Teen Wolf season 3, episode 13, “Anchors,” just finished airing. Read our recap and discuss the episode with fellow fans!

Teen Wolf season 3, episode 13, titled “Anchors,” begins with Stiles in bed having a nightmare, repeatedly mumbling “don’t let them in.” We’re thrown into his dream, which lands us in Beacon Hills High School. The Nemeton is featured right away, and comes alive as Stiles tries to touch it.

Every Stydia shipper’s heart then skips a beat as Stiles wakes up and we realize Lydia is beside him in bed. Stiles explains to her that he had a dream within a dream, and then pauses to ask why she’s there. He gets out of bed to shut his door, worried that “they” might get in. The only problem is that when he walks out, he comes upon the Nemeton once more.

Again, it was only a dream.

The next day at school, Stiles is talking to Scott, telling him about sleep paralysis and his nightmares. “You know what scares me the most?” Stiles asks. “I’m not even sure this is real.” And in that moment, Stiles wakes up screaming, finally in the real world.

Is this Teen Wolf, or Inception!?

The next morning we see Scott experiencing some difficulty with his powers right before he has a tense conversation with Isaac about his feelings for Allison, which gets Isaac thrown against the wall.

Their relationship is…complicated.

Allison finds herself in a hallucination where she’s made her way to the morgue. When she looks inside a cold chamber bearing her aunt’s name, Kate makes her way up the chamber, and we’re certain we’re going to have nightmares for a month.

Scott, Stiles, and Allison continue to struggle through their day while Lydia, for her part, takes great pleasure in the fact that she’s not the crazy one anymore.

We also get our first glimpse of Kira as she gets an embarrassing introduction by her father, the new history teacher at Beacon Hills.

Teen Wolf Anchors Kira

Scott begins to transform in the middle of the hallway, and Stiles must rush him off to an empty classroom. Scott finds a way to stop the change, and Stiles realizes that not all of this is in their heads — it actually is happening to them.

Sheriff Stilinski, meanwhile, is working through some old files now that he’s a bit more enlightened to some of the circumstances that probably took place during those times.

Eight years ago, Papa Stilinski had to tell a man that his wife and two daughters were killed in a car crash. The youngest daughter, Malia, was seemingly dragged from the wreckage by coyotes and was never found. And since the accident happened on a full moon, the Sheriff thinks werewolves could have been involved.

As the group discusses what could be going on with them, Kira walks over and offers a possible explanation. It’s called Bardo, she says, which is a Tibetan word for an in between state, something that’s caught between life and death. There are several stages of Bardo, which include hallucinations and even being visited by deities. And the final stage of Bardo is death.

Of course it is.

Scott and Stiles head over to the one person they can usually trust to have some of the answers: Deaton. He explains that their subconscious is trying to communicate with them, and even translates the sign language Stiles saw when he was hallucinating. The meaning of the phrase is, “When is a door not a door?” And the answer, as Scott points out, is when it’s a jar (“ajar”).

So not only do Scott and Co. have to deal with their usual level of craziness, but they also have to deal with the fact that a door into their minds has now been opened. When exactly are they supposed to get their homework done?

Teen Wolf Anchors Stiles

As the boys are leaving Deaton’s, Papa Stilinski shows up to ask Scott for help in finding Malia’s body. So, as the sheriff interviews Malia’s father about the accident, Stiles and Scott sneak in upstairs to try to get a lock on the girl’s scent, but all Scott can smell is the family pet. The sheriff feels pretty bad about bringing up old memories for Mr. Tate, and that’s when the truth comes out: He’s doing all of this because Scott’s father is reviewing his ability to solve cases, and it might get him fired.

Scott is so angry that he nearly transforms in front of his dad, but his mom pulls him out of the room just in time. Scott has trouble stopping the transformation because Allison was his anchor, and he no longer has Allison. “Then be your own anchor,” she says.

Scott rushes over to Stiles’ house in the middle of the night, and the two of them plan to find Malia’s body on their own. Anyone else getting flashbacks to season 1?

Isaac and Allison are in bed together during a pretty steamy scene, though Allison is clearly still thinking about Scott and how he might feel about all of this. That’s when we realize this is all a dream, as Kate pops up out of nowhere and kills Isaac.

Stiles and Scott stumble upon the wreckage from eight years ago, and they quickly realize they’re not alone out in the woods. Scott chases after a coyote, and when he catches up to it, he realizes that it’s actually Malia. And her eyes are blue!

In the final scene, we see Derek and Peter tied up to a chain link fence, getting tortured. The only glimpse we see of their assailant is of a man’s hand holding a knife.

Our favorite ‘Teen Wolf’ season 3, episode 13 ‘Anchors’ quotes

“Pain makes you human.” – Scott

“Stilinski, stop reminding me why I drink. Every night.” – Coach Finstock

“No, wait a sec, I know that look. That’s the ‘we know exactly what’s wrong with you and have no way to fix it’ look.” – Stiles

“Be your own anchor.” – Melissa McCall

“You and me, we’re going to go out and find a body. A dead body.” – Scott

Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

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Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

In related news, the cast and crew kicked off their press tour today in Paris. Disney released the following adorable photo of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken as they start publicizing the movie, which opens in theaters March 17:

Can’t wait to see it!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?