Someone splashes gasoline over the outside of a sheriff's department cruiser. Deputy Parrish
wakes up and finds himself tied to the steering wheel while Deputy Haigh
continues to douse the vehicle. Haigh
tells him that he's a good guy but he's worth $5 million. Parrish
pretends that he doesn't know what he's talking about and claims that he only makes $40k a year. Haigh
only makes $36k and throws gas on Parrish
starts to ask if Haigh
has money problems. "You're worth 5 million dead, Parrish
. Sounds like you've got the problem." Parrish
to stop. "Please, you're just going to stand there? You're just going to listen to a fellow deputy burn to death?" Haigh
puts in headphones, and Parrish
struggles harder to get free. Haigh
lights a lighter and tosses it in Parrish
Parrish screams as the car is quickly engulfed.
At the sheriff station
go into Sheriff Stilinski
's office. They explain that it's not just that Lorraine Martin
could still be alive but that she would have had to fake her death. The Sheriff asks what story they have to back up this claim. "She might be helping the Benefactor
," Lydia says. Stiles offers that she might be the Benefactor
. The Sheriff closes the door to his office so they can continue telling their story.
is out in the bull pen contacting the Benefactor
about his payment. The Sheriff leans out his door and asks if anyone's seen Parrish
claims he hasn't seen him.
then comes walking into the station
, naked except for the soot covering his body. Some of his skin looks ravaged or maybe covered in the remnants of burnt clothes, but he's very much alive. Haigh
sees him and starts to draw his gun, but Parrish
shoots a couple of wild shots inside the station
and is stunned that Parrish
The Sheriff comes out with his gun drawn. Parrish
, which causes him to shoot the Sheriff in the shoulder. He keeps punching him until Haigh
is knocked out. On Haigh
's computer the Benefactor
writes: Kill Not Confirmed.
, and Lydia go to Derek's loft
's hands and asks if Haigh
covered him in gasoline. Lydia points out that Parrish
's hair and nails should be gone because those parts are essentially dead. On a Werewolf
, they wouldn't have grown back so quickly. "I was set on fire. All of me should be gone," Parrish
says. "Not if you're like us," Scott points out. Parrish
doesn't know what he means, and Derek doesn't think he's like them. In fact, he doesn't know what Parrish
could be. "But you knew about Jackson
," Scott says. "This is a little out of my experience," Derek replies. He suggests they look in the bestiary
and asks if they've contacted Chris
. Scott would have but he can't find him.
tells them to stop and asks what a bestiary
is. "Actually, that's not even my first question. Just, just tell me one thing. Are all of you like Lydia? Are you all psychic?" Derek is amused, and Scott tells Parrish
that's not exactly it. "Okay, then what are you?" Parrish
asks. Scott and Derek exchange a look, and Scott has to give the werewolf
Sheriff Stillinski and Stiles are at the hospital, where the Sheriff is filling out paperwork before his surgery. The doctor explains that they have him scheduled for surgery first thing in the morning. The Sheriff asks about the parts of the hospital stay not covered by insurance. He asks if those are expensive parts, but the doc says that's between him and his insurance company. As he leaves, the doctor tells him that he'll start feeling the morphine in a minute.
Stiles gnaws on his thumbnail, and his dad yells at him for it. He tries to assure Stiles that they're not in dire straits. Stiles replies that he knows about the bills. "I know about the collectors calling about Eichen House
. I know about the advance from the department. About the credit cards." The Sheriff asks Stiles if he's going through his stuff, and Stiles readily admits that he is. "Especially when you keep things from me." "I keep things from you because you don't need to know everything." "Yes I do. I have to know everything. How the hell else am I supposed to take care of you?" "You're not supposed to take care of me! I'm the dad. You're the son. You get it? Dad. Son. I take care of you!" Upset, Stiles takes a seat and looks at his father. "We're supposed to take care of each other."
The Sheriff tries again to assure Stiles that they will be all right, but he admits that he doesn't know that for sure. The morphine kicks in and he starts getting loopy.
