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So I actually managed to watch this episode last Wednesday; I just never wrote it up because I'm a lazy slob.  Anyway, I figure I'd better go ahead and do it before I watch the new one -- let's see how well I do at interpreting my notes.

  • Items of "Continuity": the five masked figures (which have something to do with fireflies and possibly came out of the Nemeton or "the door" or whatever) can drain body temperature and take away Lydia's banshee scream and may be after Chris, who has a broken mask of his own; so far they have attacked Isaac, Lydia, Ethan, Derek, and presumably killed Aiden, leaving what looks like a backwards 5 mark behind their ears; Stiles, acting under the control of something else, wrote the note on the chalkboard directing Barrow to kill Kira and may have been the one to let Barrow out in the first place; Harris apparently taught biology, too, which is now being at least temporarily taught by Lydia's mom; starting a few months ago, Kira started exhibiting some kind of fire-like aura (that "looks like a fox") in photographs and Barrow knew about it; Stiles and the Sheriff have some kind of dirt on Agent McCall

  • One thing that annoyed the hell out of me was the freak-out over the cell phone pictures.  What person who's not in on the supernatural shit is going to take a look at those glowy pics and assume something bad is going on?  They're going to think it's lens flare or "that Insteegram that the kids are using these days."  For seriously, I'm not even sure Mulder would take it as proof of the occult.  Definitely not worth risking Stiles' dad's career over.  Additionally, that whole sequence came off as the world's longest phone commercial; the suspense just didn't work.

  • Derek scaring the kids was funny, but who trick-or-treats in a parking lot?  The most supernatural thing about Beacon Hills is how shitty the parental supervision is.

  • Okay, the black-light rave was pretty cool (although Derek must not have any neighbors).  It was thoughtful of Danny to wear a tear-away shirt.

  • Setting aside the fact that Jeff Davis' idea of bisexuals lines up exactly with most straight men's idea of bisexuals, the scene with Caitlin was cute.  I loved that Stiles showed concern for her well-being first and then couldn't concentrate on kissing when there was a Mystery to be solved!  The tease about Stiles' possible bisexuality was bit frustrating, though.  Jeff Davis does fanservice in the weirdest possible way.  He brings back a minor character and presumably changes her sexual orientation, yet refuses to show much Stiles/Derek interaction.  I would applaud him for not bowing immediately to the wishes of the fans in that respect... if I didn't think it were a calculated ploy to keep those fans watching while not rocking the boat when it comes to queer main characters.  (Because as much as the fans love Danny, he is NOT a main character.)

  • The more Allison/Isaac I see, the less chemistry the actors seem to have.  Last half-season?  Yes, please!  This season: "I'm frustrated."  "Sexually?"  I actually groaned aloud at that.  I don't know when Crystal and Daniel stopped dating and that's what's making it weird, but I have not been buying Allison/Isaac at all so far in 3b.

  • Hee hee, Stiles!tongue.

  • Wow, it took nearly four whole episodes for Derek to get his ass kicked (well, in a fight, anyway).  Derek: the nu!Kirk of Teen Wolf.

  • The twist with Stiles was very well done, though I find it hard to believe he didn't recognize his own handwriting.

Ok, I'll watch the next ep and get back to you soon.  I hear it's a good one?  Here's to hoping.
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