Teen Wolf Review: Sundowning (Season 6 Episode 3)

Scott and the rest of the pack now know that someone is missing from their lives. Now they’ll have to work together to figure out how to bring him back.

Teen Wolf Season 6 Episode 3, “Sundowning,” proves just why Scott shouldn’t leave Beacon Hills after he graduates, and why Liam shouldn’t be the next in charge.

Liam is just a kid. Yeah, he’s come a long way since he was first turned in Season 4, but he isn’t set to lead. Liam, Hayden, Mason, and Corey are being set up to be the new Scott, Allison, Stiles, and Lydia, and I’m not feeling it.

This episode is the first time that we see the pack end up face to face with the Ghost Riders. Once again, Corey is the only one with a real advantage on the Ghost Riders because he can shield himself from everyone else’s view to watch them. Only, when he physically grabs one of the Ghost Riders I don’t think he expects him to come into full view of everyone at the party.

They are clearly no match for the Ghost Riders on their own, but when Parrish steps in it all changes. The Ghost Rider doesn’t attack him like he does the others; instead, he sits there analyzing him. He knows that Parrish is not like the others and with him there he’s outnumbered.

My only question being: why didn’t Parrish go full hellhound? A fight between a harbinger of death and a Ghost Rider would’ve been fascinating to watch. We don’t know much about Parrish’s full abilities, only how powerful he is.

The pup squad ultimately saved Gwen from the Ghost Riders, but they put everyone at the party, including themselves, in danger. While Corey did mess up, royally, by grabbing the Ghost Rider, he did prove to Liam that he is on their side. No claws and all, he still attacked the Ghost Rider head on to help save Gwen.

Meanwhile, Scott, Malia, and Lydia don’t have a whole lot of success when confronting the Sheriff’s, Noah Stilinski’s, father, Elias. The only good that comes from Elias’ lucid moment is when he yells at the Sheriff to go back to his dead wife and loser son. That sparked something in the Sheriff. He now remembers moments between him and Claudia discussing what they would call their son.

This is a first step towards getting Stiles back.

The McCall pack has to work hard to be ready for when the Ghost Riders come back. This next time they aren’t coming for just one person.

Other Thoughts:

  • Claudia Stilinski being alive still makes zero sense. I don’t think she is alive. The Ghost Riders knew how important Stiles was to the pack when they took him. So, I believe that Claudia is just a mirage that everyone can see to distract them from Stiles.
  • Malia can’t control her shifts or her anger, and it’s only going to get worse with her anchor, Stiles, missing.
  • I still have a bad feeling about Corey and Mason. Teen Wolf doesn’t have a good track record with gay characters, and Corey and Mason being happy just seems to be too good to be true.
  • Why does Lydia keep seeing random people that nobody else can? And why does she always hear a train? I think that the people Lydia sees are people who are being taken by the Ghost Riders and the train is to take them wherever they go afterward.

Teen Wolf airs Mondays at 9/8c on MTV.

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