The Beast is FINALLY revealed!
Major spoilers up ahead. Please don’t read if you don’t want to be spoiled!!!
The beast attacked Beacon Hills High School and Scott went after it, not to get killed, but to catch the beast’s scent. After an intense fight against the beast in the library, which caused Scott to show his werewolf form in front of his classmates, Scott managed to get the beast’s scent. Once the beast left the school after being attacked by Braeden and her shotgun, Scott followed the scent, Liam trailed right behind him. Scott came across the scent when he approached a black car. He popped the trunk and found a pair of shoes. He picked up one of the shoes and looked at the bottom, which was covered in blood. Scott found the size 10 shoe with blood they’ve been looking for. He found the beast. Scott closed the trunk and sees Mason. “Scott, what are you doing in my car?”
Surprisingly, my prediction was correct! That’s never happened before! Teen Wolf has a way of tricking fans into believing something and then totally flipping the game when you least expect it. I honestly still believe it’s Mason for three reasons:
- My theories from last week’s recap still makes perfect sense.
- Khylin Rhambo confirmed he’s the beast in the Teen Wolf After After Show.
- The summary for next week’s episode says, “With the identity of the Beast finally revealed, Scott and his friends are in a race against time to stop the Dread Doctors from implementing their final plan.”
What broke my heart was Liam’s reaction to finding the shoe in Mason’s car and realizing his best friend is the beast. Liam is the type of guy who blames himself, especially if it’s his fault, right now he seems to be beating himself up for not putting the pieces together. He should have known Mason was never around when the beast was out. Even though he couldn’t believe the beast could be his best friend, he should have checked Mason’s shoes anyways, just in case. Maybe then he might have helped Mason sooner before he had killed so many innocent people. Maybe if Liam hadn’t been spending so much time trying to fix his relationship with Hayden, maybe Liam might have noticed. Regardless, I loved Dylan Sprayberry’s performance in that scene. You can see the hurt in Liam’s eyes and the shock written all over his face. It made me feel bad for both Liam and Mason, because not only do they not know what’s going on, they have to figure out what happens next, to kill him or save him.
The big question of the night is, why is Corey protecting Mason? I like to think Corey knew, not all along, but since they kissed during last week’s episode. Here’s why, at the beginning of last week’s episode, Corey wanted to run away from Beacon Hills after nearly dying at Eichen House, but then they kissed on the bus and something changed. Corey pulled back in the middle of the kiss, as if something was wrong, or he suddenly realized something. (That Mason is the beast?) During last night’s episode, Corey kept Mason away from Scott, almost as if he was protecting Mason. The question is why? Is it because Corey loves Mason? Or is he helping The Dread Doctors? Does Theo have a plan and Corey is simply following orders? So many questions and I need answers quick!
Who knows what will happen next? Will they kill Mason? Or will they try and save him somehow? Scott rather save someone than kill them, which is why I believe they will somehow figure out how to save Mason. I don’t think they would personally kill Liam’s best friend without trying to save him first. If they can save Stiles from Void Stiles, I’m sure they can try and save Mason. However, we don’t know if there’s a way to save Mason, somehow get rid of the beast within him or reverse the process of being a chimera. It’s undetermined, but I’m very interested in seeing how this will all unfold. I personally don’t want Rhambo to be killed off the show. He’s a great actor and a great addition to Scott’s pack. I’d hate to see him go so soon.
A familiar face returns!
The last time Teen Wolf fans saw Crystal Reed on the show, tears were pouring down their cheeks (as least they should have been) and said goodbye to a beloved character, Allison Argent as she died in the arms of her true love, Scott McCall. (Read my recap here.) Not that long ago the news of Reed returning to Teen Wolf hit all over the internet and fans were thrilled to see a familiar face. Reed was confirmed to guest star for one episode, but not as Allison Argent, but as Marie-Jeanne Valet, the first hunter who killed Le Bete in 1790.
This episode was supposed to be about Marie-Jeanne and the first beast, but I felt once the show revealed who the beast was, it overshadowed Reed’s return. However, it did not overshadowed the point of the story, which is how to kill the beast. As soon as they revealed Mason as the beast, I completely forgot all about Marie-Jeanne and Reed’s return, and I hated that. The writers should have waited until next week to reveal the beast. I would have appreciated Reed playing a different character from a different era, who still had some similar traits to Allison, more instead of instantly having all of that vanish the second the beast was revealed.
The scene that hit me hard in the feels… Lydia not being Allison.
The Argents think Parrish can’t kill the beast and explain the story how to kill the beast. They want Lydia to kill the beast instead of Parrish, because they think she can. However, she simply declines. “But I’m not an Aegent. And I’m not Allison.” As hurtful as those words were, it’s the truth. (Don’t they say the truth hurts?) She’s not Allison and she never will be. Allison was a hero. She was beautiful, strong, and fearless. Lydia is also those things, but she’s a completely different person. She’s a banshee, not a hunter. Lydia has her own strengths and powers. It’s what makes her unique and different from Allison, and she was pointing that out to Chris and Gerald.
Check out the promo for next week’s episode.