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Teen Wolf recap: Status Asthmaticus

Theo reveals his plan as the Wild Hunt brings new dangers to Beacon Hills.

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Teen Wolf

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
tvpgr:
TV-14
seasons:
5
performer:
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Linden Ashby
broadcaster:
MTV
genre:
Comedy, Drama, Horror

This season of Teen Wolf has been full of ups and downs, new creatures, Doctors who mumble, and more disturbing images than I could’ve been prepared for. Yet, I really enjoyed this finale. Although there are still a lot of balls in the air—potentially too many—there are still just enough exciting twists to keep me invested (and hoping things don’t turn into a complete hot mess). I mean, Parrish is a Hellhound?! Maybe it’s the Supernatural fan in me, but I’m so into it.

Let’s recap, shall we?

We pick up right where we left off last week, with Scott refusing to give Hayden the bite. But it’s not because he doesn’t want to save her life. It’s because he does, and at this point, Scott thinks she’s too weak to survive the bite.

But that doesn’t make Liam happy, and an angry Liam quickly sends Scott into a panic asthma attack. Luckily, Theo just so happens to have an inhaler on hand, which Scott doesn’t find even remotely mysterious. Yeah, this true alpha is off his game.

We then cut to Stiles, whose life is falling apart about as quickly as his beloved Jeep. When the Jeep’s engine overheats, Stiles goes to fix it—with a toolbox full of nothing but wrenches?—but loses his cool at the first sight of a wrench. Chucking the toolbox, Stiles then goes into his passenger seat, grabs the blood-soaked wrench he used to fight off Donovan and does the unthinkable: He throws it at the Jeep, shattering the windshield. Wow, Stiles.

Meanwhile, at the police station, we’re hearing reports of a man/animal running around town, causing Clark to total her car, and then absolutely wrecking the high school. Seriously, you don’t mess with the high school, chimera. That’s where 80 percent of this show takes place.

At this point, all we know is that it’s nearly time for the supermoon and the Doctors claim that their success is “imminent” with whatever it was that just wrecked the school.

At the animal clinic, Melissa arrives to try some chelation therapy on Hayden, which is supposed to remove heavy metals from blood. Long story short: The supermoon is already affecting Liam, who’s losing his mind over trying to save Hayden. Scott, however, has pretty much given up hope on everything and everyone, except for Theo, who agrees to talk to Scott’s pack on his behalf. So this should go well.

Back at the police station, Stilinski finds an envelope on his desk. In it, there’s a note from Melissa attached to Stiles’ library card. Apparently, the hospital maintenance staff is extremely meticulous and wouldn’t dare throw away something as valuable as a high school library card. Oh sure, the hospital maintenance staff is the one group of people in this town that is good at their jobs.

Also at the police station, Lydia is sitting and sort of holding hands with Parrish as they try to figure out if he’s some kind of banshee. But when Parrish mentions the one time Lydia ever scared him—in the season 5 premiere when Dream-Lydia tried to save him after that wolf-with-talons nearly killed him—Lydia remembers the story Kira told her about the storm that night and the Wild Hunt. So she’s all BRB Parrish, gotta take a quick trip to the school library with a freakish amount of information on supernatural events.

So as Lydia leaves the police station, Stiles makes his way there. Malia gives him a ride after what might be the most heartbreaking scene of the year: Stiles watching his Jeep get towed away. Seriously, I was way too emotional in this moment.

And speaking of things that aren’t great for Stiles, there’s the fact that Stiles is going to the police station to talk to his dad about Donovan, which—twist!—Malia knows about. Apparently, she saw the bite mark on Stiles’ shoulder and put things together, but she didn’t say anything because she’s a werecoyote and killing people is so not a big deal to her. But it’s a big deal for Stiles. *Cue dramatic pause which highlights the unspoken problems in their relationship*

Once Stiles gets to the police station, things start heating up—literally. As Parrish wakes up all sweaty and orange-eyed, Lydia finds a book that reveals details about the Wild Hunt. It’s a myth of devilish riders in the sky accompanied by black dogs, “special beasts whose eyes glowed with fire.” Fun fact: They’re bearers of death and guardians of the supernatural. Another fun fact: They’re also known by their more common name: The Hellhound!

With that little announcement, Parrish is up, breaking himself out of jail, and exiting the precinct rather cool—er, hot—calm and collected.

NEXT: A lot of people come back from the dead

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