Teen Wolf – Recap: Was Derek Put to Sleep? via Rickey.org Episode 3 of Season 3 of MTV’s Teen Wolf surely shook things up. All Scott McCall needs at this point is for some awful virgin-loving demon to rise from the earth. Did Derek...
Teen Wolf – Recap: Was Derek Put to Sleep? via Rickey.org Episode 3 of Season 3 of MTV’s Teen Wolf surely shook things up. All Scott McCall needs at this point is for some awful virgin-loving demon to rise from the earth. Did Derek make the ultimate sacrifice?
I have to begin the recap and review of Episode 3, “Fireflies,” by reminding you all of the one key rule to surviving any supernatural horror; steer clear of the woods after dark. Sorry, lovely lesbians who neglected to notice the gigantic full moon, but don’t you know by now that flesh eating werewolves and, worse yet, creepy bugs live in the forest? As Scott (Tyler Posey) and his crew tracked down the rabid Boyd (Sinqua Walls) and Cora (Adelaid Kane), our favorite ginger, Lydia (Holland Roden), found herself recovering from the psychotic wail that closed out last week’s episode with a good old fashioned mental snap.
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Episode 3 opened with two young children playfully catching fireflies in the woods at night. A score reminiscent of one that would play over a Steven Spielberg film played over their frolicking. What a lovely scene that was set, yet not a parent in sight. The gargantuan Boyd nearly tore the two in half, but as it turns out, fireflies hate werewolves almost as much as vampires do. An angry swarm of the bugs distracted Boyd while the boy and girl made their way to the safety of Scott McCall’s arms. Meanwhile, Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) had been searching another stretch of the woods alone. The power and speed of the moon-juiced wolves far outmatched their own, so the two decided to partner up.
At this point we the viewers loved the concept of, well, super friendly bugs. There’s a first time for everything! Of course, that first time was completely trumped by the scene that would follow. A young female couple transformed a boring old tent into what looked like a five-star hotel room. Seriously, I’d be afraid to light one candle in a tent, and there seemed to be dozens. “If the tent is a’rockin’, don’t come a’knockin’” has officially been replaced with, “If the ten is a’rockin’, you go on fire.” Not that the two ever got the opportunity to get down and dirty. A swarm of cricket-like black insects began to collect outside the tent, driving one of the girls to run screaming like a wild woman through the trees. Eventually, the swarm devoured her without even leaving so much as a bone or two. The girl’s partner stood outside the tent calling out and searching, only find herself targeted by a crazed Cora and subsequently rescued by Scott and Isaac (Daniel Sharman). Later, the girl’s tale of a she-wolf attacking her would be ruled inconclusive due to the fact that she’d dropped a bit of ecstasy prior to lighting her ten thousand candles.
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Meanwhile, Lydia decided to cap off her night of screaming like a lunatic with a trip to the store. Wherever she was heading, I’m not sure. Maybe a 7-11? Poof! Lydia stepped out of her car and into the scene of a grizzly murder. How she ended up at a public pool in the middle of the night remained a mystery, but the lifeguard on duty certainly wasn’t telling anyone. Lydia followed up a 911 call with a call to Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), who examined the scene, noticing a purity ring, before informing Scott’s pack that Boyd and Cora had most likely killed a boy. Derek wouldn’t buy it. Even with super speed, the two could never had made it that far in time to murder the boy. Scott, on the other hand, refused to consider anything else. If you ask me, the fact that the body was that of a lifeguard propped up perfectly in his chair was the first tip off that something was amiss. Giant tip off number two had to be that the man was watching over an empty pool in the middle of the night. Nobody found that the least bit odd?
Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) sat moping in her car following Scott’s revelation that her dead mother took a bite from Derek becaus