Teen Wolf season 3, episode 17, “Silverfinger,” just finished airing. Read our recap and discuss the episode with fellow fans!

Teen Wolf season 3, episode 17, titled “Silverfinger,” begins with a flashback to a younger Chris. He was only 18 and he was in Japan. This was when he first came up against the masked warriors. But they weren’t after Chris, thank goodness. Instead, they attacked someone who was supernatural, though Chris doesn’t know what the man was.

A man named Katashi, nicknamed Silverfinger, is the only one who survived. Chris has been looking for him all night, though it’s been difficult. The group realizes that he may be the only one who has answers for them, though. All Chris can tell Scott and the others is that the mask the warriors wear hides absolute darkness beneath.

The next morning, Kira sneaks back home and fondly remembers being dropped off by Scott. Scott is obviously worried about what she thinks of him and the others being werewolves, but he shouldn’t be. Kira asks to see his werewolf face, and he shows her, much to her delight.

The twins decide to take it upon themselves to protect Scott because they think the “demonic ninjas” are after him. Scott appreciates the gesture, but he’s not entirely sure he wants their protection around the clock. Not only that, but he believes the warriors might be after Kira.

Scott slips his protectors to talk to Stiles, who goes to show him what he learned earlier that morning — that he was the one who opened the chemical closet door and wrote the message to Barrow on the board. Unfortunately, all the evidence is gone, including the key. Stiles swears he had it, and even compares something Barrow did as the Shrapnel Bomber with the trick Stiles played on Coach on Mischief Night.

Chris comes up with a plan to draw Katashi out. He’s going to sell him an antique gun, since Katashi is a collector. Unfortunately, Katashi isn’t going to make the deal himself, and Chris sends Isaac in to distract the men long enough for Allison and Chris to find his old enemy.

Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 17 Silverfinger Allison Isaac Kissing

Isaac is extremely nervous and doesn’t think he’s going to be able to pull off the disguise, but Allison convinces him with a kiss (and a little groping) that he’s man enough to do it. It works flawlessly.

Stiles checks himself into the hospital, and Melissa takes down the information about how he’s feeling. She gives him a sedative since he hasn’t been sleeping, and with a whisper of “Thanks, Mom,” he drifts off. But Melissa isn’t content to leave it at that, and compares Stiles’ charts to his mother’s. It turns out she suffered from the same things Stiles is currently suffering from, which include hallucinations, panic attacks, and insomnia.

Scott slips his protectors once again and brings Kira to his house in order to keep her safe from the masked warriors. Kira tells him she thinks she is a Kitsune, since they take the form of a fox and being able to control electricity is part of their power. Scott and Kira almost kiss, but they break apart when Scott thinks his mother has arrived home.

Unfortunately, it is Agent McCall who arrives at the house, and he’s there because he knows the two of them broke into his office. While there, the sun goes down, and the masked warriors attack them. Agent McCall is injured, but Derek and the twins show up to help Scott defend his home. When they drive the warriors out, Melissa triggers a magical security system that Deaton helped install, and the warriors are successfully kept at bay.

Back with Katashi, Chris and Allison confront the man and Chris reminds him of who he is. When he shows Katashi the mask, the old man says that the masked warriors are called oni, and that they are demons and are unstoppable. The oni are looking for someone who is possessed, and they’re marking the ones who are not.

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Katashi also explains that there are 13 kinds of kitsune, and one of them is evil — the nogitsune. The man from 24 years ago, the one the oni originally attacked, was possessed by this dark spirit. Katashi says they must let the oni kill the nogitsune, no matter who it is.

Agent McCall is seriously injured from the oni, and Melissa tells Scott he needs to go to the hospital. But how can they leave if the house is surrounded?

Agent McCall wants to talk to Scott, but Melissa tells him he’s not going to do it on his deathbed. In the other room, the oni find their way into the house, and after a talk with Allison, Scott tells everyone to do nothing. The oni check Scott and Kira, and they find that nothing is possessing either one of them.

In the final scene, Melissa and Scott get Agent McCall to the hospital just in time. Scott goes to find Stiles, but before he does, we’re treated to quite a different Stiles than we’re used to.

The oni show up to check Stiles and they find that he is indeed possessed with the dark spirit of the nogitsune. Before they can attack him, however, the dark spirit takes over and Stiles kills each one of the oni. As Scott shows up, Stiles reverts back to his normal self and acts as if nothing is wrong.

Our favorite ‘Teen Wolf’ season 3, episode 17 ‘Silverfinger’ quotes

“Since this is our first experience with demonic ninjas, we’re thinking we should play it safe.” – Ethan

“Thanks, Mom.” – Stiles

“How do you feel now?” – Allison

“They are demons, and they are unstoppable.” – Katashi

“I’ve seen the bad guys, and you’re not one of them.” – Scott

“I owe you more than my life. I owe you my honor.” – Katashi

When the news broke about X-Men: Supernova being adapted for film, the reactions were as predictable as they were extreme: “Yay!” from the fanboys and “Oy vey” from the general populace. And strange as it feels to me, I align with the casual moviegoers, despite being the guy who went to see the last two X-movies dressed as Mystique and Cyclops.

