Stiles is more than the main human of Scott’s pack/Beacon Hills. He’s the heart. So what happens when he’s not only taken but erased from existence? That’s the question this season will have to answer after that emotional premiere.
We catch up first with Liam and Hayden, who are on the most recent of what’s apparently a string of horrible dates. This one doesn’t appear to be their worst … at least until a car comes rolling past them with a shattered windshield, a scared kid in the backseat, and the promise of a new evil lurking in Beacon Hills. Talk about setting the mood!
While Liam and Hayden work on getting the kid, whose parents were taken, to safety, Stiles and Scott are doing their best to “help” the police across town. Their latest heroic act? Crashing a van full of stolen helium. So yeah, maybe Beacon Hills doesn’t need them anymore? Just kidding! It still does, because Scott has to use his claws to get inside the poor kid Alex’s head and find out what happened to his parents.
Once inside Alex’s head, Scott gets his first look at the Ghost Riders — the creepy guys on horseback who took Alex’s parents. However, as soon as Scott leaves Alex’s mind, he can’t remember everything he saw. The only thing that’s certain at this point is that the Ghost Riders will be back for Alex.
With that in mind, Alex asks to be locked up in an actual jail cell while Scott gets the pack together to try to find answers. Malia seems to think that Alex’s parents are dead, but Lydia claims she would know if that were the case. More importantly, Scott’s not convinced this case is even supernatural. It’s been three months since anything happened in Beacon Hills, and it has Stiles going a little crazy. In typical Stiles fashion, he’s been claiming that everything is “supernatural” lately.
But he might be right on this one. Once Scott realizes that whatever bullet was used in this case had the capability to blow out an entire windshield — and leave behind a blue residue — he agrees to look into it with Stiles. Well, that’s IF he can get past Mrs. Martin. After missing 38 classes last year, she’s doing everything she can to make sure Scott graduates, and that means the sworn protector of Beacon Hills is going to have to wait until 3:30 p.m. to check out Alex’s house.
And Scott’s not the only person super into learning this year. Both Hayden and Cory are sitting at attention in class thanks to new teacher Mr. Douglas, who is all kinds of attractive. But there is one thing that overshadows his beautiful blue eyes: The fact that cell phones aren’t able to geolocate, something Mason picks up on. Thankfully, hot teacher has a compass, so after Cory swipes it, Mason and Liam decide to follow it.
It leads them straight to Alex’s house, where Scott and Stiles are currently snooping around. The place looks abandoned, except for Alex’s room, which looks perfectly put together and lived in … except for the fact that all of his photos only feature him, and let’s just say this kid is too young to be that into selfies.
Stiles stays behind after Scott leaves the room to check out the photos, but that leaves him vulnerable. When the Ghost Rider shows up, Stiles is the only one there to see him. The good news is that the Ghost Rider is a terrible shot and somehow manages to miss Stiles multiple times from close range. The bad news is that Stiles saw him.
And as soon as the Rider leaves, Alex’s room is erased.
NEXT: “Remember I love you”