Well. I managed to get a bingo this week. But at what cost?
This is your one and only spoiler alert for the entire post, on the off chance you haven’t watched the episode yet (Mel hasn’t, but she already knows, it’s cool).
I’m still in shock over this episode. Coming into it, I had no idea what character was going to die. And when Allison does go down I just couldn’t believe it. I mean, they did a nice job of foreshadowing it with her conversation with her father. The great need she felt to tell him she loved him definitely pointed to her (or his) death. But I was so confused that they were writing her off. Only later did I learn that Crystal Reed decided to leave the show and this was the writers’ way of giving her a good send off.
So her death. It was a good way to kill her off (if you can ever call any death good) in that she died doing what she did best; fighting and protecting the ones she loves. She died a hero’s death – while also discovering a potential weakness for the Oni…silver (or at least I’m assuming she used the silver arrowhead she made with her dad as a final initiation into the Argent Family Business). What bothered me about her death was her final conversation with Scott. I later learned this was Crystal’s doing too, so I don’t want to fault her for her decision. It felt right to her. I liked her saying goodbye to Scott, making her peace with him or whatever, but I couldn’t help thinking about Isaac the entire time. Not to mention we don’t see much of Chris Argent’s reaction. Also, I was just super bummed that Allison never got a chance to be a character independent of a love interest. She was only a so so character for me (I like Lydia much more. And Kira). Something about her and Scott while dating rubbed me the wrong way. When they broke up I just really started to like who she was growing into. That got cut short. Bah.
Other than her death (and wtf Ian Bohen tweeting about another death this Monday?) there was a lot to take in.
First and foremost: we find out what Scott’s dad did that had Melissa sending him packing. I gotta say, I thought it was going to be worse than that. I liked Scott’s almost comforting recap of all the ways he hurt himself in the house. And that he wasn’t mad at his dad accidentally sending him tumbling down the stairs but for staying away for sooooo long. I wonder how this will change their relationship, and if Agent McCall will stay on the show. I reluctantly will say he seems like an okay dude. He even saved Sheriff Stilinski’s job. Which, hey, thank goodness. Because who else could handle all the supernatural stuff going down in Beacon Hills?
Stiles is free of the Nogitsune’s influence…only there’s a second Nogitsune!Stiles who seems to be drawing his power off Stiles still. It broke my heart when Stiles woke up from a nap, so terrified and nervous that being asleep meant falling prey to the Nogitsune’s power again. But, as heartbreaking as that was, the scene between Stiles and his dad at the station was so heartwarming. I love their relationship so much. LOVE IT.
The entire storyline involving the girl from the mental institution (I’ve forgotten her name and I’m too lazy, sorry) seemed like a waste of time to me. The one interesting part that came from all of that was how Finstock somehow knows, and has a deep seated hatred for, the mean orderly guy that came to taze this poor innocent girl. Also, Finstock totally helps the McCall pack, not knowing why or what consequences could befall him. So I wonder if he’ll get wrangled into this mess. His power could be annoying supernatural baddies to death with his incessant talking. I dig it.
Lydia. Poor Lydia. With her banshee power she KNEW what would happen if anyone came looking for her. And even trying to warn everyone away, the still came and. Ugh. Lydia’s friendship with Allison had so much potential. It was always great because it showed us this side of Lydia she normally hid from basically everyone. But I wanted more, selfishly, because I’m all about strong, independent woman kicking ass and taking names. All these horrors keep happening alongside her new found powers and I don’t want to see her resenting it.
Chris Argent and Derek Hale…who knew, right? I want, so bad, for them to be best friends and go on a slightly murderous avenging rampage together. I feel like they can really bond over their entire families being murderd…except for the one insane member who should die but just won’t.
The Twins. We see them getting shot at with wolfsbane bullets. It could be any number of hunters they’ve pissed off in the past (though I hope not because that would mean a new character we really don’t need). They look pretty close to death even before Derek somehow, miraculously, finds and rescues them. So at the end of the episode they’re still hurting, still don’t know who shot them and still don’t have a bullet to make an antidote or w/e and save their lives. Maybe they’ll be the ones dying? (side note: do you think if they did their super twin mojo thing that would help slow down the wolfsbane in their blood?).
I’m probably forgetting something, because that’s how I roll. I’m still trying to process everything. And still trying to figure out how anything can be fixed by Monday’s season finale. How can anything ever be okay again?