“The Beast of Beacon Hills” brings everyone together in unexpected ways. Everybody, and we mean everybody, wants to find poor Beastly Mason. Some want to help him, some want to take his power, and some want to pump him full of lead. Mason is not having a good day. Teen Wolf has been using Dr. Valack and then Deucalion, as well as Gerard Argent, as voices of experience and knowledge. Yet with the old tales told, the usefulness of these characters is coming to an end. Let’s hope soon. Continue reading
Oh Teen Wolf, how we’ve missed you. We didn’t even realize how much until we watched the winter premiere, “The Last Chimera.” We had almost forgotten that Theo captured Lydia and resurrected a bunch of dead chimeras with the Dread Doctors’ creepy green potion. And Melissa McCall resuscitated her son Scott with her CPR skills. What we didn’t forget was how terrifying the Dread Doctors are.
In Teen Wolf’s midseason finale, “Status Asthamaticus,” we finally get some answers to our burning questions. Well, one of them, anyway. We learned the answer to the question, “What is Deputy Parrish?” Turns out, he’s a Hellhound. Now we just have to determine his nature. Though a Hellhound is a flaming hound that guards the supernatural, he’s still a dog at heart. So we’re pretty certain Parrish will be vindicated as a good boy. Oh, and we learned one other important thing in “Status Asthmaticus”—that Melissa McCall is all kinds of awesome.
Season 5 of Teen Wolf continues its horror movie theme with non-stop drama driving the story. In episode 9, “Lies of Omission,” things are going poorly for pretty much everyone: Scott’s leadership is waning, Theo has a disagreement with his Dread Doctor allies, Hayden and Corey are bleeding mercury, Malia feels powerless, Sheriff Stilinski is struggling with his case, Parrish still doesn’t know what the heck he is, and Stiles loses Scott’s trust. Even the Dread Doctors aren’t doing so great, with all their experiments continuing to fail. Despite the fact that Liam and Hayden survived in “Ouroboros,” no one is throwing a celebration party. “Lies of Omission” shows us that even though our pack knows the Dread Doctors are creating chimeras for some nefarious purpose, they can’t do anything about it. Having more information doesn’t always mean the truth has been uncovered.
With “Ouroboros,” we’re just starting to put together some of the pieces of Teen Wolf’s Season 5 mystery. It’s a slow process that leaves us scared and confused, like the chimera creations of the Dread Doctors. Dr. Deaton, who took off to find answers in “Condition Terminal,” seems to be having better luck than us in figuring out what’s going on, and somehow the Desert Wolf is bound to play a part. Scott is desperate to rescue his friends, well Liam anyways, giving Theo a chance to play the part of the hero and strengthen his connection to the pack. While everything is falling apart, Sheriff Stalinski has decided to play good cop, much to the annoyance of the other adults in the supernatural secret club. “Ouroboros” gives us little respite from the Teen Wolf death count, but the good news is that the people we actually care about, and Hayden, survive.
Season 5 of Teen Wolf continues with its horror movie vibe, using cliffhanger endings to keep us enthralled each week. “Strange Frequencies” opens moments after the end of the previous episode, “Required Reading,” and then ends with a big question mark as well. This is a gripping approach for future binge-watchers, but torture for those of us in the present, watching weekly. Oh, who are we kidding? We love the suspense. If Teen Wolf wants to keep us in the dark, we can live with it for now. “Strange Frequencies” adds to the mystery of Season 5, leaving us with more questions than answers.
Teen Wolf continues to confuse our minds and create terror in our souls with the Dread Doctors. In “Required Reading” the pack is losing it’s way and becoming increasingly disconnected. The Dread Doctors pulp novel may provide some answers, but no one seems eager to read it. In “Required Reading” our Teen Wolf pack members begin dealing with past memories being triggered, while trying to piece together what these images might mean.
“A Novel Approach” gives us some outstanding acting by Dylan O’Brien. He is a shooting star and a huge part of what makes Teen Wolf so great. Jeff Davis had warned that an event in Episode 5 would create a rift between Stiles and Scott, but we didn’t expect it would be muuurder! Teen Wolf lets its supernatural flag fly with a visit to the special basement wing of Eichen House and an explosion of kitsune power. Eichen House reminds us of the bleak future of our pack, particularly when Lydia is eyeballed by the creepy needle-obsessed attendant we last saw in “Creatures of the Night.” In “A Novel Approach,” Teen Wolf takes us by the hand and starts leading us down the path to this unhappy future.
In “Condition Terminal,” Teen Wolf follows up with the aftermath of Tracy’s death. It seems like increasing numbers of non-supernatural folk are learning that Beacon Hills is not your average town. Will Lydia’s mom be as excited to be a part of the “inner circle” as Mason was? More secrets are being revealed as we find out more about Deputy Parrish and his fire-proof abilities. Though we learn more about his powers, we are still left with questions about why he came to Beacon Hills and what type of supernatural creature he is. Though it’s clear to viewers, and Stiles, that Theo is bad news, it becomes evident that he has some kind of relationship with the Dread Doctors. The purpose of the Dread Doctors remains a mystery, though their presence has become known. With twists and turns, Teen Wolf gives us an episode with non-stop excitement in “Condition Terminal.”