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"Can you help her?"
"We can try."
"If not, she stays."
"What... What does that mean?"
"If we can't help you, you'll stay and become one of us. A Skinwalker."
"You'll walk with us under the sun, through the dust."
Noshiko Yukimura, Kira Yukimura, and the Skinwalkers

Codominance is the thirteenth episode of Season 5 and the seventy-third episode of the series.


Noshiko Yukimura and her daughter travel to New Mexico and take extreme measures to help Kira deal with her dark side. Lydia is surprised at Eichen House.




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Supporting Cast[]



  • The episode title refers to Mrs. Finch's lesson on codominance in terms of genetics, where instead of dominant alleles overpowering recessive ones, they are both present, and sometimes even combine to make something new. This could be a reference to the Chimeras, or to the dual personality of The Beast of Gevaudan and its host, Kira and her inner Fox spirit, or Parrish and his Hellhound spirit.
  • Scott and Stiles reference a serial killer known as the Demon Tailor during their research of the concept of damnatio memoriae. This killer is said to be a real person who brutally assaulted children, boiled them, and ate them during the late 16th century in France, and is also known as the Werewolf of Châlons. However, sources of information on this killer are not proven to be completely accurate.
  • Shiprock, New Mexico, where Kira was seeking help from the Skinwalkers, is in Navajo Nation, a semi-autonomous territory in the southwestern United States that belongs to the Navajo tribe of Native/Indigenous Americans. This suggests that the Skinwalkers also belong to the Navajo tribe.

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  • "Too Deep" by Ritual & Delilah
    • Mason and Corey make out in the locker room after discussing Theo and the Beast.
  • "If God Don't Follow Me" by Adam Road
    • Kira returns to Noshiko with the severed head of the Desert Oni and tells her that she did it, but the Skinwalkers tell her that she failed the test because it was the Fox, not Kira herself, who slew the Oni.
  • "Recover" by XPLOR
    • Liam and Hayden have a serious discussion and kiss in the library.
  • "Shut Out of Paradise" by Slo
    • Kira and Noshiko jump into Stiles' Jeep so they can join Scott and Stiles in fleeing the Skinwalkers, and Kira and Scott kiss passionately to celebrate their reunion.

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