We envisioned that there would be conflict aplenty on “Teen Wolf” season 5, and based on the midseason premiere of the show, we are clearly heading in that direction.
One thing we are leaving ourselves to wonder after watching this episode is rather simple: Have we just witnessed Scott McCall’s lowest moment? This is someone who has witnessed much of his world unravel. We haven’t seen Kira yet, his friendship with Stiles is in shambles (culminating in a fight), and Theo betrayed him. He’s lost, but starting to find himself. Not all hope is lost just yet. We don’t think we’re ever going to see Scott break bad, but we’ve certainly seen him become depressed. While this is not a show that will ever adopt a theme of sunshine-and-rainbows, won’t a little optimism help it out?
You are certainly not getting that optimism from Lydia, now locked in Eichen House courtesy of her mother, thinking that this is somehow the right thing. From here her powers could be amplified, but at what cost? Can Stiles ever save her? Will we ever see the entire cast onscreen at the same time again? All of these questions are valuable in their own way.
Here is your good news: Sheriff Stilinski is still alive! As for the bad news, you’ve still got the Beast out there, plus Theo and the Dread Doctors. That’s a whole lot of evil for a small group of ragtag heroes to take on.
Creatively, we’re pleased that Jeff Davis is still trying to take the show in some interesting / daring directions. The premiere suffered at times from having a little too much going on (Eichen House never makes much sense), but it also played the emotional heartstrings well. A worthy start to season 5B. Grade: B.
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