On the ‘Teen Wolf’ Season 3B finale, the nogitsune is vanquished, another character dies, and in a truly jaw-dropping cliffhanger, a villain from ‘Teen Wolf’ past returns to terrorize our heroes.
What’s a Teen Wolf finale without a cliffhanger? On the March 24 episode of our favorite supernatural teen drama, the Season 3B finale has our heroes racing against the clock to defeat the nogitsune, who is on a killing spree throughout Beacon Hills. Also, yet another character dies, because, well, what’s Teen Wolf without a death, and a villain from Teen Wolf past returns! You might think you know who it is, but you probably don’t. You could never. Read on for our full recap and give us your predictions for Season 4!
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap — Chris Argent Has The Ability To Compartmentalize His Emotions; Isaac Lahey Doesn’t
“The Divine Move” opens in the hospital following Allison’s death. We see flashbacks to Chris (JR Bourne) coaching Scott (Tyler Posey) on how to cover up his daughter’s death. If anyone asks, Scott is to repeat, “it just happened so fast.” In the Sheriff’s station, Isaac (Daniel Sharman) repeats the party line, and we cry and our tears are for a show about werewolves.
Ohhh geez. Isaac follows Chris home, and Chris tells him that he doesn’t need him, thanks, he has the ability to compartmentalize his emotions. Teary-eyed, Isaac responds that he doesn’t, and they hug. Awww.
Meanwhile, the Oni take over the Sheriff’s station, but most importantly, the camera pans to a “wanted” poster on the wall — onto which a sketch of an Oni is drawn. A police sketch artist drew what basically looks like a streetfighter onto a wanted poster.
In Derek’s (Tyler Hoechlin‘s) loft, Derek is trying to induct the Twinsformers (Max and Charlie Carver) into the Scott McCall Fan Club, telling them that they can’t just take off and hide if they want to be part of Scott’s pack.
The nogitsune, with two Oni in tow, show up at the hospital looking for Melissa McCall (Melissa Ponzio). The nogitsune goes on a murderous rampage throughout Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital, with its Oni henchman stabbing doctors and nurses left and right. It’s kind of crazy to see the supernatural world colliding with the natural world like this — how is Beacon Hills going to get through this? Is it going to be a Sunnydale situation, where nobody remembers supernatural disasters after they happen?
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap — Melissa McCall Gets Injured By The Oni
Melissa and Kyle McCall (Matthew Del Negro) have a walk-and-talk heart-to-heart about Scott in the hospital, and then Melissa gets stabbed by an Oni sword! This is awful!! If Melissa McCall dies, we swear, show. We swear. We’ll do stuff to you. We’ll burn your crops in the night. You just try us. We’ll do it.
These conversations between Isaac and Chris are heartbreaking. Isaac tries to tell Chris that Allison died before her last words, which began with a message for her father. However, Chris knows what she wanted to say — it’s their tradition to say “I love you” before a hunt, in case one of them die. Normal. Family. Stuff.
Chris takes Isaac down to the basement where Allison had her silver arrowheads. Isaac realizes that Allison figured out how to kill the Oni, the beautiful, warrior princess that she was. The silver acts as a kind of poison to the Oni, like wolfsbane to werewolves. Her other silver arrowheads had not yet cooled from the molds, but the one that she used, she used to kill one of the Oni right before she died. HERO. #neverforget
Scott, Lydia, Stiles and Kira (Arden Cho) go to Beacon Hills High School, open the front doors, and find themselves in a place between life and death, which looks a lot like the backyard of that one Japanese-style house in Beacon Hills.
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap — The Nogitsune: ‘Everybody Will Die’
Back to Derek and the Twinsformers, they’re about to throw down with the nogitsune and its Oni. “I’ve heard of an Alpha Pack, Derek, but not a pack of former Alphas,” the nogitsune taunts. “I might not be an Alpha anymore, but I can still fight like one,” Derek snarls in reply. Oh… honey. Literally when did you win, like, any fight last season? Name one. Name a half-one.
In the snowy backyard, the nogitsune tells our intrepid foursome that everybody will die. Yeah, yeah, tell us something that Jeff Davis hasn’t already told us, nogitsune. The Oni are at the hospital, at the Sheriff’s station, and now at Deaton’s clinic, stab-stab-stabbin’ away.
The nogitsune informs Stiles that he needs to kill himself and that Scott will help him; otherwise, everyone who had been touched by an Oni’s blade will die. Uh, this is the worst. Stiles asks the nogitsune why he’s doing this, and the nogitsune replies: “to win the game.” Oh my gosh, what game? Go? Scrabble? And to what end? Why is this happening to us?!
