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TV Review: TEEN WOLF: Season 4, Episode 5: I.E.D. [MTV]

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MTVTeen Wolf I.E.D. TV Show ReviewTeen Wolf: Season 4, Episode 5: I.E.D. was definitely one of the more action-packed episodes this season. More emphasis was placed upon the young assassin couple, Violet (Samantha Loganand Garrett (Mason Dye), which makes for an interesting change, having enemies so young definitely lends a different feeling to the show. The fact that clues are starting to come together for the dead-pool list so quickly makes it seem a bit anticlimactic, though it is refreshing that Sheriff Stilinski (Linden Ashby) is heavily involved in helping the process along and that Deputy Parrish (Ryan Kelley) is being pulled into the mix. Parrish’s name being on the list was not much of a surprise, as his being involved in the supernatural was blatantly hinted at in the previous season, though I think it will be interesting to see how his character is handled from this point.

The return of Meredith (Maya Eshet), the other banshee, was a smart choice in the writing, with the way that Lydia Martin’s (Holland Roden) character has been written with her banshee heritage so far, but using Meredith as a catalyst to solve more of the dead-pool seemed like an easy solution. Another instance of implementing the easiest solution, was having the coach bench Kira during the lacrosse scrimmage so she wouldn’t be one of the targets for Garrett on the field.

Of course, a focal point of this episode is Liam and his anger problem, which I felt was quite lacking. While Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) and Liam Dunbar’s (Dylan Sprayberry) developing friendship is endearing, it also seems too fast-paced for Scott having to trick Liam to even be in the same place as him in the previous episode. On top of this, Liam managed to remain completely in control during a violent game of lacrosse against students he was depicted as greatly disliking, compared to the impression of the first season and problems implied with newly turned werewolves it comes across as poorly written.

The confrontation with Scott and Violet was actually pretty clever, as far as the planning, and I did like that Scott was actually shown to be using his alpha powers and triumphing.

The reappearance of the Calaveras was predictable, though I did not like how Chris Argent’s (J.R. Bourne) character was shown in reaction, he had a perfect chance to fire back with Allison’s reformed code (We protect those who cannot protect themselves), but did not. I found this a bit unbelievable seeing as how he had disappeared and grieved his late daughter for a substantial amount of time, only returning in the previous episode.

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