A quick word about my X-geek credentials: I’m not a comic book reader, but was obsessed with all the TV shows, and transferred that obsession to the film franchise. And I don’t hate The Last Stand as much as you want me to; I just thought it was meh.

I think rehashing the Dark Phoenix storyline is a bad idea both financially and creatively. Financially, it wouldn’t go over well with casual moviegoers. Anyone who knows enough to be excited about a Dark Phoenix movie would go see it anyway, and everyone else will wonder why they should bother seeing a story they just saw 12 years earlier. There’s a reason Amazing Spiderman made less than two-thirds the gross of the original Spiderman, despite 3D and a decade of inflation — why bother paying to see a film when you can just stream the last incarnation?

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When the news broke about X-Men: Supernova being adapted for film, the reactions were as predictable as they were extreme: “Yay!” from the fanboys and “Oy vey” from the general populace. And strange as it feels to me, I align with the casual moviegoers, despite being the guy who went to see the last two X-movies dressed as Mystique and Cyclops.

A quick word about my X-geek credentials: I’m not a comic book reader, but was obsessed with all the TV shows, and transferred that obsession to the film franchise. And I don’t hate The Last Stand as much as you want me to; I just thought it was meh.

I think rehashing the Dark Phoenix storyline is a bad idea both financially and creatively. Financially, it wouldn’t go over well with casual moviegoers. Anyone who knows enough to be excited about a Dark Phoenix movie would go see it anyway, and everyone else will wonder why they should bother seeing a story they just saw 12 years earlier. There’s a reason Amazing Spiderman made less than two-thirds the gross of the original Spiderman, despite 3D and a decade of inflation — why bother paying to see a film when you can just stream the last incarnation?

Creatively, I want to see the film franchise take on a new story, instead of trying to do an old one better. Sony finally figured that out: no one wants to pay to see Peter Parker watch Uncle Ben get killed yet again, so just move on. Even from watching the cartoons and reading Wikipedia, I know that X-Men has some fantastic storylines to explore: Genosha, Legacy Virus, or House of M. When the films have given the fans a cinematic incarnation of an exciting new story, the results have been overwhelmingly positive: consider Days of Future Past, or the excitement for Old Man Logan.

Even if they redo Dark Phoenix, what are the odds it’ll be that much better? Sophie Turner is not a markedly better actress than Famke Janssen. It would be at the same studio, produced by a lot of the same people who did The Last Stand and Apocalypse. It may be time to just write off the Dark Phoenix saga as a lost cause for the film franchise. Fans will always have the original comics to return to, and two animated incarnations of it (‘90s X-Men and Wolverine and the X-Men).

It’s the same way I feel about the Harry Potter franchise: I wish we could get decent movie adaptations of the books, but I’m much more excited for new stories in Fantastic Beasts, and happy to ignore the movies in favor of rereading the books. Films are not the be-all-end-all creative expression of a story.

Of course, I’ll still go see X-Men: Supernova when it comes out, but I really hope the next X-Men film gives me something to be excited about. I am familiar with going in to see films and thinking, “God, I hope they don’t eff it up again.” That’s how I felt for the latter Harry Potter movies. I’d be happy if they did a film centered on Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, because I thought she was one of the few highlights of X-Men Apocalypse, but I truly hope they just leave the Dark Phoenix storyline well enough alone.

Do you want to see a retread of Dark Phoenix, or are you over it?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunner Jed Whedon discusses those killer twists and writing fanfiction in the aftermath of the spring finale.

Jed Whedon wrote and directed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, the episode that brought the current LMD storyline to an ostensible close. “Self Control” also completely changed the game for the rest of the season, sending Daisy into the ‘upside down’ of the world of the Framework to rescue the rest of the team.

But the Framework is a world where resolved regrets have appalling consequences — and that world is run by the likes of Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Whedon offered up his thoughts on upcoming themes, that crazy return, and the life and death stakes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hydra.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunner Jed Whedon discusses those killer twists and writing fanfiction in the aftermath of the spring finale.

Jed Whedon wrote and directed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, the episode that brought the current LMD storyline to an ostensible close. “Self Control” also completely changed the game for the rest of the season, sending Daisy into the ‘upside down’ of the world of the Framework to rescue the rest of the team.

But the Framework is a world where resolved regrets have appalling consequences — and that world is run by the likes of Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Whedon offered up his thoughts on upcoming themes, that crazy return, and the life and death stakes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hydra.

First, what’s it like being an evil genius, destroyer of fandoms?

Oh well, you know! I get a lot of love-hate tweets at me.

When did you first have the idea to go into this alternate timeline, and basically write fanfiction of your own story?

You know, we end every year with talking about what next year will be. So last year, we had a lot of different things on our plate that we wanted to get into the season, and I think you can see we packed a lot in. But there’s sort of three big ideas — Ghost Rider, LMDs, and some sort of alt-world where we could, as you say, write some fanfiction for our characters and explore new things.

