We Got This Covered recapped the latest Teen Wolf episode “Visionary“;
We’ve seen Teen Wolf use flashbacks to move the story along before, but this episode took that concept to another level. ‘Visionary’ gave us a brand new perspective on what it means to be Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin).
With every broody supernatural being we encounter it seems inherent that there is a super-sappy back story to go along with them. We’ve seen it in The Vampire Diaries with Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), and before that with Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) in Twilight, and pretty much with every related character since even before television and film existed.
This episode didn’t break down Derek completely, but it did give us a little more information to go off of. Before this we only had a vague sense of his character’s motivations. We could only assume that his prolonged teen angst was a result of a childhood abruptly cut short by the death of most of his family via a fire set in their own home. That incident, coupled with the murder of his sister, the event that essentially brought him back to Beacon Hills, seemed like enough of a reason for him to keep people at arm’s length. What we already knew about him only seems to be the tip of the iceberg.
With a new romantic interest on the periphery, it’s as good a time as ever to give us the details on Derek’s relationship history. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that the way his first love ended paralleled tragic. It also means that Derek may try to protect Miss Blake (Haley Webb) to the extreme as a form of penance for failing the first time around. It also makes me more eager to see this relationship succeed just so he can have something that he’s kept from himself for so long – actual feelings.
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