Teen Wolf season 3, episode 18, “Riddled,” just finished airing. Read our recap and discuss the episode with fellow fans!

Teen Wolf season 3, episode 18, titled “Riddled,” begins with a phone call from Stiles to Scott, and we’re automatically thrown right into the situation at hand: Stiles doesn’t know where he is, he’s injured, and he can’t move. Scott and Isaac must rescue him.

Aiden and Lydia are in the school late at night, and she’s drawing him for her art class. Aiden has some notions of modeling nude for her, but before anything can ensue, Lydia hears Stiles’ voice coming out of the radio asking for help.

Kira is lying in bed doing homework. She reaches over to turn on her lamp, but the bulb is blown. However, when she goes to remove it, her hand sparks with electricity and the light bulb turns on and then explodes. Her mother comes in to change the bulb for her, and we see that the new light bulb also lights up when Mrs. Yukimura touches it.

Scott, Isaac, Lydia, and Aiden meet in Stiles’ bedroom. There are a pair of scissors embedded in the middle of the bed, with all the red yarn leading from the scissors up to his boards of unsolved cases. Lydia and Aiden stay behind to see if they can find any clues in Stiles’ room, while Scott and Isaac go tell Stiles’ dad that he’s missing.

Then, we get our first look at Stiles. He’s lying on the ground in a basement with his foot in a bear trap. A bandaged man is sitting in the corner, and he draws the symbol for “self” on the wall with chalk. But as soon as Stiles says it out loud, it disappears.

The sheriff is clearly upset, but he quickly gets his officers in crisis mode. They locate Stiles’ jeep, and find that it’s at the hospital. But it’s dead and Stiles is nowhere to be found. On the roof, Derek tells Scott that he can tell Stiles was up there and he was stressed as he struggled with himself.

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Lydia realizes that she can hear voices when she pulls on the red strings in Stiles’ bedroom. She finds out that Stiles is being held in the basement of the same mental asylum where William Barrow, the Shrapnel Bomber, was committed.

Back with the bandaged man, the creature tells Stiles he’s actually trying to save his life. Lydia, Scott, Aiden, and the sheriff show up at the basement of the mental asylum, but Stiles isn’t there. They leave, but the camera pans over to the wall, where we see scratches in the shape of the symbol for self.

If you’re wondering — no, we have no idea what’s going on either.

Melissa and Agent McCall team up to try to find Stiles. McCall thinks he’s still sleepwalking and that he only believes he’s in a basement. We get a little sneak peek of what their marriage was like, and it involved McCall having an apparent drinking problem. (Can you say hypocrite?)

Melissa and Agent McCall find Stiles in the coyote den, and he eventually wakes up screaming, obviously not knowing what’s going on.

Allison’s phone is turned off even though she didn’t do it herself. There’s a message on there in Japanese, and she and Isaac go to Mr. Yukimura to find out what it says. He translates it, saying that it’s a fake message about a Japanese internment camp.

Aiden tells Derek he thinks Stiles is the nogitsune. At first Derek thinks he’s being an idiot, but after a minute, it’s clear he thinks it could be a possibility. Back at the hospital, Stiles is fine, and Scott and Lydia go home because they have school the next day. Lydia hears some banging that no one else hears, but she ignores it.

Scott’s in a daze at school, and Derek shows up to tell Kira not to take it personally. Well, that, and to ask her what exactly happened at the power station. They go there so Kira can show him, and find Stiles’ bat is magnetized. Derek wants Kira to tell him everything she knows about foxfire.

Lydia is hypersensitive to sounds at school. Scott visits Stiles as he goes to do some tests. They’re looking for signs of frontotemporal dementia, which is what his mother died from. It’s when the areas of brain start to shrink. Scott is clearly upset, but he tells his best friend he’ll do anything he can to save him.

Derek figures out that Barrow used Kira’s foxfire to jump-start the nogitsune’s powers that was inside of Stiles. Derek relays this information to Scott, and also tells him that when he talked to his mother, Talia told him that the Hales not only lived in Beacon Hills, they protected it.

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Scott and Derek go back to the roof, realizing that Stiles was trying to protect everyone from what he was about to do. They find equipment that makes it obvious Stiles was going to do something very similar to what Barrow might have done. Meanwhile, Lydia continues to hear the banging sound, and we find out that it’s the MRI machine Stiles is going through. She screams when she can no longer take it.

Back at the hospital, parts of Stiles’ brain show signs of atrophy.

In the machine, Stiles closes his eyes and is again transported into the dream-like state with the bandaged man. The creature once again asks him, “Everyone has it, but no one can lose it.” He tells Stiles that if he can figure the riddle out, then maybe he won’t kill everyone he loves.

Under that kind of pressure, Stiles tells the creature the answer is a shadow. That’s when the bandaged man unwraps himself…and we see that it is Stiles.

Back in the real world, there’s a power surge in the hospital, and with that distraction, Stiles slips away. That’s when Mrs. Yukimura shows up and confronts Stiles, who seems to be fully possessed by the nogitsune now. She tells him that she will stop him, even if it means killing an innocent boy.

