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Teen Wolf Review: Huh?

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What the hell? Does anybody know what just happened?

On Teen Wolf Season 4 Episode 10 we learned that Meredith created the dead pool because when she was in the hospital, sharing a room with a burned, comatose Peter Hale, she heard his thoughts and those thoughts included creating a dead pool.

Seriously, it seemed like Teen Wolf had lost its way during the "alphas" storyline, but this is ridiculous.

After the entirety of what happened, whatever it was seems to be following the "plan" of Peter and Kate. Peter just wants to be Alpha again and kill the True Alpha, Scott McCall. I've always thought Peter was badass. If he needed to glom onto this 70s clusterfrak to do the job, he doesn't deserve to be Alpha.

All I have are questions. There were no good quotes, no AHA moments and more WTF than any series needs to plant in an hour before one of their biggest events of the year.

Someone, sometime planted a circa 1970s computer in Lydia's grandma's wall. Considering that yanking the cord released the drywall and there wasn't a door leading in, we can assume it's just been buzzing away for the past 40 years. Alrighty. Those whirly things? There's no way they never needed maintenance. 

Were they giving off all the messages to the Banshees? Is it kind of quiet now that the key has been turned? How did a circa 70s computer know, decades later, that there would be smart phones with which it could communicate and gather the troops to kill all the supernaturals?

Why did Meredith enact the dead pool? Because Peter is the alpha and has always been the alpha? Was that part of what she heard from his rants? If she got that monsters do bad things, then why didn't she get that Peter was one of them? 

Why did Meredith put her name on the dead pool when she heard Lydia scream Allison's name on the night she died? Why did she know that was the right time to start over? What am I missing? "Oh God. What have I done?" asks Meredith. Exactly. What DID she do? 

Malia kicked ass, as usual. Kira was alright. Sorry, one continues to impress me far more than the other. For some reason, Kira always seems just short of scared sh*tless. That's not what I want in a hero. I'm still not sure what Scott sees in her.

I know you're going to want to rip me a new one for not understanding all that was revealed, but I welcome you're ass whopping. If ever there was a night that needed the lame Wolf Watch, this was it. Maybe DJ Cole Plantne would have had something insightful to deliver. I wish I was kidding.

The very best moment of the episode was when Scott was beating one of the assassins and his face changed from vicious werewolf back to Scott McCall. I swear they spent 75% of their special effects budget on that one transformation. It looked fabulous.

That's all I have. What did you get from "Monstrous"?

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Rating: 3.7 / 5.0 (47 Votes)

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

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The more Scott lets the violence take him, the more he becomes like Ducalion. I can't be the only one that noticed his transformation looked similar to Ducalion's monstrous wolf.

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I feel like I understood every thing other than that stupid freaking computer in the wall. It would have made more sense if they just left that part out. The dead pool wasn't part of Peter's plan at all. Kate even mentions basically that it is a good thing that the dead pool crap is done. I am pretty sure he honestly had no idea that he came up with the idea when he was in the coma. Meridith decided to enact the dead pool when Lydia screamed and put the two of them on the list because she felt the pain in Lydia's scream and knew it was because of something that happened because of "the monsters". She realized that Peter was right that the supernatural needed to start over in beacon hills because too many people had been hurt because of them. Merideth didn't feel like banshees were any different than the other monsters, honestly probably because of what Lydia's grandma did to her, so she included the two of them. Merideth probably didn't associate Peter with being a monster because she spent so long with his thoughts in her brain and hearing him think how he is the true alpha. She was probably extremely influenced by that. However, even though I think I understand at least mostly what happened, I still think this season is just bad. After coming off of such a strong season that was season 3b, this is a complete disappointment. I know both Kira and malia were introduced last season but neither were really prominent characters, imho, even though Kira had a decent amount of screen time. Now this season they have the addition of them as main characters plus Liam and losing 4 characters going into this season (5 if you include danny). I just think that it has thrown off the chemistry and dynamic of the characters. They spent 3 seasons setting up the core 4 and then Alison leaves and they expect us to just accept malia and Kira as a replacement for her but I personally just don't care about them enough. I know most people like them, and I can admit malia is amusing, but I would have rather a focus been placed on interactions between Scott styles and Lydia. Oh well. Maybe next season they will get back on track.

