Episode 6 – Motel California
The episode starts with an eerie scene of what we think was a werewolf hunter blowing his head off in a run down hotel in the 70’s. Cut to the future, and the cross country team is pulling into the parking lot to spend the night. Styles, as always, makes me smile.
Thankfully Derek is alive (for now) and with the hot school teacher.
Back at the scene of the ambush Mr. Argent is walking through the fight, trying to figure out what happened. He clearly knows that Allison was there, and that she is staying silent about it, but she’s not telling him.
Lydia and team rapidly figure out that the hotel is a suicide magnet, and that the counter has gone up. They realize the place is driving the wolves nuts and save Ethan. Werewolves going crazy.
After saving Ethan they save save Boyle by using a road flare. (Stiles figured out that they snapped Ethan out of it after he got burnt.) Two saves down, but when they go back out into the parking lot Scott is standing in a pool of gas, depressed, and ready to go up in a ball of flames. He feels so guilty that he thinks Derek is dead, but Derek is getting some action in the mean time. Come on Allison, kiss Scott, and make everything better. But no, Stiles saves him. It was quite touching.
Things I loved about this episode…
- Creepy Motel lady. “We have the most guest suicides.”
- Mrs. Blake telling Derek this is not how she imagined their first date. I really hope they end up together.
- Gay werewolf sex scene. Where else can you get that? BOOYA!!!
- Derek and Mrs. Blake getting it on. Please become a badass werewolf wife!
- Stiles – “Hey Isaac, I’ve got something for you.” Flare to the face.
- Stiles – “Scott, your my brother. If you’re going to do this, you’re going to have to take me with you.” It was very touching.
Things that I didn’t like about this episode…
- What the hell is wrong with Scott? Wrecking a perfectly good shower scene with Allison.
- Lydia hearing the suicides of the past in the room next door. Why is that poor girl always the target of mental illness?
- New Rule in the suicide hotel, no one separates.
- In real life, if Scott was standing in a pool of gas with a flare in his hand he would have been toast. Gas evaporates and creates a flammable cloud around you. Woosh.
- My one criticism of this season is that the plot is a bit twisted. It turns out that the guy who killed himself in the 70’s was an Argent, and that the lead Alpha is the one who bit him, and that is why he ate a shotgun shell. Thus Mr. Argent has a reason to help Scott go after the Alpha’s. Okay, but OMG, does everything have to be tied to tightly together?