Seriously can anyone who just watched the episode-eloquently and without pause or confusing me further-explain to me what I just watched? Because to me I saw a bunch of really great ideas executed very poorly. Why? Because it seemed like the showrunners wanted to make sure we had information just so they could wrap things up for the final three. Here were the main question mark inducing moments.
1. The Darach? Yeah that’s Jennifer and is anyone truly surprised? Derek’s love interest doesn’t die this time but hey, she is the season baddie. She’s the dark druid we’ve heard so much about but now we see she can be young and pretty but also creepy as all hell in a wonderful mask I’m sure the make-up crew worked hard over.
Because hey, if there’s anything Derek needs more of this season it’s man pain.
Oh how I hate man pain. On top of that there’s this:
2. Cora got a weight to the head from the bad twin and despite her super human healing abilities she isn’t actually getting any better-instead she gets worse and passes out in Stile’s family confession time landing her in the hospital.
Because the show’s favorite thing to do is to throw as many traumatic moments that they can at Derek and force Tyler Hoechlin to struggle with the concept of emoting.
3. Speaking of emotions I swear if any actual harm (or death) comes to Sheriff Stilinski there will be hell to pay. Listen here Jeff Davis-you accidentally managed to strike gold last season with the father/son Stilinski dynamic which ironically humanized the very human Stiles who had before been the hyper-active, mildly obnoxious character that needed a relationship to ground him. I doubt they’d actually jeopardize this relationship considering it would leave Stiles (a fan favorite) parentless and I don’t see how the writers could reasonably justify him ever bouncing back from it.
4. Aw man. Who else guessed that Lydia was a banshee, then thought it sounded stupid, and is now kind of feeling like a secret genius? Cause I am. The Wailing Woman is a much less ridiculous title and more than anything I’m just happy to see that a Lydia storyline is finally, finally, getting some form of resolution. It will be interesting to see how the writers chose to follow lore of the being. A banshee is either a woodland creature who wails when death is about to happen, or an omen of death or some form of messenger. Either way it plays perfectly into what they’ve written for the character but how will they explain her being so easily controlled? We’ll see.
Ultimately after what in my mind I considered three fantastically constructed episodes, this one is a bit of a letdown. There were bits I truly enjoyed; Issac and Allison and Lydia and Scott sharing moments of friendship, Chris Argent’s greater involvement, the wonderfully tense scene played between Dylan O’Brien and Linden Ashby in the hospital lobby about the latter not believing his son and how the former (Stiles) is being subtly written down the path of an emotional breakdown of sorts. There was so much to enjoy that it’s such a disappointment that it wasn’t filmed in a way that demonstrated it.
So many loose ends.
There was so much build up, so much suspense that the ending was anti-climactic.
We need more.
Luckily next week’s episode seems like it may deliver just that.
Until then-what did everyone else think?
P.s-catch up on your Alfred Hitchcock kiddies or else you missed the super cool homage to this film The Man Who Knew Too Much.