Teen Wolf Season 4 Premiere “The Dark Moon” (4×01) Recap

Teen Wolf spices things up by heading to Mexico…


After a particularly dark season, Teen Wolf has decided to spice up its tone a bit in the Mexico tripping Season 4 premiere. It introduced a new dynamic with Malia (Shelley Hennig) and Kira (Arden Cho) now being part of the mix after the departure of Crystal Reed last season (R.I.P Allison Argent).

Mexico dealing… Opening with our faves Stiles and Lydia making a mystery deal to find Derek at a Mexican random nightclub (yep.. only on Teen Wolf) . The pair were dealing with Mexican ring leader hunter Araya in order of gaining information. But, did anyone else find it kind of funny at her menacing acting? She seems like a cute old lady then a ruthless hunter.
In the end though, after electrifying Scott into Alpha-revealing form, he miraculously learned Kate was alive and was holding Derek captive. 
Also, did we mention there was some hot girl-on-girl action between Malia and Kira? Watch out Scott and Stiles, it seems these two may have some remarkable chemistry going on.
Scott hasn’t moved on.. Allison is gone, and it seems several months have passed but Scott refuses to be labelled in love with Kira. He also refused to kiss her, instead hugging her as he headed off with guidance leader Braeden (Meagan Tandy) to find Derek.
I think it’s a good sign though as fans still need time to adjust before we see him with Kira (which will no doubt happen eventually).
Stiles & Malia? After some mental hospital sex, we saw the two regain there chemistry since Malia joined the pack. And of course, it wouldn’t be all rainbows and butterflies between Stiles other childhood love Lydia.

Malia and Lydia seem to have some icy ground between each other too over our lovable Stiles (and who wouldn’t?) as Malia seemed to determined to leave the banshee screamer behind (she is Peter’s daughter after-all) in Mexico. Lydia also dropped some smirks at the couple, along with throwing smart remarks back at Malia.

Looks like this new relationship dynamic is gonna be hell’a fun right? Perhaps, Maybe we could even get a Lydia and Malia catfight!

Stiles tries to balance out his relationships with Lydia and Malia.
Kate back-story… Okay we got an explanation, it seems Kate was rescued by her Mexican hunter counterparts. She then awoke and assassinated them all and escaped… Oh and apparently it seemed hinted at that she is a Were-jaguar.. Hmm okay we can gulp that info as this is Teen Wolf after-all and nothing is ever black and white on this show. We will just have to wait and see what this Were-jaguar stuff is all about though, plus that other weird predator looking creature lurking around
Shocker… While were at the shows craziest developments, what in the name is Derek doing as a teenager again?! And how the hell did Kate manage to do that to the poor guy!
Of course, he will eventually go back to his normal self. But it will be interesting to see just how such an aging gap even occurred. 
Overall Rating:

Watch the promo for next week’s age-numbing episode below:
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kidaw6LuS9s]

– Shahbaz Malik

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