“Does anyone feel divinely inspired?”
‘The Divine Move’ ends season 3 on a fittingly high note. Not that I would have expected anything different from one of the strongest stretches of episodes I’ve ever seen in a TV serial.
The dust barely had time to settle after the shattering ending to ‘Insatiable’ before things kicked back into action. The Nogitsune’s final acts of terror were appropriately bloody and insane, and definitely allowed him to go out as the creepiest and merciless of Teen Wolf’s big bads. That hospital massacre will be a little tough to explain, too.
Naturally the final fight had another fatality to add to this show’s growing list. I’m not going to lie and say I’m sad to see the twins bow out, but having one survive and the other perish was a cruel twist of fate, but a great way to send them off into the sunset without it feeling like they got out easy.
There was a definite mark left on everyone in Beacon Hills this season, and I think that almost every choice made by the Teen Wolf creative team will serve the show well going into its fourth year. With stories that propel forward at a thousand miles a minute, there’s very little time for the show to service the dead weight, and it looks like it won’t be burdened by that in any way come season four.
Final confrontations aside, as a season finale there was a need to fit in some set up before we say goodbye for a few months, which we got in the fun, but slightly choppy final few minutes. It looks like Malia is going to be a regular staple, which is great considering there’s definitely room for another kick ass heroine, and of course it will be great to see her cause a stir between Lydia and Stiles.
If you discount the loss of Allison, I think Stiles has the longest recovery ahead of him. The Nogitsune did so many terrible things, and Stiles had to endure all of it. Experiencing and remembering all of the terror it inflicted has totally changed him from the old spaz he used to be.
I think season four should start with a reset given all of the pain and suffering that’s happened here. Allison’s death will have such a tremendous impact that will resonate for a long time, and it definitely requires everyone to move on. Not just Scott, who’s lost the love of his life, but characters like Lydia too, who will probably be incredibly lonely without her best friend, and also her boy toy around to keep her busy.
I don’t think anyone will be bored for too long, though, with the show’s biggest villain making a tremendous comeback. Kate was one of the greatest things about the show’s hit-and-miss first season, and I’m incredibly excited, not just to see her back again, but to see what the writers do with her now that the show has gotten so much more confident and sure footed in the time since her supposed death.
In any case, season four has a hell of a lot to live up to. In its supersized third year Teen Wolf has proven its worth in so many different ways. The missteps were few and far between and, to be honest, went pretty much unnoticed in the spectacular chaos that was Teen Wolf season three.
4.5 out of 5 crazy aunts back from the dead
I got really worried for Melissa there for a while.
What the hell is Kate?
Her return is even better now that I know it was planned well ahead of time.
Aiden’s death scene was really well acted. I’m genuinely surprised since I’ve never been blown away by either of the twins’ performances.
Malia just randomly showed up at the end, didn't she? A side effect of the producers not knowing if she was signed on or not.
He Said, She Said
Agent McCall: “I tried to apologise.”
Melissa: “He’s a teenage boy he doesn’t care about apologies he wants you to do better.”
Originally posted at PandaTV.