And one person doesn’t survive a bloody encounter with the new enemies. Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The June 3 season premiere of Teen Wolf kicked off a new school year at Beacon Hills High, which meant an influx of all the usual teen tropes: New teachers, new love interests, and of course, new terrifying beasts threatening the lives of Scott (Tyler Posey) and everyone he loves. Really, it’s just going to be a terrific year.
Let’s start with the Alpha pack, shall we?
Isaac (Daniel Sharman) and his new friend narrowly escaped an attack from the twin terrors — Aiden (Max Carver) and Ethan (Charlie Carver), who slow-mo stripped within the episode’s first five minutes — but when they awoke at the hospital the next day, they found themselves surrounded by more than a few untrustworthy Alpha-nurses.
Thankfully, Derek (Tyler Hoechlin) and his endless supply of sassy one-liners — “Aren’t you supposed to be in school?” — showed up to save Isaac. And, of course, to remind us all about the joys of proper eyebrow grooming.
Isaac’s friend, however, wasn’t so lucky. She took the entire pack on herself, and although she managed to stay on her feet longer than I expected, they eventually beat her into submission. But not before learning about their big plan: the Alphas’ leader, Deucalion (Gideon Emery), is going to make Derek kill his own pack!
Animals Gone Wild…er
Since the Alpha drama was mostly contained to the hospital this week, the rest of the characters remained blissfully unaware of the looming were-threat, instead focusing on the insanity happening in town: like why all the animals in Beacon Hills were suddenly trying to kill themselves!
Yes, it seemed like every one of God’s creatures had a death wish this week. There was the deer that ran head-first into Lydia’s (Holland Roden) car; the dozens of birds that flew beak-first into the classroom windows; and all of the animals at the veterinarian, who literally just killed themselves all at once.
Do you think maybe they were trying to tell us something? Maybe?
Scott & Allison: The Eternal Struggle
And what would a season premiere be without some major relationship drama? Scott and Allison (Crystal Reed) ended the second season broken up, so things were predictably awkward between them during the premiere, although fans were given a few signs of an impending reconciliation. The awkward run-ins, the adorable note-passing… It’s obviously these two haven’t given up on each other.
In fact, Scott and Allison were even scheduling a time to meet up and talk — until Scott was suddenly called out of class to assist with the little situation at the hospital. (Thanks a lot, Isaac!)
Odds & Ends Worth Mentioning
1. Was anyone else super-amused by the explanation of Jackson’s (Colton Haynes) disappearance? Through a bit of forced exposition — these things are never easy on TV — Allison and Lydia casually explained to the audience that Jackson’s dad “moved him to London.” I know he left the show to be on Arrow, but for the record, I’d totally watch Colton on a London-based Teen Wolf spin-off.
2. Let’s be real: Scott’s seemingly meaningless tattoo was actually a marriage equality symbol, right? Tell me I’m not crazy.
3. On that note, did anyone catch the little finger-tickle Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) gave Scott as he was holding him down? Forget “Sterek.” There’s an unspoken bromance between Stiles and Scott that I very much enjoy.