Assuming Teen Wolf isn’t serving up another delicious red herring for us to choke on, Tuesday’s episode — which also featured the long-awaited return of Crystal Reed! — revealed the teenager that lurks within the Beast of Gévaudan.
Ready? … Are you sure? … OK, here goes: It’s Mason! After a harrowing battle with the Beast at Beacon Hills High, Scott and Liam tracked its scent to Mason’s car, in which they discovered that elusive pair of bloody size-10 shoes.
Khylin Rhambo spoke with reporters earlier this week about the big reveal: “I was so excited. Since I was first cast on the show, I wanted to be involved in some type of supernatural element. That was my dream. To be such a huge, ravenous creature — that was really cool. I didn’t even guess myself. I truly didn’t.”
Of course, most of the hour was spent in a flashback to France in the 1700s, where the original Beast met his match in the form of Allison’s ancestor Marie, the first Argent hunter. With the help of her husband-to-be Henri, she hunted and killed the Beast, whose true form happened to be that of her brother (guest star Gilles Marini).
The whole “beast and a brother” concept actually makes me glad that Mason is, in fact, the overgrown Stitch in question. Liam has always treated Mason like the brother he never had, so to see him step up and do what’s necessary — no matter how much Mason has grown on me this season — would really bring the legend full circle.
While we’re talking about things coming full circle, how glad are you that Gerard and Argent are trying to turn Lydia into the new Allison? Lydia is a badass, beast-taming banshee, and I’m so glad she’s finally being treated as such.
Your thoughts on this week’s Teen Wolf? Did you correctly guess that Mason was the Beast? Whatever you’re feeling, drop it in a comment below.