Plus, which member of the ‘Teen Wolf’ gang is secretly a dad?!
A bomb was planted somewhere in Beacon Hills on the Feb. 17 episode of Teen Wolf — an actual bomb, not a drama bomb, by the way — and Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) literally found himself in a race against time to save the day. Of course, the evening took a bit of a turn when we discovered that Stiles wasn’t trying to save anyone; his inner fox was merely creating chaos in order to feed! Ugh… teenagers can eat anything, can’t they?
Anyway, “Stiles” would have tortured Scott (Tyler Posey) to death, had it not been for the last-minute intervention of Dr. Deaton (Seth Gilliam). He showed up just in the nick of time with some of that poison moss he yammered about for six hours at the beginning of the episode. Seriously, just when I thought moss couldn’t be more boring, that cold opening proved me wrong.
And methinks there’s going to be some tension in the Yukimura household after this week’s episode, assuming Kira’s (Arden Cho) parents find out she fended off one of their last remaining Oni spirits. This is why the Yukimura family can’t have nice things, damn it!
Is Isaac OK, Or…?
After suffering a nasty shock at the hospital, Isaac (Daniel Sharman) found himself bedridden — and back at the hospital — but red flags were raised when he wasn’t healing. I’m surprised Allison (Crystal Reed) didn’t seem more concerned to see her new boyfriend on the verge of death, but when you’ve got Scott McCall holding your hand, I guess nothing can possibly seem wrong in your life.
Speaking of near-death experiences, everyone’s favorite strung-out lacrosse coach got shot by an arrow and nearly bled out in the middle of the woods. That’s really all I have to say about that.
Peter Hale: Baby Daddy?!
Lydia (Holland Roden) had herself a “come to Jesus” chat with Peter (Ian Bohen), and he gave her this big speech — albeit a weirdly sexy speech — about how he brainwashed her into bringing him back from the dead so he could help her control her banshee powers. In other news, I cannot believe I just typed that sentence.
Here’s another crazy sentence: Peter asked Lydia to help him extract a stolen memory from Talia Hale’s chopped-off fingernails, and even crazier, she did it! It turns out Peter’s more than just an uncle to sweet, bushy-browed Derek (Tyler Hoechlin); he’s also the father of Malia (Shelley Hennig)! I wouldn’t normally end two sentences in a row with exclamation points, but come on, this is a pretty big deal.
I also think we might have seen Lydia use a wee bit o’ telekinesis when she launched Talia’s fingernails against the wall without touching them — but I’m not really sure how banshee powers work, so that might have been nothing. If there are, in fact, any banshee experts reading this recap, please drop a comment and educate us all.
HollywoodLifers, were you as thrown by the Peter/Malia twist as I was? Do you think Isaac is going to be OK? Do you have any inside information about banshee powers? Drop a comment with all of your Teen Wolf thoughts below.
— Andy Swift