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

In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?

It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

Update: He did it again.


See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

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Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

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Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

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Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

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Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

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Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21