Plus, several major characters are now chilling on death’s door! Who will survive next week’s season finale?
Here’s a brain scratcher for you: Could Peter (Ian Bohen), who we’ve all believed to be as bad as they come, actually be one of the good guys? Just when the Kanima situation looked its bleakest on the Aug. 6 episode of Teen Wolf — I mean, Grandpappy Argent was literally sending Scott (Tyler Posey) telepathic death threats from the sidelines of a lacrosse game — Peter revealed the key to saving Jackson (Colton Haynes) from his lizard-y curse! And surprise, surprise: that key is Lydia (Holland Roden).
But will Lydia be able to tap into her man-saving abilities in time? When the episode came to its heart-pounding conclusion, Jackson was lying dead(ish) in the middle of the field, after being commanded to claw open his own stomach. So unless this is merely a Sleeping Beauty-type scenario, I’m thinking more effort will be needed.
Seriously, though, why would Peter offer up that information so easily? I suppose it’s entirely possible that Peter is merely helping the gang get rid of the Kanima so he can slip back in and assume his place as the Alpha. But as long as his plan keeps Jackson alive (and in various states of undress) for another season, I’m all for it.
This was also a big episode for Stiles (Dylan O’Brien). Not only did he finally get some field time, but he totally scored a million goals and won the whole game for Beacon Hills High — so, needless to say, gif moments ran rampant. Too bad he went missing during the Kanima-induced chaos at the end of the episode. (Methinks Grandpa Argent got a little handsy and snatched him up.)
Meanwhile, Allison (Crystal Reed) and her merry crew were busy playing a little game of their own in the forest — a game I like to call “Shoot Werewolves With Arrows,” and Allison (aka Buffy 2.0) has gotten really good at it. By the end of her romp through the woods, Erica (Gage Golightly) and Boyd (Sinqua Walls) were both down for the count, and she probably would have finished them both off if her dad didn’t literally shoot the bow out of her hands. (Guns! Bows! Don’t the Argents ever just use their words?!)
(P.S. Special shout out to Bianca Lawson. I feel like she should be on every TV show ever. She’s a very comforting presence, and she definitely helped me cope with the loss of Stephen Lunsford, that little creeper.)
Ready or not, next week is the season finale, so it’s time to get out our last thoughts and theories: Is Peter really as good as he seems? What strange power does Lydia have over Jackson? And who will manage to survive through season three? Drop me a comment with your finale predictions — the crazier the better!
— Andy Swift
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