|“||"Someone needs to help them."
"Not us. I'm getting the consulting business back up and running, and you need to graduate. That's a normal life, and it's what we agreed to."
"So we just ignore it?"
"We stay out of it."
"There's a pack of Alphas trying to kill my friends. How do I stay out of it?"
"There's a saying for these kinds of situations, the kind you have to navigate carefully. It's called 'threading the needle.' It's finding a safe path between two opposing forces."
"Sounds like saving your own ass."
"They're not your family."
"With all the family that I've lost, I could use a few friends."
A preemptive strike against the Alphas leaves several injured and possibly dead.
The Beacon Hills cross-country team is heading to a cross-country meet aboard a bus, which Allison and Lydia are following to keep an eye on Scott. Scott is suffering from a nasty injury that isn't healing as a result of a preemptive strike on the Alphas the night before. The battle leaves everyone under the impression that Derek is dead, an outcome for which Scott feels responsible. The Alphas take a wounded Ennis to Deaton in hopes that the veterinarian can heal him. However, Deucalion kills Ennis and absorbs his power. Allison stitches up Scott's wound, allowing him to finally heal. Back in Beacon Hills, Jennifer is startled when a wounded Derek appears and passes out right next to her car.
- Tyler Posey as Scott McCall
- Crystal Reed as Allison Argent
- Dylan O'Brien as Stiles Stilinski
- Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale
- Holland Roden as Lydia Martin
- JR Bourne as Chris Argent
- Daniel Sharman as Isaac Lahey
- Ian Bohen as Peter Hale
- Orny Adams as Coach Bobby Finstock
- Seth Gilliam as Dr. Alan Deaton
- Bianca Lawson as Marin Morrell
- Sinqua Walls as Vernon Boyd
- Gideon Emery as Deucalion
- Brian Patrick Wade as Ennis
- Felisha Terrell as Kali
- Charlie Carver as Ethan
- Max Carver as Aiden
- Adelaide Kane as Cora Hale
- Haley Webb as Jennifer Blake
- Eaddy Mays as Victoria Argent
- Keahu Kahuanui as Danny Mahealani
- Jeremiah Sutheim as Jared
- The title refers to the badly-injured Beacon Hills Werewolves in the aftermath of their battle against the Alpha Pack in the episode's flashbacks.
- Though Derek was believed to be dead throughout the episode, he eventually showed up alive (but gravely injured) at Beacon Hills High School to seek Jennifer Blake's assistance.
- California Highway
- School Bus
- Allison's Car
- Rest Stop
- Argent Apartment
- Allison's Bedroom
- Chris' Office
- Derek's Loft
- Beacon Hills Animal Clinic
- Exam Room
- Reception Area
- Parking Lot
- McCall House
- Scott's Bedroom
- Abandoned Mall
- Beacon Hills High School
- Parking Lot
- "This Is What It Sounds Like" by of Verona
- Allison and Lydia drive in Allison's car behind the school bus
- "Hey Now" by London Grammar
- Scott and Allison spar in Allison's bedroom and discuss the Alpha Pack
- "Future Stars" by Private Parties
- Allison and Lydia discuss the fact that they're almost out of gas and Lydia remarks on the battle the previous night
- "Girlfriend???" by Watch the Duck
- Lydia and Aiden make out in Coach's office at school
- "Hounds" by Valleys
- Isaac walks into Scott's room and offers to get dinner with Scott, knowing that he's hiding something