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Monday, January 20, 2014

My Review of Teen Wolf 3.15- Galvanize

There's trouble on the streets of Beacon Hill and it's not after one of our normal crew, Scott is introduced to sushi, the Twins ask to officially join the pack, Derek gets some information in an interesting manner, Isaac and Allison try and share a special moment with interesting (and utterly hilarious) results, and Lydia explores her abilities.

gal·va·nize  [gal-vuh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing.
1. to stimulate by or as if by a galvanic current.
2. (Medicine/Medical) to stimulate or treat (muscles or nerves) with induced direct current (distinguished from faradize )
3. to startle into sudden activity; stimulate.
4. to coat (metal, especially iron or steel) with zinc  (courtesy of dictionary.com)

I liked this transition episode.  After the very heavy past couple of weeks, it was nice to get something with a little less at stake for our group.  That being said, this was definitely a part of the overall story.  I suspect that the Shrapnel Bomber is a precursor of things to come, particularly considering the ending with Kira.  The Shrapnel Bomber was locked up for exploding a bomb that killed several kids because their eyes glowed.  Seeing as this bombing apparently took place before the series started, I wonder if the kids were actually werewolves and; if so; what pack they belonged to.  Then again, considering the fact that he was after Kira, maybe he was just crazy and wasn't really after werewolves.

Speaking of Kira, what the heck is up with her?  Is she the kitsune as I speculated a few weeks ago or is she something else entirely?  She seemed to absorb all of the power in the substation, so she is definitely supernatural.  Given that the kitsune is a shape-shifting trickster, I would be surprised if she is the kitsune.  I could, of course, be wrong, but I feel fairly safe in saying that she is probably something else.  If I am right, then what the heck is she?  One thing that would indicate that she is the kitsune is that her family has what is apparently an impressive lineage.  Impressive enough that he Korean dad took her mother's name and her mother scolded her for not being proud of her lineage.  Also, kitsune often appear as young girls, which Kira most definitely is.  So the jury is definitely out, although (as I said) I am leaning towards he not being the kitsune.

While I understand Scott, Isaac, and Stiles' reluctance to formally accept the twins into the pack, I think it is not the best idea.  If bad things are coming, Scott will need power on his side and the twins provide that in spades.  Also, they have knowledge and information that they learned from Deucalion.  I think this is an important test for Scott as a leader.  Given the fact that the twins; Ethan in particular; turned on Deucalion prior to his defeat at the hands of Scott and Derek, I think that they can be trusted.  Scott should definitely be wary of them, but he will need them.

The issue for Scott is going to be getting everyone else to accept the twins as a part of the pack.  I suspect that Lydia will accept them with little trouble.  Allison and Stiles may accept them if Scott does, but I suspect that Scott will have to assert his Alphaness in order to get Isaac to accept them which is something he will have trouble doing.  While Scott has shown that he can control Isaac if necessary, he does not seem to like to exercise that particular trait.  As for Derek and Peter, I think that Peter will be his normal pragmatic self and accept them, while Derek will probably grudgingly accept them if he can be shown that they are needed.

Watching Scott with Kira and her family was sort of funny.  It was quite amusing to watch him try and use chopsticks, and Kira's save of the first piece of sushi was quite impressive.  I laughed incredibly hard when Scott was struggling with the wasabi.  If you have never had it, wasabi is basically Japanese horseradish with many of the same effects, i.e. it clears sinuses hella fast.  I love wasabi and eat most of it in one go, but if you are not used to it, Scott's reaction is fairly typical.  I do question the wisdom of serving sushi to a teenager, because most teens (in my experience anyway) are not used to eating it.  It is good, but a bit of an acquired taste.

Let's get back to the episode now.  I am loving all of the Lydia/Stiles scenes.  He appears to be over his crush.  Either that or she has lost some of the mystique that made her so alluring to him, so he can control himself better.  I don't know if I'd like to see them date at this point.  They are so good as friends and the brains of the pack and I would hate to see that ruined if something were to happen to them.  Lydia is still sensing death and hearing electricity, which she misinterpreted (understandably) as flies buzzing.  And what was up with that scream of hers?  I know that banshees scream, but I am trying to figure out the purpose of her screams.  Did it just clear and focus her mind or is there another purpose for it?

What exactly did Derek learn from that vision he had when Peter stuck Derek's mom's nails into his neck?  We saw his mom enter in her wolf form a room (apparently the one Derek used in season 3A) and stand on the stump and then Derek came out of the trance a little bit later and had a look of horror (or possibly) despair) on his face.  I hope we learn relatively soon, because I suspect that his information will be crucial for whatever is coming.

The absolutely funniest scene was when Isaac attempted to kiss Allison and then the two of them took off their shirts followed by the entrance of Mr. Argent with the greatest line of the night.  "Allison, can I see you in my office.  Where I keep my guns?"  Yeah, nice totally non-subtle threat.  Followed by the line about "Another werewolf!" and the look on Isaac's face.  That was completely classic.

Sheriff Stilinski continues his dance on the edge of the group.  He is definitely having the hardest time accepting what is going on around him.  He knows it is true, but he can only accept so much at a time.  This ongoing struggle of his could be hugely problematic if it is not resolved soon.

And what was up with the flies in the tumour?  That was just disgusting.

Until next week!