Something's different with me and my friends-- with all of us. Something's changed, and I think it's because of me. And I don't know how to fix it.

Ouroboros is the eighth episode of Season 5 and the sixty-eighth episode of Teen Wolf.

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Scott and Malia set out to rescue their captured friends, and Deaton makes a horrific discovery about the Dread Doctors.

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Trivia Edit

  • "Ouroboros" is a Greek word that means "tail swallower," referring to the snake swallowing its own tail. Its origins were in Ancient Egypt as a solar symbol that represented the travels of the "sun disk." In Gnosticism, it is associated with the sun god Abraxas and symbolized eternity due to its circular shape. It is associated with other cultures as well, such as the serpent Jormüngandr from Norse mythology, the Aztec serpent God Queztalcoatl, and alchemical dragons from Chinese folklore.
    • On a more relevant note, the ouroboros symbol represents the spirit of Mercury, an element that signifies continuous renewal, the cycle of life and death, and the harmony of opposites; this is because the snake is often used as a symbol of resurrection or rebirth due to a snake shedding its skin.
      • This could be a reference to the modified mercury used to turn genetic chimeras into pseudo-supernatural ones, the fact that the Dread Doctors' green serum that can be used to renew dying cells and resurrect the dead, or the Chimera nature itself, which involves components of two separate supernatural species within one individual.

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  • "Cut The Rope" by Charlotte OC
    • Hayden worries that she's a failure because she's not healing, and Liam kisses her, unintentionally taking her pain when he does. Scott, Mason, and Malia return to the McCall Pack to find Hayden and Liam sleeping and home safe thanks to Theo's rescue.
  • "I Found" by Amber Run
    • Scott comes to the Yukimura House to find Kira packing up a suitcase. She asks him to look at her with his Werewolf eyes, and he sees her fiery Kitsune aura. Scott watches sadly as the Yukimuras drive away, a streetlight shattering as they leave.

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