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Teen Wolf “Muted” 

Photo Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/MTV
Photo Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/MTV

I guess it’s good to be reminded sometimes that Scott is still a teenager and that he has to deal with some serious teenage angst. He’s worried about losing his place as the captain of his lacrosse team to the new freshman phenom Liam. He’s worried about things being awkward and weird with Kira after their chaste kiss in the hall. But most importantly, he worried what his bite will do to Liam. Will it kill him or will it turn him into the newest member of Scott’s pack? I’m betting on the latter since Liam’s Dylan Sprayberry is now a series regular.

It’s interesting. I don’t necessarily like the way the bite happened – it kind of strained the limits of credibility for me – but I do like that Scott bites someone. I can’t really imagine a scenario in which Scott would willingly bite someone. And he doesn’t do that here. Scott had to bite Liam to keep him from falling to his death. I like that he and Liam have a bit of an adversarial relationship at the beginning of the episode. Liam is this young hotshot who can’t help showing off on the field. He got kicked out of Devenrford prep and he’s definitely looking to prove something. Scott feels threatened because his position as captain isn’t guaranteed, so maybe he goes a little too hard. The upside to all of this is that Coach Finstock discovers Kira can play. I can’t wait to see her on the field.

Speaking of Kira, she learns that her parents are putting their house up for sale. When they arrived in Beacon Hills they warned her that their stay would be temporary. But Kira doesn’t want to go and her reasons involve more than just Scott. She’s found people who know what she is and understand her, even need her. And that’s got to be a nice feeling for any teenager. So I’m looking forward to seeing Kira convince her parents to stay.

Malia continues to have trouble in school, which should be a surprise to no one. I mean, she lived in the wild for how long? One of the things I really enjoy about her is her directness. When she and Kira are watching lacrosse practice, I love that Malia can smell Kira’s anxiety. I like that she’s direct in asking Kira what’s wrong and about asking Kira what she wants. Yes, Malia could probably use some more social graces, but I’m a Shelley Hennig fan, so I’m happy to be along for this ride.

I kind of like that Deputy Parrish doesn’t really question Lydia’s presence at Sean’s house. She’s got a reputation, but not necessarily a bad one. He says he’s open, which I like. Were they flirting, by the way? I kind of liked it. When Lydia finds the secret compartment we know it’s going to lead to something unpleasant. I, for one, did not expect Sean or his family to be the bad guys, especially considering what was hunting them. So that was a great twist. Now we just have to find out who or what else The Mute is hunting with his military tomahawk because I’m sure we’ll see him again.

Lastly, my one big question at the end of last week’s “117” was about Derek’s eyes. I was wondering if he was a were-panther now (like Kate) because his eyes were yellow like hers. But Braeden solves that mystery for us. She tells Derek his eyes reflect his true nature. A bit cryptic, but I’m sure we’ll find out more soon enough.

And I think we’ve all been wondering about Papa Argent. We’d better see him back in Beacon Hills soon, especially since he’s got a reason to come back.

What did you think of the episode. Are you excited about Beacon Hill’s latest addition?

Teen Wolf airs Mondays at 10/9c on MTV.

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