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This was directed by Russell Mulcahy , whose career started so well in the 1980s and has been in permanent decline ever since. He was last seen directing the third Resident Evil Film, which gives him a status slightly above that of B-movie Eurotrash schlockmeister Uwe Boll . In all fairness, this TV show should bring him to the level of Kevin Williamson , whose career has risen from nothing (due to a ten-year retirement) in a couple of years. Scream 4 successfully rebooted the film series, and Vampire Diaries is on its THIRD Season. That said, can we compare Highlander With Dawson's Creek?
A clueless teenage boy named Scott (who looks like the kid from Kyle XY ) and his comedy sidekick named Stiles (who is the brains of the pair) discover a dead woman in the woods. The protagonist gets bitten by a mysterious beast, and he later develops strange symptoms.
A new girl named Allison ( Crystal Reed ) arrives at school, and our hero falls for her. But in a predictably ironic twist of fate, her father (JR Bourne - Stargate SG-1 ) is the leader of a gang of Hunters.
Our hero, Scott, gets picked for the school sports team. Also, things hot up between the hero and his girl. But the adrenaline and testosterone bring out his wolf side. Can he control his animal instincts?
Scott and his sidekick investigate the bisected woman's corpse.
This ep was directed by Russell Mulcahy .
Our hero, Scott, has nightmares about someone being attacked on a bus. Was he responsible, or was it the new guy in town? The answer sets up the next step in the Season arc.
Our hero goes bowling with his GF for a double-date ... With the suspicious jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ).
Derek the creepy werewolf guy chases after the Alpha, even though he knows the Hunters are waiting for a shot at him. Jill Wagner shoots the silly SOB with a poisoned bullet. He will be dead in a day or two, unless he gets the cure.
Our hero, Scott, goes to his GF's house for a study-date. This is the perfect opportunity to do some snooping.
The Alpha is on the prowl. He attacks the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ), who is still infected with wolfsbane.
Our hero, Scott, and his GF head off to a hunting cabin in the woods. Back in town, Stiles (the comic relief character) manages the cleanup.
Our hero, Scott, has to learn how to control his powers. It has something to do with his emotions and heartbeat, so Stiles borrows the team coach's heart-rate jogging monitor.
Derek discovers who the Alpha might be. But when they set out to lure the monster, have they got what it takes to trap it?
Our hero, Scott, and his sidekick are trapped in the school. The Alpha is not working at random. He has a plan, and that includes sending a text message to the GF to lure her into the trap!
For a show named after a comedy film, this is serious, suspenseful and scary. Like Season One of Supernatural .
The protagonist has been dumped, so he goes all red kryptonite. It is a full moon, the Alpha's influence is stronger than ever, and Derek is nowhere to be seen (on the run as a suspected murderer).
This allows for some great character development for the supporting characters.
The Alpha is after the High School Chemistry teacher. It turns out that Derek had a couple of clues all along, things his sister told him before she was murdered. One of them is the teacher's name. The other is a picture of the Argent medallion that the Hunter's daughter Allison ( Crystal Reed ) wears.
Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ) is closer to the truth than ever. But the Hunters know there is another Beta in town, and they think it might be him.
Stiles hides Derek, and helps him track down the Alpha. It might be someone with links to the local hospital. There are two mysteries to be solved: Who is the Alpha, and who burned down Derek's home when he was a child?
The Alpha reveals himself to Scott. He tries to get to the kid through his mother, who actually gets a few lines this episode!
The hunters are closing in on Derek and the others.
Allison ( Crystal Reed ) follows her aunt's hints.
Stiles' dad, the Sheriff, makes a link between the Alpha's victims. They were all involved in the massacre of Derek's family. But will he work out that it was the hunters' fault?
It is the night of the School Formal. Stiles takes the mathematician babe, but the Alpha wants to makes an example of someone.
Everyone ends up at the ruins of Derek's house for a final battle.
The show is back, with a spiced-up opening credits sequence. This episode was directed by Russell Mulcahy himself, so is visually a notch above the average TV show.
Our hero, Scott, and his GF Allison ( Crystal Reed ) have to sneak around, like Romeo and Juliet. Her mother keeps a close eye on her. Her father and his friends are still hunting at night. Worse, Grandpa Gerard (Michael Hogan - BSG 2003 ) comes to town with reinforcements.
The new Alpha is building a pack of his own. Lydia was wounded last Season, and now goes MIA from the hospital. Was she infected by something other than a werewolf? Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ), the school bully, returns from his summer vacation - with a painful nosebleed. Is his body fighting The Bite?
The Hunters start their new plan, which involves replacing the school's old headmaster.
