Sunday, January 10, 2016
Teen Wolf - 5.11 - The Last Chimera - Recap / Review / Episode Awards
Note - This review was based off the screener sent out by MTV. Some things are slightly different, like in the episode airing there was a previously section but not in the screener.
Previously on Teen Wolf…there were no previouslies so let me summarize. It all went to hell. The pack was broken, the school was broken, Theo was revealed to be a murderous liar who lies, steampunk scientists did not get ganked, Lydia and Sheriff were barely hanging on, Kira was gone, Malia was being pursued by her own homicidal mom, Scott and Hayden died…for about 2.2 seconds so, yeah, and Parrish was revealed to be a hell hound long after I stopped caring. Time to build the pack back up, starting with the foundation of Scott and Stiles.
Best Scene - Scott won't let Stiles leave without him
Best Awww Moment - Sheriff wakes up and tells Stiles that he's still there
Best Entrance - Argent
MVP - brain injuries because I swear our heroes lose consciousness more times in this episode than in all of seasons 4 and 5A combined
Best Catch - Scott figures out that Theo didn't attack Sheriff, but another chimera did
Best Flashback - Stiles and Sheriff at the funeral of his mother
Best Silent Moment - Mama McCall reassures Scott, Malia, and Argent with just a look
Worst Doctor - Valack, who drills into Lydia's skull
Worst Plan - Thinking anywhere in Beacon Hills is safe, much less Eichen House. Really, ScienceMom? Didn't your mother-in-law prove it's not safe? You need to leave Beacon hills for safety. How about fleeing with your catatonic daughter to Europe where she can hang out with Jackson?
Worst Parenting - Lydia's mom has the excuse of being freaked out. What's Hot Doc's excuse? If your kid comes up to you asking about if their friend's body has shown up, you need to start asking questions. Lots of questions. Specifically, why exactly do you think she's dead?
Biggest Blech - Parrish is still having sex dreams about Lydia and almost causes a car crash because of it
Biggest Ho Hum - Liam realizes Hayden is alive. Whatever. We didn't even have time to miss her.
Biggest Question - Who's the last chimera?
Biggest Ouch - Theo calls Lydia "collateral damage"
Biggest Eye Roll - Stiles and Lydia search everywhere for the nematon but who finds it on his first try? Why, it's Super Special Snowflake Liam Dunbar of course.
Biggest Hmmm - If you figured out how to live forever, why would your #1 ambition be to create the perfect killer? The steampunk scientists need to rethink their life goals.
Biggest Understatement - Mason tells Liam that this hasn't been his finest moment
Best Return - Hot Doc
Least Welcome Return - Creeper Orderly / steampunk scientists
Least Effective Bragging -We all now know what Parrish is, Theo. Sit down.
Least Surprising - Valack is pretending to be the Eichen House Director so he can take Lydia
Most Awkward Relationship - tie - Scott and Stiles / Stiles and Malia
Most Missed - Kira and family
Most Shoddy Hospital Work - Did no one do a cursory check of Lydia to see if anything else is wrong? No wonder this hospital has such a terrible mortality record. It's not just the supernatural wreaking havoc but the fact that Mama McCall may be the only competent person on staff.
Smartest Cookie - tie - Hayden's sister finally realizes that she needs to leave Beacon Hills / Hot Doc realizes that Mama McCall knows more than everyone else
The Am I Missing Something?" Award, part 1 - Did they ever clarify why jaguars and berserkers are drawn together…or how Kate could control the berserkers…or what the point of bringing Kate back was?
The "Am I Missing Something?" Award, part 2 - Since when does Scott's pack have a symbol?
The "Nope, That's NOT Even a Little Suspicious" Award - Liam keeps grilling his dad about whether Hayden's body has been found. Way to keep him from thinking you're a psycho killer if it did, Liam.
The "Oh Baby" Award - Stiles' tears hurt my heart so watching him cry alone in the waiting room while waiting to see if his dad is going to make it is painful
The "If At First You Don't Succeed" Award - Why do they keep trying to shoot or claw the steampunk scientists? At this point, I'm thinking some kind of electromagnetic weapon instead.
The "Not Them Again" Award - steampunk scientists really need to go
The "When in Doubt" Award - just trust Mama McCall because she's always right
The "Out of the Frying Pan" Award - First, Valack takes Lydia. Now Theo is coming after her. Neither is a good alternative. Now would be a great time for her to save herself.
Best Quotes -
2. Sheriff: "Hey, you've still got me." / Sheriff: "It's okay, Stiles. You've still got me."
3. Mason: "I need to learn to shut up."
4. Parrish: "We need to find this kid." Mama McCall: "Isn't that a little dangerous, especially since he almost killed my kid?"
5. Chimera #???: "She doesn't look good." Screamer: "She's got a hole in her head. It's not a good look for anyone."
Screencaps by Screencapped, WereDeer Stiles, and Status Stilinski