Friday, May 5, 2017

Teen Wolf - Heart Monitor



I have to say our family really likes Teen Wolf. It is certainly the surprise of our spring, and we are all sold to it. I personally really like the cast, and the “mystery of the Alpha”—building towards the showdown with a major werewolf responsible for turning Scott McCall—has been a nice lure in the show’s favor.

The teen romance of Scott and Allison has been a chief “obstacle” in the upcoming Full Moon and Alpha’s revelation for Derek to overcome. Derek wants the Alpha dead, and Scott—because he was turned by the Alpha and is “linked” to him—is his tool to accomplish just that. But it won’t be without its complications. In order to control the beast within and subvert anger’s drawing of the animal out, Scott will need to hone it all through Derek’s possible help. Derek was born a werewolf while Scott was turned by a werewolf. So training could be tricky because Scott’s behavior might not be so easily understood by Derek as the two come from different places in their werewolvery. So this fun parking garage chase ensues at the beginning of the episode, Heart Monitor, where Derek initiates a chase pretending to be the Alpha while Scott runs and hides. Derek points out how the phone going off (Allison trying to get in touch with Scott) would have killed Scott. Allison is supposedly the reason Scott is weak, will get those he loves killed, or get himself killed if he doesn’t rein in the romance. And that is the whole emphasis going forward. Scott trying to stay away from Allison just isn’t happening. He goes through the school hoping to avoid her (or those tied to her), but she volunteers them to be lab partners.

Allison is so into Scott to the point that if they are together and alone sex seems to be closing in. It almost happens at the beginning of this episode but Kate interferes (unbeknownst to her), with Scott hiding in the closet. Kate once again introduces “family history” to Allison. It is like a gradual indoctrination. Introduced earlier is Allison’s marksman skill with the crossbow. Allison was somehow introduced to that weapon. Her dad with all the weapons obviously has its influence. So there are influences coming at Allison so that hopefully (dad and aunt) she will join the werewolf hunting cause. So in turn comes potential danger. Unknowingly with her relationship to a werewolf. And unknowingly because her family hunt werewolves.



The reason behind the title of the episode stems from control. Stiles is a bit miffed at his buddy for not answering his calls in the previous episode while off with Allison for her birthday. Stiles’ dad had stared down death when the animal was killed running about the school. So, Stiles was not in as good a place. He loves Scott, and vice versa, though. Stiles takes it upon himself to train Scott, by using a heart monitor on his phone. Popping Scott with Lacrosse balls or setting him up as the one responsible for keying a student’s truck, Stiles puts his buddy through this to test his resolve through the heartbeat monitor. Scott is really fortunate to have Stiles because he is willing to stick his neck out for him, to risk his life for his friend. That carries through, too. Folks who follow a show latch onto certain aspects of it. A certain friendship begins and it has two kid actors very appealing with specific qualities that are significant to us. Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien have a camaraderie that resonates. It is rather organic because they were young then, 2011. Their teenage trials mixed with the werewolf situation adds certain wrinkles in the friendship that brings more than anticipated, as school and girls mingle with danger and teeth.



Jackson’s character isn’t abandoned by the show, which I find surprising. I know I often keep returning to the word intensity but it fits Jackson as a character more than any other quality. He does attempt to show a different side of him to Allison. Allison has a history project—as Kate projected the family history on her which initiated her investigation into a French werewolf involving her own ancestors—and Jackson sits down to talk to her alone. He reveals a softer side, about how he’s not a bad guy and wants to be friends with her and Scott. So Jackson is sick. Really sick. That magic bullet infection caused by a Derek scratch on his neck is truly causing an illness that has Jackson hallucinating werewolf fingers crawling out his mouth. The dark circles under the eyes and the weakening effect really emphasize Jackson’s sickness. So where that takes him lies ahead in the first season.

I want to specify that I’m watching this for the first time. A lot of fans will be chortling with a hand over their mouths at me because I use future tense for current stories in the first season. I try not to ruin that surprise, research too much, or torpedo the fun that comes with being introduced to developments. So, you might know it all, but I don't. So I write from that perspective of following the show as it happens...

