Thoughts on Teen Wolf 3x03
Of course Jeff Davis introduced a sexually confident teenage girl and two queer girls just to murder them. Of course he did. #jeff davis is a gift i'd like to return
AW DEREK DIDN'T HAVE TO KILL HIS SISTER YES. He sank against the corner and I felt really bad for him, guys.
Aha the dialogue with Peter, though. If I shipped slash I would have a lot to work with. DEREK WANTS TO LIVE UP TO SCOTT'S IDEAL. SCOTT'S MORAL CENTRE IS RUBBING OFF ON HIM. The growth from season one through season three was actually decent on that count; Derek is so isolated and emotionally dysfunctional, but Scott pulls him back down to earth and bucks his power trip and reminds him about people, and consequences, and that you have to earn respect.
Stiles did not have many redeeming moments this episode. You know, he's an ass and he's ruthless, he cares about only a few people and will throw the others under the bus in order to keep his circle of loved ones safe. Those are all character traits I can and have a history of loving. But he still treats Lydia with abusive misogyny and the cringing embarrassment of a 'virginity is an actual thing' storyline spoiled the rest of it.
Allison's arc last season was so disjointed and unpleasant - it's a relief to have her onscreen now, pinging my competence!kink and feeling emotionally fleshed out. (That's pretty much all due to Crystal's work rather than the writing, but whatever.) Also, someone described the show/this episode as 'dudes talking about doing stuff. allison does stuff.' Which made me laugh during the episode as they expositioned while she was busily working.
If the Hero from episode one doesn't come back - sly remarks from management pretty much confirm she's not dead - soon I am...going to be exactly as disillusioned with this show's
I am getting SO MUCH GLEE from Melissa being a part of storylines this season. They're criminally underusing her of course, but ugh she's so gorgeous and clever and funny and warm. Probably the only true adult in the cast. (Other than the potential of the teacher!)
Chris Argent is still a shit with no right to hold a grudge. He's denting my ability to enjoy JR Bourne's stubbly face, but I'm more or less enjoying his screentime as a plot device. Stop threatening a teenage boy of colour because he dared have a consensual relationship with your daughter, okay?
Peter is still evil, and now he's verging on boring as the 'won't kill him, continue to give him no motivation and cardboard come to zee dark siiiide speeches' goes on. HE. SHOULD. BE. DEAD. We're probably not going to get to see Cora rage over 'hey, he murdered your sister' (the fact that Derek was like 'my sister's alive!' to Peter was....um....) and that makes me angry. He was a great villain in season one. I loved him. Season two was a mess. Season three he's tedious with no centre. And I'm having a hard time even considering Ian Bohen eye candy.
The new lady teacher is precious and I'll ship it, I'll take it all the way. I'll take any excuse for more ladies and so far she's hardworking, protective of her students, thinks up clever ways to engage with them and has pretty good sense. (Anybody would freeze up when two growling wolfbeasts approached in the high school basement. On that note, that scene was thoroughly lacking in proper atmosphere. THERE WERE OTHER WAYS TO SET UP THAT SCENE. WALKING SLOWLY TOWARD HER, REALLY? That's more of a cat thing.)