In Derek's loft
, they've explain some things to Parrish. He asks what a kanima
is again, but Scott skips over that and tells him that the important thing to know is that everyone with some supernatural ability is on the deadpool
. "But I don't even know what I am," Parrish
complains. "I'm pretty sure they don't care," Derek replies. Parrish
asks how many people are after them, and Lydia says they've lost count. Scott wonders if it's even just professional who are after them now. Parrish
doesn't think Haigh
has ever tried anything like this before. They realize that if Haigh
had the deadpool
then the number of people who could be trying to kill them just went up to basically everyone.
is in his room unable to sleep when his printer suddenly starts printing. It's spitting out updated copies of the deadpool
, with those who are dead crossed out. Liam tries to get his printer to stop and ends up having to unplug it.
Lydia explains to everyone at the loft
was only at the lake house
once but once was enough. Derek asks how her grandmother
knew her. "She didn't. She found her because of another woman named Maddy
. The woman she loved." Lydia shows Scott a picture of young Lorraine
. She says she never met Maddy
but she saw her name everywhere. There were plaques and trophies in the lake house
from all the regattas Maddy
's yacht racing team had won.
asks how Maddy
died, and Lydia replies that how isn't the story, it's what happened right before. Lorraine
used to work in San Francisco for IBM. She was in on a weekend catching up on work when she started hearing a sound. It sounded like rain, but all she saw out the windows was blue sky. The sound of rain and thunder kept getting louder. Finally, she screamed. "Like a banshee
," Derek says. Lydia continues that Lorraine
who was planning on taking one of the boats out on the lake, but Maddy
said the sun was shining there, too. Lorraine
didn't tell her about what she'd heard.
There was accident, and it took them four days to find Maddy
's body. It took decades to figure out how Lorraine
knew. She brought in parapsychologists who set up the white room. Nothing worked, so she tried more occult things like psychics, tarot, but all of those were failures, too. But then they found Meredith
at Eichen House
, a fragile girl who didn't understand the things she heard.
They brought Meredith to the study with the record player and almost killed her. "She was hospitalized for over a year. She never really recovered. My grandmother drove her insane. And I drove her to suicide."
Lydia then unfolds the note Lorraine
left for her and admits that her grandmother created the code for the deadpool
. Scott asks if Lorraine
left a cipher key, and Lydia shakes her head. Parrish
leaves Derek's loft
and stares at his hands before driving away.
Lydia heads to Stiles's house, where he puts Lorraine, Maddy, and the new code up on the case board.
Scott wanders over to Derek's bed and sees a pistol sitting on top of his jacket. "Careful with that," Derek tells him. "I thought you didn't like guns," Scott replies. Derek takes the gun back, and Scott asks him about his eyes
. "My eyes
, my strength, the healing
..." Scott is stunned to find out that they're all gone. Derek says that whatever Kate
did to him is still happening. Scott tells him that his name was the third cipher key
, and if the deadpool
was made by a banshee
and the two other names are people who are dead, "It could mean that you're in danger." Derek doesn't even look surprised. "Scott, banshees
don't predict danger. They predict death."
The next morning as Scott is leaving for school he notices the bag under his bed is pulled out and the corner zipper is open. He suspects that someone has taken some money and dumps it all out to count it. All the money is there. Satisfied, Scott puts the bag back under his bed.
, Liam is having difficulty. He's nervous and keeps seeing people like they're moving in slow motion. Mason Hewitt
asks him if he's going to the bonfire, which is a Cyclones
tradition, but Liam doesn't want to go. Mason Hewitt
insists that they're going to find Liam a nice girl that he can embarrass himself in front of and find him a lacrosse player. Liam thinks he sees a berserker
in the hallway and tries to block it out. He eventually agrees to go to the bonfire just to get away.
Meanwhile, Stiles and Lydia are in Stiles's room
trying to figure out the cipher. Stiles suggests trying Maddy
, which Lydia thinks is far too obvious. Then they try Lydia, Natalie. None of them work. "You have any beloved family pets?" Stiles asks.
tells the team that he's aware that the bonfire is a big deal for all of them and that it gets out of hand with all the alcohol. The team cheers, and Scott notices that Liam isn't cheering. Coach continues that while he can't stop them from getting drunk, Scott will be there to keep an eye on them and narc on them. He orders them all back to class.
Scott follows Liam.
Stiles points out that the ashes were left for her and the code was left for her. "You're supposed to be able to figure this out." Stiles's printer beeps again that it's out of paper and he can't take it, so he shoves some paper in. It immediately starts printing. Stiles realizes that it's supposed to be about Lydia but their password guesses so far have been about Lorraine
. He thinks they need to guess something that's about Lydia. "What do you remember doing with your grandmother
Lydia says, "We read." "Okay, what did you read?" "The Little Mermaid.
