Wolf Pack, Episode 5: A monstrous hunt

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Episode five of Paramount’s Wolf Pack is the strongest to date. An unknown caller leads the new pack to the site of an attack, where Luna (Chloe Rose Robertson), Harlen (Tyler Lawrence Gray), Everett (Armani Jackson) and Blake (Bella Shepard) witness the monster wolf claim another victim. Just as the teenagers are hunting crime scenes, Garrett Briggs (Rodrigo Santoro) and Kristin Ramsey (Sarah Michelle Gellar) are following a trail to an abandoned construction site, where they discover the fire’s point of origin. The antagonists of the season are more present, with Everett, Blake, Luna and Harlan finally coming together as a pack. It is disappointing that it has taken five out of the seven episodes to establish this but seeing them all work together and protect each other instead of bickering did make it for a more enjoyable watch. The narrative change in having the pack finally working together as a team finally has them being a pack and wanting to be part of it. The characters are no longer fighting against the main plot line and it vastly improves the episode. 

Where Harlan and Everett are opposites in many things, the two finally come together and show the audience that once they work together, they can move the plot along and establish a plan of action, something the series has sadly missed. Perhaps a certain gym montage goes on a little too long, but it wouldn’t be a Jeff Davis show without one.

As the teenage wolves investigate the mysterious wolf and try to keep others safe, the adults are hard at work, trying to figure out who caused this devastating fire. Ramsey pairs up with Garrett, and while they are working, it is clear that she is interested in him, possibly more than he is of her, but both are there to do a job. With the monstrous wolf plot finally moving along, so does the case of the arsonist. Perhaps there wasn’t enough source material to fill out seven episodes, which is why it has taken five episodes to progress into the main storyline. When the actors are given the chance for their characters to get along and care about each other in a non-romantic way, it works really well. 

WOLF PACK: Ep# 105 -“Incendiary” — Armani Jackson as Everett Lang, Tyler Gray as Harlan Briggs and Chloe Robertson as Luna Briggs in WOLF PACK streaming on Paramount+ Photo: Curtis Bonds Baker/Paramount+ © 2022 MTVE All Rights Reserved.

The MVC (most valuable character) would have to go to Everett. Now that he is stepping into his own, the character has more agency and furthers the plot along instead of leaving it stagnated as it has been in the past few episodes. Everett may have enhanced physical strength, but like Luna, he proves to be the one who has heart and tries to find an alternative to killing their monster.

WOLF PACK: Ep# 105 -“Incendiary” — Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsy and Rodrigo Santoro as Garrett Briggss in WOLF PACK streaming on Paramount+ Photo: Curtis Bonds Baker/Paramount+ © 2022 MTVE All Rights Reserved.

Overall, this episode felt more coherent, as the two main plots seem to come together, especially at the end with a reveal that, although was a little obvious from the start, fit in well with the series plot. The show would be better without the forced romantic plots, both teenage and adult, but it’s understandable is that is why Davis had assumed people wanted, given his past projects. This episode is more coherent with plots coming together for a revelation at the end of the episode. There are still unnecessary things that take away from the story like forced romantic plots with the teens and adults but that is typical of the creator.


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