The title of Teen Wolf Season 3, Episode 3 is “Fireflies.” While that evokes warm summer eves and soft breezes, the promo pretty much dashes all expectations that we’ll go gentle into this good night. Check out our second-by-second analysis of the video. A word of warning? There will be death.
0:01 — Close-up on Stiles’s face
0:02 — Death
Oh, that’s comforting.
0:03–0:04 — Tumble in the woods
And not the sexy kind of tumble.
0:05–0:07 — Detectives Stiles and McCall try to figure it out.
A serial killer who likes to rip throats out? We shall call him the Beacon Hills Slasher.
0:08 — Death is coming.
Isn’t it already here? (RIP, Erica.)
0:09 — Underwater shot
Lydia’s going to stick her head in the Pensieve!
0:10 — Body under covers
Yep, it looks like death is definitely here.
0:11 — Derek holds Erica.
D struggles to hold back his manly Alpha tears.
0:12 — “They killed someone.”
So, this episode is just all about death, isn’t it?
0:13 — Is that Allison’s judge-y face?
Or her, “Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have wiped away that Mountain Ash” face?
0:13 — Oh, Boyd.
Did we catch you at a bad time?
0:14–0:15 — Peter breaks it down.
What’s an Alpha without his pack?
0:16–0:17 — “You can always make more werewolves.”
But we like these werewolves!
0:19 — What’s shaking?
No, seriously. We have no idea what’s going on.
0:20 — (Blood) spit take
Never a good look.
0:21–0:22 — Derek doesn’t want innocent people to die.
0:23–0:24 — Alpha vs. Pack Member
When will this werewolf-on-werewolf violence end?
0:25–0:26 — Scott’s feeling self-conscious.
Now, Scott. You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like you.
0:27 — A glowing stick
What is this wizardry?
0:28 — Scott wants to call for backup.
Not a bad plan.
0:29 — Derek isn’t having it.
Just file him under “Doesn’t play well with others.”
0:30 — Someone’s got a gun...
Trained on Scott.
0:31 — Papa Argent!
Someone’s back on hunting duty.
0:32–0:33 — Scott wants werewolf-hunting lessons?
No wonder this episode is so deadly.
0:34 — Bloody hands.
Any idea who she is?
0:35 — Stiles figures it all out.
Good, because we’re still very confused.
0:36 — Lydia screams.
Must we always end things this way?
0:37 — “Who Will Die?”
Oh, this is a much scarier way to end things. Thanks, guys.