Sorry my write-up is a bit late, but I've all but given up on livestreaming, and then Tuesday and Wednesday are my busiest days. I know how breathless you all are with anticipation to hear what I'm going to bitch about this week.
- Items of "Continuity": werewolves can't regrow digits but it would appear they can be reattached; Talia's claws survived the fire (?!) and have the magical power of allowing someone to communicate with her beyond the grave once said claws are jammed in the back of somebody's neck (?!?!); if Barrow is to be believed, there are more werewolves (or at least creatures with glowy eyes) in Beacon Hills than we know about; the twins are omegas now; Mr. Kira's Dad is Korean and took Mrs. Kira's Mom's Japanese surname; Melissa's maiden name was Delgado (did we know this already?); whatever Kira is can absorb huge amounts of electricity
- FINALLY someone acknowledges the despicable nature of the actions of the Murder Twins. Not for very long, mind you, because Lydia needs to get some tail (HA!), but at least it's mentioned. Unlike Cora.
- Sweet Peruvian corn cakes, what does it take to get Beacon Hills High to evacuate the school! There's a child-killer on the loose, so let's fucking lock ourselves in with him.
- "Lydia wasn't on the chessboard." I found this unbelievably endearing. The Sheriff is trying so hard! Stiles should give him extra hugs.
- Does Derek know Peter's an alpha?
- I want to like Kira, but one of my TV/movie pet peeves is making a character, particularly a female character, clumsy as a shortcut to show that she's good-hearted. No need to see her interact with anyone -- she just drops her books so adorably! If Kira turns out to be evil, I will give the writers mad props for subverting this cliche, but until then, I say: UGH. (Yes, Stiles is clumsy, but we were shown from the beginning that he wasn't entirely pure of heart or whatever, and more importantly, we know other things about him. We may or may not find out much more about Kira.)
- Is sushi still viewed as bizarre exotic cuisine? I mean, I understand that Scott might never have tried it or learned how to use chopsticks, but he just looked so baffled. And the wasabi as guacamole? Why do the writers keep making him do such dumb things? Mr. Kira's Dad is Korean, so all that scene needed to make sense was some motherfuckin' kimchee.
- It looks like the Lydia & Stiles Supernatural Detective Agency is becoming a real thing! Unfortunately, it's probably leading to romance when all I want is some awesome BFFery, but I think we know by now that I never get what I want.
- The competitive stripping scene was hysterical... but really, really bizarre. Another one of those moments where a writer went "Hey, wouldn't it be funny if..." and no one stopped to think that maybe that might not fit the motivations of the characters. Also, there is way more sexual tension between Scott and Isaac than Isaac and Allison.
- Okay, the "I've only got one bat" line was funny, but how has Stiles not figured out that Lydia does not want to be left alone and out of the loop when shit's going down? And Stiles needs Lydia in case of spree killers who like to write out their victims' names using the periodic table!
- "Nobody cares about crappy remakes." Has the show become self-aware?
- Do we know for sure that Kira's the kitsune? Because I'm betting it's her mom. Or maybe her mom is one as well. Or maybe the writers taking the time to point out that her dad is Korean and her mom is Japanese is just as random as it seems.
- Any of you X-Philes see the scene at the end where Isaac's surrounded by three masked figures and think immediately of "Hell Money"? I hope a frog shows up in someone's chest.
- My main problem with this episode was that it seemed like, if not an entirely different show, then an entirely different season. There was no attempt to advance the elements already introduced ("the door" which is apparently open; Stiles, Scott, and Allison's respective hallucinations; the Mexican hunters; La Loba; the return of Braedon at the behest of Deucalion; the fact that Talia's claws were preserved and hidden in mountain ash; the mysterious Tate family car crash; the existence of werecoyotes; the creatures emerging from the Nemeton; what the fuck happened to Cora) or -- god forbid -- the characterization, but a whole new crop of plotlines (a spree -- not serial -- killer who knows about the presence of the supernatural in Beacon Hills; something about flies; a werewolf way to communicate with the dead; Lydia may be banshee-psychic; whatever the hell Kira is; those masked figures) was introduced instead. It's like Jeff Davis thinks the only way the show can best itself is by literally adding more and more plot, regardless of whether all of it gets resolved in the end. Hint: it will not.