Teen Wolf 6×10 Review: Riders on the Storm
Teen Wolf delivered its winter finale with “Riders on the Storm” this week. While it tried to close some loose ends, we all know the important question on everyone’s mind was whether or not Stydia would go canon.
Lydia was able to bring Stiles back last week. How was her emotional link with Stiles more powerful than Scott or his dad’s? The answer has to do with Jeff pandering to Stydia shippers.
The best part of “Riders on the Storm” was the return of Dylan O’Brien. He immediately came up with a plan to help Scott fight the Lonely Munchkin. It was nice to see the writers give everyone something to do this week. Even Liam was bearable. In the end, Scott was able to divert the train from taking everyone in Beacon Hills, and saved the day.
“Riders on the Storm” did feel a bit rushed, but I won’t complain because I’m happy that the current mess has ended. With Teen Wolf 6B premiering this summer let’s see what Jeff comes up with next.
So, talking about what really matters, did Stydia become canon? Well, Lydia and Stiles did kiss. If you consider the face Stiles made after kissing her as ‘love’ then good for you. As far as I can tell, Dylan is so not here for this pairing.
Even Holland Roden gave her opinion during a twitter Q&A session. She mentioned Sterek as her favorite while using the show’s official account.
@hudsonduval sterek;) x Hr
— TEEN WOLF (@MTVteenwolf) February 1, 2017
The fact remains that Jeff only included a Stydia kiss because of his fan-pandering reasons. It wasn’t more than just a way to satisfy some fans. He even mentioned Stydia’s future being uncertain. So, it goes to show that he added it without wanting to make it endgame because we all know Marrish is going to happen or else the series would’ve fired Ryan Kelley already.
“Riders on the Storm” also went on to make certain that as long as a pairing is straight, fans will get it, even for just a second. In a single episode we got Liam kissing Hayden, Melissa kissing Chris Argent, and Stiles kissing Lydia. Did we get a Corey and Mason kiss, even after saving Corey’s life? No, because it was queer!
Some thoughts and questions:
- I guess Mr. Tate doesn’t exist anymore. Teen Wolf should at least have Peter meet Mr. Tate, the man who raised Malia as his daughter.
- Am I the only one who understood Lonely Munchkin’s point about Scott being a good Nazi youth? With how Scott forced Derek into biting Gerard, used Deucalion to kill teenagers, etc. I can see it.
- Theo got beat up good by the Ghost Riders…Twice!
- Why would Scott’s dad vouch for Stiles to get him into the pre-FBI program? Don’t those two kind of hate each other?
Did you watch “Riders on the Storm”? What did you think? Let us know.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies. He reviews shows such as Gotham and Teen Wolf.
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