One of the other boys on the Lacrosse team is a new member of Derek's pack. The boy's father gets murdered by some monstrous entity, And the new wolf-boy is taken in by the cops for questioning. They can hold him for 24 hours, but it is a full moon! The Hunters send an assassin to kill the boy in custody. Derek, Stiles and the Hunter girl race to stop him.
Our hero, Scott, must control his own impulses at the full moon. But he discovers there is something worse than werewolves on the loose.
Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ), the school bully, wants to videotape himself transforming. Naturally, something is bound to go wrong.
Allison ( Crystal Reed ) forgot a vital piece of evidence in the previous episode, and it comes back to haunt her. Worse, something is hunting the hunters.
Grandpa Gerard (Michael Hogan - BSG 2003 ) is nowhere to be seen, but Mrs Argent has her suspicions about Allison and wolf-boy. She takes steps to see what they are up to.
We meet the school's outcasts. One is an epileptic girl whose medication causes acne. As opposed to being a teenager, that is. All she needs is a makeover. However, Derek is trawling for new recruits to his pack.
Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ) did not transform, and discovers he may be immune. He was infected with the babe's blood, and she was bitten by an Alpha. Now she has waking dreams about the Alpha.
The reptilian shape-shifter claims another victim. Much like the Alpha last Season, it is taking specific victims instead of feeding randomly.
Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ) and Lydia the Maths girl are both suffering disturbed sleep patterns. They are both suspects, but they might have even worse problems. The town Vet also has links to the Hunters - he knows more about the town problems than he let on.
Scott has dinner with Allison's family. Can he fool Grandpa Gerard (Michael Hogan - BSG 2003 )?
The school team plays a LaCrosse match. Grandpa is Headmaster, he has to attend. But can the THREE werewolves on the pitch keep their cool?
Derek sends his pack out to test suspected Abominations. Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ) is their first target. But Lydia the math babe is still having waking nightmares about her sire - something is definitely wrong with her, and she is the next best suspect. The heroes have to protect Lydia, they take her to Jackson's house ...
Jackson gets his minions involved in recovering the missing footage. But they get suspicions of their own.
Derek sends the blonde girl to seduce Scott.
Last Ep the guys discovered who the Abomination was. They still have to stop it from claiming its next victim - while avoiding the gun-toting hunters.
The small town has a very popular gay-bar. Also strange is how the municipal CCTV cameras (including ATM cams and the new CCTV at school) are networked and run by the Hunters!
Can our heroes keep the Abomination prisoner?
We learn a couple of new things about the monster. It only targets murderers - And it is not in search of a FRIEND ...
The Canima takes another victim. Whoever its master is, they have a list of victims. And they are not afraid of doing some killing of their own.
The Sheriff puts our heroes on a leash, they must stay fifty feet from Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ) at all times. Jackson is in denial, but the Canima is taking over his subconscious. And then they all end up in detention together. But it is not as much fun as the Breakfast Club.
Scott's mom cracks down on him as well. It seems light-hearted when she frantically searches his room - but instead of finding werewolf stuff, she finds a box of condoms. And then she tells Allison's psycho-mom.
Lydia meets her new friend again. The music is reminiscent of Twin Peaks , which is at odds with the rest of the ep. But we discover why she is different from the others ...
Stiles' dad, the sheriff, discovers the victims all had a connection. Scott discovers that the next target will be at a Rave party.
Allison brings the Hunters. And her mom wants Scott dead.
Stiles' dad is suspended as sheriff. If the town council attempts to replace him, what are the chances the Hunters will put forward a candidate?
Lydia the redhead holds a party. Our heroes turn up, and as with every social gathering they attend, things start to go wrong. Someone spiked the punch with a powerful hallucinogen which makes the victim relive their fears.
The Hunter bitch has been bitten, and is under orders to commit suicide rather than transform. A pity the heroes never told her that there might be a cure.
The arch-villain has a plan to return. This may be entirely separate from the Canima's plan, for revenge on the school's 2006 Swim Team.
The good guys go to the Police Station, to get evidence against the killer. They end up getting besieged. This show is turning out more like Harper's Island.
It is the night of the big game. Grandpa Gerard (Michael Hogan - BSG 2003 ) is revealed for the arch-villain we always knew he was, and now he has the Canima on his side.
Derek's pack want to split up. But the Hunters are patrolling the woods. And Allison ( Crystal Reed ) is on the warpath.
This is the big face-off everything has been building up to. But it is not a three-way fight everyone thought it would be.
Stiles tries to protect Lydia. But the truth is, she still wants Jackson the Jock (Colton Haynes - Arrow ). Why, after the way he has repeatedly dumped her, is not apparent.
The ending sets up the villains for Season Three.