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Season 1

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 1] Lone Wolf
Shown Sep. 10, 2012

This is a Childrens BBC production with a supernatural theme - basically its Byker Grove with Werewolves, not unlike the teenage version of Being Human .

Maddy Smith ( Aimee Kelly ) is a teenage girl who lives with her parents on the Northumbria moors in England. Unfortunately they turn into wolves at every full moon.

The show has all the cliches of the school setting - jocks, mean girls, etc. Her best friends at school are the Token black Guy and a nerdy girl (she wears glasses) who has a Wall of Weird for werewolves. Strangely, Maddy gets to wear trousers as part of her school uniform, which is for the best considering how much running and climbing she has to do.

A new boy arrives at school - Rhydian Morris (Bobby Lockwood). The school bullies take an instant dislike to him, but the mean girls become obsessed with him. Maddy realises he is a werewolf too, but she does not realise that he is a foster-child and thus he has nobody to give him guidance. She accuses him of invading her pack's territory, even though he is only a teenager and thus has no legal right to choose his own abode.

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 2] Mysterious Developments
Shown Sep. 11, 2012

Rhydian (Bobby Lockwood) is having cravings for meat. His foster-family are vegetarians, and even the chocolate bars they give him are vegan. Luckily Maddy's parents insist she bring him over for dinner some time, so they can teach him a bit about controlling his transformations.

Maddy's best friend, the nerdy girl with glasses, claims to have taken a photo of a wolf in the forest. Her memory card gets stolen, and she goes crazy trying to find it. Then she decides to go out into the woods in the middle of the night in the hope of taking another photo of the wild carnivore. What could possibly go wrong?

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 3] Family Ties
Shown Sep. 17, 2012

The school kids have to do an art exhibition on the theme of family. Rhydian (Bobby Lockwood) complains that all this family-orientated stuff makes him feel left out because he is a foster kid. The truth is that Maddy ( Aimee Kelly ) is the only one with parents that look after her. Her friends and school-mates all get to walk around in the woods in the middle of the night, without any parental supervision. At least one of them is shown on-screen to have a deadbeat dad.

Someone trashes the art exhibition over the weekend. Rhydian is the main suspect. Maddy had to clear his name.

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 4] Cry Wolf
Shown Sep. 18, 2012

Maddy ( Aimee Kelly ) is under a lot of stress - her first transformation will be in a week's time. Rhydian tries to cover for her. But the nerdy girl gets a glimpse of Maddy's inhuman nature ...

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 5] Occam's Razor
Shown Sep. 24, 2012

The kids go on a school trip to the island of Lindisfarne. Rhydian wants to spend the night there. This is not a good idea! It is Maddy's first transformation, and without her parents around to help her ...

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 6] Maddy Cool!
Shown Sep. 25, 2012

Maddy ( Aimee Kelly ), embracing her Wolfblood nature, discovers she is a passionate disco-dancer. This leads her to hang out with the Mean Girl clique. They are only using her to lure in Dean, the new schoolboy who has replaced Rhydian as their

The ep title is a reference to a song that was famous before most of the cast were born! If anything, this is a refreshing break from the USA style of casting, where all the actors are ten years older than the characters they are pretending to be!

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 7] Dark Moon
Shown Oct. 1, 2012

Maddy ( Aimee Kelly ) and Rhydian have to submit samples for a blood test. The token black kid's mother is the lady doctor. She discovers they are both members of the rare AB Negative blood group, and thus they are possibly related. Naturally, it never occurs to her that they might be werewolves!

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 8] Wolfsbane
Shown Oct. 2, 2012

The nerdy girl wants to track and photo the werewolf in the nearby woods.

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 9] A Quiet Night In
Shown Oct. 8, 2012

Maddy ( Aimee Kelly ) and Rhydian discover a cache of stolen goods hidden in the woods. stupidly, Rhydian decides to start selling the stolen goods around the school!

The stolen goods are investigated by a Detective Inspector - a rank so high that they normally only bother with murder investigations and other serious crimes. The brand-name Sinclair is a very British name, compared to the American origins of real-life high-value branded goods.

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 10] The Call of the Wild
Shown Oct. 9, 2012

The lads at school are having a game of association football (AKA soccer). Rhydian's cat-like (!) reflexes mean he is the best goalie in the school! Even the school's alpha male thinks he has talent.

There is a homeless woman camping rough in the woods, spying on the kids. She is a wolfblood too - and she tells Rhydian that she is his long-lost mother.

Rhydian has to make a choice - try to fit in with the humans on the football team, or go wild in the woods.

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 11] Eolas
Shown Oct. 15, 2012

The wolf-people have a superpower called Eolas. It allows them to use all their senses at a supernaturally high level. But using it can bring out their feral side, and they can end up like Rhydian's mother.

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 12] Caged
Shown Oct. 16, 2012

The wolf-kids are hunted by a pro.

Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 1, Episode 13] Irresistible
Shown Oct. 22, 2012

Rhydian's younger brother arrives. Rhydian must make a choice - stay with his foster-family, or return to the wild. Unfortunately, he has an overprotective mother.

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    Season 2

    wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 1] Leader of the Pack
    Shown 09/Sep/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 2] The Girl from Nowhere
    Shown 10/Sep/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 3] Grave Consequences
    Shown 16/Sep/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 4] Total Eclipse of the Moon
    Shown 17/Sep/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 5] Ancient Grudge
    Shown 23/Sep/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 6] The Mottled Poppy
    Shown 24/Sep/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 7] Top Dog
    Shown 30/Sep/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 8] Desperate Measures
    Shown 01/Oct/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 9] Dances with Wolfbloods
    Shown 07/Oct/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 10] Fall of the Wild
    Shown 08/Oct/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 11] Best of Both Worlds
    Shown 14/Oct/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 12] Going Underground
    Shown 15/Oct/13

    Wolfblood Wolfblood [Season 2, Episode 13] The Discovery
    Shown 21/Oct/13