‘Silverfinger’ was an important episode in terms of filling in the gaps in this season’s mythology, adding even more essential monster info into the mix. I’ve been enjoying the heck out of this season so far, but it was a relief to get some background to what’s been happening in Beacon Hills. Even though it heralded a wealth of exposition, the episode didn’t let up once, and balanced all those long explanations with explosive fun.
The Kistune myth is an interesting one, and though we’ve seen a lot of different types of mythology thrown around during Teen Wolf’s run, they’ve all been more or less wins in terms of entertainment and outcome at the end of each respective season (or half season as the case may be), so I#ve got no doubt that it will continue to keep us entertained.
That Kira wouldn’t even be the one that the demons were after brings even more weight to what we’ve learned about the Kitsune. It’s interesting that Stiles was kept relatively low key throughout the episode. It’s common for shows to keep the obvious culprits off screen just before a big confrontation, and in this case it worked well, with Stiles turn to the dark side getting its full effect.
It broke my heart though to watch him suffer so much. Even if I wasn’t aware of what was really happening inside of him when the episode started, I still felt so much for him. He’s a kid who’s always moving and helping the pack out, and even in a state of insomnia and utter confusion, he still can barely give himself some time off.
The show has shied away from bringing the loss of his mother into the forefront, and up until now I never thought they’d make it a part of the supernatural part of things, but could it be that Claudia suffered the same possession that Stiles did? Maybe I’m reading too much into it, though.
But if Stiles is who the demons are after, then is Kira the potential saviour in all of this? Akumicho did say that there were a lot of different Kitsune out there, and it fits that she might be one of the few good ones. I’d really love to see her accept that and become a part of the Becon Hills power pack.
Season 3B has been a crazy ride so far. That we’ve been given so much already is very promising for what the show has left in the tank for episodes 18-24. Could we have a Kitsune on Kitsune showdown on our hands further down the line?
4 out of 5 Kitsune
Lydia was out this week. :(
I really liked that scene between Melissa and Scott’s dad, and her reason for not letting Scott see him.
Originally posted at PandaTV.