'Teen Wolf' Recap: Allison Discovers Her Family's Past & The Alpha Attacks Derek!

Tue, July 5, 2011 12:01am EDT by 9 Comments

Do you think Derek will survive the Alpha’s attack? There’ll be a whole lot less lurking in Beacon Hills if he doesn’t!

The July 4 episode of MTV’s Teen Wolf was all about control — but while Scott (Tyler Posey) spent the hour gaining control over his transformations, Jackson (Colton Haynes) spent the hour totally losing control, as the effects of Derek’s (Tyler Hoechlin) scratch began to sink in.

Um… can we talk about Jackson for a second? That scene in the locker room — the one where a wolf’s claw literally crawled out of his mouth, Thing-style — was pretty gross. And totally awesome. But as Colton tweeted during the episode, “Was it real, or just a hallucination?”

Allison (Crystal Reed) also got a family history this week, as Aunt Kate (Jill Wagner) clued her into the Argents’ wolf-hunting past. She was disturbed by the news, but not half as disturbed as Lydia (Holland Roden), who appears to be suffering from a little Alpha-induced PTSD.

Speaking of the Alpha, Scott got a little message from him in the form of the dreaded spiral symbol, which apparently means he’s got an unfinished vendetta. Not good.

The episode ended with Scott and Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) luring the Alpha out at school, but things didn’t exactly go according to plan — especially for poor bushy-browed Derek, who literally got impaled by the furry enemy.

Next week, Scott gets trapped inside the school — along with Stiles, Allison, Lydia and Jackson — and the episode looks absolutely bananas. But what do YOU think: Is Derek really dead? Is Scott’s boss really the Alpha? Will Stiles ever come to terms with his crippling awkwardness?

— Andy Swift

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