“Teen Wolf” is three days away from airing its highly anticipated 20th episode, “Echo House.” And while we can’t wait to see what happens to Stiles when he locks himself away in the mental asylum Eichen House, we’re even more excited to find out what happens in episode 21.
According to the synopsis for “The Fox and the Wolf,” which plays on the name of the Disney flick “The Fox and the Hound,” an important clue is revealed when a story about an internment camp in World War II is told.
On Feb. 19, 1942, two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the internment with Executive Order 9066, which allowed local military commanders to designate “military areas” as “exclusion zones” from which “any or all persons may be excluded.” This power was used to assert that all people of Japanese ancestry would be excluded from the entire Pacific coast during the Second World War. More than 110,000 people of Japanese heritage, including native-born U.S. citizens, who lived on the West Coast were placed in the “war relocation camps” and lost their homes and property.
So what does that have to do with “Teen Wolf”? Well, we have a feeling that a correlation between Japanese mythology and the internment camps will be made in episode 21. We know Stiles is struggling with a Nogitsune, which is a Kitsune and part of Japanese mythology. Basically, there are 13 types of Kitsunes — some good and some very bad. The worst of all is the Nogitsune, which is a mischievous or even malicious fox.
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And judging from episode 21’s title, we think there might be a bit of a showdown between Stiles (fox) and Scott (wolf). Could the story told about WWII give Scott insight on how to defeat the Nogitsune but keep his friend alive? We hope so, because others don’t seem too concerned about Stiles’ life when he has an evil Kitsune crawling under his skin.
“Would you feel any remorse putting Stiles down?” Derek asked Chris during the promo for “Echo House.” “Stiles, yes,” Chris answered. “But not a Nogitsune.”
Fingers crossed Scott gets to his best friend first.
What do you think is going to happen when episode 21 airs? Let us know in the comments section below and don’t forget to tune in to “Teen Wolf” Monday to catch episode 20.