Teen Wolf Review: Turning a Blind Eye

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We need to get something straight here. Nobody likes to see a dog killed on television and nobody likes to see a boy who loves his dog killed on television. Especially a virgin! That's exactly what we witnessed on "Unleashed" and it did not make me happy. 

We still don't know a damn thing about what's going on with the killings in town other than they are druid-related and Mr. Harris was helping the murderers, but we learned a bit about Deucalion. He's a turd.

Trouble for Scott and Isaac

I'm sorry, I wish I was more invested in the Alpha storyline, but I'm not. At all. They are boring as all get out. I actually laughed out loud when Duke (hey, that's what bad-pedi-alpha called him) blew his top screaming that he was the apex of alphas, the "demon wolf." He shouted this shortly after proclaiming he was the strongest ever because he killed his previous pack of betas and absorbed all their powers. Except their sight? WTF? I guess that's why he can only hang with alphas now. Everyone else becomes dinner.

Seriously, how are we supposed to be afraid of a dude who relies on a stick or a chicks arm to get around? His "demon wolf" senses are so poor he can't even walk out of a room on his own and we are supposed to think he's going to come into town and defeat our intrepid team of new werewolves? I don't think so. I'd bet on Scott, Derek, Isaac and all their buddies against that gang of goons any day.

Feel free to tell me if you feel differently, but if the topsy twins were so easily tricked by their stupid motorcycles, what else will bring them down? I'm far more interested in the murders and the lack of friendship between our core characters than anything happening with the alphas, including the return of Cora.

She's brought nothing of merit to the canvas so far, except to keep Derek from more important matters. Kicking Isaac out of his place was great for Isaac, but I'm guessing this is the part where Derek starts making stupid decisions to protect his last remaining sibling over his pack... and actually considers Duke's offer. Oh brother.

On the other hand, we have Stiles, who has absolutely no powers and is working double time trying to find a pattern in what is happening in Beacon Hills. He and Mr. Deaton are beating the pants off of everyone else who's trying to solve the case. They figured out the pattern. At least the virgin sacrifices are over, but it didn't stop one great exchange from happening.

Can I say it's about damn time we had some more Danny on screen? Even if part of the reason is those deplorable twins, he's grossly underused. How about this fantastic interchange as Stiles worried he would be the next person killed since he was still a virgin:

Stiles: Missing and presumed dead, Scott, because he was probably a virgin. You know who else is a virgin? Me. I'm a virgin, okay? You know what that means? It means my lack of sexual experience is now literally a threat to my life, okay. I need to have sex. Like right now. Someone needs to have sex with me like today. Like someone needs to sex me right now!
Danny: Alright I'll do it.
Stiles: Woah! What?
Danny: Come over to my place at 9. Plan on staying the night. I like to cuddle.
Stiles: That is so sweet. Are you kidding?
Danny: Yes. I'm kidding.
Stiles: You don't toy with a guys emotions like that, Danny. It's not attractive, alright? | permalink

Other than that, things aren't really coming together for me on Teen Wolf Season 3. I think the alpha pack story is a total bust. Everyone is so far apart emotionally it's difficult to get into what's happening. Only Scott and Stiles are still friends, and while I love the inclusion of Isaac very much, Lydia and Allison off doing their own thing effects the flow of a lot more than it did when Allison's family was integral to the plot. 

Now that Derek is going to remove himself, and Isaac already trusts Scott very much, it might be the start of Scott showing his own alpha nature and becoming the leader Motorcycle Girl and Deucalion know him to be. Derek could be biting himself in the ass with the separation, but enough of his in and out emotional crap. He's not very pack-like, even though he tends to act like being in a pack is important to their species. 

I have a feeling y'all are going to disagree with my take on the episode, so have your say in the comments. Batter up!

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Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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