Teen Wolf RECAP 8/19/13: Season 3 Episode 12 “Lunar Eclipse”

Teen Wolf RECAP 8/19/13: Season 3 Episode 12 “Lunar Eclipse”

Tonight on MTV the popular show TEEN WOLF continues with its eleventh episode of the third season called “Lunar Eclipse.” On tonight’s show, Scott and his friends use an ancient ritual to save the lives of their loved ones and stop Deucalion. Did you watch last week’s episode? We did and we recapped it here for you.

On last week’s show, with the threat growing far more personal and time running out on innocent lives, Scott will be forced to make a difficult choice in order to save both friends and family while, at the same time, Derek and Peter attempt to figure out how to save Cora’s life.

On tonight’s show Scott, Allison, and Stiles awaken with the answer they seek, as well as discovering their involvement with each other and the strong bonds they share. The final battle between Deucalion and Jennifer comes to pass with surprising insights, unfolding from start to finish. Enemies become friends, allegiances crumble, and as they will soon learn . . . . “The past is not dead. In fact, it’s not even past.”

Tonight’s season 3 episode 12 is going to be an exciting one that you won’t want to miss, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of MTV’s Teen Wolf at 10 PM EST! While you wait for our recap hit the comments and let us know what you think of Teen Wolf season 3 this year. Check out the sneak peek video of tonight’s show below while you wait for the recap!

The LIVE recaps begins now!

The show opens with Isaac, Stiles, and Allison waking up in a white room. Definitely an underworld of some sort. They look around, oblivious, and in the distance see the nematon — that stump of a magical tree. Dripping wet, they walk towards it, not sure what they’re looking for or have to accomplish. Scott lifts up his sleeve and looks at his tattoo: two rings. He touches the tree and remembers the moment when he was first turned — first bitten by Derek. He eventually stumbles upon the nematon. Stiles also appears in the vision, remembering back to the same incident. He also stumbles upon the nematon. Allison remembers her version of the incident as well — she’s in the car with her mom and they almost run over Scott. She gets out of the car to see if he’s all right and finds herself right beside the nematon.

Before the opening credits, we see Allison rising out of her ice bath — in the real world, not the spirit realm. They all jump out of the baths knowing where to find the nematon, knowing the direction they must take.

Isaac and Dr. Deaton say that they’ve been submerged for 16 hours. And the full moon rises soon. They don’t have much time.

Cora, apparently healed, gives Derek water. He wakes up, and he says, “You’re okay.” Peter doesn’t have encouraging words, saying that Kali is on the hunt.

Meanwhile, Scott says he needs to go back to Deucalion because he doesn’t think they they can stop Jennifer without the Alpha Pack’s help.

Ethan comes in looking for Lydia. He says he needs help stopping his brother and Kali from killing Derek.

The parents are still beneath the nematon, in the root cellar.

Lydia and the twin tries to persuade Derek to run. She tells him that she feels like she’s standing in a graveyard — perhaps a bad omen.

Scott and Allison return to Allison’s house. Scott’s father (FBI agent AKA annoying man) is sitting in Allison’s house, and he finds all their weapons.

Kali and Aiden arrive at Derek’s place. Lydia and Ethan are waiting for her. Meanwhile, Derek leaves and Peter tells him not to call until he’s at least 100 miles away. Kali looks like she wants to eat Lydia, but Aiden starts to growl, in defense of Lydia. “Has someone taken their assignment a bit too seriously?” Jennifer comes crashing in from the ceiling and says, “So, who’s first?”

Jennifer and Kali face off. Kali is no match for Jennifer. Aiden and Ethan do their combo magic, but Jennifer easily pulls them apart. They stop. Jennifer says, “Look at my face. Do you know what it takes to be able to look like this? It takes power. Power like this.” She raises all the glass shards with some magic force. Right before her death, Kali shouts, “I should’ve ripped your head off!”

Jennifer moves for Lydia. The twin wolf comes for Jennifer, but she appears to snap their neck. Are the twins dead!??

Stiles drives in his jeep toward the nematon. There’s a storm brewing. Scott and Isaac and Allison are still being detained by Scott’s father, but Allison throws a smoke grenade into the room and they make a run for it.

