Welcome, everyone, to our first installment of Teen Wolf Wednesdays with our special correspondent Ryan. You may all remember him from Episode 30 of the podcast entitled "Help Me, ALNM! You're My Only Hope!" and now Ryan will be writing a regular column all about Teen Wolf episodes this season. He and his wife, Maria, worked tirelessly to catch up on all FOUR seasons of the show in order to participate in ALNM's love of Teen Wolf (despite having two adorable kids who undoubtedly keep them on their toes). And so, we present to you, Teen Wolf Wednesday!
The Dread Doctors!! Another Kanima!!!! I’ll admit…I’m very excited about the first three episodes of Season 5. Apparently the new villains in town are known as The Dread Doctors. These guys use a mix of science and the supernatural for an evil purpose; they can make Werewolves and Kanimas from what show creator, Jeff Davis has shown us. Personally, I dig the creepy villains. I’m still haunted by the Nogitsune from Season 3. This new season starts out with Senior Year and Stiles (Dylan O’ Brien) is having a hard time thinking of graduation and leaving his friends. Some mutant werewolf with blue translucent claws is on the hunt for Scott and it seems that Lydia is locked away at Eichen House with episode one beginning and ending with scenes of her at the mental facility saying that all her friends are going to die. Scott has an old friend from 4th grade named Theo show up to Beacon Hills looking for a pack with an Alpha like Scott. Turns out that Theo is a werewolf too. Theo helps Scott defeat the mutant werewolf who ends up running away and returning to some creepy building where we get our first look at the Dread Doctors.
Episode 2 introduces us to Tracy who has hallucinations of the Dread Doctors. She ends up being captured and injected with a serum that turns her into a werewolf or so we think. Stiles, always being his suspicions self, is suspect of Theo’s true intentions. I have a feeling we are in store for a series of unforgettable events that will call upon Scott and his pack to face another fierce enemy. Even Deaton is thrown off on what this villain could be. Alas…episode 3 brought back the Kanima. It turns out that Tracy is a Kanima not a werewolf and as all Kanima’s must do, she goes on a killing spree through Beacon Hills killing her father and psychiatrist. Tracy attacks Scott, Stiles, Deaton and Malia at Deaton’s Pet hospital. Due to the paralyzing nature of Kanima saliva everyone is paralyzed. Malia is the only one that can overcome the paralysis the quickest and she goes after Tracy. Kira finds her first and uses her Kitsune powers to cut off Tracy’s tale injuring her. Tracy finds herself in the basement of the police station when out of nowhere the Doctors appear and kill Tracy. Malia was left alive to witness the whole thing. Who are the Dread Doctors? Where did they come from? How can we bring them down and where the hell is Derek? Bring on Episode 4… and as Jackson once said, who by the way might be coming back to the show, “Where do you get your juice?”