Teen Wolf Review: “Anchors” (Season 3, Episode 13)


Teen Wolf is officially back for the second half of season three, and fans can expect a slightly different pace going into it. The focus hasn’t entirely veered away from Miss Blake (Haley Webb) and her super psycho revenge plot against the Alpha pack, but I think we can safely assume that things have come to an end for her character. Kali (Felisha Terrell) may not have finished her off the first time around, but Peter (Ian Bohen) certainly doesn’t believe in leaving any loose ends.

Instead, gears have shifted away from the cause and fast-forwarded toward the effect. Scott (Tyler Posey), Allison (Crystal Reed), and Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) are now paying the unfortunate price for being heroes. If Teen Wolf has taught us anything, it’s that death is merely an obstacle. This wasn’t the first time we saw someone on the show cheat it, and it probably won’t be the last. You may remember back in the two-part summer finale that in a last ditch effort to save their parents, the trio had to die to figure out the location of the Nemeton (the roots of a sacred tree that double as a place of supernatural power). Their sacrifice, although temporary, saved the day – but it came with some unforeseen consequences.

All three of these characters have started to experience the lingering side effects of their recent brush with death – and unfortunately, it’s hazardous to more than just their own health. At first it looked a lot like they’re just going a little off the deep end, but as Lydia’s (Holland Roden) past experience with delusions has already taught us, that’s far too easy a conclusion.

Since they did just experience such a traumatic event, it’s a pretty straightforward where the hallucinations are stemming from  – and apparently not that hard to figure out how to make them stop. Between the new girl at school, Kira (Arden Cho), who has a knack for eavesdropping and near death lingo, and the ever wise guidance of Dr. Deaton (Seth Gilliam), it doesn’t take long to lock down the cause, or a viable solution. It’s as easy as shutting a door – only in your subconscious. How hard could that be?

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