The Aug. 11 episode of ‘Teen Wolf’ decided to stir up the crazy theories on who is The Benefactor. Plus, what couple had a steamy hookup?
Teen Wolf loves to take what you think you know about the season and turn it completely upside down. On the Aug. 11 episode, Scott (Tyler Posey) came up with a shocking plan, Malia (Shelley Hennig) and Peter (Ian Bohen) finally talked and a new Benefactor suspect was revealed!
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap: Cuddle Buddies
The cutest (and saddest) moment ever started off tonight’s Teen Wolf. Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) was being a restless sleeper and Malia (whaaat?) was there ready to catch some shut eye. They had adorable pillow talk, and then they spooned. However, Stiles couldn’t sleep unless he was in the middle of the bed. (This is important information to know.)
To make Stiles happy, Malia was the big spoon, while Stiles was the little spoon. Perfection.
However, this cute moment didn’t last long. It was just a dream! Super sad face.
Agent McCall was still reeling from the events of last episode, which included putting a bullet through the head of the guy who wanted to kill Stiles. Scott overheard the conversation. Papa McCall told Scott that he was going to San Francisco for awhile and wanted to know a few things when he got back.
He was alarmed that Scott and the gang weren’t phased by what was happening all around them. “When I get back, I’d like to be in the know,” he said. We shall see about that.
Kira (Arden Cho), Stiles, Liam (Dylan Sprayberry) and Scott were on to something big about the dead pool. They discovered that you had to have visual confirmation of someone’s death who was on the dead pool list before you’d earn the big bucks.
Then, things got serious really quickly when it looked like SCOTT WAS DEAD!
Don’t be too worried — it was all part of Scott’s master plan. Scott and the gang decided to have Scott fake his death to bring out The Benefactor. While he was out, Scott would be in dream mode. Kira used her powers to put Scott down for a bit.
When Scott was initially brought into the hospital, Mama McCall completely freaked out, as we all were. But Mama McCall pulled a big one on us. She was in on the plan the whole time.
There was only one (major) problem with Scott’s plan. They only had 45 minutes to make it all go down or Scott really would die — for good.
Braeden and Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) were spending some quality time together. Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y time. Braeden knew Derek was off and asked him to show her his real eyes. Sadly, Derek couldn’t. He admitted that he was losing his powers. Braeden decided to teach Derek how to “bend.” Oh yes, please.
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap: Dream A Little Dream
Scott woke up in his dream sequence and crawled out of the morgue and into the school. When he made it into the hallway, Liam was present. Scott came across a list that had “The Mute,” “The Orphans” and “The Chemist” listed.
Scott confessed that he couldn’t kill them. Dream Liam said someone had to. Even though he was naturally a predator, there was always another way. Scott’s lack of action proved fatal for Dream Liam. He was killed by The Mute.
Meanwhile, Malia was sniffing around the Hale vault. She started trying to get into the safe and managed to break in! However, Peter was lingering. “I’ve got to find a better safe,” he said. (This should turn out well.) She handed him back the file she took, but Peter said she could read it!
Scott woke up for a second time in his dream sequence. It was the same place, but a slight change in events. Scott realized he had more fangs and Dream Liam said he was becoming more of a werewolf. The Alpha said he could also be becoming more of a monster.
The only monster in the room was The Mute, who said Scott was “evolving.” Then, he killed Liam again. NO MORE.
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap: PSA: Derek Hale Is Shirtless
Time was winding down, but trouble was on the uptake at the hospital. After a camera were awry on the roof, Liam and Kira went to check it out.
When they got there, Liam and Kira encountered one the The Berserkers. These kiddos proved no match for this big, scary monster. The Berserker slammed Baby Beta against the fence and Kira’s samurai skills were of no help.
But hey, you know it’s great day when Derek is shirtless! Braeden started teaching Derek how to use a gun to protect himself. He easily showed he needed a lot of practice.
That wasn’t the only thing these two were practicing. Braeden and Derek shared one steamy kiss! Yes, he used the kiss to pull a gun on her, but that didn’t stop these two from getting down and dirty.
Derek’s abs were in full view and it was like a piece of heaven was given to us at 10 p.m. on a Monday night.
Back at the hospital, Stiles and Argent (JR Bourne) were making sure Scott stayed alive, but Kate (Jill Wagner) was running interference. Even though Kate’s his own blood, Argent wasn’t going to let Kate anywhere near Scott. Kate stressed she wasn’t The Benefactor, but that could totally just be a lie.
Malia got the chance to talk to dear old dad, Peter. Malia was not a fan of the fact that Peter had murdered people. He admitted that he had done “horrible, terrible” things, but those things would continue to happen while her name was on that list. Peter, like Kate, said he wasn’t The Benefactor and was still pissed he was out millions of dollars.
He’d used some of that money to help find Malia’s mother, who could possibly be the Desert Wolf!
While everyone else was fighting to make sure Scott didn’t actually die, Lydia (Holland Roden) was focusing on Meredith Walker at the boathouse. However, Lydia and her mom came across her grandmother’s ashes. Apparently, she had heard things, too. Lydia’s grandmother had wanted her to spread her ashes when she turned 18. The banshee got a little headstart, but realized those “ashes” were actually mountain ash.
‘Teen Wolf’ Recap: To Grandma’s House We Go?!
Chris had Kate at gunpoint and he really didn’t want to shoot her. He only had three minutes left to keep Scott alive. He pleaded with her to take The Berserkers and leave. Later, Kate went Peter to tell him that Scott was still alive. “Thank god,” he said. Does Peter want to save Scott all for himself?!
Scott woke up yet again in a dream. Same place. Third time. Only this time was truly terrifying because he killed Liam! It was so unlike Scott, especially with the gross blood spatters on his face.
He woke up screaming and wanting to know if the plan had worked. Before many more details were shared, Liam ran in the room to tell Kira about her injured mother.
Stiles returned home after his long day and Malia was there. She told him that she talked to Peter and gave the last part of the list to Stiles before she left.
Scott and Kira discussed the dramatic events of the day, especially Kira’s mom. Kira was planning to leave for Palo Alto to stay with her since she was still on the list. Scott’s plan didn’t work out as well as he’d hoped, but Scott and Kira discovered something that threw everyone’s Benefactor theory list possibly out the window.
They realized that only a banshee would have the power to know someone’s dead and wouldn’t have to see the body. As Lydia and her mom were going through her grandma’s things, Lydia asked if she was still alive. Mrs. Martin was shocked at the idea, but Lydia had good reason. She found a note with that crazy code written on it.
COULD LYDIA’S GRANDMA BE THE BENEFACTOR?!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s Teen Wolf? Crazy new suspect for The Benefactor, huh? Will Stiles and Malia make up? Were you glad that Derek finally got some lovin’? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson