Teen Wolf season 3, episode 11 just finished airing! Come read our recap and discuss “Alpha Pact” with your fellow fans.

Teen Wolf season 3, episode 11 “Alpha Pact” began with Stiles and Derek in the elevator. Stiles is trying to wake Derek up, and just as he’s about to punch him, Derek stops him and asks where Jennifer is. “She took Scott’s mom,” Stiles says.

Game on.

As Derek goes after Cora and Isaac, Stiles has to deal with the FBI agent who clearly doesn’t like Sheriff Stilinski. That’s when they discover the name Argent written in red across the elevator doors. But is it a warning from Morrell or a threat from Jennifer?

Back in Derek’s loft, it’s clear Derek is wounded over the idea that Cora is not getting any better. And Isaac has had enough. He yells at Derek, blaming him for everything. (Which is kind of accurate…) After Isaac leaves, Peter, who is ever in the background, tells Derek that Scott is on his way to becoming an Alpha.

In the Argents’ apartment, Chris convinces Stiles and Allison that he needs their help. Isaac shows up as well, and they all prepare to go up against the Darach. It’s Stiles’ job to go find Lydia, and see if she can help them.

Meanwhile, Peter seems to be further planting the seeds. He tells Derek that he can save Cora because he’s an Alpha. But it comes at a price. From the look on Peter’s face, he doesn’t mind if Derek ends up paying that price.

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While Lydia is deciding not to cover up her bruise, Chris takes Isaac and Allison to the bank vault. But he’s got something up his sleeves. He tasers Isaac and handcuffs Allison so they can’t stop him from sacrificing himself to Jennifer.

When Stiles finds Lydia, they decide that they have to figure out why Jennifer wanted to kill Lydia. But before they can do that, Stiles gets a text that Chris has been taken. He begins having a panic attack, and Lydia kisses him in order to distract him from everything that’s going on.

Once he calms down, the two of them go to Morrell’s office, but she’s not there. Knowing that she’s never late, they decide something must be wrong. Looking through Lydia’s personal file, they find out that the pictures of the tree Lydia’s been drawing are absolutely identical. And they’re all of the nemeton.

The FBI agent grabs Stiles from the hallway and tries to get him to talk about the things he knows but is obviously not sharing. Deaton comes to his rescue, while Lydia shows up at Derek’s and has an awkward confrontation with Peter. She’s there to find out where the nemeton is, but Peter tells her Talia took those memories from him and Derek.

In the forest, Morrell is running from the Alpha Pack. She’s surrounded, but throws out a circle of mountain ash, keeping the Alpha Pack at a (somewhat) safe distance. We find out that Morrell sent the mysterious girl in the first episode. It’s her job to maintain balance.

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Morrell also tells the twins and Kali that Deucalion was the one that killed Ennis. Deucalion throws his walking stick at her, knocking her from the circle of mountain ash. Scott stops the others from attacking Morrell, and she tells him that the parents are at the nemeton.

Back down in the root cellar, we learn that Melissa told the Sheriff everything. But Chris said the Sheriff already knew, and this is when we get the heartbreaking scene from Papa Stilinski about his wife, Claudia.

He was at the scene of a car crash where a young woman was dying. The woman gripped his hand so hard it almost broke and told him to go to his wife if he wanted to be with her when she died. Not believing, Stiles’ father didn’t go, and Stiles was left alone as his mother died in front of him.

In the forest, Deaton tells Stiles and Scott that the two of them and Allison have to be surrogate sacrifices for their parents. However, it’ll give power to the nemeton, which will be a beacon to all sorts of supernatural beings. There will also be a darkness around their hearts for the rest of their lives.

In order for it to work, someone important to them has to hold them down. For Stiles, that person is Lydia. For Scott, it’s Deaton, and for Allison, it’s Isaac. Scott’s face when he learns this about Allison is nothing short of heartbreaking.

Then Stiles drops a bomb. It turns out that Scott’s father is in town, and it’s none other than the FBI agent!

In the loft, Derek saves Cora by giving up his Alpha powers. Then we see our three heroes pushed under the ice water.

‘Teen Wolf’ season 3, episode 11 ‘Alpha Pact’ quotes

Stiles: “If that’s not enough of a kick to the balls, Scott went with Deucalion.”
Isaac: “Why’d you do this to us, Derek?”
Chris: “Retired, yes. Defenseless, no.”
Lydia: “Someone tried to strangle me, and I survived. I don’t need to hide that.”
Jennifer: “Now this is a sacrifice.”
Allison: “They’re all going to die, aren’t they?”
Danielle: “Okay, you can have my session. You got bigger issues.”
Deucalion: “I’ll kill any living thing that gets in my way.”
Morrell: “If Derek joins the pack, it paves the way for Scott.”
Deaton: “You’d be surprised at what you’ve yet to see.”

Teen Wolf season 3, episode 12 “Lunar Ellipse” will air next week, Monday, August 19 at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.

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New ‘Power Rangers’ movie costumes revealed

The suits for the ladies are... questionable.

12:30 pm EDT, May 5, 2016

Can we morph into a world where female super heroes don’t have to wear high heels?

EW.com has exclusively revealed the first look at what the new Power Rangers costumes will look like when they hit the big screen next year. Check them out below.

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The new suits are explained as “alien” according to costumer designer Andrew Menzies. “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume. Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans.”

Noticeably in the picture, both the Pink Ranger and the Yellow Ranger’s costumes feature full busts and even wedge heels. Haven’t we learned anything about last year’s Jurassic World protests!?

This photo comes after the previously released photo of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa which also featured a brand new look.

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What are your thoughts about the new Power Rangers suits? Should they have stuck a little closer to the original concept from the hit ’90s TV show?

Power Rangers hits theaters March 24, 2017. The cast includes Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy.

Veronica Roth’s upcoming science fiction novel is titled Carve the Mark, and hits store shelves on January 17, 2017.

An official website (complete with a countdown clock!) launched Thursday morning. It reveals the cover (above) and synopsis for Carve the Mark, which will apparently appeal to “fans of Star Wars and Divergent.”

The cover is interesting, as it appears to show cuts made in stone, with something like gold seeping out of the openings. “Honor has no place in survival,” the book’s tagline reads.

Here’s the full synopsis:

On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuvhe, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive — no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive—or to destroy one another.

Intriguing! I’m liking the sound of these currentgifts and their influence on this science fiction world.

Previous reports have described Carve the Mark as the first part in a duology, with part 2 getting a release in 2018.

This will be the first book published since Roth wrapped up the Divergent Series. Although Allegiant was released in 2013, a book with short stories about Four arrived the following summer.

You can pre-order Carve the Mark here. Do you think you’ll be reading it?

Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle may have only just crash-landed in a dumpster near you, but we’ve already got information on the second book!

According to his newly upgraded website (hey! us too!), the second book in Rick Riordan’s latest Greek mythology series will be released on May 2, 2017 and is titled The Dark Prophecy. That doesn’t sound ominous at all.

The synopsis reads, “Zeus has punished his son Apollo–god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more–by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered 16-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers? After experiencing a series of dangerous–and frankly, humiliating–trials at Camp Half-Blood, Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America. Fortunately, what he lacks in godly graces he’s gaining in new friendships–with heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series. Come along for what promises to be a harrowing, hilarious, and haiku-filled ride.”

Riordan’s fancy new website has a cool feature where, as you scroll the page, the dotted yellow line is replaced by a solid red one, like you’re really seeing yourself exploring the world as you venture through his books. (Accurate.) The Hidden Oracle took place in New York City, but our map tells us Apollo will be venturing into the unknown for the second book. Or has that bit of information just not been set in stone yet? There was something about Indiana…and bananas.

The Trials of Apollo is already off to a fantastic start. Check back later for our review of The Hidden Oracle and other in-depth coverage.

What did you think of ‘The Hidden Oracle’?