Teen Wolf 3×01: Tattoo
Time to talk about Teen Wolf season 3! The first episode to be precise and I decided to do this one the old school way (you know the pluses and minuses we started out with last fall).
We return to Beacon Hills approximately four months after all the craziness of season 2. Kanima turned werewolf Jackson skipped
town the show, so the writers had to come up with a whole new bad guy for season three. This time it’s a bunch of bad guys and gals: a pack of Alphas lead by an Uber-Alpha who goes by the name of Deucalion. In the meantime there is a mysterious girl running around, saving Isaac and going up against Alphas while trying to reach Scott. He was actually busy being hung up on Allison, taking a tattoo and being kept out of the loop by Derek. He realizes Derek kept some vital information from him, when all the animals in town go crazy (birds attacking a classroom, a deer walking into a car etc.).
+ Although the opening scene looked ridiculously fake, I really liked the mysterious new girl. At first I thought it was the vet’s daughter (and I was even a bit annoyed with the fact that they might kicked the awesome Bianca Lawson off the show), but it seems like our mystery girl has some other purpose on the show (hopefully besides dying, because that last scene didn’t look good for her).
+ Can Stiles get any funnier?! The fainting, his conversations with his dad. Dylan O’Brien is just awesome. More Stiles in detective mode scenes please.
+ Apparently Allison and her dad quit the hunters business, but with the mystery girl leaving a sign on her arm – which is actually a clue for the location of Erica and Boyd – I think she will be back in hunter’s mode in no time (thankfully). Also I just really liked Crystal Reed’s new hairdo.
+ Scott is really trying to be a model student. Although it’s admirable that everyone is trying to keep him out of the loop, I don’t think it’s a very smart move because the Alphas are actually going after him. His relationship with is mom is also very cute. She is still quite new to the werewolf stuff, but I think she is doing a great job at wrapping her head around it.
+ Derek: great entrance. It was the prefect combination of action, good looks and humor (the sarcastic kind) that works great for this show.
+ Loved the new bad guys and gals. They should really get a manicure and pedicure though, but having multiple bad wolves popping up is just what the show needs I guess (minus the ice hockey twins). The blind Uber-Alpha seems like a perfect match for Peter Hale (our previous creep of the show).
+ I’m really curious what Lydia’s deal is for this season. She is still dealing with the Jackson break up evidently, but I like her maneater ways and witty one-liners so far.
+ The bird scene and the one with the deer (including the teenage awkwardness right before the deer madness) were creepy and awesome at the same time. Poor English teacher though, trying to be hip and cool on her first day with her cellphone joke (is it creepy that she has all their phone numbers?) and then everything went south.
- Not liking the twins. Their facial expression doesn’t say intelligent (more “hit my head too many times while playing ice hockey”) plus seeing them becoming one creepy werewolf gives me the creeps. Plus Lydia laying an eye on them got disaster written all over it.
Okay, so the first episode was more about setting up the storylines for the new season, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an awesome episode. I really enjoyed watching it and it was over way too soon. – 7,5
Teen Wolf 3×01 quotes
Sheriff Stilinski: “I’m not gonna beg you.” Stiles: “Okay, good. I’m impervious to your influence anyway.” Sheriff Stilinski: “Would you consider a bribe?” Stiles: “You couldn’t meet my price.” Sheriff Stilinski: “Extortion?” Stiles: “You got nothing on me.” Sheriff Stilinski: “Yeah.”
Lydia: “It’s Stiles and Scott. Do you really wanna try applying logic to those two?”
Melissa McCall: “Do you have any other emergency werewolf contacts?”
Lydia: “And seriously, an American werewolf in London? Like, that’s not gonna be a disaster.”
Derek to Scott: “Aren’t you supposed to be in school?”
Lydia: “Allison, I love you. So if you need to do that thing where we talk about me and pretend like we’re not actually talking about you, it’s totally fine. But I don’t want a boyfriend. I want a distraction.”