it explains why our True Alpha is so . . . how do I put this kindly? Slow?
    Nahhh, I am sure that is just the writers fault. Not that many fans seem to notice this, they actually seem to think Scott is smart. How? I have no idea. Maybe the average American viewer is just too dumb to notice. Or they are channeling Donald Trump:

    Speaking of non-sequiturs, elsewhere in Beacon Hills the Alpha Twins almost get murdered by a barrage of wolfsbane-infused bullets, but are rescued by Derek, in a sequence that seems to have absolutely nothing to do with this week’s episode, apart from the possible build-up of a cliffhanger for Season 4.
    Which is probably what it is, since suddenly whoever shoots seems smart, wolfsbane is mentioned again after 2 seasons (seriously why didn’t Jennifer just use that last season?) and werewolf super hearing suddenly picks up a gun again. A sensitivity that they also ignore when it doesn’t suit the plot. Sadly none of them get killed, although they could at least get rid of the straight Jackson clone, since then no one would scream homophobia, on the other hand no one ever screamed racism and sexism although the show is full of it.

    It took Kira playing a silly board game with her mother, and a fake cell phone conversation between Meredith and The Banshee Network for our Scooby Gang to figure out what most fans could have told you back in episode 3 or 4 . . . that the final showdown between the Oni, Nogitsu-Stiles and the Scooby Gang was destined to take place where all this crap began 70 years earlier . . . at Eichen House.
    So that dumbster was the institute. I wasn’t entirely sure. Apparently they took the back door.

    Speaking of complex machinations leading to obvious conclusions, it also appears that Nogitsu-Stiles only captured Lydia so he could figure out when the Oni were close enough for him to break Kira’s mom’s last tail, assigning their ownership from her to him.
    How? Sure this isn’t exactly a plothole, simply unexplained, but it does look a tad too convenient if you ask me. Sure it shows Riddle-demon to be at least capable as an antagonist, but there is still episode 24 to ruin everything. So again, let’s hope he at least goes down with dignity and isn’t just let go like Deucalion last season, or kept around like Peter. Ok, he isn’t some physical or mental Jackson clone so his chances of survival might be considered slim.

    Hey Nogitsu-Stiles, I could think of another way you could have figured out when the Oni were close . . . you could have waited until you ACTUALLY SAW THEM . . .
    Exactly. It seems way too complicated.

    Complaints aside, I’m not a huge fan of Kira’s mom. I think she’s kind of a b*tch basically. So, I’d be lying if I didn’t cheer just a little bit when Nogitsu-Stiles smiled smarmily at his sort-of / kind-of erstwhile ex girlfriend, while he flaunted her army of former minions in her face. That’s what you get for being cocky, Mommy Dearest.
    I simply think that all of this, plus her advanced age, and the fact that her husband and teenage daughter managed to get behind her “plan” basically cements her as the dumbest person in this season of Teen Wolf. Unless our werewolves do something incredibly stupid in the finale, she holds the crown of shame this season.
    You know, considered that, you could say that she is an Asian American that is perfectly assimilated, she is the average American:

    She apparently can’t even get anything done, just like so many others on this show:

    Come to think of it … no wonder the Riddle-Demon is the smartest antagonist so far, he is a foreigner. The others were all Americans. 😉

    Plus considered how the Shadow-ninjas could simply be turned around ultimately proves in my eyes that they are rather shikigami instead of Oni. I guess the writers thought shikigami were not cool enough of a name. Why they didn’t simply make a name up is anyone’s guess.

    Time for this week’s fight scene. And ooh, I’ve gotta say, this one is a doozy.
    Really? I found it pretty boring. Probably because I once again was reminded how May Sue Kira is and how this could have been done way better.

    . . . the rest of the gang takes another shot at the now fully-recharged evil Oni. And they get slaughtered!
    Which is a reason why I thought it was so lame. These guys must have had battles several times now but they don’t learn. There would have been lots of possible weapons around them, but they just don’t use it. Riddle-Demon was the only one showing true competence. Plus they already knew the ninjas could not be killed so easily, so why not try a break-out and retreat?
    It’s almost as if the writers do not want the werewolf characters to grow up and become adults.

