|“||Gerard: "I know what you want-- you want your freedom. That means getting rid of people like Scott McCall. [...] We both know you can't match him in a physical fight. You might be able to kill him with a look, but you'd be surprised how resourceful he can be. [...] I will weaken him for you with the proper poison. Then, you kill him and his friends. And that will give you all the fear you'll need to never be caught again."
Anuk-ite: "And you?"
Gerard: "I'll drive every last one of their kind from Beacon Hills. You see this? A silver bullet. Every legend has a little truth to it, isn't that right? The legend is that you need silver to kill a Werewolf. The truth? You need an Argent."
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Plot[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
Main Cast[edit | edit source]
- Tyler Posey as Scott McCall
- Dylan O'Brien as Stiles Stilinski (credit only)
- Holland Roden as Lydia Martin
- Shelley Hennig as Malia Tate
- Dylan Sprayberry as Liam Dunbar
- Linden Ashby as Sheriff Noah Stilinski (credit only)
- Melissa Ponzio as Melissa McCall (credit only)
- JR Bourne as Chris Argent (credit only)
Supporting Cast[edit | edit source]
- Khylin Rhambo as Mason Hewitt
- Cody Christian as Theo Raeken
- Michael Hogan as Gerard Argent
- Casey Deidrick as Halwyn
- Lucy Loken as Quinn
- Michelle Clunie as Mrs. Finch
- Andrew Matarazzo as Gabe
- Rhenzy Feliz as Aaron
- Marti Matulis as the Anuk-ite
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The fact that the Anuk-ite stole the face, DNA, and identity of Aaron is confirmed in this episode. Aaron was first revealed to have been consumed by the Anuk-ite in Raw Talent.
- Mason also references the fact that Aaron hasn't been to class in days. Aaron was last seen in Triggers.
- Mrs. Finch references the fact that Liam Dunbar was beaten up by Gabe and Nolan, as well as the fact that she should have protected him rather than stand by and watch. This assault occurred in Face-to-Faceless.
- Dr. Geyer was mentioned in this episode. He was last seen in Werewolves of London.
- Halwyn appears in this episode. He was last seen in photos and flashbacks in Face-to-Faceless, and was last seen in person in Said the Spider to the Fly.
- It is revealed that Quinn is Mrs. Finch's daughter, and that not only was she a member of The Primal, her identity was also taken by the other half of the Anuk-ite. Quinn was first introduced in Face-to-Faceless.
- Mason Hewitt references Theo Raeken killing Scott McCall, as well as the fact that Melissa McCall had to use CPR to bring him back. Theo killed Scott in Season 5A's Status Asthmaticus.
- Scott and Malia have sex for the first time in this episode after a season-long development of their relationship into a romance.
- Gerard Argent referenced the fact that all legends have a small amount of truth in it, such as the fact that it is the Argent Family who kills Werewolves, not the metal silver. The legend about the Argents and silver was first referenced by Jennifer Blake in Season 3's Alpha Pact.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The episode title is a reference to Mrs. Finch's biology lesson on genetics, specifically regarding genotypes, the genetic traits passed down from parents to their offspring.
- Strangely enough, Liam Dunbar appears to have gotten a haircut at some point between when he and Scott McCall figured out whose voice was on the phone's voicemail and when the two arrive at the high school. No explanation is given for this change in appearance.
- Mason Hewitt suggests that a Werewolf or Werecoyote's power to take pain requires the person taking the pain to care about the person who is in pain, after Theo Raeken tries and fails to take his pain after being harmed by Aaron.
- It is revealed that, when the Anuk-ite's two halves merge, the two become one large, flayed-looking creature who can kill anyone who makes eye contact with it by turning them into stone.
- It also appears that the halves of the Anuk-ite seemingly have a romantic connection, but require one of their "vessels" to die so that the two can merge in the other's body.
Body Count[edit | edit source]
- Halwyn - acute silver poisoning; killed by Lydia Martin and Malia Tate (indirectly)
- Two Hunters - petrified into stone; killed by the Anuk-Ite
- Doctor - petrified into stone; killed by the Anuk-ite
- Nurse - petrified into stone; killed by the Anuk-ite
- Orderly - petrified into stone; killed by the Anuk-ite
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Beacon Hills Animal Clinic
- Reception Area
- Exam Room
- Beacon Hills Memorial Hospital
- MRI Room
- Underground Tunnels
- Beacon Hills High School
- Mrs. Finch's Classroom
- Entrance Hall
- McCall House
- Scott's Bedroom
- Scott's Bathroom
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
- "Wicked Ones" by DOROTHY
- Scott and Liam stake out the parking lot at the high school and watch as Mrs. Finch gets out of her car and walks inside. Liam takes his seat in class and is antagonized by Gabe.
- "Blood in the Cut" by K.Flay and Aire Atlantica
- Scott and Malia have sex in the shower in Scott's bathroom.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
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