Teen Wolf Watch: Season 2 Premiere - Omega
Author: Lauren Heimbaugh
published: 2012-06-03 23:59:54
The wait might have been made a few minutes longer thanks to the MTV Movie Awards and the “best” movie of the year cutting into Teen Wolf’s start time, but the excruciatingly long wait is finally over and we can start getting some answers to those cliffhangers left open after last season’s finale.
For a while the trend in TV shows was to have a credit sequence that solely used the show’s title to intro the episodes, with the cast’s names playing in the bottom corner as the episode starts. This is what Teen Wolf had last year, but now it seems the show is following the new trend towards the more stylized openings, or what I like to call the “we like to have creatures, objects, and people painted in oily tar-like substances” credit sequences thanks to the example set by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. As weird as that sequence was, I will say the tarred, but not feathered, bodies did not keep the slo-mo heavy sequence from being pretty awesome. With that said, did anyone else find it odd that Colton Haynes seemed to get the short end of the stick? He shared his moment with Holland Roden, only then to be masked by a lacrosse helmet. Might mean nothing, but still seemed like an interesting choice to me, especially considering how Jackson is responding to being…
Last season I was in camp “Don’t Turn Jackson” because I didn’t think he should be “rewarded” for his d-baggery, no matter how finely chiseled that jaw line is… Yet the show opens with a fresh bite mark as Jackson emerges from a lake. Maybe this was just a way to get a wet t-shirt contest going and start the show off with some abs, but can someone please explain why the heck he was in that body of water? My hope was that he was actually bitten by a mermaid because I have found a new amount of fandom for them following Cabin in the Woods, but I think the intention was to go the symbolic route. When Scott was turned it was raining, and in many cultures and mythologies water symbolizes rebirth, which speaks to the change of becoming something more than human. But next time, I would just stick with the rain.
Then again, based on the amount of blood (I’m assuming it was blood even though it appeared black to me) it’s clear that Jackson’s body isn’t quite as accepting as Scott’s was to the bite. Derek says his body must be fighting the infection, and this isn’t surprising considering how rough the days/weeks were after receiving those claw marks on his neck. Now excuse me while I take a break to gleefully sing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
What Is She?
Speaking of bad reactions, Lydia’s shower was interrupted by a hallucination that looked like it considered including the girl from The Grudge, but instead what looked like a man’s arm came out of the water following all that hair. Could it be residual mental trauma from the Peter Hale attack? That makes the most sense at the moment, but the mystery around Lydia right now is too much to be making assumptions as she deals with what happened to her. Starting with these questions: is she still human? Where did she go after jumping out the window? And why didn’t she think to grab at least a towel?
Omega Meet Grandpa
No matter where she was, at least we know that the trash-scavenging homeless man was the one stealing livers and attacking dead bodies enjoying a brisk ambulance ride. Unfortunately that’s probably all we’re going to know about him, thanks to a rather sharp sword that took away his chances of any type of recurring role. As he was on the receiving end of the corpectomy, we learn that in addition to the Alpha and Betas there is a subcategory called Omegas, i.e. the lone wolves.
Even though he pleads for his life by explaining he was only feeding off of dead bodies (homeless werewolves = super gross), a sober Saul Tigh shows that he literally believes that justice is blind as he parades his idea of dealing with a problem around, because if she could see through that blindfold she would probably be all “Oh hell no!” Sorry Justice, the code is gone. (For those of you who don’t get the Tigh reference, go watch Battlestar Galactica. No, you’re not too cool for it.)
With the code gone it’s looking like Scott is going to have a much harder time surviving on his own. He might be forced to join Derek, but before then Derek will probably start building his ranks for the battle ahead. In this episode we meet Isaac, who will likely be the first drafted into the werewolf ranks. Derek already has his eye on him as he comes across Isaac in the cemetery (seriously, what kid works in a cemetery!? Especially at night! Doesn't he know what genre he’s in!?), but I don't think he has actually been bitten yet based on the lack of healing on that black eye’s part. We already had the water theme going, so maybe being turned in an open grave would have crossed the line into excessiveness. Not tonight, but his time will come.
The Battle Lines
Whether or not he spends time on team werewolf, I think at some point this season Scott will end up teaming up with Daddy Argent. That’s right, I am calling it now! Argent seemed to be a firm believer in the code last year, and I think that he is the one with the potential to come around and see the other side because of his ideals. He mentioned once having to put a friend down last season, which shows that he has sympathized with the wolves before, and who better to show him that wolves can be good than his favorite (by default) rabid dog Scott? Sure he runs really funny (seriously, borrow a car or take the bike. Now stop loping around like a weirdo), but his intentions are pure! And someone is going to have to take on whatever is out there that poses the bigger threat as the others are fighting each other.
Before you start pouting about the premiere episode being over, be thankful that we only have to wait till tomorrow night to see part two. So what did you guys think about the episode? Did you laugh as hard as I did when that vending machine wiped out? Or when Scott rode with his head out the jeep window? Speaking of Stiles, how many episodes do you think we’ll have to wait before he goes bare-chested? Did you scowl at the new guy eying Allison and cognitively tell him that he can’t compete with a boy that can hear his girlfriend’s heart? Let me know your thoughts!
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