Lydia asks, “What do you want from me?” And Jennifer says, “I want you to do what you do best. Scream.” Jennifer transforms, revealing her scary face, and Lydia screams. Derek, driving away with Cora, hears her scream and says he needs to return. He turns around.

Scott and Deucalion meet up. Scott tells Isaac to go find Stiles.

Derek returns home. Jennifer continues trying to convince him of her cause. She says that the parents will live if he steps in for them. She says that he can serve as her guardian. Derek says that she shouldn’t need his help because she easily killed two Alphas by herself. But Jennifer says that Deucalion, at his strongest, is virtually unstoppable and, while she’ll have the lunar eclipse in her favor, that she could use his help to stop him. And, in the process, he could save the parents.

Allison and Isaac find the nematon. They locate the cellar door and rush to find their parents . . . . they try to save them.

Lydia and Cora are about to leave when Aiden and Ethan separate. They’re alive. Dr. Deaton goes to work on them at his practice and says he’ll be able to save them only if they start healing themselves, too.

Scott and Deucalion arrive at the old distillery. Scott sends Jennifer a message via phone. Her has her number because she sent her class a text on the first day of school.

Meanwhile, the root cellar is caving in. Scott and Deucalion wait for Jennifer at the distillery. Jennifer arrives, but she’s not alone. Derek’s with her. Scott wonders why Derek came along. He says, “Believe it or not, I’m actually trying to save you.” Deucalion asks if she’s ready and says, “Should we show him why you had to sacrifice so many innocent people just to face me?” He then turns into a straight up demonic man wolf. Scary. With REALLY red eyes.

Isaac, Allison, and the sacrifice are trapped underground. Everything begins to collapse, but Isaac manages to grab a falling beam.

Jennifer tries to fight Deucalion but he’s beyond strong. Jennifer’s powers fail her. He beats up on her. Deucalion brings Jennifer to Scott’s knees. Deucalion asks Scott to kill her. Jennifer says not to, that he’ll have him kill everyone he’s ever loved if he obeys him. Deucalion counters with, “This storm, she’s using it to bury your family alive.” But Scott says, “They’re not dead yet.” Deucalion says, “Who’s going to save them?” Scott says, “MY PACK.” Booya.

Dr. Deaton rushes to save the twins. They’re not lookin’ too good.

Deucalion rushes for Scott. He grabs his hands and says maybe he needs some assistance in killing Jennifer. Scott drops some sparkler-explosive things he got from Allison’s house. Before he drops them, Scott says that Gerard told him that Deucalion’s not always blind. The bright flashes impede his wolf sight.

Then . . . . The lunar eclipse begins. Everyone falls out of their wolf forms, without the power of the moon to hold their shapes, and Jennifer has disappeared.

Everything is collapsing on everyone in the root cellar. But Stiles pops in to save the day. He supports the falling beam with a metal baseball bat.

Jennifer returns. She begins bashing Deucalions skull in. Derek says, “Wait. He doesn’t know what you really look like.” Jennifer brings back Deucalion’s sight, so he can see her. But she’s weakened, drained, after using that much energy. And can’t finish what she’s started. She starts beating up on Derek. The lunar eclipse fades. Jennifer throws a ring of mountain ash around her. Scott pushes through the barrier — something unthinkable. He becomes a True Alpha. He asks her to make the storm stop. Deucalion doesn’t wait. He rushes at Jennifer and slashes her throat.

Stiles calls Scott. Scott and Derek let Deucalion go, but with a warning.

Allison says that she and her father mustn’t put away their weapons, that they need to adopt a new code: “We protect those who cannot protect themselves.”

Derek leaves.

Scott tells Dr. Deaton that Jennifer’s body went missing in the end. We see Jennifer crawling back to the nematon, begging for it to save her again. But Peter arrives. Jennifer begins laughing: “Of course it’s you. Everyone else suffers. And you–you come out on top. Now that Scott’s the alpha, you can take it from him. You can be an alpha. Again.”

“Again?” The episode ends with Peter Hale shouting into the sky . . . . “I’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE ALPHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!”


What did you think about this epic season finale? I thought it was wonderful. Let us know what you thought of the final episode in the comments section below. Teen Wolf will be back January 6th.