Mrs. Yukimura makes the oni appear, but Stiles isn’t afraid of them. That’s when Mrs. Yukimura threatens to pull out the big guns. Too bad we don’t know who that is just yet.

Our favorite ‘Teen Wolf’ season 3, episode 18 ‘Riddled’ quotes

“Don’t ask. It gets more confusing when you ask.” – Aiden

“Not who are you, Stiles. Who are we?” – The Bandaged Man

“In this town, there’s always something more.” – Derek

“I think we need to do some tests.” – Sheriff Stilinski

“Stiles, if you have it, we’ll do something. I’ll do something.” – Scott

The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

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The Powers That Be have spoken, and they’re saying Guillermo del Toro will not be making a third Hellboy installment.

Fans across the globe are shedding tears as we learn that director/writer del Toro will not be helming another Hellboy movie. It’s time to punch something, smoke a cigar, and then find a kitten before you settle in for the bad news.

In mid-January, del Toro asked fans to vote in a 24-hour poll to show support for making Hellboy III. He promised that if it got 100,000 votes within the time frame, he’d take it to the studio and have a talk with them about making the film.

Unfortunately, del Toro did not get the answer we were hoping for.

However, there is hope for fans of the comics, as artist and creator Mike Mignola reminded us that just because del Toro isn’t going to be involved anymore, it doesn’t mean there won’t be future Hellboy movies. There’s always hope.

This is good news for those who perhaps didn’t like del Toro’s take on the character. It hints at a possible reboot of the franchise, but if that were to happen, don’t expect Ron Perlman to reprise his role.

For those who fell in love with Perlman’s interpretation of the titular character, this is certainly a blow. However, del Toro does wish the franchise luck, and it’s not like he’s hurting for work (he’s got Netflix’s Trollhunters, Pacific Rim 2, and The Shape of Water, to just name a few).

This tweet is certainly interesting, as it hints that he wanted to take Hellboy in a new direction, but his vision did not match the vision of the studio. Does this mean they’ve got another idea in mind already, and if so, will it be Hellboy III, or a Hellboy for a new generation?

With Ron Perlman out of the picture, it’s likely the studio may try to do a reboot, rather than replace the actor for a potential sequel. If there is a reboot, there could be resistance from fans, but with updated technology and someone else’s vision, we could be looking at an interesting new set of superhero movies that will still feel different from the blockbusters currently taking over cinemas.

Are you interested in a new ‘Hellboy’ franchise?

The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

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The movie adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is progressing nicely as Jennifer Garner is in talks to join the cast.

Back in December we relayed news that Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) was cast as the titular character in Simon, which would be directed by Arrow-verse helmer Greg Berlanti.

According to Deadline, Jennifer Garner is currently negotiating a deal with the film to star as Simon’s mother. She’ll be joining Robinson, Katherine Langford (Leah Burke), Alexandra Shipp (Abby Suso), and Logan Miller (Martin Addison).

The synopsis for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda reads, “Simon Spier is sixteen and in love. Sure, he has never met the mysterious ‘Blue’ in person, but he’s falling hard and fast for their email love letters. There’s only one problem: Blue is a boy, Simon is gay, and he hasn’t told anyone else.”

The novel made the world (and Hypable) fall in love with the story, and the current cast and creative team have fans excited for this adaptation. With Wyck Godfrey’s Temple Hill Entertainment (The Maze Runner series, The Twilight Saga, and the upcoming Power Rangers) behind the scenes, it’s bound to be a big production.

How excited are you for ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’?

Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

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Iwan Rheon has been cast as Maximus in Marvel’s upcoming ABC series, Inhumans.

Iwan Rheon will star as Maximus, an integral member of the Inhuman royal family. As the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt, Maximus holds considerable power in the alien city of Attilan. Charming and clever, he is exceptionally loyal to his people.

But unsurprisingly to those familiar with Rheon’s body of work, Maximus also hides darker ambitions — including taking the throne from Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon is best known for his terrifying turn as Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s Game of Thrones. He has starred in the British series Misfits and Vicious, and may never play a hero again in his life.

Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb, who also serves as an executive producer on Inhumans, suggests that those villainous skills will be well-deployed in the role of Maximus.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life,” Loeb says. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

Showrunner Scott Buck agrees.

“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment,” he says, “And I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Marvel’s Inhumans will be produced in partnership with IMAX. The first two episodes will screen in IMAX theaters before the show’s network debut in mid September. Spanning the course of eight episodes, the series will tell the story of the Inhuman royal family, with the associated drama that just happens when you’re a family of aliens with magical powers trying to rule a secret city.

A leaked cast list for Inhumans hinted at a complex lineup of characters, including Black Bolt’s wife Medusa and her sister Crystal. Karnak, as well as the three-legged horse Gorgon and amphibious Triton round out the eclectic cast. And with Iwan Rheon in place as Maximus, it seems like just a matter of time before the rest of the family falls into line.

What do you think of Iwan Rheon as Maximus in Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’?

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