" Stiles stares. "You read that movie?" "It was a book first. Hans Christian Andersen." Stiles suggests typing in the title of the book, but that doesn't work. Lydia doesn't understand because they read that book every night. She got so obsessed that for three months she wouldn't respond to anything but Ariel. Lydia realizes that her grandmother thought that was adorable so she tries Ariel as the key.
The list opens.
Scott finds Liam sitting on the steps messing with his lacrosse stick and asks him if he's okay. Liam tells him about his printer acting crazy and then shows Scott what it was printing. Just then they hear Coach shouting and find him staring at his printer as it spits out the deadpool
Stiles asks Lydia if she recognizes any of the names on the list, but Lydia only knows her grandmother. Stiles finally checks on what his printer is doing and tells Lydia that they need to call Scott.
Scott looks at the list that Liam gave him and notices that Derek isn't on the list anymore. "And I'm not worth 3 million," Liam says. "It's 18 now."
Stiles and Lydia go to the sheriff station
with the new list of names. Parrish
tells them that it's not another deadpool
. It's a list of the already dead. They all died within the last 10 years. They were all suicides. And they all died at Eichen House
Back at the school
, someone sets an armature of a cyclone on fire, and the party starts. There's music, and everyone dances. Deputies move around the crowd as security, although apparently they can't spot teenagers drinking, and Scott walks around keeping an eye on everyone. He spots Malia
drinking from a flask and goes to talk to her. He asks what she's doing. "Getting drunk." She asks what he's doing. "Trying to make sure no one gets hurt." "That sounds fun, too." Scott then tells Malia that they can't get drunk because their healing
gets in the way. Malia suggests Scott tell Liam that.
Liam is pouring alcohol into his soda bottle.
At the station, Stiles points out that they can't just go to Eichen House and check out the files. They need a warrant. Lydia insists that they have to get a look because her grandmother left her the list for a reason. She asks if there's anyone there who'd be willing to help them. Stiles doesn't think so but he thinks someone would take a bribe.
watches skeptically as Liam puts more alcohol into his drink. Liam eyes him and then asks whether he's going to tell him to slow down. On the contrary, Mason Hewitt
was going to tell him to keep drinking so he'll get drunk enough to tell him the truth about what's really been going on. Mason Hewitt
says he isn't asking because he wants to know, he's asking because he wants to help. Liam looks over at Scott and Malia and then declares that he's going to get another drink. He drops his bottle on the ground and stumbles a little and claims he's getting drunk.
Stiles and Lydia are in Eichen House
's office. Brunski
wants $1k to open up the file room. Stiles thinks he's out of his mind. "When you get the keys, you make the price." Stiles asks if he thinks they have that kind of money. "I know you don't. If you did, Daddy Sheriff would've paid the bill by now. That's why I'm talking to her." He looks at Lydia, and she rolls her eyes as she opens her purse and offers $500.
After she drops the money, Brunski
turns around and flips over a mix tape in tape deck. Lydia and Stiles give each other significant looks, but they follow him to the file room anyway.
Scott tries to talk to Malia. She's not particularly interested. He says they didn't tell her about Peter
to protect her, but she gets that. "That's what Peter said you would say. And guess what he said next? That you were right." Scott looks confused and admits that it makes him wonder what Peter wants. "Malia, we need to stay together. You, me, Stiles..." "I don't want to talk about Stiles." She tells him again that she just wants to dance and get drunk. She stumbles, and Scott catches her, looking concerned because she does seem to be acting drunk. He looks at Liam and finds him stumbling and falling down, too.
Once Stiles and Lydia are inside the records room, Brunski
closes the door. Stiles asks Lydia for the list of names and then asks why she wrote his name on it. Brunski
is suddenly next to them. "It was the tapes, wasn't it?" He then tasers
Stiles and Lydia.
At the sheriff station
is in an interrogation room handcuffed to a chair. Braeden
comes in and identifies herself as a US Marshal working with the department. Haigh
asks her how she got her scars, and she answers truthfully. "A werewolf
. How'd you break your nose?" He starts to question her and she punches him in the face.
