'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Kanima Is Finally Revealed

Were you surprised to learn who the kanima really is, or did you suspect it all along? (Warning: spoilers ahead!) With Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) and his crew of furry fury out for Lydia's (Holland Roden) blood — he became convinced she was the kanima after she remained unaffected by its toxin — it was up to Scott (Tyler Posey) and friends to keep her safe on the June 25 episode of Teen Wolf. Little did they know...

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Teen Wolf Kanima Jackson

Jackson (Colton Haynes) was the kanima all along! A closer look at the footage from the full moon revealed a yellow-eyed — and thankfully shirtless — Jackson rising from his bed. He ended up slithering off into the night, but not before a whole bunch of crazy s**t went down.

My favorite part of the mayhem was Allison’s (Crystal Reed) little showdown with Erica (Gage Golightly), in which she finally put her hunter skills to use and shot the boyfriend-stealing bitch. I understand what it means to sink your claws into someone, but Erica takes that phrase to a very literal — and very skanky — level with Scott. That chick needs to be gone, like, yesterday.

And what was up with that last scene? Jackson, as the kanima, communicated with someone in a car — I guess Ms. Morrell (Bianca Lawson) was right when she said it needed a friend — but who was it? The science teacher? Ms. Morrell? I guess that bumper sticker was a pretty big clue.

I have to admit, though, I was kind of hoping the kanima would turn out to be Danny (Keahu Kahuanui), but only so that his character could finally serve a purpose.

Lastly, this week’s special kudos go to Derek for having the two most ridiculous lines of the night: “You’re a snake, Jackson, but not the one we’re looking for” and “You’re already an Alpha … of your own pack.”

So what did everyone think of the big reveal? Were you surprised Jackson turned out to be the kanima, or did you suspect it all along? And do you think, as I do, that Lydia’s weird immunity powers are the key to his salvation? Drop a comment with your thoughts and theories!

— Andy Swift

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