It’s important to remember that a lot of ‘The Fox and the Wolf’ requires a certain amount of oversight. It’s the sort of episode that doesn’t pay attention to historical detail, and throws the repercussions of certain actions to the wind. It’s all fine though, when you remember the nature of this show, and see how well a creative licence serves it at a time when exposition is the name of the game.
The brutality of what happened in the internment camps was well played. And the motivation for Noshiko to seek revenge is both understandable and heartbreaking. Obviously, there are leniencies with regards to following the history books fact for fact. I know that a few people online are criticising the series a lot for this.
I’m not taking it all that seriously. For me, it’s less about the detail and more about the effect that the circumstances had on the major characters involved. It explained what birthed the Nogitsune and what role Noshiko played in its creation in as satisfying a way as possible.
Sometimes when you learn the truth it sort of lets you down a bit, never living up to the amazing explanation you had built up in your head, but in this instance I’m happy. Flashback episodes tend to deflate the excitement of learning the truth behind a mystery that’s spanned a number of episodes of a TV serial, but Teen Wolf beefed it up a lot with gore and action.
My favourite part of it all was werewolf Satomi and the role that she played in Noshiko’s fight against the Nogitsune. It certainly paints a picture of what Scott and Kira might have to do down the line if they can’t find another way to save Stiles.
This episode was definitely a place setter. There was less forward development, and more time spent on defining the story, the stakes and the potential losses that we might suffer when this is all over. I’m definitely worried about who will fall by season’s end.
4 out of 5 stolen bottles of Aspirin
I loved Allison’s breakdown in the elevator.
Arden Cho has such starring quality. If we lose her I’ll be devastated.
He Said, She Said
Noshiko: “You want to save Stiles you kill him. That’s the only way.”
Originally posted at PandaTV.