Teen Wolf’s explosive and action packed mid-season finale bought resolutions to some stories while teasing at what is to come in the Winter season starting January 6, 2014.
The finale picked up where episode 11 had ended. Scott, Stiles and Allison found themselves in an empty room with the base of the Nemeton tree. The three see flashbacks from their past (the first episode, the night when Scott was bit by Peter) and we realise just how much the three are connected not just because of that incident, but also because they were all near the nemeton tree on that night.
When the three finally wake up, Deaton informs them that they were under for 16 hours, and the full moon would rise in 4!
We also find Cora helping Derek recover (Derek is no longer an alpha after he helped heal Cora) and Uncle Peter misses no opportunity to remind them all of the ominous events to come.
So while Derek and Cora try to move out of harm’s way, the ultimate showdown occurs in his apartment, between Kali and Jennifer, the Darach, who manages to kill Kali, her former … boss, as well as snaps the neck of the twins in their wolf transformation (my heart snapped too when that happened! Poor Lydia, who was witnessing these events and then screamed her banshee scream which attracted Derek back to the loft!
Elsewhere, Stiles suffers an accident (this episode really resulted in many skipped heartbeats) and Isaac and Allison look for the parents, all the while the real showdown of the night starts taking place with Deucalion and Scott facing of Jennifer and Derek (who basically is under a love spell – I’m joking – he takes Jennifer’s side because she promises him the Deucalion is the big bad wolf and will stop at nothing until he destroys everything!)
But of course, no one is a match for the ‘Demon Wolf’ … I suppose he really is the Big Bad Wolf!
Red Riding Hood – stay away!
The full moon only lasts so long, and the ensuing lunar eclipse gives the Darach her 15 minutes of fame – look, she even dressed up for her night!
Her first target is Deucalion but Derek tricks her into giving Deucalion his sight back so he can see with his eyes the damage his actions caused when Kali almost killed her. This drains her of her powers and she asks Derek to kill Deucalion and when he refuses, she starts attacking him – until – those 15 minutes of fame are up and the moon is back to powering the wolves!
When Jennifer traps herself within a circle of mountain ash – Scott powers through (finally) and in the process becomes a true Alpha Wolf! Woot Woot! He tells Jennifer to stop the storm or else he would kill her, but before he can actually do so, Deucalion steps forward and slashes her throat!
And would you believe it – all is well in Beacon Hills again, as Deaton has managed to save the twin wolves and storm subsides.
Even Stiles made it through his accident! Yippie!
Allison convinces her father to train her in the arts by quoting something in French which dad-of-the-year Chris Argent repeats “We protect those who cannot protect themselves”.
The closing montage (featuring a voice-over by Scott) shows Derek and Cora packing up and leaving their apartment, Scott’s dad making an attempt to connect and Scott himself locating his friends in school!
- Where is Derek going and WHY does Scott think he many not come back?
- We know that Adelaine Kane (the actress who plays Cora) will be appearing as the lead in CW’s “Reign” as Mary, Queen of Scots this fall – what does that mean for her continued presence on Teen Wolf in the Winter season?
- So Isaac and Allison? poor Scott!
- The twins are here to stay!! We couldn’t be happier – but now that Lydia and Aiden are an item … what happens with Stiles and that kiss from episode 11?
- What kind of mischief is Scott’s dad going to create in Beacon Hills? And do we really need someone from law enforcement to be in out of the loop of the supernatural going ons in town?
- Do you think Deucalion will stay away? What happened to the other members of his alpha pack?
- What kind of creatures do you think will now be ‘attracted’ to visit Beacon Hills after the gang’s little experiment with death?
- Do you think the threat of the Darach is over? And what about the ‘threat of Uncle Peter? — Well, these questions we can actually answer now – so scroll below!
Its not over until its over! Jennifer managed to crawl back to the nemeton tree base, hoping to heal once again from its powers as she had done in the past – but alas, who’s wolfy hand is that – none other than Uncle Peter – SHOCKER!
Well, we all knew Uncle Peter was up to no good – he never is! So what was he doing here? Just a little something for the audience’s benefit with Jennifer confirming his plans of how he intended to steal Scott’s alpha powers and become an alpha again – Uncle Peter took offense to this word, slashed Jennifer’s throat for a final time that night and scream into the empty night about how he has always been the alpha!
So really, a ton of speculation can come from this episode especially now that we can confirm that Uncle Peter has been evil all along and this just makes the wait until January 6, 2014 … that much more unbearable!