You know, I think this is our eighty-first episode that just aired, and that’s a lot of stories. So it’s refreshing for everybody, in production, action, and writers, to flip the script for a little while and get to sort of shake it out and use a new muscle.

So that’s something we talked about doing, and then figuring out how to do it, and how to make all those stories sort of become one thing was the real puzzle. And that’s where the Darkhold came in, and the idea that, finding a way that the Darkhold could sort of get us new tech, and the tech could get us to Alt-World. And so it was sort of a year in the making, and then it’s just a question of, what do we want to do in there? What kind of fun do we want to have?

Speaking of that, can you clarify the parameters of the Framework? Is it really an ideal world, as Aida and Radcliffe seem to think?

Yeah, I think that Radcliffe and Aida set out to duplicate the world, and with some of the info that Aida got from the Darkhold, they were able to do that. Now, the one change that they made was they plugged I think five people into it and repaired one regret for each of them, and that seems to have had a little bit of a ripple effect. We’ll get to learn more about the nature of that reality, but they were setting out to make our world. And it just seems when you change something, there’s a little bit of a butterfly effect.

So putting Jemma aside, who is decidedly her own case as she is apparently dead, which character’s new life do you think will be most surprising to fans?

Well, that’s a little bit of a wait and see question. But one thing I can say is that the themes we’re exploring are sort of, are you different if you’re in a different situation? Or are you inherently the same person? Obviously, we see May standing without much fear in a Hydra building, seemingly like she’s on top of the world. And so the question is, is she still her? Or have her new experiences changed her enough to be someone else?

Those are some of the themes that we’re going to explore. And you’ll get to see how each person is different and sort of judge for yourself who is the most different. But those are some of the themes we wanted to dig into. Is there a true you, or are you made up of your regrets — and what happens if you take those away?

And in terms of Jemma, you were very careful to obscure the date of her death on the tombstone. Is there any significance to that, or a mystery we should be keeping an eye out for?

In general in the Marvel Universe, dates are avoided. Because so much is connected… and I think that if you really asked, they would say that since the first Iron Man movie, like, two months has passed, or something insane! [laughs] You know, I think that we try to avoid them in general, but also it’s just so that you don’t know what’s happening, and we don’t have to answer all those questions, or stick super strictly to the exact timeline of when things would have occurred, so that we can have a little more wiggle room in terms of what stories we tell.

But yeah, we don’t know if it happened 20 years ago, or recently. We don’t know because we put a little flower over that!

But there’s a chance that we’ll see Jemma again?

There is a chance! And I’ll just say that we love Elizabeth [Henstridge] too much to have her go out off camera.

Okay, cool! So in terms of Ward, you definitely know how to keep the fandom churning! Is there a possibility that he will show up beyond the alternate universe, or is his role strictly in imaginary land?

Well, we’ll have to wait and see. But right now, there’s only five people in the Framework who actually have bodies in our world. [Ward] is a simulation, but he’s a simulation of exactly who he was. As Yo-Yo says, how do you populate a whole world? And Daisy very conveniently answers, “With the Darkhold.” It’s sort of our catch-all/fix-all solve this year, the Darkhold. It gave them this ability to sort of duplicate our world, so he is Grant Ward as we knew him.

Now, the world is different around him, and so whether or not he reacted the same to the changes in the world, we’ll see. But Grant Ward never enters the picture and makes things run smoother!

That’s for sure. So if you were to boil down what we can expect from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hydra, what would you say?

Nightmares and dreams coming true.

…Oh boy.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×16, “What If…” will air on Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

Instagram has launched a new feature which’ll decrease the amount of stress you may feel when creating a post.

Sometimes you want to share multiple pictures or videos from one experience, but you may want to avoid clogging your friends’ feeds with multiple posts in a row. Or, you just can’t decide which photo you want to share to brag about your night.

One solution has been to stick multiple images into a single frame — a trick that became so popular, Instagram made their own app for it called Layouts. But stress no more! On February 22, Instagram released a new feature which lets you upload multiple photos to a single post.

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Instagram has launched a new feature which’ll decrease the amount of stress you may feel when creating a post.

Sometimes you want to share multiple pictures or videos from one experience, but you may want to avoid clogging your friends’ feeds with multiple posts in a row. Or, you just can’t decide which photo you want to share to brag about your night.

One solution has been to stick multiple images into a single frame — a trick that became so popular, Instagram made their own app for it called Layouts. But stress no more! On February 22, Instagram released a new feature which lets you upload multiple photos to a single post.

Multi-image Instagram posts are limited to the square format and only use one caption, but each image can receive their own filter. To view all the images, your followers swipe left or right. Up to 10 images can be placed in a single post.

In a way, the new feature lets you create a Snapchat or Instagram-like story that lives forever. It’s a welcome addition — previously only available to advertisers — and should streamline each user’s feed.

Now it’s Snapchat’s turn to copy off of Insta. Is it only a matter of time until Snap lets you permanently keep photos, videos, and stories accessible to the public in some sort of profile?

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