    In a surprise twist, Allison figures out, almost by accident that they key to killing the Oni are the same silver-tipped arrowheads she fashioned just hours earlier.
    It was an accident. And I really hope it was the silver, not that it makes much sense, but the ninjas have been shot into the chest and possibly “heart” as well several times and they didn’t care about that.

    Annnnnd . .. then she gets her tummy sliced in half by an Oni Sword. Isn’t that always how things work out?
    That is the only realistic, and for me totally non-surprising, part of this. Had Allison been smart and thought with other weapons instead of being a baby and use the bow, she might still be alive. Using a bow in such close quarters, despite what Cassandra Clare claims, is basically suicide. You need time to aim and while you are in that position you are the most vulnerable to attack there. Something Allison should have known had the writers cared to actually study strategy or at least use their brains past plot convenience.

    A horrified Scott rushes to Allison’s side only to realize that she is basically already gone. He can’t even take away her pain, because she feels nothing. In her tearfully poignant final monologue, Allison declares Scott as her first and always love . . .
    Well at least Scott had more water in his eyes back when he thought Stiles had a tumor, so you can say his best friend is actually more important to him than his ex-girlfriend. However considered that she is allegedly his first and possibly big love you would think the face is a tad wetter. Was Posey supposed to act with such a dry face or couldn’t he do it any better? This really made it all unconvincing to me, especially considered how emotional the guy got last season about Derek and his mom. And while his mom is somewhat understandable (he did give in to Deucalion way too fast), the same cannot be said about his “I can’t believe Derek’s dead”.

    But for now, we mourn Allison Argent, the third member of the Argent clan to meet an untimely demise, and the first to actually die as a pretty darn decent person . . .
    Well you guessed it probably already. I didn’t mourn her at all. I saw it coming a mile away and she was no longer a big player in my eyes and lots of stuff about her made no sense. I had no emotional reaction to her death. What I had an emotional reaction to is that Isaac and the twins are still alive. They are useless, nothing more than physical Jackson clones and with Allison gone the show lost another female cast member just to be replaced apparently by Kira. The show should get rid of some of these uberwhite and idiotic Jackson copies and finally put some effort into what it had claimed to be back in season 1:

    Jeff Davis has explained before that in the Teen Wolf universe, there is no racism, sexism, or homophobia.

    Oh really? I beg to differ on that. I know many say Scott and his mom are Latinos but what is that based on? His mother’s maiden name? By that logic Scott is a Scottish American. But what cultural traits does he show that would identify him as a Latino? And what Latino by the way? This isn’t an exact term; it is only an ethnic category encompassing who knows how many cultures. I know Scott is supposed to be a Latino but apparently a lot of fans (especially as it seems the one saying that stating Scott is simply white is racist and ignorant, when that is the logical conclusion) base that only on the looks of the actor. But the man playing Scott’s father seems to be an actual Latino and he looks nothing like Scott. Ricky Martin and Gael Garcia Bernal are both Latinos and trust me, especially Gael has an ass as white as can be without the sun. So what defines a Latino is culture, not looks, and Scott simply doesn’t have that culture.
    And even just going by looks is another problem. I see plenty of people with similar eye, skin, facial feature and hair combinations over here and ethnically speaking they are: Spanish, Italian, Turk, Iranian, Roma, Sinti, French and also German, plus a couple of Native Americans, plus some Indians and Greeks. So don’t you come with me and say “he looks like a Latino.”
    But I better don’t start with this now, I am gonna do that some other time and probably not here.

    Why do I have the terrible feeling that old evil Gramps is going to outlive them all . . .
    Because the writers for now forgot about him and so don’t bother to kill him off.

    Next week on Teen Wolf, the Season of Nogitsu-Stiles will reach its stunning conclusion, and another pack member will, unfortunately, kick the wolfsbane bucket.
    Please let it be Isaac. Pleeeeaaaaasssssseeeeeeee.

    Well we will see.
    Btw. I plan a total Teen Wolf marathon, since I cannot help it I think this show has changed significantly from season 2 to 3a.

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