We gave it a B
The bad news about the Rider communicating is he explains that “no one escapes” the Hunt. And when Scott refuses to accept that, the Rider somehow forces Parrish to turn. And once Parrish is in Hellhound mode, he tries to free the Ghost Rider. (So they can control him mentally?)
Thankfully, Liam and Scott overpower Parrish and throw him out, but that’s only the start of their problems. More on that in a moment.
While all this has been going on, Malia has been dealing with Peter. After Melissa uses her new knowledge of the nine herbs to cause Peter’s burned skin to fall off his body — it’s as gross as it sounds — he’s basically as good as new, and that means he’s reluctant to put himself back in harm’s way just to help Stiles.
But Malia, now fully realizing Stiles is her human anchor, takes Peter back to the spot where they found him in the hopes of finding the supernatural rift leading to the mysterious train station. However, by the time they get there, the Ghost Riders are already on their way to help their friend. So, in an unexpectedly paternal/heroic move, Peter tells Malia to run while he holds them off.
And yet, they turn back before he has to do anything. Why? Well, that has a little something to do with Mr. Douglas somehow sneaking in to visit the Ghost Rider when Scott and Liam weren’t looking. Of course, Theo recognizes him and even says his real name, but there’s no way I’m going to attempt to spell that.
More importantly than his name, though, is his accent! There’s no hiding around Theo, so Mr. Douglas over here goes full-on Nazi. And once he gets Theo to break the mountain ash barrier, he enters the cage with the Rider. Not only is Mr. Douglas able to catch the Ghost Riders’ whip, but he kills him by doing what he does best: He bites into his skull and eats his soul.
That act is what causes the others to turn back, which begs the question: Is the Nazi werewolf more powerful than the Ghost Riders? Is he the key to saving Stiles? Additional question: The hour ends with the Nazi werewolf using the Ghost Riders’ whip to capture Corey, and in that moment the Nazi’s eyes are green, so that brings me to my question: What do green eyes mean?!
Missing out on all the action this week is Lydia, who realizes something: If Lenore, the woman from Canaan, conjured her dead son to fill a void after the Wild Hunt passed through her town, then it’s possible Sheriff Stilinski conjured Claudia to fill the void left by his dead son. Speaking of Stilinski, he’s peeled back all the wallpaper to reveal a door … to Stiles’ room!
By the time Lydia shows up, Stilinski says he’s ready to discuss the possibility he had a son, even though he can’t see the possessions all around the room the way Lydia can. Lydia tells him Lenore’s story, but Stilinski isn’t buying that he conjured Claudia. With nothing to prove her theory, Lydia tries to throw Stilinski the lacrosse jersey she found, which he can’t see. And by some miracle, he catches it. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
And that’s the end of the hour. All in all, we made some real progress in terms of people remembering Stiles, though now, we might be going through the same thing with Corey. I have no idea what’s going on with the Nazi — or with Parrish, for that matter — but it all seems to be slowly coming together, which inevitably leads to my favorite part of each season.
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