A Dream Within A Dream Within A Dream

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by Nadin P.

There are two things I dearly love about Teen Wolf – their badass one-of-a-kind title sequence that is to kill for (I swear to God, when I have my own TV show, I’ll hire whoever made title sequence for Teen Wolf to make something equally awesome for me), and Dylan O’Brien, who, in my humble opinion, is the best thing that happened to the teen TV in the past few years.

The four-month break was long and painful, but you don’t complain about anything if your show gets extended from 12 to 24 episodes per season, right?

Anyway, Teen Wolf finally came back, and it came back with a blast, dark as always. I mean literary. You can barely see anything and half the things you learn just by guessing. I take it they spent their lighting budget on those additional episodes, figuring people will understand whatever is happing on the screen… somehow else. Oh, well!

 

THE YAY

~ Dream-within-a-dream-within-a-dream-Inception-style dream sequences, which I am normally a big fan of because they are fun to watch, and to write come to think of it, were fantastic. Mind games are always awesome, no? Basically, half the time I didn’t know what was real and what wasn’t. How can it not be entertaining?

~ Mama McCall rules. I mean really, how often do you find out that your son is a werewolf and just roll along with it? Also, I really ship her with Papa Stilinski. Which probably means I’m getting old, eh? It’s when you care more about the parents than the kids…

~ The door to the other world that the gang left open during the showdown in 3×12 made them start losing their most valued qualities and parts of themselves seriously rocked. Like, Stile’s ‘smartness’, Alison’s ability to be all cool with her bow, and Scott’s humanity. What can possibly be more horrifying that than? And that’s Teen Wolf for you, guys – go big or go home!

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 ~ Scott punching Isaac for his feelings for Alison definitely was my absolutely favorite part of the episode. I mean okay, they need to save the world and fight the evil and be all noble about it, but let’s not forget that they’re still teenagers running on hormones and adrenaline. You like my ex? Well, let me introduce you to my fist!

~ The new girl in town – I’m intrigued and I’m listening! She knows something, and it makes me wonder how long she’s going to be around. Or alive, for that matter.

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~ Sassy and snarky Lydia is always a win. No matter how bad things are, she’ll always make sure to make them look even worse. What’s not to like? I’m happy she’s keeping that way instead of being all damsel in distress, which she probably have every right to be after everything she’d been through, and yet!

 

THE NAY

~ Seriously, people, fix the lighting!! I get the doom and gloom but how can I be scared if I can’t see what I should be scared of?!

~ Scott’s father is a douche, and I’d be perfectly happy not to see him ever again. He ruins every scene he’s in by being in them.

~ Alison was having some sexy thoughts or dreams or whatever about Isaac, apparently. I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it at all. Not that I’m all for her and Scott riding off into the sunset but it’s not really plausible that she’s got over him yet.

~ They basically ignored Derek for 40 minutes and only gave us a glimpse of him at the very end?! Really?! Kudos for shirtless scene but it wasn’t cool.

 

OVERALL

It was a nice start, and I hope they’ll keep being deadly, dark and awesome, and maybe stop killing my favorite characters. I’m curious about where they’re going to go with the story. There’re so many wonderful and exciting possibilities! I absolutely don’t buy Alison and Isaac, and I have no idea what’s the point of this plotline at all, but I guess we’ll wait and see!

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