Teen Wolf Winter Finale Recap
Last week on Teen Wolf, Scott, Malia, and Lydia went deep into their minds to remember Stiles. Viewers went on an emotional journey through flashbacks from past seasons. In the end, Lydia’s memory and emotional connection opened the rift to the other side. This week, episode ten served as the 6A midseason finale. Here are the highlights from the winter finale of Teen Wolf.
The night was full of plenty of them from Sheriff Stilinski and Stiles, to Stiles and everyone else. Liam rode into the other side like a fairytale prince on one of the ghost rider’s horse to save Hayden and Mason, Corey was saved, and the parentals held their own pretty well. So many hugs. So many emotions! There’s really nothing like a good Stilinksi or Sciles hug to melt your heart.
Stiles & his bat
After the rift closed, Stiles didn’t appear in the tunnel. The pack thought they had failed. Little did they know, he made it through but appeared inside of his jeep, Roscoe. He took the jeep and arrived at the hospital just in time to help Scott and Liam by smacking Douglas upside the head with his bat. Surprise, it actually worked! In past seasons the bat has pretty much been useless against the supernatural, except to hold up the crumbling nematon in season three. Stiles also helped release Parrish from Douglas’ control by spraying him with liquid nitrogen. Stiles’ sarcasm and decent plans were sorely missed.
Douglas’ plan was to merge the other side and the real world together so the ghost riders could freely travel between worlds and easily form his supernatural army. When the worlds started to collide, the pack went back and forth getting taken and traveling between thinning rifts several times. Green smoke everywhere.
Ships Are Sailing Everywhere
Stydia shippers can rejoice! After saving Stiles from a ghost rider using her banshee scream, Lydia tells Stiles that she never got the chance to say it (“I love you.”) back. He tells her that she doesn’t need to before the pair kiss. And then there was the ship I wasn’t sure was actually going to happen, Melissa and Chris or Margent. The former hunter had a western-style standoff with a ghost and won. Melissa ran over and kissed him immediately afterward, telling him, “That was hot.” All I can say is I was shook.
Douglas and Scott prepped to face off in the woods and Scott was clearly outnumbered. In an almost cheesy moment, Theo arrives and says Scott is not alone because he has a pack. My favorite line of the night goes to Malia who came up behind him and says, “And Theo’s not in it.” Peter arrived as well and the quartet jumped into action. In the end, they were victorious and changed the “trains” route causing it to leave Beacon Hills. The riders turn on Douglas, making him a ghost rider before they disappear.
Passing the ‘Bat’on
The end of the episode picked up on the last day of school. Graduation day is right around the corner. It turns out that Malia has to go to summer school to graduate and Scott and Stiles are going to college on the opposite sides of the country. Major bummer. Stiles will be in D.C. at George Washington in some kind of pre-FBI program while Scott remains in California with Roscoe will attending UC Davis. Stiles leaves his bat to Mason and it seems that Liam will handle all the supernatural things in Beacon Hills. Not sure the beta is quite ready for that yet.
Final Thoughts on this week’s Teen Wolf
This episode felt like the series finale. From the canonization of pairings, the seniors finishing high school, and the passing of the baton, it seemed like everything was covered. Of course with Teen Wolf there are always some unfinished storylines or forgotten characters. Overall, I enjoyed the episode. The Stydia moment was rushed in my opinion. I know, it was coveted by many for six seasons, there’s no such thing as rushed at this point. I just think Lydia should have told Stiles she loved him too even though he told her she didn’t have to. Beyond a kiss, it would have solidified everything even more, especially after the way their relationship progressed from her completely ignoring him to friends to where they are no. All I’m saying is if someone ignored for years and I told them I loved them, I would want to hear it back.
What did you think of the 6A finale? Any predictions for 6B, which will air this summer?
Kira McCall covers entertainment for MFST. You can follow her on Twitter at cocovanilla45 and kiramira_.
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