I do love the bait setting up the next episode as it appears the veterinarian might be the Alpha and that Derek looks the have been impaled from behind by its clawed hand. Lydia remembering the werewolf from the rental store has also changed her, keeping this secret but clearly aware of the danger in their midst, trying to avoid it the best she can. So some good alternatives​in terms of subplots tied to the main plot involving the Alpha.














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Sbut
Snip. Snip

Hal

Hal
There are many things under the sun
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hal1

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Jtm 2

Jtm 2

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Mrub

Gb

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sm6

Rv1

Rv1

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Nas

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nos3

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Lok

Po

Po

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Ra6

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mh2

mh2

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z2

Hiii

Hiii

Fred

Fred

Ghspo

Ghspo
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Enl

Enl

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gm

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No 2

No 2
Jason Lives

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clothes line

Ahorr

Ahorr

Cbi1

Cbi1
Case of the bloody iris

Wsha

Wsha

Mouth3

Mouth3
In the Mouth of Madness

Fdfn2

Fdfn2
Freddy's Dead '91

Vyr

Vyr
Vampyres 1974

Sh fr

Sh fr
Friday the 13th Part 2

Vlov

Vlov
Carmilla's kiss

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f133

Edpos

Edpos

Ttf2

Ttf2

Jm2

Jm2
El Hombre Lobo

Psycho '60

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Kife

Kife
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Meg

Meg
Meg Tilly, Psycho II

ring 2

ring 2
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poster

poster

exor1

exor1
"the visitor" The Exorcist (1973)

Conj

Conj

Tz1

Tz1
"Masks", Twilight Zone

In the kitchen, The Shape

In the kitchen, The Shape
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exc4

Ps56

Ps56

Hun

Hun
Murders in the Rue Morgue 1932

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Ps89

Cof

Cof
Victor and Paul, with their Monster

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pcushig

His

His

Efny

Efny

sus

sus
I'm going to grind you down to blood and screams.

--Innocent Blood 1992
Rest in Peace, Robert Loggia

wb

Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.

WZ

WZ

Edfen

Edfen
"Do not enter the city...It belongs to the dead now."

h1

h1
Look behind you!

Bs

Bs
"There is no terror in the bang, only the anticipation of it."
--Alfred Hitchcock

linnea

linnea

Amer

Amer
Taste of metal

The h gang

The h gang

Nlc

Nlc
Old Skool Nostalgia

Hp

Hp

Smoke

Smoke
Got a smoke?

Strek

Strek
Live long and prosper

Hill

Hill

Castle

Castle

SRW

"This seems to be the place where the plot begins to thicken..."
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Frere and dummy

Mlove

Mlove

Alone/dark

"There are no crazy people, doctor. We're all just on vacation."

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Lips

Lips

Fhz

Fhz

Ph

Ph

Vestron

Vestron
Vintage VHS

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sm 3

Monique parent

Monique parent
Erotique in Review

Were5

Were5

f13

f13
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Bmate

Bmate

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Ms45 w

Churcvh

Churcvh
The Church 1989

Ww

Ww
The Whip and the Body 1963

Lsho

"Now, no novacaine....it dulls the senses"

--Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Christopher Lee

Every actor has to make terrible films from time to time, but the trick is never to be terrible in them.

Vampyros lesbos

You are one of us now. The Queen of the Night will bear you up on her black wings

The Unknown 1927

No....not sick. But I have lost some flesh.

Alonzo, the Armless.

Ckvh

Ckvh

Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969)

Glen: We'd like to speak to the Townsends, please.

The Butler: They are not available till after sunset.

Bw5

Bw5

Jill

Jill

Mad Love 1935

Doctor Gogol: Did you ever hear of Galatea?

Lavin - Waxworks Proprietor: Gala - who? Not wanting a statue of him, are you?

Doctor Gogol: I don't want a statue of Galatea. You see, she was a statue herself. Pygmalion formed her. Out of marble, not wax. And then she came to life in his arms.

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