Allison asked Kate if it was Derek at all the animal attacks, and Kate told her there were 3 werewolves, another beta like Derek and an alpha, which is bigger, stronger, and nastier. Kate led her out of the dungeon, and Allison asked her when her parents were going to tell her. Kate replies that her parents hadn't even decided if they were going to tell her.
Allison gets pulled over for speeding.
Kate told her that where her parents saw a frightened girl, she sees natural hunter talent. She told Allison to keep going with her life and try to be a normal teenager. The winter formal is Friday night. Kate told Allison that she's going to help her catch the second beta.
Allison heads to somewhere in the warehouse district for some target practice.
Scott wakes up on Deaton's exam table and hops to his feet. Deaton pats him on the chest and suggests he sit down. Someone comes into the clinic, and Scott tries to warn Deaton that it's Peter, but Deaton goes out to tell Peter that they're closed. Peter tells him he's there to pick up. "I'm not sure I remember you dropping off," Deaton replies. They speak to each other as though they're really talking about a pet, but Deaton doesn't give any ground. Peter tries to walk into the back room, but the gate between him and Deaton is made of mountain ash, and he is unable to cross the barrier. He throws a chair in anger, but Deaton doesn't flinch. "Let me be as clear as possible. We. Are. Closed." Peter takes his leave, but he tells Scott that there are other, more vulnerable people who can help him get what he wants.
Scott thinks he means Allison.
Scott tears apart his room looking for his phone. Stiles sighs in frustration and asks why he can't get another new phone. Scott tells him he can't afford one and says that he can't do this alone and needs to find Derek. Stiles points out that he exists, therefore Scott isn't alone, and that Derek is likely dead because he walked into gunfire. Scott tells him that the Argents are going to use Derek to get Peter, and Stiles thinks that that sounds like a great plan that they should just allow to happen. "Not if Peter is going after Allison to find Derek!" Since Scott can't protect Allison on his own, he needs to find Derek first.
Scott drops onto his bed, and Stiles tells him that he can't protect everyone, but Scott insists that he has to.
Kate taunts him. "Bet you always used to have people coming up to you saying, 'Smile, Derek. Why don't you smile more?' Don't you wanna just kick those peope in the face?" He opens his eyes then and glares at her, like that's exactly what he's thinking. "I can think of one." She asks him if he promises to fight, because if he's going to be that much fun she'll let him go. She grabs his phone (really Scott's phone) and starts looking through it for clues, telling him how much she hates the detective work. Derek asks if she's going to torture him or just keep talking.
She tells him that she doesn't want to torture him, she just wants to catch up. "Remember all the fun we had together?" "Like the time you burned my family alive?" She comes up to him and says that she was thinking more about the hot, crazy sex they had, which given his age is an admission to statutory rape. She licks a line up his midsection, and his bites at her. His reaction has the hallmarks of a PTSD episode to it, in the way he pants and shakes in fear, trying to control himself even after she's stopped touching him. Another hunter enters, who does plan to torture him.
It is night time again, and Scott is keeping watch outside Allison's window. He's having trouble staying awake and eventually falls asleep and falls off the roof.
In the locker room, Coach Bobby Finstock tells Scott that he can't go to the formal because he's failing 3 classes. He should have been cut from the team, but Finstock told them he'd sooner cut off his last remaining testicle than cut his best player. Scott asks if not being allowed to go to the formal is a compromise, and Finstock tells him it is. Scott annouces that he quits, but the Coach just laughs.
Scott then asks Jackson to take Allison to the dance. Jackson tells him to go screw himself. Scott points out that he got shot saving Jackson's life, but when Jackson asks for proof, Scott can't give him any because the wound healed. Scott begs, but Jackson suggests having Allison's dad watch over her if the danger is so great. Scott obviously can't, though, without giving himself away. Jackson says it isn't his problem, but Scott doesn't believe that Jackson could have spent so much time getting to know her without coming to like her. "You can't tell me that you don't care if she gets hurt." But, in fact, that's basically what Jackson says. After he leaves, Stiles tells Scott that "I told you so" isn't nearly strong enough for this situation.
Scott tries a different tactic. He wolfs out and scares the crap out of Jackson. Next we see, Jackson is sweating and plastering on a fake smile and asking Allison when he should pick her up for the dance tomorrow. She asks him if he's okay, and he insists that not only is he great, he's just excited for the dance! As friends! Scott and Stiles watch him from around the corner. Stiles assures Scott that he's still going, so he can keep an eye on things. Scott tells him that he still plans to go, too.
Peter appears behind Allison while she's shopping. He tells her that the dress she's holding doesn't suit her skin tone. "Because I'm pale," she says. He corrects her to, "Fair. You can't call skin like yours pale. Not skin that perfect." She laughs and tries to act like it's not totally weird, but then he grabs her hand and compares it to one of the dresses on the rack. She's clearly uncomfortable, but he keeps talking to her, and she doesn't try to stop him. Then an announcement comes over the loudspeaker that Allison's car is being towed and she runs off. Scott was in the Macy's keeping an eye on her. Peter doesn't know where he's hiding, but he tells him that he continues to be impressed with Scott's ingenuity.