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What i think is going to happen is that scott will kill someone propabl;y peter and turn into a demon like or monster like wolf, and he will struggle with the guilt next season, but when he will get over it then he will transform and become a real alpha wolf like talia, because i remember the twins saying something about the forms , the one peter had is worse and has no humanity while the one talia had is more like embracing the wolf nature without being corrupted. So scott is propably become a monster first and then he will try to redeem himself and turn into a pure wolf or something like that.

​Ps with the importance of the Hale family in the show i m surprised we know next to nothing about derek and talia's past his big sister, the only insight we get is from peter which is always according to his point of view.

​Ps 2 back in season one how did peter stole the alphaness of derek's sister since he was supposed to be weaker than an alpha especially like he who could become an actual wolf. Also why derek never transformed into anything, maybe he didn't have challenge himself much or it takes time?

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Okay, so this might be the worst episode of teen wolf ever. Season 3B led us to believe that Kate would be the big bad, but we only seen her like 5 or 6 times, I would honestly like to see her get her revenge instead of this whole Benefactor thing. A whole pack of Wolves with the Alpha being one of the oldest living Wolves & a Jappanese Holocaust server but yet they need the help of a few teens to take down a group of hunters ? & escape a city ? We still haven't figured out what Parrish is, & why Derek lost his powers. How does those old computers keep refreshing & uploading the Deadpool list ? Is Deucalion ever gonna come back ? Shouldn't he be the highest bounty on the List ? So many questions with no answers, I hope theseast few episodes wraps everything up good or I will be very disappointed in this season, cause it definitely felt like they rushed it

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I didn't mind this episode as much as others seem to have. I just thought that the machine was in the wall from way back when Lydia's grandmother was doing all the experiments and crap. Then when Meredith got driven crazy by them experimenting on her, it all was shut down and walled up? I don't know, that's my guess. I don't think the computer just came to life on it's on and started spitting out the dead pool. I thought that Meredith was having that psycho Bronski (sp?) do all the work for her....so he was doing all the leg work and she was just 'directing' him? I think when she was stuck in the hospital with comma-Peter, she just started to believe in his rantings and got brainwashed in a way. Why she decided it was the time to start it when Lydia screamed Allison's name is still kind of foggy for me. I do think Peter was telling the truth when he said he doesn't remember what he said in his mind when he was in a comma. All he cares about is being the Alpha again....and he thinks he has the opportunity now.
I'm not sure why Malia 'kicked ass' in this episode? What exactly did she do again? Kira does have a scared look on her face a lot of the time but she holds her own.
I'm not sure the reviewer is really paying that close of attention to the story.

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Lydia mentioned in last weeks episode that her grandmother ,Lorraine, worked at IBM. When she is telling Scott/Derek/Parrish the story of Meredith and Lorraine, she actually walks past two large computers just like the ones in the wall. Since the record player is actually hooked up to them, possibly its what drove Meredith crazy in the first place, putting her directly in the path of Peter? I don't know if I am just trying to rationalize this sad excuse for an episode, but maybe we haven't heard or seen the last of this whole deadpool thing and its origins.

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"What did you get from "Monstrous"?" A throbbing headache and a whole lot of questions. Apparently logic and common sense went visting Danny, wherever he ran off to. I wish they would all come back. Oh and I'll raise you a few more questions. How exactly was Meredith interfacing with the computer in order to change the dead pool list? How did the 70's computer talk to every freaking printer in Beacon Hills? Shouldn't a red, non-wine liquid still stain the carpet? What the heck was Jeff Davis on when he created this season's story arc? The list of questions are endless.

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@ Dahne

I could have added many, many more questions, but I thought you'd all look me up, hunt me down and kill me (old style, not via a 70s computer buried behind grandma's wall!). I was chatting with my friend and asked her what the hell I was supposed to talk about. We decided the fact that we didn't know what to talk about was conversation enough. Glad you guys agree!! And, where the hell IS Danny? I thought he'd be more involved this season, but he hasn't been seen once. Did they write him off? It's so convoluted.

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@ Carissa Pavlica

The whole season has been a mess storywise. Logically, it falls apart at every turn. I'm pretty sure we are supposed to forget that Danny exists and just plug Mason in as substitute, but that doesn't work for me at all. There are too many characters to begin with. Why replace original characters with junior versions?

