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‘Teen Wolf’ Season 3 Episode 9 Recap: “The Girl Who Knew Too Much”

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the newest episode of Teen Wolf.

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Take a look at our picks for the top ten moments of “The Girl Who Knew Too Much”!

1. You Find the Dead Body!

So, Lydia (Holland Roden) is having another one of her lost-time-medium moments and she and Allison (Crystal Reed) call Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) and Scott (Tyler Posey) to the school – before she’s found the corpse. Stiles and Lydia bicker about who’s on body-searching duty when Scott finds it splayed across the Beacon Hills school sign.

It’s the sheriff’s deputy, and the funny thing about her death is that she saw her own dead body before the Darach got around to actually strangling her to death.

2. Jennifer Becomes Ever So Slightly Endearing… But Not Enough for Me To Care

While teaching her class, the teacher (Haley Webb) tries to connect with Lydia, who’s doodling that damn tree again. Needless to say, it doesn’t go well, and Jennifer also shows signs of awkwardness around Scott and Stiles.

3. Splitting the GIngers

In an effort to get information out of Ethan (Charlie Carver) about Darach emissary candidates, Scott and Stiles come up with a plan. While Lydia distracts Aiden (Max Carver), Scott and Stiles will find Ethan. When Lydia gets alone time with her alpha, they argue about Boyd’s death – Aiden blames Kali and says he had nothing to do with it.

Then a creepy mystery person scratches that spiral symbol of revenge on the door. Thinking it’s Derek, Aiden goes after the person, but it turns out to be Cora (Adelaide Kane). Aiden hits her with a free weight.

Meanwhile, Scott and Stiles are prying information from Ethan, who tells them that everyone’s alpha emissary except for Deucalion’s is dead. He feels the emotions/pain his brother is going through, and the three of them race to stop him from finishing Cora off.

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4. Allison and Isaac: Super Mystery Solvers

Isaac shows up at Allison’s suite to protect her when she takes a day off from school. Together, they look over Papa Argent’s map and she shares her fears about her dad being the Darach. Together, they realize Allison’s dad’s desk has invisible writing on it – on top of a Celtic knot that’s part of its design.

It’s the five categories of sacrifices that will be taken, and now we know the last two: philosophers and guardians. Allison calls Stiles, who’s driving a healing Cora home, and tells him. She says he needs to tell his dad that guardians probably means police officers.

5. Revelations

Scott meets with the wayward guidance counselor – Ms. Morrell (Bianca Lawson) – who tells Scott that he will either join Deucalion’s pack or be killed. If Deucalion can’t convince Scott join his Alpha pack, then he’ll destroy Scott’s potential to become an alpha.

Scott gets out of his meeting just in time to find Lydia talking to Jennifer and the cops. She basically announces to the whole school that she might be psychic and the history teacher has been taken.

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6. Papa Stilinski KNOWS

In an effort to protect his father and Beacon Hills, Stiles finally reveals the truth about the supernatural to his dad. Things get complicated (and a chess board and post-it notes get pulled into the conversation), which leads Sheriff Stilinski (Linden Ashby) shutting Stiles down.

Stiles is desperate and asks Cora to show him her werewolf form, but she passes out before she can.

7. Papa Argent, Two Gun Badass

Allison takes Isaac with her to where they suspect the next body will be found. Strung up in an abandoned factory, they find their history teacher. The Darach is behind him, and before they can get close enough to do anything, Papa Argent (JR Bourne) jumps from the shadows, guns blazing.

The Darach gets away, of course, but the group comes away with some important info: 1) Papa Argent is innocent, and 2) the Darach isn’t going after guardians, it’s going after philosophers, and it’s got a whole school-full of teachers to choose from at the nighttime memorial recital the school is throwing.

8. Papa Stilinski and Mama McCall: Super Mystery Solvers

The Sheriff asks to see some medical files after he’s taken Cora to the ER. Mama McCall (Melissa Ponzio) is there on hand to offer them to him.

Papa Stilinski starts to come around to the idea of sacrifices when he reads up on a surgery patient that was being worked on while the birds were attacking the town.

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9. Just About Every Fan Theory Comes True

Lydia leaves the increasingly possessed recital (Hey, a teacher gets sliced open by aerial piano wire!) and heads for an empty classroom when she gets a fake text from Ethan.

Surprise, surprise, the Darach is Jennifer, and she’s lured Lydia away from the others to stop her from helping the good guys with her ability to seek out death. However, Lydia screams and just about every wolf in town hears her.

Jennifer reveals to the poor girl that she is, in fact, a banshee.

10. Sheriff to the Rescue, or Not

Papa Stilinski shows up to rescue Lydia. He fails horribly, gets a knife to the chest, and even sees Scott wolf out. Both get their asses kicked by a super healing Jennifer and Stiles arrives on the scene just in time to see his dad get carried off into the night by the Darach.

Verdict

Well, that was a lot better than last week. For anyone complaining about the lack of forward momentum on the Darach storyline, this episode made amends. While the Alpha Pack storyline was once again spinning on its wheels, we got some great Celtic origin story tonight.

I’m also glad that Lydia is closer to learning the truth about herself (and that all the screaming she does has less to do with being a damsel-in-distress all the time and more with her true identity).

It’s also a relief that Jennifer isn’t just the doe-eyed, out-of-left-field love interest she has been up to this point, even if the reveal was very obvious.

I’m starting to wonder if the plan is for the Alpha Pack story to carry over to seas 3b, since it’s been moving forward os slowly. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Darach story took over the plot for the rest of the season, and Deucalion was used as a bridge to connect both halves of the the third year.

Rating: B