Friday night, Scott hurries to get dressed in his borrowed, duct-taped suit. Melissa assures him that no one will notice the tape. When he turns around to check if everything is okay, they notice that the pants are split. Scott freaks, and Melissa order him to take the pants off. As she sews, she asks Scott if his date is coming there, because she needs the car. Scott tells her that he's going stag because there are no other girls besides Allison. She asks him if he really feels that way, and Scott describes how seeing her makes him feel like someone dug a hole in his chest. Melissa assures him that the feeling will go away, but he says he doesn't want it to. She says he has to tell Allison how he feels. "Women love words." She lists the ways he could tell her and advises that he tell her the truth and anything else he wants. Melissa finishes sewing and sends him on his way.
Jackson pulls into a parking lot at the school and takes a shot of vodka before getting out of the car. He offers Allison some, but she doesn't take it. She asks Jackson if he knows if Scott's coming, and he tells her that he knows he's not allowed to because of academic probation. Allison fixes her makeup and tries to steel herself for the evening. Stiles and Lydia pull up in Stiles's Jeep. Just before getting out of the car, Allison spots Scott sneaking along the top of the school looking for a way in. She smiles.
Lydia tells Jackson that he looks handsome, and he replies, "Obviously. It's Hugo Boss." And then saunters off, leaving Lydia with Stiles. "I don't care. I don't want compliments. I will not fall prey to society's desire to turn girls into emotionally insecure neurotics who pull up their dress at the first flattering remark." Stiles just looks at her and says, "Well I think you look beautiful." She smiles, and he offers her his arm.
Inside the dance, Scott watches from the edges of the room. He sees Jackson sharing the vodka with Danny and another guy and spots Finstock on the other side of the room. Scott also briefly spots Peter in the crowd, but he quickly vanishes. Lydia and Stiles are sitting at a table, not really talking. Finally, he sees Allison standing next to Jackson. She asks Jackson if he wants to dance, and he answers by asking if he has to. He gives in and offers her his arm. Jackson brings Allison over to where Stiles and Lydia are and makes a point to start dancing in front of them.
In the background, Finstock asks Greenberg what he's looking at.
Scott hurries over to Allison. "Yes, I would love to dance with you," she tells him.
Drunk, Jackson wanders outside alone. As he approaches some trees, sees a red glow in the darkness that looks like eyes.
As Lydia slow-dances with Stiles, she looks around the room, worried. She tells him she needs to take a little break, but he knows she wants to go find Jackson. He's hurt, but he follows her off the dance floor.
Outside, Jackson is looking for Peter. He falls to the ground and tells him that he wants to be like him, be one of them. But it turns out that there are hunters in the woods instead and the red dots were from their laser scopes. "Unfortunately, Jackson, I don't think I can give you what you want," Chris says, "but I have a feeling you might be able to help me."
Jackson leads Chris back toward the formal and asks him to promise that he won't hurt Scott. "Of course not, he's just a kid." Jackson heads inside as Lydia heads out a different door looking for him.
Scott tells Allison that she wasn't wrong, but she insists that she was saying crazy things. He asks her to let him talk. The slow dance ends and the music shifts. Scott looks apologetic for having raised his voice, so he kisses her instead. "Why did you do that?" she saks. "Because I love you," he replies.
- Our Broken Garden - "Nightsong" Scene: Scott and Stiles in Scott's room
- Hotstreets - "Aim to Lose" Scene: Scott in the locker room with Coach Finstock. He tells Scott he can't come to the dance.
- Parade Of Lights - "Starstruck" Scene: Allison and Lydia Shopping
- Faded Paper Figures - "North by North" Scene: Scott's mom fixes his pants for the dance and gives him some advice
- Art vs. Science - "Sledgehammer" Scene: Allison and Jackson arrive at the dance.
- The Chain Gang of 1974 - "Taste of Heaven" Scene: Allison sees Scott on the roof from the parking lot outside the dance
- Kids of 88 - "Just a Little Bit" Scene: When Scott first enters the school formal.
- Kids of 88 - "Universe" (Free Download) Scene: Coach gets everyone to start dancing again. Allison and Scott dance. Where Scott gets yelled at him for being at the dance.
- She Wants Revenge - "Not Just a Girl" Scene: Stiles and Lydia dancing
- Taxicab Racers - "Show Us Love" Scene: When Scott can't stop looking at Allison while they dance
- Taxicab Racers - "Angel Eyes" Scene: When Scott & Allison Kiss; Also When Stiles Asks Jackson 'Where The Hell Have You Been?'
- Deadmau5 - "Raise Your Weapon" Scene: Allison and Scott Are Alone By The Buses.