Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 20 Review: Apotheosis

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Is anyone else having trouble processing everything that just went down?

On Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 20, there was so much that happened. It was kind of ridiculous, but this is also Teen Wolf, so you would think that we would be prepared for all of the insanity by now.

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At one point or another, everyone was either injured, dead, or presumed to be dead. It was insanity.

This hour could have definitely benefited from being split into two hours. That way, we would have had time to breathe and really explore things instead of jumping from one drama to the next. 

Since there was so much crammed into one hour, we were forced to skip over a lot of parts that could have been really interesting. I was really intrigued by the news that Deucalion and Scott were in cahoots. It makes sense why this reveal was kept a secret because it was shocking and unexpected. However, a flashback right after the reveal would have been amazing.

Come on, don't you want to know how their partnership happened? Did Scott go to Deucalion? How did Scott convince Deucalion to work with him and play Theo like that? There's so much history between them that you know their meeting had to be insane. I'm just picturing a sass-off between Stiles and Deucalion, and in my mind, it is magnificent.

Argent double crossing Gerard didn't need to be explained because it was common sense. You were relieved when Argent made that move because it showed that he wasn't an idiot. Gerard making power moves and betraying everyone is what he does, and since Argent and Scott are friends, the double cross wasn't all that shocking.

No flashback required there, but we seriously missed out on not having a Deucalion and Scott flashback. Also, is Deucalion dead? I mean he can't just be killed by one bullet, right?

Theo, unfortunately, is not dead. There may have been applause when it looked like Deucalion killed him, but I guess Deucalion grew a conscience and just snapped Theo's neck. Lame

But Theo went to hell, so that's better than nothing. Honestly, Kira's magical sword that somehow opens up a portal to hell was a little much. I know this is a supernatural show and there's a hellhound, but a direct line to hell? Where did that come from?

There's a lot we don't know about the skin walkers. Sure, they were a huge (boring) part of one hour, but we never learned why they could help Kira. Now that they are apparently giving/lending her that kind of power, it would be nice to learn more about them. We need to know what they can do, if only so we can make sense of some of the stuff that happens.

The Desert Wolf storyline continued to be a waste of time. When there was so much going on with Sebastien and the bloodshed he was causing, watching all the Desert Wolf drama was not entertaining. I don't even think she's dead. I think Malia just stole what was left of her mother's power. Did you enjoy this storyline? The best part was Stiles' reaction when he realized what he walked into.

One thing I really enjoyed was seeing Sebastien access people's memories. He dove into Mason's mind to do things like remember how to drive or to recall people's names. It was a small thing, but it revealed a lot about Mason and Sebastien's weird co-existence. 

Then, there was Allison. Guys, I was immediately brought to tears when the memories started. There's not an episode that goes by where I don't miss her. It was amazing that she ended up saving Scott's life, again. Crystal Reed playing Marie Jeanne became an even more important part to the story.

She saved him. Allison saved his life.

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Also, a huge part of the Beast's storyline and existence was Damnatio Memoriae. It was the fate that Sebastien was forced to live with, and the Dread Doctors spent a long time trying to get the Beast to remember his name. In the end, his name became the thing that brought Mason back. We came full circle, so to speak. It was a small moment, but I thought it was nicely done.

What did you think of the finale? Are you excited that Stiles is following in his dad's footsteps? How long will Kira be gone? Leave your thoughts in a comment below. Remember you can watch Teen Wolf online anytime via TV Fanatic. 

Until next season, my loves.

Apotheosis Review

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Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 20 Quotes

You tell me how many people I'm going to have to kill tonight.

The Desert Wolf

You can give me your power.

Theo