Teen Wolf Episode 9: Memory Found

Teen Wolf Episode 9: Memory Found

This week on Teen Wolf, the head Hunter of the Wild Hunt signed an executive order indefinitely suspending the entry of any humans to Beacon Hills. Many humans who had been trying to come to Beacon Hills for a long time were suddenly unable to do so. Humans with family members in Beacon Hills were left stranded far away; Humans fleeing war, persecution, and devastation in their homes--some of them who had been working their way through the process to obtain a visa for years were abruptly denied all recourse. The Wild Hunt are, of course, supernaturally evil so it’s not surprising that they had never heard of the Geneva convention or the responsibility of Beacon Hills to allow humans to apply for asylum at the border. Even humans who had lived in Beacon Hills for decades--humans with homes and jobs in Beacon Hills, who had gone to visit family in the next town over--were suddenly denied entry to the city. It was a radically inhumane act, even for a city where a sizable minority of the population voted for the head Hunter of the Wild Hunt as Mayor in the last municipal election.

After he signed that executive order and a bunch of other equally awful executive orders and installed members of the Wild Hunt to run the school board, the city council, the municipal waste plant, and the pound, he also removed Scott and Deacon from the wolf pack and installed Mr. Douglas, the Nazi were-wolf/lion. The pack were like, WAIT A SECOND Scott is the pack’s alpha and Deacon is the guy who actually knows shit about the supernatural this is a really bad decision for both the pack AND the show, like, it’s called TEEN WOLF not NAZI WOLF LION, but the Mayor Hunter was adamant and also by this time all of the non-hunt members of the city council and school board, and at least half the dogs at the pound had disappeared, or perhaps never existed.

Just kidding, that’s what happened in real life, more or less. On Teen Wolf, we had a clip show. Basically, ¼ of the episode was Liam and Theo running from ghost riders/leading them away from Scott, Malia & Lydia to buy them time. ¼ of the episode was Scott, Malia & Lydia trying to figure out how to induce hypnotic trances and hanging out in imaginary halls/classrooms/libraries trying to remember Stiles. All of this was super boring and really probably some of the worst writing I can remember on the show. Half the show was flashbacks to Stiles from seasons gone by, and while I am always happy to see Stiles, I’m still not that into the whole “rewrite the past so Lydia and Stiles are a great love affair” thing, because Malia is, like, way better for Stiles than Lydia AND Stiles is great for Malia. And frankly, as much as they tried assemble the clips so that even Malia was like, [robot voice]: “I too believe that you and Stiles were deeply in love and meant to be,” She wasn’t very convincing because the show spent, like, the entire last two seasons trying to convince us that Lydia and Parrish were meant for each other. Anyway, Dylan O’Brien still isn’t back, and I will never forgive the stunts coordinator for The Maze Runner Part Two: Even More Preposterous than Part One but Wait Till You See Part Three for letting him get hurt. If you’re watching tonight's episode in real time, don’t forget to call your representatives and leave messages during the commercial breaks. Resources abound, try 5calls.org and thesixtyfive.org for scripts on a variety of issues.

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