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@ Dahne

Replace original characters? i think you mean..... they were forced to replace original characters as it was not the shows choice but the actors of those original characters choose to either a) leave the show to pursue other opportunities aka crystal reed , b) got offered other roles in other shows and weren't able to stay i.e daniel sharman and the twins so..... if you want to blame anyone for replacing them blame the actors as it was their decision to leave not the writers of the show just replacing them cause they felt like it.

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@ Methix | Kolelus

Except that the only one of those characters that may have needed to be replaced was Allison and even that was iffy given how little she had to do in the end. Isaac was useless and now we have Liam, who is essentially Isaac/Jackson 2.0. Aiden and Ethan were just glorified body guards. Mason is Danny 2.0 when we could just have Danny back. The cast is too large. They got rid of the fluff, but then they added more characters leading them back to the original problem. By the way, you came off like a complete douche to Carissa above. I agreed with a couple of your points but the way you presented yourself was so uncalled for that I have no respect for your opinion now. Total downvote and flag on that play. Learn a little tact, apologize, and then we can have a great, respectful conversation/debate about Teen Wolf. I love talking about this show and the various viewpoints of its fans, but not when people are being jerks. Ball's in your court.

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@ Dahne

What she states in her review was very insulting to me and i felt it needed to be said, She basically said one of the only females on the show(currently) im not talking about past seasons, Who risks her own life to protect complete strangers when their own lives are threatened with deadly force and is the only good representation of badass female heroine on the show atm ( well lydia is to she is badass without being able to fight) is" i quote" scared shitless" and not a hero.But she puts all her praise behind malia , in this recent episode who just talked a little helped turn a computer off and pulled down a dry wall. This is a biased opinion, there is no other way of that coming of as not a "biased" outlook because it is her favourite character. And thats fine to each there own but to say what she said? Im sorry but that is unacceptable given the actions of other characters in this episode that were not even mentioned. What has malia done actually besides some wise crack humour talking with stiles and spooning. I feel this character was way to rushed and it feels to forced. They need to seriously slow it down take there time and add some development in.Then maybe malia wouldn't be receiving so much of a negative response. Maybe they can fix this up at season 5 but idk Not to mention i dont see this a proper review.it was just a bunch of questions.That i could answer easily. I have read every other review of this episode and most gave it praise(not all but most) though some people were confused that is a good thing not a bad thing u wanna show u watch to confuse you and to keep guessing. I just disagree with everything you said , and i think it is one of the worse reviews( not a insult but my opinion) There will be no apology. Cause i took offense to how she phrased some of her negative opinions of a character who is widely liked and one that is good representation for females on this show. You may flag it all you want it was my opinion on it , and a flag on my own opinion means nothing because it is MY opinion.

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@ Methix | Kolelus

Reviews are subjective. They're not based on facts, they're based on opinion. What did Malia do? Despite spending most of her life alone, she shows no fear. She uses her brain. She listens. By taking the time to do that, she heard the record player at the lake house and formulated a theory about Lorraine not being a banshee only once, but predicting many deaths as well as the idea that something in the study at Eichen House could stop them. It's easy to sit back and spend days formulating your opinion and to insult people. Try formulating those opinions while meeting deadlines. We don't have days to mull things over, watch and re-watch and look for nuances. We watch, react and write. That's writing for deadlines. Yes, Kira can swing a blade, but she's still usually looking for emotional reinforcement of some sort. She hasn't eased into her powers. It's a difficult transition even if it's easy for her to wield her sword. She is not written as a strong character at her core. Not yet. No need to speak on Lydia's behalf because her character history speaks for itself. What I write is not insulting to you because it's not about you. What you're writing is insulting to me because it's about me. Think about that. I'm writing about fictional characters. You're writing about me -- and I'm here.

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@ Methix | Kolelus

I actually agree that Kira was better in this episode than she has been in awhile, although I consider Braeden a more consistently kick butt character. I have nothing against your opinion but in the way that you phrased it. Saying things like "requires for you to use your brain" is uncalled for and makes people less likely to consider your opinion much less enter reasonable discourse with you. You were a jerk and if you don't see that, then I feel sorry for you. There is a difference between giving your opinion and being a douche. I am now done with this conversation because while I would love to discuss Kira's strengths and flaws with you more, the way you discuss turns me compeltely off.

