‘Teen Wolf’ season 5, episode 12 review: Scott and Stiles mend fences; Liam and Hayden’s ‘moment’

Teen WolfIf there was ever something on “Teen Wolf” that could bring people together, it is some terrible Beast that is actually some sort of chimera surrounded in shadows and other terrible stuff. Tuesday night’s new episode was in a part a history lesson as to whatever this terribleness was, and also a bit of evidence as to how everyone can get together for the sake of fighting a common foe.

While we know that relationships are often the talk of the town both for this show and the fan community, the friendship between Scott and Stiles is at the heart of everything. Therefore, we have to say that there was a great sense of relief that came with seeing the two characters finally start to come together once more, rather than continuing to spending all of their time either at odds or just apart. They’ll need each other for what lies ahead … and regardless of whether or not they want to admit it, they may also need Theo. He’s the “it’s complicated” status update of the show at the moment.

While these guys prepare for what is next, Lydia is also doing the same thing, albeit in one of the more unfortunate ways possible: At Eichen House, where her powers are probably going to eventually be amplified. We’re just somewhat terrified of what could happen there to get her to the point where she is to be truly feared. At least this storyline was super-freaky and visually stunning; it helps to make us deal with the pain of her being emotionally tormented yet again.

While there were some other threads that played out throughout the episode, we’re not the biggest Parrish fan still and there’s just something off about Liam and Hayden. How do you get excited about a romantic moment when you don’t know the reason behind it just yet? The handling of Hayden needs just a smidgen more mystery.

The episode Tuesday ended with a great foundation for a Kira story next week, one with action and some training of her own. That’s what we are excited to see next. Grade: B-.

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