Teen Wolf Review: “Unleashed” (Season 3, Episode 4)


Teen Wolf Review: "Unleashed" (Season 3, Episode 4)

In its first two seasons Teen Wolf pulled off some pretty spectacular storylines, and now we are finally getting a taste of what the show can do with twice as many episodes and half the rush.

There were some great moments on this episode of Teen Wolf, starting with a teacher that obviously hasn’t learned her lesson. Last week we saw Beacon Hill’s newest English teacher, Miss Blake (Haley Webb), find herself in a very wrong place at a very wrong time. Fortunately for her, she came out of it physically unharmed and with a real-life tragic hero to boot. And I’ll just go ahead and say what so many viewers were thinking, Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) can save me anytime!

The ominous music and preposterous empty hallway 20 minutes before school starts aside, Miss Blake and Derek’s face time was actually pretty sweet. If these two damaged personalities could wind up the center of a new romantic tangent,  I’m not sure there would be many complaints.

Derek has always been a character that suffered from a serious condition of werewolf tunnel vision. He’s the Alpha and therefore responsible for all the new wayward Betas popping up around town. Plus, he’s the only one that sorta knows what’s going on most of the time. It’s obvious we are in for some character development this season with the introduction of his younger sister, and now a potential love interest – Derek’s ‘glass half-empty’ way of thinking may be getting a face lift.

Miss Blake isn’t the only teacher that has found herself in a precarious position as of late. French teacher/guidance counselor, Ms. Morell (Bianca Lawson), has a lot of explaining to do since she was spotted at the bank. However, she doesn’t seem particularly interested in divulging the details of her supernatural adjacent lifestyle just yet. What does Deucalion (Gideon Emery) have on her to make her cross over to the dark side,and how much does she know about the local werewolf culture? It wouldn’t be surprising to find out that she has a connection to Dr. Deaton (Seth Gilliam) and they share more than just an intellectual curiosity in the subject matter.

And, there’s the recently deceased chemistry teacher to consider. Mr. Harris (Adam Fristoe) wasn’t the average sacrificial victim. Who was he talking to, and what did he do for them before rounding out the military-related trifecta? Besides being obnoxious, Harris didn’t exactly seem like he was working an angle. Since we saw several of the Alpha-pack members at the school during his abduction, it’s possible that they’re involved, but Teen Wolf usually plays harder to get. Although the chanting recorded on the phone definitely sounded like it was coming from more than one person.

All in all, not a great recommendation for teachers at Beacon Hills High. You just can’t tell who’s really who they say they are, and who might be up to dubious activities after the bell rings.

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