Teen Wolf Recap ‘Damnatio Memoriae’
Though there was a lot of ground covered in this episode, the pace slowed down a little over last week’s NYC taxi ride.
The episode begins with the introduction of the newest villain, the Beast of Gévaudan. It chases down Hayden and Liam, who only barely manage to escape by throwing themselves into a ravine. Scott and Stiles, who make up, go to examine the victim of the Beast at a warehouse, but don’t yet know exactly what they’re dealing with. While exploring the sewers beneath the building, they find words written in Latin in some sort of invisible paint or something. No answers to that because Theo busts in with his chimeras. Scott gets his wolfy-ness back and Theo admits that he needs Scott because now they have a common enemy that he can’t defeat on his own. This may be true, but I still have my suspicions. If he needs their help, then why did he destroy the words on the floor so they couldn’t see? Oddly suspicious. From the quick glance we did get of the words, I think that they spelled out the title of the episode “damnatio memoriae.”
Meanwhile, Lydia has an out-of-body experience and is visited by the ghost (or something) of Meredith. Our other favorite Banshee tells Lydia that she has come to teach her how to use her voice as a weapon. I am so all over that. I love Lydia and can’t wait so see even more character development for her.
Malia and Braedon are searching for the Desert Wolf and learn that she is in Canada and has taken a hostage: Deaton. Looks like those two are going to Canada, unless Scott can get to Malia first because….
Scott is going to get his pack back. He needs them, not just to take down the Beast, but because he is better with them at his side. He gets Stiles back, so now he’s going to go to the others. Liam will be the easiest to convince since the reason he is staying away is guilt. All Scott has to do is offer forgiveness and Liam is back. I still have my reservations about Hayden since she is basically Theo’s second in command, but we’ll see. Kira is with her mom and at the end of the episode, she is facing off with some skin walkers. They can apparently help her control her foxy powers.
One of the most interesting moments of the episode is Chris Argent taking a flower out of a safe and then going to visit…Gerard. Chris throws the flower to the ground, Pappy eats it, and suddenly, his health is restored. Chris then says the Beast is back. I have expressed that I think the Argent’s have a complicated relationship with the Beast and I think I’m right.
The best scene of the episode is between Stiles and Papa Stilinski. Stiles still feels guilty for murdering Donovan, and Papa tells him that he can’t take that back, but he can make up for it by saving others. It was a really great moment between them and it brought back a little bit of old Stiles, who was just a big goofball. He has been missed, and the way things are going, we’re going to need all the humor we can get.
The next episode is entitled “Codominance.”