- For a more detailed review of the episode – check out Hypable!
- ‘Teen Wolf’ Winter Finale Recap: Scott Faces His Final Battle With Jennifer (hollywoodlife.com)
*Mild Spoilers Ahead*
The lunar eclipse is coming tonight and its going to take the powers away from our favourite werewolves!
The Teen Wolf mid-season summer finale airs tonight and it promises to be a fire-cracker!
Last week, the closing montage of the penultimate episode left us a juicy cliffhanger, with Allison, Stiles and Scott were getting an ice-cold death bath by Isaac, Lydia and Deaton respectively, while Derek lost his alpha powers trying to save his sister Cora, and Sheriff Stilenski, Mrs. McCall and Chris Argent were trapped by the Darach in the root cellar!
Here are some crazy (by which we mean “fangirling”) moments from episode 11 “Alpha Pact” –
Super Dad Chris Argent packs in his weapons of mass Darach destruction! We love this bad ass dad and can’t help rooting for him!
This scene was so, so, so beautiful and powerful!
Dylan O’Brien and Holland Roden are not just gorgeous, they are brilliant actors.
Not to mention that the Stiles and Lydia kiss finally happened and it was so sweet!
Later, we found out that Chris Argent isn’t only about the muscles – he always has a plan, and this time, it involved giving himself up to the Darach and leaving Allison and Isaac in the bank locker to – well – get connected [This turns out to be important later]!
Time is running out and Cora is getting weaker, so Peter being Peter, suggests this crazy plan to Derek telling him that it will save Cora but will result in Derek losing his alpha status. Derek did not hesitate, not even with Kali’s ultimatum around the corner. Something tells me Peter is going to benefit by Derek’s demotion to beta status!
When Deaton came up with a plan that would help save their parents, Allison, Stiles and Scott jumped into the cold ice water bath without hesitation, even when Deaton explained that they would face death for 3 seconds and will have a permanent scar of darkness in their hearts! Further, their tether to this world, the person holding them under, must have enough of a connection with the ‘drownee’ to be able to bring them back! Naturally Lydia movies towards BFF Allison, until Deaton directed her to Stiles, and left Allison looking innocently – or rather with guilt – at Scott upon realising her tether and connection would be Isaac! And off the went … into the deep.
PAUSE! Before the kids took the complete ice plunge, Stiles told Scott that his dad was in town, and we later stood staring at our screens when we realised that Scott’s dad was none other than the FBI agent hounding Stiles throughout the day for answers about the missing Sheriff and absent school students!
So there we have it … a crazy, explosive penultimate episode that can only lead to a CRAZY, EXPLOSIVE mid-season Summer finale tonight?
What answers will Allison, Stiles and Scott find on the other side?
Will they be able to save their parents from the Darach?
How will Derek cope with his alpha-status demotion?
What mischief will Deucalion and his gang get up to tonight?
For answers and a first look at the Winter season, tune in to MTV tonight.
Here is a promo of the finale … while you wait for the moon to come up!
Teen Wolf’s Winter Season returns on January 6, 2014! Something tells us it will be a long wait!
Don’t forget to comeback in the next few days as we cover the agonizing cliffhangers from the finale tonight – because, come on … there will definitely be some cliffhangers tonight!
- ‘Teen Wolf’: Kisses, Deaths & More Best Season 3 Moments – So Far (hollywoodlife.com)
- Top 10 “Teen Wolf” 3×11 Moments (popinsomniacs.com)
“Uhm … we are about to find out!”
Bad jokes aside, the Whovian cycle of life revolves around getting comfortable with the latest avatar of Doctor Who only to find out that a new one is around the corner!
When it was announced that Matt Smith would end his run as the Eleventh Doctor, it felt like the Daleks had invaded and caused an apocalypse! Recently, the BBC disclosed that the Twelfth Doctor would be announced on Sunday, August 4, 2013 … and the day is here!
As the “Doctor Who” franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary, there has been much speculation on who “will” be Doctor Who and who “should” be Doctor Who! Some have said that the penultimate Doctor should be portrayed by a woman and others say perhaps its time for a coloured Doctor. Cryptic tweets from different actors have been analysed and betting on particular actors has been stopped because those particular actors were considered as safe bets.
Well fangirls and fanboys, the time for speculation is over and the time for revelations is here! The latest avatar of the Time Lord will be portrayed by … drumroll … PETER CAPALDI!!
