Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 15 Review: Amplification

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Introducing McCall's Six, a sort of well oiled criminal mastermind machine.

On Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 15, we take a break from a good bit of the supernatural terrors that are plaguing Beacon Hills, and we switched gears to breaking Lydia out of Eichen.

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This was a pretty well thought out plan, and it was fun seeing Scott and Stiles getting into trouble like this again. Even though we're dealing with a criminal offense, it was more fun and a lot lighter than the normal hijinks they get into.

I'm glad that we took the time to show each plan being set into motion. We had Stiles trying to convince Parrish to drive the van, Liam and Scott getting body bags from Melissa, and Malia helping Kira prepare. Nothing was rushed, and it added to the enjoyment. 

My favorite part of the entire hour was Malia being Kira's cheerleader. If I had to pick someone to cheer me on, my first choice would not be Malia. She really did try her best to be encouraging though.

Her scenes with Kira put a smile on my face, and I enjoyed seeing these two spend time together. We could have easily had Scott be the one to help Kira train, and while it would have been cute, it wouldn't have been as cute as Malia in goggles.

One thing that bothered me is how all of a sudden Lydia was dying tonight. How did we come to that conclusion? Will she most likely die in Eichen if she doesn't get out soon? Yes. She has been in bad shape for awhile, but I don't know if she would have died that night.

It felt like a way to raise the stakes of this escape mission, but it didn't really work. At the end where the guards are coming and Theo and his gang of chimeras are there was a much better way to raise the stakes.

It got your blood pumping, and I don't know about you, but when Stiles first got to Lydia, I was yelling at him to hurry up. There's no time for chit chat. You only had five minutes to get her out.

Of course, the hour ends with Lydia still being stuck in Eichen. On the bright side, everyone else is locked in too. The fact that Eichen went into lockdown did make things a bit more interesting, especially since this means that the next episode will be spent with everyone trying to get out of Eichen alive, assumedly.

Theo and Hayden, they found it. They were looking for Noah, but they found a symbol. A circle inside another circle, carved into a wall. The symbol of Scott's pack.


However, I would really just like Lydia to be out of Eichen already. I feel like we've been trying to break her out for awhile now, probably due to the fact that we've seen parts of this hour in previous episodes (example: We've seen Theo stroll in saying he's here for Lydia but actually wants a hellhound).

Hey, remember when Lydia was happy and not in danger? Good times.

Speaking of Stydia, their reunion was heartbreaking. Between Stiles' face at seeing Lydia's present condition and Lydia's reaction to Stiles being there, I was a wreck. Were you satisfied with the Stydia reunion?

The Hayden and Deucalion scene came out of nowhere. Everything else is going down at Eichen, but then we cut to Hayden on guard duty. It was jarring and completely random. I love watching Deucalion be sassy, but I would have rather spent time in Eichen.

What do you think Deucalion's was trying to accomplish by telling Hayden that the talons will kill Theo? It's not like Deucalion cares for Theo's best interest or anything, so there has to be something else going on. Maybe he was trying to gain Hayden's trust, so he has someone he can manipulate later on. What's your theory?

So you never worked for anything and you're basically a cheater?


What did you think of the episode? Leave your thoughts and theories in a comment below.

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Amplification Review

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Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 15 Quotes

She'll hear everything, every death, every dying scream, all at once.


Stiles: All units stay back. Do not engage. I repeat do not engage.
Sheriff: Stiles! Get off the radio!