Teen Wolf Season Premiere Review: The Lone Wolf
When I started watching the first ever episode of Teen Wolf, I was very skeptical. As season one went on, though, I began enjoying the series for what it was, a bit of a guilty pleasure. When the season concluded, as my review of the finale reiterated, I unashamedly admitted that there was no guilt in my viewing pleasure of the MTV drama.
After watching the season two premiere, "Omega," I reaffirm my conclusion that Teen Wolf is good television. There is quality action, great suspense, plenty of romance with very attractive actors, and interesting plot twists. Nobody will confuse the series with Breaking Bad in the writing department, but there is no longer much to make fun about the series.
Even the special effects have improved to start the second season.
When we last left our Beacon Hills crew, Scott had killed the Alpha, which allowed Derek to step into the top spot in the pack. Jackson had accepted Derek's bite, Allison found out about Scott's hairy secret and a whole bunch of strange was going on with Lydia.
A couple of those situations were explained if not resolved rather quickly to start the season, which is good. We don't want to see them drag multiple mysteries out for an extended period of time.
The first was the fact that Jackson was bit, Derek wants the newbie to be a part of the pack, but the rebel in Jax doesn't want any part of it. The interesting thing to watch will be figuring out why on earth Jackson's body is rejecting the wolf. The black blood coming out of all of his orifices was kind of gross, so the sooner they can figure that out, the better.
Allison is absolutely fine with Scott being a wolf, although her father will have none of them being together. The continued sneaking around will be fun to watch for a while, but at some point it's going to get tedious, so it's a good thing that it seems like Chris is closer and closer to becoming an ally of the wolves.
Finally, the plot from last summer's finale that remains a big mystery is dear sweet Lydia. What on earth is going on with her? Between the black water and hair that was in the shower, and her disappearing buck naked into the wild, something has to be seriously wrong. Is she actually turning? Is she turning into something else? All I know is that I certainly can't wait to find out.
In good season premiere fashion, though, "Omega" also brought new stories to the forefront, like the eponymous werewolf that was stealing livers from graves, and getting chopped in half by Grandpa Argent.
Derek becoming the Alpha has had consequences, and in this case, those consequences were dire, because old Gerard Argent does not follow the code. The lone wolf came looking for the Alpha, and we don't need to go into detail about what happened after that...gross.
All in all, there was so much going on in this season two premiere that I didn't even have time to mention how awesome it was to have Stiles back in my life. He's simply a funny character, and Dylan O'Brien does a fantastic job portraying the sidekick. The kid's ability to recite all of Lydia's characteristics on command was possibly the best moment of the entire hour.
What about all you TV Fanatics? What did you think of the premiere? Are you excited to have Teen Wolf back in your life? What was your favorite moment? And what is going on with Lydia?!?!
Check out some of our favorite lines from the premiere in our Teen Wolf quotes section, and then sound off in the comments as we wait less than 24 hours for the next episode!
Teen Wolf: "Omega"
Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.