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@ Methix | Kolelus

Tell you what - since you can answer every one of Carissa's questions, why don't you DO that and enlighten all of us, stupid people who understand absolutely nothig?

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@ Dahne

Thank you my friend. Seems the majority find recent events to be less than organized, let alone understandable. I appreciate your kindness!

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@ Carissa Pavlica

I love talking TV with a wide variety of people and hate when something as avoidable as rudeness stifles a great debate. There are plenty of ways to voice a dissenting opinion that keeps the conversation going instead of turning it into something ugly and off-putting. That just kills intelligent conversation.

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@ Carissa Pavlica

Ok so, let me guess this straight , you dont know what happened so u rate the episode 2 stars? lol i thought reviews are supposed to be objective. Something that requires for you to use your brain and your basically just went " Nope i give up" , then punish it for your lack of intuition. I understood everything immediately without problem. And second? malia kicked ass? in this episode i am sorry but u must have dementia or something all she did was talk and help stiles pull down a dry wall. While kira , was putting her life at risk defending people she just met fighting of assassins with machine guns ,Swatting arrows out of thin air with her sword to protect brett and the other member of his pack , and you say malia kicked ass and kira was alright. Way to show your bias i mean come on malia kicks ass? All she did this EPISODE was talk and pull a wall down and u call that kicking as rofl. I mean no offence but do you even pay attention to what you watch.Reviewers are not supposed to be bias it seems to me u just like malia allot and if she stood on the screen staring a paint dry on the wall for 45mins ud say " she kicked " ass that was awesome.Malia has never even been in a proper fight yet. Accept in the club in episode 1. kira and allison(past tense) are the kick ass females of teen wolf period , let me tell you allison and kira put malia to shame. i would have much prefered allison to stay on the show so we can have 2 badass female instead of one , and malia who idk what to think about her tbh she feels out of place to me. You mention kira always seems scared shitless and isn't a hero( I have no idea where u get this from).Wheres you mentioning liam? who basically said i'm scared shitless i dont want to come with you to defend of assassins cause i'm scared and i want to go home, i dont want to die , so scott takes him home. Did you mention that? No you did not. You just say kira looked scared shitless, when in fact she is the one laying her life on the line to protect people she doesn't know , and liam is getting take home as a scaredy cat who doesn't want to fight to save innocent people and you dont even bring that up my god..... I dont understand your logic it makes no sense. Im interested in your response because there is no way you can justify saying "kira looks scared shitless" and doesn't act like a hero or heroine , without basically saying u just dont like the character no matter what she does which is because you like malia and would like anything she does even if she does nothing, in comparison to kira this episode malia did basically nothing , accept playing sidekick to detective stiles and demonstrating some demolition abilities. And finally compared to half the other garbage that appears on television nowadays this episode puts them all to shame , and its funny how those other tv episode`s get rated 4/5 5/5 by the reviewer.I could write a better more objective and non bias review of this episode than you in 15 minutes.

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Kira was far more impressive than Malia. Malia can't even catch a lacrosse ball much less stop a bunch of arrows. I really wish we had gotten the first meeting of Kira and Satomi though. I'm really only interested in Malia in relation to how she affects Peter. In this case his rantings listed her mother along with the other known assassins. It'll be interesting to finally meet the Desert Wolf and see her back story with Peter. Not really feeling the idea that this was all the crazy rantings of a comatose werewolf. It doesn't explain how the Dead pool was uploaded into the computer nor how the computer was hooked up to the internet nor how it knew when to payout. Absolutely loved seeing Scott go full on werewolf for a brief moment. I really wanted him to give in to the beast.

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Ronald-simkins

I got nothing. I agree with you everything was really muddled. We knew that the big bad was going to be Peter. This episode didn't have any clarity. Derek is going to take a leadership role - good. Where is lovely Liam with his 18 million points? Tell me he will be the key to the defeat of Peter - I still say he is the true beta. Plus we got nothing more on the intriguing Parrish. The only thing I loved was that Chris was kicking ass again.

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Teen Wolf Season 4 Episode 10 Quotes

She was listening to the ranting and raving of a lunatic. A former lunatic, I'm much healthier now.

Peter

Stilinksi: The only person I'm pointing a gun at is you.
Peter: Then you better make it a perfect shot, Sheriff, because I don't go down easy.

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