"Fireflies" continued on a confusing Teen Wolf streak, as we had two relatively separate stories going on at once and the gang trying to connect them.
On one side of town, Scott, Derek and Isaac were tracking Boyd and Cora; while on the other Lydia's body was being used as a beacon of sorts to find a dead body, leading Stiles to get involved with the murders they at first thought to be werewolf related.
As things heated up in town, Scott turned to an unlikely source for help: Allison's dad. Mr. Argent was reluctant to help at first, but when he realized what Boyd and Cora were capable of, he couldn't let all of his training go to waste. Neither could his daughter. They worked autonomously, but without their help Cora and Boyd wouldn't have been captured.
Things I'm really enjoying this season include Scott's mom and how easily she has engaged in the whole world of the werewolf. She calls in his pals when she knows there's something fishy is going on and seems to know which ones to trust and which not to speak openly about the topic.
I also love Isaac more with every minute of screen time he gets. His Teen Wolf quotes are almost as great as those of Stiles. Bringing up the hot factor of Derek's sister to Derek was a brilliant touch. Derek didn't have to say a word as Isaac carried on the fruitless conversation with himself and dug his way out of the hole.
There could have been more Peter time for my taste, but his few minutes were well worth it as he pointed out they should save the reunion party for Cora until she wasn't an unstoppable killing machine. What's interesting about Derek is that as much as he seemed intrigued about his sister being back and would clearly have chosen to have her live over killing her... if it had come down to Cora killing a bunch of innocents or him killing Cora and Boyd, he would have done the latter. None of them wanted to entertain the idea, but they didn't nix it either.
Lydia is still clearly tied to Peter in some way, unless she's being used now by the alpha pack. If she is, God help her. Stiles deduced the murders weren't directly related to Cora and Boyd, but were human sacrifices of virgins, his old friend Heather included. Frankly, if I were Stiles, I'd beg Lydia to make me a man to save my life because unless something happened while we weren't looking, he's a prime suspect for their virginity sacrificial top 10.
Especially being so close to the hometown pack without being in it, you'd think he'd be their most exciting candidate. That worries me.
I was wondering when we were going to learn anything about the alphas, not realizing they were tying things together whole time. It was done rather well and I'm hoping next week gives us some deeper insight into Deucalion. We really need everyone working together on this - and that includes Allison. She has to forgive and forget what she learned about her mom. No more lone-wolf, fight the demons by herself crap. She's not a wolf, she's merely a well trained marksman who would add to the team.
Miss Blake knows what's going on now, giving Scott an ally at school. Call me crazy, but I'm guessing all the kids will be missing a few classes here and there while they fight the big bad evil that wandered into town. I wonder how long it will take for everyone to figure out the twins are a part of the pack and right under their noses at school.
Although I was confused for a while, I was pleased with the progress and the ending. Share your thoughts on the episode and Teen Wolf Season 3 in the comments!
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