Tsuji may have assigned Satoru and
Natsume out of turn cleaning duties to get back at them for being
chatty, in the passive aggressive way of all overly-cheerful class
representatives, but Satoru doesn’t really mind. Hanging out with
Natsume beats going home any day—and since it’s more or less
his fault they’re in trouble, he can’t exactly complain to his friend
about it without sounding like a total heel.
“This is the worst,”
Satoru says with feeling, hauling the heavier of two trash cans
outside. “Tsuji’s got in for me, I swear.”
can’t complain more than usual,anyway.
Dumping his half of
the trash, he turns to glance at his quiet companion. Natsume is next
to him but he may as well be miles away. The half-empty bin is
hanging loosely from his hands and his head is tipped back, round
eyes trained without blinking on the sky. Satoru follows his gaze,
thunderheads rolling in, dark and foreboding as they build up in a gray
sky. He hadn’t noticed before, but now that he’s paying attention,
the air definitely smells like rain.
Satoru says, eyebrows shooting up. “It’s really gonna storm. No
wonder my brother bullied me into taking his umbrella this morning.”
the trashcan out of Natsume’s hands, he dumps it for him, then stacks
it inside his own empty bin. Natsume seems out of it, but Satoru is
no stranger to his vacant moods—the guy zones out a lot—so
he simply hefts the stacked bins under one arm, grabs Natsume’s hand
in his free one, and leads the way back inside.
we hurry, we can make it home without getting too wet,”
he says, all but dragging his unresistant friend up the stairs. “I
mean, there’s no way we can beat the rain, but—you have an
umbrella, right? I can walk you home with mine if you don’t.”
okay,” Natsume finally replies. “I have mine with me.”
He’s keeping pace
with Satoru on his own now, but he doesn’t tug his hand away. Satoru
takes that as implicit permission to keep holding it. The only sounds
that accompany them as they run through empty hallways are the echoed
stamping of rapid footfalls and the faraway rumble of approaching
little under ten minutes, they’re back at the front doors. Satoru is
shoving his school slippers in his locker and yanking on his
sneakers in their place, a little out of breath from tearing through
the school—and glad no staff had caught them, because that would
have given Tsuji a whole heap of disciplinary material to work with if he was still in a bad mood tomorrow.
says with a triumphant grin, as a light rain begins to fall, “it’s
barely started out there. Come on, Natsume, and we can—”
He trails off as
his eyes move from the doorway to his classmate. Natsume is still in
his uwabaki, jack and umbrella bundled under his arm. He hasn’t even
stepped down into the entry area yet, lingering on the raised floor a
few feet away, with what looks like absolutely no intention of taking
“Go on without
me,” he says with a smile. “I forgot something.”
Satoru blinks at
him. “What? Just go get it real quick, I can wait.”
“I might have to
look for it,” he deflects easily. “It could be awhile. You should
go ahead though, before it gets too bad out there.”
His expression is
empty and serene. It stirs something uneasy to life in the pit of
Ok the show starts with a showdown with the Argents & co and we find out the nogitsune led them all there on purpose. Duh, right? Anyway. We hear him tell Allison that he wanted Scott there. Why? Well, it’s because he’s been his source to feed off of ever since he took over stiles’ body. His plan was to cause strife, chaos and pain so that Scott can heal the humans and whatever and once Scott absorbs all of that he was going to feed off him like in 3x19.
Moving on, we see the nogitsune stab himself with what I assume is the last tail (correct me if I’m wrong) he releases the fireflies so that mayhem would ensue. Ok. Here’s the part that got me thinking. How and why did stiles end up in the parking lot? My theory is that the nogitsune is weak and the tail or whatever wasn’t enough to satisfy his craving. He needed more.
We see Lydia in her car and she had a specific destination in mind only her banshee GPS sends her right where they find stiles laying on the ground in a vacant parking lot. Remember guys, Lydia has some sort direct link to stiles’ subconscious.
Next we see Scott, Deaton and Lydia trying to come up with ways to help stiles. And of course Peter knows all and tells them they need get into the nogitsunes mind and drag stiles out of his own subconscious. We hear Scott ask “what if this is a trick?” and the camera pans to the nogitsune and he has a smirk on his face (keep this part in mind).
Anyway, Scott was the one that was assigned to bring stiles back, Lydia was only there as back up.
Scott and Lydia enter stiles’ mind and again teen wolf and their doors. When Scott leaves the room the door slams shut and Lydia is locked in the room, leaving her and Scott separated. We see both Scott and Lydia go into two different hallucinations but what was weird was Scott’s hallucination went completely left and his memory had absolutely nothing to do with stiles, and instead of him being greeted by the nogitsune he was greeted by Allison.
Lydia on the other hand went back to a moment that we all know is significant to not only her but stiles. Lydia going back to that moment led her directly to the nogitsune. Notice the nogitsune’s reaction to seeing Lydia. He obviously wasn’t expecting to see her.
Again, notice his face expression when he spot’s her. I would also like to point out the parallels of the enter workings of stiles’ mind.
When the nogitsune first appears to stiles in his mind his head is bandaged and he is writing on the wall with chalk kinda like this:
Parallel this to when he first sees Lydia.
Also, when stiles is trapped in his mind he’s always in lockers.
The nogitsune slams the lockers that were open shut. Metaphorically Lydia and Scott enter the door to stiles’ mind and the nogitsune slamming the lockers shut could be him trying to keep Lydia inside.
Anyway… Why was he so surprised? Well, it’s because Scott is the source and he knows about the connection between Scott and stiles. That’s how he was able to manipulate and feed off Scott in the first place, he figured if he couldn’t get Scott in the loft this would be the perfect plan b. Only Lydia traipsing through stiles’ mind like that revealed that Lydia was the one he wanted all along. In 3b it’s safe to say there’s definitely a connection between Stiles and Lydia… one that allows her banshee powers to hear and react to everything stiles is going through. Like when stiles was afraid the night she heard him on the radio, how terrified he was when he thought he had the same disease his mom had. It’s possible this whole entire time Lydia has been absorbing all of stiles’ pain not only because she’s a banshee but because she’s his tether. When Lydia went through stiles’ mind that’s when I think the nogitsune realized it.
Scott and Lydia find stiles and Scott does his part by roaring to get stiles’ attention, but it wasn’t until the echo of Lydia’s voice that pulled him out completely (it’s not just someone to hold you under, its someone who can pull u back). That’s exactly what Lydia did and it’s also the reason the nogitsune took her.
On to next week’s episode. As controversial as the tunnel scene is, this is all a tactic for the nogitsune to scare Lydia. Hence why he’s telling lydia stiles is dying blah blah blah. He’s playing off her fear, off of feelings I don’t think Lydia knows she has. IMO I think the nogitsune/ Lydia scenes are going to be used to shine a light on the connection and feelings she doesn’t know she has for Stiles.