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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My Review of Teen Wolf 2.01 and 2.02- Omega and Shape Shifted

Welcome back to Season 2 of Teen Wolf.  Missed the episodes when they originally aired, but got to watch them tonight and they were awesome.  A new member of the Argent family is introduced (played by Michael Hogan) and a new werewolf (ok, 2) are also introduced.  Lydia disappears and then reappears, Jackson's plan doesn't work out the way he wants to, Scott and Alison are placed in an interesting situation, and Stiles continues to be level-headed and comic relief.

Alison's grandfather is introduced and man, does he make an immediate impact.  If you thought that Aunt Kate was bad, Granddaddy is worse.  Because a werewolf killed Kate, he has declared war on werewolves and has thrown out the Code that Mr. Argent mentioned frequently last year.  He found an Omega (more on that in a moment) and then cut him in half.  Gross!!  And disturbing.  Even worse, he is the new principal at the high school.  This is so not a good thing.

I found the explanation of the Omega to be quite fitting.  FYI, omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet.  On a side note, alpha is the first letter.  Hence why you will frequently see the first (or head) of something called the Alpha.  Since the Omega is the last member of a given pack, it was a fitting title.  Too bad he wasn't around very long.

Let's start with Scott.  First, he got a haircut which I highly approve of.  Never been fond of the whole shaggy thing, so this new cut is much nicer on him.  Problem #1 for Scott: Daddy Argent is not fond of Alison and Scott dating and he decided to demonstrate his displeasure using a gun.  Not cool.  So, in good teenage fashion, Scott and Alison are sneaking around together.  Forbidden love is just the best right?  Problem #2: something is going around taking body parts from dead people.  Ewww...  Turns out it was the Omega.  Scott and Stiles thought it was Lydia.  Understandable, but glad they were wrong.  Problem #3: Derek is still on Scott's case to come join his pack.  I think we can understand why Scott refuses to do so, although I fear that he may have no choice but to do so, if only for self-preservation.  Problem #4: there is a new player in town.  This creature seems to be a lizard like creature.  Suppose we'll find out more about that later.  Oh, and Scott, sniffing other guys?  So not low profile, ok?  <snerk>

Stiles gets the role (once again) of comic relief and verbal punching bag.  I have to say that I love Dylan's timing and facial expressions.  When Stiles was sleeping outside of Lydia's hospital room, it was really cute and funny.  And apparently he has been talking in his sleep alot, because the looks those nurse gave him were amused and semi-exasperated.  Stiles is, of course, tremendously worried about Lydia.  She disappears from her hospital room and he is worried about her.  Very cute.  Then there is the teacher who has decided that he is going to make Stiles' life a living hell because of the problems with Stiles' dad last year.  So not cool.  Dude, if you have a problem with a kid's parents, take it up with the parents, not out on the kid.

Alison is soon going to be torn two ways.  She loves Scott and wants to protect him, but her family can't stand him.  Ahh, star-crossed lovers.  But, damn, can she shoot a bow well.  I was impressed with the way she shot that "deputy".  Did she flatten his tire?  I do wonder which side she will ultimately come down on, or if she will try and straddle the fence.

I'd almost feel sorry for Jackson if he wasn't such a complete and total @$$.  Blowing Lydia off that way, acting as if Isaac getting the crap kicked out of him was nothing, and blatantly not caring about anyone else.  Surprised?  No, not really.  Unfortunately for Jackson, the bite is not having any effect on him.  For some as yet unknown reason, his body is fighting the bite off.  I am extremely curious about that.  I will say that I *LOVED* all the shirtless Jackson (and Scott for that matter), very nice.  :-)

Wonder what is up with Lydia.  First the water turns black and then she goes wandering off with no clothes in 40 degree weather for 2 days and can't remember what happened.  I cannot wait to be let in on this little secret.

Derek as Alpha is (as of now) not as bad as I had feared.  He still seems to be the same guy we met last season, just with more authority.  I sort of get why he turned Isaac, just not sure if it was wise.

Until next week!