Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Teen Wolf: Season 1 Episode 10


Time for another episode run down for Teen Wolf, and yes it will include spoilers (see big SPOILER warning below!!) for the particular episode, but only the episode noted in the post title as I don't watch trailers, teasers or read spoiler articles. It may also include predictions for future episodes, but all the views are entirely from the perspective of watching the actual episode. Okay, let's get started!


Teen Wolf Season 1

Episode 10: Co-Captain

Focus: Honestly, this episode felt very unfocused. But technically it's the alpha seeming into people lives and creating havoc.

Title Reference:
Scott & Jackson are co-captains of the lacrosse team, and Scott steps in to help Jackson when Derek attacks him. There is also clearly a power reference here too, as we've been talking alphas and betas for the season, the idea of balanced power & working together is a new idea introduced. But, negative points here for the title referencing something at the *very end* of the show.

Characters Development:
Danny scores (in lacrosse) a lot, Scott happily passes to him
Alpha's name is Peter (who knew?) and says that he is killing 'those responsible'
Derek appears to be going along with the Alphas wishes
Something hinted about Stiles' family, his Dad said (I think) I miss him (?) and I miss your Mom.

Scott's Mom goes on a date with Peter/Alpha
Lots of cute Scott & Allison stuff, although they don't officially seem back together
Allison tells Lydia that Jackson asked her to go to the dance 'as friends'

The vet is in on the werewolf thing as he takes care of Scott's wounds

General Comments:
I really feel like this episode was all over the place and I have to dock it points for the super-quick-drunkness of Stiles' Dad and the title being something from the very end of the show. Looks like we do have a good sense of where it's going for the rest of the season and I like that the Alpha has revealed but not super excited about who it is. Also felt a few vampire references - Derek can't be photographed, the quip about 'inviting' Peter in, bloodlust

Alpha can scratch people (or more likely just other werewolves) and have them see his memories
Derek can't be clearly photographed

Potential lore-ish stuff that isn't yet confirmed, explained or clear yet:
Hunters have at least 2 types of arrow heads that do stuff or possible just annoy werewolves, at least 1 really huts them

Looks like Peter is taking revenge on those responsible for the fire

I'm thinking it's going to come to an Alpha vs Scott showdown, but they might have to team up to save Derek first.
I don't think it will be Jackson & Scott vs anyone, even though Scott saved Jackson.
Possibly Jackson & Stiles are long lost brothers (Jackson is adopted, remember!)

Is Derek just going along with his uncle, or does he believe him?
Who is the woman at the hospital?
How is Peter now fine? There was a few memory montages, but I didn't piece it together concretely
What did Stiles' Dad say when drunk? It sounded like I miss him (who?) and your mom, and there was a hint there of possibly he had a brother? ZOMG - I wonder if it's Jackson.

Keeping an eye on:
Lydia - she's not had much going on for a bit and she's gotta be on the show for a reason! And totally weird that Allison took her to the woods to test the arrows

Great Quotes:
He thinks your the second beta! - Scott to Jackson
Stop hitting my jeep! -Stiles
I can run really fast now, except half the time I'm running away from people who are trying to kill me - Scott

Left off at:
The vet is tending to Scott's hunter wounds as Aunt Kate reveals the 'family secret' to Allison by showing her Derek tied up as a werewolf.

Feel free to contribute your predictions too, as long as they are from the perspective of just seeing this episode. Suzie & I will chat about this episode on an upcoming podcast of Hexed. Say tuned!


Anonymous said...

Just to correct you, Stiles' dad didn't say "I miss him", he said "I miss it".

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

That's why I had it as a question, thanks Anon for the clarification!

Anonymous said...

I think that derrick and allisons aunt are jacksons parents that's why the alpha has not killed him yet.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Sounds like someone watched episode 11!

Interesting theory - I'm trying to remember if we've ever be told how long ago the fire is but it feels like it was before Scott's generation. Aunt Kate isn't very sentimental though, so I'm not sure it'd be here but I do think that Jackson's real parents will come out and have relevance to the overall story.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Still thinking on this and how old is Derek suppose to be? Mid/late 20's? Unless werewolves age faster that average folk I don't think he's old enough to be Jackson's father.