Teen Wolf Review: Kids In The Hall

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In what was only the first episode of the back half of the season, "Night School" had all of the suspense and excitement of a season finale.

Thanks in part to the bottle episode-like atmosphere, there was action aplenty, as almost the entire hour took place inside the school that Scott, Stiles and company call home on a daily basis. Viewers were treated to crazy scare that a gigantic alpha wolf can give you as it attempts to hunt down a group of kids in the aforementioned school.

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The suspense was surely potent, but very much in the style of any modern horror movie. Every step around the corner for Scott and the gang was another opportunity to lock themselves in a mini death trap just so that the alpha could find them and scare them into escaping to another locked pit of doom.

It was extremely predictable that way, but I still enjoyed it. Every time the alpha came closer and closer, I tried to hide my eyes... but ended up reluctantly watching him pass on hurting any of the Beacon Hills students.

This was the interesting development from "Night School." Thanks to the explanation from Scott, we learned that the alpha doesn't want to kill Scott or any of his friends. Instead, he wants the Teen Wolf to join his pack. To do so, again regurgitated by Scott to the audience, the alpha wants Scott to kill his old pack; aka Allison, Jackson, Lydia, and Stiles!

Say it ain't so, Scott! Not my man, Stiles. It's bad enough that it seems like Derek Hale is gone (still up for debate whether he's actually dead), you can't take away Stiles just because the alpha wolf's powers force you to want to kill your friends.

Speaking of Hale, how dare Scott throw him under the bus like that! Just when I couldn't be angrier with the young wolf, he goes and tarnishes the name of the stud that is Derek Hale. Seriously, though, in that moment when all of his friends were staring him in the face, waiting for an answer, shouldn't he have come clean with the truth?

Were they not ready for it? They seemed to be prepared to hear anything at that point. Scared for their lives, Allison, Lydia, and especially Jackson were going to believe the werewolves' bit. And if Allison didn't believe it, then her father and aunt have done an even better job at hiding their occupation than I originally thought.

And about dear, sweet Allison. I loved her decision to tell Scott "don't call," especially after watching her and Jackson have such a nice moment earlier in the episode. Was Jax sincerely concerned for Allison's well being? Maybe not, but I'd take him over Scott any day. Anyone up to join my new Jallison fan club?

Jackson, while attempting to steal Allison - even though he currently dates Lydi - continues to have some strange stuff going on with him. The only new information we learned about his condition is that when the alpha turned Scott into a wolf, he seemed to have a similar control over Jackson. That is a story I can't wait to see pan out.

So as we continue to head down the second half of this first season of Teen Wolf, Scott has to attempt to stop himself from killing his best friends while under the influence of the alpha wolf. Sounds easy enough, right?


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Derek is controlling Jackson and sent the text. But the alpha is the teacher. Only a school staff member would've known the stairs lead upstairs. His boss is very fishy but I think he is just full of anxiety. Definitely the teacher now as alpha. Also during conferences he was talking about Scott not having a man around. Like that he's filling the spot by biting h and bringing him into his pack.




im so mad that Scott and Allison broke up.. and Jackson is getting on my last nerves,he stole Allison from Scott.. that made me mad, i hope she comes to terms and say she "wants to get back together" cause i love them together ..and i believe that Derek isnt dead, he's still alive for sure


I think that Derek is still alive, firstly. He is probably controlling Jackson, too, after "clawing" him on the neck. He's most likely the one to send Allison the text because that way all of Scott's old pack would come to the school and I think Derek is being selfish - he is controlling Jackson to hit on Allison (which had some impact in her breaking up with Scott too)and wants Scott to kill all of his friends so that way he will join the Alpha's pack. Maybe Derek thinks it will be easier to go after the Alpha after Scott would have already joined forces with it or something like that. But it definitely seems Jackson is acting with Derek's interests in mind and not his own.

Rhianna speranzo

officially hated scott when he threw Derek under the bus. So pissed off because now the poilce are gonna be after him and he wont have anyone to help him... then again the vet would have probably called the cops on Derek anyways. Oh and how did he manage to escape? possible Alpha for sure now


Scott screwed himself over by throwing Derek under the bus. There was no reason to assume he was dead, hurt badly but not dead. He already had Derek thrown in jail because he thought he killed his sister. Not only did Scott put him on the hunters radar, now he is on all of the cops radar as well. He just made it more difficult for himself since Derek was still trying to teach Scott how to control his abilities. They don't exactly meet up in the middle of the day in front of everyone, but now if Scott is seen with him it puts himself on everybody's radar. Also Stiles needs to realize that Derek teaching Scott is a good thing and he should stop acting like a jealous girlfriend. He also just put himself on the hunters radar because next episode Allison tells her aunt about how Scott and Derek are kind of friends.


I swear I will stop watching the show if Derek is dead! Stiles makes me laugh but its not enough to keep me there - Derek mesmerizes me!


I wouldn't watch this show at all if it weren't for Stiles. I heart him. I also liked Derek...if he's still alive I'll feel better about this show.


great review,this show just get,s better and better,Can,t wait untill next week,Do hope derek comes back....


I think the alpha has compelle Scott, to where he cant say who it is or anything bad about him. In other words he CANT turn against the Alpha. That is the only explination I can come up with because if he is doing this on his own he is just stupid. And I like Scott so I am going to believe he is being compelled into silence by the Alpha. As far as Jackson goes, I cant stand him and I agree that he is ONLY interested in Allison because of his agenda against Scott. It is all about Scott and i think it is going to get real interesting. I hope Allison forgives Scott and soon. And I really hope Scott is able to fix what he has done to Derek.

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Teen Wolf Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

Is that him the best explanation ever for why he's half a frickin' hour late?


Scott: What do we do?
Stiles: We get to my Jeep. We get out of here. You seriously think about quitting your job.