Malia is having a hard time standing up, so Scott asks her what's in the flask. It's just vodka. Scott notices a deputy watching them and tells Malia to stay on her feet and keep moving. He slings her arm over his shoulder and brings her over to Liam and Mason.
looks through the records of the dead people from Lydia's list and notices that all the suicides also had the same person delivering them to the morgue: Brunski
In the records room, Lydia screams for help while Stiles struggles. "Lydia, there's a lot of people screaming for help in a place like this. I don't think anyone's listening." Lydia asks for better ideas because all the suicides were murders. Lorraine
predicted her own death. The door opens, and Brunski
comes in. He says they weren't murders. "I am not some serial killer like Ted Bundy going around cutting up college girls." "Nah, you're just an angel of death." Brunski
gets in Stiles's face and says that there are people in Eichen House
who don't just need treatment they need release.
He insists that he helped them. And now he wants Lydia's help because there was something about Lorraine's death that always bothered him. He has a tape of her death and puts it in a player.
At the bonfire, Scott brings Malia a bottle of water, thinking she is really drunk somehow. He asks Mason how much Liam has had to drink. "Not enough to get him like this," Mason Hewitt
replies. Scott realizes that something is wrong and they need to get them out of there, but just as he says it he starts to feel the same effects. Mason Hewitt
asks him how much he drank. "Nothing. Not even a sip." He hears something in the thumping of the music and realizes that it's soundwaves that are making them ill.
plays the tape. There are the sounds of him walking into the room and then telling Lorraine
that everything will be all right. Stiles starts to struggle and tells Lydia to look at him. "Just focus on my voice, all right? You don't listen to it. Block it out." Stiles gets angry and shouts at Brunski
to turn the tape off. Brunski
punches him in the face, knocking him over.
grabs Lydia's face and orders her to listen because he needs her help. "This is the part I never understood." "Please don't hurt her," Lorraine says. "Don't hurt who?" Brunski
asks on the tape. "Ariel," Lorraine
replies. They hear Lorraine
stop breathing, and both Stiles and Lydia are in tears.
Scott tells Mason Hewitt
that he has to turn off the music. Mason Hewitt
doesn't understand why, but he nods when Scott tells him to keep his eye on Malia and Liam. Scott starts pushing his way through the crowd, but as he gets closer, the DJ turns up the part of the sound that makes him sick. Scott collapses, and two deputies pick him up. Other deputies grab Malia and Liam. Mason Hewitt
tries to stop them, but they declare that his friends are overly intoxicated. Mason offers to go with them, but the deputy shoves him down. The deputies dump the three weres in a heap in the hallway, and the ringleader dumps gasoline on them. "Haigh
says we gotta burn you."
Lydia stares down Brunski and refuses to tell him what Ariel means. When it's clear he isn't going to get an answer, he gets some drugs down off a shelf and explains how they get a lot of teenagers trying to break into their drug cabinets. "Most of the time they don't succeed. But you two look pretty clever to me." He gets out a syringe and some drugs. Stiles and Lydia start to struggle again.
Mason stares at the DJ and decides to follow through with Scott's plan. He finds where the audio equipment is plugged in.
Scott splutters, and the deputy comes close with a lighter in his hand.
pulls the power on the music. Scott quickly regains himself enough to close the lighter and break the deputy's hand. Braeden
and Derek show up and fight with the rest of the deputies, easily beating them. Braeden
breaks the ringleader's neck. Scott looks at Derek. "What happened to the gun?" Derek makes a face at him. "You're covered in gasoline." Derek helps Scott up and pats him on the shoulder.
finishes drawing the drugs and Stiles that even though he doesn't have any talents like Lydia, he knew they were going to get to do this again. Brunski
looks like he's going for Stiles, but he goes for Lydia instead. He gets the needle into her neck when Parrish
appears with his gun drawn and tells him to drop it. "Young deputy. You're just a kid. I bet you've never even fired a--" Parrish
shoots him, then undoes the cuffs on Lydia. She tells Parrish
killed her grandmother
"He was controlling Meredith
," Lydia says. Lydia frees Stiles, who adds that Brunski
to create the deadpool
coughs up blood and laughs. "You think it was me? That I was controlling her? Idiots... She was controlling me." Then he dies.
Lydia realizes something that makes her believe him, and as she declares that Brunski
really isn't the Benefactor
walks into the room still very much alive. "And...he wasn't on my list. But he was a bad person."