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Teen Wolf Review: Turning a Blind Eye

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We need to get something straight here. Nobody likes to see a dog killed on television and nobody likes to see a boy who loves his dog killed on television. Especially a virgin! That's exactly what we witnessed on "Unleashed" and it did not make me happy. 

We still don't know a damn thing about what's going on with the killings in town other than they are druid-related and Mr. Harris was helping the murderers, but we learned a bit about Deucalion. He's a turd.

Trouble for Scott and Isaac

I'm sorry, I wish I was more invested in the Alpha storyline, but I'm not. At all. They are boring as all get out. I actually laughed out loud when Duke (hey, that's what bad-pedi-alpha called him) blew his top screaming that he was the apex of alphas, the "demon wolf." He shouted this shortly after proclaiming he was the strongest ever because he killed his previous pack of betas and absorbed all their powers. Except their sight? WTF? I guess that's why he can only hang with alphas now. Everyone else becomes dinner.

Seriously, how are we supposed to be afraid of a dude who relies on a stick or a chicks arm to get around? His "demon wolf" senses are so poor he can't even walk out of a room on his own and we are supposed to think he's going to come into town and defeat our intrepid team of new werewolves? I don't think so. I'd bet on Scott, Derek, Isaac and all their buddies against that gang of goons any day.

Feel free to tell me if you feel differently, but if the topsy twins were so easily tricked by their stupid motorcycles, what else will bring them down? I'm far more interested in the murders and the lack of friendship between our core characters than anything happening with the alphas, including the return of Cora.

She's brought nothing of merit to the canvas so far, except to keep Derek from more important matters. Kicking Isaac out of his place was great for Isaac, but I'm guessing this is the part where Derek starts making stupid decisions to protect his last remaining sibling over his pack... and actually considers Duke's offer. Oh brother.

On the other hand, we have Stiles, who has absolutely no powers and is working double time trying to find a pattern in what is happening in Beacon Hills. He and Mr. Deaton are beating the pants off of everyone else who's trying to solve the case. They figured out the pattern. At least the virgin sacrifices are over, but it didn't stop one great exchange from happening.

Can I say it's about damn time we had some more Danny on screen? Even if part of the reason is those deplorable twins, he's grossly underused. How about this fantastic interchange as Stiles worried he would be the next person killed since he was still a virgin:

Stiles: Missing and presumed dead, Scott, because he was probably a virgin. You know who else is a virgin? Me. I'm a virgin, okay? You know what that means? It means my lack of sexual experience is now literally a threat to my life, okay. I need to have sex. Like right now. Someone needs to have sex with me like today. Like someone needs to sex me right now!
Danny: Alright I'll do it.
Stiles: Woah! What?
Danny: Come over to my place at 9. Plan on staying the night. I like to cuddle.
Stiles: That is so sweet. Are you kidding?
Danny: Yes. I'm kidding.
Stiles: You don't toy with a guys emotions like that, Danny. It's not attractive, alright? | permalink

Other than that, things aren't really coming together for me on Teen Wolf Season 3. I think the alpha pack story is a total bust. Everyone is so far apart emotionally it's difficult to get into what's happening. Only Scott and Stiles are still friends, and while I love the inclusion of Isaac very much, Lydia and Allison off doing their own thing effects the flow of a lot more than it did when Allison's family was integral to the plot. 

Now that Derek is going to remove himself, and Isaac already trusts Scott very much, it might be the start of Scott showing his own alpha nature and becoming the leader Motorcycle Girl and Deucalion know him to be. Derek could be biting himself in the ass with the separation, but enough of his in and out emotional crap. He's not very pack-like, even though he tends to act like being in a pack is important to their species. 

I have a feeling y'all are going to disagree with my take on the episode, so have your say in the comments. Batter up!

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Carissa Pavlica is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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We need to get something straight here. Nobody likes to see a dog killed on television and nobody likes to see a boy who loves his dog killed on television. Especially a virgin! That's exactly what we witnessed on "Unleashed" um no it isnt. he wasnt a virgin, and the fact that he wasnt a virgin was an important plot point this episode. and was mentioned many times throught the episode

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I think Derek was trying to protect Isaac but he went about it totally wrong. Isaac already knows about the Alphas so why was it so hard for Derek to explain the truth. Just say I don't want you here because they are going to try and make me kill you. I'm loving Deaton, Stiles and Lydia working together.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

And I'm sorry but how long before Duke decides he needs to kill his alphas to get their powers too?
I am actually thinking that it IS his plan, hence why I guess the whole turning point would be Scott getting Deucalion's pack to his side(hence the whole "don't fight them, lead them" line from Deaton in the trailer).

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And I'm sorry but how long before Duke decides he needs to kill his alphas to get their powers too?

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I think you're being a bit harsh here. But everyone is allowed their own opinion. I think last night we started to see the Allison was going to be coming back to Scott's 'pack', with the whole motorcycle stunt. I personally hate the Alpha pack. Not because I think they are a waste of time, but because they are just aholes...especially the girl. I'm going to hold out hope that Derek isn't stupid and doesn't actually distance himself from the pack. If he actually does that, I'd like too see Mr. Argent play a bigger role with Scott and his friends. Helping them like Mr. Deaton does.
So I'm thinking the serial killer is either Peter Hale or Grandpa Argent. Why did that science teacher always help the bad guys? First the psycho aunt and now this? A bit shocked they killed him off. He was a big jerk though.
So when Lydia has these 'episodes' is it because she's linked to Peter Hale...or it's just her 'power'? She's just about in Scott's pack.
Poor Isaac....Derek acting like Isaac's abusive father did.

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The guy with the dog was not a virgin. Pay attention.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

And I love LOVE Alpha Pack so far - Teen Wolf continues doing RIGHT what TVD did wrong. In this case Alpha Pack is Originals done RIGHT.

Ilkvomit

correct me if I'm wrong,but we are now 3-4 episodes in the season and it has been really disjointed in this viewers eyes. I'm just having to hard of a time following everything that is going on. I actually don't like it thus far at all.

Kitanishi-h-mcdonald

Really disagreed with review - this so far was way better than previous two episodes. This was somewhat on par with premiere. Hoo boy - did I CALL killer being druids or what? If I had one problem with this episode its the whole Deucalion monologue scene being a bit over-the-top? This whole season so far feels...schizophrenic for lack of better word - brilliant straightforward moments mixed with completely crazy over-the-top nonsense. Overall a great episode, even if a bit obvious in places.

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My biggest problem so far? The toenail wolf. Seriously, her feet are not funny, or scary, or anything other than disgusting. somebody has to fix that, because I do not want to see it anymore!.
otherwise I agree with the review for the most part. On the other hand, this is an extended season, so I am going to give them some time. I miss the friendships in the show. Stiles is still my favorite character, though Danny and Isaac are getting closer. I think the whole pushing his pack away story for Derek is kinda predictable but well, ok I'll go with it. I don't care about the Alpha pack at all right now. Am I the only one who thinks that merging thing the twins do is just really weird?

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