Remember that the Time Lord’s latest avatar will have some of the characteristics of the previous avatar.
What do you think of Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who? Are you looking forward to the latest season of Doctor Who? Let us know in the comments below!
As soon as we saw the title, we knew we were in for a ride last night.
Toby and Caleb bromance
Someone from 4.01 makes an appearance
Things aren’t looking good for Ashley Marin…
Where is Shana?
No Ali appearances (that we know of)
8:03 Emily and Spencer are washing up at the Marin household. Emily’s shoulder proves to still be in pain. Sweet moment = Aria says they are in this together. Cue a cute hand holding. Looks like the girls are getting back on track after the Spoby/RV revelation.
8:05 Hanna is upstairs on the phone to Caleb. Cute Haleb moment, with Caleb saying “You’re not gonna lose me”. He then hangs up to reveal he and Toby are hanging out. Toby offers him “Coffee?”. COFFEE. NOT TEA. Remember ‘A’ was seen drinking tea in 4.05?
It turns out they have teamed up to crack the ‘A’ mystery, revealing a board of locations and names, among those including: Shana, Melissa, and Wilden. I want this board. I feel like the answer is on it somewhere.
8:07 Emily’s mom is on the phone discussing insurance, and, as seen in the sneak peak, she talks to Emily about a series of injections that could help Em’s shoulder. She has an appointment at 3:45.
8:09 Also seen in a sneak peak, Aria questions Mike’s whereabouts when Connor’s car was vandalised. He states he plays lacrosse, and the assailant probably used a “bat, a pipe or a sledgehammer.” Clue?
8:11 Hanna visits Ashley in jail and Hanna discusses her trial outfit. Ashley says she wants her watch, and for Hanna to check the ‘top tray’ for it. Is this important? But Hanna reminds her she isn’t allowed jewellery. Hanna says that she’s gonna get out of jail and they could go on a ski trip someday, but Ashley can’t promise her that. Ashley ends the scene crying. #PoorAshley
8:13 Back to Toby and Caleb and their brewing bromance – they are checking out Pennsylvania flight records and talk about Red Coat. They both state that their girlfriends claim to have seen Ali that night (3.24). Eventually, they get a hit on a plane and decide to check it out. Caleb also finds Toby’s notes on the mysterious Radley ‘blonde girl’ but Toby snatches it away. He only trusts Spencer with that information… N’awww.
8:16 At the school now, and Emily and Hanna notice that Shana hasn’t been around. Hanna, in one of my favourite lines of the episode, says “It’s not Hogwarts” – implying she must be somewhere. Emily then snaps at some guys who appear to be gossiping about Hanna’s mom, and Ezra steps in. He and Hanna take a walk and discuss how she’s coping, and he lets her off an essay that is due. How sweet.
8:19 Still at the school, Aria is stopped on the stairs by Principal Hackett who is investigating Mike’s possible involvement in the vandalism, and the subject of Mike’s medication comes up. Aria adamantly replies that “Mike’s fine.” This scene clearly showed the power Principal Hackett has over Aria, as he towers over her. She sees him as a threat or reminder of her relationship with Ezra.
8:22 At the police department now, Emily visits her mom and steals a key labelled ‘Wilden’ while asking her mom to print of the directions to her appointment. There is a blonde in the background. See? My eyes are always peeled.
8:24 Aria returns home, as her dad gets off the phone with the school. Mike could face being expelled. Big sad face. Aria explains about Connor, the kiss, and the Ezra rumours, and blames herself.
8:25 Hanna is dealing with things at home before her mom gets home, when Spencer visits with bad news. Spencer worries about Hanna and tells her she overheard her mom talking. Ashley either faces voluntary manslaughter (20 years) or a first degree murder charge. And that it would be better if she had just done it in self-defense, because of their history. Oh, Ashley.
8:28 Toby and Caleb again. I’m loving their scenes. They’ve arrived at Howell Acres Flight Center and offer the person on the desk money for some information about a certain plane and its activity. He shows them the screen, but they don’t get the right evidence they need. They mention Red Coat, and the guy, Nigel, thinks they are chasing a girl. As soon as the boys leave, Nigel calls someone. He is definitely someone to watch out for… And we’ve seen him before. Do you know where? Think back to 4.01.
He escorted Jenna to Wilden’s funeral. Does this mean he knows Jenna AND Wilden?
