"You told me you and Stiles learned a way to control this. You find an anchor, right? Find your anchor."
"My anchor was Allison. I don't have Allison anymore."
"Then be your own anchor! You can do this. [...] Sweetheart, let me tell you something no teenager ever believes, but I swear to you is the absolute truth-- You fall in love more than once. It'll happen again... And it'll be just as amazing and extraordinary as the first time. And maybe just as painful. But it will happen again, I promise. And until then... Be your own anchor."
Melissa McCall and Scott McCall after he loses control of his lycanthropy

Anchors is the thirteenth episode of Season 3, the premiere of Season 3B, and the thirty-seventh episode of Teen Wolf.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Several weeks after the events of Lunar Ellipse, Scott, Allison, and Stiles experience worrisome side-effects of the surrogate sacrifice ritual. Scott gets to know new student Kira, and Sheriff Stilinski tries to close an eight-year-old cold case.*

(* Note: MTV did not release an official synopsis for this episode, so this summary was written by Wikia contributors)

Plot[edit | edit source]

As a result of their temporary deaths and resurrections, Scott, Stiles, and Allison are now experiencing vivid hallucinations. Allison is haunted by visions of Kate, her dead aunt; Stiles has terrible nightmares and is unable to read even when awake; and Scott has begun to see his shadow as that of a Werewolf in full-Alpha form. Scott befriends a new student named Kira Yukimura, whose father has become the new history teacher at Beacon Hills High School. Overhearing a discussion involving the recent psychological problems that Scott, Stiles and Allison have been having, Kira identifies the condition as a spiritual state known as Bardo, the final stage of which supposedly ends in the death of the person afflicted. Scott and Stiles search a crime scene of the reopened case for clues, finding a coyote whose eyes glow blue. Scott believes the coyote is one of the family members presumed dead, a girl named Malia.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main Cast[edit | edit source]

Supporting Cast[edit | edit source]

Guest Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Naomi Coai as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Craig Henngingsen as Oni (uncredited)
  • Sonny Saito as Shigeki (uncredited)
  • Kristy Staky as Sign Language Student (uncredited)
  • Michael Sweat as Snake Man (uncredited)

Continuity[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The title is a reference to Scott McCall and his difficulty controlling his Werewolf transformation, which is believed to be due to both his recent ascension to the rank of True Alpha as well as his recent death and resurrection, which has caused a darkness around his heart and an open door in his mind. Since his previous anchor was Allison Argent, with whom he is no longer in a relationship, his mother Melissa McCall tells him to "be his own anchor."
    • It is also possibly a nod to the fact that Scott, Stiles, and Allison will all be forced to find their own "anchor" in order to shut the doors in their mind in the next episode.
  • According to Stiles, he and the Sheriff leave flowers at Claudia Stilinski's grave, and the flowers were stolen the most recent time they did so.

Body Count[edit | edit source]


Locations[edit | edit source]

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

  • "Don't Wake Me" by Robots Don't Sleep
    • Stiles tells Scott about his nightmares and sleep paralysis the previous night, not realizing that he was still dreaming
  • "Please and Thank You" by Wildcat! Wildcat!
    • Stiles visits his dad at the station and asks him about all of the boxes of case files in his office
  • "Ghost" by Sir Sly
    • Lydia takes Allison into the woods to practice her archery in hopes of helping her get over her shaking hands
  • "Departed" by William Arcane
    • Allison and Isaac are making out and talking about Scott in Allison's dream

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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