BWW Recaps: Weapons of Class Destruction on New TEEN WOLF
Greetings Cyclones Fans! We are back at Beacon Hills High for another attack by the Benefactor and his Minions, but before we jump into a contagion, let's look back and what we were left with last week. Derek and Malia and just discovered a big bunch of dead wolves in the woods, Meredith 'killed herself' (not convinced), D-E-R-E-K unlocked the final code for the kill list and the most unsettling teaming since Rachel and Joey, Kate and Peter, have formed a truce of sorts so she can learn control and he can gain power. Flawless plan as always, Peter.
This week, we immediately learn that the Orphans were not the last we are going to see of The Benefactor's team of assassins. This week's recruit is Evil Teacher. I don't know his name, so let's just call him ET, shall we? ET has received the instructions and sets forth some chemical warfare on our beloved Beacon Hills while providing another argument against standardized testing as well as no school on Saturdays unless John Hughes is involved.
Malia, Scott, Kira and Stiles are all at school to take the PSAT's when the symptoms start appearing. Apparently, Lydia's mom is an expert in diagnosing contagions and immediately contacts the CDC who arrive in what seems to be minutes to quarantine BHHS. At the hospital, Mama McCall has a similar case brought to her by Deaton and Satomi. Apparently the Orphans were just the beginning of the attacks on the supernatural population. This time, it's a virus...and it's weaponized. (Anyone else get really excited when they finally say the episode title in the episode? Just me? Ok...)
Recognizing that a transition could be approaching, Stiles and Scott decide it would be best to lock Scott and Malia in a safe place: The Vault! At the hospital, Ma McCall, Deaton and Satomi watch as Patient Zero dies. They realize they have little time to save the kids. Through a very strange and coincidentally helpful conversation between Derek and Satomi, Deaton realizes that the cure is an ancient tea that also has healing powers. And Derek has some in...that's right, THE VAULT! Too bad everybody in the vault is blind. Stiles left to go find Kira's father and winds up figuring out that ET is behind the whole thing. ET corners Stiles as he needs to find and kill the supernaturals as the Benefactor needs visual confirmation or ET doesn't get his money. (Yet ANOTHER reason teachers need to be paid better.) As ET holds him at gunpoint, Pa McCall shows up in the knick of time to save his life and kill ET. He also informs Stiles of the antidote. Stiles races to the vault to tell Scott who stumbles around after activating his red laser Alpha lenses and finds the magic tea which almost immediately cures the three supernaturals. Everyone is relieved except Malia who is PISSED! She's seen the list and knows Peter is her Daddy.
Things I Know:
Deaton can handle himself! I guess he would have to with the things he's seen. Bet he's missing inner-city Baltimore right about now. #thewireflasback
Liam and Mason are clearly too young to worry about PSAT's, but it still felt weird without them. I was just getting used to seeing them around.
I would certainly be dead in the vault. I really hate tea. #coffeeforever
Things I Don't Know:
The Stiles family and the McCall family are clearly having some rough financial times. Is saving them worth the risk of keeping the money?
Still not quite clear as to why the McCalls are so poor with a dual income and one child...
No mention at all of the new sinister duo of Kate and Peter?
How can Lydia be locked up in a room for days and still look put together with perfect hair and makeup? I watch 3 hours of TV and look like I was standing in the middle of a tornado.
Speaking of Lydia, did the picture signify that Meredith too was locked up in that room? Is Meredith's demise Lydia's future?
Does it feel like it is always raining in Beacon Hills?
This will show my age, but is that really what security is like nowadays for PSAT's? Fingerprinting?
Lines I Loved:
Scott - Malia, you studied harder for this than any of us.
Malia - Doesn't mean I'm gonna do good.
Stiles - Well.
Malia - Well, what?
Stiles - It's 'do well' not 'good.'
(I love you, Stiles!!!! To quote the great Tracy Jordan "Superman does good, you doing well. You need to study your grammar, son!" Words to live by, kids.)
So as interesting as this little one off was, and even though there were points that were discovered that will be vital for the story, I feel like it was almost a waste of time. We could have learned that the Coach is a recovering alcoholic and that the Benefactor has more attacks planned while keeping all the characters involved, no? I can't imagine that after everything that has happened, Liam is just kicking back on a Saturday morning playing an XBox. Sure Malia has Daddy issues, who doesn't? It just feels like there was a momentum building for the first 6 episodes and it kind of stalled here. Hopefully next week, we'll pick the pace back up and head into last few before the mid-season finale. And they never disappoint on finales, that's for certain.
Are there really only 5 eps left? It's gonna be a long, cold winter. So tell me, what did I miss?
Tune in next week to MTV for Episode 8 at 10/9 central