Teen Wolf Review: Wacky Aunt Kate

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I was certainly glad that my lights were on while watching the opening scene of "Magic Bullet." 

The series has figured out how to do scary moments, such as Kate's drive down Wolf Lane, extremely well, and it's a big reason why I continue to enjoy the new MTV series.

It is perfectly pleasant for what it is. We're not here watching a summer television reincarnation of Teen Wolf for genius writing, as proven by the scene when Kate sends Scott into the only room where he was going to find what he needed at that exact moment. No, we watch Teen Wolf for wolf fights and wolf sex, mostly.

Teen Wolf Makeout Session

Having said that, "Magic Bullet" did a good job of moving the story along while introducing a brand new character in Kate. Scott and Allison's relationship continued to grow, the boy wolf became closer with the man, the wolf, the legend, Derek Hale, and Chris Argent started to figure out that there is indeed another wolf out there in Beacon Hills.

It was about time to bring in some new blood, and Jill Wagner was perfect as the wild and wacky Aunt Kate. I loved her interactions with, Allison, Chris, and especially Scott after inviting him into the Argent house for dinner.

As the cool aunt, it was perfect that she was fine with the two youngsters making out in the garage. On the other hand, she takes some things seriously, as she questioned Scott about going through her bag. A cheap trick, I admit, in order to throw us off, but they had me going until Allison pulled the condom out of her pocket.

I continue to remain cold on Scott as a character. Even though Allison is all kinds of hot for him - to the point where she replies "good" to the fact that her dad was watching them make out - I find almost everyone else in the cast more compelling. Not the least of which is Derek, who I began mourning for early as he had his near death experience. Thank God he is still in our lives!

Derek brought the fear into Stiles eyes on more than one occasion, but how scary is JR Bourne as Chris Argent?!? I don't care if he is a werewolf hunter or not, I would not want to sit down to dinner with a man that stares like that! I don't care how great Allison is; if I am Scott, I am heading the other way if that is my future father-in-law. The guy is the most evil looking man in a dress shirt I have ever laid eyes on.

The guy also has a great talent for metaphor. That story Chris told about the rabid dog at the dinner table captivated everyone on screen, and I'm assuming most everyone watching it. I wouldn't be surprised, however, if he planted that rabid dog near his family all those years ago so that he could use that story when he needed to in the future. That's just how mad I'm expecting Chris Argent to be.  

Before we leave it to the comments, let's reminisce in the Wolf Moment of the Episode: Scott uses his wolf-claw fingernails to retrieve the bullet from out of the gutter! Extremely wolf-tastic!

"Magic Bullet" kept me entertained this week.  What did you all think of the episode?  And what are you looking forward to most next week?


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what is the song called being used when allison pulled out the condom. and everyone turned to silence i also have put a video on youtube heres the link of the clip what is this song title and the artist i love the lyrics that i heard and the music of this one part of the clip, i have looked for a while trying to find it so please if you know haha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...


So far I think the show has done well moving thru the story while keeping with intriguing ways of develpoing and introducing new characters. DO feel as though they could complex Scotts character up, give him maybe some swagger as a warewolf and stop making it so easy for him to escape situations. BUT I love the show and am looking forward to the rest of the season!


I really like the show. But why does everyone compare it to Twilight? There are no vampires in the show. I also like the fact that the werewolves don't actually turn into werewolves, they turn into some kind of human-werewolf creature.

Saad khan

Aunt Kate, took to show to Next level.. Finally I see some hope :)


What's up with Scott always being a douche to Derek, he's done nothing but try to help him. Derek doesn't exactly give off the nice guy vibe, but he's the only person who knows what he's going through and can help him try and control his new abilities. Also does he not realize that when you're a werewolf threatening to tell on another werewolf will not get you very far. Does he actually think if he tells Allison's dad that he would give him a pass because he told him the truth and that he is seeing his daughter.


i was cold on scott as a character too and couldn't really understand why allison was so crazy about him but then he reached for her hand under the table when she was starting to get upset and cracked a joke and i fell in love with him too


I enjoy this show. I like Scott. He does seem a bit timid and offstandish, but I think that has alot to do with all the changes he is having to deal with. I definitely love Derek and so glad this was just a scare. I think he's a central character in the show, I like his mysteriousness. I love Stiles too...he's so much fun, definitely adds the comic relief. I'm looking forward to more episodes to see what happens next. It has caught my attention.


I love it is my new favorite show for monday nights


aw. scott is just trying to figure out how to handle all of the craziness. he's got a lot going on. i think tyler posey does a good job keeping the awkwardness going. his character is so not comfortable in his new skin/fur. i see scott's character growing as the show progresses. i enjoy watching him sweat.
love the aunt. something tells me she's in for it though. i really loved this episode. it's getting better every show.

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Teen Wolf Season 1 Episode 4 Quotes

Derek: It was a different kind of bullet.
Stiles: A silver bullet?
Derek: No you idiot.

If you go to her house today and squander that colossal opportunity, I swear to God I'll have you de-balled.