This season will be the last of Teen Wolf. Yep, I am sad to see it go but what is in the heart shall never be forgotten. Or is it? With the Ghost Riders sweeping through Beacon Hills you’ll never know since they come by storm and take everything.
So the first episode of this season’s Teen Wolf was intense. Check out the recap of the first episode Memory Lost. Didn’t see some things coming. Fair warning if you read further you might see some details that haven’t been mentioned in the summary of the first episode.
We lost our beloved Stiles Stilinksi(Dylan O’Brien) to the Ghost Riders and their wild hunt in a heartbreaking goodbye scene with Lydia Martin(Holland Roden). Dylan O’Brien gave a magnificent performance. I totally felt all that he was going through, while he was realising that he was about to be taken by the Ghost Riders, after his best friend and his father doesn’t seem to know him. I could go on and on about the first episode because I am still not over all the feels, but I won’t.
Before I shall review episode 2 “Superposition“, how awesome are the new opening credits of Teen Wolf? They have added JR Bourne (Chris Argent), Melissa Ponzio (Melissa McCall) and Linden Ashby (Sheriff Noah Stilinksi) as regular cast members. It was long overdue. But hey, better late than never.
So for those of you who haven’t seen episode 2 yet (what are you waiting for?) the next bit contains spoilers.
Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and Liam Dunbar (Dylan Sprayberry) are practising on an empty field to improve Liam’s back-shots in lacrosse. However, Liam shows Scott that he clearly doesn’t need to improve his back-shots. But why are they out there practising then? Who needed the practice?
While Scott and Liam continue to practice even when the lights are out (using their wolf power) Mason Hewitt (Khylin Rhambo) is helping Corey Bryant (Michael Johnston) study physics as to improve Corey’s GPA in that class. But they are kicked out of the school by coach Finstock (Orny Adams) in his own logical, comical and very politically incorrect way. Because Mason forgot his phone he had to go back and get it. While Corey is standing outside he notices the wind picking up and senses that the Ghost Riders are coming. Since Corey’s ability is to blend in with his surroundings, since he is part chameleon, he goes invisible. Standing there he finds out that he can see the Ghost Riders but not vice versa. As he warns Mason that the Ghost Riders are there and that he needs to stay put, Mason goes into the library. Only to see a fellow student hanging mid-air. That is at least until Corey touches Mason. Corey can share his ability with anybody who he touches.
Liam senses that something is wrong with his bestie Mason and rushes to him with Scott on his tail. Mason and Corey want to tell them what happened with the Ghost Riders but they can’t seem to remember what happened exactly. Oh dear. That does not bode well.
Malia Tate (Shelley Hennig) is getting around quite a bit as she is less grounded. She is behaving more animal like with others without Stiles. Here you can see clearly what an impact Stiles had on Malia. He was her anchor. Yes, it broke my heart a little.
Lydia in the meantime is noticing strange things around her, sounds and images, and she doesn’t know what to make out of it. She runs into traffic while experiencing the night again that Stiles disappeared, only to be saved just in time by Malia, saying that she was trying to remember something. Malia and Scott also experience familiar surroundings and actions but they can’t put their fingers on it why it is familiar or what is lacking.
The teams (Scott’s and Liam’s) try to figure things out separately from each other. While Mason and Corey try to get more information from Jordan Parrish (Ryan Kelley) Scott tries to break into a locker in the school only to be stopped by the new hot teacher Garrett Douglas (Pete Ploszek). Talk about being caught red-handed. Big whoops.
After that debacle, Scott talks to Dr. Alan Deaton (Seth Gilliam) about his feelings that he is missing something but that he can’t seem to put his finger on it what that exactly is. Deaton, as he is called by most, fills Scott in about the “phantom limb syndrome” and that his subconsciousness is trying to tell him something. As Malia and Lydia are talking about who tied up Malia during the full moon they discover that there had to be another person. When the three get together they figure out that they must be missing the same person, but who? It must have been the one who was missing from the photo because there is a clear space between Scott and Lydia.
Parrish is filling Sheriff Stilinksi in about the case of helium that has gone missing and that Sheriff Stilinki’s wife is waiting for him. What?? But wasn’t she dead? So what is she doing here?
Corey, Mason, and Liam are figuring out who went missing. After they figured that working together is better and not be hostile to each other. Yeah. Things weren’t going smoothly between Corey and Liam. I loved the adult approach of Corey and Liam for getting along, by not putting Mason in the middle of their quarrel.
Since Scott is graduating this semester he decided to lay down his captain duties on the lacrosse team, an action coach Finstock sees as very selfish. Time for a new leader to step up. After failing or not even attempting for it, Liam decides to go for the position of captain on the lacrosse team.
With the help of Deaton Lydia (seeing as she is a Banshee) tries to retrieve a memory via automatic writing of what they have lost. While Lydia is frantically writing Scott asks the perfect question “How do we remember somebody who is completely erased from our minds?“. When finished and out of her trance Lydia asks the loaded question “What the hell is a Stiles?“.
There was so much to happening this episode that I could not address it all without spoiling the whole episode for you. We have got to leave something a surprise right? The one thing I have gotta say is that I truly missed sweet goofy sarcastic Stiles. It just isn’t the same without him even though I liked this episode very much.
So what were your favourite moments from this episode? Comment and let us know and don’t forget to check out the trailer for Episode 3: Sundowning.