Season 2, Episode 3
Bitten keeps up the pace of the previous two episodes as it explores the story of the witches in this episode entitled Hell’s Teeth.
The episode opens with the young witch Paige telling an even younger witch, Savannah how it’s going to be. Basically Savannah is grounded and she’s not happy. Savannah is played by Kiara Glasco, last seen by me playing another bratty kid, Ginger Danvers in the season 3 Haven episode, Burned.
Suddenly the place shakes and a strange man appears at the kitchen table and tells Savannah not to be afraid. His name is Alistair and he tells her the coven doesn’t care about her. He tells her she will the be the strongest witch when she comes into her powers. When that happens she can show the others that they shouldn’t have taken her for granted.
Being a typical rebellious teen Savannah is pretty full of her own self importance and buys into the crap Alistair is selling. He gives her a sweet that is laced with something and when she eats it we see something creep under her skin. Savannah appears to be enchanted because when Alistair says, “I am the lock” she says “I am the key” and they both vanish.
Whilst this is all happening Paige is trapped in some kind of magical bubble. To Savannah Paige appears frozen but in reality Paige sees everything but can’t move to do anything.
Back at Stonehaven the pack are trying to find Malcolm and they presume the witches took him. They are concerned that the council will come and take Jeremy’s seat if they don’t hand Malcolm over. Jeremy tells them that killing Rodrigo can be construed as a declaration of war so they better clean up and get rid of the body.
Ruth and Paige show up and admit to taking Malcolm. They tell the pack they want to trade him for Savannah. They intend to use Malcolm as bait to lure the demon named Alistair. They explain that a werewolf that was taken from the compound in Rochester gave Alistair Malcolm’s name (that would Nate from episode 1 who got into an argument with an electric forcefield. ). So this means Alistair also has Rachel but theses guys don’t know that yet. The witches agree to return Malcolm once they have Savannah. There really isn’t much the pack can do at this point but agree to help the witches.
As if the pack doesn’t have enough problems, Eduardo from the Spanish pack shows up looking for Rodrigo. He’s a pushy little prick who quite rightly assumes that Jeremy knows where Rodrigo is. Elena and Clay rush to dispose of Rodrigo’s body whilst Eduardo insists Jeremy show him around the house. Jeremy lets him search. In the cellar they smell bleach, which Eleanor explains away as her cleaning up after the mutt attack.
When Clay and Elena are out in the woods cutting up Rodrigo’s body, Clay has a vision of his mother covered in blood. He tells Elena that whilst he was visiting his family home back in episode 2, he found out he wasn’t abandoned by his parents as he originally thought. Malcolm murdered his mum. They both vow to kill Malcolm.
Unbeknownst to Alistair Savannah is magically in contact with her sister witches, kind of like a witch Skype call or witchy Facetime as Nick puts it. Through this link Savannah is able to lay a trap for Alistair. She tells him she had a vision of a werewolf named Malcolm in a barn. I think Alistair was suspicious of this vision but he went along for the ride.
During one of their witchy Skype calls Savannah confirms that Alistair got the message and she also mentions a woman from Rochester who is pregnant. Logan gets excited and stupidly shakes Paige and asks for more information. Paige goes into a seizure and Ruth has to bring her out of it. Way to rock the boat Logan.
A third witch, Bridget has Malcolm and is taking him to the barn. He doesn’t know that she is a witch and assumes she just picked him up when he ran from Stonehaven. Bridget doesn’t seem as disgusted about werewolves as her sister witches as she rubs herself up on Malcolm. She thinks he is ‘quite the specimen’. Down girl.
Finally at the barn, the uncomfortable alliance of witches and werewolves scope out the area to set traps for Alistair. Malcolm asks the pack to kill him rather then let him face whatever is coming.
Malcolm is laid out as bait trapped in a chair by a spell that Bridget has cast. They wait for hours and when Alistair finally shows up its as though he knows it’s a trap for him. He kills Bridget to break the spell holding Malcolm and casts a spell that affects the pack and prevents them from attacking him. He also has backup as couple of vans pull up with his tattooed goons who attack the pack.
Ruth confronts Alistair. She wants to know who he is and why he’s doing these things. He tells her they will know soon enough. At this point I’m yelling “can you just give us a hint!.”
Whilst the rest of the pack fight of the tattooed goons Elena goes after Malcolm who tried to make a run for it after Alistair freed him. They fight and it seems like Elena is no match for him. As he’s strangling her, she digs her claws into his neck, putting him out of his evil misery. Alistair witnesses this and decides Malcolm wasn’t the strongest werewolf after all.
He captures Elena deciding that she is the key to bringing about the great undoing. Whilst the goons are collecting the bodies of their buddies Logan sees a chance to hitch a ride in one of the vans and hides under some bodies.
Witches don’t know best
So that plan didn’t work out very well did it? The pack have proof of Malcolm’s death which will keep the Alpha Council off their backs but they’ve lost Elena and Logan. The witches aren’t’ any closer to rescuing Savannah.
Even the fact that they managed to capture one of the tattooed goons doesn’t’ work out as she’d rather kill herself than spill Malcolm’s secrets. She kept going on about ‘the key that unlocks us into the great undoing’, whatever that means. I can’t wait to find out to be honest.
The witches made out that they knew want they were facing but in reality they didn’t have clue one. The moral of the episode is, never trust a witch with a plan.