8:31 The girls are in Wilden’s apartment, thanks to the key from the police station. There are boxers on the floor. The phone rings.
8:32 This scene is the final sneak peak, where Toby and Caleb discuss their trip and the lighter. Toby doesn’t know how Nigel knew it was foggy the night of the fire, and they link the lighter back to Nigel’s initials. What smart boys.
8:33 Back in Wilden’s apartment, the girls come across a box from a steak company called ‘Perishable’. They find stale, raw meat inside with a note from ‘A’: Can’t wait to see you at our little BBQ. This was a big deal. Wilden was being targeted by ‘A’… And if he was, does that mean ‘A’ has something on him? What did Wilden do?
8:35 Freight Train by Sara Jackson-Holmon plays as Hanna cries and picks her outfit for her mom. She didn’t look for the watch.
8:36 Mike is in with the principal, and Aria waits outside. Ezra finds her. Ezria moment, guys. Ezra says ‘Mike couldn’t have done that.” Does he know this for sure? Byron comes out and tells Aria to go home, while being very civil towards Ezra.
8:38 Emily goes to return the key but finds her mom looking for it in a panic, with her superiors surrounding her. Emily stays back and overhears them say they better find it, as the camera zooms to Emily’s hands, where she holds it.
8:39 The boys are back. Toby and Caleb. I don’t know their ship name yet… Taleb? Coby? Tobeb? Anyway, they’re at the air field again and questioning Nigel, who tries to run. Suspicious move. World’s Best Bromance stop him and he reveals he was told to alter some data, because a ‘CeCe Drake’ told him to. He gets away. I love that CeCe is back, but could someone have used just used that name? Don’t trust anyone in Rosewood.
8:42 Ezra confronts the principal about his questioning of Aria and how it wasn’t the right thing to do. It is suggested that Connor’s parents want to see punishment, and Hackett would like to blame medical instability. Hackett points out that Ezra himself may be biased due to his connection with the Montgomery family…
8:44 Caleb and Toby. Lots of screen time today. I can’t complain. They trace a number back to NY and wonder whether CeCe could have gone there. Spencer is there with Toby, and points out that CeCe was ‘afraid of Wilden’. But there are timing issues with CeCe being away, being involved in the fire, and framing Ashley for Wilden’s murder etc… Spencer also says that CeCe visited Mona in Radley. Toby pulls Spencer over to the kitchen to discuss whether CeCe could be the Radley ‘blonde’. She could have gotten Toby’s mom’s records. Don’t forget we found an ID card for CeCe at Radley. Caleb is adorable though, telling them not to make out.
8:50 Emily’s mom knows Emily rescheduled her appointment and tries to make her see how important her swimming is in terms of her future. We learn that Pam was suspended from work today. As her mom leaves, Em gets a text… From ‘A’. “I’ll make it all come crashing down.”
BREAK – New TMI trailer was EPIC. Cassandra Clare posted it today.
8:53 Aria turns up at Ezra’s apartment to deliver a letter to say Thank You. She leaves it under the door and then bumps into our favourite English teacher. Ezria moment. She thanks him for “swooping in” after previously telling him it wasn’t his place to just swoop in and save her now. He says –are you ready?- he says: “You know there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you.” She can’t handle it, and leaves, as he looks defeated. Stop torturing us and make out already, guys! The bedroom is literally a few feet away!
8:55 Hanna tells Ashley to plead it was self-defense, to which Ashley gets really upset, claiming she didn’t do it. “He didn’t get to die and leave me looking like a criminal.” I feel ya, Ash.
8:58 Nigel boils some tea (TEA!) for a mysterious person he refers to as ‘babe’. There are glasses on the table. They look suspiciously like Jenna’s. The connection between them becomes more mystifying… What could this mean if it’s Jenna?
8:59 Emily wakes up and heads to the stairs where she overhears her mom talking to her dad about her suspension, saying it’s without pay, when suddenly… BOOM. A car crashes straight into their house. Emily and Pam are okay, just shaken.
‘A’ – At the end of this episode, ‘A’ is seen in a hardware store purchasing a £50 gift card for home repairs for Emily. Oh, ‘A’, you have a twisted sense of humour.
Okay, what did we learn:
Nigel and Jenna have a connection, and may also be connected to CeCe
CeCe could be the Radley Blonde
Wilden was being targeted by ‘A’
A follow-up post on the promos and sneak peaks for the next episode will be coming shortly! Stay tuned! xoxo