Well, it looks like we know where not!Stiles took Lydia after last night’s episode — the abandoned Oak Creek internment camp. Not!Stiles chases Lydia down the same corridors where the nogitsune trapped the Japanese prisoners all those years ago and taunts her with the knowledge that Stiles is dying.
In next week’s episode, “Insatiable” (3×23), the Oni are closing in, but so is the cavalry — in the form of the McCall pack. But when Isaac asks how to stop the Oni, Kira tells him that they can’t.
We hear Noshiko’s voice warn that someone is about to die right before we see flashes of one of the twins on the ground, Stiles collapsing, Allison, and Isaac getting slashed by an Oni. Then Lydia banshee screams over not!Stiles’s unconscious body, and the promo fades away.
This episode of Teen Wolf should have been called “Consent, What’s That?” because seriously, this was messed up. And Jeff Davis is shit at emotional consequences so we’ll probably never see anything come of it, which is a damn shame, because that would mean character development.
Also, if you don’t like bugs, you should probably not read this.
Okay, so, Kira and Scott leave the school — magical lightning-forged sword in tow — and speed toward Derek’s loft to meet the others.
Not!Stiles has been waiting for everyone. The Sheriff produces a pair of handcuffs and reasons that if any part of Stiles is left, he’ll understand that the Sheriff just wants to protect him and put the cuffs on willingly. Stiles does, and for a moment there’s hope, but then he looks up and the Sheriff realizes that it isn’t Stiles anymore. Not!Stiles easily breaks the handcuffs just as Allison, Chris, and Derek step into the loft.
Allison attempts to taser him, but he catches the cords, not even flinching at the electricity. He rips the taser out of her hands and tosses it. Derek comes after him, but this is Derek, so of course the nogitsune beats him handily, throwing him into a wall. Then Chris pulls a gun on him, and everyone seems surprised, even Derek, who knew he’d brought the gun with him. The Sheriff pulls his gun on Chris, demanding that he not shoot his son. Chris reminds him that it’s not his son, he said it himself. Not!Stiles plays his dad, whimpering in fear. Chris and the Sheriff yell at each other, both threatening to shoot. That’s when Allison realizes what’s going on: strife. The nogitsune is distracting them long enough for the world’s fastest setting sun to set.
Suddenly it’s dark. Allison says now it’s gotten exactly what it wanted. Not exactly — Scott’s not there. But anyway, they’re not really there to kill it, they’re there to save it…from the Oni, who have just appeared. Not!Stiles backs up so that he is behind the others. The Sheriff and Chris both start firing their weapons, but Chris’s doesn’t work, so he has to get a new one. Allison and Derek help box not!Stiles in when Oni appear on the other side. The Oni close in.
Scott and Kira arrive at the loft in time to hear gunfire, but when they get upstairs, the Oni are gone. Allison tells him that they just vanished. But so did Stiles.
The great thing about Teen Wolf — okay besides the cast of cuties and their gorgeous mugs — is the music. Perfect music just makes every scene all the more memorable, at least for me. Last night’s episode ‘DeVoid’ had some really awesome songs too!
As usual Dino Meneghinwith the“Teen Wolf Theme” gets the blood pumping, because oh yeah… it’s time to watch Teen Wolf!
Then Hozier with“Like Real People Do” totally fits the delicacy of Kira and Scott’s situation and the tender sweetness they both have as characters and together, as they sort through what they might be feeling for each other as Kira sleeps over at Scott’s house.
When Lydia cannot focus it’s definitely going to be a long night so someLizi Kay - “This Electric Night” (Dubstep Remix) works to heighten the anxiety Aiden and Lydia feel as she makes her fourth right turn.
So Lydia hasn’t forgiven Peter yet… don’t blame her andShe Wants Revenge - “Not Just A Girl” totally underlies everything Lydia’s feeling walking around in another person’s memories.
All of these songs are well worth listening to. Some of them I know from other shows actually. Somewhat weird, but Suits and Teen Wolf have a lot overlap in choice songs — wonder if there’s a link to explain this? Anyone have theories they want to share with me?
You’ve got to be kidding me, Teen Wolf. Remember how I posted a couple of weeks ago about the two new characters who are essentially going to be Jackson and Danny v.2.0? (One of them is even gay!) I assumed that the Jackson in that situation was going to be new student Liam, but it looks like we’re getting ANOTHER NEW CHARACTER. SERIOUSLY?
E!Online has the scoop on the two new lacrosse players. (Since lacrosse apparently features heavily again next season, I’m assuming there’s a slight time jump, since it was just Halloween and lacrosse is a spring sport.)
Mason Dye (Flowers in the Attic) will play Garrett, who like Liam is new to Beacon Hills. Khylin Rambo (Ender’s Game) will play Mason. (I had to triple check because that looks weird when I’m typing.) Mason is described as a freshman, but I don’t know if Garrett’s age is given. They’re both new to the lacrosse team. Mason is also described as “not your stereotypical gay character”. Neither is Danny, what the hell’s your point?
Both roles are listed as “heavily recurring” which means ample time to completely forget about the fact that we still know virtually nothing about the characters we currently have in Beacon Hills. E! reckons that Mason is a new love interest for Danny. I say they need to give us some closure with the Danny/Ethan saga — LIKE WE WERE PROMISED — before they pair him up with anyone new. But then, this is Teen Wolf, and they apparently don’t care about silly things like developing relationships realistically.
So what do you think, wolfies? What are your feelings about all of the new characters popping up next season?
I can only hope that tonight’s Teen Wolf episode lives up to the hype that we’re being promised. To get us excited about “De-Void” (3×22) E!Online has given us five things to look forward to.
1. Bugs: Particularly flies. Flies are generally gross, but they’re especially gross when they’re flying in and out of ears and open wounds. You know, as they do in your nightmares. Our heeby-jeeby-prone brains are not particularly loving this season’s theme of demons made of bugs, but we will admit that it makes for some wonderfully creepy television. Remember when this show was about a teenage boy turning into a werewolf and playing Lacrosse? Those were fun times. (Side note: Lacrosse will return in season 4!)
2. Romance! Several of the show’s couples will share some tender moments this week…though they may actually be much less tender than they seem. And which couples are they? As if we’d tell you. Everyone should just be really wary of flies (we’re not kidding about this fly thing) and friends—even if they’re very close friends—showing up unannounced. But really, there are some cute romantical moments here to distract you from some of the pain and strife of the rest of the episode.