Teen Wolf Review: Dancing With Wolves

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Teen Wolf dances are always epic. While "Formality" did not showcase Scott in a white suit going full wolf, like in the original movie, it certainly had enough excitement to keep the audience wanting more from the MTV series.

But, seriously, there was not a single person doing the patented Teen Wolf dance move? What a waste!

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Let's take a look at some of the highlights from the dance itself. First and foremost, there was Stiles getting Lydia to dance with him by spewing out a number of compliments, including the fact that she would someday win the Nobel Prize for Mathematics. It's great to see him get the girl, even if it was only for a few songs.

Then, there was Scott's interesting strategy to stay at the dance. Grooving with his gay friend so that the Coach will not want to look like a homophobic jerk? Difficult to pull off, but Scott backed his way into that one nicely.

Finally, there was Jackson in all of his drunken bliss, leaving the dance and heading out to the woods, where he proclaimed his desire to be a werewolf to who he thought was the Alpha. When it turned out to be Chris Argent, the poor child spilled all the beans.

I continue to love Jackson's arrogant humor, but he continues to fall deeper and deeper into the depths of evil. It's difficult seeing him recover from all of this.

Chris finding Scott in the parking lot either occurred because Jackson gave up the fact that Scott was the beta, or Kate told Chris she guessed it was Scott and all Jackson did was give up his friend's location. Either way, it was sloppy writing. In the first scenario, Kate's revelation becomes irrelevant. In the second, Jackson giving up the information isn't nearly as bad as they made it out to be.

Meanwhile, Scott and Allison rekindled their love affair, thanks to Mama McCall's advice. By the way, what kind of mother tells her teenage son to go after the girl? Shouldn't the correct advice be, "keep it in your pants?"

Scott pouring his heart and soul out to the girl, which included a massive "I love you," made the ending to the episode that much more interesting.

After Kate revealed the Argent family secret to Allison last week, I stated that I was excited for Allison to finally be in the loop. After the youngest Argent downloaded all of the werewolf information early on in "Formality," I pictured a fantastic arc in season two, where she helps hunt down the second beta while having no idea that it was Scott.

That could have been great, but thanks to Chris' attempted car crash in the parking lot, it will never be. Instead, we were witness to what was probably the most momentous event of the series: Scott jumping on both cars and revealing to Allison that he is, indeed, a werewolf.

As we move forward to the season one finale, and then into season two, the questions may become: Does Allison continue to date Scott now that she knows? Will she go against her father and aunt's wishes? Or will she join them in hunting down her ex-boyfriend?

Formality Review

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Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Teen Wolf Season 1 Episode 11 Quotes

Stiles: Scott you can't protect everyone.
Scott: I have to.

There are werewolves running around in the world. Everything's a joke to me.