Teen Wolf Recap 7/6/2015 Season 5 “Dreamcatchers”
Just the third episode of the season and Teen Wolf already has a plethora of antagonists that are as difficult to untangle as the strands of a dreamcatcher, what the episode is named for. Is the show is trying to confuse the audience by adding so many plot points so no one can predict what will happen next? The audience of the fandom is wildly talented at discovering the twists of past seasons, but this does not seem like a graceful way to handle that obstacle. There are so many new characters and plot points, it’s difficult to keep it all straight . The Desert Wolf, What Happens To Lydia, The Dread Doctors, Theo the Psycho, Donovan the Psycho, Tracy With Her Night Terrors. Not to mention questions like What Happened to Peter, What Happened to Derek, and How Does Lydia’s Powers Actually Work.
Of course these could be withheld for dramatic effect but at this point in the game, it is doubtful there will ever be any real clarity. Despite all of this, the humor is still there. The real mystery that needs to be solved is who is Papa Stilinski going on a date with. The episode opens with him preparing and yet no name is dropped. Fan favorite is Melissa McCall, but that is just too easy.
Delinquent Donovan who has threatened Stilinski in the past is being escorted with his lawyer to his prison transport. Among the question of who Stilinski’s date is with, perhaps another question is, can he stop being in danger all the time? Yes, he is human but he is Stiles’ only family member and threatening him is getting tedious.
Tracy, a werewolf gone rogue attacks the van for no real apparent reason other than to kill her father.The reveal that Donovan’s lawyer was Tracy’s father would have worked better if he had been in more than in one scene.
What is really worth investing in is Scott’s quest for academic greatness to match his moral greatness. But he has a moral responsibility to find and protect Tracy from herself. Much like Spiderman, though obviously better. The werewolf team has a powwow and in a glorious twist, they have an addition to the circle. Thank god for Mason. It didn’t seem like there was lightness to the show since Danny left. After Liam confesses his supernatural abilities to his best friend, Mason takes it all in stride. Finally someone who is reacting appropriately to being around supernatural creatures. ‘Instense,’ indeed, Mason.
The hunt is on for Tracy who has apparently also murdered her psychiatrist. The pack takes it upon themselves to find her and as Malia so delicately puts it “put her down.” All of these plot lines are so convoluted it is difficult to tell who or what to focus on. Liam’s side romance with some girl whose name is still a mystery is also being piled on. That and Lydia’s dynamic with Parrish. Finding what threat takes the priority is difficult.
Mason and Liam go to find the leader of Tracy’s pack. And in a return to form, lacrosse is back, the real spirit of the show! For about .2 seconds. And another hot pretty boy is introduced who may or may not have been in the previous season. There really needs to be a tally. In the first season only Scott and possibly Derek were werewolves. Now there are multiple packs? While this is a show about werewolves, this is the most unbelievable element of the show.