Well, I sincerely hope no one tried to eat dinner while watching tonight’s episode, because between the Nazi werewolf and Melissa sticking her finger into a dead guy’s brain, it was extremely disgusting. But more importantly, it was also extremely effective, at least when it came to the search to remember Stiles. (The only bad news is Stiles might not be the only one they have to remember after that party.) I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.
The hour kicks off with Mr. Douglas giving a lecture about power and the ability to control things. Only, once he creates a magnet, he starts experiencing a coughing fit, one that’s filled with flashbacks to his time in the Dread Doctors’ tube. In case that’s not clear enough: He’s the Nazi werewolf who escaped at the end of last season, and he’s also the one who’s been stealing helium because apparently, it helps with his cough? I’m a little unsure how that works.
But don’t worry, Argent is back in town and hot on Douglas’ trail! With a little help from Melissa — whose house he just broke into — he realizes the Nazi werewolf is biting into people’s skulls to steal the part of the brain said to house the soul. So he’s a Nazi who eats souls? Sure, let’s go with that.
But believe it or not, a soul-eating Nazi werewolf is not the biggest villain currently in Beacon Hills. Nope, that title belongs to the Ghost Riders, who are about to return for someone named Gwen. Basically, Hayden finds Gwen asking everyone about her sister, Phoebe, whom no one can remember. And when Gwen confesses to seeing the man who took Phoebe, Hayden quickly realizes Gwen will be the Ghost Riders’ next target.
So, while Scott takes Malia and Lydia to try to get some Stiles-related answers, Liam, Hayden, Cory, and Mason are given one task: Keep Gwen safe. In terms of how they’re going to do that, Mason has an idea: They hijack Nathan’s lacrosse party — and pay him a couple hundred dollars to calm him — and invite everyone to a party at Scott’s house, which they line with mountain ash. Only that doesn’t keep the Ghost Rider out.
(Also, can we talk about how Mason and Cory decide it’s a good decision to have a dance break in the middle of their mission to keep Gwen safe? Even when they hear thunder outside, they keep shaking their groove thangs as if they don’t live in Beacon Hills.)
So yeah, a Ghost Rider makes his way into Scott’s house, and in a moment of bravery/stupidity, Cory reaches out and touches him, which makes him visible to everyone at the party. DID YOU NOT HEAR THE PART ABOUT HOW EVERYONE WHO SEES A GHOST RIDER IS TAKEN?! Honestly, Cory, this is not your day.
Once the Ghost Rider is visible, Mason creates a barrier of mountain ash between the Rider and Gwen, but it’s clear the barrier isn’t going to last long against this guy. Ultimately, it’s Parrish’s arrival — as a human, not a hellhound — that gets the Ghost Rider to disappear. Why? No idea. But at least he’s gone…for now.
NEXT: Stilinski remembers something…