After watching Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 24, it became apparent that any attempt to delve deeply into this mind frak of a finale was futile.
Danny said it and it makes sense to roll with the sentiment: Dude, it's Beacon Hills.
After the death of Allison Argent last week, there were some really emotional scenes to follow. Isaac instinctively went back to the Argent apartment.
Argent: I appreciate the concern but you don't have to stay. I'll be alright. I've dealt with this before. I have a capacity and an ability to compartmentalize my emotions.
Isaac: I don't.
It was difficult to imagine where these two would land after Allison's death, and watching Argent coach Scott on how to talk to the authorities was tough. It was nowhere near as touching as the realization that Isaac and Argent now have each other. Together they realized that Allison figured out what killed the Oni and then fought side by side to save her friends.
When they walked out of the apartment, were they moving on, because looking at the door it seemed final, didn't it? I hope it's just a move within town and not off of the series because that would be too much to take.
As Derek helped to clean up Aiden and Ethan, he was astonished that they still didn't get what was necessary to become a part of Scott's pack and his passionate speech rousing them to fight would have made anyone jump up and join in the melee.
Scott's always been about one thing. Saving his friends. He will do anything and everything to save the people he cares about. When there's no chance of winning, he keeps fighting. When all hope is lost, he finds another way and when he's beaten down he stands up again! You want to find a place in his pack? You want redemption? Find another way to stand and fight!Derek
Fight they did and to the death. After Argent and Isaac found them fighting Oni, Aiden grabbed one of the silver-tipped arrows and thrust it into an Oni, killing it. But he took a sword to the gut and died in his brother's arms. So many deaths and for what?
It was difficult to hear the answer to that question when Stiles finally came face to face with the Nogitsune and asked why -- to win the game. There was no reason for it other than a mental board game on which each one of the people Stiles loves and the places they occupied were pieces to be taken and captured with the ultimate intent to win by ending all of their lives.
It's too bad the Nogitsune didn't know he was up against a True Alpha and all that comes with it -- the deep emotional attachments that each of Scott's pack members have made with him and with one another that made that game much more difficult than the fox intended.
It was interesting to learn that there was nothing special (as of yet) about Sheriff Stilinski's deputy, except maybe being a part of the Stilinski's pack. They have to look out for each other in the same way Scott's pack does and it fits that those who believe in the Sheriff ould fight that hard for him.
We learned Deaton made the box carrying Talia Hale's claws and that it was made out of wood from the Nemeton. The wood holds the power and can contain the essence of the Nogitsune. There was no explanation why or how the Nogitsune escaped or if capturing that one fly would be the end of it, but I'm rolling with it.
Scott's parents had a tough time in the hospital and because of that it seems dad might be sticking around Beacon Hills. It would still be preferential for Melissa and Stilinski to make a go of it, but we'll have to see what's next.
As things started to get back to normal, Lydia saw Malia at school and soon she was at Scott's house learning how to flip out her claws. There are hints of playful flirting between Malia and Stiles, but with the absence of Aiden and Lydia's freedom, it's hard not to imagine what could be if the two friends let their hearts soar.
It seems that the twins were a Teen Wolf package deal since Ethan chose to leave town after Aiden died. Danny decided to break up with him anyway because he didn't think he could date a werewolf. Classic line and let's please hope that his knowledge will bring him closer to the group next season. Wouldn't you love to see more Danny?
The final surprise was Derek's dream of men infiltrating his apartment looking for the she wolf. He thought they were looking for Cora, but they didn't know who that was.
As a smoke bomb came into the room, Derek was shot in the gut and Kate Argent stepped out from the shadows and changed before his eyes. Peter Hale's scratch created a she wolf, but she looks nothing like the other gals in town.
Is Kate part Kanima? She looked absolutely stunning with the hints of blue in her face. Was it just the lighting or was she a different type of wolf? Why would people be looking for her? At least they weren't looking for Malia -- yet.
You can watch Teen Wolf online to get your fix of the entire season as it unfolded. The Alphas, the Nogitsune... what a ride, right?! Hit the comments and talk about your favorite bits, pose questions, guess what's coming up in June!
Now for the ultimate test...
Would you move to Beacon Hills?
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