Bullet Point Review: TW 6x08 “Blitzkrieg”
*The opening scene with the Sheriff in Stiles room was so
well done. The scene with Claudia was so
well done. It was just – Linden deserves respect for his performance.
*Tyler Posey’s acting in the brief scene when his mother was taken, especially the micro-expressions. People like Dylan O’Brien, but he’s a big gesture poser. Tyler was actually just as good as Dylan in this scene without going over the top.
*Peter’s non-redemption arc. He’s still Peter – they’re just concentrating on his good qualities.
*Chris and Melissa – Teen Wolf has always put a premium on showing not telling. They are in a relationship without saying it. Also, bad-ass Argent is always welcome “Did you hear that?”
* Liam, Hayden and Mason. I’m doing an actual individual post on this, but I need to stop hearing people complain about characters getting an actual story.
*Mr. Douglas: There’s something refreshing about a bad guy who just wants his own personal army of the dead to take over the world. Simple. Clean. Frightening.
*The time skip. At first I thought that the ghost riders took 30,000 people between episodes? And then I thought – Good! That would have been really boring. It still could have been done a bit better.
*They did establish that the Ghost Riders don’t have the power to instantly eliminate everything – and it makes sense that they wouldn’t waste it on the people they are planning to take or kill.
*It makes sense about Parrish’s involvement as a pawn of Der Soldat, but I feel it gives ammo to people who unfairly hate on him.
*Dylan is dunzo. They basically announced they are doing a retrospective episode on him next week. You don’t do retrospective episodes on people who are sticking around.
*More writer fan-wank. Scott’s plan to bite stiles so he can get through the rift is stupid, and they know it is stupid (they had Peter call it out), but it’s just a silly way of telling us that Stiles is important while indulging a silly fan trope.