At the hospital: “I told a drunk to get out of the house. I didn’t tell his father to get out of his life.” Some truth bombs being dropped by Melissa to Agent Deadbeat Dad, as she looks to be on her last breath.
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap — Aiden Dies
Derek is about to get his cute butt handed to him when Chris appears just in time to shoot an Oni with a silver arrowhead. Yeah, go Argents!
Just as he’s about to sacrifice himself, Stiles realizes that everything that’s happening right now is an illusion. The Oni get slash-happy, but after they get in a few hits, our heroes are back in BHHS. However, Nogitsune!Stiles appears out of nowhere, slams Scott into a row of lockers, and declares that it’s “his” game — and that nobody can beat him at his game.
And whoa, Aiden gets stabbed by an Oni sword. Um… we’re not mad about it. Sorry.
Remember that whole “foxes don’t get along with wolves” and “change the host” thing from earlier in the season? Well, Scott just figured it out — he goes to bite nogitsune!Stiles, changing the host into a wolf — and wolves and coyotes do not get along, despite literally all other evidence to the contrary — and the evil fly (I mean, I’m sorry, what even is that whole thing, though?) flies out of the nogitsune and Isaac appears out of thin air to trap it in the triskele box. The nogitsune’s face cracks, its body falls, and it turns into dust. BYE GIRL, BYE. Throughout Beacon Hills, people are waking up — including Melissa McCall and Sheriff Stilinski! Jeff Davis, you’ll live to write another script!!
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap — Danny Breaks Up With Ethan; Knows About Werewolves
“We’re alive? We’re all alive?” Stiles asks. Scott looks like he’s going to cry (gosh, Stiles, Allison much?), but agrees that yes, everyone’s OK.
The next day at BHHS, Kira is talking to Lydia as Coach gives Malia a tour of the school — looks like she’s going to be folded into the pack, because later we see Scott giving her werecoyote lessons. Man, we were really hoping for her to be evil. Instead, if looks like she’ll be part of a love triangle between Lydia and Stiles. Count it — it’s happening.
Ethan is telling Danny (Keahu Kahuanui) about how he needs to leave Beacon Hills after the death of his brother, and Danny sadly agrees that they should probably break up, telling Ethan, “I just don’t think I can do it.” “Date me?” Ethan asks. “Date a werewolf.” !!!!! “You knew? “Dude, it’s Beacon Hills.” This is the best. Does this mean that Danny can be part of the gang now?!
At the Stilinski house, Stiles is taking down his crazy-person wall o’ crime to “clear his head.” Strong choice.
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap — Kate Argent Returns
Then, jarringly, we see Derek in the Beacon Hills High locker room (his comfort zone!) talking to Stiles, asking him when he knows something is a dream. Remember at the beginning of the season when Derek and Peter (Ian Bohen) were held captive by a bunch of random Spanish hunters, looking for the she-wolf? Well, they’re back, and in Derek’s loft, as Derek recounts the story to Stiles. The Spanish hunters are still looking for the she-wolf and Derek tells them that they might as well kill him because he’ll never give up Cora. “Cora? Who’s Cora?”
Turns out that Derek’s locker room convo with Stiles is the dream (and who hasn’t had that dream, am I right?) — in real life, he has just been shot in the chest after the hunters have been laid to waste… by none other than Kate Argent (Jill Wagner) who is now a super-scary werewolf! Whaaat! Kate got turned into a wolf by Peter’s scratch all the way back in Season 1, and she is about to unleash a whole lot of hell on Beacon Hills. This. Is. Amazing.
We don’t know about you, HollywoodLifers, but all we’ve ever hoped for is more backstory on Kate and Derek. Honestly, we’re simple folks. Now it looks like we’re going to get our wish in Teen Wolf Season 4, airing June 23. Which seems too soon from now for us to mend our broken hearts in time.
What did you think of the finale? Do you have any sad feelings about Aiden’s death? Are you loving Kate’s return? Would you have helped me in burning down the world had Melissa McCall or Sheriff Stilinski died? What do you think the ramifications are going to be for our heroes next season? Does Scott blame Stiles at all for Allison’s death? Will Stiles trust his own mind? And Derek, POOR DEREK, how much is he going to regress into the scared, defensive, vengeful young man we knew him as in Season 1? And finally, how will Chris welcome back the sister he thought was dead? Oh, and where in the world is Peter Hale (and do we care)? Discuss!!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner