Previously - Triclops told the pack nothing new in an hour-long interview before having his third eye plucked out, Lydia remembered the steampunk scientists from her surgery, Kira went full-on lightning bolt, Scott told Stiles about Kira almost beheading Scorpio, Malia nearly killed herself and Theo by driving while hallucinating and remembered her biological mom killing her adopted mom, Malia tells Theo about the Desert Wolf, Psycho palm bit Stiles and Stiles accidentally killed him. The fandom (meaning me) cheered to be rid of Psycho.
Lydia picks up the book first. "Maybe I should have my mother read it. She might remember a girl with a tail leaping off the ceiling, attacking everyone." Ouch and yet so true! Stiles at least questions the validity of their assumptions but Lydia confesses to seeing them in her surgery because one person needs to NOT keep secrets. Lydia: "When I look at the cover of the book, it's almost like…" Theo: "A memory trying to surface." Not suspicious at all, Theo. Lydia though is tired of being a victim. "If they did something to me, I want to know what it is." Huzzah! The others pick up their million copyright violations copies as the music crescendos rapidly in the most dramatic book reading ever. I laugh. Theo pretends to read. Kira inherits Stiles' 3B instant dyslexia. The others are bored. Triclops is definitely not winning any literary awards here. Scott: "Anyone feeling anything yet?" Kira: "Tired." Bwwaaahh!!!! Kira, speaking for the audience again. As Malia pours coffee, she notices Stiles rubbing his shoulder while Theo wolf listens to their conversation. Malia: "What did you do to your shoulder?" Stiles: "What are you talking about?" Malia: "I can smell the blood. What happened?" Stiles: "The Jeep dies on me again. I went to check the engine. The hood fell on it." Argh! Avoiding the issue although Malia hears his accelerated heartbeat, Stiles asks, "Alright so how much…uh, how much do you remember anyway, about the accident? Did it play like a movie in your head or was it like being completely in it again?" Malia: "In it." Stiles: "Was it just the crash, nothing else?" Malia flashes back to the Desert Wolf. "Nothing." Argh! For mostly smart people, they're sure dumb here. Secrets help no one. Malia notices Theo listening as I contemplate smacking the smirk off his face. Kira however is just done. Like Stiles two episodes before this, she wisely decides to sleep through the episode. The rest, except for Theo, soon follow. Once again, Jeff Davis is the gift that keeps giving. If I have to be subjected to these snooze-worthy episodes, at least I get the sleeping screencaps to describe them.
Character of the Night - Malia
Best Moment - Scott holds Lydia's shaking hand
Best Scene - Malia saves Scott from the steampunk scientist
Best Character Interaction - Malia vs. Theo
Best Déjà Vu - Sheriff thinks dread doctors is a stupid name too
Best Reaction - Stiles to Sheriff pinning Psycho's picture on the wall
Best Plan - Lydia finally learns to defend herself
Most Kick Butt - Malia when she confronts Theo
Most Completely Done - Sheriff now having to deal with chimeras too
Most Specialist Snowflake Moment - Liam saves Scott from an asthma attack by wolf eyeing him
Wackiest Plan - Liam uses a glow stick to find out Hayden's a chimera
Worst Plan - secrets and lies / telling Theo anything
Worst Regression - Scott has asthma again
Worst Fan Argument - Since Parrish is maybe 6-8 years older than Lydia, their flirting is not in every way squicky. A 16 year old is only 6 years older than a 10 year old but that doesn’t make that okay.
Least Interesting Competition - Liam and Hayden aggressive flirt to obnoxiously loud music
Least Interesting Subplot - Douche Bartender
Least Sympathetic - AP Bio teacher
Least Needed - Tall Prep Blond has zero purpose in this episode
Least Impressive Achievement - Theo found an app to translate Japanese
MVP - sleeping gifs
The "Hey I'm a Librarian But Still…" Award - While I'm always glad to promote reading, I would much rather read a book myself than watch other people read.
The "Are You Kidding Me?" Award - the whole Liam-Hayden feud is over a yearbook picture
The "Fountain of Youth" Award - Mama McCall in the flashback
The "Poor Baby" Award - Most Heartbreaking - Stiles sees his mom and she flips out on him
Biggest Creeper - Theo
Biggest Facepalm - Scott takes a hit off an inhaler that still has the cap on it
Biggest Side Eye - to Jeff Davis for his fascination with underage, half-naked clubbing
Biggest Eye Roll - Outside clubbing, why does Mason need to explain to Kira what she is? Her mom's right there.
Biggest Logic Leap - that it is Scott who needs the inhaler
Biggest Reason NOT to Keep Secrets - Theo has bargaining power over Stiles
Biggest What the Heck - I thought Douche Orderly CrazyPants hung Lydia's grandma. What is up with this flashback/nightmare?
Best Fight - Malia vs. steampunk scientists / Theo vs. chimera
4 Times the Characters Spoke For Me:
1. Scott: "Anyone feeling anything yet?" Kira: "Tired."
2. Hayden in the club: "I hate all ages now."
3. Hayden: "I've got to be honest, Liam. If you're trying to be a good guy, I really don't care."
4. Sheriff: "You said that…uh, these guys…" Malia: "Dread Doctors." Sheriff: "Are we really calling 'em that?"
Best Quotes -
1. Scott: "We keep an eye on each other today, okay?" Stiles: "Yes, and keep an eye out for 8 other potentially homicidal chimeras." Kira: "And keep an eye out for the dread doctors." Stiles: "I'm starting to see the appeal of a third eye."
2. Lydia: "My mom's book club usually has more wine." Stiles: "Well they also probably didn't read books that cause violent hallucinations."
3. Sheriff: "You said that…uh, these guys…" Malia: "Dread Doctors." Sheriff: "Are we really calling 'em that?"
4. Sydney: "It's stress. I've tried everything - medication, acupuncture, hypnosis." Lydia: "Have you tried not taking the hardest classes in school?"
5. Stiles: "I thought this was more of an auditory thing." Lydia: "I still want to see what I'm hearing." Stiles: "Makes sense."
6. Theo: "Isn't everyone a little weird in high school?"
VIPs of the Episode: Sleeping and Malia
Screencaps by Piclist, Princess Haley, Take Me Away to Infinity, Ink 361, Igsta, Teen Wolf Wikia, Liam Dunbar Falls in Holes, Really Late Reviews, Amy Lillian, Team TSD, Peency, and me