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Monday, July 6, 2015

My Review of Teen Wolf 5.03- Dreamcatchers

The Sheriff has a date, Malia continues to learn how to drive, Liam consults a frenemy, Kira puts on a display, and the gang discovers something freaky about Tracy...

Tracy is a kanima.  Yup, that's right.  When the Doctors did whatever it was that they did to her, it turned her into a kanima.  The *REALLY* weird thing (and that is saying something in the world of Teen Wolf!) is that she was not held back by a barrier of mountain ash.  I suspect that the reason for that is because she is not truly a supernatural creature.  Remember, mountain ash is a substance which can be used to contain (or hold back) supernatural creatures.  So far, the only beings we have ever seen break the mountain ash barrier was Scott in the Season 3A finale when he pushed through the barrier to stop Ms. Blake and the oni when they assaulted Scott's house.  In both cases, it took some time and a lot of energy to break the barrier.  But Tracy ran right past the barrier as if it wasn't there.  Given what Deaton said last week, I suspect that whatever the Doctors are doing by creating supernatural creatures, they are breaking the supernatural laws and that the normal defenses won't work against their creations.  That is horribly bad news.

Just a couple of more questions about Tracy. First, what was that silver stuff coming out of her mouth?  Second, was anyone else simultaneously grossed out and also fascinated by that tail bursting out of her back?  That was pretty cool, but also completely disturbing.  Third, what was up with the exceedingly tough skin?  I don't remember Jackson's skin being that tough, but I don't think we ever saw anyone try and cut him, so it is possible that it is a kanima thing.  Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be getting many more answers about her because the Doctors killed her after her fight with Malia.

I want to know what was up with Kira in the Sheriff's station.  She was ringed by the fox like shape of what looked like fire that normally can only be seen when she takes a picture of herself.  Is this her powers (whatever they are exactly) expanding or did she simply draw on them in a major way when she was fighting Tracy?  Alternatively, it is possible that the fire was only seen by Lydia and then only because she was badly injured by Tracy.  I think that is less likely, but it is a possibility.  We know that Lydia is due for some power expansion, so it is possible that she can actually see things like this.

Did anyone besides me suspect that the Sheriff was dating Melissa when he told both Scott and Stiles that who he was going with was none of their business?  That would have been truly hilarious.  What I found really amusing is the fact that Susan Walters (who plays Lydia's mom) is Linden Ashby's (Sheriff Stilinski) wife in real life.  Talk about art imitating life!

I love Mason, but he is just a tad bit too excited about everything that is going on.  While it is definitely amusing, he needs to make sure that he learns caution too because this world is dangerous for a normal human.  Stiles has mainly managed to survive because he has Scott with him and because he is smart enough to get by.  Mason may have the same qualities, but I haven't seen them on display yet.  When he found out that Brett was a werewolf, it really was funny.  Brett and Liam have definitely settled into a what is very much a frenemy type relationship.  Liam was definitely not happy about seeing Brett, but he knew he needed to, so he went.  Brett, for his part, was good about the whole thing, if a little snarky on occasion.  That could be a truly interesting relationship.

People need to stop putting Malia behind the wheel of a car because she is incredibly dangerous there.  I must say that once she calmed down, she actually did a decent job, but it took a while to get her to that point.  I was amused that she and Kira just followed Lydia's directions without a word of protest.  It probably has to do with the fact that she was obviously following a feeling, which is what she does when she is using her banshee abilities.

Given their history thus far, I don't think Donovan is gong to have the brightest future with the Doctors/  So far, they've killed both of their creations that we've seen.  Here's hoping you beat the odds buddy, although I don't think your chances are very good.

I am still not sure what to make of Theo.  I can't shake the feeling that there is a whole lot going on there that we don't know about yet.  He could obviously be a villain working with the Doctors, but I hope it is a little more complicated than that.

Until next week!