SCOTT IS BACK!!!
I don’t know how many podcasts I will do for this season. I’m very busy this summer, so I don’t have time to edit podcasts on a weekly basis in order to keep up with the episodes. I’ll do podcasts when I can, but (for my sake and yours) I’ll mostly do written reviews. This is also because I plan to review ABCFamily’s Twisted, and editing two podcasts weekly? No way.
So on to the episode!
The premier was ephemeral. There were so many commercials! I mean it worked out for me, because the long commercials gave me the chance to read the other liveblogs on Tumblr, but geez.
I did like it. It was pretty entertaining, had a lot of good parts.
Scott’s word of the day in this episode was great. They didn’t do it to poke fun at him (there was a lot of that last season); instead, the word of the day was an example of what he did over the summer: study, read, summer school, and work.
I also think they followed the rule of three with “ephemeral?” Scott said it in his room, to the new english teacher, and then at Derek’s old house.
Anyways, Scott looks different. He stands straighter. He’s less panicked about being a werewolf and stuff like a deer crashing into Lydia’s car. Everything about Scott in the premier said, “I’ve been a werewolf for two years.” I loved it when he remarked that things in their lives happen fast, surprises on top of surprises, so he wanted the tattoo, in part, because it’s permanent.
The main reason he wanted the tattoo was to reward himself for giving Allison the space she wanted even though it was difficult and even though it hurt. Allison spent the summer in France, and Scott had no idea what that entailed. He probably didn’t even know when she left or that she’d planned on leaving. I don’t think he would’ve found out from Stiles who found out from Lydia either. Lydia took a red light to keep Allison from dealing with Scott. No way she’d tell Stiles a thing, no matter how much Stiles fumbled in her presence.
Scott’s monologue about why he wanted the tattoo melted my heart and is my favorite moment in the episode. Let me hug you, Scott! The Scott Appreciation showed up two times a couple of times in the premier:
- Isaac told Melissa to get Scott, as he is also on his Emergency Werewolf Contacts.
- Awesome Black Girl said she was looking for an Alpha and his name is Scott McCall.
- Scott is a potential Alpha. Everyone will deal.
Scott and Allison’s run-in was very well-done. I love that Lydia took a red light for Allison. I think she would’ve stayed at the red light, but the moment Stiles attempted to make conversation (in essence making the situation worse for Allison), Lydia jetted out of there.
Lydia was very focused on getting some in the premier. She had a double date planned, then banged the guy who was her date, then thirsted after the 26-year-old freshmen at school (seriously, who is this show trying to kid?), and, from the season preview, she’s going to go after one of the tragic-looking twins.
Lydia knows the secrets now, but all we got about that was Lydia talking about how well Jackson’s doing. Really? After everything she went through last season, she now knows all, and Jeff Davis couldn’t curb the boy talk for a scene or two so that Lydia could tell us how she first reacted, whether or not she was pissed and disgusted with everyone at first….anything? Nothing? Okay.
The only scene where Lydia and Allison didn’t talk about boys lasted, what, three seconds? They have matching….bruises. More accurately, their bruises complete each other. Okay.
I did love all the Allison/Lydia friendship cuteness. My favorite moment was when Lydia said that she’s cool with Allison pretending to talk about her (Lydia) when Allison really is talking about herself. That was nice.
We got more continuity for Allison with regards to last season than we did Lydia. *Sigh.* But Allison went to France with her dad in order to get away from the crap after Victoria died (RIP). And they’ve made a pact to stay out of the supernatural drama while living in Beacon Hills. They’re both still hurting over Victoria’s passing. All in all, their scenes were nice.
Last but not least in girl-related news, we spent a lot of the episode with Awesome Black Girl. She didn’t get a name. And she might be dead. *Curses.*
She’s too awesome for death, though! Come on! How did she not get a name? She saved Isaac and evaded the ugly twins and is psychic and rejected Derek as Alpha and is Team Scott and is pretty and didn’t let herself get drugged at the hospital and fought off the Alpha pack with a broom handle for a little while, I mean. Come on!!!! Why do shows insist on proving the people who know what’s up right when it comes to Black characters? They either die or they don’t get much development. Hello Boyd and Ms. Morell. Where was Ms. Morell? Ugh.
Isaac was all, “Where’s the girl?” :((((. If Lydia or Allison or both (my money’s on Lydia) get her psychic powers, I’ll be completely disappointed. Ugh.
There’s also Kali, in girl-related news, but we don’t know anything about her except that she’s an Alpha and walks into hospitals barefoot like there’s no chance in hell that someone will notice.
As for the rest of the boys, I don’t have much to say about Stiles. A lot of people noticed his hair growth, but I don’t care. He said some funny stuff. His leap in logic from Prada biting Lydia to it being connected with the deer was just that: a leap in logic. There was no reason for him to make a connection. They should’ve waited until after the birds flew at the window to have him make the connection.
Derek’s been keeping the Alpha pack under wraps for the whole summer? Even with Boyd and Erica missing? Has Isaac been gone the whole summer? It’s ridiculous, writing-wise, that Derek kept the whole thing under wraps but when Scott asked how much help he would need, he said, “As much as I can get.” I thought he wanted Scott to stay in school or whatever. He sure didn’t put up much of a fight when Scott offered to, essentially, be distracted from school.
Post Episode Questions:
- What happened to Isaac? Why is the pack bent on killing him out of all the betas? Why did the pack take his memory? What important thing (or things) is hiding in his memory? Will it be the answer to the season’s big problem?
- Is Awesome Black Girl really dead?
- What does the sign on Allison and Lydia (and the floor where Boyd and Erica are being kept) mean?
- What does Lydia’s split screen shot in the opening credits mean? (I love the opening credits, by the way, and I love that they’ve changed some of the scenes. It reminds me of tv shows pass, back when opening credits were the norm).
- Will Lydia’s story be more satisfying this season than it was last season?
- How much am I going to freak out when Scott officially ascends to Alpha status?
Let me know what you thought of the premier and whether or not you are left with questions different from what I listed here!