Teen Wolf Season 6 Episode 4 Review: Relics

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Hmm, so the Ghost Riders travel by lightning, you say? It's a shame we don't know a kitsune...

On Teen Wolf Season 6 Episode 4, Mason uncovered some decent intel on the Ghost Riders, but, of course, there are still a gazillion and one questions.

For instance, why are there all of a sudden like 20 Ghost Riders, and why can everyone see them now?

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Seriously, by the end of the hour, Scott, Malia, and Chris can see the Ghost Riders. The newbies all saw them at the party, so the only "safe" people are Melissa, Lydia, Natalie, and Finstock.

It is a little strange that a good bit of our main characters can see them now because this means that they all have a countdown clock to erasure.

It's a little hard to believe that everyone who has seen the Ghost Riders (aka the majority of the cast) will be taken, but if they aren't, either the Ghost Riders suck at their job or the pack is going to figure out a way to stop them in like two episodes. Neither option is all that great.

The timetable as far as when The Ghost Riders erase you is not all that clear.

At least half of the people at the game could see the Ghost Riders, and the Ghost Riders took Gwen and everyone in the bunker from the party. After the bunker raid, the Ghost Riders vanished.

Now, they could have a quota as to how many people they can take a night or there could be a "you have 24 hours to live" kind of deal, and now I'm thinking about The Ring. Great.

Anyways, Liam, Mason, and Hayden also saw the Ghost Riders at the party, so where do they fit on the time table?

There are still so many questions as to how the Ghost Riders operate, and if somehow the pack keeps dodging being taken, it is just going to feel off and weaken the effect of the Ghost Riders as villains.

It would not make sense for the Ghost Riders to ignore people who have seen them the longest without a reason.

There is going to need to be some excuse as to why, let's say, Scott saw them two weeks ago and is still kicking while an unnamed kid saw them two hours ago and was taken before Scott. Do you get what I'm saying?

Now, it does look like next week's episode is Stiles focused, so if we spend the entire episode with the people who have already been taken, that buys everyone in Beacon Hills time, episodically speaking. Is anyone else beyond excited to see Stiles again? 

Melissa: You are probably wondering why I'm out here when I could be nestled at home reading a book. It's because I am sick of seeing people I care about wheeled past the nurses station on a gurney. All of you are out here risking your lives, and it's about time that I do something too.
Chris: In my experience when tracking homicidal supernaturals, it is best to be quiet.

Okay, where is my Melissa and Chris spin off?

Make no mistake, Melissa and Chris working together is the best part of the hour. Granted, they did not actually discover any new information on the serial killer, but they are so much fun to watch. I mean, hello, did you see the ship pick up speed?

They were holding hands while Chris was in the hospital. I feel a little bad cheating on my Melissa and Noah ship, but, who can deny Melissa and Chris' chemistry?

Actually, Chris is all around awesome this hour, especially his scene with Malia where he opened up about Kate.

Chis training Malia sounds like a whole lot of fun. In this world without Stiles, Malia needs someone to help her gain control, and Chris would be a great teacher.

Chris: You know that bloodlust you felt? I've seen that look before. When I was your age, I saw someone lose control and slaughter an innocent, and I did nothing.
Malia: I'm not that werewolf.
Chris: It wasn't a werewolf. It was a hunter, and she made excuses, made a very convincing case that lethal force was necessary, but it wasn't. And if I had done something that night, then maybe my sister won't be the monster that she is today.
Malia: Kate.
Chris: Animals lose control. You're not just an animal, Malia. You're a human. You stay that way by getting involved.

By the way, is anyone else suspicious of Claudia now? That was not a normal reaction to someone peeling back a corner of the wallpaper. It's not like Lydia ripped off half the wall.

What did you think of the episode? I don't know about you, but I'm in shock that Scott and Malia are giving up on Stiles so quickly. Yes, the Ghost Riders are threat, but don't give up on Stiles! Leave your thoughts and theories in the comments!

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Teen Wolf Season 6 Episode 4 Quotes

Melissa: You are probably wondering why I'm out here when I could be nestled at home reading a book. It's because I am sick of seeing people I care about wheeled past the nurses station on a gurney. All of you are out here risking your lives, and it's about time that I do something too.
Chris: In my experience when tracking homicidal supernaturals, it is best to be quiet.

You can leave me out here alone with a stun gun and a box of bandaids, or we can keep going. It's up to you.

Melissa