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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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I seriously have no clue who is behind it, but I'm confidant it is not the alphas. Could it be Gerard, I still don't believe Ms.Blake is clueless about the supernatural as we are being led to believe, but I'm not convinced she has anything to do with the murders. Am I the only one that is a bit excited that Isaac and Scott live together now, even if it came about with that heart wrenching scene with Derek in order to keep Isaac safe, can we please get some semi-family scenes with Scott, Isaac and Mama McCall. Overall not the strongest episode of the season, I give that award to Chaos Rising with all the Sterek feel and other goodies, but it was still a good episode. I love this show, and can't wait for next week.

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I disagree, and feel you are being a bit unfair to the Duke, since we haven't even seen him in action yet, but I agree as of now I'm much more interested in the murders than the alpha pack, but that is not to say I'm bored by the alphas. Overall I thought it was a good episode, and a return to form after last weeks which was disappointing in my opinion. I must say that while Isaac is still far from my favorite character, it is hard to not feel bad for the guy, especially these past few episodes, he can not catch a break. Stiles' scenes this week were top form like always, I'm really digging Team Human(Stiles, Lydia, and Deaton), can they have more scenes next week. Stiles is bi, right, can we just consider it canon now, please that scene with Danny was priceless. Honestly while I enjoy the alpha pack, notably Deucalion, even if his demon wolf speech was unintentionally hilarious(in a good way, since I love the camp), I am much more interested in the celtic druid murders. I seriously have no clue who is behind it, but I'm confidant it is not the alphas. Could it be Gerard, I still don't believe Ms.Blake is clueless about the supernatural as we are being led to believe, but I'm not convinced she has anything to do with the murders. Am I the only one that is a bit excited that Isaac and Scott live together now, even if it came about with that heart wrenching scene with Derek in order to keep Isaac safe, can we please get some semi-family scenes with Scott, Isaac and Mama McCall.

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@isoron, first of all, the season is 24 episodes, and will be cut into two 12 episode arcs. That will greatly affect the momentum so four episodes in it does matter what we are seeing in the season so far. Since the second 12 arc films in late 2013 we can assume it will be a few months in between, pausing the action. Additionally, I said "now that the virgin sacrifices are over" which assumed you were watching and knew the druids were on to a new trio to kill, which in this case was related to the military. At the time the first kid was killed Stiles still thought he was a virgin, and thus the quote was still funny as hell. I love these characters too much to see them so far apart.

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You do realize that the season is 22 episodes so that they may be developing the arcs for people with more patience.
The HS student who was killed was not a virgin but the first in the Warrior triad. I also think that we are getting an Allison/Issac/Scott team with the Doc and Stiles and Lydia. The alpha arc is still getting developed and 4 epis is a little to soon to to cast a wide net of aspersion.