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Teen Wolf, MTV’s surprise supernatural hit, is winding down for a mid-season hiatus. A lot has happened during the first part of season three, none of it very good news for the residents of Beacon Hills….
This is just a public service announcement to get Derek a vacation. The poor guy needs a break. Maybe somewhere tropical? Basically anywhere he won’t be stabbed repeatedly would be good.
On this week’s season finale of Teen Wolf, Scott proves that he’s more than a pretty face thanks to a brilliant plan to take down Gerard. Allison continues trying to kill all the things with little success. Peter grows a gross goatee. Gerard goes balls-out crazy, as members of the Argent family are wont to do. And everyone spends all episode in a giant glass case of emotion, crying like they’re watching a marathon of Beaches. To take the Beachesmetaphor to its logical conclusion, obviouslyStiles is the wind beneath all of our wings.
The finale capped off a truly excellent sophomore season of MTV’s surprisingly fun and astoundingly good teen werewolf drama. With a name like Teen Wolfit would be easy to write the show off as just fluffy summer fare, but that would be a mistake. The series knows how to have fun (and especially how to pander to its female demographic) but it also weaves a tight story with truly well-crafted performances. The whole cast is really gelling together in a way that wasn’t even apparent in the first season.
Crystal Reed has especially stepped up to the plate this season. Whether Allison was lovestruck, helping Scooby Doo crimes or shooting people multiple times with arrows for no reason, Reed really committed to everything. Allison has certainly been through the ringer this season, but the finale left her in a hopeful place for the future. Hopefully this doesn’t involve multiple stabbings anymore, but with the Argent family it’s hard to tell what constitutes “healthy” behavior.
The finale also finally solved both the Gerard problem and the Kanima drama while leaving open multiple story avenues for season three. Since the third season will run for twice the length of the first two, the show is going to need all the story it can get! Certainly, there are no complaints here if that story involves more of the hilarious Uncle Peter, whose eye rolls and one-liners considerably lightened up this plot and emotion-heavy episode.
You know it’s going to be an emotional episode when Teen Wolf starts with a touching moment between Scott and the Coach. Usually our favorite Coach, fond of cupcakes and Independence Day speeches, is rattling off weird stuff like he’s high on at least seven different kinds of speed. This time, however, he’s getting heartfelt when he tells Scott he’s needed on the team. So he needs to get his grades up.
It’s funny how I completely forgot that Scott is failing all his classes in the midst of this craziness. This might be the most realistic supernatural teen on TV. I always wonder how teens on these supernatural shows (or even most normal teen dramas) manage to graduate if they never seem to go to class. If there was a class based just around locker room shirtlessness though, Scott and Jackson would be honor students.
Soon it’s right back into the business of the episode. Erica and Boyd are tied up down in the Argent Basement of Beating and Electrocuting Teenagers, being beaten and electrocuted. Stiles is added to the mix, where he says one old joke too many and ends up on the nasty end of a Gerard smack down.
Allison is on board with all of these shenanigans because she has gone totally insane and thinks torturing people is awesome now. Her dad is staring at her in shock, wondering at the monster he’s created and snapping her crossbows so she can’t shoot people a million times anymore. But Allison is like “joke’s on you sucka, I have a bunch of tiny knives!” Then she and Gerard giggle in a corner about how fun torture is and decide who to kill next while leaving Argent out, like the totally homicidal mean girls they are.
While all of this is going on, Scott is shocked to learn Uncle Peter is back and 100 percent less crispy than before. “I’m back! And I grew this molester mustache so you’d remember I was evil instead of just hot! How does it look?” Uncle Peter says. “Like you want to lure me into a van to see some puppies, so mission accomplished former dead alpha!” Scott replies. Isaac looks around in confusion and then just gives up, because these people are exhausting.