Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 9 Review: Lies of Omission

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All in favor of Theo getting punched in the face say aye.

On Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 9, Theo continued to be a jackass. I really need to stopped being surprised, but his version of Donovan's death was shockingly cruel. He told Scott that Stiles went postal on Donovan.

Then, Theo provided a bloody wrench as evidence, and Scott believed him over Stiles.

Nothing about Theo screams trustworthy but whatever Scott

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The rain is either the backdrop to an emotional kiss or a devastating scene. Sadly, there wasn't any Sciles kissing that happened.

We got a heartbreaking Sciles fight in the rain that featured a hurt Stiles pleading with his brother to believe him. I could have gone my whole life without seeing that scene. In what universe does Scott believe Theo over his own brother?!

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Of course, nowhere during this fight did Stiles actually talk about how Donovan died. You would have thought he would have clarified that it was not Stiles in the library with the wrench. But no, that part never came up.

Stiles should have realized how Scott thought the wrench got bloody. I guess I really shouldn't be surprised because in this alternate universe, Stiles didn't immediately tell Scott what happened either. 

Let's go back to Theo because he is super problematic. What are his motives? At least we got clarification that the Dread Doctors wanted Theo to keep Scott out of their way, and in return, they would help him get a pack. It's sort of an answer, although we had already worked that part out. Theo wanting a pack isn't exactly a secret.

The Dread Doctors don't seem too happy with Theo, but it's practically impossible to tell because I can't understand a word they say. Where are the Dread Doctor subtitles?

It's clear why Theo badmouthed Stiles to Scott, but he told the Sheriff that he killed Donovan. So Theo wants Stiles and Scott to break up, but he doesn't want Stiles to be in trouble with his dad? Theo that doesn't make any sense.

Maybe Theo wants Stiles all to himself. Theo wants to break up Sciles and form Stileo (do they have a shipper name?). A relationship built on lies and deception won't last, Theo.

You should win Stiles over some other way. I would say just be yourself, but you seem like a psychopath, so maybe don't do that.

You're the true alpha! Guess what all of us can't be true alphas! Some of us have to make mistakes! Some of us have to get our hands a little bloody sometimes! Some of us are human!


It's difficult to accept this world where the pack is as estranged as it is because it comes out of nowhere. There isn't a reason for Malia and Lydia to be distant from the rest of the pack. It's like we were supposed to see the pack slowly stop talking to each other, but this didn't happen.

This is unnecessary drama to add to the show, although Scott's voiceover at the beginning was pretty great. 

The only tension that makes sense is between Liam and Scott. Liam is all about Hayden right now, and considering how Scott has used her as bait, Liam's right to be upset. Liam and Scott might be alpha and beta, but they haven't been friends for all that long. Their relationship is still developing.

They do not have years of friendship and trust to fall back on. Of course that still wasn't enough for Stiles and Scott. I'll never be over it.

Flipping over jeeps and attacking colleagues doesn't exactly fit with protect and serve. I'm covering up the bodies of murdered teenagers!


Parrish, Parrish, Parrish. What in the world are you? We still don't know (shocker), but we have a theory. Lydia thinks that Parrish is simply trying to keep the supernatural a secret by stealing the bodies.

Where exactly do fire punching people and flipping jeeps fit into this? While it is great to sort of get an answer, it didn't really answer anything.

If this was an episode of Buffy, the scoobies would have hit the books at the first suspicion of Parrish, and they would have already figured out what he is.

This really seems like the only way to find out anything about Parrish, although the pack could also try calling Derek for help. I'd be okay with that. Do you think we will know what Parrish is by the end of this season?

What did you think of the episode? Will Sciles ever be the same again? Will Hayden survive? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.

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Lies of Omission Review

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Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 9 Quotes

You're the true alpha! Guess what all of us can't be true alphas! Some of us have to make mistakes! Some of us have to get our hands a little bloody sometimes! Some of us are human!


I think some of us are okay with that because not talking makes it easier to keep secrets. I don't know if anyone's really lying about things, maybe it's more like lies of omission.