After the amazing twist ending of “Party Guessed,” Teen Wolf delivered an episode that many other shows would pass off as a season finale. If “Fury” was any indication of how twisty-turny Teen Wolf can be, the last two episodes of the season are guaranteed to pack a punch. There were at least FOUR plot twists, with many other small game changers. With Peter Hale returned to the land of the living, and Mama Argent offing herself to avoid becoming a werewolf, things in Beacon Hills are a little stressed.
COLLISION COURSE: After revealing that Matt, Allison’s camera stalker, was the one controlling Jackson in his kanima form, the show starts with a flashback to explain a few things. On the night he lent his camera to Jackson, Matt was able to watch whatever Jackson was filming using a phone app. That’s how he saw Jackson begin to change into the kanima, and it was also the night their murder bond was formed. Since Scott and Stiles have figured out that Matt is the one behind all the murders in town, they go to Sheriff Stilinkski in order to turn the police department in Matt’s direction.
Even with the sheriff on temporary leave due to Stiles stealing the police van, he’s still able to get into the station to review some evidence, including security footage of the hospital the night the pregnant woman was killed. The video shows that Scott’s mother actually spoke to Matt that night, so Mama McCall needs to come into the station to make a statement. Before she arrives though, Matt shows up with a gun and begins ordering everyone around, killing a few officers in the process.
Meanwhile, Derek is still in his old burnt out house recovering from whatever Lydia did to him as she resurrected Peter Hale. Deaton is there, and when Derek demands to know why the veterinarian is always around to help him, Deaton tells him that he has helped the Hale family for a long time and made a promise to Derek’s mother to look out for him. Obviously, there’s a lot to this character’s back story, and we’re just scratching the surface. Deaton gives Derek some advice about learning to trust people in order to become a better alpha and warns him to watch out for Gerard Argent, who Deaton believes is concocting a larger plan involving the latest events.
Deaton is absolutely right about Gerard, as the older hunter wastes no time to manipulate Allison’s grief about her mother’s death into convincing her to make a move against Derek. Since it has been established that the Argent men are soldiers and the women lead their hunting team, Victoria Argent’s death has moved Allison up into a position of power among her family. All it takes is a little dramatic speech from grandpa to make Allison decide that the Argents will move against Derek that night to kill him, taking out any other werewolves who try to stop them.
This leaves most of the major players headed all to the same place: the police station.
I’LL HAVE A PLOT TWIST WITH A SIDE OF SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS, PLEASE: Matt uses the influence of his gun to have Scott and Stiles cuff Sheriff Stilinski in a jail cell, then has them destroy all the evidence against him. Derek arrives, but he and Stiles are both quickly paralyzed by kanima-Jackson. Scott is left to deal with Matt on his own just as Mama McCall arrives at the station. In a show of power, Matt shoots Scott in front of his mother, then locks her up in the cell next to the sheriff. Mama McCall is worried about Scott bleeding to death, of course, not knowing her son will heal. With everyone restrained and contained, Matt demands that Scott give him the Argent’s bestiary, and with good reason: he’s starting to show signs of turning into a kanima, large scale patterns appearing on his skin. Derek and Stiles speculate that since Matt is breaking the rules about how he uses the kanima to kill, he’s becoming one.
But, before he turns into a monster full-time, he delivers a typical villain monologue to explain his evil motives. According to Matt, he’s been taking out the 2006 Beacon Hills swim team because none of them tried to save him when a victory party turned into a disaster. One of the drunken swim team members threw him into the pool, and since he couldn’t swim, Matt almost drowned. Isaac’s father, the swim team coach, demanded that Matt keep quiet. When Matt saw Isaac’s father at Kate Argent’s funeral, his anger took control, and he wished the old coach was dead. When he ended up dead the next day, Matt took it as a sign that he was getting his revenge. He bonded with the kanima and would take pictures of everyone he wanted to die, and the kanima took care of it for him.
Villains should learn to keep their monologues short, however, because Matt’s guard is down with the Argents arrive to take out Derek. The fighting begins, everyone with their own agenda. Allison wants to kill Derek, Scott wants to protect his mom, Matt wants everyone dead, and the Kanima-Jackson wants to oblige Matt. It’s chaos, with everyone getting a little piece of the action.
Several important reveals happen in the course of the fighting. First, Mama McCall bears witness to a fight between Derek in his werewolf form and the kanima, but it doesn’t end there. Scott wolfs out right in front of his mother. Her reaction is a mixture of horror and shock at the sight of her son. Scott doesn’t have time to explain, though, and rushes to continue with the fighting. A second twist is delivered when Scott encounters Gerard, and the dialogue they share indicates that Scott has been actually feeding Gerard information, working as a spy. Both werewolf and hunter are unaware that their discussion is overheard by Derek. The final shocker of the night happens when Gerard corners Matt and drags him out into a nearby pond, drowning the teenager in cold blood. Peter Hale lurks nearby, watching it all happen. The kanima approaches Gerard and they do a secret handshake, apparently making Gerard the new master.
The stakes were raised to new levels in “Fury”. Considering most shows would would keep Scott’s mom in the dark for a few more seasons, Teen Wolf is definitely turning into a show that’s not afraid to defy audience expectations. When everyone is done picking their collective jaws off the floor, lets discuss Gerard’s plan. What do you think his intentions are with the kanima? What about those pills he’s constantly taking? Are you surprised that Scott is working for Gerard, or do you think it could be a double-agent situation?
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