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'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Kanima Strikes Again — Can Jackson Be Saved?

Mon, July 2, 2012 11:58pm EDT by Andy Swift 61 Comments

Plus, Allison uncovers a major twist that could lead to the end of the Kanima — and Jackson!

The July 2 episode of Teen Wolf picked up right where last week’s game-changer left off, with a pissed-off Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) chasing after Jackson (Colton Haynes) in all his Kanima glory. And, naturally, their game of cat-and-mouse ended at the one place you’d expect a shape-shifting reptile to hide from his hairy pursuers: A gay club!

After a whole lot of bumping and grinding — including some super-awkward shots of Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) lost in a sea of men that I really hope become gifs tomorrow — Scott (Tyler Posey) managed to subdue a cold, confused, naked Jackson… which actually sounds like a pretty standard night out at the clubs to me. It should also be noted that Stiles helped him put his pants back on, “one leg at a time.”

While we’re talking about the club scene: Am I the only person confused by Danny’s (Keahu Kahuanui) whole existence? Are these kids really friends with him, because other than a few words exchanged in the locker room and science class, they don’t really seem all that close. I’d like to see Danny really develop a story line of his own, because right now, he feels out of place. He basically just appears when needed, but could just as easily be replaced by a Danny-shaped robot.

But I digress…

Lydia (Holland Roden) also had a close encounter of the bizarre kind when that handsome stranger returned to spit some awkward game in her backyard. He gave her a flower, and told her that if she didn’t still have it at school the next day, he’d be “really hurt.” He’s cute, but as all Teen Wolf fans know, there’s a very thin line between cute and crazy.

And here’s another thing all good Teen Wolf fans know: The big surprises are saved for the very end! Thanks to Lydia and her random ability to translate Archaic Latin — seriously, is that a required course for these kids? — Allison (Crystal Reed) discovered that the Kanima isn’t seeking a “friend,” as they previously thought. It’s seeking a master. That means someone is controlling Jackson!

Who do YOU think is controlling Jackson? And what the heck is up with Lydia’s sketchy new suitor? Drop a comment with your thoughts and theories from this week’s episode!

— Andy Swift

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