"What? What is this?"
"What did you do?"
"Everyone said Gerard always had a plan. I had a plan, too."
Gerard Argent, Derek Hale, and Scott McCall about the Mountain Ash in Gerard's medication

Master Plan is the twelfth episode and season finale of Season 2 and the twenty-fourth episode of Teen Wolf.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Scott races to uncover Gerard's master plan following a shocking death on the lacrosse field. Meanwhile, Derek plots to take Gerard down using his own methods.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Stiles is kidnapped by Gerard, who also has Boyd and Erica hostage; Stiles is set free with injuries to his face. Chris, realizing that Gerard is the true enemy, sets Boyd and Erica free, and helps Scott and Isaac take Jackson's body to Derek. Jackson turns into the Kanima, and a battle ensues. Gerard reveals he has cancer and had planned to cure himself by becoming an Alpha werewolf. However, when Gerard's body rejects the bite, Scott reveals he had replaced Gerard's cancer pills with mountain ash. Jackson is killed by Peter and Derek but comes back to life as a blue-eyed werewolf. Allison tearfully breaks up with Scott, but he assures her that he'll wait. Peter reveals a pack of Alpha werewolves have come to town, indicating new danger. This Alpha pack captures Boyd and Erica as they flee.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main Cast[edit | edit source]

Supporting Cast[edit | edit source]

Guest Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Justine Wachsberger as Ambulance Driver
  • David Elson as Kanima
  • Lauren Hennesberg as Hospital Visitor

Continuity[edit | edit source]

  • Scott is reunited with his former Alpha Peter for the first time since his resurrection in Party Guessed.
  • Both Peter and Scott reference Peter's death, which occurred in Code Breaker.
  • Lydia is officially introduced to the supernatural world this episode, and becomes a member of Scott's pack from now on.
  • Jackson is resurrected by his Kanima powers after his death in Battlefield. It is also revealed that Gerard had Jackson kill himself so that he would be resurrected and evolve into his Alpha form so he would be more powerful.
    • He is then killed by Derek and Peter before subsequently being resurrected for a second time, this time as a Beta Werewolf rather than the Kanima he was before, due in part to his love for Lydia.
  • Lydia finally returns Jackson's house key in this episode. He asked for this key back in Venomous.
  • It is revealed that Scott and Deaton swapped out Gerard's medication for capsules full of Mountain Ash after they figured out Gerard had cancer and intended to force Derek to give him the Bite to cure his cancer. Scott first swapped out Gerard's pills in Fury, and it was first revealed that Gerard was sick in Abomination.
  • In this episode, Scott references the fact that Gerard threatened to kill his mother if he didn't help him, which occurred in Abomination.
    • Peter also remarks on Melissa's beauty, referencing his date with her in Co-Captain.
  • Scott and Allison officially break up in this episode after having been in a relationship since the beginning of Season 1.
  • The Alpha Pack is first mentioned by Peter after they paint their symbol on the front door of the Hale House as a warning to Derek. It is also revealed that Derek has known they were coming for him since he became an Alpha in Code Breaker, and that his motivation for biting and turning Jackson, Isaac, Boyd and Erica was to build a pack that could help stand against them.
  • Boyd and Erica are captured by the Alpha Pack at the end of this episode, after having left Derek's pack in order to find a new one elsewhere in Battlefield and after having escaped Gerard's captivity earlier in this episode.
  • This episode marks the second time that Chris Argent has sided with the Beacon Hills Werewolves over his Hunter family when he helps Scott, Derek, and Isaac deal with Jackson.
  • This episode marks the first time that Melissa McCall gets involved in the supernatural by helping Scott and his fellow Werewolves deal with Jackson. From here on out, Melissa will join Alan Deaton in being the healers of the Beacon Hills supernatural community.
  • Marin Morrell appears in this episode. She was last seen in Raving.
  • This episode confirms that electricity can be used against Werewolves to prevent them from transforming or healing, or even to kill them. This was first implied in Co-Captain.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The title is a reference to Gerard Argent's master plan—manipulate Scott into forcing Derek to give him the bite to cure his cancer, and then kill Derek to become Alpha, all while controlling Jackson as his Kanima master and using him as a weapon of vengeance.
  • This is Colton Haynes' last episode as Jackson Whittemore, as he has left the show to join the cast of The CW Network's Arrow as Roy Harper.
  • In Stiles' bedroom, on the shelf behind his bed is a picture of Dylan and his mom when he was little.

Body Count[edit | edit source]

(*= Jackson was then resurrected as his transformation from a Kanima to a Werewolf)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

  • "Breaking Falls" by Dan Michaelson
    • Stiles returns home after being released by Gerard, and Sheriff worries about Stiles' busted lip and black eye
  • "I Could Live Without Dying Tonight" by Emma-Lee
    • Stiles is laying on his bed when Lydia knocks on the door, upset and grieving Jackson's death
  • "Midnight Starlet" by Foy Vance
    • Stiles and Lydia talk about what has happened in the last day in Stiles' bedroom
  • "Bloodflood" by Alt-J
    • Sheriff checks on Stiles after Lydia leaves and compliments him on his performance in the lacrosse game
  • "Nitesky" by Robot Koch
    • Lydia cries and lays Jackson's dead body onto the floor of the warehouse after Jackson allowed Peter and Derek to kill him
  • "The Argument" by Aiden Hawken
    • Allison and Scott sit in Allison's bedroom as Allison breaks up with him. Scott tells her it's okay, and that they'll eventually find their way back to each other
  • "At Home" by Crystal Fighters
    • Scott and Stiles go to the lacrosse field to practice and reflect on the past half-year and are contented by the knowledge that they have each other

Gallery[edit | edit source]


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